How Brisbane's apartment market is coming into its own with Michelle Wooldridge, CEO at Pikos Group

Dive into Brisbane's property market in this interview with Michelle Wooldridge, the CEO of Pikos Group. Gain valuable insights into the evolution of Brisbane's real estate scene, driven by placemaking initiatives and an influx of interstate and international interest. Explore the challenges and opportunities presented by major infrastructure projects like hospitals and the upcoming Olympics, and discover how Pikos Group is strategically positioned with a $1.2 billion pipeline to capitalise on the city's growth.
How Brisbane's apartment market is coming into its own with Michelle Wooldridge, CEO at Pikos Group
How Brisbane's apartment market is coming into its own with Michelle Wooldridge, CEO at Pikos Group
Mike BirdDecember 5, 2023VIDEO

Pikos Group's CEO Michelle Wooldridge Discusses Brisbane's Property Market and Exciting Developments

Urban.com.au's CEO Mike Bird recently had an insightful conversation with Michelle Wooldridge, the CEO of Pikos Group. With a wealth of experience in the property market, including roles with major developers, Wooldridge shared her perspectives on Brisbane's property market and provided a glimpse into Pikos Group's exciting future.

Evolution of Brisbane's Property Market

Wooldridge highlighted the evolution of Brisbane's property market over the past 5 to 10 years, emphasizing the city's growth and evolving placemaking initiatives. The rise of owner-occupiers and increased interest from interstate and international buyers indicate Brisbane's appeal. With significant precincts like Eagle Street and Queens Wharf nearing completion, coupled with the upcoming Olympics, Brisbane's property market is experiencing tremendous momentum.

Challenges and Opportunities

The interview touched on challenges arising from major infrastructure projects, such as hospital developments and the Olympics. Wooldridge acknowledged the positive impact of these projects on Brisbane's growth but highlighted the pressure on the subcontractor market. Despite challenges, the underlying fundamentals and the confidence in Brisbane's growth trajectory provide a solid foundation for continued success.

Changing Perspectives on Urban Living

Wooldridge and Bird discussed the shift in perspectives on urban living, emphasizing lifestyle choices and the appeal of apartments. Brisbane's favorable weather, coupled with high-quality products, makes the city an attractive option for those reassessing their living preferences. The discussion touched on the changing needs of residents, including downsizers and mature families, who seek the convenience and lifestyle benefits of well-located, high-end projects.

Pikos Group's Pipeline and Vision

Wooldridge shared Pikos Group's impressive pipeline, boasting a $1.2 billion portfolio. The diverse projects, strategically located in or near riverfront precincts, contribute to the group's confidence in Brisbane's future growth. The discussion highlighted Pikos Group's transition from a business-to-business (B2B) model to a developer holding and managing stock, marking a new phase in the company's approach.

Confidence in Pikos Group's Future

Assembling a team with both tier-one corporate capability and entrepreneurial innovation, Pikos Group aims to deliver exceptional projects. Wooldridge expressed confidence in the team's ability to blend experience and innovation, citing the Lambert Street project at Kangaroo Point as an exciting example of this synergy.

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The conversation concluded with Bird expressing Urban.com.au's enthusiasm for partnering with Pikos Group, recognizing the depth of experience and the exciting prospects the collaboration promises for Brisbane's property market.

Stay tuned for Pikos Group's transformative projects that marry corporate expertise with entrepreneurial spirit, shaping Brisbane's urban landscape for years to come.

Mike Bird

Mike is the CEO of Urban.com.au and has a deep understanding of the new apartment and townhome landscape across Australia.

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