PEOPLE

 

Bob Andersen

Bob Andersen is the founder and Managing Director of PPS. Prior to establishing PPS Bob held both state and national management positions with some of Australia’s largest development companies.

Bob has over 32 years experience in the development, finance, investment and marketing sectors of the property industry. Throughout this time Bob has been involved in more than $1 billion in property development projects ranging from apartments, commercial buildings, high rise buildings, land sub-divisions, retirement complexes, student accommodation, and townhouses.

Bob has co-authored “Residential Real Estate Development: A Practical Guide for Beginners to Experts” and is a regular contributor to a range of publications including the Australian Property Investor magazine, Money magazine, Success magazine, and Your Property Investment magazine. Bob has also been interviewed on Fox News, Sky News, 4BC radio and has been a key-note speaker at several property industry events.


Ben Smith

After studying Engineering at the University of Queensland Ben started his first business in 1999 and before long started investing in property. From there, he started his own development company and 12 successful projects later, Ben branched out into larger developments.

Having started working with Bob in early 2007 Ben has broadened his knowledge and experience in property development, having gained a thorough understanding of the core disciplines.

Ben has experience in developing land sub-divisions, unit blocks, townhouses, house and land, and major renovations. He also mentors budding developers who want to start in property development.

Outside of property development, Ben is the President of SOH Radio Inc, a not-for-profit organisation which raises awareness on issues such as human rights.


David Simpson

David has 25 years of experience in the commercial building and construction industry. In this time, David has worked in Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane, Jakarta, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates, working for major international and national engineering design firms and an international construction firm.

David has held a State Manager position and a Director position for 10 years for a large national
engineering design firm.

David has extensive experience on major projects including residential, commercial office, health, retail, aviation and infrastructure projects. Some of these relevant projects include: Upper West Side Apartments project Melbourne (3500 apartments, $1billion), Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Vic ($1billion), 50% expansion of Al Ain International airport, CSC Docklands Vic Office Building 5 Star GreenStar, Inpex Accommodation Village Darwin (2700 keys), Eifel Apartments Melbourne (30 Floors), Mutual and Empire Building Apartments Melbourne, Xintiandi Plaza Retail and Apartments China, Ciputra Apartments Jakarta, Pondok Indah Golf Apartment Tower II Jakarta, Mosaic Apartments Docklands Vic, GPT Modular Prefab High Rise Apartments Darwin (296 keys).

David has held registered building practitioner accreditation in Northern Territory, Victoria and
Tasmania. He has also held accreditations as a Green Star Professional, SEAV First Rate House Energy Rater, NABERS Accredited Energy Rater. He has also sat various committees including the ESD and Infrastructure Committees in Vic and NT as well as Division Council (NT) for the Property Council of Australia. He has been a panellist and presented at a number of conferences in the areas of energy efficiency and policy changes to the national electricity rules to support greater utilisation of energy efficient practices.

David is an Australian Chartered Professional Engineer, he holds an MBA and a QBCC Project Managers license. His skills include project management, design management, value engineering, and construction management.


Luke Andersen

Luke joined PPS in 2003 following the completion of a Bachelor of Business Management (International Business / Marketing) from Queensland University of Technology. Alongside Bob, Luke managed several projects ranging in scale from 20 townhouses projects through to 120 unit retirement villages.

In 2006 Bob and Luke authored and published “Residential Real Estate Development: A Practical Guide for Beginners to Experts” which sold successfully both in Australia and overseas.

Whilst never straying too far from his property development roots, in 2007 Luke began developing a financial planning client base following completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Services from the Finance and Securities Institute of Australasia. Having progressed to become a partner in one of Brisbane’s leading financial services firms, Luke sold his stake in the business in 2014 to return to PPS on a full-time basis.

Luke’s principle responsibilities include arranging debt and equity funding for PPS projects along with managing investor relations and general management of the business.