Property Leaders Brisbane is an independent and vibrant community open to professionals working in the property and construction industry. Our regular events bring people together to share and debate ideas and inspire positive change in our city.
I thoroughly enjoy speaking at the events that are organised by Property Leaders Brisbane. They are usually relatively informal and fun – but this does not stop them from discussing the issues that are impacting on our City and our industry as a whole. The most remarkable thing about the people behind Property Leaders is their willingness to tackle the topics that are often seen to be controversial or taboo by other, more established, industry bodies.
Peter Edwards, Director - Archipelago
I am a relative newcomer to both Brisbane and this particular networking group. However, I was extremely impressed with the content and the approach that was taken for the event that I attended. Most importantly, I was excited to see the depth of the audience and the number of variety of individuals from across the property industry. It is certainly a very active and dynamic group that delights in engaging its audience in open dialogue.
Professor Margaret Maile Petty, Head of School | Design | Creative Industries Faculty - Queensland University of Technology
The events are fun and friendly so I have found that people are relaxed and open to sharing ideas and opportunities. It’s a great setting for learning in an informal environment and for building relationships regardless of seniority in the industry. Property Leaders Brisbane is open to everyone and as such facilitates great networking opportunities whilst ensuring that you almost always take away something new.
Carol Hodgson, (Former) Director, Strategic Research at JLL
I have been a supporter and advocate of Property Leaders for the last few years as both a speaker and frequent attender. Property Leaders clearly tries to break the mould when it comes to entertaining and relevant property events. Presentation topics are carefully thought out to be different and challenging, yet topical and up to date. Expert speakers are chosen for their unique perspective and often off-beat views to promote quality debate. Property Leaders events are interesting and entertaining and there is always plenty of opportunity for networking and discussion.
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Matthew Mackey | Director - Quantity Surveying | Arcadis
After more than ten years successfully surveying quantities in the UK (or counting bricks, as his mum would put it), Matt dragged his family across the world to start a new life in Brisbane. Not long after arriving, he started Property Leaders Brisbane in an effort to make new friends and to positively impact the local property industry. Matt is genuinely passionate about the built environment – in particular how it can create a more liveable world.
Ben Weaver | Director | Urbis
Ben is an experienced planner in the glamorous world of town planning (his words) and has degrees in geography, archaeology and town planning. Since moving to Brisbane from the UK, Ben has helped to secure planning approvals for a number of major city-shaping projects including the Gasworks Precinct and 300 George Street and is currently the lead planner for the Queen’s Wharf Development. When not working, Ben likes to spend time paddleboarding with his family. He is also a long-suffering Southampton fan.
Samantha Alfheim | Business & Communication Manager | GRC Quantity Surveyors
Samantha is a business strategist and communicator helping property and professional service practices boost profit, strengthen client relationships and win new work. She is genuinely passionate about building better businesses through smart strategy and innovative ideas. When she is not working, she can usually be found trekking random places around the globe. The only thing she loves more than socially-responsible travel is supporting the local music scene.
Amelia is a planning and environment lawyer providing advice and acting in disputes about strategic planning, development applications and approvals, enforcement matters and infrastructure delivery. In her down time, she loves to travel but is yet to find somewhere that could surpass her favourite place – Noosa. She also loves to cook and always has her finger on the pulse when it comes to new restaurants in Brisbane.
Kevin Granger | Capital Works Project Manager | Dexus Property Group
Kevin manages the Capital Works Refurbishment Program for DEXUS Property Group in Brisbane. When he’s not working, he’s usually spending time at the driving range, playing indoor football (soccer) and daydreaming about the vineyard he doesn’t possess. He loves being on holiday, exploring different cultures and enjoys the lifestyle Brisbane provides.
Miranda Sheehan | Director + Partner | PDT Architects
Miranda combines architecture, business skills and practical industry knowledge to drive innovation and strategy at PDT Architects. Passionate about bringing the built form to life, Miranda is always on the lookout for new ways to deliver better outcomes for all project stakeholders. In her personal time (or lack thereof), she stays busy keeping up with her three energetic sons.
Finbar McLaughlin | Associate Director | Interiors Group Leader | Norman Disney & Young
Finbar manages the Interiors team within the Existing Buildings group of Norman Disney and Young. With a passion for bringing architectural design and practical engineering functions together seamlessly, Finbar is very interested in how people use spaces and how engineering services can enhance their experience. Having worked in London, Sydney and Melbourne, and finally choosing Brisbane as home, he is excited about the possibilities within Queensland.
Interested in joining Property Leaders Brisbane?
Property Leaders Brisbane committee members are passionate about the property sector and committed to inspiring positive change through regular events and workshops. If you are interested in joining our committee, please contact one our committee members via LinkedIn.
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