Convene Property exists to create considered, affordable and sustainable spaces where people convene – to live, work and play.
We see many property developers putting the cart before the horse. In other words, they build luxury residences in high-profile locations, and look around to see who has the means to buy them. We think this approach is contrary to the buyer’s interests.
Our approach is to work backwards by setting the price for our homes before they’re even designed. This way, we can address what buyers want, rather than asking what they can afford. For most people, their prerequisites are price, position and potential.
So we select an up-and-coming suburb that promises a great lifestyle as well as good long-term growth, and design a home that sits within a reasonable price range. It’s not always easy achieving good design at affordable prices but we enjoy finding solutions that are both innovative and economical.
Traditionally sustainability has also equalled expense. By weaving sustainability principles into the design approach for all of our projects, we balance affordability with sustainability and end user benefit. Our end goal is to work toward totally carbon neutral designs.
We include permaculture principles in landscape design including water conservation and edible/functional plantings. In our residential projects we install communal gardens to reduce reliance on commercial farming and encourage community sufficiency. Even where we don’t install solar, we ensure our designs can facilitate future installation of solar power/alternative energy.
Convene Property are a team of passionate professionals working together to achieve our shared vision. With more than 50 years combined industry experience we have successfully delivered residential townhouses, apartments, mixed-use commercial projects, and industrial business centres.
While our company is comprised of skilled individuals each with varied experience and expertise, it’s how we come together that really matters. Meet the team.
I have a decade worth of experience in property acquisition, development, sales, marketing and corporate advisory. I consider myself a do-er; driven to help people understand what they want or need out of the property market. I genuinely believe ‘home’ is not just a place where you hang your proverbial hat, it’s somewhere that you bring all the different aspects of your personality to life. When I’m not overseeing Convene’s design process, I enjoy the mountains, particularly snowboarding and hiking.
I’ve been working in property and construction in 1999, when I joined the family business, Boscon Development. Since then, I’ve acquired a wealth of market knowledge and industry experience. In my opinion, the most important aspect of property design is quality. Quality sells itself. Quality takes effort and patience, and can’t be mistaken for anything else. Beyond work, I have a passion for food, and I see parallels between the property industry and dining out: people just want a good-quality meal at an affordable price. It’s that simple
Executive Board Member
I started in building and construction at the tender age of 19, overseeing sub-contractors on site and ensuring our company recruited the best tradesmen and suppliers. I developed a keen eye for cost savings with no shortcuts and have spent the last 30 years honing my honest and fair approach in property construction – relationship goes a long way in this industry. I enjoy spending time with my family and negotiating deals – though usually not at the same time.