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Our Personnel – Tom Kottek, Assistant Development Manager, Residential Land

Our Personnel – Tom Kottek, Assistant Development Manager, Residential Land

Tom has always known he would work in the property industry, as indicated by his first job – a host at volume builder, Porter Davis Homes.

“I have a passion for architecture and the property industry,” said Tom. “I am constantly trawling the market and looking at investment options. It was a natural progression to turn this interest into my career.”

Even before completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Valuation) at RMIT University, Tom already held a cadet position at FKP Property Group.

“As part of my degree, l was required to spend 26 weeks in the property industry,” said Tom.
“I spent my time at FKP which resulted in ongoing work. It was a great learning ground.”

Tom assisted with several key projects including the ‘Aerial’ development at Camberwell Junction and the Carlton Housing Redevelopment tender.

From FKP, Tom enjoyed time at Property Planning Australia as a Property Advisor and Integrated Development as an Assistant Development Manager before joining the MAB team in 2012.

“My role at Property Planning Australia provided exposure to the direct transactional component of property,” said Tom. “Analysis was a key driver which provided me with a strong insight into the industry.”

Tom’s time at Integrated Development cemented his passion for property development, especially masterplanned estates.

“I was involved with two prominent land subdivisions – Fairview Estate in Mernda and Potters Grove in Officer as well as a townhouse development in Brunswick,” said Tom. “Working across all elements of the project, including planning, budgets and stakeholder management, provided great preparation for my new role at MAB.”

During this time, Tom also completed his full Real Estate Licence at Swinburne University.

Tom is now the Assistant Development Manager for MAB’s most visionary project to date – Merrifield at Mickleham.

“It is a great experience being involved in a project from the very beginning,” said Tom.
“I thoroughly enjoy how varied and challenging the role can be – there is no typical day!

“We have a really strong vision for Merrifield. It will be hugely satisfying to launch the development early next year and start delivering on the ground.”