The Urban Developer is Australia’s largest, most engaged and fastest growing community of property developers and urban development professionals.
Our mission is to connect, inform and inspire property and urban development professionals by being the leading source of information, events and products to the industry.
Our vision is to grow a global network of people and businesses that are contributing to the development of smart cities around the world.
In doing so, we will empower our community to make better decisions about how to develop smarter and more sustainable cities.
We are passionate about design-led, socially responsible and sustainable development.
We are fiercely independent.
Our community is everything we have.
We are inspired by new ideas that solve problems through innovation.
We connect our community and partners in a meaningful, authentic and valuable way.
We care about our cities, its people and our planet.
We are optimistic about the future.
Why do we do what we do? Urbanisation is both the greatest challenge and opportunity facing our planet over the next century. More people now live in cities than in rural areas around the world, and that number is climbing. Today 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this is likely to reach 70% by 2050.
Our role at The Urban Developer is to facilitate the conversation in a real, sensible and meaningful way to ensure that the challenges are met and the opportunities are realised.
Founded by a team driven by their passion for property and urban development, TheUrbanDeveloper.com is published and managed by industry professionals, not journalists.
At the core of what we do is a commitment to build curiosity through showcasing the very best of urban development.
We believe that by showcasing the very best of property and urban development, we will encourage the industry to strive for the very best built environment outcomes.
Adam Di Marco / Founder & Publisher
With nearly a decade of professional experience in property development, Adam created The Urban Developer to respond to a need, from within the industry, for reliable, relevant and consistent online information.
From relatively humble beginnings, The Urban Developer is now Australia’s largest, most engaged and fastest growing community in the property and urban development industry.
Adam remains active within the industry as Managing Director of Brisbane-based property 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 Vienna and is currently an Ambassador for global microfinance provider Opportunity International.
Lachlan Webb / Co-Founder & Digital Director
Having previously worked as a Marketing Consultant on city defining projects for Brisbane , Lachlan then co-founded The Urban Developer and is now responsible for driving its product tool-belt.
With a background in strategic marketing, product design, user experience and branding, he is instrumental to the direction and execution of our vision.
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, contributors and advertisers.
He is a strong advocate and voice for sustainable development and frequently contributes to green forums around the country.
Nicholas Marshall / National Sales Director
Nick is inherently an enthusiastic guy, you will find it hard to meet him in a mood other than happy.
He has been working within the property industry in hands on management roles over the past 3 years, predominantly in the Industrial sector.
The passion Nick has for property led him to further his knowledge through a Diploma in Project management and the current enrolment in his Bachelor of Property Economics, that is nearing completion.
With a strong background in sales, that spans real estate to managing sales teams within a boutique marketing agency. He has been able to apply his communication skills and passion for property and curiosity to the role of Business Development Manager with ease.
David Di Marco / National Events Director
Having spent the past 8 years running his own successful entertainment business, David brings extensive experience from the music and entertainment industry to his role as National Events Manager at The Urban Developer. David’s experience in events and entertainment (both in Australia and Europe) has given him a vision to create engaging, interactive and informative events.
With his passion for both the arts and property combined with a natural flare for performance and engagement, David delivers events by ensuring great content, whilst also providing the opportunity for attendees to walk away with an experience they will remember.
With background in booking national and international tours, artist and project management, music production and marketing, David has the understanding and skill set to create memorable events. Whether it be funky warehouses to rooftop terraces, or DJ’s to beer tasting, David is always seeking new ways to change the way industry events are perceived and run.