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Rob Aird

Managing Director, APAC

Rob leads the APAC region with studios across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India. Rob has over 20 years of experience in strategic leadership roles across multiple industries and in various parts of the built environment supply chain. He is focussed on continually improving our client value proposition by building up our talent across the region. In addition, Rob leads the P&C, IT and Risk and Design functions for Unispace, ensuring that we have a consistent offering around the world for our global clients.

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Anne Bach

Regional Principal, People & Culture

Anne is our Regional Principal of People & Culture for Asia Pacific, and is based in Sydney. With a passion for building and developing high performing cultures, Anne is focused on ensuring our people have the opportunity to grow within the business. Having experience as a business partner, Anne and her team work together to transform Unispace by supporting the development of our people and culture.

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John Bechara

Regional Principal, Client Relations

Based in Sydney, John brings over 15 years of experience to our team. He has a strong sense of our global reach, having worked with clients across each of our regions. With a background in accounting and project management, John combines his analytical thinking and attention to detail to his role as Client Executive, sourcing creative solutions that achieve measurable results for our clients.

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Damian Besculides, AIA

Principal, Client Relations

Damian is experienced in all aspects of project management including design, development and implementation. He manages multiple project teams, develops client budgets, issues national on-call contracts and coordinates with internal and external business leaders. He is committed to the execution that creates and implements real estate business strategies including lease execution and renewals, location expansion, contraction and relocation planning.

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Phil Bock

Regional Principal, Marketing & Communications

Phil uses knowledge and experience gained across 10 years of working in the AEC and design industries to enable meaningful marketing initiatives for Unispace. He works across disciplines with a collaborative spirit to oversee projects and drive a high performing team. Phil works to not only showcase our people and thought leadership through marketing initiatives and channels, but to make sure our client's projects are shown in the best light possible.

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Natasha Bonugli

Global Principal, Design

An architect by training, Natasha has focused her career on an interior projects of all scales. She has spent time practicing in New York and Boston and for the past 12 years has worked in the UK interiors market. She has acted as both Project and Design Director for schemes in the USA, Europe and Middle East, including several award-winning office fit-out projects.

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David Burke

Principal, Delivery

A seasoned architectural technologist and project manager, David, Principal Delivery, based in our Sydney studio brings over 17 years of experience to the team. His architectural background and project management experience has ensured David‚ impeccable record of successfully delivered projects on time and to budget.

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Ryan Caffyn-Parsons

Managing Director, Americas

Ryan leads the Americas region, managing the United States and Latin America. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Ryan has led teams to execute complex workplace projects, driven global initiatives, and redefined Unispace standards. With a strong knowledge of local and global markets, he brings his strategic vision to drive growth and improve operational excellence across all aspects of the business.

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Jody Calfee

Principal, Strategic Accounts

Jody is an experienced designer and expert project manager who has overseen and coordinated major projects from design to construction. She has managed design teams and worked with construction contractors as well as multiple departments and consultants to ensure projects stay on schedule and within budget.

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Elena Caregnato

Principal, Design

Elena is responsible for coordinating the design team, programming client needs, conceptual and schematic design, design development and management schedules. Elena works with the client to select interior finishes, furniture and equipment, providing design solutions and alternatives.

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Nicola Carey

Regional Principal, Marketing & Communications

Nicola is the Regional Principal, Marketing and Communications for Asia Pacific. A beacon for the Unispace brand, Nicola seamlessly collaborates with all disciplines to share our compelling narrative internally and externally. Her dynamic approach encourages innovation and excellence across the regional and global marketing and communications teams.

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Michael Casolo

Global Chief Revenue Officer

With over 25 years of commercial real estate experience, Michael has established a reputation as a strategic problem-solver, achieved through laser-focused relationship building. Previously at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, he oversaw workplace environments for their 1,000,000 sq ft portfolio. Prior to this, Michael held global business development leadership roles at Cushman & Wakefield and JLL. As CRO he leads our global client partnerships and business development teams with a solutions-based approach. His core business philosophy being centred on the customer and employee experience will ensure our corporate partners can seamlessly resolve their global workplace project challenges.

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Glenn Chellberg

Principal, Client Relations

Glenn is a talented facilitator, working with a range of clients in the market to bring definition and clarity to projects. As a leader of our Minneapolis office, he has an excellent grasp of client requirements and aims to meet or exceed all budgetary and schedule expectations. Glenn is passionate about creating transformational environments that align to human needs, as well as business objectives.

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Amelia Christie

Operations Director and Regional Principal, Technical Delivery

London-based Amelia joined us in early 2020 to lead up the Technical Delivery team across EMEA. Originally from New Zealand, Amelia has over 15 years of experience under her belt and is keen to focus on maintaining delivery excellence and high levels of health and safety across all projects.

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Aimee Collins

Principal, Design

For over 15 years, Seattle-based Aimee has practiced as an interior designer and planner for corporate, hospitality, residential and retail spaces. With health and wellness playing an ever-increasingly important role in the workplace, Aimee aspires to create spaces that draw upon nature and feel like a breath of fresh air.

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Ilana Como

Regional Principal, Marketing & Communications

Based in London, Ilana leads the Brand, Marketing and Communications function across EMEA. A seasoned professional, Ilana has extensive expertise defining and leading a wide range of global go-to-market strategies across the entire customer lifecycle. Prior to joining Unispace, Ilana worked for a range of global multi-nationals in leadership roles across EMEA and the Americas.

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Justin Conceicao

Principal, Strategy

Justin has 10 years client-side workplace strategy and space planning experience in the telecommunication and education sectors within Europe, Australia and Singapore. Based in our Sydney studio, he uses his client-centric perspective to deliver customised workplace solutions that are closely aligned with business needs.

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Yvette Costi

Global Principal, Marketing & Communications

Sydney-based Yvette sets our global brand, marketing, communications and digital strategies. She ensures that Unispace is aligned with prevailing market needs, and leads our marketing teams around the world. Prior to joining us, she spent 11 years in London and has worked on significant property and interior design projects from Latin America to Russia, India and China.

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Rebecca Crouch

Global Operations Director

Since joining Unispace in 2017 Rebecca has been instrumental in leading operational activity across APAC and overseeing our expansion into Asia. She guides the leadership team with strategic operational initiatives and oversees business operations globally – managing our current and new studios and leading key strategic business initiatives including our CSR activities.

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Albert De Plazaola

Global Principal, Strategy

Based in San Francisco, Albert is a strategy consultant with extensive experience in people-centered design and change strategies for private and public institutions. By leveraging design thinking and a user-centric approach, he moves beyond the typical motivations to explore how meaningful change can occur to foster greater organizational responsiveness, adaptability and innovation.

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Micael Debard

Principal, Business Development

Micael is our Principal for Business Development, based in our Milan studio. Micael supports our clients throughout Italy and wider Europe, and has gained over 10 years of experience in the workplace design and delivery market. Micael is passionate about finding solutions for projects and works alongside our strategy, design and delivery teams with the objective of creating lasting relationships and the highest quality project outcomes.

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Robin Dey

Regional Principal, Client Relations

With 20 years of experience in commercial property, design and construction, Robin has been working with clients and project teams to deliver business change and transformation through real estate solutions. He has experience working with global clients on complex projects that include business planning, workplace strategy, and design development through to project construction. Robin works closely with our teams to ensure we have a clear understanding of our clients’ key objectives and a plan to deliver these exceptionally.

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Shaun Druckmiller

Principal, Delivery

Shaun is a construction operations manager and project manager with 30 years of experience specializing in the commercial tenant interiors market, building renovation projects and industrial and high rise building infrastructure improvement projects. He has a proven history of being on-time, on-budget and providing high quality project completion. Shaun excels in estimating, budgeting, scheduling and purchasing, leading to high-quality finished projects that exceed client expectations.

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Mark Fawkes

Principal, Delivery

Mark is a well-organised, performance-driven construction professional with over 15 years’ experience in the fitout industry across Australia, the USA and Canada. He is a proud advocate of the Unispace methodology and has proven experience managing all phases of multi-site construction projects, with a strong record of delivering on-time and under budget.

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Stuart Finnie

Regional Principal, Design

Based in the London studio, Stuart is a skilled designer responsible for managing design operations across EMEA and specifically the UK, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome and Madrid. He is creative and practical with a focus on managing the team in a strategic and effective way.

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Shauna Fitzpatrick

Associate, Design

Shauna has extensive experience in the commercial, education and residential sectors, ranging from large-scale office developments to smaller high specification residential refurbishments. After gaining valuable experience in major design practices in both Ireland and Australia, Shauna joined the Unispace team and is currently based in Dublin.

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Sandy Franco

Senior Designer

With a thorough understanding of the design process, Sandy is an innovative designer who ensures her creative output is a direct reflection of clients aspirations and requirements. Based in Perth, Sandy has over 10 years experience working in the legal, education and retail sectors throughout Australia.

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Bill Friel

Regional Principal, Client Relations

A national leader in construction management, Bill has over 30 years of experience guiding projects from initial financing to project closeout, while constantly value engineering along the way. A strong advocate for the Unispace Methodology since its inception, Bill leverages his vast network of connections to create projects which meet client deadlines and budgets across the Americas.

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Luke Greenwood

Global Principal, Strategy and Enterprise

Based in our Sydney office, Luke leads the Strategy and Enterprise teams and develops new global business strategies and opportunities as we seek to consolidate our position at the forefront of work and office innovation.

Luke’s real estate industry background spans two decades and includes a mix of development and landlord experience, having held senior positions at Lendlease, OpenText and Ludine Group. Most recently he was Group Head of Corporate Real Estate & Head of c-suites at Lendlease, where he led a series of award-winning projects across the region, from Barangaroo in Sydney to developments in Manilla, UAE, Singapore and Tokyo

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Daniel Grinter

Principal, Design

Christchurch-based Daniel has over 10 years international experience from commercial, residential and tertiary projects, through to workplace design. He believes great architecture is the result of a collaborative design process that considers what has gone before and imagines what the future may bring.

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Hannah Hackathorn

Regional Principal, Design Operations

Hannah lends 15 years of large-scale corporate workplace expertise to the design of progressive environments for a myriad of client types. Human-centered in her approach, Hannah believes that workplaces should function for the people who inhabit them. She encourages her team to challenge the industry‚ pre-conceived notions, leading to greater learning opportunities for our people, clients and collaborators.

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Bob Hackett

Director of Client Partnerships

Bob leads the Client Partnerships team in North America. His areas of expertise and value are in sales, being active in the marketplace, and working with clients and prospects to deliver the best corporate real estate services and outsourcing solutions to clients. He is a master connector of talent and actively plays a mentor and coach role to many individuals in the real estate industry. Bob's responsibilities include driving and managing business development solutions and marketing teams for Unispace's local and global clients.

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Nicola Harris

Global Principal, People & Culture

Based in our London studio, Nicola is the Regional Director of People & Culture for Unispace EMEA. With 22 years of HR experience in professional services and real estate, Nicola and her team support the business to succeed through the contribution of our people. At Unispace every role matters and each individual has the opportunity to reach their greatest potential. Nicola wants every Unispace employee to be passionate about what we do and engages leaders and managers to align daily activity to our ultimate business goals. And, we have to have fun too, so celebrating our successes together as one team is always high on the agenda.

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Anthony Hazell

Global Director, Strategic Clients

As Global Director, Strategic Clients Anthony brings his expertise to the strategic development of international accounts. In his role, Anthony works with key clients to deliver quality solutions - with a results-driven focus. As one of our founding Directors, Anthony utilises his over 15 years of design and construction industry experience to motivate Unispace project teams and goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction.

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Keith Heywood

Principal, Technical Delivery

Keith has 15 years of experience in the commercial fit-out sector including 10 years in Paris, and is the leader of our Paris studio. He has been involved in projects across Europe at the design and construction stages, specialising in technical delivery. His responsibilities are to ensure that communication is maintained at a local and board level, to build and lead the project team in view of delivering a functional working environment, ensuring that our Think Create Make methodology is followed.

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Kate Horton

Principal, Strategy

Based in our Auckland studio, Kate has over 12 years experience in delivering sophisticated workplace strategy solutions and research services for leading organisations. A connector of thought, she has been instrumental in developing Unispace research initiatives, workplace strategy and change programs across the region.

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Alfie Hsieh

Assistant Project Manager

Based out of our Singapore studio, Alfie has three years’ interior fitout experience in education, financial, transport, lifestyle, IT, and professional services. Her passion lies cost/contract management, supply chain management and developing technical solutions for clients. 

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LuAnn Kane

Principal, Business Development

LuAnn utilizes her nearly 20 years of in depth industry experience in the development of long-term client relations. She leads new client outreach efforts and strategic sales initiatives. LuAnn's infectious energy and dedication to client satisfaction contributes to her success in developing authentic client partnerships and driving superior project results. She is passionate about working alongside and connecting appropriate resources to deliver award winning strategy, design and construction in the Bay Area and globally.

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Lesley Kelly

Principal, Design

As a principal in design with experience in the commercial, cultural and hospitality sectors, at the early stages of a project Lesley works closely alongside our strategy team to understand our client’s aspirations and transform them into visions. As a project progresses she works in tandem with our internal design, technical, and project management teams to deliver transformative, measurable results for our clients. Her role extends throughout the EMEA regions and beyond, overseeing some of our most prestigious design projects, ensuring quality and consistency.

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Jacob Kent

Regional Principal, Business Development

Based in New York, Jacob is an entrepreneurial creative who leads our business development team in the Americas. He is an accomplished sales leader who has worked with some of the largest organizations in the world supporting their global real estate portfolios. As a dynamic leader, Jacob takes a human-centric approach to clients, understanding their needs and shaping Unispace’s services around providing solutions and lasting relationships.

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Jay Kulkarni

Principal, Delivery

As Principal of Delivery based in Bangalore, Jay is passionate about providing a seamless project experience for clients from kick-off to completion. With proficiency in project management, building codes, compliance and site safety, Jay manages the delivery team to ensure efficient and flawless execution of each and every project. 

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Sarah Langford

Principal, Design

Based in our Auckland studio, Sarah has over 18 years workplace industry experience. Her design work is both transformative and challenging, bringing a voice of innovation to the table. Sarah is skillful in both the creative and technical aspects of design, as well as client and consultant liaison.

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Nectarios Lazaris

Global Chief Information Officer

Backed by over 10 years strategic IT and design technology experience within the AEC industry, our Global CIO Nectarios is passionate about using technology beyond efficiency increases. Based in Sydney, Nectarios works with our Board to redefine how technology supports business strategy and operations. He encourages innovation and business performance improvements to support our people and clients to succeed globally.

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Paul Leung

Senior Project Manager

Based out of our Hong Kong studio, Paul has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry delivering projects across a range of industries. His attention to detail and commitment to safety and quality have ensured the successful delivery of highly technical and complicated projects to meet budget and program parameters. He is a skilled stakeholder manager and provides thorough updates through communication channels and documentation such as meeting minutes, progress reports and escalation protocols, as needed.

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Maxx Liang

Project Manager

Based in Singapore, Maxx has over 10 years of combined project management and fit out experience across a range of industries and sectors in Asia. Client focused and with strong attention to detail, Maxx maintains oversight of the allocation of resources for projects to ensure successful outcomes in relation to safety, quality and program.

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Max Lishmund

Regional Principal, Technical Design

With over 18 years of experience in a broad range of high quality projects, Max is a versatile professional designer who is well qualified to lead design teams. With a great eye for detail and considered approach to solutions, Max’s depth of knowledge helps achieve optimum results in every project.

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Erik Loberg

Regional Principal, Delivery

Erik successfully steers the life cycle of projects from initiation through move in. He manages the delivery team to ensure efficient and flawless execution of each project. Erik excels as a Regional Delivery Principal through his proficiency in contract negotiations, estimations, building codes and material procurement.

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Matt Lock

Managing Director

Matt leads the North America East region, including New York, Boston and Washington DC. A founding Director, he sits on the Global Board where he‚ viewed as a key contributor to our success. Matt‚ extensive experience and passion for design and construction is making Unispace one of the fastest growing practices in the US.

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Greg Maier

Principal, Delivery

Greg has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry. His high attention to detail and commitment to quality has ensured the successful delivery of multiple large scale, complex projects, while overseeing the budgeting, scheduling and stakeholder management. With experience in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, China, Indonesia and India, he now leads the Asia region for delivery.

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Jitendra Makwana

Principal, Business Development

Based in Mumbai, Jitendra has over 10 years’ experience in the commercial design and real estate industry having worked for many of the leading firms in India. Jitdendra brings a wealth of client-side knowledge and is passionate about understanding the driving needs of our clients’ to help them achieve their workplace goals.

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Kane Mannix

Regional Principal, Design - Digital Integration

With extensive global experience leading design technology for the retail and workplace sectors, Kane heads up our Asia Pacific digital integration team. Training and mentoring our designers to be proficient with Revit and the application of uniBIM, he also works within project teams to enhance outcomes for our clients.

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Ross Markham

Principal, Client Relations

Orchestrating complex teams with a focus on client satisfaction, Ross believes in the power of creating repeat clients through excellent service. Using this goal, he has brought our unique design capabilities and methodology to bear on a wide variety of project types across the Americas. Based in New York, Ross focuses on delivering projects with unparalleled speed, quality and efficiency.

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Lester Martinez

Global Head of Digital Marketing

Based in our Sydney studio Lester heads up the global digital marketing function for Unispace. His digitally-focused career spans project management, creative development, technical execution, analysis and reporting across a multitude of sectors. He brings his expertise to guide the global team in creating engaging, human-centred digital experiences that allow our clients to connect with the business in a rich and meaningful way.

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Abi Roni Mattom

Principal, Client Relations

As an experienced thought leader within the corporate real estate industry in India, Abi is passionate about building teams that deliver organisational objectives with conviction and best in class results. With strong strategy and operational experience, Abi has the proven ability to foster strong business and professional relationships which has helped him win numerous prestigious large-scale projects.

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Kevin McCabe

Regional Operations Director, APAC

Kevin has over 15 years experience within the construction industry. After graduating in Ireland and gaining invaluable experience, he relocated to Australia where he has delivered projects for a wide range of clients including commercial, landlord, financial and government projects. Currently based in our Sydney studio, Kevin is a project delivery leader across Unispace‚ Asia Pacific region.

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Stephen McDonald

Principal, Client Relations

With over 20 years' industry experience across Property, Banking, Aviation and Pharmaceutical, Stephen has a track record of delivering solutions for clients which result in optimal operational and financial performance. Having worked for Westpac, Qantas and Zurich, Stephen brings a wealth of client-side knowledge, and is passionate about understanding the driving needs of our clients’ to help them achieve their workplace goals. Stephen is skilled in identifying opportunities for our clients’, delivering transformational change across medium to large-scale projects.

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Vince McErlane

Global Shared Services Manager, People & Culture

As Global Shared Services Manager, Vince oversees the design, build and deployment of our global P&C programs, learning and development solutions, P&C systems and our reporting and metrics, globally. Vince brings a depth of HR and international experience to our team, and has a real passion for business strategy, talent management and delivering an enriching employee experience.

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Lawrence Mohiuddine

Managing Director, EMEA

Based in London, Lawrence leads the EMEA region including key studios in Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, London and Milan. Lawrence brings a hands-on, consultative approach to client engagements. With over 20-years of experience, Lawrence leads the strategic vision for EMEA, orchestrating national and local teams to the delivery of complex commercial office projects.

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Tracy Lea Neff

Operations Director, Americas

 

Leading operations in the Americas, Tracy is known as an innovative real estate leader who leverages a unique mix of strategic, practical, operational and analytical expertise, Tracy has extensive experience managing large teams and multiple vendors. She has helped lead and execute some of our largest workplace projects, while driving regional initiatives to improve processes for a seamless end-to-end client experience.  She is focused on investing in our people, supporting clients in new and existing markets, and improving operational excellence across all aspects of the business. 

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Philip Nye

Client Partnerships Director, EMEA
Philip is responsible for leading the client partnership team in EMEA. This is comprised of sales, marketing, strategy and enterprise accounts across 14 studios. His role and expertise include managing organic growth, capital expenditure, construction procurement, corporate real estate, project management, principal contracting, and mergers and acquisitions. As part of the Global Leadership Team, Philip ensures global connectivity and experiences for our multi-national client base, while driving innovation and best practice processes across the team.
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Seb Parsons

Regional Principal, Client Relations

Seb has 10 years of experience in the workplace design and construction market. He is a results-driven individual with strong team-building attributes making him a highly valued member of any project team, coordinating and liaising between the design, technical and client personnel to ensure key deliverables are met and exceeded. A high level of client engagement and deep understanding of how projects are physically managed has made Seb successful in delivering results on mission-critical and complex projects.

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Simon Pearson

Regional Principal, Delivery

Simon has overall responsibility for the successful delivery of all projects within the UK and EMEA region and ensures our principles of Delivery Excellence are maintained. He is an expert in the management and delivery of Commercial office refurbishment and fit-out. With experience across multiple countries, Simon is strong and clear with skills such as approachable leadership, attention to detail, drive for excellence in delivery and a passion for client satisfaction on all successfully completed projects.

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Mike Pelletier

Regional Principal, Pre Construction

Mike is a construction industry professional with a broad depth of experience in project management. His attention to detail and client-centric approach have consistently resulted in superlative projects. Mike guides teams across the Americas through all stages of project delivery including focused budget and schedule management for clients in the fields of law, technology and finance.

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Adam Petersen

Regional Principal, Delivery

Adam manages multi-million dollar projects, successfully coordinating trades and maintaining costs while developing positive and proactive relationships. Adam excels as a Regional Delivery Principal and team leader through his proficiency in contract negotiation estimates, building codes and material procurement. Adam oversees site management from project initiation through certificate of occupancy with an eye towards efficient planning, budget analysis and quality control.

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Chloe Petherick

Global Head of Brand & Communications

With over 10 years’ international experience in marketing and communications, Chloe’s primed to tell the Unispace story through the clever marriage of image and word. She’s responsible for developing innovative brand marketing and communications strategies that create a consistent brand experience for our people and clients—and to ultimately grow our presence globally.

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Simon Pole

Global Director, Design

With 20 years’ experience leading exceptional and complex projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, Simon’s ideas enhance workplace performance and change the way businesses do business. He is a global leader in agile workstyles across multiple industry sectors, delivering ground-breaking concepts and award-winning environments for his clients.

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Vincent Poon

Regional Principal, Design - Digital Integration

With more than 15 years experience in architectural design‚ 10 of which have focused on building information modelling (BIM) ‚ Vincent heads up Unispace‚ Design Technology. He provides direction and strategic leadership to BIM across the firm and is skilled in developing execution plans as well as establishing methodologies and best practices for design-technology integration.

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Tom Prasky

Regional Principal, Delivery, Central and West

Tom is a high energy, results-oriented professional with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. His leadership and communication skills benefit the project team in all areas, while Tom’s thorough understanding of the design-build process ensures that even the most complex designs are successfully brought to fruition.

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Steven Quick

Global CEO

A thought leader & accomplished executive, Steve’s 25 years in the industry makes him well equipped to lead Unispace’s second decade of growth. In his last role, Steve led 13,000 employees and over US$1 Bn turnover as CEO, Global Occupier Services for Cushman & Wakefield. Steve brings a unique perspective into the challenges faced by global clients, the evolution of workspaces, and the future of the industry. He will lead our growth efforts around longer-term client relationships and workplace concepts that keep human behaviour top of mind, while also cultivating a culture that allows people to thrive, is inclusive and provides stretch opportunities for people to grow.

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Toby Rakison

Managing Director, Asia

Toby has worked extensively with a broad range of institutions across Asia Pacific over the last 15 years, helping multi-national organisations enhance and optimise the productivity of their people and teams to support the achievement of key business results. As the Managing Director of Unispace’s Asia business, his goal is to help global brands in Asia create high-performing spaces for diverse workplaces of all scales.

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Peter Rendall

Global Chief Financial Officer

Peter leads our global finance discipline by driving continuous business improvement while focusing on creating value and leading with a strong sense of purpose. With over 25 years of demonstrated ability building and leading highly motivated and high performing global teams, his energetic and creative personality is a valuable asset to our global team.

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Dean Rikanovic

Regional Principal, Design

With highly developed conceptual design skills and 15 years professional experience, Dean is an innovative designer with a passion for high-end design. He has practised across Australia and internationally, working on a number of award-winning projects.

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Luke Rogers

Principal, Delivery

Luke is a client-focused construction professional with a strong commercial and financial awareness. Based in our Auckland studio, his experience in construction management, site management and project management, ensures a thorough approach when guiding the project team through the design and delivery process.

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Jonathan Ross

Regional Principal, Business Development

Based in London, Jonathan has over 15 years’ experience in the commercial office market having worked for many of the leading contractors and architects in the world, helping clients create spaces where people do their best work. Jonathan provides strategic direction for our business development teams across EMEA, connecting to our regional offices globally and driving the business forward.

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Harry Rowntree

Regional Principal, Design

Harry's early design experience was shaped by a number of residential projects across New Zealand, followed by several years working in Japan on a range of exciting projects including headquarters for Microsoft and Accenture. Currently based in our Auckland studio, Harry has worked alongside renowned Japanese designers such as Masaki Kasuya and Taiji Yamamoto.

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Sam Sahni

Regional Principal, Enterprise

Highly experienced within the consulting and construction industry, Sam's knowledge comes from exposure to a variety of sectors including Finance, FMCG, Real Estate and Engineering. He's a dynamic leader and thinker, with the ability to build business, develop client bases and take accountability for complex projects. Based in our London studio, Sam has also authored a number of organisational white papers and presented at industry conferences.

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Jaime Salisbury

Principal, Client Relations

With a background in the design and construction industry, Jaime uses his experience to provide solutions to the complex workplace needs of his clients. He works seamlessly with all disciplines in his commitment to ensuring client satisfaction and quickly develops a strong rapport with those he works with.

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Jamie Shaw

Principal, Delivery

As Principal, Delivery based in Auckland, Jamie brings 12 years’ experience in the fitout and construction industry to the New Zealand team. Having successfully managed and delivered a number of complex and highly specified fitouts, Jamie has built a reputation for his impeccable attention to detail, strong commercial acumen, and unwavering professionalism.

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Andrew Simmons

Director, New Zealand and Regional Principal BD

Results driven and resourceful, Andrew strategically guides our New Zealand presence from his home base of Auckland. He has the ability to develop and strengthen management teams and draws on strong leadership skills and a broad knowledge of the industry to achieve results for Unispace clients. Andrew is passionate about aligning client business objectives with design and technology to achieve successful, project outcomes.

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Jack Simmons

Director, New Zealand Regional Principal Client Relations

Based in our Auckland studio, Jack‚ strengths include programming, reviewing quality standards and deftly supervising contractors and consultants. With nearly 20 years property industry experience, Jack has led the project delivery of both residential and commercial projects, including site and construction management.

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Neville Simmons

Managing Director, New Zealand

A knowledgeable industry leader and founding Director, Neville’s career began in the engineering sector, later encompassing all aspects of design and construction. His insights and commitment to establishing client relationships for life inform Unispace’s future direction and ongoing recruitment strategies in New Zealand.

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Laurent Soulat

Regional Principal, Client Partnerships

Laurent utilises his marketing and sales background in the industry to push the boundaries for the team. He brings a holistic approach to the client journey, sourcing creative solutions that continuously exceed client expectations and maintain Unispace’s high benchmark.

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Jeff Southard

Managing Director, US Midwest

Jeff is a Unispace founding Director and Managing Director of Unispace US Midwest. Jeff continuously strives to deliver cutting edge workplace solutions for our clients in Chicago, Minneapolis and Columbus. His hands-on approach, decades of industry experience and focus on client satisfaction translate to long term relationships built on transparency and accountability.

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Amandine Taton

Associate, Design

Having worked on prestigious projects at a national and international level, Amandine confidently manages all project components including briefing, client liaison, design development, and presentations. Amandine is also involved in contract documentation ensuring the brief and design are delivered with a high level of quality and attention to detail.

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Douglas Taylor-Saunders

Principal, Client Relations

A level headed, motivational team member, Douglas is skilled in understanding and communicating the needs of each project he works on. He is committed and able to provide superior solutions, supporting and getting the very best from his team. His aptitude for identifying and resolving problems and for balancing cost and programme pressures ensures successful and timely delivery.

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Charlotte Thwaites

Project Manager - FF&E

With a background in Interior Architecture, Charlotte has practiced in both Australia and Scotland bringing over six years’ experience to our methodology. Passionate about the design and lifecycle of furniture, Charlotte guides our clients to identify smarter furniture solutions for their individual needs in collaboration with our design and delivery team.

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Benji Tiso

Principal, Client Relations

Heading up our studio in Zurich, Benji enthusiastically leads and motivates a highly qualified team and is responsible for generating, developing and supervising projects. With over 15 years of successful experience in project management and client relations, Benji has the ability to quickly identify client needs, both in day to day and complex situations, and provide solutions.

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Emily Watkins

Head of Enterprise

Emily is the Head of Enterprise in North America. She is a commercial and retail real estate and development leader with 23 years of experience with global and national organizations. As an innovator and transformational change agent, she's built a reputation as an effective catalyst to help companies stay ahead of the competition and industry disruption. Her experience spans senior real estate and cross-disciplinary innovation leadership roles in B2B and B2C environments.

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Julie Watts

Principal, Design

For over 18 years, Julie has worked across commercial, residential and retail, playing a key role in the design and delivery of milestone projects for Australia, European and Japanese clients. Leading our Melbourne Design team includes client engagement and briefing, right through to concept design and project delivery. With a passion for sustainability, Julie emphasises the importance of creating spaces for clients, such as QIC, CPA and ServiceNow, that evoke environmentally conscious foundations.

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Ian Worthy

Principal, Strategy

Ian is a vibrant leader who leverages his experience in strategic planning, change management and analysis, to oversee Unispace’s Strategy team in Australia. Through adopting a strategic approach, Ian interprets workplace needs that extend beyond the aesthetics of a physical space. Ian’s experience in mentoring multi-disciplinary teams, has enabled him to successfully deliver commercial fitouts for clients such as Foxtel, Star Casino, St George Bank and the City of Ryde.

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Nathan Wroughton

Principal, Client Relations

Nathan is a skilled Principal, Client Relations with extensive experience in the London real estate market. He is passionate about interior design and project management and always ensures to complete the due diligence thoroughly for a project, leading to a happier client and successful delivery.

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Luisa Young

Chief Risk Officer

Residing in Sydney, Luisa is our Chief Risk Officer and is a qualified lawyer, specialising in the development and implementation of governance, risk and compliance frameworks. Luisa is highly driven and commercially focused, and her key strength lays in leading diverse teams to deliver results. Her excellent interpersonal and communication skills have aided in her ability to drive change, integrate policies and processes seamlessly into business operations, devise practical internal controls and uplift Health and Safety standards, ensuring business continuity. 

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Aldo Zoli

Principal, Strategy

Residing in Paris, Aldo works across the Europe region as well as global projects. Aldo works for organisations in the process of changing their business. As organisations progress through change it is essential to understand how people work, how space can serve business objectives, and respond to organisational evolution.

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