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Our People              
Ross McKinnon - Managing Director

Ross had been involved in commercial property since 1982 when he started as a shopping centre leasing agent with Jones Lang Wootton. Ross was with Jones Lang Wootton for 17 years and spent his last 5 years as Managing Director. During that time he was involved in all facets of commercial property from leasing, selling, managing, design, and project management. Ross has been involved in some of the largest property projects in Queensland including the development of Pacific Fair shopping centre on the Gold Coast, the sale of Bond University along with numerous shopping centre and office buildings in Brisbane and Queensland. In 1998 Ross and the other partners of Jones Lang Wootton sold their equity to LaSalle and Partners. Shortly after the sale concluded Ross left Jones Lang LaSalle to start his own developments. Since then Ross has developed a number of successful projects with a range of partners. Photos of some of the projects are included in other pages on this website.

Mark Clayton: - Project Partner

Mark is a qualified Town Planner who has worked for the Brisbane City Council and PRD as their research Director. Mark is responsible for   checking all matters through due diligence, along with all planning matters, co-ordination of all consultants during the early design phase and approval phase. Mark has an eye for detail and a conservative nature, which is ideal for the checking of   due diligence. Mark is also involved in the construction phase and post completion audits.      

Trevor Giles: - Project Partner

Trevor is a qualified Structural Engineer. He has been involved in the construction industry for over 20 years. Trevor has worked on all aspects of property construction from large high rise offices and residential towers to large land subdivisions and small retail centres. Trevor has previously worked for Civil and Civic and Hutchinson Builders. Over the years he has delivered buildings for the Federal Government, State Government various Councils as well as numerous large corporate company's in Australia. Trevor overseas all construction matters from the early design stage, building pricing and contracts   through until final hand over.

Michael McKinnon - Project Partner and licensed Builder

Michael finished his building apprenticeship with Hutchinson Builders where he was awarded apprentice of the year for the Tweed Heads office. At Hutchinson Builders he was one of the youngest  structural foremen.   After receiving his license he joined State Development to find and deliver commercial projects in South East Queensland.  

Bruce McKinnon - CFO

Bruce has had a long career in Tourism and finance, working within the Queensland State Government, Qantas and the National Australia Bank. Bruce brings to State Development a wealth of experience in all aspects of finance.  

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