Team

The Morris Property Group team specialise in the management and delivery of a range of significant projects. The team has the ability to implement advanced risk neutralization strategies whilst delivering a high quality product with a commonsense approach.

Barry Morris

Director, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Victoria

Barry Morris holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University, in which he focused on the studies of Accounting and Finance.

From 1978, he invested in property, acquired and operated hospitality and retail properties before venturing into property development with James Court in 1992.

Since then, Barry has successfully developed over $1.2 billion in various property segments as a principal of Morris Group, Amalgamated Property Group and Amalgamated Property Group Queensland. The establishment of an in house construction company, which has delivered over $500 million in construction works, has enabled Barry to operate an integrated construction, development and property investment business in which buildability and livability go hand-in-hand to deliver superior product to both investors and occupiers.

In 2009, Barry and daughter Louise launched Morris Property Group. Barry manages developments and investments for Morris Property Group in Canberra, Queensland and Victoria and continues to manage developments and investment properties in Queensland as principal of APGQ.

James Morris

Construction Director, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Victoria

James commenced his career as a Cadet Engineer with MPG’s construction company in 2007 working on Sierra Grand Broadbeach.

James expanded his skillset while working on other high profile projects in Queensland such as Element Burleigh Beach and 179 Turbot Street in Brisbane before undertaking the Site Foreman role at Eclipse Broadbeach. In 2012 James relocated to Canberra as Contracts Administrator at Sentinel Belconnen and in 2014 James was appointed Project Manager for the Canberra House redevelopment including the 191 residential apartment project known as Mayfair.

Following the successful completion of Mayfair and due to the expansion of MPG’s development and construction activities, James was been appointed Director of MPG Constructions heading up MPG’s construction activities in Canberra, Brisbane and Gold Coast.

As Construction Director, James is responsible for MPG’s projects, reviewing design and construction methods and implementing ‘The Morris Way’ to produce synergies and efficiencies across the design and construction teams.

Additionally James is responsible for overseeing tendering, budgeting, monthly cost reporting and programming and reporting to MPG’s Upper Management Meeting.

Sue Day

Finance Manager, Queensland

Sue joined Morris Property Group in May 2007, shortly after arriving from the UK. She has over 20 years experience in the Insurance and Finance sector, including 10 years at Liverpool Victoria, one of the UK’s largest insurance companies.

Her time there also included a 2 year internal secondment to work as a Productivity Analyst, to identify areas of process improvement in all areas of the business.

At Morris Property Group Sue is responsible for supervising and controlling all aspects of the group’s financial operations as well as the day to day running of the Finance and HR Department. Sue is also involved in the budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting for all projects undertaken by Morris Property Group through all stages, from development to construction and finally to settlement.

Brodie Lister

General Manager Development, Queensland

Brodie Lister has over 10 years’ experience in the Development industry on varied high-profile local and international projects.

Brodie holds a Business Degree and also a Masters Degree in Urban Development. Brodie has previous development experience on a number of projects including The Wave Broadbeach, Blue C apartments Coolangatta, Metropole apartments Brisbane and a 185 acre resort and gated estate whole-of-Island development in Fiji.

Brodie joined the Development team at Morris Property Group in 2004 and has been responsible for coordinating projects such as 143 Turbot Street Brisbane , 179 Turbot Street Brisbane,  Verve Broadbeach, Ivory Burleigh beach, Sierra Grand Broadbeach, Element Burleigh Beach, Eclipse Broadbeach & Synergy Apartments Broadbeach.

Brodie is currently responsible for the end-to-end development management of Morris Property Group projects in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney. His role includes site and investment acquisition analysis, town planning, concept designs, feasibility studies, authority approvals, marketing and sales, design coordination, finance and project completion.

Geordie Edwards

Senior Development Manager, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria

As Senior Development Manager Geordie is responsible for end-to-end delivery of developments located in the ACT, Queensland and Victoria.

Geordie has diverse experience in the property industry with a background in commercial valuations, town planning and project management.

Geordie holds a Bachelor of Property and Sustainable Development with majors in Property Valuation and Urban Development and Sustainability from Bond University on the Gold Coast.

Geordie joined Morris Property Group in January 2013 and has been responsible for delivery of several projects across the MPG portfolio.

Kieren Sutton

Development Manager, Australian Capital Territory

Since joining Morris Property Group in 2015, Kieren has been involved in the successful delivery of a number of large scale mixed-use projects.

As Development Manager Kieren is involved throughout all aspects of the development life cycle including acquisition, design, marketing and completion.

Kieren holds a Bachelor of Environments (Property) from The University of Melbourne.

Sam Stubbings

Development Manager, Queensland

Sam joined the Morris Property Group team in the Queensland office in May 2019.

As Development Manager, Sam is involved throughout all aspects of the development life cycle including acquisition, design, marketing and project completion.

Sam’s career originated in Commercial sales and leasing in the inner fringe suburbs of Brisbane. Sam holds a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning from Griffith University in Brisbane.

Luke Kearsley

Assistant Development Manager, Queensland

Luke is an Assistant Development Manager who joined Morris Property Group in 2017.

Luke holds a Bachelor of Property from Bond University on the Gold Coast.

Luke has assisted the delivery of multiple projects across the MPG portfolio and is responsible for assisting end-to-end delivery of development located in Queensland

Sam Pearson

Assistant Development Manager, Australian Capital Territory

Sam joined Morris Property Group in 2019 after spending a period of time working in corporate real estate advisory and the insolvency industry.

During his time working in the advisory field Sam worked across a number of projects including government advisory, delivery of commercial office buildings, land subdivisions and residential projects. Sam holds a bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Business Law and Professional Ethics from the Australian National University.

Slade Minson

Director of Sales & Marketing – ACT, Australian Capital Territory

Slade joined Morris Property Group in 2019 as the Director of Sales & Marketing – ACT.

 

Slade has an accomplished record in the Project Marketing space, having helped deliver some of Canberra’s most iconic and successful developments with some of the town’s largest real estate businesses. During this time he has also achieved outstanding revenue awards through his commitment to sales on each project.

 

With over 20 years of experience in the property development and construction industry, Slade is well versed in market demands, and dedicated to helping achieve continued excellence in delivery on all MPG projects.

Hannah Mitchell

Sales Executive, Australian Capital Territory

Hannah has joined the sales team with a wealth of knowledge, having been in the property industry for 9 years in both Sydney and Canberra.

 

An expert negotiator with a proven track record, Hannah offers her clients a rare combination of youthful exuberance complimented by a solid history of industry experience.

 

She prides herself in her exceptional level of product knowledge, professionalism and ability to understand her clients’ needs

Michael Morris

Sales Executive, Australian Capital Territory

Michael joined Morris Property Group in 2019 to be a founding member of the ACT based Project Sales & Marketing Team as part of an initiative to bring all facets of Property Development under one roof.

 

Upon completing his tertiary education, Michael pursued a career in Real Estate focusing on residential property sales in the Woden and Weston Creek area. In a matter of months, Michael had made a positive impact on the market in Chapman with a street record of $1.1m.

 

In 2012, Michael parted ways with Real Estate to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry. Over a 7 year period, Michael held a variety of management and sales roles in various gyms across Canberra and for the last 3 years has operated a successful private gym as Co-Director and Head Coach.

 

Michael brings a diverse skill set to his new role at Morris Property Group, having completed previous tertiary studies in Behavioral Science and Personal Training in addition to his Real Estate Qualifications.

 

Michael now begins a new journey in the family business in the Project Sales & Marketing Team with his first big project being Renaissance in Manuka.

Nick Xenitopoulos

Construction Manager, Queensland

Nick has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry in Australia and abroad.

He has overseen a variety of project types from conception to completion for major clients & Tier 1 builders.

He has delivered high end award winning multi-story residential, Hotel & retail center developments in Queensland for multiple clients.

As our Queensland Construction Manager, Nick works closely with both the development and construction teams to ensure Morris Property Group projects are designed and constructed at the highest level.

Nathan Burden

Construction Manager - ACT, Australian Capital Territory

Nathan recently joined Morris Property Group as its Construction Manager – ACT to oversee the design and delivery of residential and commercial projects with the Canberra team.

 

Nathan brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in the building industry where he has completed a number of large-scale construction projects for reputable Tier 1 & 2 builders in New South Wales and Queensland.

 

Through his previous experiences in Project Management and Contract Administration roles, Nathan has gained a strong capability and depth across a wide range of projects, project values and delivery methods and is well placed to ensure the company’s continued success.

Barry Parsons

Corporate Safety Officer, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland

Barry has over 25 years of training and experience in the Work Health & Safety industry and has been instrumental in assisting 20+ companies achieve OFSC compliance across Australia.

Barry has been responsible for the development and implementation of work health & safety management systems for industrial manufacturing plants, transport services and most recently within the civil and construction sector.Barry commenced his role as Morris Property Group’s Corporate Safety Officer in 2016 having previously worked as a Consultant in his own business. Barry’s role enables him to share his experiences with fellow workers with the endeavour of making our industry a safer place for everyone involved. Barry received his Diploma in Work Health Safety from National Qualifications Australia in 2011 and was recognised as a lead auditor for Quality, Safety & Environmental management systems in 2003

Craig Nelson

Commercial Manager, Queensland

Craig has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry in Australia and abroad.

Craig has overseen a variety of project types from conception to completion for major Tier 1 Builders. Craig’s industry experience includes the Senior Commercial position at high visibility landmark projects, including Oracle (Gold Coast), 480 Queen Street (Brisbane) and the Parklands Games Village Project (Gold Coast). As the Contracts Manager for Morris Property Group’s Queensland construction division, Craig is responsible for the ongoing supervision of commercial administration while providing support and oversight to the site based Contract Administrators.

Jessica Watene

Contracts Manager, Queensland

Jessica joined Morris Property Group in 2014 as Contractor Administrator, currently working on Qube, Broadbeach and Otto, Mermaid Beach.

Jessica has been in the construction industry for 12 years working on a variety of projects on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast including High Rise, Retail, Government, Aged Care and Residential. Jessica is responsible for Head Contract Administration, Trade Procurement, Subcontract Lettings, Negotiations, Document and Quantity Controls, Monthly Reporting and assisting the Project Manager with Design Co-ordination and Programming.

Ross Barnes

Senior Project Engineer, Queensland

As the Queensland business’ Senior Project Engineer, Ross is involved throughout all phases of our Queensland projects. This includes managing design, project front end planning, project commencement compliance, technical support during construction and completion hand over supervision.

Ross commenced with Morris Property Group in January 2018 after his extensive experiences throughout Australia and PNG in sectors including retail, office, mining infrastructure, state and federal government, hospitals, cultural precinct and residential.

Ross has attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, a Diploma in Frontline Management, a Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety and holds a QBCC Open Builder’s Licence.

Roman Abdel-Massih

General Counsel, Australian Capital Territory

Roman is a practising lawyer, specialising in construction and commercial law.

Admitted to practise law in the ACT in 2014, Roman worked previously as a lawyer at a boutique civil and commercial litigation law firm where he specialised in construction and commercial litigation. Since that time, he has held in-house legal and construction contracts management positions. Roman holds a Master of Laws from the Australian National University. As General Counsel for the Morris Property Group’s ACT construction division, Roman provides advice and supervision for legal and commercial matters throughout the full project life cycle.

Edgar Sharp

Senior Contracts Administrator, Australian Capital Territory

Edgar joined Morris Property Group in 2018.

He brings 15 years’ experience in Construction Estimating and Contract Administration, across a range of Residential, Aged Care and Government projects in Queensland and the ACT. As part of the management team for the ACT, Edgar is responsible for cost planning, procurement, commercial reporting and providing support to the ACT CA team.

Josh Patterson

Site Manager, Queensland

Josh has over 20 years experience supervising and managing high rise and commercial projects throughout southeast Queensland.

He has extensive experience with tier 1 builders and private developers.

Josh started with Morris Property Group in early June 2014 on Synergy Apartments Broadbeach and has played a key role in delivering a number of high end projects.

Farzad Emami

Site Manager, Australian Capital Territory

Farzad joined the Canberra based construction division of Morris Property Group in 2014 having previously completed a wide range of high end single residential homes, boutique townhouse projects and specialised fit outs. Since then, Farzad has gone on to oversee a number of high rise residential and large scale commercial projects ensuring success and a positive outcome for the Client while dealing with unique challenges each project faces.

 

Farzad continues to improve his knowledge of construction through his continued education and has recently completed his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science – Construction Management through Curtin University.

 

Farzad is a highly dedicated and enthusiastic individual who has been accepted into the MPG family and now considers them his own.

David Harris

Accountant, Queensland

David joined Morris Property Group in July 2018 in the role of Assistant Accountant.

With a career originating in sport, David made the transition to accounting in 2016 after attaining a Masters of Professional accounting from RMIT University in Melbourne.

Prior to Morris Property Group, David’s accounting experience resided predominately in tax before commencing his Chartered Accountancy and transitioning to the commercial sector with Mantra Group.

Mark Davies

Accountant, Queensland

Mark joined Morris Property Group in August 2019 to join the finance team as a commercial accountant.

 

He has 6 years experience in accounting and is finalising his Chartered Accountant designation. With a background in tax accounting, which included exposure to a broad range of industries, Mark had the opportunity to work with a number of clients in the building and construction industry. This lead to developing a passion for the industry and the decision to transition to commercial accounting with Morris Property Group.

Kelsi Gormly

Property Manager, Queensland

Kelsi joined the Morris Property group team in the Queensland office in January 2016.

A career originating in accounts and office administration, Kelsi’s passion to progress has extended her proficiency to manage the residential and commercial assets of Morris Property Group.

Kelsi is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the investment assets. Her role includes managing tenants, property maintenance and keeping an accurate record of inspections, rent collection, budget costs and lease agreements.

Dana Brennan

Office Administrator, Queensland

Dana joined the Morris Property group team in the Queensland office in May 2019 as an Office and Accounts Administrator.

Her role includes accounts receivable and payable functions within the company and provides support to the Development Managers and to the Construction Contract Administrators within the company.

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