My career in property began in Perth, Western Australia after graduating with a degree in Commercial Law and Property (Hons) from Curtin University and joining a developer who held the largest land bank in the country. As Assistant Development Manager at Peet Limited I was involved in delivering various stages of vibrant, master planned communities which taught me the fundamentals of finance, planning and stakeholder management.
The better part of a decade later and my experience has broadened to include a role as Development Associate for Merchant Land Investments Ltd here in London, whereby a small team granted me full nose-to-tail exposure to the UK development process. With a focus on residential led schemes in Central London, the company took a very hands on, personalised approach to their developments which I attribute to my swift immersion and understanding of the London property market.
Student accommodation brings its own challenges; our developments need to remain as adaptable and fluid as the demographic who occupies them. Equally I find the quest to remain ahead of the curve and the ability to trial fresh concepts or facilities very rewarding.
A constant desire for new adventures and passport stamps sees me often abroad, usually to sunnier climes.