Senior Development Manager
Sarah join’s SEMZ with a diverse and non traditional background. Having worked in the construction industry for 22 years, Sarah’s skill set has been built upon her Carpentry & Joinery qualification. Spending time working both on domestic and commercial projects ‘on the tools’, Sarah moved into commercial construction 15 years ago working as a Construction Manager in Canberra on a range of projects from Commercial Office, Education and bespoke high end Residential projects. Bringing her in depth construction, planning and negotiating skills to the table Sarah moved into a Project Management role working with a highly regarded Tier 1 builder across Retail, Commercial Office and Federal Government Projects ranging in value from $60M to $640M and is well versed in a variety of contract forms.
Making the move to Melbourne in 2012, Sarah focused her career in the design and development space working with leading developers, designers, blue chip tenants and financiers in both the Commercial Office and Residential Apartment and Townhouse space on projects ranging from $80M to $1B including master planning, heritage approvals, environmental management and planning approvals. She is well versed in project life cycles from acquisition to construction completion including preparation of development agreements, agreements for lease and construction contracts.
Sarah adopts an open communication and management approach where she demonstrates strategic thinking, exemplary planning and superior management of risks and opportunities early in the process at all stages of development and construction.
Tom has a Bachelor of Design Studies and a Masters of Architecture for the University of Adelaide. Prior to joining SEMZ, Tom worked at the Melbourne office of Woods Bagot and developed his skills in the architectural design, design coordination and project delivery. Tom has vast experience working on an array of major commercial projects including Collins Square ($2B), the Victoria Police Complex ($40M), Monash Health Translation Precinct and 356 Collins Street. During this time, he established his love and passion for delivering projects at a high level and building relationships within the industry.
With his background of design and technical construction, Tom brings a well-rounded skillset to his role as a client side Project Manager.