Azure is a privately owned real estate development and investment company with a commitment to stretching the boundaries of design and development to deliver timeless communities.

With a culture of betterment and refinement that drives our spirit to create distinctive editions where we all “Aspire to be”

Trent Keirnan

Trent Keirnan

Director

Trent commenced in property development at a young age whilst studying an Arts / Law degree.

During the 20 years of experience he gained whilst establishing the TAK Property Group, Trent constructed a number of houses, units and commercial developments in South East Queensland.Trent was involved in all aspects of the development process from site acquisitions, planning, approvals, cost management, construction and sales and many of his projects were accredited with achieving above market prices, a testament to his understanding of the communities in which he operates.He is continually acknowledged by his peers and has been recognised through 28 property / Housing Industry Association of Australia awards relating to design, construction and innovation including national awards such as the 2009 Australian Home of the Year.Trent has an underlying ethos of an untiring commitment to quality and excellence – a hallmark of Azure.

Chris Shroor

Chris Shroor

Director

Chris is a founding Director of Azure and sits across all areas of the group’s activities, with a specific focus on acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

Chris was previously Executive Director – Commercial Development for Springfield Land Corporation. During his 10 years in that role he spear headed all development associated with the $8bn, 2830ha master planned city. This involved all aspects of the development process and a significant focus on managing strategic relationships. He has been directly involved in partnerships with groups such as James Fielding, Mirvac, Maquarie Bank, Suncorp, NEC, Telstra, Energex, University of Southern Queensland, ABC Childcare, Leighton and Lend Lease.Prior to Springfield Chris worked for 10 years in general contracting for Cordukes as a Construction and Business Development Manager. In this role he gained an intimate knowledge of construction delivery and the importance of building long term partnerships.Chris is also passionate about the role Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has in built environments and this lead him to develop Springfield’s 72km dark fibre network and the $230M Polaris Data Centre. This passion drives Azure’s activities in Data Centres globally.

John Fewster

John Fewster

Director

John is a founding Director of Azure and sits across all areas of the group’s activities with a specific focus on the design, procurement and delivery of the group’s Australian and Asian interests.

As a qualified Architect, with advanced studies at Stanford University (USA), John over 28 years has obtained extensive experience in projects in both Australia, Asia and Europe. During this time he spent 13 years as a Project Director with Thiess controlling the delivery of hundred’s of millions of dollars of projects in the residential, commercial, industrial, health and education sectors.As a strategic advisor to many successful development organisations in the areas of Project Development, Design and Construction Management and Project Procurement, John is also recognised as an international authority in the delivery of Data Centres which is a strong focus for the groups future.

Our team are not concerned with just today, rather through collective energy and thought, the delivery of legacies that stand as testaments to their time and place.

Jason Dawson

Jason Dawson

Chief Financial Officer

Jason is the Chief Financial Officer for the Azure Group and sits across all financial interests of the group, including ongoing monitoring of the group’s financial position.

As a Chartered Accountant with a further degree in Applied Science, Jason has over 20 years of diverse experience in the property and construction industry. During this time he developed as an owner of a successful contracting business with a staff of 60. Upon selling his business interests, Jason successfully completed the prestigious Chartered Accountants Program, whilst spending time in some of Brisbane’s premier accounting firms. He then returned to the property industry to join Trent Keirnan (an Azure Director) as CFO of TAK Property Group. Jason is recognised for his ability to marry development opportunities with the complex funding requirements in current markets.For Azure Jason is integral to the assessment of the viability and suitability of projects and investments in relation to deployment of the groups funds. Jason is responsible for reporting to the group Directors on the structuring of projects, their profitability and all financial implications involved together with maintaining the groups compliance with statutory , tax and other regulatory bodies.

Paul Plasto

Paul Plasto

Senior Development Manager

Paul is Senior Development Manager for the Azure Group and takes responsibility and accountability for projects in the delivery phase.

Paul is a qualified Quantity Surveyor with over 20 years experience in the industry, in technical, administrative and general management positions. Paul provides the group with significant, and recent, project delivery experience.Prior to joining Azure Paul successfully ran his own construction and construction services consulting company for a period of 14 years. During this time he delivered multiple Award Winning residential apartment projects, as well as commercial and club developments. He was also Regional Manager for the Central Queensland division of Thomas & Coffey Limited where he had significant exposure to the mining sector and clients such as Rio Tinto, Shell, Xstrata and BHP.Pauls earlier work experience saw him work through estimating, contract administration, project management and then group construction manager positions within Cordukes Limited. During this time he was responsible for delivering Apartments, Hotels, Shopping Centres, Sporting Clubs, University Facilities, Medical Facilities, Offices and Public Buildings such as courthouses.

Guy Walters

Guy Walters

Construction Manager

Guy is the Construction Manager within Azure Group and works across projects that are in the delivery phase with a specific focus on the performance of appointed contractors and their delivery of the Azure project vision.

Guy is a qualified builder with over 15 years worth of construction experience. Delivering complex projects from schools, public infrastructure, churches, multi unit residential buildings and even facilities such as the Olympic Pool, has developed Guy in to a strong performer in the areas of project procurement, contractor management, design engineering and cost control.More recently as Construction Manager for the TAK Property Group, Guy has delivered some of South East Queensland’s most prestigious residences. Many of which have been recognised with industry awards which is a testament to his results driven ethos.

Katie Adams

Katie Adams

Sales & Marketing Associate

Katie is Azure’s Sales & Marketing Manager and is responsible for the development and delivery of all marketing activities from conception to leasing.

Katie has extensive experience in the realestate sales and marketing industry from residential, commercial and off the plan developments.
With a Bachelor of Business majoring in both Advertising and Marketing and a Diploma of Graphic Design, Katie’s property background is bolstered by her time at CBRE where she worked with the Residentail Project marketing team.

As an integral part of the Azure group of companies, Katie is responsible for the development and implementation of project marketing strategies and plans. She ensures all campaigns are on schedule and to budget and is responsible for the liaison and management of all creative agents, suppliers and external selling agents. With a strong understanding of marketing channels and brand positioning, Katie is responsible for the marketing of all projects from conception to leasing with a clear focus on demonstrating the Azure brand across all facets of the business and its team.

Patrick Hanlon

Patrick Hanlon

Development Manager

Patrick is Development Manager for the Azure Group and works closely with the Senior Development Manager and the Construction Manager to oversee project delivery to meet specified program, commercial and quality targets. Patrick has completed a Bachelor of Urban Development Majoring in Construction Management at Queensland University of Technology.

Whilst undergoing university studies, Patrick worked with a construction fit-out company to gain valuable experience in contracts administration, estimating and site supervision. Further experience was gained working for a commercial construction company as a junior foreman working closely with contractors on site in delivering a multi-unit development.

Patrick is able to use his education, experience and enthusiasm to support Azure’s commitment to excellence.

Tobias Benz

Tobias Benz

Development Manager

Tobias is a tertiary qualified development manager who has joined the Azure Team in 2017. He has 12 years’ experience in the Brisbane property industry. Tobias gained his initial knowledge of the Brisbane market by working as a commercial real estate for Chesterton International specialising in Inner Fringe investment and development opportunities.

His interest in the development sector led him to pursue tertiary qualifications as a project manager and a subsequent role with Silverstone Developments where he was responsible for delivering over 400 apartment and various commercial and retail projects. At Azure Tobias is responsible for the front end design of projects and gaining all relevant approvals. His experience in the design and development application process allows Azure to obtain DA approvals in a timely and cost effective manner. Tobias is also part of the Acquisitions team at Azure and deals with the assessment of future development opportunities.

Tiff Collins

Tiff Collins

Contracts Administrator

Tiff is the Contracts Adminstrator for Azure, overseeing all contracts of sale and liaision with legal authorities. Tiff holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Canberra and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. Tiff is currently undertaking a Masters in Commercial Law at QUT.

Prior to relocating to Brisbane, Tiff practised as a solicitor in Property Law & Real Estate managing commercial and residential transactions & litigation.
Tiff manages the sales contracts across all projects and is responsible for sales reporting relating to contract statuses and pre-sale requirements.