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We are a landlord focused on supporting you.

The team’s collective knowledge and expertise in property, engineering and finance, supported by our network of outstanding partners, is integral to our success.

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“Tenants come to us because we deliver solutions that are convenient, cost-competitive, service-driven, and high quality.”

NOAH WARREN, Head of Quintessential Assets

THE ASSET MANAGEMENT TEAM

Quintessential Asset Management 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.

Noah Warren

Noah Warren

Head of Quintessential Assets

Noah Warren

Noah Warren

Head of Quintessential Assets

Noah’s passion for management of people and assets began more than 12 years ago, at Quintessential. Having progressed through the business and observed the growth of Quintessential, Noah has cultivated strong relationships with key stakeholders and the teams he works closely with. As Head of Existing Assets, Noah successfully oversees the transactions team to source appropriate opportunities to acquire property that meets the Quintessential mandate, including value add and core plus opportunities for office and industrial property. Engaging with the market and working with key stakeholders, Noah is skilled at procuring outstanding opportunities to feed to the asset management team.

Managing assets for Quintessential in various capacities for over a decade has given Noah a deep understanding of client needs, as well as the sourcing and regeneration of assets. Noah’s hands-on approach to leadership empowers the teams under his guidance to go above and beyond to provide an experience like no other for tenants. Noah oversees the asset management team to deliver on tenant engagement strategy, leasing and marketing strategy, CAPEX programs, and seamless management of buildings, while providing exceptional risk-mitigated returns. Noah prides himself on working closely with agents, tenants, and consultants to ensure all assets are managed in line with Quintessential’s ‘love the tenant’ philosophy. Under his leadership, Quintessential’s tenant retention rate remains exceptionally high.

Noah’s expertise in asset management allows him to manage tenant relationships and asset performance with a high level of service throughout the life cycle of a property. His close attention to detail and diligent approach has seen him develop and maintain meaningful relationships and allowed him to procure opportunities for acquisition that others might overlook. Quintessential and their clients continue to benefit from Noah’s passion for the mechanical and aesthetic regeneration of buildings, ensuring tenant satisfaction is a priority. With a strong focus on sustainability and design, Quintessential’s tenants are met with an excellent experience in which they can constantly thrive.

Julian McVilly

Julian McVilly

General Manager - Asset Management

Julian McVilly

Julian McVilly

General Manager - Asset Management

Julian’s responsibility lies in asset performance, where he has consistently delivered exceptional results for tenants.

With over fourteen years of experience, Julian’s deep understanding of the commercial property market makes him an exceptional General Manager, enhancing the level to which assets are presented.

Maintaining meaningful relationships with key tenant representatives, agents, and consultants is integral to Julian’s success. Through these relationships, he can effectively and strategically guide tenants throughout their journey within the property to ensure that their experience is as seamless and beneficial as possible.

Paula Stevenson

Paula Stevenson

Asset Manager

Paula Stevenson

Paula Stevenson

Asset Manager

With over two decades of experience in the commercial real estate sector in Australia and the US, Paula’s extensive knowledge and ability to achieve outstanding results make her an invaluable Asset Manager at Quintessential. A strong negotiator with big-picture thinking, Paula is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic objectives to maximise property income and total returns. Paula and her team allocate funds to consistently achieve the best value for tenants, investors, and prospective tenants.

With excellent communication skills, Paula excels at building and maintaining collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders. She enjoys being immersed in the entire process of an asset’s lifecycle, from due diligence through to divestment. Paula utilises her expert knowledge in property management, project management, and transaction negotiations to manage various decorated assets for Quintessential. These assets include 1 Malop Street, Geelong, a fourteen-level commercial building at the global forefront of sustainability, and 60 Moorabool, Geelong, a state of the art nine-level office tower. Paula has successfully overseen their transition from development to managed asset, responsible for the DLP process, service tender process, initial set-up of financial aspects, meeting of environmental standards, and introduction of new tenants.

Paula successfully co-ordinates and oversees capital expenditure programs for assets in a timely manner within budgets, achieving the most favourable outcomes for investors. She manages the due diligence process and onboarding of consultants for management, leasing and project management for Quintessential’s assets in NSW and South Australia, as well as CAPEX upgrades and divestment of assets in the ACT. Graduating with a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University, Paula has extensive knowledge of business processes and maximising the performance of all assets. Paula has also mastered a variety of roles including Commercial Portfolio Manager, Project Manager and Director. In her previous role as General Manager (Newmark Portfolio) at Colliers, Paula proactively managed the Como Centre and Jam Factory, South Yarra, responsible for over 100 retail and commercial tenants, generating $35 million in revenue.

Paula has enjoyed watching commercial real estate evolve over the course of her career, particularly with regards to environmental sustainability. Passionate about sustainable design, Paula works closely with businesses to fulfil their goals and create healthy, happy, environmentally-friendly workspaces. Paula’s far-reaching property experience and countless career achievements, coupled with her strong work ethic and enthusiastic attitude, position her as an instrumental team member at Quintessential.

Jonathon Cassidy

Jonathon Cassidy

Asset Manager

Jonathon Cassidy

Jonathon Cassidy

Asset Manager

Jonathon is passionate about creating communities and workplaces that tenants want to be a part of. This sense of pride, coupled with his experience and hands-on approach make Jonathon an exceptional Asset Manager at QE. Having been at Quintessential for seven years, Jonathon has developed a ground-up understanding of asset management and extensive knowledge of property fundamentals from an acquisition, management, and divestment perspective.

With a strong analytical base and a passion for ‘value add’, Jonathon provides excellent strategic asset management services across a varied portfolio. By developing and implementing strategic objectives with a focus on asset performance, he consistently achieves strong risk-mitigated returns across both industrial and office asset classes. Jonathon proactively manages Quintessential’s key tenant engagement, leasing, CAPEX and marketing strategies and is dedicated to maintaining and developing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, applying Quintessential’s hands-on and personalised approach to every interaction.

In his time at Quintessential, Jonathon has managed the asset divestment of over $320 million worth of assets and the capital expenditure delivery of over $50 million worth of projects including aesthetic upgrades, mechanical upgrades, structural remediation and tenant fit-out works. Jonathon views challenges as the perfect opportunity to get creative, seeing unloved and overlooked buildings and then delivering on a strategy to breathe new life into them. He is a skilled Asset Manager and valuable member of the Quintessential team.

Alex Timms

Alex Timms

Asset Manager

Alex Timms

Alex Timms

Asset Manager

Alex’s success in property valuation and asset management over the past eight years has led him to his  role within the Quintessential Asset Management team.

Having managed large commercial and high-value office portfolios, Alex has developed a holistic skillset covering different stages of the asset management life cycle, managing CAPEX programs, asset acquisition and tenant relationships to a high standard.

Alex can understand tenants’ unique needs, and he delivers exceptional outcomes tailored to those needs. He creates lasting relationships based on trust that grow stronger over time.

Jack Lehrer

Jack Lehrer

Assistant Asset Manager

Jack Lehrer

Jack Lehrer

Assistant Asset Manager

Jack has become an integral part of the team since joining Quintessential in 2020. With years of exposure to the Australian property industry in previous roles, he has amassed enviable international experience through his time studying in the US and working in the Malaysia property industry.

Jack channels his passion for property and business into achieving repeated success for Quintessential tenants while establishing strong long-term relationships. The emphasis he puts on people and relationships sets him apart from others.

Often leading projects to acquire new assets, Jack understands how each property must appeal to the needs of those inhabiting the spaces and assesses them based on how they can benefit tenants.

Simon Adler

Simon Adler

Assistant Asset Manager

Simon Adler

Simon Adler

Assistant Asset Manager

Simon has worked across a variety of properties alongside multiple Asset Managers and has rapidly developed his skillset, becoming a dynamic member of the team who tenants look to for support.

Simon has made a huge impact since joining the team in 2021. Starting in a graduate role after finishing university he has grown to be an influential team member, adding fresh perspective and a problem-solving mindset that gets results.

Working with prospective and existing tenants, his mission is to ensure tenants feel welcomed and at home. He ensures a high level of service by being reliable, available and attentive at all times.

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.

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.

Brendon Smith

Brendon Smith

Construction and Project Manager

Brendon Smith

Brendon Smith

Construction and Project Manager

Brendon is a highly experienced construction and project manager with a strong reputation for delivering complex development and regeneration projects. He was appointed to manage Quintessential properties under refurbishment and/or regeneration.

Brendon holds an ACT Builders Licence (A Class Unrestricted) and has 20 years’ experience in construction including commercial, industrial, retail, multi units, domestic, office and retail fit-outs, building refurbishments and energy efficiency upgrade work.

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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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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