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Property Knowledge and skills direct from university property lecturers

Think Sharp is the brainchild of Dr Michael Rehm, an academic with the University of Auckland Business School's Department of Property.  Together with his wife and colleague, Dr Olga Filippova, they revamped their university courses to embrace their own form of 'blended learning' with lectures delivered solely online. This new web-based approach to teaching has enabled them to offer the valuable knowledge contained in their core property courses to individuals who can neither attend on-campus lectures nor dedicate three years of their lives to pursue a Bachelor of Property.

In April 2015 Think Sharp began offering online short courses in  building construction and property finance & investment.  In September 2015 courses on property management by Chris Farhi were added.  Further short courses are planned for 2016 on financial modelling, development feasibility and geographic information systems (GIS).


Our Philosophy

Higher education should be accessible to all those eager to learn

Think Sharp is about sharing the valuable property knowledge that, until now, has been trapped inside Bachelor of Property courses, only accessible to university students.  There are many individuals and organisations in New Zealand and beyond who would like to tap into this knowledge and benefit from it but pursuing a BProp is rarely a feasible option. 

Our online teaching methods are award-winning and have been proven effective.  We exist to share our property knowledge using the successful online lecture delivery methods that we've developed for our university students.


Core Competencies

Property and Facilities Management 95%
Property Finance & Investment 85%
Building Construction 75%
Development 65%
GIS 55%

Our Team

  • Director & Lecturer

    Dr Michael Rehm

    Michael has coordinated the Bachelor of Property's core paper on Building Construction for the past ten years.
  • Short Course Lecturer

    Dr Olga Filippova

    Since 2007 Olga has lectured Property Finance & Investment, a core 2nd year paper in the UoA's Bachelor of Property.
  • Short Course Lecturer

    Chris Farhi, MRICS

    For the past three years Chris has taught the BProp's Property Management course as a contract lecturer from industry.