UDIA VICTORIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Urban Development Institute’s Board of Directors represent a cross section of experienced leaders in the urban development industry. We thank them for volunteering their time and expertise for the benefit of both the industry and the community.

The Board is elected by the UDIA's membership and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Half board elections are held annually. 

PRESIDENT

Jason Shaw

Balcon Group

 

Jason is General Manager of the Balcon Group with broad experience in the property industry through various private and public sector roles. Jason joined the Balcon Group as General Manager in 2018 and prior to that worked at Stockland for 10 years where he was Regional Manager in the Victorian residential business.

Before joining Stockland, Jason was an Associate Director at Urbis where he worked on a wide variety of development projects across all property asset classes. Jason has also had experience in public sector roles in Australia and the UK including Director of Structure Planning at the GAA in 2009 and town planning at the City of Whittlesea in the 1990’s.

Jason was previously Vice President and Treasurer of UDIA Victoria.
 

  
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Ashley Williams

Evolve Development

 

Ashley founded Evolve Development, a Melbourne based property development company in 2003. Evolve has completed projects in excess of $1 billion. The company has won numerous awards for its innovative and highly regarded residential and commercial projects.

Evolve Development currently have their 8th inner city Apartment development under construction and has delivered 5,000 residential home sites to the northern growth corridor and has a pipeline of a further 3,000 home sites for the south east.

Ashley is a passionate advocate for the development industry and remains focused on achieving outcomes to benefit the wider industry. 

Ashley was the Treasurer of UDIA Victoria and has been a Director since 2015.

    

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TREASURER 

Jack Hoffmann

Satterley Property Group


Jack is a property professional with 15 years of experience in the residential development industry. Jack joined Satterley Property Group, Australia’s largest privately owned residential land developer, in late 2010 and as the General Manager of Victoria and Queensland, oversees the east coast portfolio which includes a landbank of over 11,000 residential lots and townhouses with an end value in excess of $2.75 billion.
 
Since commencing with Satterley, Jack has managed the business during a period of significant growth where it has grown from being a new entrant to Victoria to now being one of the state’s largest residential land developers.
 
Prior to joining Satterley, Jack spent seven years with listed property group Stockland. During his time at Stockland, Jack managed multiple master planned residential communities across Victoria from project acquisition to completion.  

 

Jack joined the UDIA Board of Directors in 2017.
 

 

COMPANY SECRETARY

Jill Lim

Frasers Property Australia

 

Jill has more than 23 years' experience in property development and land subdivision, working for market leading development companies such as AVJennings, Urban and Regional Land Corporation, Delfin, Lend Lease and now Frasers Property Australia (formerly Australand). 

Jill has the distinction of being the first woman to obtain a Masters of Building Degree at Melbourne University in 1991 and has since held a range of senior development roles working on major projects across medium density, urban renewal and master planned communities. In 2003 Jill was runner up in the Property Council of Australia's Younger Achiever Awards.

 

immediate past PRESIDENT         

Damien Tangey

Birchgrove Property

 

Damien was President of UDIA 2014-16. He was previously the Vice President of UDIA in Victoria and also Vice President of the UDIA National Council. At a regional level he represents the Board on the UDIA Northern Victorian Chapter Committee.
 
As the Managing Director of Birchgrove Property, Damien operates an award winning residential development business which delivers a seamless process from site purchase through to retail sales. Since establishing his property career as a valuer, Damien has led private development businesses for over 20 years, delivering developments in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Damien has played an instrumental role on the Board and Executive Committee, working with the CEO and organisational team to continue revitalising UDIA Victoria. This includes significant UDIA representation on industry issues, an increase in member services, significant government engagement, and achieving good financial sustainability for the organisation.
Damien is passionate about growth and development in Victoria and seeks the opportunity to continue to use his experience to provide better services for UDIA members, and a strong industry voice and advocacy agenda in a state election year and beyond.
 

BOARD MEMBERS

  


Bettina Sheeran

Maddocks

 

Bettina has more than 18 years’ experience in providing advisory and transactional services relating to real estate transactions nationwide. Before joining Maddocks, Bettina worked at the Gadens Melbourne office. She subsequently headed the real estate legal team at PwC where she was involved in a variety of transactions providing property and legal subject matter expertise.
Bettina provides property development legal advice to a variety of public and private, listed and unlisted clients. Her practice consists of
providing advice in relation to development work and advising high net worth individuals and companies in their property matters.

Since being elected to the UDIA board, Bettina has been instrumental in driving new initiatives on the Taxation, Communications and Membership committees

 

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Neil O'Connor

Villawood

 

Neil brings more than 25 years of experience across masterplanned residential developments, along with in the commercial/office and retail segments. 

Before joining Villawood, Neil held senior leadership roles with Dennis Family, Mirvac and, most recently, Lendlease, with a strong emphasis on mentoring employees and aligning the business to the market.
Neil enjoys working in leadership positions and is able to set strategic objectives and then ensure projectsare delivered to achieve these objectives.

 


Elysa Anderson

Mirvac

 

Elysa is the General Manager for Masterplanned Communities and has a day-to-day responsibility for coordinating the delivery of Mirvac’s Masterplanned Communities projects nationally. Prior to her national role, Elysa was the State Development Director for Victoria’s Masterplanned Communities business.
 
She has been with Mirvac for over 19 years and has specific experience in the delivery of significant large scale and complex projects with state and industry partners. She leads a fully integrated in-house team responsible for all aspects of property development on a wide range of infill and greenfield residential communities, including the redevelopment of the Eastern Golf Club, Harcrest in Wantirna South and Woodlea in VIC, Alex Avenue, Brighton Lakes and Googong in NSW, Gainsborough Greens and Everton Park in QLD, and Osprey Waters and Meadow Springs in WA.
 
Elysa is also a member of Mirvac’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.


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Michael Argyrou

Hickory


Michael Argyrou and his brother George founded Hickory in Melbourne in 1991. They are the fourth generation of their family to enter the construction industry, and today are the senior directors of an award-winning company noted in the BRW as Australia's most innovative construction firm and consistently named by the HIA as one of the largest multi-unit builders in Australia.

Michael’s innate approach is to embrace and lead industry change and continually strive to meet new challenges. His capacity to understand and integrate broader strategic objectives with a commitment to attention to detail is a key to the success of Hickory.

Through the development of several prefabricated building systems Hickory has also become a leader in modular construction, using patented technology to deliver high profile developments around Australia and setting new standards worldwide in accelerated project delivery and construction sustainably.
  
 

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Maxwell Shifman

Intrapac Property

 

Max is Chief Operating Officer of Intrapac Property, one of Australia’s largest private developers. Max’s focus is on the continued, successful delivery of Intrapac's project portfolio, and the pursuit of new opportunities and growth.
After studying Civil Engineering and Law at Monash University, Max’s experience covers broad aspects of residential development from large-scale subdivisions, integrated townhouse developments and apartments.

Max has spent six years on UDIA Victoria committees; four on Outlook, and two on Infrastructure & Urbanisation. He is the industry representative on the South East Water Customer Engagement Council and successfully lobbied for the formation of a SEW Industry Reference Group in early 2018.

Max’s proudest achievements include receiving the UDIA Victoria Young Professional Award in 2013 and being part of the team responsible for Intrapac’s multiple UDIA Excellence Award winning Somerfield project.
 


Ed Krushka

Stockland

 

Joining Stockland in 2007, Ed is currently Project Director of Cloverton, Victoria’s largest masterplan community that will be progressively developed over the next 25 years. Cloverton contains the future Metropolitan Activity Centre in Melbourne’s North that will help drive employment and economic growth.

Ed has led numerous projects within Victoria and New South Wales including Highlands which was awarded UDIA’s ‘National Master Planned Development’ in 2012. Prior to becoming Project Director, Ed led the Business Development team in Victoria with the team successful in a number of greenfield and medium density acquisitions.

Ed is passionate about promoting liveability, innovation and excellence within the property industry.