Sinopse

Welcome to the City Shapers podcast - a series where we sit down in conversation with the creators and custodians of Australias property and built environment industry. In this series, well be talking to corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, designers and placemakers, innovators and disruptors. Well be exploring whats important in this industry and how we tackle the challenges and opportunities that confront us in the future. This series is brought to you by The Urban Developer - Australias largest, most-engaged and fastest growing community of property and urban development professionals. Head to www.theurbandeveloper.com for more.

Episódios

  • Series Two: Episode Three - Brad Krauskopf, Founder  CEO, HUB Australia

    Series Two: Episode Three - Brad Krauskopf, Founder & CEO, HUB Australia

    07/03/2019 Duração: 25min

    In this episode, The Urban Developer’s Adam Di Marco will be speaking with Brad Krauskopf, Founder and CEO of coworking provider Hub Australia. Brad launched Hub Australia in 2011 as a solution to connect people and organisations with talent, ideas and resources. Hub is now the country’s largest Australian-owned and operated coworking provider with locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. In this episode, we’ll be talking about: - The importance of creating a unique and memorable space; - How the coworking culture has evolved from a few first-movers to an established segment of the office market; - How large corporates are now jumping on board the coworking bandwagon; - And finally, we’ll learn how Hub Australia plans to harness the power of virtual reality to take workplaces into our digital future. If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more. Also, visit us on social media by

  • Series Two: Episode Two - Drew and Brodie Haupt - WLTH, Properlytics, Inception Wealth

    Series Two: Episode Two - Drew and Brodie Haupt - WLTH, Properlytics, Inception Wealth

    28/02/2019 Duração: 33min

    In this episode, The Urban Developer’s Adam Di Marco will be speaking with the very entrepreneurial brothers, Drew and Brodie Haupt. Brodie and Drew originally founded Inception Wealth Group in 2013 as a financial services business and have since grown their group into a diversified wealth management, property development, fintech and proptech business. In this episode, we’ll be talking about: - The highs and lows of starting and building businesses; - How the current funding environment is influencing property investor appetite; - How the TV show Billions inspired their high performance culture; - And finally, we’ll learn how a passion for property investment evolved into a fully fledged property development business. If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more. Also, visit us on social media by searching The Urban Developer on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram. If you’re int

  • Series Two: Episode One - Angela Biddle, Director, Scott Carver

    Series Two: Episode One - Angela Biddle, Director, Scott Carver

    20/02/2019 Duração: 28min

    In this episode, The Urban Developer’s Adam Di Marco will be speaking with Angela Biddle, a director of architectural firm Scott Carver. With over 20 years’ experience in Interior Design across the residential, hotel, hospitality and commercial sectors, Angela leads the interiors team at Scott Carver’s Sydney design studio. In this episode, we’ll be talking about: - How Angela’s combined loves of travel and design has led to her approach to interior architecture; - How the hotel and hospitality industry is influencing the service-centred nature of the modern built environment; - We look at the way that major hotel chains are being influenced by branded consumerism across the globe; - And finally, we’ll explore the blurring of lines between hotels, workplaces and residential - and what this all means for the future. If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more. Also, visit us on social media

  • Episode 7 - Francis Loughran, Founder  Managing Director, Future Food

    Episode 7 - Francis Loughran, Founder & Managing Director, Future Food

    23/05/2018 Duração: 29min

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Francis Loughran, Managing Director - Future Food. A self-confessed food junkie with a lifetime of experience in the food and hospitality industry, Francis established Future Food as Australia’s global food and hospitality consultancy. Working with developers, owners and their project teams, Francis and his team advise clients all over the world on how to create memorable experiences through food and beverage offerings. In this episode, we explore: What is driving Australia’s obsession with food; How food has gone from a staple of our diet to a form of entertainment; How the casualisation of Australian culture has redefined our retail precincts; How population and demographics influence retail tenancy mix; What owners of underperforming centres can do to turn their assets around; When is enough, enough? How much food is too much food? And finally, what are the food trends to watch and where will they go in the futu

  • Episode 6 - Todd Pepper, Executive Director, Alceon QLD

    Episode 6 - Todd Pepper, Executive Director, Alceon QLD

    22/03/2018 Duração: 23min

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Todd Pepper, Executive Director, Alceon QLD. Todd has over 20 years experience across a broad range of property sectors including valuation, sales and leasing, development management and finance. Today, Todd heads up the Queensland arm of Alceon, a private equity real estate group with direct and indirect interests in the property sector. In this episode, we explore the notion of ‘finding value in real estate’ by: What exactly is ‘value’ in real estate and how is it defined; What factors contribute to the disconnect between risk and return; How the ‘drying up’ of credit markets has created an opportunity for non-bank lenders; How global political and economic forces impact the performance of sectors and markets in the property industry; How deficiencies in regulation can create investment opportunities; And finally, we get Todd’s predictions on sectors across Australia. If you are interested in more conversations

  • Episode 3 - Brent Thompson, Managing Director, Siera Group

    Episode 3 - Brent Thompson, Managing Director, Siera Group

    21/03/2018 Duração: 28min

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Brent Thompson, Managing Director of Brisbane-based property developer Siera Group. In a very short time, Brent has built a highly respected development business with multiple boutique projects underway across the inner south of Brisbane. In this episode, we explore: How Brent went from brickie’s labourer to apprentice carpenter to now self-employed property developer; We dive into his first project; including how he lived in a site shed for 9 months! We understand Brent’s unique ‘calculated’ approach to ‘flying by the seat of his pants.’ We get Brent’s thoughts on transitioning from running a project to running a business; And finally, we’ll explore Brent’s thoughts on what it takes to get started in property development and succeed. If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more. Also, visit us on social

  • Episode 4 - Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist, REA Group

    Episode 4 - Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist, REA Group

    21/03/2018 Duração: 27min

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist of REA Group. After a career leading the research departments of some of Australia’s major real estate houses, Nerida joined REA Group - the parent company is listing website realestate.com.au - as chief economist. With over 5 million Australians using the website every month - that’s right, that’s one in four - Nerida has a pretty good sense of what’s happening in our markets. With a wealth of data at her fingertips, Nerida marries the fundamental market drivers of a real estate market with the way we behave online to extract unparalleled insight. In this episode, we explore: What exactly is a property market and what are the key drivers; We dive a little deeper to understand how macro-economic factors combine with local factors to drive property values; We understand the unique data that REA Group uses to identify ‘canaries in the mine’; And finally, we ask Nerida where markets

  • Episode 5 - David Scalzo, Managing Director, Perri Projects

    Episode 5 - David Scalzo, Managing Director, Perri Projects

    21/03/2018 Duração: 25min

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with David Scalzo, Managing Director - Perri Projects. Charged with steering the direction of one of Melbourne’s leading family property businesses, David draws upon his experience in the industry to build upon his firm’s vision of delivering ‘carefully considered spaces of timeless quality’. In this episode, we explore: How David has journeyed from commercial agent to the head of a family business with more than $3 billion of projects under management; How Perri Projects adopts a unique partnership model to develop large and complex projects; We explore their analytical approach to identifying new project opportunities; Why patience is a virtue in real estate development partnerships; And finally, we discuss the future of Melbourne over the next few decades and how the development industry can capitalise on the change. If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe

  • Episode 2 - Anthony Millet, Chief Executive Officer, BrickX

    Episode 2 - Anthony Millet, Chief Executive Officer, BrickX

    21/03/2018 Duração: 24min

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco will speak with Anthony Millet, CEO of the disruptive Australian property platform, BrickX. So, what exactly is BrickX, I hear you ask? Well, it is a fractional investment platform that has democratised the property investment platform for all Australians. By allowing people to invest in a ‘brick’ - that is, one 10,000th of the value of a typical investment property - investors can now enter the highly competitive Australian market for a fraction of the price… in some cases, less than $100. Founded in 2014, the platform has since grown at a tremendous pace. Now, it should be worth noting that since we’ve recorded this podcast, BrickX has received an investment from Westpac’s Reinventure Group and was recently awarded the a suite of awards from Canstar, AREA and Fintech business. We sat down with Anthony in the middle of 2017. Over the course of 20 minutes, we’ll be talking about: How Anthony’s personal journey has taken h

  • Episode 1 - Adrian Pozzo, Chief Executive Officer of Cbus Property

    Episode 1 - Adrian Pozzo, Chief Executive Officer of Cbus Property

    21/03/2018 Duração: 21min

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco will be speaking with Adrian Pozzo, Chief Executive Officer of CBus Property. CBus Property is the investment and management arm of CBus - Australia’s largest super fund for the building and construction industry. Established in 2006, Cbus Property has grown into one of Australia’s leading businesses with a portfolio of commercial, residential and industrial projects worth over $3 billion. Over the course of 20 minutes, we’ll be talking about: How Adrian’s love of numbers propelled him from humble bean-counter to the CEO of a $3B property giant; We look at the changing nature of the property and construction industry here in Australia; We’ll explore his portfolio of projects across the country and identify what is important from a design, social and environmental perspective; And finally, we’ll hear Adrian’s thoughts on the contentious issue of housing affordability, what inspires him and his team to deliver world-class project

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