Property Development Course, Community and One-to-One Coaching

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!

Matt Farebrother
Director, FarebrotherKeech

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.

Kris Watson
Director, Wharf Property Investments

What makes the Academy different from other property training..?

Online & Open 24/7

The Academy is purely an online platform meaning it is open 365 days of the year with the experienced Academy team inside the forums daily helping members.

Learn at your own pace

Structured learning with everything you need in one place. Pause, save and re-watch courses and lessons critical to your business as many time as you want.

your schedule

Work around your schedule and your commitments, whether this is part time around your job, family or friends. Take control of your development career.

tailor made solutions

Together inside the Academy we can solve YOUR problems, tackle YOUR issues and push YOUR business forward when you need to.

one to one coaching

Nowhere else will you be able to get private and direct one-to-one access to the wealth of experience and talent of the Academy team.

Continued support

The Academy provides the support you need, and when you need it both through the Academy team and the active and passionate private community.

No travel costs

No expensive hotels, train fares, petrol stops or wasted time travelling. All delivered in one fantastic online platform accessed from your own home.

Membership fees

As an online platform costs can be kept down with an ANNUAL membership to the Academy being less than most all-day or weekend workshops.

What will you learn inside the Academy..?

Your development business...

Learn how to correctly set up your business as a property developer, including how to trade, the mechanics of a limited company, the key people in your expert team and the importance of health & safety.

Planning for long term success...

We focus on teaching how to put in place a solid and robust business plan for your company. A plan which will tackle key risks, highlight the profitable opportunities and attract sophisticated investors for your business.

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...

Site finding is a key skill for every property developer. Inside the Academy we place a large emphasise on how to find viable and profitable sites for your business, both on-market and 'true' off-market sites.

Detailed due diligence...

No development site should ever be pruchased without a thorough and detailed due diligence stage. Use our structred due diligence process to manange and mitigate all the key risks for your next development site.

Development appraisals...

Numbers and financial analysis is at the heart of all profitable developers. Learn how to value any site, the advanced concepts of a development appraisal and how to correctly structure your funding.

Funding & how to attract investors...

Learn the industry standard ways of structuring the 'funding package' for development projects, how to attract only the best investors and how to get creative with funding to ensure your next project gets off the ground.

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.
Highly recommended.

Andy Maddrick
Academy Member

All Academy members get instant access to:

Top level

One-to-One Coaching

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.

Property Development Roadmap
Unique & interative

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.

Ever Growing library

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.

Active & passionate

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.

Lifetime use

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.

property development course

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

Katya Olateju
Property Like a Pro Academy Member

Who are the Experienced Academy Team..?

Property Development Course

Mike Johansson

Founder & Experienced Property Developer
Mike founded the Academy to provide an online platform for aspiring and experienced developers to connect, learn and to provide high quality property development training. The Academy is based on real experience and the methods used by the top developers in the UK, where Mike has worked and built his 15 year career. Mike now runs his own property development business with a worldwide portfolio of over £500m in GDV. See the FAQ section for more detail about Mike's experience.

Piragash Sivanesan

Totum Finance & Academy Expert
After a career in Corporate Banking, Piragash set up Totum Finance in order to support SME businesses and property developers improve their access to finance. Piragash has worked at KPMG , Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland, across credit, front office, restructuring and turnaround divisions, in a career spanning over 14 years. Piragash joins the Academy team as our Development Funding expert and provides support, guidance and advice for our members inside the private forums.

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.

Richard Haines
Academy Member

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.

Nikita Shamaro
Aspiring Developer

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..?

  • New, aspiring or experienced property developers. Whatever level you are at, you will gain huge value from the Academy.
  • Part time or full time developers. The Academy is open 24/7 and members can structure their learning around other commitments.
  • Anyone who is serious about building a property development business for long term success. Sadly success is not gained overnight and patience is a vital skill.
  • Anyone who wants to learn from the experience of the Academy team and have direct access via the one-to-one coaching to proven developers.
  • Anyone who enjoys learning at their own pace, having 24/7 access to first class courses, lessons & resources and sees the immense benefit of a purely online platform.
  • Those of you who enjoy being part of a community and the collective benefits a community group can harness.
  • People who need and want support for their business when THEY need it.
  • Action takers who aren’t just going to watch some training videos and never implement. We provide the training and resources, but you still need to do the work..!

Who is the Academy NOT for..?

  • Anyone who wants to do BTL's, HMO's, property investments or other non property development business models. The Academy is purely focused on Property Development.
  • People looking for a get rich quick solution - if you think property development is going to make you rich overnight, we’re not the right choice for you.
  • Anyone looking for a quick fix or not willing to dedicate time to a property development business.
  • Someone who wants in person or skype based meetings, masterminds, workshops or seminars. The Academy is 100% online and there are no opportunities for in-person training.
  • People expecting guaranteed results - we know what we teach works (because we’re doing it ourselves) but we can’t guarantee specific results from following our advice. I hate to break it to you, but no one can make that promise..!
  • Someone looking for a 'done for you' option. We provide the resources, courses and coaching, but you have to take action and implement the learning. Mike and the team are not here to do the work for you.

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!

MD, Color Darcy Investments

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.

Aspiring Developer
New Academy Member

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.

Tony Davis
Experienced Developer

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.

New Developer
Academy Member

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...

Q. I’m completely new to property development, is the Academy for me..?​

Yes.. Absolutely.

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.

Q. Why is there a waiting list for the Academy..?

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.

Q. How does the 1-2-1 Coaching work..?

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.

Q. What courses are in the Academy, and will you be releasing new content..?

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.

Q. What tool, resources & downloads are included in the membership..?

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.

Q. Can you explain what the Property Developer's Roadmap is..?

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:

  1. The Beginning (introduction and contents)
  2. Your Development Company
  3. Site Finding
  4. Development Appraisals
  5. Detailed Due Diligence
  6. The Deal
  7. Funding
  8. Design
  9. Planning & Permissions
  10. Construction
  11. 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.

Q. I’m a property agent, is the Academy for me..?

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.

Q. I’m not sure if this is for me. The format and concept is different to other property training...

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.

Q. I would like to hear some more about Mike's experience and track record...​

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?

Q. How can I contact Mike or the team to discuss Membership..?

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.

Share This