The Urban Developer is Australia’s largest, most engaged and fastest growing community of property and urban development professionals.
Our mission is to connect, inform and inspire the industry by being the leading source of news, information, events, education and products.
Our vision is to grow a global network of people and businesses that are contributing to the development of smart and sustainable cities around the world.
In doing so, we believe we will empower our community to make better decisions that will result in better outcomes for the built environment.
We are passionate about design-led, socially responsible and sustainable development.
We are fiercely independent.
Our community is everything we have.
We are inspired by new ideas that solve problems through innovation.
We connect our community and partners in a meaningful, authentic and valuable way.
We care about our cities, its people and our planet.
We are optimistic about the future.
Why do we do what we do?
Urbanisation is both the greatest challenge and opportunity facing our planet over the next century.
More people now live in cities than in rural areas around the world, and that number is climbing rapidly.
Today, over 50% of the world’s population live in urban areas and this is likely to reach 70% by 2050.
Our role at The Urban Developer is to facilitate the conversation in a real, sensible and meaningful way to ensure that the challenges are met and the opportunities are realised.
Founded by a team driven by their passion for property and urban development, at the core of what we do is a commitment to build curiosity through showcasing the very best of urban development.
We believe that by showcasing the very best of property and urban development, we will encourage the industry to strive for the very best built environment outcomes.
With over a decade of professional experience in property development, Adam created The Urban Developer in response to a need for greater engagement, information and transparency in the property sector.
From relatively humble beginnings, Adam has driven the growth of The Urban Developer into an integrated media, events and education network that has established an enviable reputation in both media and property circles.
Adam remains active within the property industry as Managing Director of Brisbane-based development business Di Marco Group. He is also Executive Chairman of CityShape, a disruptive technology start-up for the property industry.
He has been a recipient of the Australian Institute of Management’s ’30 under 30’ Award, represented Australia at the Global Young Leaders Conference in New York and is currently an Ambassador for global microfinance provider Opportunity International.
Having previously worked as a Marketing Consultant on city-defining projects in Brisbane, Lachlan co-founded The Urban Developer and is now responsible for driving its digital strategy, community growth and product development.
With a background in strategic marketing, graphic design, user experience and branding, he has been instrumental in the strategic direction and execution of our vision as an integrated network.
He brings with him an intimate knowledge of property and real estate marketing having previously worked with Nielson Properties, Ray White Group, North Shore Corporation and Ian Webb Architects.
Lachlan is passionate about ensuring the best possible experience for our community of subscribers, partners and contributors.
He is recognised as an industry leader in media, design and technology, as well as being a vocal advocate for sustainable development outcomes and medical research in the community.
Nick brings an enviable dose of enthusiasm and energy to his role as National Sales Director at The Urban Developer.
Equipped with practical experience in property and a degree in Property Economics from Queensland University of Technology, Nick combines an understanding of property and digital marketing to deliver our partners effective and results-driven advertising campaigns.
With a deep commitment to customer service, Nick has established The Urban Developer’s reputation as a credible and effective marketing platform for corporate partners within the industry.
As a highly regarded and driven sales operative, Nick often contributes to industry discussions and workshops.
He is a supporter of several important medical and environmental causes, including Australian Cancer Council, Sea Shepherd and Save the Spit.
Having spent the past eight years running his own successful entertainment business, David brings extensive experience from the music and entertainment industry to his role as Events Director at The Urban Developer.
David’s experience both in Australia and Europe has given him the vision to create engaging, interactive and informative events.
With his passion for both the arts and property combined with a natural flair for performance, David delivers events by ensuring great content and an even better experience.
Drawing upon his experience in booking artists, project management, music production and marketing, David is also equipped to deliver upon The Urban Developer’s commitments to commercial partners to ensure effective results and outcomes.
David is recognised as a talented musician and generous supporter of the arts, music and the creative industries.
Ana came on as editor of The Urban Developer in mid-2017.
Ana’s educational background is in the law, English literature and linguistics. Prior to The Urban Developer Ana worked as a research officer for the Chief Justice of Queensland, Catherine Holmes.
Having given up a career in the law to pursue writing and publishing, Ana is interested in architecture and the built environment, and has worked as a writer and subeditor for major industry publications both internationally and in Australia.
She is an advocate for thoughtful, well-designed and sustainable cities and is fascinated by the possibilities of digital journalism in creating the cities of the future.
In her role as editor, Ana is responsible for assigning stories, managing writers and overseeing the editorial quality of The Urban Developer content.
David joined The Urban Developer as Content Director in 2017 having come from a career in architecture and freelance writing.
Whilst completing his studies in architecture and journalism he formed his own business writing for artists around the world, helping them showcase their art and tell their stories.
At this time he also had an increasing interest in delving deeper into the creative industries that inspired him to become an architect at the age of 15. He used this motivation to write for a series of online publications on the subjects of architecture, art, fashion, music and design.
After working within the architectural industry as a graduate he became drawn to the idea of driving his own developments that are sustainable and also both socially and design conscious.
David has a deep passion for learning and as he continues to build his knowledge of the industry, he’s committed to co-creating a well respected, informative and reliable news source for the property and urban development community.