Brian spent six years in Australia (he earned his MBA from the University of Sydney) where he was engaged in the development of high-rise and low-rise condominiums, mixed-use projects and several construction projects related to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He also advised on building design and raw land development, and consulted to corporations on property selection, developments, relocations and divestment.
As development manager for APP Property Pty Limited, Australia’s largest project management company, Brian provided business and development advice for various companies and governmental agencies. This included being development manager for Breakfast Point, a $1.5 billion residential development of over 1,600 lots, units and townhouses.
Also in Australia, as senior executive with KPMG National Real Estate Services, Brian provided strategic property advice to developers, financiers, government agencies and major corporations. This role included divestment advice as the liquidator for HIH Insurance, development advisor on the Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Precinct (one of the top three motor racing circuits in the world), review of property operating costs for Star City Casino, and a highest and best use study for ABC Television on its $60 million Gore Hill site.
In Calgary, Alberta, Brian was recently senior project manager for London at Heritage Station, a substantial multi-use development. The project consists of four 20+ storey residential towers, 80,000 sq. ft of retail space, an 1,800 parkade and a pedestrian bridge linked to light rail transit.
London at Heritage Station was planned as Alberta’s first LEED-certified residential complex for its commitment to green building practices. This included recycling of materials, green roofs on each of the four towers, water efficient landscaping and the use of rain water for irrigation, through to purchasing green power from utilities using wind farms or other energy-friendly sources.
Brian’s experience in Canada includes working on low-rise condominium projects as a project manager for Pointe of View Developments, where he oversaw two projects of more than 200 condos in total.