How to Buy and Develop Small Sites – tickets now on sale (video)


Wedlake Bell
71 Queen Victoria St,
London EC4V 4AY

Following the success of our first masterclass series on how to become an independent developer, our next course with Rare Space is now open for booking. All pre-registrations received before May 31st will be offered a special early bird price.

Comprising four classes of approximately two hours each, the course is taught by Gus Zogolovitch and will focus on the mix of skills needed to develop small sites from establishing the viability of a project to the art of negotiation.

We will cover how to do a development appraisal; how to identify appropriate land; types of land; debt and equity; how to buy; approaching owners; types of purchase; covenants and costs; types of finance; typical terms; the art of negotiation; what funders want to see; investment memorandum; planning alarm bells and hiring experts to help you.

Each class has a hands-on session featuring a live project when participants will be working in groups of four to five.

The dates are:

Development Appraisal- June 18th, 5pm-7.30pm

Finding Land –  June 26th, 5pm-7.30pm

Raising Finance – July 9th, 5pm-7.30pm

Doing the Deal – July 16th. 5pm-7.30pm

Classes will be held at Wedlake Bell’s offices in the City of London. The ticket price covers all four classes which can be shared between colleagues in the same practice or office but are not available to buy individually.



Gus Zogolovitch has launched a series of companies to help change new build in the UK including Unboxed Homes that helps people source off-market opportunities for housing or land, finding finance and empowering people to build their own homes. We will have other experts to contribute to the classes on Finding Land and Raising Finance.