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Episode 14: Hugh Gretton-Watson - HGW Projects
Posted by Development Ready on Jan 18, 2019

In Development Ready's latest podcast episode, TC Bakhour and Robert Langton were joined by Hugh Gretton-Watson, Founder and Director of HGW Projects, a project and development management firm in Melbourne.

Through their enlightening discussion, these three industry experts discuss entering the property development sector, the ins-and outs-of project and development management and Hugh's first hand industry insights; including where it is currently placed and where he sees growth and movement in the future.

Show notes

01:49 - Introduction

03:02 - How he got started in the property industry

05:16 - HGW Projects, current and past projects

07:48 - Evaluating large projects

09:18 - Clientele

10:24 - What value HGW brings to the table

12:03 - What products are moving in the current market

13:47 - Investment property

16:22 - Projects that anticipate that future markets

18:13 - A look at specific markets

20:50 - Problems & opportunities facing developers

23:43 - Investment market, lenders

26:41 - Child care & aged care

27:41 - The acquisition process, evaluating a viable site

30:32 - Derisking retail sites

31:15 - Technology in the industry, Aconex

33:31 - What hasn’t changed but should, solar/thermal interest

36:59 - What it takes to be a good project manager

37:52 - Best advice, life or business

38:34 - The benefits of working with HGW Projects

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