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Redpath Partners Proudly Supports SCN’s Women in Property Feature

Redpath Partners is excited to announce our exclusive partnership with Shopping Centre News Australia in supporting SCN’s Women in Property feature, which highlights nine influential women making significant strides in the retail property industry.

These remarkable leaders are not only making their mark but also challenging traditional norms and creating new paths for others to follow. Their dedication and fresh perspectives are driving transformative change within the property sector, exemplifying how innovation and commitment can shape the industry’s future.

Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing the incredible journeys and experiences of these women, whom our retail, marketing, and sales teams are fortunate to continuously partner with. Each story will offer unique insights into their professional paths, the challenges they’ve overcome, and the successes they’ve achieved.

Stay tuned to our LinkedIn company page to be inspired by their stories and witness how these trailblazing women are shaping the future of the retail property industry. We are proud to highlight their contributions and celebrate their achievements.

Melbourne Retail Property Marketplace 2024

What a day, Melbourne!

Redpath Partners were proud to sponsor Australia’s leading Retail Leasing & Property event. It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with Australia’s top landlords, agents, retailers, developers, and property service businesses.

We were thrilled to hear from these incredible keynote speakers:

Olivia Hitchens, Mike Bickers, Vanessa Rader, Melinda O’Rourke, Kate Rooney, Scott Druce, Nicolle Austin, Sheree Griff, Danny Lattouf, Belinda Donaghey, Aron Eltahir, Van Mulryan, Alison Flemming, Anna Strzelczykowski, and Marguerite Bell.

Hosting the networking drinks was an absolute pleasure. It’s always wonderful to connect with industry professionals and share great conversations. We know how much everyone enjoys our prize giveaways!

Thank you to everyone who made the event such a success. We look forward to seeing you in Sydney!

Annual Development Lunch

Rhian Davies had the pleasure of hosting a phenomenal group of senior property industry leaders as a thank you for their continued partnership with Redpath Partners.

Rhian is truly thankful for the relationships she has built and the ongoing relationships she adopts upon joining the business.

Thank you again to those who were able to make it, and to Nick Redpath for being such a big support, it was a fabulous day. Already looking forward to next year.


Women in Property Sydney Launch

Redpath Partners were so proud to sponsor and support the the launch of Women in Property Sydney on Thursday afternoon.

An outstanding group of inspirational women have created the committee to bring this fantastic initiative to NSW . With a focus on building better connection, communication and promotion of our fellow peers across the industry, we are excited to watch the growth and success ahead.

WIP guests were treated to an inspirational guest speaker, Jo Burston Founder & CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds. Recognised as a top female entrepreneur in Australia, Jo drives economic equality through education, mentoring and a strong network.

Thank you to Jessica Kelley, Mei-ling Billing, Larissa Williams, Emma McGill and Diana Sarcasmo for inviting us to be a part of this, it is an honour.

Annual Ronald McDonald House ‘Walk me Home’ 25KM

We are thrilled to celebrate our Sydney team for completing the 25KM walk at the annual ‘Walk me Home’ event, supporting seriously ill and injured children and their families.

With over two thousand participants, we’ve collectively raised an outstanding $921,449 so far! It was a hugely successful and enjoyable event to be a part of.

University of South Australia – O-Week

Redpath Partners is thrilled to have had the wonderful opportunity to visit the University of South Australia during O-Week and engage with bright first-year students eager to kickstart their careers in South Australia’s busy Construction Industry!

Kelly McLean shared invaluable insights and tips on how these budding talents can pave their way to success in one of the most dynamic sectors in South Australia. From discussing building personal brands to highlighting key skills and competencies, Kelly left no stone unturned in inspiring the next generation of construction professionals.

It was truly heartening to witness the enthusiasm and curiosity among the students as they soaked in Kelly’s wisdom and experiences. The interactive session not only provided them with a glimpse into the vast opportunities awaiting them but also instilled a sense of confidence to embark on this rewarding journey.

A huge shoutout to the University of South Australia for hosting such a fantastic event and fostering a platform for industry-academic collaboration. Moments like these underscore the importance of bridging the gap between academia and real-world industry practices, ultimately empowering students to thrive in their chosen fields.

To all the budding talents who attended, remember, the construction industry is not just about building structures; it’s about shaping communities and leaving a lasting impact. Your journey begins now, and the possibilities are endless!

UDIA Victoria ‘Night on the Green’ Lawn Bowls

Redpath Partners made it to the finals! 🏆🎱🎳 Shout out to the UDIA Victoria for organising an excellent ‘Night on the Green’ Lawn Bowls & Networking event and to the sponsors Lendlease, Red23, Taylors – Urban | Infrastructure, & SMEC. It was a great opportunity to meet new industry connections in a collaborative way and have some fun. Congratulations to everyone who made it onto the green yesterday, you made it a great day!

Update | Redpath Partners Female Scholarship Program 👷‍♀️ 🏗

Holli, from our Sydney office, was delighted to meet with Amelia, who is one year into her Redpath Partners Scholarship, studying for a Bachelor of Construction Management & Property program at UNSW in Sydney. We are thrilled to showcase her journey so far 👷‍♀️ 🏗

Amelia shared that the opportunity to learn from industry professionals who generously share their experiences has been a highlight of her educational journey. With the support of dedicated teachers, enthusiastic classmates, and the vibrant UNSW community, Amelia has navigated her first year with grace and determination.

As she looks ahead, Amelia is eager to explore the various avenues within the construction industry. The architectural side of her course has particularly captured her interest, igniting a passion for the fusion of creativity and technical expertise. Amelia also shares her excitement about the balanced gender mix in her course, noting that there are more females involved than she initially expected. This speaks to the growing interest and diverse representation in the construction and property industry.

Looking forward, Amelia is open to further opportunities for hands-on experiences, like site visits, which offer invaluable insights into the real-world workings of the industry. We look forward to hearing more about Amelia’s journey and support her as she continues to make her mark in the world of Construction Management and Property.

Women in Construction Charity Golf Day 🏌️‍♀️⛳

Last week, we teed off with passion and purpose at the Women in Construction Charity Golf Day, hosted by Kelly McLean.

 46 Women exclusively from the Construction industry attended to connect outside of the usual site or office-based interactions. The day centred around a few remarkable charities dedicated to supporting and assisting women, and it all wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

Thank you to Intermain, CIP Constructions, Hansen Yunken, BADGE Constructions, Chappell Builders Pty Ltd, Sitzler Pty Ltd.

It’s inspiring to see organisations like these championing diversity in construction. With their generous support, we were able to create a space for women to network, learn, and celebrate their achievements in this challenging industry.

To all our sponsors, participants, and attendees, your support was invaluable in helping us achieve our goals. Together we can swing for a cause and make a difference in the careers of women in construction. See you on the greens!”

Last week our team had the privilege of volunteering at Paradise Farm, where we rolled up our sleeves and planted trees for a great cause.

Paradise Farm is an incredible charity dedicated to supporting at-risk and disadvantaged young people. Through various programs, they provide youth with opportunities, mentorship, and a safe environment to thrive!

It was an honour to contribute, even in a small way, to the incredible work that Paradise farm does. The impact they make on the lives of our young people is immeasurable, and we are grateful for the opportunity to witness it firsthand.

Thanks for having us Paradise farm! We hope to see you again soon!

Property Council of Australia ‘Innovation & Excellence’ Awards

Redpath Partners was privileged to attend the Property Council of Australia ‘Innovation & Excellence’ Awards last night.

Surrounded by the industry’s best and brightest, we were captivated by the exceptional projects showcased in property development and investment. Congratulations to the deserving award winners for their outstanding contributions.

Big shout out to the Property Council of Australia for hosting an event that truly celebrates the essence of innovation and excellence.

Redpath Partners – Global Expansion Continues

We are thrilled to share that Redpath Partners has officially expanded its footprint with the successful opening of our new offices in Singapore 🇸🇬 and New Zealand 🇳🇿.

This significant expansion underscores our deep commitment to connecting exceptional talent in the Property and Construction sectors with outstanding opportunities on a global scale.

Simon Bryce will be at the helm of our New Zealand office, and Will Page-Ratcliff will be heading our Singapore operation. We’re lucky to have secured two proven leaders with enviable track records in our specialist markets.

We are grateful to our clients and candidates who have trusted us throughout our journey, your support has been instrumental in our growth.

Relationship Capital Event

At Redpath, we understand the significance of Relationship Capital—an invaluable asset stemming from our network of contacts, including partners, candidates, and team connections. Nurturing these relationships contributes to business growth, success and partnerships through the ebb and flow of economic climates.

A huge Thank You to our esteemed guest speakers, Danni Hunter & Luke Stambolis, for sharing their expertise and insights with us. 🎙️ We also extend our gratitude to The Business Development Society for orchestrating this exceptional event and to Intermain for sponsoring and hosting it at their stunning new offices off Flinders Lane!

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all who attended and made this event a resounding success! 🙌 We look forward to seeing you at the next one.

Retail Property Marketplace 2023

Redpath Partners were proud to sponsor the 2023 Retail Property Marketplace in Melbourne, joining Australia’s most innovative retail leaders, store designers, leasing agents, lawyers, proptech developers, property owners & managers.

RPM and event organiser connexU did a great job with:

  • Targeted Audience: Bringing together like-minded individuals within the Retail industry.
  • Accessing New Brands and Initiatives: Attracting new and exciting retailers within the local and national markets.
  • Broadening the Network: Expanding the network of contacts to include all service providers to the Retail Industry.
  • Convenience: Having the ability to bring everyone together in the one location, whilst driving cost efficiencies.

Thanks to all involved in making the event a success!

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Redpath Partners recently held our Annual Mental Health Awareness Week and it was a great opportunity to improve our understanding of mental illness and reduce the stigma around mental health. While our teams’ mental health is a year-round priority, we hold our awareness week to remind the team of the importance of mental health and to experience new ways to help recognize and deal with it.

The teams’ activities included team spin classes, yoga and sound therapy sessions, alfresco lunches, a whale-watching adventure, nutrition seminars and ice bath experiences.

Mental health is just as essential as physical health. Normalizing the conversation about mental health empowers people to talk and get the help they need.

Development Lunch 2023

The annual Redpath Development Lunch came to a grinding halt at the start of Covid, but our 2023 event truly made up for the absence.

The fantastic Shell House Restaurant played host to a 90 strong crowd of industry leaders and Rhian Davies, who leads the Redpath Partners development business in Sydney, was thrilled to thank all who attended for their support and on-going business.

These lunches will always be relaxed affairs where great people are able to catch up, connect and extend their network.

We look forward to seeing you all there in 2024!

Women in Construction Golf Day SA

What an incredible day at the Women in Construction Golf Day hosted by Kelly McLean last week! It was truly inspiring to see so many women come together to build a community of support within the construction industry.

In South Australia women only make up 13% of the construction market, but events like this are helping to change that. The goal is to increase the percentage of women in construction to 25% by 2025, and it’s amazing to see so many people working together to make that a reality.

But beyond the numbers, it was wonderful to see women from all different backgrounds and experiences coming together to connect, share ideas, and celebrate each other’s success. The golf course was alive with laughter and conversation, and it was clear that everyone was having a great time.

Well done to Kelly for hosting such a fantastic day, and to everyone who attended for making it so special. Let’s continue to work towards a more equitable and inclusive future for all.

Redpath Partners Retail Leaders Lunch

Last month Erin Dixson hosted Redpath Partner’s first Retail Leaders Lunch at one of Sydney’s favourite restaurants, The Clocktower, Shell House.

The event was to thank her clients for their continued partnership together over the years, spend time with other like minded professionals, and to celebrate their achievements.

Erin has built strong relationships within the retail industry, and continues to do so.

The team at Redpath Partners look forward to Erin’s next Retail Leaders Event.

Fiveight – Project Director: Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Sydney

Redpath are proud to partner with Australian property revitalists, Fiveight, to seek a new Project  Director to add to the company’s growing team of passionate industry experts.

The Project Director will be responsible for leading the company’s flagship redevelopment at Sydney’s One Circular Quay to bring to life Australia’s first Waldorf Astoria hotel, which was purchased by Fiveight earlier this year.

The right candidate will be responsible for leading a team of committed experts and will house an abundance of luxury hospitality property development experience, as well as embody Fiveight’s core values.

A new role dedicated to the Waldorf Astoria development, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an experienced Project Director to sit at the helm of delivering Australia’s most iconic hospitality and mixed use development in Australia’s gateway city.


The Project Director will lead the delivery of the new Sydney Waldorf Astoria Hotel and mixed use development, on behalf of Fiveight. The position is responsible for leading the execution, in accordance with Fiveight’s project vision, business plan and budget, and will coordinate closely with construction partners Lendlease, and Hilton, as operators of the Waldorf Astoria brand.

Key responsibilities:

  • Relationships
    • Represent Fiveight within the property industry, with government agencies, statutory authorities, and the broader community to achieve business and project outcomes in a manner that enhances the reputation of the business.
    • Act as an ambassador to positively promote Fiveight’s image and brand to stakeholders, customers and partners.
    • Encourage and ensure effective development team collaboration within all areas of the Fiveight business and more broadly at Tattarang and Minderoo Foundation.
    • Drive engagement with key stakeholders across the business to ensure support for project vision, strategy, deliverables and outcomes.
  • Commerciality
    • Assess the competing needs of each project stage to develop well-considered and achievable programmes including supporting data for cost estimates, identified risk, and project dependencies for resource planning and risk mitigation.
    • Drive sustainable profits by ensuring the development of project portfolios in accordance with Fiveight strategy, business plan, budget and Fiveight Formula.
    • Prepare strategic project business plans to generate well-developed and robust forecasts for future revenue, expenditure and cash flow.
    • Work with the finance team to prepare project feasibilities, capex budgets and quarterly budget reviews to report on project performance and risks.
    • Ensure project risks (and opportunities for improvement) are identified and regularly reviewed with strategies implemented to mitigate and minimise impact.
  • Commitment to purpose
    • Ensure projects are developed and delivered in a manner to meet and exceed sustainability targets and initiatives.
    • Balance project portfolio objectives and priorities with Fiveight Values and Code of Conduct to deliver project outcomes.
    • Ensure the development and delivery of projects in a way that creates competitive advantage and culture of innovation in design, delivery and building sustainability outcomes.
  • Leadership
    • Lead development teams, role model and grow the Fiveight Culture and Values to deliver project, portfolio and business outcomes in line with the Fiveight vision.
    • Lead the development of the project vision to inform the preparation of well defined project briefs.
    • Effectively manage and monitor the performance of development team members and identify developmental activities to ensure individuals and the team operate at full potential.
    • Build the capability of development teams by nurturing and retaining talent in a positive, diverse and supportive environment for people to excel.
  • Ways of working
    • Contribute to the implementation and operational reviews of the Fiveight Formula Development Management Process.
    • Ensure projects are delivered in line with the requirements of the Fiveight Formula and in accordance with the Development Management Process – Phase Activities, Approval Gates and Supporting Documents.
    • Ensure project deliverables are consistent with business strategies and internal approvals.
    • Ensure compliance and reporting with all HSE policies and procedures.
    • Ensure HSE support, through materials and resources, are provided as needed to project teams.


First and foremost, as a key leader within the business, the right person will embody Fiveight’s company values: humility, courage and determination, empowerment, enthusiasm, family, frugality, generating ideas, integrity, safety and stretch targets.

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Redpath Partners Female Scholarship Program

Redpath Partners are proud to announce that our partnership with UNSW, Sydney for the Female Scholarship Program has been offered to Amelia Chan, providing an opportunity to continue her education and pursue a career in the Construction industry.

At Redpath Partners, we recognize that there is a serious need to increase the number of women in the construction and property industry. That’s why we’re committed to contributing to this change by offering a scholarship to Amelia, a deserving female student, to study a Bachelor of Construction Management & Property at UNSW, Sydney.

Amelia is a highly motivated and ambitious woman with a proven track record of academic excellence and a deep passion for the construction and property industry. We’re confident that she has the potential to become a future leader in this field and contribute to the growth of the industry as a whole.

Supporting World Vision Australia’s Ukraine Appeal

As the war in Ukraine continues, there are millions of children displaced and thousands of people still desperately trying to flee.

Through World Vision Australia, we’ve donated $5k to The Ukraine Appeal and are delighted to help World Vision in their quest to raise $1m. Together your support will be combined with $5m from the Federal Government to raise funds for this critical project.

If you’d like to donate to make a difference, head to:

People moves and news brought to you by Redpath Partners

Global property services firm JLL Asia Pacific has appointed Connor McCauley into the new position of Head of Sustainability – Australia & New Zealand. The APP Corporation has announced the appointment of Dennis Finn as Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Board. Scentre Group (Owner and Operator of Westfield in Aus and NZ) announced the appointment of Steve McCann to the Board. Lindsay Albonico has commenced as NSW State Manager for Hansen Yuncken.

Full list of moves and news:

Also includes:

Andrew Harmos, Dexus Convenience Retail REIT,
Howard Brenchley, Michael Johnstone, Daniel Carter, Jonathan Sweeney, DevelomentWA, Frank Marra, Dean Mudford, Abacus Property Group, Belinda Cleminson, Rebecca Pierro FGIA, MaxCap Group, Nick Bullick, Dana Sekar, Cygnet West, Katrina Quesada & Colliers

Redpath Partners Female Scholarship Program

Redpath Partners are very proud to be working with UNSW, Sydney to offer one female student an amazing opportunity to continue their education in the construction and property industry.

We recognize that serious steps need to be taken to increase the number of women in this industry and we are dedicated in contributing to this change.

We are offering a scholarship to a high achieving woman to study a Bachelor of Construction Management & Property at UNSW, Sydney from 2023.

To check the entry requirements and apply for the scholarship, please visit:

EOFY Celebrations in the Hunter Valley

Last week the Australian Redpath Offices got together for our EOFY celebrations in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Redpath Partners have had a record year and despite covid and lockdowns and everything else 2021/2022 had to throw at us, our team still smashed it out the park and we couldn’t be more proud!

We stayed at the beautiful Allawah Estate in Pokolbin and had a fantastic dinner at Eremo on the fist night.

The following morning the team either played a round of golf or were pampered and relaxed at the spa. We all came back together for lunch at the house , before making our way to Brokenwood Winery for a personal wine tasting.

The first half of 2022 for Redpath Partners has been outstanding and with our team, we know this will continue into the second!

Dubai Promotions

Redpath Partners’ Dubai office were able to celebrate a couple of well deserved promotions at their recent financial year end wrap.

Congratulations to Stefan Moylan-Clifford and Ed Davey for their respective promotions to Principal Consultant!

A Taste of Paradise Farm

Last week the Redpath Team travelled to Berry to work for the non-for-profit charity, ‘A Taste of Paradise Farm’. This organisation solely focuses on supporting disadvantaged and at-risk young people, helping them develop life skills through mentoring and farm work.

Our goal for the day was to plant 184 seedlings in their timber plantation to help them provide for the charity for the upcoming years. Planting these trees has many environmental benefits such as moderating climate, improving air quality, reducing stormwater runoff, and providing habitats for wildlife.

With great teamwork and a great cause in mind, the team were able to achieve this with time to spare!

We would like to say a big thank you to Tim and the team for allowing our group of volunteers to step in and lend a hand and hope to make this an annual event.

Trilogy Funds Asset Manager

Redpath Partners are delighted to be working with Trilogy Funds to source a dynamic Asset Manager.

Trilogy Funds is one of Australia’s leading fund managers and financiers of property-based investments. When it comes to property-based investing and financing, we take things personally. We’ve been building wealth together with Australian investors, advisers, property developers and brokers for over 24 years.

For us, building wealth together means fostering tailored, personal interactions. It means delivering:
• Better outcomes for investors
• Better construction and development finance solutions
• Better opportunities for our team and suppliers
• Sustainable growth in the Australian property and investment sectors

The Asset Manager is responsible and accountable for the overall asset optimisation via maximising both income and capital property return including the execution of specified strategy plans for each property. There is overall responsibility for facility, financial, and property management, and for risk and compliance obligations relating to a given portfolio. The Asset Manager is also responsible for managing day-to-day issues concerning Trilogy’s property investments and providing regular reports on the performance of the investments.

The Asset Manager also has involvement in the acquisition process, in particular in relation to completion of due diligence.

• Strong property experience in Asset or Property Management at a commercial scale
• Minimum of 5 years’ postgraduate experience
• Working background to ideally be from a commercial agency or fund management
• Qualifications – tertiary qualification in a property-related field
• Strong and effective communication skills, both written and oral
• Self-driven and enthusiastic
• Ability to work in partnership within a small professional team. Ability to manage internal and external relationships as required
• Good planning and organisational skills

• Lateral thinking and analytical skills
• Understanding of the structure and activities of the Australian commercial property market including transactional aspects

For more information, please do not hesitate to call Joel Eve on 0478 723 369 to discuss this role in more detail.

Transitioning from a Recruiter in the UK to the Middle East

Cameron Fairweather, our Dubai Office’s most recent hire direct from the UK, gives us an insight into his experience of moving from recruitment in the UK to the Middle East…

Moving jobs can often be quite daunting but moving to a different continent for a new opportunity is an entirely different ball game. Or so you’d think…

I initially received a call about a role in the Middle East during the Summer of 2021, driving home from work in the pouring rain – which at the time was enough to make my ears prick up to the thought of sunshine for 365 days a year (realistic forecast should’ve been sandstorms, grey foggy skies with a sprinkling of sunshine).

Truth be told, I was ready for a new challenge and wanted to explore something different, having worked in the UK for my career to date. With nothing tying me down in my hometown of Ipswich, it made perfect sense to spread my wings and embark on a new challenge.

In the months that followed I had several meetings over Teams (thanks COVID) with Charlie and Ben here at Redpath Partners and immediately felt excited about the opportunity to join the team they have created over the past 7 years. We spent a number of hours speaking about their vision for this business, where I would fit in and what I could bring to the table. Any initial doubts that were in my mind were soon eradicated through the course of these meetings and with the help of Laura taking care of my visa, flights and initial accommodation, the move couldn’t have been more seamless after I signed on the dotted line.

Now after having spent 6 months recruiting in the GCC, it’s a good time to look back and reflect on some valuable lessons learnt over the course of my tenure here.


Construction and Development in the Middle East is on a far greater scale than anything I have experienced in my recruitment career. It’s important to set realistic expectations to potential candidates that unless they have previously worked in the region; the sheer scale of the projects may well far exceed anything they have previously worked on. It’s important not to be put off by this, but to embrace it. Clients aren’t expecting candidates to have the exact experience necessary, as it would be impossible, but understand that skills are transferrable and with commitment and willingness to learn, the move can be a success.


Recruitment here is far more complex than it is in the UK, unless you’re dealing with someone who is already based in the region. It’s a far cry from my experience of guiding someone through the process of switching from one development in East London to another in Central London. Once you have planted the seed of the Middle East, candidates need time to process if its going to work for the family, then proceeds a lengthy interview process (mainly due to the fact hiring managers are so busy with the boom), add in a three month notice period and a visa process to navigate.


One of the most interesting parts of recruiting in the GCC is dealing with a vast array of different nationalities. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to recruitment here, you need to be flexible in your style and very accommodating to everyone’s needs and cultural settings. We’re just off the back of Ramadan, where the region typically slows down drastically, and whilst some candidates are super keen for things to progress at a speed of light, it’s managing this process accordingly setting realistic expectations from the off.
Experience: It’s no secret recruiters in the UK often have a poor reputation – potentially due to the market being saturated with inexperienced recruiters and clients feeling aggrieved through the whole process. The most pleasant surprise since joining the business is that recruiters are appreciated in the region. Due to the depth of knowledge required to pitch a new opportunity to a potential candidate, recruiters need to be exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable about the clients they’re recruiting for, as well as the market. Redpath Partners have been amazing at ensuring my market knowledge is sound and cultural setting established as well as being surrounded by incredibly experienced and successful recruiters who have moulded my recruitment approach to work in the GCC compared to the UK.


There’s lots of pro’s to living in the Middle East and they’re not all financial! The majority of cities we recruit for are easily accessible from anywhere in the world, which in turn opens up the candidate market far and wide. Direct and connecting flights into the region operate in abundance and there are numerous different locations available for short breaks locally which makes it an attractive proposition to many.

There are a few preconceptions about working in the Middle East, but having spent some time in the UAE and KSA, I can assure you that you will be welcomed with open arms, and you’ll be given a platform to grow both personally and professionally. The market is buoyant, the people are genuinely energising, and the opportunities are endless.

Joining Redpath Partners has been the best move of my career and I’m incredibly grateful to the team here for integrating me into the business effortlessly. If you’re thinking of a move, then make that call, explore your options, and embrace the openings offered – you won’t regret it.

Redpath Partners Australia Q3 Noosa Trip

With restrictions now easing and borders opening up, the Australian Redpath team were able to celebrate a record Q3 in style! We were taken to Noosa, where we were treated to a two night stay at the Sofitel, along with some amazing meals and great times by the pool.

We arrived in warm, sunny Noosa on Wednesday, where it was 28 degrees, and after being in rainy Sydney for the past few months, everyone was very happy. After we checked into the hotel, we went our seperate ways for the morning, either checking out the boutique shops, going for a run through the National Park, getting a massage or having a stroll along the coast track.

The afternoon was spent by the hotel pool with a couple of cocktails, catching up with colleagues from different offices before heading back to our rooms to get ready for dinner at Locale.

The following day we indulged in the breakfast buffet before spending some more time in the sun by the pool. We had a late lunch was at Sails, right on the beach front, which was filled with lots of delicious food and even more laughs. The evening was spent with a few more drinks and some dancing.

On Friday we soaked up as much sun as we could before we had to leave.

Our team has worked tirelessly this quarter and we couldn’t think of a better way to thank them for their commitment and dedication. They have proven time and time again that they are the best in the business and we can’t wait to see what they can do in Q4!

Senior Development Manager, Industrial – Salta Properties

Redpath Partners are extremely proud to be partnering with Salta Properties in identifying a key Senior development hire to embed within their industrial team.

As a developer, the Salta properties brand has been synonymous with iconic, high quality real estate assets and projects in Australia that have set the bar high for the last fifty years.
With interests across all sectors, Salta Properties has always maintained a particularly long and rich history in the industrial sector and continues to be a major player in Melbourne with existing and future industrial projects and precincts located in both the western and South-Eastern suburbs.

Whilst being a family owned, private property developer, the business has an institutional scale project pipeline with significant industrial projects that are performing well – these are supported by an extremely high performing development & delivery team.

The Senior Development Manager will be responsible for the leadership, management, establishment, and execution of industrial projects under the direction of the Director, Commercial & Industrial Development. The SDM will own and be responsible for the commercial outcomes of the project and will lead and manage project resources that deliver projects. Not only will this role be responsible for the successful delivery of projects from concept through to completion, but they will also play a vital role in building and replenishing Salta’s new development pipeline, working closely with the Director on the acquisition strategy.

Key Responsibilities include:
Undertake feasibility studies, risk identification and assessment and evaluation of alternatives.
Manage all planning, design, marketing, stakeholder, engineering and legal issues.
Manage the sales and leasing of projects including settlements, lease commencements and handover.
Manage projects within time, cost and quality parameters. Understand and manage an integrated construction program across the masterplan and public realm of the Estate or individual project.
Be highly conversant with local planning processes in general and particularly the relevant planning schemes
Prepare and lodge Development Applications and engage in meetings and correspondence thereafter to support the application.

This opportunity represents the chance to join a business in an expansive, growth phase, contributing to a strategy which is to develop and retain market leading, A-Grade industrial assets – building on the momentum and impetus in Australia’s industrial & logistics sector.

The current industrial pipeline includes:
Nexus Industrial Estate at Dandenong South
State of the art 180-hectare development which is currently about 40% through its development pipeline. With continuing demand for both pre-lease and speculative warehouse projects, Salta are continuing to invest in their place and public realm offering in this much sought-after estate to ensure it is a highly attractive and much sought-after proposition to attract and retain high calibre tenants. This project will have an end value of approximately $2bn.
690 Western Port Highway, Cranbourne West
A newer acquisition to the Salta pipeline in the South-East and will be a 124ha precinct which will house approximately 480,000sqm of A-grade warehouse in the future and will have an end value of approximately $1.5bn.

Salta Properties are seeking an entrepreneurial, commercially astute development manager with strong leadership skills. You will be a strong negotiator who is able to manage business relationships effectively. You must be able to work collaboratively and think strategically.
At least 5 years’ experience in a senior development role.

A Tertiary qualified in either property, engineering, construction, architecture or a related discipline.
Project and design management experience
Able to demonstrate financially sound portfolio management.
Possess a wide network within the property industry.
Understanding of Local Government planning laws, State planning legislation and environmental legislation.
Working knowledge of accounting, to enable overall monitoring of project performance.
Experience in preparation of property reports suitable for board submissions

To find out more about this exciting role, please reach out to Chris Smith of Redpath Partners.

Chris can be reached on, or contacted directly on +61 459 496 126

500 Women in Property

Redpath Partners are excited announce that our Principal Consultant Erin Dixson is going to be a member of this year’s Property Council of Australia’s 500 Women in Property Program. This is a fantastic initiative which helps women across the property sector to learn, grow and accelerate into important leadership positions.

Erin has grown into being one of retail property’s top specialist as well as a senior leader here at Redpath. We are proud to champion her in this program and excited to watch her continue in her success.

Dubai’s H1 Incentive Trip to Ras Al Khaimah

The Dubai team recently celebrated a very successful H1 by taking an overnight trip to Ras Al Khaimah and Laura, the Dubai Office Manager, let us know what they got up to.

The Dubai team started the trip to RAK by heading to the Hajjar mountains and completing a 4-hour Survival Course at the newly opened Bear Grylls Explorer’s Camp – the first camp of its kind in the world! We learned the basics of survival by using Bear Grylls’ tried and tested methods. We learned about Protection, Rescue, Water and Fire & Food by finding the best place to take shelter, how to filter water, how to build a fire and how to scavenge for food. The course brought us through water filled wadis at the base of the Jebel Jais Mountain and was a brilliant team building exercise.

After working up an appetite we checked into the Waldorf Astoria where we celebrated the team’s H1 success with a delicious meal at the beautiful Lexington Grill Restaurant.

The following morning, the team played a round of golf at Al Hamra Golf Club. With gale force winds forecast throughout the morning we wrapped up warm, but thankfully the sun came out to join us and we had a great round. We couldn’t play a game of golf without some healthy competition, so we played a Texas Scramble format with some on-course prizes to be won too. Nearest the Pin prize was won by Steve as the only player to hit the green and leaving a 20-yard putt to the flag, and we’ll have to wait for the next round to see who has the Longest Drive as none of us kept it on the fairway – we’re blaming the wind for this! 🤣 Overall champs were the team of Laura, Steve & Darryl and they walked away with the inaugural Redpath Partners Golf Trophy and, of course, bragging rights!

The trip was a great success, and the team came back rejuvenated and ready for 2022

Redpath Partners Adelaide Office

Redpath Partners are excited to announce the opening of our new Adelaide office!

The office will be led by Nick Kulakoff and supported by our Melbourne and Sydney offices. Nick has been working in the South Australian market for 8 years as a professional recruitment consultant, specialising in the Engineering and Commercial Sectors. He brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience to our team and we’re excited to have him on board.

To get in touch, please reach out to Nick on or 0423 325 015

Brisbane Opportunity with GreenFort Capital

Redpath Partners have partnered up with a leading Investment Firm in Brisbane, GreenFort Capital. We are on the search for a talented Investment Analyst to assist with all aspects of their capital and corporate transactions. The role will be working closely with numerous stakeholders and key business leaders.

GreenFort Capital is a Real Estate investment management business based in Brisbane managing a large portfolio of operating and real estate assets. The group focuses upon the “living” sectors including build to rent residential, senior’s living, social/disability housing, student accommodation, childcare, and other value add opportunities.

For more information, please contact Joel Eve on 0478 723 369 on



An excellent opportunity to join a strong development team, focusing on a world-leading, mixed use, sustainable precinct and working with high profile and renowned architects, William Smart of SDS and Bates Smart. The Development Manager – Residential & Mixed Use will report into the Senior Development Manager, utilising their experience to manage this project through the delivery stage, along with further exposure to other projects at varying stages of lifecycle.

Key responsibilities include:
• End to end development management from concepts to completion, including: site assessment, feasibility studies and draft submissions, negotiating and coordinating external contracts, ongoing design review and improvement, construction delivery and working with Marketing & Sales to develop the product and optimise revenue outcomes.
• Managing the delivery of mixed-use developments with a heavy focus on maximising financial returns while maintaining a very high standard of quality in design and execution.
• Ensuring a high standard for internal and external design outcomes, backed by a strong understanding of project markets and effective marketing that suits the product offering.
• Assisting with new business acquisition opportunities identified and pursued in line with investment criteria.
• Managing development feasibility, producing monthly project reports and assisting with annual budgets and cashflow forecasts

This role is based in the Mulpha Head Office in Circular Quay with regular travel to Sydney development sites required.

• 5-10 years’ experience within the development industry, anchored in Residential & Mixed Use Development
• Tertiary qualified in Construction, Property or Land Economics, Engineering, Planning or similar
• High level computer skills, including proprietary feasibility system knowledge

• Strong understanding of markets, i.e. rent, incentives, outgoings, yields, supply & demand
• Strong construction delivery experience of mid to high rise apartments
• Ability to identify industry innovation and identify opportunities for current or future projects
• Excellent communication & negotiation skills
• Strong conceptual thinking, decisiveness, and results orientation
• Strong team player attitude

Mulpha owns and develops some of Australia’s largest and most successful fully integrated residential and business park projects including the 377 Ha world-class Norwest Business Park and 474 Ha Sanctuary Cove, Queensland.

Mulpha Developments is part of the wider Mulpha Group, one of Australia’s most experienced real estate and hospitality investors, with highly specialised operational management and development capability. The Group has an extensive portfolio of real estate, property development, hospitality, education, private equity and debt assets, and invests in some of the fastest-growing and most vibrant economies including Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Malaysia.

At Mulpha, we are committed to continually unlocking potential in our ventures. For that reason, we recognise that people are essential in delivering the future success of the Mulpha Group and are committed to building a high performance culture. High performance within the Mulpha Group is characterised by: a learning and growing environment; a high achievement orientation; a sharing environment – information, resources, ideas and goodwill; commitment to be the best we can be; humility, fairness and openness in how we go about our work.

To apply, please send your resume to

Redpath are proud to be partnering with Toga to appoint a General Foreman

We are proud to partner with a long standing client by the name of Toga Developments. They are a large Developer / Builder who have had a number of projects come online with in the last 12 months and this pipeline is about 10 years strong.

There is opportunity for a General foreman to help deliver a large mixed use project in the heart of Sydney. This project is a major new build development and will require someone who has experience on large new builds between $80m – $300m.

The company itself is a leading builder developer that have a strong 5 year pipeline across the inner basin of Sydney. The projects are valued between $100m – $500m and the sectors are mixed use resi, hotels and commercial offices.

What we are looking for in a GENERAL FOREMAN:
– 8-10 years as a Structures Foreman on high rise projects with a trade qualification in carpentry or a structural engineering background (engineering preferred)
– Experience working on projects $100m +
– Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
– Tenure and commitment to previous employees
– Strong industry references to support your experience
– You will only be considered if you have required experience as we are looking for suitable candidates from a who have delivered projects $80m + range.

If of interest, please send your resume to

Redpath are proud to be partnering with Walker Corporation to appoint a Sales & Marketing Manager


Walker Corporation is one of Australia’s largest private developers and has developments
across all industry sectors – retail, commercial, industrial, residential, resort and master plan
communities. The group deliver valuable, useful and superbly designed spaces from vision to reality
across Australia and the world.

Established in the 1960s, today we continue to stand out as an innovative and progressive contributor to
the Australian property market. We offer astute and responsive services with the personal approach of a
family business. An underlying philosophy of “challenges accepted” drives every property development,
creating value for the communities we work in. We have successfully delivered over 1000 projects in the last 50 years delivering accessible and innovative places to live, work and play.


Riverlea is the nation’s largest master planned community. Previously known as the Buckland Park
development, it will have homes for 30,000 people, shops, a business hub, 50ha of lakes, 420ha of open
space and four schools. It is predicted $3bn will be invested over 20 years and 10,000 jobs created during
the development.

This key, leadership role will be responsible for driving the sales and marketing of this major mixed-use,
greenfield project. You will drive a team of motivated, high performing Sales Consultants with land sales
activity to meet company targets as well as shaping the over-arching, marketing strategy of the project.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

▪ Analysing the Market and identify potential customers. Examine the needs, wants, and purchasing
patterns of our target audience.
▪ Implementing marketing and advertising campaigns to encourage sales.
▪ Researching competitive products by identifying and evaluating product characteristics, market
share, pricing, and advertising; maintaining research databases.
▪ Supporting sales staff by providing sales data, market trends, forecasts, account analyses, and new
product information.
▪ Preparing all marketing material including presentations, advertisements, brochures,
documentation, signage etc.
▪ Monitoring budgets by comparing and analysing actual results with plans and forecasts.
▪ Coordinating all social media and manage our online presence and property listings.
▪ Preparing marketing reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising sales data.
▪ Attracting New Clients and build the company’s customer base.


Walker Corp is keen to secure a market-proven, qualified sales and marketing professional who has a
successful track record in managing the sales and marketing strategy of major greenfield projects. You
will be a confident, competitive and tenacious Sales and marketing manager that has the ability to build
rapport with wide audiences – internally and externally and also has the ability to motivate and drive sales

Qualifications required:

▪ Bachelor’s or master’s degree in marketing or a related field
▪ Proven experience working in land development sales and marketing or related industries
▪ Demonstrable experience leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media
and/or display advertising campaigns
▪ Consistent sales and business development track record

Please reach out for a confidential discussion to Chris Smith at Redpath with a copy of your
CV: or phone today on 0459 496 126

ULI Young Leaders Group: Lunch & Learn with Chinachem Group CEO Donald Choi

Reinjecting Purpose into Real Estate: The Role of Business in Society

We are honoured to have Chinachem Group CEO Donald Choi host the inaugural luncheon for ULI Hong Kong Young Leaders Group’s series on the topic of “Reinjecting Purpose into Real Estate”! Sharing conversations over lunch at the beautiful Nina Hotel Causeway Bay Penthouse, 16 attendees* explored how to collectively adapt and innovate the way we think, work, and live as we emerge from the pandemic.

Donald opened the event with a keynote on how Chinachem Group is “Redefining ‘Smart City’ for Resilience in the New Normal”, and how as a community, we can jointly move forward with long-term sustainability. The legacy development of the Group for the past 60 years has mirrored Hong Kong’s transformation from a manufacturing economy to a major trade gateway, international finance & services hub, and subsequently a leading global tourist destination. The standard of living and desire for better quality of life also evolved as the demography shifted to a generation prioritizing liveability, preservation of culture, and building a sustainable future.

With a renewed vision, Donald shared ways Chinachem Group express their own shared-value concept by prioritizing “People, Prosperity and Planet” in their investments: developing “places with heart” through various efforts such as healthy aging with CUHK, optimizing building operations for a Smart City through PropTech and Smart City Tech applications, and launching initiatives with HKSTP. From the recent Chinachem Group branding transformation to a corporate cultural shift, Donald highlighted what leadership means in the “New Normal”. Business communities and individuals must embrace collaboration, inclusiveness, empathy, and adaptability in order to resolve the complex challenges ahead!

On behalf of the ULI’s Young Leaders Group, we would like to extend deep gratitude for the opportunity to get together (with socially distanced measures) to learn from the esteemed speaker Donald, as well as fellow industry peers for their diverse insights on topical issues from liveability, PropTech, to culture and quality of life that are close to heart. Thank you to our event and venue sponsor Chinachem Group and the supporting teams. We look forward to more engaging conversations together on social innovation and collaborations. Please reach out to YLG Committee members Fay [] and Wendy [] should you have any collaboration ideas for this new series of “Reinjecting Purpose into Real Estate”.

About ULI HK YLG Reinjecting Purpose into Real Estate Series:

Recent social unrest and worldwide pandemic called to action numerous topics for the Hong Kong community to address in order to stay forefront as a global city. We see many opportunities for leaders in the development scene and local interest groups to come together and redefine what we do to create shared and added values that innovate the way we think, work, and live.

Through this series, we hope to connect interests and raise awareness with social innovation, new modes of collaboration that break traditional institutional boundaries for the greater good of the Hong Kong community.

Redpath are proud to be partnering with Greenfort Capital to appoint an Assistant Development Manager, Brisbane

Redpath Partners have been exclusively engaged by Greenfort Capital to source an experienced property professional to join their Development team in Brisbane.

Greenfort Capital, a real estate investment management and private equity company, possess full end to end capabilities from the initial origination of development assets, through the initial concept and planning stage, to full delivery and final asset management/operation. With a predominant focus on the ‘living sectors’, they undertake projects nationally, across retirement living, student accommodation, build to rent, specialist disability, childcare and traditional residential assets.

Now looking to increase their capability, the ideal candidate would have spent a minimum of 24 months working within a real estate position including development, architecture, planning, project management, or construction management, and have the desire to work with a small, agile private firm in an ‘end to end’ capacity. The role will support an existing development manager and broader development team across multiple projects with exposure to front end feasibilities, design, planning and approvals, procurement and construction management. This would ideally suit a self-driven, commercially astute candidate who is looking to progress their future into development management.

To discuss this opportunity further, please contact, Rhian Davies on 0410 185 233 or send your details to to arrange an initial discussion.

Applications close on 26th July 2021 at 12pm

Redpath are proud to be partnering with Mulpha to appoint an experienced Development Director

Mulpha is one of Australia’s most recognised and reputable real estate and hospitality businesses. With the focus on the further development of some of their iconic Queensland assets, along with the potential growth through acquisition within the region, this is a critical hire for the business.

The initial search which has already commenced, has further highlighted what is truly essential. With an outstanding team already on the ground, getting the right ‘fit’ is crucial. Strong talent has been identified, however due to the importance of combining in-depth commercial, technical and leadership expertise along with the right personality to really inspire, lead and further mentor the team, the Executive Team have decided to continue the search on a national scale to ensure they find the most suitable leader.


Reporting to the national executive Head of Developments, the Queensland Development Director will lead the development team in the delivery of current projects, as well as having a strong focus on new business origination.

Key responsibilities:

• Work with the senior management team to outline and execute the business strategy and direction.
• Lead in the identification of new business opportunities that are in line with investment criteria, subsequently working with wider team to execute on acquisitions.
• Manage end to end developments from concepts to completion, including site assessment, feasibility studies and draft submissions, negotiating and coordinating external contracts, ongoing design review and improvement, and working with Marketing & Sales to develop the product and revenue.
• Lead and build a progressive Development Team and participate in setting a high performance culture across the broader Mulpha Group, especially where businesses intersect in the mixed-use environment.
• Ensure a high standard is met for internal and external design outcomes, backed by a strong understanding of project markets and effective marketing that suits the product offering.
• Produce monthly project reports, annual budgets and cashflow forecasts.

This role will be based in the region, with time spent both in our Brisbane and Sanctuary Cove offices, along with site attendance where necessary.


This role is suitable for candidates with the following background:
• 15 years’ + experience within the development industry with strong new business origination skills and sector delivery diversity, including large masterplan residential and commercial projects.
• Tertiary qualified in Land Economics, Engineering, Planning or similar
• High level computer skills, including proprietary feasibility system knowledge
• Strong understanding of Queensland development markets i.e. residential values, commercial and retail rents, incentives, outgoings, yields, supply & demand
• Ability to identify industry innovation and identify opportunities for current or future projects
• Excellent communication & negotiation skills
• Strong conceptual thinking, decisiveness, and results orientation
• Strong team player attitude.


Mulpha Group, is one of Australia’s most experienced real estate and hospitality investors, with highly specialised operational management and development capabilities. The Group has an extensive portfolio of real estate, property development, hospitality, education, private equity and debt assets, and invests in some of the fastest-growing and most vibrant economies including Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Malaysia.

Iconic assets such as InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and InterContinental Hotel, Sydney epitomise Mulpha’s premium asset portfolio, as does Mulpha’s two major masterplan developments of Sanctuary Cove, Queensland and Norwest Business Park, Sydney.

Sanctuary Cove is Australia’s leading integrated residential community offering a unique lifestyle and extensive facilities. The 474 hectare residential enclave includes two championship golf courses, four harbours, a retail village overlooking a 238 berth marina, a Recreation Club, Country Club and the 5-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.

Norwest is one of Australia’s largest and most successful fully integrated residential and business park projects. The 377 hectare world-class Norwest Business Park, located in the north-west sector of Sydney, proudly boasts its growth evolution into the suburb of Norwest and ultimately into the Norwest City of tomorrow.

At Mulpha, we are committed to continually unlocking potential in our ventures. For that reason, we recognise that people are essential in delivering the future success of the Mulpha Group and are committed to building a high performance culture. High performance within the Mulpha Group is characterised by: a learning and growing environment; a high achievement orientation; a sharing environment – information, resources, ideas and goodwill; commitment to be the best we can be; humility, fairness and openness in how we go about our work.

To register your interest, or enquire further, please contact Rhian Davies on or on 0410 185 233 for a confidential discussion.

What does lockdown mean for Design & Architecture?

We are nearly half way through the first official lockdown week here in Sydney so I thought it would be worth sharing some of the insights across the Design & Architecture world, reflecting on now and the year so far.

Coming into this week off the back of the lockdown announcement, I was eagerly awaiting direction from my clients about how they would like to proceed with their recruitment plans and for a brief moment was apprehensive that the mindset of 2020 might return and activity put on hold. So far, 2021 is the busiest we have seen design and architecture in many years, and off the back of a very slow and challenging 2020, its very welcomed.

Fortunately, if these past few days are anything to go by, I have seen no signs of that momentum slowing down.

Confidence in the market remains high and clients are setting their sights on the months ahead eager to secure talent and project teams ahead of their competitors. Government funding in areas such as health and defence create opportunities for teams to up-skill or diversify, in addition to a backlog of commercial workplace upgrades/ repositioning and new builds has created a surge of work for studios and D&C contractors who now look to bolster their teams and activity across residential, mixed use, aged care, and industrial/logistics which has created some unique and fantastic opportunities to pivot across sectors or advance your career.

The clients that are capitalising on the strong talent coming to market are those that act swiftly, have defined recruitment processes in place and are able to sell their brand effectively to future employees.

My best advice, if you are a client reading this, continue to interview and continue to hire as I can assure you, your competitors are doing just that. Remember, the first interview with a candidate is them interviewing you as much as you interviewing the candidate, so make sure to cover off as much about the company, the role, opportunity and the culture (more important now then ever) in order to entice talent from the outset.

If you are a candidate, take this time to review your resume and update any portfolio work. Make sure it is clear and concise and outlines all your relevant skills including both soft & technical, project work/system experience, qualifications, previous employers outlining job titles and dates.

Have a good think about the type of practice/studio or developer/builder you want to work for and what is it that your next job needs to bring you. Identify what your drivers are; career progression, work-life balance, money, location, culture or a combination, and do research on the businesses that align.

Whether you are a grad looking to take your first step into the workforce, an Architect considering a move to Design Management, a senior ready to move up to Associate or an employer looking to make their next hire, I always welcome the chance to expand my network and would be happy to share any advice I can offer.

As of this week, below is a snapshot of some of the live roles I am recruiting for:

Design Manager, Residential, Tier 1 Developer $195k
Design Manager, Commercial Office, Tier 1 Developer $200-$220k
Design Manager, Tier 2 Builder $180-$220k

Associate Interior Designer, D&C $130-$150k
Associate Interior Designer,Resi| Hospitality| Mixed Use, Tier 1 Global $130-$150k
Senior Interior Designer, Workplace, Tier 1 Practice $120k
Interior Designer,Workplace, Tier 1 Practice $80k
Grad Interiors, Workplace $50-$60k
Contractors, Workplace | Hospitality $60-$85p/h+

Lead Architect, Industrial| logistics, Developer $150-$200k
Architect, Industrial | logistics,BoutiqueStudio $100-$120k
Designer, Residential Construction $110k
Architect, Health Documenter $90k
Mid-level Grad, Residential, Tier 1 Developer $70k
Revit BIM Modeller $120-$140K
Designer, Rail, Tier 1 $80-$100k
Architect, Mixed portfolio, Tier 1 $80-$110k
Senior Architect, Retirement $120-$140k
Contractors, Revit Documenting,Developer|Studio $60-$90p/h+

For a confidential discussion please contact Alessi Ilieff on | 0418 447 929

The Retail Rebound

What a turbulent 18 months the property market has experienced with COVID –19, arguably accelerating the change within the retail property landscape forever. Let us quickly go back to the start of 2020, where each week was feeling quite dire with the number of both high profile Australian and international retailers announcing that they were sadly closing their doors. Unintentionally creating a blanket of general angst and level of pressure across the shopping centre industry.

March 2020 COVID is here, and with the world coming to a sudden halt, so did all forms of staffing and recruitment need within all areas of retail and shopping centres. We saw widespread redundancies in all types of developer firms, landlords, major retailers, and agencies across the country.

Some clients felt the need to make more widespread changes, whilst others utilised this time to be more strategic around their current team structure. That said, optimism was sparse, and it was a challenge advising and providing guidance to valued candidates on the market and where their next opportunity may come from.

Fast forward a year and thankfully the situation could not be more different. We noticed that the job flow was beginning to improve in October’20 which has now resulted into a 300% uptick in the number of retail roles we’re managing, with a prediction that only 10% of redundancies from 12 months ago haven’t secured another role.

The recovery has happened for the following reasons:
• Revenues were not as dire as the initial projections at the start of the pandemic.
• An increase in temporary and interim contracts being offered to immediately available candidates.
• More agility and flexibility around rental agreements which has helped reduced vacancies.
• An appetite for seasoned experienced talent is in demand.
• Diversified groups still demonstrating strong performance in other divisions.
• Changing of guard, meaning new teams are being built and developed
• Businesses have taken the time to reevaluate their propositions to the market through work life flexibility, better structured remuneration and offering more security to the market.

In years ahead, we forecast the Australian talent and recruitment market will continue to be strong across the retail landscape. We are encouraging clients to be agile, flexible, and more open to the types of skillsets in talent and the ways in which they can value in an ever-changing environment. This will attract a wider variety of candidates and ultimately add more diversity and capability to pre-covid teams.

For a confidential discussion regarding new opportunities or the retail market please reach out to Erin Dixson from Redpath Partners.

Mobile: 0431 682 311

NSW Mid-Year Construction Update

It has been a busy start to the year within the NSW Construction sector and having sought feedback from numerous clients and candidates, I thought it would be good to share with my network what I’m seeing from a recruiter’s point of view.

Is the market back in full swing?

The past 6 months have been interesting to say the least, the start of the year was extremely busy, and it eased for about 6 – 8 weeks which took us by surprise. Since March, the sector has gone from strength to strength, and it feels the lag of projects not being awarded last year came back quicker than ever.
We are seeing the tier 2/3 builders being the most active and this has been across social infrastructure, government, education, aged care and health.
Confidence is extremely highly and although the threat of lockdowns due to Covid still linger, many companies have excellent protocols to deal with it and work through it efficiently.

What areas and projects are busy?

With the economy growing during these times and the government investing in infrastructure, there is no surprise the surrounding areas naturally see attrition.
As these upgrades continue through the construction process naturally the surrounding suburbs need to keep up. This has caused the need for residential developments to sustain the growth, along with education, aged care and hospitals – this is throughout Sydney from the CBD, North Shore, Inner West and West.

Is there a talent shortage?

Arguably finding good talent is like “finding a needle in 100 haystacks”. Although there were a number of redundancies during Covid and it almost felt like we had endless talent on our books, that has all but ended. With the number of projects coming online and with the need to set up project teams in limited time, the demand for people has gone up exponentially. With border closures still in full swing the opportunity for talent to come from overseas is halted.

Key Roles that are needed:
• Site Managers
• Foreman
• Project Engineers
• Contract Administrators

What does that mean for the next 6 – 12 months?

I expect this to be the next 10 year high, we experienced a very similar trend once we got through the BER.
From a client’s point of view, it is vital you move the process in a timely manner as your competition is probably doing everything and more to get that person on board and one key saying we use a lot is “time kills”. There needs to be a point of difference as people who are looking for new opportunities are asking more questions about work life balance, professional and personal difference.

From a candidate’s point of view, ensure the opportunity is right and don’t feel pressured to take the first job that comes or allow a company / recruiter to rush you to make a decision. Longevity is vital in your career and the last thing you want is moving around every 6 – 18 months.

If you want further insight or advice please reach out, I’m always willing to give a unbiased opinion. Likewise, if you are looking for talent or a candidate looking to a new job please reach out.

Article written by Kelvin Baronet, Senior Consultant –

Steve Glitz takes part in The aForm Podcast

Our Dubai based Principal Consultant, Steve Glitz was invited to take part in The aForm Podcast this week, a podcast covering all things architecture and design in the Middle East. He discussed the recovery of the UAE job market, Saudi Arabia Vision2030, current market trends related to recruitment in the MENA Region and lots more.

Take a listen and let us know your thoughts on the episode.

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Australia, Dubai and Hong Kong Teams have a Break Away

The year is ramping up and a few of our offices took some time out to let their hair down over the last couple of weeks. It was the first time some of our teams have been able to get together since last year.

The Sydney and Melbourne office headed to the Blue Mountains for a night away at Lilianfels. our Middle East office went dune bashing in the desert and then checked into a villa on the Palm Jumeirah, whilst our Hong Kong office went to Sai Kung for a camping trip and did some hiking.

Trends and Developments in the APAC Data Centre Market

As all regions globally can attest to, the past 12 months have driven our requirement for extra data centre (DC) capacity at an exponential rate. It is fast becoming one of the most attractive investment asset classes out there for funds looking to put their capital to work, often partnering with a more established operational partner. Working from home, shopping online, contactless payments, video conferencing and reliance on the cloud has driven our hunger for data centres to carry more MW capacity than ever before.

As many colocation, hyperscale and web service providers look to expand their operations in Asia, even seeing it as their major opportunity for growth globally over the next 10 years. Here is a brief look into some of the key locations within the APAC region to highlight their key plans and also challenges.


Well regarded as Asia’s most mature and desirable DC market – and for good reason – Singapore has run into some slight speedbumps of late, in 2019 the government placed a moratorium on new DC developments in order to tackle their clean energy and scarcity of greenfield land issues. This is due to be lifted this year, however no announcements on dates have been made yet.

With over 95% of all Singapore’s energy coming from natural gas and a massive 7-9% of the city-state’s total power usage going into DCs (an average country with a mature DC market sees normally 1-2%) they need to re-evaluate their energy solutions.

Once these issues are resolved we will see major operators in the market looking to take advantage of Singapore’s stable power network and relative safety from natural disasters. It is likely Singapore will make use of reclaimed land or create floating DCs on a larger scale than we have seen and will make use of seawater cooling.


Having already a high rate of data consumption, the major requirement here will be to increase density, through refitting ageing DCs or retooling other industrial buildings into new facilities. We will see continued growth of total MW capacity in the country over the next 5 years.

High energy costs will also be a key driver for the development of next generation technology and cleaner, cheaper power. The aging population has been cited as a concern for technological advancement but with the relatively small workforce required within the industry, the DC sector should remain buoyant.


The world’s most populous country is undergoing somewhat of a digital transformation fuelled by a huge uptake in e-commerce. The Chinese DC market is expected to reach annual revenue of USD 27 billion by 2025. This will be through a drive in the artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum computing sectors along with the needs of a population striving to enhance their online lives.

Ease of entry to the market, construction permits, and energy security remain high priority concerns for some overseas companies looking to invest in China. Despite that, many international DC providers have embraced the country and its many wealthy investors, seeing the huge potential of China as one of the largest single DC markets in the world.

We will see new DC builds focused on tier 2 and 3 cities in the next wave of development, completed in tandem with major civil and infrastructure projects serving those areas.


High density power users such as Google and Microsoft have opened multiple locations here in the past few years and are currently building more hyperscale sites while the colocation and smaller (scale or lower MW site) market remain ripe for new development.

With multiple deep-sea cable connections with the US, Taiwan is a prime location for DC buildouts. There are likely to be multiple new projects in the coming years, as both Asia-centric and more traditional global providers look to grow their APAC offerings.

Their stable power grid, relatively good value land prices and an educated, often multilingual workforce will aid rapid growth and see them potentially challenge Singapore to be the DC capital of Asia.

Hong Kong

The SAR will remain the primary North Asian choice in the short to medium term for consolidation. Hong Kong already has an impressive capacity of over 380MW (in late 2020), and more than 200 additional MW already planned. Hong Kong currently has 11 regional and trans-Pacific submarine cable systems connected to the city and the ease of entry to market for international operators make it the ideal gateway for businesses interested in gaining a penetration to mainland China.

What in the World is Going On (in Real Estate Investment Management)?

We took a global look at how our clients and candidates viewed last year, and opportunity for the year ahead.

As you will see below, sentiment is cautiously optimistic. There have been winners and losers, and this has been demonstrated most clearly when looking across asset class, with some large global themes. Those with existing logistics, data centres and life sciences assets have performed well and also enjoyed continued investment, while retail and hospitality have suffered. Residential and office have been more varied across the globe, based on regional cultural attitudes towards working from home in the longer term.

There is also reason to be optimistic when it comes to investment. Last year, many turned inwards and focused on asset and portfolio management as a form of damage limitation. Funds are well-capitalised but investment volumes were low last year, so there is pressure to invest. The challenge is the usual one – where is there currently opportunity? Where will investment professionals find value?

Capital raising in many countries has also remained strong, with groups reaching large audiences efficiently through video conferencing. However, in some more traditional cultures, fundraising was delayed as face-to-face meetings to forge new relationships proved impossible.

We take a closer look below, thanks to contributions from colleagues across our Sydney, Hong Kong, Dubai, London, and New York/Chicago offices.

What are your clients’ and candidates’ overriding sentiments of last year? Were they able to invest?

Aus: Within Australia, real estate investors largely avoided the macro pressures experienced elsewhere in the world. There has been pain of course, but it has been largely manageable. The visible impact seen elsewhere left Australia with the knowledge it could have been a lot worse. A substantial workforce has returned to Australia and have contributed to Australia’s growth markets such as BTR (multifamily) where the demand for labour was beginning to outstrip supply. As a relatively small economy, predictably Australia’s advisory space has seen the largest negative impact.

Institutional capital has remained available, despite the initial period of uncertainty. This has allowed many investment firms and developers to thrive if they are able to demonstrate flexibility and opportunism. In terms of completed deals, there has been a decrease year on year, but the banks and non-bank lending institutions appear to have suffered the least amount of interruption.

US: Clients investing in specific asset classes (mainly industrial and life science) remained active in 2020. A few even completed deals virtually, not even visiting a lab / life science asset before the purchase! Multifamily investors were also active, particularly in markets that are driving people moving out of cities. In the asset classes mentioned, clients with track records in that space and conviction in a market have had major success capital raising.

Firms that are geographically focused in markets hardest hit by COVID are struggling. Retail (unless grocery anchored), office and hotels are hardest hit.

Lenders have been friendly and government assistance has helped the population, so the COVID pricing many have been expecting to see has not yet happened. There has not been a major market dip, many do not feel there is pressure to sell at low pricing. Investors are waiting for COVID pricing to hit and they are not seeing it. We are seeing the activity from investors in industrial, life science and multifamily, but outside of those areas, the investment activity is low.

Asia: After an initial shock period, most funds tried to continue to deploy capital. Teams spread across Asia were still able to view sites and review deals, however there was caution over actually pulling the trigger on investments, as there was not much movement on price. Those with teams centralised in Hong Kong and Singapore found it difficult to do transactions without anyone on the ground. Instead, there was an emphasis last year on asset and portfolio management.

UK & Europe: The overall sentiment (and the market itself) fluctuated throughout the year. From March to May, the market ground to a complete standstill with the initial lockdown. The focus was getting tight around their assets and for companies to focus on setting their team up from home. We noticed the odd deal happening, but pricing had fluctuated, so many companies wanted to hold fire.

From June to September, we saw a bounce back. People were back in the office and deals were starting to happen. The catalyst for this was the opening of offices and national/European travel.

More recently we have seen an increased volume of deals, but the third lockdown has undoubtedly caused a slowdown once again.

Middle East: GCC family offices appeared to be bullish initially but ultimately held off and switched to preservation mode. Their focus shifted quickly to asset management and keeping occupancy rates high within their existing portfolios. Commercial occupancy rates were challenging pre-pandemic so there was less of a COVID specific impact here, while those with heavy exposure to retail fared worse. Funds were more aggressive on listed equities rather than direct deals.

What are your clients’ and candidates’ views on the year ahead?

Aus: In short, extremely optimistic. There are many conflicting arguments on how office assets will perform over the next six months, which is probably the biggest concern. Retail was already having some issues pre-COVID, so this workforce was already taking stock and managing risk.

It could be argued that those in well-capitalised investment managers have the largest reason to be optimistic at this point. Depending on how quickly the borders can open will dictate levels of immigration, and this has the largest effect on the demand for buy-to-sell residential developments in Australia.

US: Most of our clients have luckily been in asset classes that are active to-date. They are bullish. Being based in Boston has been helpful in a sense, given the drive for lab and life science assets here. There is a level of excitement and growth in Boston particularly right now.

Nationally there have been new strategies popping up in today’s market. GP investors are active and ground-lease strategies have proven to be attractive.

Asia: The general attitude is that we cannot wait around for things to return to “normal”. Groups have capital to spend and there is pressure to do deals. Many investment professionals are now travelling and accepting 2 – 3-week quarantines at the beginning and end of their trips, particularly to China where there is plenty of opportunity.

UK & Europe: Following the new budget & a COVID “road map”, sentiment across the market is looking encouraging. The vaccine is being rolled out at a phenomenal pace, and everyone is expecting a surge in the summer months, following by a likely retraction in the winter.

Middle East: Inward investment is the biggest challenge. Domestically, there are significant opportunities around infrastructure, and regional funds are starting to look at BRICs more seriously. We still think most clients will stick to local investing now, with heavy incentives offered by government to do so.

What specific asset classes or geographies will they look to invest in? What will they not invest in?

Aus: The asset classes seeing the most promising growth trajectory seem to be buy-to-rent, logistics and healthcare. Debt investment funds have performed well in Australia for the last five years and COVID has not left them with any reason to slow down.

Naturally, there is caution around office and retail.

US: Investing in: Industrial, lab / life science and multifamily assets.

Not investing in: Hotel, retail (unless grocery anchored). Most are staying away from office assets, however a few firms with long term, patient capital have started to seek out office assets as a longer-term hold. Others are trying to convert office assets into lab / life science – particularly in Boston, where many firms are converting the bottom seven or so floors to lab/life science.

Asia: Data centres and logistics. For many, logistics was already part of their strategy, so it was easy to focus attentions there. Some funds already had expertise in the data centre sector which they were able to leverage, whilst others sought out operating partners with expertise who required capital. While many considered the data centre sector, most were also cautious to invest given its relative novelty as an asset class.

Geographically, China was the quickest market to recover, and deal volumes were comparatively high, given investment professionals were able to travel within China. Japan and Korea also performed quite well because of strong domestic investments, and they are also seen as relatively “safe” markets.

UK & Europe: “Beds, sheds & meds” seem to be the asset classes on everyone’s lips. We’ve also noticed a surge in credit funds being set up over the past year, likely due to the red tape faced by banks following COVID. It is still too early for distressed plays, but sentiment across the market is that we’re not far off.

For obvious reasons, we see a decline in retail, hotels and office.

Middle East: Hospitality, residential, infrastructure and healthcare are the most attractive. Several investment managers in the UAE have recently announced the creation of venture capital funds to invest into proptech. We’re expecting aggressive medium term growth in this space. Like our sister offices in more mature markets, there is hesitancy on commercial and retail in the medium term as we wait to see whether the city workers’ working week in Europe and North America has truly changed.

How will last year’s events affect the future of real estate investment management (investment, asset management, capital raises, working habits)?

Aus: Globally, Australia should continue to be seen as a strong and stable return. With a strong economy and decisive political decisions made at the beginning of the pandemic, many of our global clients and capital groups have only increased their focus on the Australian real estate investment market. If this demand shows resilience, then the inability to travel to Asia, Europe and North America to forge new capital partnerships wouldn’t have a negative effect.

US: It still remains to be seen how last year’s events will affect the future of investments in the US. Some are worried that there will be an oversupply of some of these hot asset types. Life science assets are the main area of concern for over supply. Some are saying the focus / capital growth in the biotech space will continue to drive that demand, so over supply should not be an issue. There are mixed views in the market to-date. Life Science assets are expensive to build, so an oversupply issue would be of much more concern than with other asset classes. Industrial is an asset class that is often easily converted to another asset type if needed, so even if it was over supplied (which is not a major concern), it is not a costly issue.

Capital raises have been successful in the asset classes mentioned above. Also, Zoom capital raises are in many ways extremely effective, since you can reach out to more potential investors than you can typically meet in person in one day. This new normal of having to work from home has helped some people increase their virtual “face time” with investors.

Asia: Most people in Asia seem likely to return to the office and also travelling should that become possible. Funds with a regional strategy have suffered from being such inter-dependent countries, all locked out from each other, and it seems travel is unlikely to open up until later in 2021.

There is likely to be a lag with capital raising, as another major consequence of not travelling has been the inability to forge new relationships between funds and capital sources. In Asia, whilst many have harnessed the power of video conferences to push through deals, it cannot replace the need for face-to-face interaction to make and maintain relationships, which is so important in many Asian cultures.

UK & Europe: There’s a lot of talk about office downsizing and introducing flexible working. There is a vast amount of capital ready to deploy in the UK and Europe, with most funds waiting to pull the trigger on deploying.

Video calls will be a new way of life, which will likely reduce the travel required.

Middle East: What has become very clear is the need for strong relationship building to increase global investor confidence in GCC funds. Many GCC investors are seeking institutional capital for co-investment opportunities, but without face-to-face meetings the confidence isn’t there on either side yet to execute based on Zoom alone. We expect more physical presences of local funds to open, especially in the US and UK, to address this. We also expect an increase in international travel below senior management so that relationships are strengthened at all levels.

Contributors: Joel Eve (Sydney), Alice Hunt (Hong Kong), Ashley Lucia (New York/Chicago), Nathan Minnighan (Dubai) & Ed O’Hanrahan (London).

Dubai Q1 Celebrations

Jamjar is the new creative arts centre of the Alsakhal Avenue; Dubai’s answer to trendy Shoreditch. To celebrate the end of Q1 the team were whisked away for an early evening session to brush up on their paint skills.

Beers and spirits were replaced by still water and Moby as the team sketched out some fun ideas around Redpath core values. Themes ranged from Cubism to Psychedelic – some kept on brief better than others. Overall the team agreed it was fun, at times bizarre and oddly therapeutic; a great time was had by all.