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2014 Property Lunch with DEXUS Property Group; UrbanGrowth NSW and IBM


Darren Steinberg, CEO, DEXUS Property Group; David Pitchford, Chief Executive Officer, UrbanGrowth NSW and Michael Dixon, General Manager Smarter Cities, IBM addressed a Vision Series Lunch for 600 business executives.  Property Editors for the AFR, Robert Harley moderated discussion around the topic, “Smart Property: The Latest Thinking and Innovations”.  This lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Capital & Quintessential Equity.

  • Darren Steinberg is the CEO of DEXUS Property Group, one of Australia’s leading real estate groups investing directly in high quality Australian office and industrial properties. With $17.8b of assets under management, the Group also actively manages office, industrial and retail properties located in key Australian markets on behalf of third party capital partners. DEXUS is the largest owner of office buildings in the Sydney CBD, Australia’s largest market, and is committed to property innovation for a productive and sustainable community.
  • David Pitchford CBE LVO is the CEO of UrbanGrowth NSW, the State’s urban transformation authority, with an ambition to drive world class urban renewal outcomes that maximise the value of government land for the public good. UrbanGrowth NSW is committed to collaborating with government, private and community stakeholders to create a united vision for a project, building a strong sense of place and enabling its delivery. Key projects include The Bays Precinct and Central to Eveleigh which will transform the Sydney CBD and its surrounds.
  • Michael Dixon is General Manager, Smarter Cities at IBM and is based in New York. Michael leads IBM's vision, strategy and operations for teams active in cities around the world. Dramatic changes and reform in transport, health, public safety, energy, utilities, social services, education and urban management are fast changing city fundamentals. Combined with broad 'greenfields' and 'brownfields' developments and the rising necessity for sustainability, these initiatives herald the beginning of an exciting period in the evolution of cities.
  • Robert Harley is a Property Editor at AFR. For 25 years he has led the AFR's coverage of commercial property, housing, construction and architecture

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