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John Gowdie

Bachelor of Applied Science — Construction Management (Hons)

John Gowdie is well-known on the Australian property development and construction scene as a strong, reliable leader and effective change agent. John has more than 30 years’ practical experience in property development and construction management, with his early work for some of Australia’s major construction companies, including Bovis Lend Lease and Walter Corporation, laying the foundations for the many and varied projects he has successfully completed for Gowdie Management Group.

Since establishing the company in 2004, John has accrued considerable experience, providing invaluable strategic advice to major clients at the outset of significant property developments, as well as innovative solutions for those dealing with distressed assets. He has managed many large commercial, retail and institutional projects for major clients such as Westpac Banking Corporation, The Royal Bank of Scotland, KordaMentha, Leighton Contractors, and the Australian, Queensland and Victorian governments.

One of John’s strengths is to recognise opportunities and identify and mitigate risks. He is able to oversee a project from initial concept through feasibility and construction to closeout and ongoing facilities management. He does this by carefully managing the expectations of both the client and key stakeholders and maintaining close attention to detail.

John has played a crucial role in the successful completion of many major projects, including Raine Square in Perth, Southport Central on the Gold Coast, Jade Apartments in Townsville and Leighton Properties’ Viridian Noosa Resort and Spa on the Sunshine Coast. Most recently, he has played an integral role in the Hopkins Correctional Centre (Ararat) project in Victoria, applying his highly effective and efficient brief development, construction and stakeholder management skills to meet the objectives of this high-profile public-private partnership.

John holds an open building license in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria and has the ability to undertake the role of head contractor, licensed nominee and superintendent.

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Projects Worked On

Raine Square

Advisory, Commercial Office, Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, Retail

Raine Square is the most prominent and prestigious addition to the Perth CBD skyline, comprising 57,000m² of leasable area over 21 levels of office and retail space. The extensive redevelopment  …

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Southport Central

Commercial Office, Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, High Rise Residential, Retail

Southport Central is an 18,000m2 multi-purpose development on Queensland’s Gold Coast comprising three towers with integrated residential, shopping and commercial precincts.

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Libertine Apartments

High Rise Residential, Residential, Superintendent

Gowdie Management Group was appointed superintendent for the construction of Libertine, a boutique residential development in the trendy suburb of Northcote, 8km from Melbourne’s CBD. This four-s…

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Hopkins Correctional Centre Expansion Project

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, Facilities Management

The Victorian Government began a major refurbishment and expansion of Ararat Prison in 2010 under a public private partnership. Known as the Hopkins Correctional Expansion Project, after the prison…

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Q Block, Gardens Point, QUT

Institutional Buildings

QUT Facilities Management appointed Gowdie Management Group to provide project management and superintendent services from concept phase through to construction and close-out of Level 2 of its cell…

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KordaMentha Brisbane Office

Commercial Office

KordaMentha’s Brisbane office, on level 14/12 Creek Street, required a complete refurbishment of its front-of-house and communal areas to meet the company’s businesss requirements and m…

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Westpac Bank Branches

Commercial Office, Retail

Gowdie Management Group has an ongoing contract with Westpac Banking Corporation to manage the refurbishment and fit-out of new and existing Westpac Branches throughout Queensland and northern Ne…

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QUT Chancellery

Institutional Buildings

QUT’s Chancellery,  required a substantial renovation including a complete refurbishment of the council room and offices occupied by the chancellor, vice chancellor, deputy vice chancellor a…

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Reflections On The Sea

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, High Rise Residential

Directly opposite one of Coolangatta’s most popular beaches, Reflections On The Sea is a premium beach-front apartment complex that was placed into receivership in <<insert date>>…

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QUT Ferry Terminal

Institutional Buildings

The QUT Gardens Point ferry terminal upgrade was a joint venture between the university and Brisbane City Council (BCC), providing a new riverside entry point to Brisbane’s CBD.
Gowdie…

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The Mill

Commercial Office, High Rise Residential, Retail

FKP engaged Gowdie Management GRoup to survey and quantify the building components of Albion’s old flour mill.
We identified the materials that could be incorporated into the new desig…

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Whisper Bay Resort

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, High Rise Residential

Whisper Bay Resort at Airlie Beach in North Queensland was placed into receivership prior to completion.
Receivers KordaMentha engaged Gowdie Management Group to report and the status of thi…

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O Block Podium, Gardens Point, QUT

Institutional Buildings

Gowdie Management Group provided project management and superintendent services during construction and closeout of improvements to QUT’s O Block Podium, a popular pedestrian thoroughfare thr…

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Nirvana by the Sea

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, High Rise Residential

Nirvana by the Sea is a luxury Gold Coast apartment complex that was placed into receivership in December 2010. Luxuriously designed two and three-bedroom self-contained apartments with panoramic v…

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Chancellors Estate

Civil Infrastructure

Ernst & Young engaged Gowdie Management Group to undertake development management of Stage 1 works at Chancellors Estate, Rockhampton after it was placed into receivership.
‘Chancellor…

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Moranbah South Village

Civil Infrastructure, Mining Services

Moranbah South Village was designed to provide mine workers with accommodation in a ‘village’ format which included a communal dining area, commercial kitchen and bar, various recreatio…

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Viridian Noosa Resort

Civil Infrastructure, High Rise Residential

Leighton Properties appointed Gowdie Management Group to project manage this innovative and exciting project on the edge of Noosa National Park.
Our role included acting as superintendent du…

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Brisbane Immigration and Transit Accommodation

Institutional Buildings

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship engaged Gowdie Management Group to reconfigure the Brisbane Immigration and Transit Accommodation Centre at Pinkenba, 10km east of Brisbane CBD.

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Jade Apartments

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, High Rise Residential

Ernst & Young commissioned Gowdie Management Group to manage the completion of the Jade Apartments complex after it was placed into receivership.
Located in the prestigious beachside sub…

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Winged Keel Apartments

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, High Rise Residential

KordaMentha engaged Gowdie Management Group to inspect Winged Keel Apartments after it was placed into receivership in <<insert date>>
We were asked to provide a comprehensive de…

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Ilanah Aqua

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, High Rise Residential

Receivers KordaMentha engaged Gowdie Management Group to inspect and provide a status report for the uncompleted portion of the project Ilanah Aqua residential development at Hope Island in <&…

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Howard Avenue

Commercial Office, High Rise Residential, Retail

Receivers Ernst & Young engaged Gowdie Management Group to provide several services to complete a multi-use building at 23 Howard Avenue, Dee Why.
The building comprises 20 residential u…

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St Judes Court Commercial Complex

Commercial Office, Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring

Ernst & Young engaged Gowdie Management Group to project manage the completion of this large industrial complex at St Jude Court, Browns Plains, after it was placed into receivership in <&lt…

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Piazza Holiday Inn

Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring, Retail

Ernst & Young engaged Gowdie Management Group to carry out project management services for works at the Piazza Holiday Inn, Surfers Paradise after it was placed into receivership in January 200…

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Emerald Hill Estate

Civil Infrastructure, Distressed Assets and Insolvency Restructuring

Ernst & Young engaged Gowdie Management Group to project manage infrastructure rectification works at Emerald Hill Estate in Brassall after it was placed into receivership.
The estate co…

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