Established in 2008, Flagship Property Holdings (Flagship) was originally seeded by cash and non-core assets of its major shareholders Seven Group Holdings (SGH), Plenary Group and Premier Capital Developments (PCD). PCD was appointed Development and Project Manager and manages and executes the project pipeline on a day to day basis.
Flagship’s success with those original assets has given rise to projects such as Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, 8 Central Avenue and Sunday Apartments and has encouraged the Board to continue to build its portfolio outside of these seed assets and create value in the wider property market.
Flagship now has a track record of completed projects, a strong balance sheet and a demonstrated approach that is collaborative, informed, reliable and bankable.
Our collaboration is reflected in the strong partnerships we build between clients, designers, builders, project sponsors and financiers to create enduring solutions that deliver value.
Flagship’s Board comprises individuals with broad and extensive experience in property development, project management, capital raising and finance.
Warwick Smith is Chairman, New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory and Senior Managing Director of the Australia New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ Bank); Board Director of ANZ Bank China, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Australian Capital Equity, holders of interests in Seven Group Holdings, West Australian News, Coates Hire, WesTrac and Caterpillar industrial services and equipment in Western Australia, New South Wales and North East China; Chairman of the Australia–China Council, Global Trustee of the Asia Society and Chairman of the Asia Society in Australia; Chairman New South Wales Export, Investment & Advisory Board and Chairman of the Flagship Property Group. Formerly, he was Chairman of E*TRADE, the Australian Sports Commission and an Executive Director with Macquarie Bank; and a Federal Government Minister with a parliamentary career spanning 15 years. He was also Australia's first Telecommunications Ombudsman and has received a Centenary Medal and an Order of Australia.
Murray Wells is an Emeritus Professor of Accounting in The University of Sydney. He was formerly a Professor of Accounting, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Director of the Graduate School of Business of The University of Sydney. He is currently a Director of Seven Group Holdings Ltd and Deputy Chairman of the Australian Scholarships Foundation – a scholarship program for not-for-profit organizations. He is Chairman of Kaplan Australia P/L
Murray was Australian Accountant of the Year (Academia and Government) in 1993. He was NSW State President of the Australian Society of CPAs in 1982-83 and a member of the National Council from 1986 to 1988. He was a President of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research from 1988 to 1993, He has been a Director of several public companies, including OTC and Telstra, and was a member of the NSW Science and Technology Council (1992-96). Murray was Editor of the international accounting journal Abacus from 1975 to 1994. He has served on various committees of the American Accounting Association and has won numerous awards including “Outstanding Accounting Educator” and “International Distinguished Lecturer” from the AAA, where he is now a Life Member. He is a recipient of the President’s Award of CPA Australia, Life Membership of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management and the “Founders Award” from the International Association for Accounting Education and Research. He is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia. In 2012 he was inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame.
He is the author/editor of 8 books and over 50 articles.
Mark has over 20 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial fields of media, property, construction and capital markets. Previously, Mark served as Senior Corporate Counsel at Seven Network from 2000 to 2006. During this time, he was responsible for numerous corporate, transactional and litigious matters throughout the Seven Group. As a Director of a number of Seven’s investment vehicles, Mark served as lead negotiator on projects for the Seven Network well in excess of $1bn. Today, as CEO of Flagship, Mark has been directly responsible for the delivery of key stakeholder assets such as 8 Central Avenue – Eveleigh, as well as securing capital transactions in debt and equity markets.
After completing the Novotel Melbourne South Wharf, Victoria, Mark is currently working on the Adelaide based projects - Kodo, Penny Place and Royal Apartments.
John O’Rourke is the founding Principal of Plenary Group, a property and infrastructure investment company, specialising in public private partnerships. Plenary Group has over $13billion of projects under development and operations across Australia, Canada and the United States. Prior to establishing Plenary Group in 2004, John spent 10 years leading the Melbourne based Infrastructure Capital business of ABN AMRO (formerly BZW), successfully delivering a range of PPP facilities across healthcare, education, justice and transport portfolios.
Cam Stewart has more than 18 years corporate advisory experience. He was a director of Grant Samuel for more than 10 years before establishing his own advisory business in early 2014. He also worked in investment banking at UBS for 2 years and commenced his career as a lawyer with Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) where he worked in the corporate group for more than 4 years. Cam has worked on a wide range of corporate advisory transactions such as public company takeovers, schemes of arrangement, trade sales, mergers, capital raisings, initial public offerings, corporate restructurings, valuations and strategic planning. He has also been involved in numerous property transactions, including for MAB Corporation, The Dennis Family, Bendigo Bank, Mirvac and Stadium Property Trust. Cam has worked on transactions across a diverse range of industries including resources, property, manufacturing, entertainment, agriculture and financial services and recently advised Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on its $1.8billion acquisition of the business and assets of The Rural Finance Corporation of Victoria.
Flagship Property Holdings is committed to Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) within the property sector. Our commitment to sustainability means managing environmental, economic and social risks and responsibilities, we endeavour to capitalize on opportunities to deliver sustainable developments for our stakeholders and the local community.
5 star NABERS Energy Base Building rating, 8 Central Avenue
Dulux Colour Awards Multi Residential Interior – Commendation, Sunday Apartments
4.5 star NABERS Energy Base Building rating, 8 Central Avenue
Australian Interior Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for Multi Storey Residential, Sunday Apartments
Victoria’s Deluxe Accommodation Hotel of the Year, Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Urban Taskforce Australia Award – Development Excellence Award for Commercial Development, 8 Central Avenue
4 Green Star - Green Building Council Australia, 8 Central Avenue
Australian Interior Design Excellence Award (IDEA) – Overall Winner, Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Australian Interior Design Excellence Award (IDEA) – Hospitality Winner, Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Interior Design Awards Australia – Commendation, Hilton Melbourne South Wharf