Development Director


Our client is an innovative and progressive leading private property development group who focus on the Australian marketplace. They have $3b worth of assets under construction and required a senior Development Director to support them through this next phase of growth. Due to ADAPT’s track record and deep knowledge in the property and social infrastructure market, we were appointed to run this search process confidentially for our client.


This search was conducted in partnership by two executives from ADAPT and utilised both our Australian and Asian networks and processes to deliver an accelerated shortlist of five individuals within a five-week turnaround. Key success factors for this search process were identified by our client as being: timing, appointment of someone on the development ‘curve’ of their career and overall ‘fit’ for a private, entrepreneurial environment. Therefore, whilst the background and experience of the executives ADAPT engaged with was highly important, primary focus was given to referencing at the early stages and identifying and testing individuals’ behaviours and personal drivers which would affect decision making in our client’s environment.


Whilst ADAPT identified and shortlisted a successful group of property development professionals, we also accessed and utilised the services of our qualified psychologist to review their career decision making at the second stage process. This was very successful for our client as they were privy to live interactions between both parties which showcased an independent and direct feedback scenario which in most cases was rather uncomfortable for the executives in process. Like most successful private entities, the cultural and behavioural alignment is critical, and this process was no different.

ADAPT Human Performance Series - Judy Murray & Leon Smith
date_range Friday 24 January 2020

ADAPT Human Performance Forum #7
Keynote Speakers: Judy Murray, OBE and Leon Smith, OBE

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Judy Murray & Leon Smith

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