It’s passion that genuinely sets the Commercial & General team apart … The company has attracted some of the industry’s finest, drawn to the broad diversity of projects that continue to challenge, excite and inspire them.
Jamie has spent more than 20 years in the development, construction and real estate industry and is responsible for the Commercial & General group’s overall strategic direction and development projects.
Leading the Commercial & General team, Jamie has been responsible for the concept and delivery of an extensive range of projects across South Australia, Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory. He previously held senior development management and project management positions in companies such as Lend Lease and Halliburton.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Building and is the past Vice President of the South Australian division of the Property Council of Australia, and has also been appointed by the South Australian Minister of Heritage as a member of the State Heritage Council. Jamie McClurg is an accredited Justice of the Peace in South Australia and Queensland.
Chief Executive Officer
Trevor Cooke brings a wealth of experience and has an outstanding track record in funds management globally providing Commercial & General with a competitive advantage as the company evolves to expand its footprint nationally.
With his exceptional credentials, including being former Managing Director, Head of Global Real Estate, Asia Pacific UBS Global Asset Management, Managing Director of AMP Brookfield, a globally listed joint venture with $8 billion assets under management, in addition to his management of two Japanese real estate investment trusts with assets under management of $2 billion, Trevor plays a crucial role as the company evolves into a multi-disciplinary property and funds management operation.
Executive Director, Communities & Health
Chris holds significant experience across staged, large-scale, mixed-use projects having worked across several States and on high profile private and State property developments. An experienced manager of project delivery teams, Chris has significant expertise in mixed use, residential, retail and health projects including from his previous work with Lend Lease, Macquarie Group and prior to Commercial & General as a Project Director for the State Government of South Australia.
Chris’ intimate knowledge of stakeholder partnerships, project management, construction delivery, commercial negotiation and team performance has delivered exceptional commercial and community outcomes. He now leads Commercial & General Communities and Project Management Divisions managing across various health, commercial and residential projects, as the business expands further into large scale projects.
Chris holds qualifications in Built Environment from the Queensland University of Technology and has held various Board positions for not for profit groups and various Development Panels for local authorities, and also Chairs the South Australian Property Council Residential Committee.
Director, Commercial & General (Victoria)
As a founding director of Commercial & General (Victoria) and Chairman of Tandem Building Group, Tass has spent over 30 years working in construction and property development throughout Australia holding various senior management roles and directorships in some of Australia’s leading construction companies. He has built an impeccable reputation for creating and successfully managing high performance teams, through positive organisational culture.
Tass has a keen passion for building sustainability, having held accreditation as a Green Star Professional (GSAP) and sitting on various committees, including the Property Council of Australia’s Sustainability Committee in both Victoria and South Australia. He also has a strong commitment to community and corporate citizenship and through his leadership of various organisations and has championed successful fund raising for multiple charities and sporting organisations. Of note for the Bone Health Foundation, raising awareness and significant funds towards research and development of life changing technologies in children’s bone disorders.
Tass is a Board Director of the South Melbourne Football Club (SMFC), Australia’s most successful football club, awarded the FIFA Oceania Club of the Century title in 2010 and holds an Associate Diploma in Built Environment and has completed Post Graduate studies in Property Statistics and Property Law.
Portfolio Manager, Logistics Fund
With a background in civil engineering, Mark’s primary role within the Commercial & General group is to facilitate the company’s development and construction pipeline with a focus on project feasibility, design and delivery.
Mark has previously held positions in project and construction management with Goodman. His intimate knowledge of project design, construction and development feasibility has allowed the Commercial & General Group to continue its expansion and evolution into one of South Australia’s largest integrated development and construction companies.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and sits on the Industrial Development Committee of the South Australian Division of the Property Council of Australia.
Executive Director, Project Management
Courtney has highly developed design skills combined with a sound knowledge and understanding of construction developed through her previous roles as a Project Manager on commercial, education, and retail projects.
Her finely honed skills allow Courtney to provide creative and practical solutions as part of a project team, and also the ability to act independently on behalf of a client particularly in the areas of Design and Contract Management. She has previous experience with office, commercial, retail and facility fit outs, and provides a solid foundation in interpretation of documentation from inception to onsite solutions and time management.
Courtney has significant experience in the requirements for commercial design and contract management having recently completed the successful management of the delivery of the $100 million South Australian Police Headquarters (5 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS), and the base building and fit out of Worldpark (also a 5 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS project).
Courtney holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Bachelor of Architectural Studies. She is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Project Management and an Accredited Green Star Professional.
Jackie leads the Group’s legal and compliance and provides company secretarial services to the Board. As a qualified legal practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in corporate law and a former Partner of Minter Ellison Lawyers SA/NT, Jackie has extensive experience in advising on cross border merger and acquisition transactions, capital raisings, joint ventures, property development, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Jackie holds a Masters of Taxation, a Bachelor of Laws and Economics and is currently the Vice President of Asia Pacific Business Council for Women and a director of Dexus Whole Funds Limited. Jackie is also a member of the Law Society of South Australia.
Executive Director, Strategy & Business Development
Simon brings more than 20 years experience in the property industry to the Commercial & General team. In 1998, he founded Glenmont Properties, which held an Australian Financial Services Licence as a Responsible Entity of managed investment schemes. Glenmont managed more than $400 million of commercial, industrial and retail property on behalf of more than 4,000 investors prior to the business being sold to an ASX- listed property group.
Simon is also a past international board member of the global Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Often referred to as the ‘world’s most powerful network’, YPO connects 20,000 chief executives of leading companies – generating a collective US$6 trillion in revenue and employing more than 15 million people in more than 120 countries.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance and Marketing), a Graduate Diploma in Property and is a qualified Valuer and Land Economist. He is also a Certified Practicing Marketer and a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.
Chief Financial Officer
With extensive experience in property development, retirement living and financial services, Leanne is responsible for the Group’s financial operations, human resources and information technology. As an experienced Chartered Accountant (CA), Leanne’s emphasis is on providing strategy advice to the Board to ensure company growth, financial due diligence, oversight and compliance. Leanne is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).