A new wave of design-led residential development is sweeping through Australian property. Social, sustainable, and community-focused outcomes are driving the next generation and shifting the agenda.
Join us for an insightful night of discussion as four of the industry’s most highly regarded innovators converge to debate the future of place making in Australia.
Rapid-fire presentations, an interactive panel, and an open bar will foster conversation across the duration of the event.
To be held on April 28, this is a must for industry professionals and all those engaged in the way our communities are shaped.
Showcasing the best of urban development, we will explore:
_The value of good design
_Building dialogue with the educated consumer
_Business as a force for good
_Turning creativity and ideas into action
Moderated by Communications Collective director Genevieve Brannigan, and The Urban Developer founder and publisher Adam Di Marco, our panel will delve into where the industry should place its focus in light of society’s evolving priorities, and how we can create sustainable and enduring developments that add to the social fabric of the communities we are engaged in.
April 28, 6pm – 9pm
122 Roseneath Street, Clifton Hill
About the speakers
James Tutton / Neometro – Neometro is one of Melbourne’s most design-focused and socially-led development groups. As a director, James has driven Neometro’s development and commercial side of the business while maintaining its strong design integrity. An entrepreneur and an innovator he has combined his role at Neometro with a portfolio of complementary non-executive positions in the mental health, arts, education and business spheres. James is a director of Smiling Mind, CAP, 3000acres, and was a founding member of B Corp and digital fundraising platform Shout for Good.
Kyp Bosci / Kalex – Kyp is managing director of Kalex Projects, a Melbourne-based property development company specialising in high quality, design-lead residential and commercial development projects. Founded in 2002, Kalex have built a reputation on designing spaces that maximise the potential of where people live, work, and play. Over the past 14 years they have actively sought to develop properties targeted at an end user whose value proposition is location, design, and quality over price.
Michael McCormack / Milieu – Educated in construction and law, director Michael has held lead roles in the development and construction industry. True to its namesake, Milieu takes an intelligent approach to urban development, creating unique residential projects informed by their surrounds, and designed to accommodate the rigors and routines of contemporary life. Responsible for the commercial and creative direction of Milieu, Michael established Milieu Property with Ross Troon in 2010. Michael is also a founder and director of Milieu Built and Milieu Hospitality.
Ben Keck / Assemble – Ben is a director of Assemble: a residential property developer focused on small footprint projects. Assemble works with like-minded developers to share and realise its vision for sustainable cities. He is the co-founder of Assemble Papers, an online and biannual print journal about the culture of living closer together, across art, design, architecture, urbanism, the environment and finance. Ben is also a director of Fieldwork, an architecture and interior design practice, where he fulfils the business management role.