I have started to familiarise myself with the Property Like Pro Academy and have been absolutely blown away by the content and features. There are so many courses, mentorships and masterminds out there which cost an absolute fortune and yet do not provide anywhere near this level of detail or content.
Thank you Mike for providing this Academy, its a breath of fresh air!
Introducing the Property Like a Pro Academy...
We are an exclusive online community of property developers who have access to first class property development courses, lessons, tools, one-to-one coaching and a private forum. Our members range from complete new beginners all the way through to seasoned pro’s.
The community was founded by Mike Johansson, who has an enviable track record in the property development industry and has created one of the best development resources online, Property Like a Pro.
Be part of this exciting community and register your interest today…
It doesn’t matter where you are in your property development career there is something here for you. Whether you are a complete beginner looking for a community to learn and grow from, or already on your journey needing some expert guidance, you’ll find it here.
For me personally, I already had education and a business partner with a plan but since joining the Property Like a Pro Academy I have gained so much more knowledge, skills and above all a network of dedicated likeminded people, who I now consider friends and colleagues.
We share ideas, swap progress on developments we are working on and grow as a community. Thanks for creating Property Like a Pro community Mike, so much value and well worth being a member.
What makes the Academy different from other property training..?
Online & Open 24/7
Learn at your own pace
tailor made solutions
one to one coaching
No travel costs
What will you learn inside the Academy..?
Your development business...
Planning for long term success...
The vital members of your project team...
Identify and understand who the essential members of your wider team professional team are. Their roles, responsibilities and how they can significantly help push your business forward.
Finding profitable & viable sites...
Detailed due diligence...
Funding & how to attract investors...
Planning & Design...
Understand what goes into the design process to maximise value from a site and secure successful planning permissions. A huge area to tackle and one which developers spend a long time mastering.
Endless learning opportunities...
The above is only a very small flavour of the learning opportunities inside the Academy to wet the appetite. With an ever growing library of courses, access to a passionate community and one-to-one coaching, the opportunities are truly endless.
After spending a few days working with the material, I have increased my property development knowledge exponentially. Following an 8 step development process, with course video’s, 1 to 1 coaching, a members forum and other tools and learning resources, the academy provides the skills and knowledge a developer requires to de-risk a development and set it up for success.
All Academy members get instant access to:
Completely unique 1-2-1 online coaching with Property Like a Pro founder, Mike Johansson. Delivered within a private area of the forums, coaching is available 24/7 when you need it. This is much more than just a property development course.
The Developer's Roadmap
The innovative property development Roadmap breaks down the entire property development process into logical and sequential steps, from setting up your company, to exiting your development, based on the 8 steps of development.
Academy Courses & Lessons
An ever growing library of property development courses provided in video format focusing on the core areas of property development. Each course split into short 2-20 minute lessons to allow digestible content and powerful learning.
Private Online Community
Surround yourself with passionate, enthusiastic and motivational people in the exclusive community. Members have access to an active and private forum where there is no selling, no noise and pure property development discussion.
Tools, Resources & Download
A library of industry standard tools, downloads and resources available exclusively to the Academy members. Think powerful templates, checklists and excel spreadsheets. All to benefit the members property career from day 1.
Detailed Development Appraisal
Included in the membership is lifetime access to the incredibly powerful detailed cash flow development appraisal, purpose built in excel. This is built using industry standard techniques used by the top developers in the UK. Take control of your numbers with the best appraisal on the market.
Hi Mike, I just wanted to say that thanks to you for your foresight and willingness to share with me in the Academy. I have now secured two development sites and will be commencing work on these this summer, along with the HMO renovations ticking along in the background.
Before joining the Academy, this wasn’t even on my radar and property development was a dream; now brought into a reality. So I thank you very much for that
Who are the Experienced Academy Team..?
Academy Team's First Class Combined Experience:
The Property Like a Pro Academy is without doubt the best value for money course I have taken part in. The content within the courses is detailed, informative and easy to work through at your own pace. On top of all that the community of developers within the forum is second to none, with an incredible amount of information being shared. This has undoubtedly accelerated my learning, pushed me onwards and upwards in my property development career.
I am an aspiring property developer and found the content within the Property Like a Pro Academy so far to be excellent. I’ve been a member of similar communities before (non-property development related) and I know that the private community forum will become the most valuable aspect of the academy for me. Mike has created a great resource and I look forward to being a part of the community for a long time.
Not sure if the Academy is for you..?
The Property Like a Pro Academy is NOT for everyone, and truth be told we’d prefer to help you figure out if it’s not right for you before you join rather than waste your time. So, let’s cut to the chase…
Who is the Academy FOR..?
Who is the Academy NOT for..?
It may seem strange that we are trying to talk you out of becoming a member, but if you are not the right fit for the Academy, then no-one will benefit. Mike and the team only want to work with dedicated property developers who want to achieve results and are committed to doing so. If this sounds like the place for you, then the Academy will be a hugely rewarding and exciting community to be a part of.
Today I managed to secure equity funding of £250,000 from a private investor. This is all down to my new-found confidence from the work I have already completed within the Property Like a Pro Academy!
As I progress through the content in the Property Like a Pro Academy, the information provided is helping me plan my property development business in such professional way. My confidence in my business success is growing by the day.
I learned more in the first 10 days than I have in any other academy/forum I’ve subscribed to. Mike is a wealth of knowledge and very responsive to questions. The academy is stocked full of good material and tools, some of which I am already using on my projects. This is the place where those interested in property development should meet, learn and share knowledge.
For anyone wishing to get into property developing, whether experienced or not the Property Like a Pro Academy is the place to be. The information and resources provided will help you make a success of your property developing business.
How to Join the Academy..?
To join the Property Like a Pro Academy, please enter your email address below to start the application process.
Membership is restricted to control the quality of the Academy and to ensure that membership is correct for both yourself and the other members.
We look forward to hearing from you, and if you have any questions, either enter your email below or use the contact form in the FAQ section
Frequently Asked Questions...
If you are thinking about getting into property development then you’ve already taken the first positive step by finding the Academy. Next you need somewhere to learn the core fundamentals of property development and get answers for all of your questions. You need support, community, coaching and most of all… accountability!
The Academy is that place… you will love it in here… Mike is personally coaching developers with a wide range of previous experience, some who are just starting out.
The core focus within the Academy will always be on delivering high value to the current members. With this in mind, we have introduced a waiting list to control the number of new members joining.
This allows Mike and the community to be ready for new members to join, which in turn provides the best possible joining experience for you, the new member, and the community.
Membership will open again shortly, so make sure you have signed up to the waiting list above and you will be first on the list when the doors open.
The One-to-One Coaching is truly a game changer for property development training and is completely unique to the Property Like a Pro Academy. As a member, you have direct access to Mike Johansson, proven property developer, seven days a week throughout the entire time you are a member.
Where else can you have direct access to someone like Mike, with all his experience, whenever you need it..?
Members have a dedicated and exclusive section of the Academy forum where you and Mike can discuss your property development career in complete privacy. The coaching is delivered in text/message based format within a forum setting meaning that the discussions are well structured, logical and documented for future reference.
By providing this feature in the forums, members can get the help they need when they need it… they know that they have someone with incredible experience on hand as part of their wider support network… and… the costs can be kept to a seriously low level as there are no expensive in-person workshops, office rents, room hire or travel costs involved.
So how can you use the One-to-One Coaching..?
Its there for you to use for whatever you need..! Its as simple as that… when you need help, Mike is there to offer the advice and support needed.
Here are a few examples of how Mike is currently working with members on a one-to-one basis:
- Help with setting up your company
- Comments, feedback and suggestions on business plans
- Putting in place strategies for finding off-market sites
- Help drafting powerful offer letters for site acquisitions
- Discussing funding options and how to find investors
- Detailed comments and feedback on development appraisals
- Second pair of eyes on the due diligence process for a site purchase
- Exploring strategies and tactics for securing the best planning permission for a site
- Sensitivity analysis for your exit options
- Brainstorming design ideas for a site
The list can go on and on… but you can see that the input Mike has can be critical to the specific stage of a development project or the development career which you are at.
The One-to-One coaching is an amazing feature and its a place for you to be pro-active, take action and push you career forward with the help of someone seriously experienced helping you on your way, and making sure that key risks are managed correctly.
The library of courses and lessons inside the Academy are continually growing and fresh content is regularly released into the Academy. During your membership, there will always be new content for you to learn at your own pace.
All the courses and lessons are delivered in short video format, lasting between 2mins and 25mins in length, designed to maximise learning by breaking down complicated topics into manageable bitesized lessons.
Below is a selection of courses & lesson currently inside the Academy:
- The Property Development Process – The 8 key steps
- Property Development Business Plan
- Property Development Business Plan – Sample walk-through
- Health & Safety
- Site Finding – Traditional Methods
- Site Finding – Off-market
- Development Floor Areas
- Generating Development Quantum
- How to Value any Development Site
- Development Appraisals – The Theory
- Development Appraisals – The Initial Appraisal
- Development Appraisals – Detailed Cash Flow
- Development Appraisals – The Challenge
- Commercial Valuation
- Site Purchase Structures
- Attracting Investors – The Investment Report
- Development Funding (Coming soon)
Members have the additional benefit of being able to request specific training, courses or lessons to be prepared meaning members can really tailor make their own experience inside the Academy.
All the courses and lessons are supported by downloads, tools and a specific discussion area within the forums where support from the Academy expert team is available.
The Academy is supported by a library of industry standard tools and resources which are available for all members to download and have lifetime use. These tools are those which are used by the top UK developers and the team at the Academy are continually adding more tools into the resources.
To add even more value to this section of the Academy, many of the tools and resources are directly linked to the courses and lessons, so there are detailed step-by-step walk-throughs of how to use the tools and how they fit into the development armoury.
A selection of the tools and resources available for all members are:
- Property Development Process PDF
- Business Plan – Template
- Business Plan – Sample ‘Real Life’ Plan
- Pre-purchase Due Diligence Checklist
- Sample Investment Report
- Offer Letter Template
- Off-market Letter Template
- Development Appraisal – The Initial Appraisal (Excel)
- Development Appraisal – Detailed Cash Flow (Excel)
- Site Density Calculator
- Site Option Risk Chart
- HSE Health & Safety documents
- RIBA plan of works
- RICS documents and guidance notes
Members are using these tools and resources from Day 1 of their membership with huge success taking their property development armoury and knowledge to the next level almost instantly.
The Roadmap is yet another completely unique feature which is exclusive to the Property Like a Pro Academy. It takes the complicated and difficult property development process and breaks it down into key sections providing a step-by-step walk-through of the entire process.
Tackling the key areas, steps and requirements of a property developer in a concise, logical and clear method, the Roadmap is proving to be a seriously powerful tool for our members.
The Roadmap is split into the following main sections:
- The Beginning (introduction and contents)
- Your Development Company
- Site Finding
- Development Appraisals
- Detailed Due Diligence
- The Deal
- Planning & Permissions
- The Exit
Each of the above main areas is split into modules. Each module will have text commentary and actions which members are required to take, such as completing a specific course, or referring to a certain resource. Once the member has completed the action list for the module they can move onto the next one.
A real step-by-step walkthrough of the property development process which you can complete in your own time, at your own pace, but knowing you have the entire community supporting you when needed.
The Academy is purely for property developers. We pride ourselves on creating a community for property developers to progress creating profitable development businesses, without having any noise and distractions from other sources.
We are not a market place for property agents to connect with developers, however, if you have any sites which you want to sell or advertise, please get in touch and Mike will selectively provide these opportunities to the community.
The PLP Academy is different… and by different, this means good. The format is completely online, so you have access to the Academy when you want to, and you can learn at your own pace. The community is always on hand and creating excellent discussions every single day. The one-to-one coaching is provided within a private section of the forums and the advice is clear, succinct and available to review over and over again.
We are so confident about the quality of the Academy and the value it brings that we have a 30-day money back guarantee in place. If for whatever reason you are not fully satisfied with the Academy, you can have a full refund within 30 days, no questions asked.
The format and concept is new, refreshing and taking property training to the level it should be at, and most importantly, providing you with access to an industry expert when you need it.
Mike has founded the Academy to provide an online platform for aspiring and experienced developer to connect, learn and progress our businesses. The Academy is built on real experience and methods used by the top developers in the UK, where Mike has built his career.
Mike’s career highlights include:
- Studied at the University of Reading on the leading real estate course in the UK
- Worked at St George (part of the mighty Berkeley Group), the most profitable national house builder, as a Land Buyer and Land Manager.
- Qualified as a Chartered Surveyor
- Worked as a Development Manager on one of the largest regeneration sites in Europe, Greenwich Peninsula, where Mike delivered residential, office, hotel and leisure projects.
- Has acquired well over £200m worth of sites, including office buildings, retail and pure residential development sites.
- Setup his own company securing investment and backing from high net worth individuals and UK family offices.
- Currently has a development portfolio of over £500m in GDV, with sites in London and abroad.
- Setup Property Like a Pro and the Academy to help other property developers succeed in this fantastic Industry and share his wealth of experience
Mike has a huge range of experience and an incredible knowledge which members of the Academy are all benefitting from. Where else can you have direct access and one-to-one coaching with someone like Mike, a proven and experienced developer operating at the highest level?
The best way to get in contact is via email. Please submit your questions in the contact form below. Mike personally responds to all emails. Please note that the Academy is entirely an online platform, therefore, Mike and the team cannot offer any phone support. All communication before becoming is via email only.