The staff at LPC Cresa come from a variety of disciplines including Commercial Property Management, Development Management, Valuations, Project Management and Fitout Construction. This guarantees that you have access to a professional team with a wide range of skills to deliver you solutions, value and results.
Directors and Associates
Geoffrey is a Director of LPC Cresa and is also a registered valuer. He is also an associate of the Australian Property Institute and an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of Australia.
Prior to forming LPC Cresa in 1994, Geoffrey was an Associate Local Director in the Valuation Division of Jones Lang LaSalle in Sydney. He has worked on a number of major projects around Australia including assignments in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Geoffrey’s property experience includes corporate consulting, commercial leasing, commercial property management and valuations.
Over the last seventeen years he has specialised in corporate property consultancy for tenant / occupier organisations – he also regularly lectures on the subject for the Property Council of Australia.
John is a director and stakeholder of LPC Cresa.
Over the past 20 years, John managed organisations in both Australia and Africa that provided property services and related advice to clients before establishing a management consulting practice. As a consultant John had a longstanding consulting relationship with LPC Australia which was the basis for his current participation in the LPC Cresa business. John’s focus is on the ongoing review and improvement of every aspect of the LPC Cresa business to ensure that LPC Cresa’s processes and offerings are well aligned with the real estate requirements of tenants and occupiers.
John’s property experience includes managing property services organisations, consulting to clients in relation to their real estate and property management requirements and representing occupiers on leasing matters. John also writes and speaks on management topics and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
James Carslaw is the Director in charge of LPC Cresa in Perth.
James has been providing leasing consultancy (Transaction Management) services to occupier organisations in Perth and elsewhere in Western Australia since 1994. Prior to this James spent five years in property funds management and commercial property management James’ property experience includes real estate advisory, financial analysis, lease negotiations and project management, he has a Diploma in Estate Management (UK), is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is a Property Council of Australia Certified Property Manager.
His experience includes premises acquisition (new lease transactions), lease restructuring and market rent review representation. The size of the briefs range from500m2 to 20,000 m2.
David Barnes has over 15 years of experience in the commercial property industry in Perth, having, on behalf of corporate developers, participated in numerous residential, commercial and industrial property developments across the greater metropolitan area. David’s skills include a thorough working knowledge of the property development process including the design and construction process (and its key industry participants), the structure and mechanics of property leases and leasing, as well as a broad knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Western Australia.
David holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Quantity Surveying and prior to joining LPC Cresa was Estate Development Manager at Westralia Airports Corporation where he was responsible for the commercial property development across the estate.
Julian Kurath is a Director of LPC Cresa and is responsible for a range of transaction management services and lease management activities.
Prior to joining LPC, Julian was employed by United Group Services (formerly United KFPW) as a Portfolio Manager responsible for the management of a range of leasehold premises across the country. Julian completed a Bachelor of Property Economics from UTS in 2002.
His experience includes lease administration, site acquisition / disposal, provision of strategic advice, research, cash flow analysis and providing a range of occupier based activities.
Ken Lam is a Director of LPC Cresa and is responsible for a range of transaction management services.
Ken was previously employed with a major accounting firm and was part of the real estate team. Ken has held various roles as a valuer, corporate real estate consultant and an acquisition manager. His experience includes lease negotiation, site acquisition, negotiation of compulsory acquisition matters, transaction management, lease restructuring, rental reviews, strategic advice, premises disposal and general property advice.
Gillian Heath joined LPC Cresa in early 2006, after completing a Bachelor of Business in Property Economics from the University of Western Sydney.
Gillian is responsible for a variety of transaction management and lease administration activities. Recent projects completed include securing new office space, lease re-structures, and managing a co-location to new premises across various national markets. Gillian is also responsible for overseeing and managing the lease administration team.
Gillian’s experience and responsibilities range from lease negotiation, site acquisition, transaction management, lease restructuring, financial analysis, research, premises disposal and providing strategic advice services to clients nationally.
Kris joined LPC Cresa in early 2013, after completing a Bachelor of Property Economics UTS from University of Technology Sydney. Prior to completing his degree completed a Diploma in Real Estate services.
Kris is responsible for a variety of transaction management and lease administration activities. Recent projects completed include securing new office space, lease re-structures, and managing a co-location to new premises across various national markets.
Kris’s experience and responsibilities range from lease negotiation, site acquisition, transaction management, lease restructuring, financial analysis, research, and providing strategic advice services to clients nationally.
Grant joined LPC Cresa in 2016, having previously held roles at Macquarie Group and Travelex. During his time at Macquarie Group, Grant was responsible for assessing and reporting on operational risk, drafting commercial contracts, cashflow management, and monitoring and accounting for regulatory changes. Grant completed a Bachelor of Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney in 2010.
Grants experience and responsibilities range from lease negotiation, site acquisition, transaction management, lease restructuring, financial analysis, research, and providing strategic advice services to clients nationally.
Norman Saad joined LPC Cresa in 2017 and is responsible for driving and growing the lease management division of LPC Cresa. Norman has over 25 year’s experience and was previously employed with a major corporate real estate firm, being responsible for a large government account.
Norman’s experience and responsibilities range from account management, lease negotiation, site acquisition, transaction management, lease restructuring, financial analysis, research, and providing strategic advice services to clients nationally.
Manger – New Zealand
Andrew Mason is the manager of the LPC Cresa New Zealand office with 12 years experience in the management and operation of commercial and industrial buildings. Andy has developed specific project management skills in critical environment construction and maintenance and the fit out, relocation and consolidation of commercial properties throughout New Zealand.
Andy holds a Master of Business Administration degree together with a number of building services qualifications. Prior to joining LPC Cresa Andy has worked in the construction, building services & facility Management sectors.