19 episodes

Joe Abboud is a big thinker with big ambitions to live a contented life. Day to day, his passion is property investment and solving the often complex problems that come with making change. But he’s fired by a larger quest to encourage, inspire and learn. In this series, Joe connects with a range of people and personalities from all over, pondering everything from politics to policy, leadership to life.

Developmental: property & the mind Joe Abboud

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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Joe Abboud is a big thinker with big ambitions to live a contented life. Day to day, his passion is property investment and solving the often complex problems that come with making change. But he’s fired by a larger quest to encourage, inspire and learn. In this series, Joe connects with a range of people and personalities from all over, pondering everything from politics to policy, leadership to life.

    Data Centres have only reached the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s to come

    Data Centres have only reached the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s to come

    Tune in to learn more about this critical infrastructure, why secure data storage and access is so important and what we can expect to see from this buzzing industry in the not-so-distant future.   If you know someone who would be a great guest on our show or have a question you’d like Joe to explore in these discussions, please let us know at .

    • 24 min
    The concept of the missing middle

    The concept of the missing middle

    Chris Johnson was amongst the first few guests to appear on Developmental: property & the mind, back in 2019. At the time he was CEO of Urban Taskforce and after holding that title for 8 consecutive years, Chris has since moved into an active retirement where he balances private consulting with his flair for writing about all things urban planning. In this episode, the pair sit down to talk about Chris’s latest book, “Mid-rise urban living” which in part, raises the essential and ultimately overlooked component of mid-rise developments in growing cities like Sydney. Between the two extremes of high-rise residential towers and detached homes, there is a 'missing middle' of mid-rise apartment buildings. Joe and Chris discuss award-winning international examples of how these can be done well, and the vital role they play in adding a richness to neighbourhoods around the world. As an advocate for a better built Sydney, Chris unpacks the greater need to simplify the NSW planning system, give more power to the architects and allow space for more creativity in the design process, for Sydney to prosper and grow sustainably. If you know someone who would be a great guest on our show or have a question you’d like Joe to explore in these discussions, please let us know at .

    • 39 min
    The critical role of immigration and its impact on people, property and economic recovery

    The critical role of immigration and its impact on people, property and economic recovery

    The Australian Government’s approach to immigration policy is everchanging, and COVID-19 has presented an additional wave of challenges that continue to impact Australians, the people who want to live and work here and the economy. Our next guest, Anne O’Donoghue, Director and Principal Lawyer at Immigration Solutions Lawyers, is widely recognised for her specialist skills of advising and guiding people – including students, skilled migrants, families and medical patients – through complex, life-changing circumstances. The new episode of Developmental is out now, so tune in as Anne connects with Joe and discover her unique journey through life and an enriching career.

    • 32 min
    Changing our approach to planning; less red tape, greater flexibility and a greater focus of housing supply

    Changing our approach to planning; less red tape, greater flexibility and a greater focus of housing supply

    How can we support sustainable urban growth in NSW? Tom Forrest shares his suggestions on this episode of Developmental: property & the mind. As a patron of positive urban development, Tom Forrest, Chief Executive Officer of Urban Taskforce Australia, brings to this in-depth discussion his wealth of experience in public and private sector planning and policymaking. Joe and Tom discuss the limitations of the current NSW planning act and the domino effects this will have on our future generations, as we are left with an overspill of cookie-cutter developments and an absence of innovative and forward-thinking design.

    • 49 min
    Success: striking the work/life balance

    Success: striking the work/life balance

    Hear from one of Sydney’s leading commercial property dealmakers on Developmental: property & the mind. Jeff Moxham, Principal at Ray White Commercial Metropolitan Sydney, is responsible for masterminding the strategies behind some of Sydney’s biggest commercial property deals. With a family heritage rich in real estate, he’s already 23 years into his own career and shows no signs of slowing down. Listen to S2, E3 now as Jeff shares his five tips for living successfully and striking the perfect balance between a career, family and passion.

    • 40 min
    Advocating for a liveable future

    Advocating for a liveable future

    If you work in property and development in NSW, this is a ‘must listen’ episode! Steven Mann, CEO of leading property industry body - the Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW) - joins us on Developmental for a deep exploration into what it takes to navigate the process of urban development. Tune in now as Steven and Joe chat about the complex role this key advocacy group for change plays in helping the property industry underpin our return to economic and social prosperity.

    • 44 min

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