Paul is a former lawyer and investment banker who has been actively involved in property development since 1997. He co-founded Hamton in 2005.
His professional passion is finding and delivering solutions to complex and challenging development opportunities.
Paul is the first Australian to have climbed the Seven Summits (the highest peak on every continent on Earth, including Everest) and complete the Polar Hat-Trick (North Pole, Greenland Crossing and South Pole), including being a member of the first all-Australian team to establish a new route from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted. He has been a member of four expeditions sponsored by the Australian Geographic Society, including a 1,000km expedition through unexplored Amazon jungle (the mountainous Sierra del Divisor region in Peru). His expeditions have been captured in TV documentaries aired on Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel globally.
He is involved with a number of charities and not-for-profits, including as Co-Chairman of the National Board of the FMAA, the largest Bachelor of Commerce university student club in Australia, with branches across all of the country’s best university campuses.
Paul received an Order of Australia Medal in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for service to exploration and to business.
Matt is the joint owner of Hamton Property Group.
Prior to becoming a joint owner of Hamton in 2015, Matt was a key senior executive in the business since its inception.
After obtaining a double degree in Engineering (civil/structural) and Business (finance) at Swinburne University (graduating with Honours) in 2003, Matt started his career in project management before becoming a Development Manager and then Development Director with Hamton, where he has led the largest and most complex of the company’s award-winning projects.
He has been a regular guest lecturer for undergraduate and post graduate courses in property at the University of Melbourne and RMIT and has a strong interest in mentoring young people in the property development industry.
He enjoys playing golf whenever an opportunity arises. Having been quite handy as a youngster, these days there’s a great divide between his best and worst.
Steve has extensive experience in the property development and funds management sectors. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. As CFO of Hamton, he has responsibility for the group’s financial control, strategic planning, reporting, taxation and treasury management, in addition to oversight of several of the operational business lines.
Prior to joining Hamton, Steve spent 5 years as the CFO of Oliver Hume Real Estate Group and Oliver Hume Property Funds, presiding over all accounting, financial and taxation matters, with overall responsibility for the treasury and reporting functions across multiple property syndications along with securing project debt facilities.
He spent the first 8 years of his career with Pitcher Partners in its Business Assurance & Advisory Division, including various special projects and secondments.
Steve and his wife spend most of their spare time running around after their three young children. In the rare gaps, Steve can be found on the golf course or tinkering with his vintage Mustang.
Alice has over 15 years’ of experience in the Melbourne property development industry in a career that has included working for some of the country’s largest institutional developers.
Alice is responsible for the Moonee Valley Racing Club redevelopment.
Prior to joining Hamton, Alice spent over 7 years at Lend Lease (Apartments), where she was Senior Development Manager and her responsibilities included leading the Toorak Park development at 590 Orrong Road, Armadale – a large scale, $470m 2.5 ha apartment and townhouse development.
Before that, she worked with Stockland for 7 years as Development Manager in the Apartment and Retirement Living Divisions (including St Kilda Road apartments and the residential, retail and office components of Tooronga Village) and started her career with Mirvac on the Waverley Park and Yarra’s Edge redevelopments.
Alice and her husband enjoy cooking and entertaining for family and friends. Weekends away which entail the beach, the whole family (husband, two children and dog!) and going for a run are Alice’s favourite!
With over 20 years’ experience in the Property and Development industry Fergus brings a wealth of knowledge to the team at Hamton.
Prior to joining Hamton, Fergus has held various senior leadership roles within some of Melbourne’s most successful private development groups. This included the last 6 years as a senior member of the executive team at Little Projects, which resulted in the delivery of over $2b of projects across Australia & New Zealand and more recently consulting to a broader cross section of National & International firms.
Joining Hamton as the Sales & Marketing Director he is very much looking forward to the challenges ahead.
Outside of work Fergus enjoys entertaining with family & friends along with travelling with his wife and four children.
Steve Young has over 15 years’ experience in the Property and Construction industry honing his skills in Melbourne and abroad in London. He started his career as a Quantity Surveyor, moving into Contracts Administration before becoming a Development Manager that specialises in the retail sector.
Prior to joining Hamton, Steve spent 6 years at Coles as National Commercial Manager and Development Manager with the highlight leading the delivery of the first Coles Local in Surrey Hills. As well as delivery Steve was responsible for acquiring new sites, front end planning and feasibilities.
Steve’s prior experience has extended to being based on site for the redevelopment of 357 Collins Street with Australand (now Frasers) and the construction of Westfield London for Westfield.
Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and two young girls who take most of his attention outside of work. One of Steve’s passions is playing indoor cricket, however he may enjoy the social beers after the game more.
With over 10 years of experience in the property development industry, Brad’s expertise lies in making the dream happen – getting projects into construction and seeing them through to completion.
Brad founded his own project management consulting business project co. – a business which provides a range of services to the property development industry. Prior to establishing this business, Brad spent over 3 years at a leading project management consultancy, before moving in-house to leading private development companies such as HAMTON™. Brad is a problem solver and always seeking a win-win.
If Brad isn’t at the office or on a construction site, you may find him on one of Melbourne’s running tracks. Brad’s passion for running and adventure led him to the Sahara desert and completing the Marathon des Sables in 2015.
Jim joined the Hamton team in October 2018 after retiring from a 12 year career within the Australian Defence Force.
Jim has a personal interest in residential development and has a number of successful private projects under his belt prior to joining Hamton. Jim enjoys the challenges that development brings and in seeing the potential of a project realised and maximised.
In addition, Jim now has an acute awareness of the issues faced by veterans as they transition out of the Defence Force and is passionate about ensuring the skills, drive and focus of those individuals is properly harnessed by the private sector. He is working with Hamton to develop a broader program to transition retiring Australian Special Forces operators into the private sector.
He is an avid mountain bike rider, trail runner and motorsport fan.
Nick joins the team in 2019 with almost 7 years’ experience in the property and construction industries.
After 5 years at Multiplex building landmark apartment projects across the CBD, Nick joined a local property developer working on several residential projects across Melbourne prior to starting at HAMTON™
Holding both a Bachelor of Environments (Construction) from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Business from Monash University, Nick brings real focus, diligence and enthusiasm to every project he works on.
When not behind his desk or on site, Nick is a hopeless amateur sportsman – still regularly playing both Football and Cricket on weekends when his body allows.
Danielle has a 10+ year career within the property industry, working on behalf of many leading national and international property developers.
Prior to joining Hamton in 2018, Danielle spent the last 5 years with Australia’s largest independent property marketing agency, successfully planning and executing strategies for land, medium density and apartment projects.
With a wealth of knowledge in the sector, Danielle’s passion is creating unique project campaigns that lead the market.
Danielle and her partner share a love for design and have recently completed an extensive renovation of their own home.
Originating from a marketing and event management background, Tracey moved into property in 2002. Her first role was with MAB Corporation selling the first stages of NewQuay Docklands. She then worked on many high profile developments including Aerial Camberwell Junction, Clara South Yarra before joining Hamton as Sales Manager in 2012. In this role she was the key sales person on 50 Albert South Melbourne, Malvern Hill and the award winning Eden, Haven and Sanctuary project in Abbotsford.
Following a passion for country living, Tracey lives between the city and her farm in the Macedon Ranges where she is breeding warmblood and German Riding Pony horses.
Tracey has rejoined Hamton in 2019 for the Moonee Valley project.
Pete joined Hamton in March 2011 and has worked on numerous of its projects, the various Hamton operating businesses and the Hameister family group interests.
He has played an integral role in establishing the budget and reporting systems that are used throughout the group and has also overseen the establishment and sale of various businesses across the journey so far.
Originally from Perth, Pete is now fully engrossed in the Melbourne lifestyle. He likes to keep fit by utilising the various running tracks around town and completed the 2013 Melbourne Marathon. Pete is also a keen golfer, with a goal of getting his handicap back down to single figures.
Pete has Hamton to thank for meeting his wife Nicole (a former employee).
Sally first joined Hamton from 2006 when she helped establish the business.
She rejoined Hamton in October 2017 and now doubles as Operations Manager and Executive Assistant to Paul and Matt.
She’s had over 12 years experience in property development in both the residential and industrial sectors, gaining expertise across Office Management, HR, IT and Marketing and PR.
Sally has a natural interest in systems and processes, which ensures the Hamton daily operations run smoothly. She loves organisation and when she’s not making lists, she’s making lists. Being part of a great team is also really important to Sally.
Sally enjoys travel and experiencing different cultures, particular highlights include riding her motorbike across Vietnam and navigating through the locks of the Panama Canal in Central America. Weekends include trying out new recipes on family and friends and spending time with her husband and poodle.
Jessica brings enthusiasm, creativity and a hard-work ethic to all Hamton projects.
With and Bachelor of Communications at RMIT majoring in Public Relations, and experience in property marketing, residential property sales and PR, Jess is a key member of the Hamton Sales and Marketing team.
Jess is currently completing a Master of Marketing, and in her little spare time enjoys sharing a wine with friends, walking her two dogs and travelling to exciting places.
Soula joined Hamton in 2016 having worked in finance for over 10 years for a range of clients ranging from large businesses to SMEs.
Soula assists the finance team, is super organised, loves numbers and also has a personal passion for property.