Lecture with Love
A day with the
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY FUND
On Tuesday (16 March 2021), I had the most amazing opportunity to present to the enthusiastic students of the EDPF.
These are not students who happen to be at university because they didn't know what else to do after school. These are students who have actually identified real estate as their path in life and are enthusiastic about everything related to property investment and property development.
The EDPF provides a transformational opportunity for its students. Each student receives a tablet with all the course material and additional features pre-loaded. They don't refer to their students as "students" but as "entrepreneurs". Although it is a three-year academic program, during the 3rd year, the entrepreneur will focus on “Making the business operational” and securing their first deal. The ultimate goal is to ensure each entrepreneur leaves the programme with their very first TITLE DEED, so as to ensure that they make their vision of “Changing the LANDscape of property ownership patterns in SA” a reality.
I have the pleasure of presenting the following lectures:
MODULE 1 : BASIC LEGAL CONCEPTS
MODULE 2 : PROPERTY CONVERSION
MODULE 3 : TRANSFERS
MODULE 4 : PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
MODULE 5 : ESTATE PLANNING & TAX
MODULE 6 : CONSTRUCTING A GOOD TEAM
On Tuesday, I started with Modules 1 & 2. A number of the "students" have already embarked upon their real estate journeys and have the experience to actively participate and stimulate debate. I encourage students to ask questions throughout the 5 hours (9am to 2pm) and this often takes us way beyond the confines of the curriculum and into the nitty gritty of the real world.
The tea and lunch breaks provided an avalanche of questions, experiences and insights. It was truly enriching and I look forward to the remainder of the Modules later in the year.
The feedback that I received on LinkedIn (follow Link) and elsewhere has been extremely positive, so hopefully I will continue with these interactions for some time because it truly was a "Lecture with Love".
A massive shout-out to Nigel Adriaanse, the CEO of EDPF and to Iris for the best mince vetkoeks that I've ever had.