Our mission is to maximise the enjoyment of those who occupy our buildings – creative office spaces, luxury commercial spaces – which in turn creates value for our investors.
In partnership with Australian family offices, including SMSF’s and high-net-worth individuals, we have been managing, buying or adding value to property since 1998.
We are here to help you generate greater wealth, income and diversification of your investment portfolio. Our business is vertically integrated and team members offer professional experience within all aspects of the property lifecycle.
We source under-developed commercial assets within immediate proximity of heavy rail and infrastructure spending then renovate and intensively manage the asset to increase income and value.
We think and behave holistically to take care of your workspace and your head space, delivering you service rather than merely a product. Natural light, security, art, fresh air and efficient floor plates all contribute to a healthy and safe environment.
All our buildings have been chosen for their proximity to major transport. Trains, light rail and buses make it easy for staff and clients. Restaurants, cafes and other amenities are all close at hand, some even within the buildings themselves.
There’s a great deal of satisfaction in creating business communities that function together. That’s why we care about who would be a good fit with who. And why our buildings are designed with social interaction in mind.
From relocation to fit out. From the physical and mental health of your staff. From location convenience. From impeccable maintenance. From social and community. From all of this comes the wellbeing of your business and its people.
Size matters. We support our tenants growth (or downsizing) by making our floorspace fluid. Swapping tenants around with the minimum of fuss and with maximum efficiency. Of course, we also assist you with your relocation and fit outs.
April Group are working hard at improving our environments to improve the environment. We have many initiatives in the wings that will help us and our tenants make a positive contribution to the environment.
April Group are constantly implementing initiatives to improve our portfolio’s contribution to the environment, including;
April Group exists to create communities where people want to work. We operate to ensure all April employees have a safe, inclusive and impactful work place. We see social investment as how a company impacts society, that’s why we:
Trust, ethics and reputation are paramount to April Group’s business model. Our boutique nature ensures we utilise best in class systems and processes while remaining reactive to our occupier and investor needs. April strive to make our responsibilities, rights and expectations clear to any stakeholder. Whether you are an employee, investor, occupier, or contractor our goal is to make sure interests are met and long-term strategies are achieved.
The April team possess a wealth of experience across a wide variety of property disciplines, from asset strategy, investor relations, analysis and tenant relations. We are a strong healthy team that grow and are empowered by the achievements of April.
David founded April Group in 2009 after an extensive career working for CBRE (Aus & UK), Cornerstone and Kingsmede. With over 20 years’ experience, David manages the overall business and investment strategy including asset location and class along with establishing and maintaining relationships with key investment partners. David holds a BSc (Hons) Urban Estate Management and MRICS.
Malcolm brings over 30 years' experience in real estate, funds management and financial services. Malcolm has held senior finance roles with Colonial First State, Challenger, Westfield Retail Trust and most recently as Head of Finance at 151 Property. Malcolm's responsibilities cover accounting, treasury, AFSL compliance and business strategy to support the growth of April Group. Malcolm has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a member of CPA Australia.
James brings a wealth of experience working for Knight Frank, 151 Property and Marprop. With 10 year plus experience, James leads the Property Management team with strategies for current assets along with analysing future acquisitions to align with the April portfolio and objectives. James holds a Masters of Property Development and a Bachelor of Commerce.
Graham joined the team to manage all aspects of our AFSL. He has extensive MIS experience in operation and managing Property Funds with the focus being Compliance. Graham has held senior finance positions with both property and private equity environments with his latest role being CFO at Whistle Funds Management. Graham is CA qualified and has previously lectured Accounting in South Africa.
Jonathan joined the team following positions at CBRE, BASE and Hartington. He brings over 20 years’ experience in valuations and acquisitions which enables him to source potential assets, run the financial modelling and lead the Due Diligence. Jonathan has a Bachelor of Commerce in Property Economics and is a Certified Practising Valuer.
Anna has over 4 years' experience in private lending, funds management and commercial real estate. Anna supports the acquisitions team and covers financial analysis for the existing portfolio and new investment opportunities to support the growth of April Group. Anna has a Bachelor of Property Economics and is currently working towards a Masters of Commerce, specialising in Finance.
Henry has over 4 years' experience managing Commercial and Industrial Assets across Sydney with his last role at Knight Frank. This experience and knowledge will help him successfully manage our current and future portfolio and build strong relationships with our tenants and investors. Henry holds a Bachelor Degree in Business, majoring in Property and also holds a NSW Real Estate Licence.
Kate joined the team to lead and develop the Property and Facilities Management aspect of the business. From previous roles at Knight Frank and M3 Property, Kate was able to use her 15 year plus experience to create relationships with tenants, leasing agents and investors and continues to do so. Kate has a Bachelor of Business (Property) and holds a NSW Real Estate Licence.
David leads our Facilities Management division. With over 10 years’ experience in Facilities and Building management, working for Oxford Commercial and Excel Building Management, David is accountable for a full range of services, minor project works and also offers a personalised concierge style service. David has a Certificate IV in Business Management is currently working towards a NSW Real Estate Licence.
George joined the team after more than five years at Goodman. During his time at Goodman, George worked in various roles across the Building and Property Services teams, managing numerous Industrial and Commercial assets in the NSW portfolio. At April, George will handle the day to day facilities aspects across our Commercial and Retail assets. George holds a NSW Certificate of Registration and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Business majoring in Property.
Crystal joined the team as an Assistant Accountant following a move to Sydney from the Gold Coast. With just over 3 years’ experience in Bookkeeping, working at Kinetic Projects and Oknayi, both in Queensland, Crystal is responsible for all lease management, accounts payable and account receivable across the tenant portfolio. Crystal holds a Masters Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor in Managerial Finance.
Having a long-term relationship with David Briscoe and also being an Investor with April for many years, Stephen joined the business to share his wealth of property expertise and help nurture and transition the business. Previous roles include CEO & Partner of Knight Frank Australia, CEO & President of CBRE, Australia and New Zealand and Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Oceania).
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