10 episodes

Welcome to the City Shapers podcast - a series where we sit down in conversation with the creators and custodians of Australia’s property and built environment industry.

In this series, we’ll be talking to corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, designers and placemakers, innovators and disruptors.

We’ll be exploring what’s important in this industry and how we tackle the challenges and opportunities that confront us in the future.

This series is brought to you by The Urban Developer - Australia’s largest, most-engaged and fastest growing community of property and urban development professionals.

Head to www.theurbandeveloper.com for more.

City Shapers Podcast The Urban Developer

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to the City Shapers podcast - a series where we sit down in conversation with the creators and custodians of Australia’s property and built environment industry.

In this series, we’ll be talking to corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, designers and placemakers, innovators and disruptors.

We’ll be exploring what’s important in this industry and how we tackle the challenges and opportunities that confront us in the future.

This series is brought to you by The Urban Developer - Australia’s largest, most-engaged and fastest growing community of property and urban development professionals.

Head to www.theurbandeveloper.com for more.

    Series Two: Episode Three - Brad Krauskopf, Founder & CEO, HUB Australia

    Series Two: Episode Three - Brad Krauskopf, Founder & CEO, HUB Australia

    In this episode, The Urban Developer’s Adam Di Marco will be speaking with Brad Krauskopf, Founder and CEO of coworking provider Hub Australia.

    Brad launched Hub Australia in 2011 as a solution to connect people and organisations with talent, ideas and resources.

    Hub is now the country’s largest Australian-owned and operated coworking provider with locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

    In this episode, we’ll be talking about:
    - The importance of creating a unique and memorable space;
    - How the coworking culture has evolved from a few first-movers to an established segment of the office market;
    - How large corporates are now jumping on board the coworking bandwagon;
    - And finally, we’ll learn how Hub Australia plans to harness the power of virtual reality to take workplaces into our digital future.

    If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more.

    Also, visit us on social media by searching The Urban Developer on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

    If you’re interested in checking out our events, conferences and workshops, head to our website for all the details.

    If you like what you hear, you can support us by commenting, rating and sharing this podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud or any of our social channels.

    And finally, let us know who you want to hear from next by contacting us at podcast@theurbandeveloper.com

    Thanks and we look forward to you tuning in next time.

    • 25 min
    Series Two: Episode Two - Drew and Brodie Haupt - WLTH, Properlytics, Inception Wealth

    Series Two: Episode Two - Drew and Brodie Haupt - WLTH, Properlytics, Inception Wealth

    In this episode, The Urban Developer’s Adam Di Marco will be speaking with the very entrepreneurial brothers, Drew and Brodie Haupt.

    Brodie and Drew originally founded Inception Wealth Group in 2013 as a financial services business and have since grown their group into a diversified wealth management, property development, fintech and proptech business.

    In this episode, we’ll be talking about:
    - The highs and lows of starting and building businesses;
    - How the current funding environment is influencing property investor appetite;
    - How the TV show Billions inspired their high performance culture;
    - And finally, we’ll learn how a passion for property investment evolved into a fully fledged property development business.

    If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more.

    Also, visit us on social media by searching The Urban Developer on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

    If you’re interested in checking out our events, conferences and workshops, head to our website for all the details.

    If you like what you hear, you can support us by commenting, rating and sharing this podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud or any of our social channels.

    And finally, let us know who you want to hear from next by contacting us at podcast@theurbandeveloper.com

    Thanks and we look forward to you tuning in next time.

    • 33 min
    Series Two: Episode One - Angela Biddle, Director, Scott Carver

    Series Two: Episode One - Angela Biddle, Director, Scott Carver

    In this episode, The Urban Developer’s Adam Di Marco will be speaking with Angela Biddle, a director of architectural firm Scott Carver.

    With over 20 years’ experience in Interior Design across the residential, hotel, hospitality and commercial sectors, Angela leads the interiors team at Scott Carver’s Sydney design studio.

    In this episode, we’ll be talking about:
    - How Angela’s combined loves of travel and design has led to her approach to interior architecture;
    - How the hotel and hospitality industry is influencing the service-centred nature of the modern built environment;
    - We look at the way that major hotel chains are being influenced by branded consumerism across the globe;
    - And finally, we’ll explore the blurring of lines between hotels, workplaces and residential - and what this all means for the future.

    If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more.

    Also, visit us on social media by searching The Urban Developer on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

    If you’re interested in checking out our events, conferences and workshops, head to our website for all the details.

    If you like what you hear, you can support us by commenting, rating and sharing this podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud or any of our social channels.

    And finally, let us know who you want to hear from next by contacting us at podcast@theurbandeveloper.com

    Thanks and we look forward to you tuning in next time.

    USEFUL LINKS:

    https://www.scottcarver.com.au/

    • 28 min
    Episode 7 - Francis Loughran, Founder & Managing Director, Future Food

    Episode 7 - Francis Loughran, Founder & Managing Director, Future Food

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Francis Loughran, Managing Director - Future Food.

    A self-confessed food junkie with a lifetime of experience in the food and hospitality industry, Francis established Future Food as Australia’s global food and hospitality consultancy.

    Working with developers, owners and their project teams, Francis and his team advise clients all over the world on how to create memorable experiences through food and beverage offerings.

    In this episode, we explore:
    What is driving Australia’s obsession with food;

    How food has gone from a staple of our diet to a form of entertainment;

    How the casualisation of Australian culture has redefined our retail precincts;

    How population and demographics influence retail tenancy mix;
    What owners of underperforming centres can do to turn their assets around;

    When is enough, enough? How much food is too much food?
    And finally, what are the food trends to watch and where will they go in the future?

    If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more.

    Also, visit us on social media by searching The Urban Developer on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

    If you’re interested in checking out our events, conferences and workshops, head to our website for all the details.

    If you like what you hear, you can support us by commenting, rating and sharing this podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud or any of our social channels.

    And finally, let us know who you want to hear from next by contacting us at podcast@theurbandeveloper.com

    Thanks and we look forward to you tuning in next time.

    USEFUL LINKS:

    http://futurefood.com.au/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/francisloughran/

    • 29 min
    Episode 6 - Todd Pepper, Executive Director, Alceon QLD

    Episode 6 - Todd Pepper, Executive Director, Alceon QLD

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Todd Pepper, Executive Director, Alceon QLD.

    Todd has over 20 years experience across a broad range of property sectors including valuation, sales and leasing, development management and finance.

    Today, Todd heads up the Queensland arm of Alceon, a private equity real estate group with direct and indirect interests in the property sector.

    In this episode, we explore the notion of ‘finding value in real estate’ by:
    What exactly is ‘value’ in real estate and how is it defined;

    What factors contribute to the disconnect between risk and return;

    How the ‘drying up’ of credit markets has created an opportunity for non-bank lenders;

    How global political and economic forces impact the performance of sectors and markets in the property industry;

    How deficiencies in regulation can create investment opportunities;
    And finally, we get Todd’s predictions on sectors across Australia.

    If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more.

    Also, visit us on social media by searching The Urban Developer on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

    If you’re interested in checking out our events, conferences and workshops, head to our website for all the details.

    If you like what you hear, you can support us by commenting, rating and sharing this podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud or any of our social channels.

    And finally, let us know who you want to hear from next by contacting us at podcast@theurbandeveloper.com

    Thanks and we look forward to you tuning in next time.

    USEFUL LINKS:

    http://www.alceon.com.au/todd-pepper

    • 23 min
    Episode 3 - Brent Thompson, Managing Director, Siera Group

    Episode 3 - Brent Thompson, Managing Director, Siera Group

    In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Brent Thompson, Managing Director of Brisbane-based property developer Siera Group.

    In a very short time, Brent has built a highly respected development business with multiple boutique projects underway across the inner south of Brisbane.

    In this episode, we explore:

    How Brent went from brickie’s labourer to apprentice carpenter to now self-employed property developer;

    We dive into his first project; including how he lived in a site shed for 9 months!

    We understand Brent’s unique ‘calculated’ approach to ‘flying by the seat of his pants.’

    We get Brent’s thoughts on transitioning from running a project to running a business;

    And finally, we’ll explore Brent’s thoughts on what it takes to get started in property development and succeed.

    If you are interested in more conversations like this, head to www.theurbandeveloper.com to subscribe to our free daily news, features, interviews and more.

    Also, visit us on social media by searching The Urban Developer on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

    If you’re interested in checking out our events, conferences and workshops, head to our website for all the details.

    If you like what you hear, you can support us by commenting, rating and sharing this podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud or any of our social channels.

    And finally, let us know who you want to hear from next by contacting us at podcast@theurbandeveloper.com

    Thanks and we look forward to you tuning in next time.

    USEFUL LINKS:

    http://www.sieragroup.com.au/

    • 28 min

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