Property development isn’t a solo event. Neither is it a time to reinvent the wheel. Time is precious when it comes to maximising your profits, so it’s important to have an experienced team on your side.

We’re no fly-by-night company dabbling in development (did we mention the Plunkett name has been around for more than 100 years?) and we have more than a few notches on our tool belt to prove our credentials.

Whether this is your first development or your fifth, you can trust our experience and expertise every step of the way.

There’s a whole bunch of people behind the scenes, but here’s a quick introduction to our front of house team who can get the ball rolling for you.

Development Expert

Ben Leitch

Development Expert

Development philosophy: The real money is in the land and what you buy it for.

Top tip for new developers: Don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions – or the obvious ones – there’s always something new to find out.

The hardest part of developing is … Getting finance sorted. You need to know exactly how you are going to structure everything before you can get finance approved.

If I wasn’t a development specialist I’d be … a full-time rally driver. Oh yeah!

Development Expert

Clement Longman

Development Expert

Development philosophy: Be a warrior, not a worrier.

Top tip for new developers: Understand what a well-prepared project assessment report looks like and how it can help you work out whether your development idea is feasible or not. This report is your best chance of making a successful first foray into property development. The easiest way to make money is to not lose any.

The hardest part of developing is … making your mind up about a location or suburb. Sometimes it’s deciding whether to build a site out to its maximum yield potential, or building fewer units that could actually mean more profit. Don’t fall in love with an idea unless it’s backed up by a detailed project assessment study that gives you the best chance of hitting a home run.

If I wasn’t a development specialist I’d be … a geologist probably. Floating a mining company on the ASX would be pretty rewarding and exciting.

Development Expert

Kevin Lee

Development Expert

Development philosophy: Work out what you want to achieve and then speak to the professionals – before spending any money on subdividing or buying land.

Top tip for new developers: Put together a power team. Key players include your specialist property development building company, property tax accountant, finance broker, settlement agent and real estate agent or property manager.

The hardest part of developing is … Understanding R-Codes and all the textbook rules and regulations.

If I wasn’t a development specialist I’d be … travelling the world fishing. Or I’d be a marine biologist … or managing a professional NBA basket team … or a Formula 1 team manager … or …

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Mark Lawrence

Development Expert

Development philosophy: To build beautiful homes for our clients, utilising solar design principles and in doing so build homes for a more sustainable future.

Top tip for new developers: Invest the time up front planning the developments layout. This is in order to optimise the quality of life for the future home occupants.

The hardest part of developing is … Choosing the best site to develop and then simply getting started. I’ve always been happy to provide advice and feedback on development sites being considered by our clients.

If I wasn’t a development specialist I’d be …  I majored in Accounting and Finance in my University degree so possibly an Accountant.