Prominent developer’s humble start

first_img FANTASY HOME It was a house on Annie St in New Farm and it cost $36,000. I purchased it in 1983 and chose it based on the basic real estate fundamental of proximity to CBD, and thought it would be a great investment. I sold it three years later for $72,000. CURRENT HOME We live at Brookfield, west of Brisbane. My family and I were looking for the acreage experience. Although the house is the right size for my seven children, ideally it would have been better to work out how to accommodate everyone comfortably in a smaller space. DREAM QUEENSLAND HOME Shaun Lockyer at home in Bardon. Photo AAP/ Ric Frearson It would have to be on the beach in California with access to mountains so I could have the combined surf/snowboarding experience.center_img A render of Consolidated Properties latest project, Yeerongpilly Green Photo: SUPPLIEDA founding member of Consolidated Properties, developer Don O’Rorke knows a thing or two about how to find a real estate gold mine. Property developer Don O’Rorke on at construction site in Fortitude Valley. Photo: Glenn Hunt / The AustralianHis company has built some of Brisbane’s most recognisable residential and commercial buildings, but his own property portfolio started from some humble beginnings.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago FIRST HOME I’m living in it! This was the second home that Shaun Lockyer Architects has done for me. Right at this moment, the combination of country living and Shaun’s take on contemporary country design is perfect for me and my family.last_img read more