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Inception to completion; we provide exceptional experiences across the development spectrum.

We have delivered best in class property across Australia, creating long term value for our clients.

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DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES

Previous Developments

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DEVELOPMENT APPROACH

Capital

Transparency and alignment with capital partners are essential to Quintessential’s success. Quintessential initiates all projects on balance sheet and enables wholesale and institutional investors to participate through special purpose vehicles, including partial owner-occupiers and joint ventures.

We optimise debt and equity structuring for each project to maximise unitholder returns on a risk-adjusted basis. Quintessential enjoys strong working relationships with major debt financiers across the market.

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Origination

Quintessential’s combined Australian investment and development platform provides us with a strong pipeline of opportunities. Capital transaction managers and analysts support our dedicated development origination team to pursue projects that best fit our preferred sectors, locations, and equity returns.

Through the process of origination, detailed due diligence is undertaken, and architectural concepts are established, which support feasibilities and statutory planning requirements. Quintessential believes sustainable development is holistic; from community and placemaking to environmental design and operational credentials.

Urban regeneration and heritage adaptation are at the core of our purpose. We engage purposefully with indigenous elders and genuinely believe that new developments can benefit through listening and learning about their long history and use of land and waterways.

Conversion

Quintessential unlocks value through the project conversion phase. Extending on the knowledge gained through origination, we will implement strategies to enhance each development and increase the attractiveness of each project to end users. Our Love the Tenant strategy means that we focus on providing an exceptional experience for occupiers.

Successfully converting projects means securing binding contracts covering leasing, sales, capital, construction, and asset management. Quintessential has core capability in each discipline in-house. We pride ourselves on mitigating risk and providing each stakeholder with a higher level of certainty.

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Delivery

Over several years, Quintessential has invested time and resources into a robust ecosystem of trusted consultants. This includes architecture, engineering, planning, and construction. Risk management is a daily thought process amongst our team. Delivery is managed in-house by our dedicated Development Managers and overseen by our General Manager – Construction.

Investors and stakeholders are also kept well-informed throughout the delivery phase. Our systems and procedures are thorough and well-proven, from health and safety in design and construction, to cash flow management. The Development team undertakes a seamless handover to the asset and property management teams within Quintessential Assets.

THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Quintessential Development provides specialist capability across project origination, conversion, and delivery. A strategic group of experts is accessible to provide our partners, investors, and end-users with increased project certainty, financial outcomes, and occupational experience.

Andrew Borger

Andrew Borger

Chief Investment and Operating Officer

Andrew Borger

Andrew Borger

Chief Investment and Operating Officer

As Chief Investment & Operating Officer at Quintessential, Andrew brings a wealth of international experience to the company, ensuring investors and tenants alike receive a service that is nothing short of superior.

Andrew has great attention to detail and his expertise and skills include running large profitable operating businesses, reporting to boards and investment committees, establishing strategic plans, implementing business plans, raising capital and engagement with domestic and international investors.

Over the years, some of Andrew’s key achievements include having developed and acquired more than $25b of real estate across key sectors and overseeing and leading the management of Australia’s largest office portfolio.

Andrew has held the title of number one developer of office buildings across Australia over the last 30 years and the number one developer of world-leading sustainable buildings across Australia over the previous 15 years. Both are Australian all-time records, driven by Andrew’s passion for growth, change, and integration.

 

 

Rob Buchanan

Rob Buchanan

General Manager – Development Origination

Rob Buchanan

Rob Buchanan

General Manager – Development Origination

With experience spanning over 15 years across Australia and the UK, Robert brings a range of expertise to his role as General Manager of Development Origination. His knowledge of various markets and sectors in all stages of property development, from inception to execution, enables him to identify and convert new development opportunities that add great value to Quintessential’s ongoing and expanding portfolio. With his strategic thinking and ability to take initiative, Robert drives all activities across the origination process including transactions, site acquisitions, optioning sites, bid coordination, leasing commitments, and feasibility analysis. Robert originates new development opportunities specialising in office development and manages various stages of the due diligence process.

Robert’s trained eye for unique development opportunities sees attractive risk adjusted returns for each and every project. As an enthusiastic and motivated project leader, Robert maintains strong relationships with all stakeholders, expanding business connections across the property industry. Since joining Quintessential in 2019, Robert has completed numerous high value projects including the landmark $450m Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre in Adelaide and The Geelong Civic Precinct home to City of Geelong employees.

David Evers

David Evers

Senior Development Manager

David Evers

David Evers

Senior Development Manager

With over 20 years of experience in property and construction, David is a highly skilled Senior Development Manager.

His expertise spans project and development management in diverse sectors like commercial, education, retail, health, residential, industrial, and hospitality/ leisure commercial, education, retail, health, residential, industrial, and hospitality/leisure sectors. David effectively oversees the conversion and delivery of development projects, ensuring performance metrics and high-quality outcomes. Before joining Quintessential, he served as a Senior Project Manager at Gallagher Jeffs, where he successfully delivered major projects. He later joined Brookfield Properties as a Development Manager, leading the delivery of the 405 Bourke Street development project 405 Bourke Street development project delivery.

Rob McEniery

Rob McEniery

Development Manager

Rob McEniery

Rob McEniery

Development Manager

Robert brings a background in Architecture and Project Management to the Development Team.

With experience in medium-density residential, large scale commercial, Health, and Hotels sectors, he leads projects from concept to completion. Robert’s Masters of Architecture from the University of Queensland strengthens his expertise working with Architects, Builders, and Project Management organisations. He anticipates and resolves issues throughout the development cycle, ensuring risk-mitigated outcomes. Passionate about sustainability and energy efficiency, Robert sits on the Property Council of Australia’s Sustainable Development Committee, informing public policy and industry education initiatives.

Rob Donegan

Rob Donegan

Design Manager

Rob Donegan

Rob Donegan

Design Manager

With nearly two decades of industry experience leading and delivering significant, complex projects in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Rob’s knowledge of commercial office and design expertise makes him an instrumental Design Manager to the Quintessential team. In his role, Rob acts as a client side design project manager with a strong focus on the management of various consultants and the coordination of the development and existing asset teams to achieve desirable design outcomes.

Rob’s extensive experience leading and managing architectural and design team from the concept design phase right through to the completion sees every project managed with a close attention to detail. Rob’s breadth of experience with stakeholder management enables him to liaise with multiple parties to achieve successful project outcomes and ensure compliance with project budgets. Rob is also responsible for identifying, assessing, and mitigating potential project related risks.

Since graduating from Dublin Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology in 2005, Rob has spent almost two decades developing his skills in the application and integration of architectural and construction technologies in the building design process. With career beginnings in Ireland as an Architectural Technician for Anthony Reddy Associates, Rob progressed to the role of Senior Associate and Project Leader for global architecture studio, Woods Baggot, where he worked on an array of project typologies, scales and phases from 2010 up until February 2022. As Project Lead, Rob was responsible for the management and coordination of projects valued up to $240M.

Rob is a highly-skilled technical professional with a passion for driving contemporary architecture and design. Quintessential and their clients continue to benefit from Rob’s opportunistic, resilient, and adaptive nature and dedication to his projects.

Justin Murray

Justin Murray

General Manager - Construction

Justin Murray

Justin Murray

General Manager - Construction

Justin is a highly accomplished Construction Manager with a track record of over 20 years in delivering successful buildings and civil engineering works across Australia.

He has worked with renowned commercial builders and property developers, overseeing projects nationwide. Notably, Justin played a key role in supervising over $500 million worth of commercial office buildings, tenant fit-outs, and retail precincts within the Collins Square complex in Melbourne. He collaborates closely with tenants, design consultants, builders, and the wider construction industry, aligning their visions to bring projects to fruition. Leading Quinessential’s in-house Design & Construction Team, Justin leverages their combined 50 years of Construction, Engineering, and Design expertise.

Kane Binion

Kane Binion

National Engineering Services Manager

Kane Binion

Kane Binion

National Engineering Services Manager

Kane is dedicated to delivering practical and innovative project solutions, covering various phases from concept bids to operations.

He collaborates with clients and project teams to effectively manage building design, with a focus on building services, technology, and sustainability to achieve the desired client and project goals. Before joining Quintessential, Kane spent 10 years as the Building Services Manager at Walker Corporation, overseeing the design and delivery of over 500,000 square meters of office space in their national portfolio. This included notable projects such as Collins Square and Parramatta Square.

Sam Nielsen

Sam Nielsen

Assistant Development Manager

Sam Nielsen

Sam Nielsen

Assistant Development Manager

With extensive experience coordinating development conversion and delivery, Sam is an asset to the Development team.

He implements marketing and leasing strategies, coordinates design and planning, and manages feasibility models across the portfolio. As an Assistant Development Manager, Sam supports the Senior Development Manager overseeing major projects, including nationally significant developments like the Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre in Adelaide. Sam’s Master’s in Property from RMIT has equipped him with a strong foundation in development, investment feasibility, valuation, and funds management. His commitment to staying updated with industry trends through attending conferences and professional development courses underscores his dedication to excellence and continuous learning.

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Our considered, authentic and committed approach to ESG is based on our firmly held founding principle that ‘we want to leave things better than we found them’.

For the benefit of our staff, tenants and investors, we aim to deliver exceptional carbon-mitigated properties and are committed to environmental sustainability, social benefits and sound governance.

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Testimonials

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I have had the pleasure of working with Quintessential, and more specifically Noah Warren, over the past 4 years. We have shared in the success of 8 Gardner Close and have been side by side in the trenches at Garden Square. They are excellent at developing and maintaining professional relationships with tenants, agents and key decision makers. Quintessential are on top of their game and I would not hesitate to invest with them as I know I would be in safe hands. Its landlords like Quintessential that make agents want to come to work.

Bo Veivers

National Director Office Leasing, Colliers International

We are delighted to support Quintessential in their development projects as part of their Ecosystem. They regularly challenge themselves and all of the supporting team by proposing projects of superior quality and sustainability, then commit to deliver on these aspirations.  In dealing with its Ecosystem partners, the Quintessential team expect this same level of commitment and contribution to project success, but genuinely provide the opportunity for each stakeholder to thrive.

Rob Purdue

Director, Gallagher Jeffs

Trusted, transparent, candid, with shared alignment is what I believe are some of the values we look for in our partners - Quintessential walk all of these and more. ADAPT Executive are very proud to be considered part of the Quintessential Ecosystem and importantly, have the privilege to work closely with their leaders and their external partners to achieve shared successful outcomes.

Dave Storey

Executive Director, ADAPT Executive