Researcher biography

For over 20 years, John has worked as a valuer, project manager, senior adviser, university lecturer & consultant in the property valuation, acquisition and land access industry. He has been responsible for the timely, cost effective land delivery for a number of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects including the recently completed Airport Link Tunnel, Northern Busway & Gold Coast Light Rail Projects.

Holding degree qualifications in Business, Real Property Valuation, Urban & Regional Planning and Project Management, John is also a member of numerous peak international industry bodies inclusive of being a Fellow of Australian Property Institute, a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK) and a SR/WA Designated Senior Right-Away Professional (IRWA USA).

For almost a decade John worked within the Queensland Public Service before shifting his focus to academia. After several years as a full time academic at QUT lecturing in the Property Economics post and undergraduate programs, John devoted his time to the development of his private property consultancy. John has negotiated the acquisition and access to more than 4000 properties on various projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Asia and North America across residential, commercial, industrial and rural sectors.

Whilst completing his PhD at the University of Queensland John is working as an academic following his passion of lecturing. John's research interests include, compulsory acquisition & compensation, urban economics, finance, planning and housing affordability.