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Bridge42 is pleased to announce the promotion of Simon Lee to State Manager – Victoria, effective from 1 July 2023.
Simon Lee is tasked with leading Bridge42’s Melbourne team and operations while also growing the company’s property and development advisory service capability and client base along Australia’s East Coast.
Andrew Durkin, Bridge42 Managing Director, said that it was an exciting next step for the company’s Melbourne office as it approaches a significant milestone.
“Since establishing Bridge42’s presence in Melbourne some five years ago, the dedicated efforts of every team member and the ongoing support of our valued clients have enabled our rapid growth and involvement on diverse projects across metropolitan and regional Victoria,” Mr Durkin said.
“Simon has significantly strengthened our national Advisory team capability and quickly become a trusted and respected leader at Bridge42.
“Built upon from more than two decades of experience in Australia and Asia, Simon’s expertise across all aspects of property development financing, design, management and delivery is highly regarded and sought out by industry.
“His abilities in uncovering commercial opportunities, presenting evidence-based options and devising complex development strategies are helping our clients to identify a clear pathway forward for progressing projects profitably despite the current market challenges.”
Daniel Miller, Bridge42 Director who originally established the company’s Melbourne office, congratulated Mr Lee on his well-deserved appointment.
“It is with great pride that I can look back and see how much our Victorian team has evolved, particularly in the realm of strategic and tailored property advisory solutions, and now look forward to working closely with Simon on the next stage of Bridge42’s growth,” Mr Miller said.
“Simon has already been an immense support in providing senior leadership on day-to-day business operations and in a diverse range of projects being delivered for our clients.
“I have no doubt that the Melbourne office will continue to flourish under Simon’s stewardship and his boundless enthusiasm for the property industry.”
Mr Lee said the appointment was a validation of how the business recognised and valued his skill set and contributions to date.
“I am humbled to be entrusted by Bridge42 with leading the fantastic team that we have in Melbourne and growing our national Advisory services,” Mr Lee said.
“While the development industry is constrained by a multitude of post-COVID macroeconomic factors in recent years, it propels us to be more innovative and consider other approaches in tackling and resolving asset and project complexities for our clients.
“Our industry must continue evolving to meet regulatory requirements, viability for developers and the needs of consumers. At Bridge42, we are well-positioned to play a key role in creating solutions to these challenges.”
Mr Lee joined Bridge42 as Development Director in March 2022. He is an all-round property development leader with more than 22 years’ local and international experience across the full end-to-end development lifecycle.
With a structural engineering background, Mr Lee has worked as a structural engineer, project manager, development manager and strategy management consultant in Hong Kong, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on projects up to $2 billion in value.
His Bridge42 project portfolio has included the South West Sydney Community and Justice Precinct, Princess Margaret Hospital Redevelopment Development Strategy, Bow Bowing Land Use Strategy, St Marys Town Centre Redevelopment and Melbourne Business School Redevelopment.
An active property industry contributor, Mr Lee holds the following roles:
- Member, Property Council of Australia ACADEMY: Property Development Committee
- Member, Urban Development Institute of Australia (VIC) Urban Renewal and Built Form Committee
- Member, Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific Housing Council