Within two years since being founded, Laurus Projects are already developing three projects including The Balmain Leagues Club, Grandfield apartments Kellyville and Seascape Senior Retirement Living.
Laurus delivers an end-to-end service, covering all aspects of the project from concept development to completion, including identifying opportunities, planning, arranging funding partners, design, in-house sales and marketing, and project management and construction delivery.
The people behind the brand are the driving force behind Laurus. They're an established team of industry professionals who pride themselves on their highly focused development and project management skills.
Meet the people behind the Laurus brand, the driving force behind its progress.
Brian then moved on to Lendlease and later Hutchinson, where he established their Sydney presence, and grew it from nothing to a $400M turnover business.
Brian has been involved in the delivery of over $4 billion worth of work, including many award-winning projects, such as the Sydney Olympic Stadium, Bennelong Point, The Residences Hyde Park and Bondi Pacific. Over the years, Brian has established strong working relationships with designers and building partners and has a deep understanding of the political climate surrounding the construction and development industry, which those who partner with Laurus get the security of.
Laurus’ unwavering reputation for consistently delivering on their commitments has set them apart. With Brian being across all aspects of the project, the team’s expertise, in-house resources and ongoing commitment to the long-term operation, result in every project handled by Laurus being treated with the same level of professionalism and attention to detail.
Nathaniel Murray - Front End Design & Planning Outcomes
Nathaniel comes to the Laurus Team with a wealth of knowledge and credentials, winning the prestigious Planning Institute of Australia (PIA - NSW Division) Prize for Excellence in Integrated Planning - 2006. The PIA Prize for Integrated Planning is awarded to the student who has performed best in years 2, 3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Town Planning program.
Nathaniel has worked on some of Australia’s most significant projects, most notably the Building Education Revolution (BER) where he had a senior planning management role. Nathaniel’s role involves guiding the development team, through the complex legislative and political systems influencing the stakeholders projects, whilst also managing specialist sub consultant team members, report composition, stakeholder liaison and timeframe management. Nathaniel’s role is the delivery of projects and liaison with authorities and stakeholders.
Mark Boutros - Project Manager
Mark's experience includes the project management of concept schemes assists the development managers in planning proposals; preparation of statements of environmental effects, development applications, liaising with local councils, planning panels and other government authorities; and analysis of the planning feasibility of potential development sites.
Marks key function is the overseeing of the construction contractors monitoring project feasibilities, budgets, program timelines progress flow charts, and Quantity Surveyor reports.
Mark strives to ensure each project he is involved in meets its objectives on time while maintaining high quality standards. Mark holds a Bachelor of Planning from Macquarie University.
Stephen Ivanusa - Sales and Marketing
Stephen leads Laurus’ Sales and Marketing team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his 15 years in the Real Estate industry.
Stephen has delivered numerous successful Project Sales & Marketing campaigns for some of Sydney’s most prestigious developments. His many years with Belle Property and more recently Belle Property International Sydney allow the combination of the boutique exclusive experience that Belle Property is renowned for with a complete suite of services that caters to international investor’s, buyers and developer’s needs.
During his tenure in real estate, Stephen’s goal has always remained the same – to change the way we think about real estate. To provide a concierge service that looks at protecting and safe guarding your property transaction, helping investors, big or small, and contribute to the flavour of a development that owners will enjoy for the life of their investment.