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The Urban Developer Team 2020

Adam Di Marco / Founder & Publisher

Adam Di Marco

With over a decade of professional experience in property development, Adam created The Urban Developer in response to a need for greater engagement, information and transparency in the property sector.

From relatively humble beginnings, Adam has driven the growth of The Urban Developer into an integrated media, events and education network that has established an enviable reputation in both media and property circles.

Adam remains active within the property industry as Managing Director of Brisbane-based development business Di Marco Group. He is also Executive Chairman of CityShape, a disruptive technology start-up for the property industry.

He has been a recipient of the Australian Institute of Management’s ’30 under 30’ Award, represented Australia at the Global Young Leaders Conference in New York and is currently an Ambassador for global microfinance provider Opportunity International.

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Lachlan Webb / Co-Founder & Digital Director

Lachlan Webb Co-Founder The Urban Developer

Having previously worked as a Marketing Consultant on city-defining projects in Brisbane, Lachlan co-founded The Urban Developer and is now responsible for driving its digital strategy, community growth and product development.

With a background in strategic marketing, graphic design, user experience and branding, he has been instrumental in the strategic direction and execution of our vision as an integrated network.

He brings with him an intimate knowledge of property and real estate marketing having previously worked with Nielson Properties, Ray White Group, North Shore Corporation and Ian Webb Architects.

Lachlan is passionate about ensuring the best possible experience for our community of subscribers, partners and contributors.

He is recognised as an industry leader in media, design and technology, as well as being a vocal advocate for sustainable development outcomes and medical research in the community.

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Nicholas Marshall / National Partnerships Director

Nick Marshall

Nick brings an enviable dose of enthusiasm and energy to his role as National Sales Director at The Urban Developer.

Equipped with practical experience in property and a degree in Property Economics from Queensland University of Technology, Nick combines an understanding of property and digital marketing to deliver our partners effective and results-driven advertising campaigns.

With a deep commitment to customer service, Nick has established The Urban Developer’s reputation as a credible and effective marketing platform for corporate partners within the industry.

As a highly regarded and driven sales operative, Nick often contributes to industry discussions and workshops.

He is a supporter of several important medical and environmental causes, including Australian Cancer Council, Sea Shepherd and Save the Spit.

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Ana Narvaez / Editorial Director

Ana Narvaez The Urban Developer

Ana is an editorial director with experience in publishing, digital strategy, property and financial journalism, strategic marketing, media relations, speechwriting and legal research.

Recognising a gap in the property industry for an independent, editorially-led voice for news, intelligence and information, Ana has led the editorial direction of The Urban Developer since 2018.

Ana manages the editorial team and a fast-paced newsroom publishing five days a week. Ana works closely with partners on the editorial direction, production and distribution of advertorial content as well as branded content for The Urban Developer events, education and products.

Ana has been instrumental in the growth of The Urban Developer into a national, recognised property news publisher and in the strategic direction of its growth into a thriving B2B platform for the property industry.

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David Di Marco / National Events Director

David Di Marco

Having spent the past eight years running his own successful entertainment business, David brings extensive experience from the music and entertainment industry to his role as Events Director at The Urban Developer.

David’s experience both in Australia and Europe has given him the vision to create engaging, interactive and informative events.

With his passion for both the arts and property combined with a natural flair for performance, David delivers events by ensuring great content and an even better experience.

Drawing upon his experience in booking artists, project management, music production and marketing, David is also equipped to deliver upon The Urban Developer’s commitments to commercial partners to ensure effective results and outcomes.

David is recognised as a talented musician and generous supporter of the arts, music and the creative industries.

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Corey Timms / Client & Operations Manager

Corey Timms

Corey joined The Urban Developer in 2017 following the completion of his internship where he gained practical experience across all business units.

Equipped with practical experience in the industry and a Bachelors of Commerce and Economics from The University of Queensland, Corey works closely with clients to deliver effective and results-driven campaigns.

Corey also works closely with the internal team to ensure organisational effectiveness through contributions to the development and implementation of organisational strategies, policies and practices.

With a strong passion for learning, Corey is always looking to expand his knowledge about the industry and build strong relationships with industry professionals.

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Maddison Keaveny / Project Manager

Maddison Keaveny

Maddison comes to The Urban Developer with an architectural background.

Having completed a Master of Architecture from the University of Queensland, she is passionate about the built environment and cities that give back to the public.

She is interested in the future of urbanism, and the way urban form can shape social and environmental concerns.

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Ted Tabet / Journalist

Ted Tabet

Ted is an avid reporter, content producer and media strategist with over a decade of experience working in Australia and the UK.

He is a graduate of the University of Queensland with credentials in graphic design and photojournalism.

Ted has held a number of diverse positions prior to joining The Urban Developer, with a background in broadcast, technology, digital marketing and advertising.

He has covered a broad range of stories for the publication since starting in 2018 and reports on the latest breaking news from the Melbourne newsroom.

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Renee McKeown / Journalist

Renee McKeown

After a decade working in print and online publications Renee joined The Urban Developer to further her career writing for real estate markets, developments and finance.

Renee has a strong interest in science and technology with a Master of Journalism from Queensland University of Technology as well as a Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University.

During her years as a journalist for NewsCorp and independent companies she has covered articles from politics, law, crime, international stories, human interest and sport.

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Taryn Paris / Journalist

Taryn Paris

Taryn joins The Urban Developer Team with a wealth of experience across print and digital news products, social media and communications.

She has reported on politics, business, and community, and served as a war correspondent in Afghanistan with Newscorp.

While her flack jacket may be gathering dust she is enjoying the cut and thrust of property and construction news and relishes the opportunity to make new connections within the industry.

She is also currently undertaking a Masters of Digital Communications at QUT.

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Lindsay Saunders / Sub-editor

Lindsay Saunders

Lindsay is an international-award-winning journalist who has worked in print and digital spheres during a career spanning three decades.

Beginning as a first-year cadet reporter fresh for high school, Lindsay worked his way up to become a newsroom leader in such roles as editor-in-chief, senior online editor, chief sub-editor and day editor for news organisations in NSW and Queensland.

Lindsay also has extensive experience as a freelance content creator and editor for a range of private companies including the building technology, interior design, real estate, travel and automotive sectors. He also worked for three years as an entertainment agent.

A self-confessed word nerd, Lindsay is a surfer, musician and father.

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