Michael Fitzgerald

Development Director

Michael Fitzgerald

Development Director

Mike has over 20 years of experience in property, initially in planning as a consultant with his own practice, and more recently in Project Management in the area of Property Development.

Mike’s planning background enables him to add significant value at the planning and design stage of a development, by ensuring that “off the shelf” design solutions prepared by consultants, are modified to unlock all efficiencies obtainable in the context of the developments’ timeframe. Mike also has considerable analysis capabilities undertaking complex feasibility studies across all development types including land subdivision, and built form commercial and residential development.

Before moving to Perth in 2002, Mike successfully designed and managed a large number of land subdivisions in New Zealand. On his arrival in Australia, Mike spent 3 years in the employment of 2 large land development companies, learning the Perth system, before taking on a Development Management role with a well known Perth development company where he held this position for 10 years.

Mike still works with this developer but as a consultant, having established his own project management company in 2010. This company contracts to a select number of clients with substantial property portfolios that can always benefit from value adding and redevelopment.

Mikes good working knowledge of the Perth metro area also allows him an opportunity to put together new developments for syndication and joint venture development.

The collaboration with Vital Property Group will leverage of this knowledge and Mikes experience assembling and managing a large multi-disciplinary project teams to ensure seamless delivery of projects like land estates, Commercial business parks and urban regeneration projects with the capacity for 2500 residential units.

Mike graduated from The University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Economics, a BCom in business management / Economics, and a Masters Degree in Resource Management.

Specialities: Property development, joint venture developments, development financial and feasibility modelling, development due diligence, site identification, risk management, property market analysis and project delivery.

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