Paul Zahner

Development Manager | Brisbane

Paul Zahner

Development Manager | Brisbane

Paul’s position as Development Manager brings to the business a wealth of experience gained as a Senior Partner in the Surveying and Town Planning firm of Bennett and Francis (Est 1917).

Paul’s role was directly responsible for the management and direction of the town planning division within the firm, particularly responsible for identifying planning strategies for complex development applications and negotiating value added outcomes for development clients.

Paul has a reputation in the Development and Professional Community of delivering excellent professional advice in Surveying and Town Planning solutions to development projects and in particular industry leading edge advice with respect to Town Planning strategies for successful development outcomes.

With 37 years of service to Bennett and Francis and a further 10 years operating under the practice of Paul Zahner Development Planning Consultant its safe to say Paul is our most experienced team member and as part of his responsibilities with Vital Property Group has provided access to a wide range of professional and licensed business to business partnerships that benefits our Joint Venture partners.

Paul has successfully negotiated over 2,500 development applications ia all sectors including retail warehousing, retail and major shopping developments, townhouse and unit development, industrial development, CBD projects, commercial projects including medical centres, liquor licensing submissions, heritage and character housing issues.

This experience has led to Paul’s extensive and detailed knowledge of the Sustainable Planning Act and in Economic Impact and Environmental Impact Assessment Studies. Paul’s previous client list is too long to list but details major Australian property industry leaders.

Paul has completed a Diploma in Cartography at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and has Advanced studies in Surveying and Urban and Regional Town Planning at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Furthermore, Paul’s past and present commitment to charity work and sport is well documented.

Specialities: Property development applications, Surveying and Town Planning solutions, negotiating development approvals, joint venture developments, developer consultancy, planning matters and development strategies, feasibility analysis, Planning and Environment Courts negotiation, development construction management, co-ordination of survey plan sealing and operational works approvals, and detailed subdivision design solutions.

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