Pandemic pushing Aussie developers closer to Asia

COVID-19 may have forced individuals to stay apart and put the brakes on international travel, but in Australia’s property sector, the pandemic has accelerated the opportunity for developers to collaborate with their global counterparts, albeit in a digital manner.

This week, Australian Property Investor Magazine caught up with architect and project manager Lui Violanti, who runs the Western Australian office of global construction consultancy Inhabit Group, and also heads the judging panel responsible for highlighting the best of Australian architecture and development for the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia).

Mr Violanti has more than 20 years of experience in Australian development, working on several prominent projects over that time including Myer’s flagship Bourke Street Melbourne store, the Melbourne Park Western Precinct and Melbourne’s Emporium.

Ahead of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final virtual ceremony for 2020, which will be streamed online this week, Mr Violanti shared his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic’s influence on Australian development, as well as what the PropertyGuru awards mean for future projects.

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