Property Australia

Property People

PROPERTY AUSTRALIA September 22, 2020

Architecture firm Billard Leece Partnership appoints a new managing director, Tara Veldman. Meanwhile Warren and Mahoney expands its senior leadership team.

Australian architecture firm Billard Leece Partnership has a new leadership team. Tara Veldman has been appointed managing director following the recent retirement of David Leece. The board has appointed 12 principals and 11 associates, including Ron Billard, Mark Mitchell, Adam Muggleton, Tonya Hinde, Emily Gilfillan, Raj Senanayake, Ken Tsen, Matthew Hughes, Paul Longridge, Ariel Lopez and Shane Wood. Veldman has worked at the architecture practice, which focuses on social infrastructure, for nearly a decade and was instrumental in establishing the Sydney office over and building the studio to 70 staff.

Warren and Mahoney’s Sydney studio has expanded its senior leadership team, with the appointment of Tamara White as its newest principal. White joins the studio with more than 25 years’ professional design experience working in the workplace, aviation and hospitality sectors across Australia and North America. Most recently, she worked for architectural practice Woods Bagot, leading projects for NAB, San Francisco International Airport, Qantas and Google. Also recently appointed to the studio is David Hoad, who returns to Warren and Mahoney after a two-year stint with Architectus.

Sydney-based Stonebridge Property Group will open a Melbourne office this month, following a merger with former CBRE Melbourne directors, Justin Dowers and Julian White. The new office will focus on the retail and development site markets, and will have a dedicated Asian services division. Melbourne’s new Stonebridge directors will be joined by Kevin Tong and Chao Zhang, also ex CBRE, who have completed transactions of more than $3 billion to Asian buyers over the last five years. Stonebridge was formed in Sydney by directors Jonathan Fox, Carl Molony, Phil Gartland and Lincoln Blackledge in 2008.

Global engineering consultancy HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt has appointed Jordan Kirrane as its associate director for sustainability in Asia Pacific. Kirrane joins the team of engineers in the Sydney office, having relocated from the firm’s London headquarters. Kirrane is highly experienced in co-ordinating energy and sustainability assessments for developments, including Green Star, WELL, LEED and BREEAM.

Passive House specialist Clare Parry has joined HIP V. HYPE, a collective focused on sustainable building projects. Parry has spent the last five years with Grun Consulting as director and principal consultant, and the five before that with Umow Lai. Parry has also been a director of the Australian Passive House Association and was founding chair.

The Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV) has appointed a new chairman. Willem de Geus, founder and partner or Proprium Capital Partners succeeds Nicholas Loup, CEO at Chelsfield Asia, who has been chairman for 12 years. Loup will remain on ANREV’s Management Board. Stephen Tross, chief investment officer for international investments at Bouwinvest REIM has been appointed deputy chairman.