A highly skilled team with more than
80 YEARS combined experience
The co-founders of LHPP, Rob Laffey and Steve Holloway, have a combined 40+ years of experience in property development and community creation, including executive level positions with some of Australia’s largest and most reputable publicly listed developers. Coupled with an expert team of highly credentialed staff with extensive experience in property development across South East Queensland, the result is a high level of commercial acumen and a proven track record of delivery.
Both Rob and Steve grew up in family business environments which instilled the values of authentic, open communication and unwavering commitment to deliver on their representations. Their pursuit is to create reputational trust, which starts with the simple mantra of doing what they say they’ll do. This combination of experience and values provides a unique and valuable proposition for LHPP’s partners and customers.
Both Rob and Steve sit across all aspects of the business, however Rob primarily focuses on the site acquisition, project positioning, sales and marketing phases of a project whilst Steve primarily focuses on the development approval, funding and construction phases of a project.
Prior to co-founding LHPP in 2013, Rob was National New Business Manager for one of Mirvac’s development divisions. Previous roles with Mirvac included responsibility for residential development acquisitions in Queensland as well as development management roles on apartment, small lot housing and commercial projects. Subsequently Rob was involved in the acquisition or management of many of Mirvac Queensland’s key projects from 2006 to 2013.
Preceding Mirvac, Rob was a registered property valuer specialising in large scale residential development and commercial investments. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Majoring in Real Estate Development), Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Banking and Finance), as well as a post graduate certificate in Project Management.
Prior to co-founding LHPP in 2013, Steve held a variety of transaction related roles that culminated in heading a specialist team for Stockland as State Business Development Manager in Queensland. During this time, Steve was involved in over $400M of acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and new business initiatives across a wide range of assets and geographic areas. Steve also holds Development Management experience with Stockland, managing the planning and delivery of residential subdivision projects with an end yield of over 3,000 lots.
Prior to joining Stockland, Steve worked in project management and commercial agency. He holds a Bachelor of Property Economics, majoring in finance and graduating with Honours.
Rob is primarily responsible for the project delivery functions of the business and has overseen the successful delivery of several residential land and multi-unit developments since joining the team in 2015. Adopting an energetic, hands-on approach to project management, he attributes much of his success to assembling high-performing project teams and effectively coordinating consultants, contractors and external stakeholders throughout the project life-cycle from inception to completion. Rob prides himself on creating enduring relationships with his clients, project partners and project stakeholders alike.
Rob has previously held positions with leading public and private developer/builder organisations including Lend Lease, Devine and Grocon. During this time, he contributed to the acquisition and delivery of flagship residential, commercial and mixed-use developments in Brisbane with gross project values ranging from $50m to $600m.
He holds a Bachelor of Urban Development from the Queensland University of Technology, majoring in Property Economics and Town Planning graduating with Honours.
David is responsible for LHPP’s acquisitions, market intelligence, research and analysis initiatives. During his time at LHPP he has become extremely proficient at assessing site constraints to determine the optimal development concept of any given site. With a proven ability to integrate detailed site assessment with real time market parameters and trends, David undertakes highest and best use assessments for every site LHPP reviews. This core function informs the strategic direction LHPP adopt with their projects.
Before joining LHPP, David spent five years working for one of Australia’s most successful and reputable market research agencies. During this time he accumulated a diverse skill set in communication and analysis, most notably for clients such as Urbis, Mirvac and the Brisbane Airport Corporation. He holds a degree in Property Economics from Queensland University of Technology.
Andrew primarily focuses on the front end development phases of land identification, development feasibility and acquisition, with carriage into the planning phase to gain successful approval. Andrews strengths lie in a history of acquisition, town planning and project management roles and being able to leverage strong stakeholder management to deliver highest and best use development outcomes.
Prior to joining the LHPP team Andrew has held senior leadership roles in town planning and project management functions in the property development and infrastructure sectors, across mid-tier and large multinational corporations such as SHELL within Australia and internationally, where Andrew was responsible for management of project teams and staff of 50+ people. He holds a bachelor’s degree and Graduate Diploma of Built Environment – Urban and Regional Planning from the Queensland University of Technology and a certificate IV in Project Management Practice / Applied Project Management from the Australian Institute of Management.