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We create places that put

people first, where they can

live, thrive, and belong.

Our values are at the

core of everything we do.

We have been helping to shape the landscape of urban and regional Australia for 60 years. Since the beginning, our team has been guided by our four core values. These values are central to everything we do, they are:

Generations

creating a legacy.

Our story began in 1963 when our founder, Roy Sheargold, turned a fledgling home renovation business into a property development company. Today, Sheargold boasts a remarkable history, having worked on more than 70 projects in areas from Sydney, Newcastle and Taree to the Central Coast, Nowra, Ulladulla and Wollongong.

Through early partnerships with the Tieck and Cornock Families of supermarket chain Franklins, Sheargold worked on several large housing subdivisions, apartment buildings and shopping centres. By the late 1980s, Sheargold was investing and managing industrial, commercial, and residential property while also undertaking major residential development projects.

Generations

of success.

1963

Company founded by Roy Sheargold.

1971

From our roots in residential subdivision the company ventures into residential apartments with the successful Manly Green, Queenscliff Green and Harbourview projects.

1975

Construction commences at Cordeaux Heights, a landmark Sheargold project and still our largest master-planned community to date.

1981

Operations expand to include shopping centre redevelopment of Chester Square and then Moorebank Shopping Centre.

1987

Corporate HQ moves from the CBD to 106 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale, a major industrial investment that sees the company further expand into Industrial/Commercial investment and management.

1999

The Master Planned community of Cordeaux Heights is completed, delivering over 1000 homes, 2 schools, numerous parks and neighbourhood centre.

2002

The site that will become Vista Park at Wongawilli is acquired, this master-planned community will become our most awarded.

2011

Michael Sheargold becomes Managing Director.

2013

Sheargold expands its social commitment with Michael and Lauren Sheargold committing to establish the Sheargold Foundation.

2023

60 Year Anniversary

Our team.

We are a passionate, diverse, and vibrant mix of people that offer both youthful energy and considered experience. Our blend of perspectives and skills allows us to adhere strongly to our core values in the best ways we know how, and create outstanding and inspiring spaces, time and time again.

Michael Sheargold

Managing Director

Michael Sheargold is a property development expert with degrees in Commerce, Law and a Masters of Property Development. He has a wealth of experience and a passion for delivering projects that leave a lasting legacy. Under his leadership, the company has completed multiple successful master planned community projects and expanded into new sectors.

Lauren Sheargold

Executive Director

Lauren Sheargold, CEO and Co-Founder of the Sheargold Foundation, also Director of Sheargold. Member of Philanthropy Australia and NEXUS Australia. Holds a Bachelor's in Health Science and a Master's in Rehabilitation Counselling from Sydney University. Co-authored 'Trends in Corrections,' focusing on Offender Services and Rehabilitation Programs in NSW. Currently advancing studies in Counselling at AICP Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, driven by a passion for community impact.

Steve Benton

Non Executive Director

With 45+ years in risk analysis, Steve boasts extensive experience in government, corporate, and international consultancy. His qualifications span these domains. Adept in global networking, he connects with government tiers, businesses, industry groups, media, and NGOs. Steve has held roles on public company boards, state, and federal associations, excelling in government relations, advocacy, and external affairs.

Norbert Schweizer OAM

Non Executive Director

Norbert has extensive expertise in corporate and business law, property including property development and succession planning. Having served as a trusted advisor to numerous international businesses and investors, Norbert offers valuable insights into legal matters pertinent to our operations. His experience as a board member of various commercial and not-for-profit entities further demonstrates his leadership capabilities and strategic acumen. As a non-executive director, Norbert's skill set enhances our governance framework and decision-making processes, contributing to our growth and success.

Bob Smith

Company Secretary and CFO

Bob Smith is a highly experienced Company Secretary and Accountant. His education includes institutions in Scotland and Australia. Bob's career spans various roles in finance, from Accounts Payable at Farley & Lewers to Financial Controller at companies like Atlantis Pty Ltd and Harcorp Property Group. He currently serves as Company Secretary & Accountant at Sheargold since 2006.

John Dunning

Development Advisor

John Dunning, a Development Advisor, boasts a background in engineering. His career includes international roles as a Project Manager in Canada. Since 1984, he has played a crucial role at Sheargold, contributing to various successful development projects, including subdivisions, residential communities, and townhouse construction. His strategic planning and leadership have been instrumental in Sheargold's growth.

Ledum Lekia

Senior Development Manager

Ledum is a seasoned professional in the property and construction industry with qualifications in Civil Engineering (honours). Starting his career in West Africa as a Site Engineer, he moved to Australia to work at Cardno as a Project Manager; where he was involved in a range of major infrastructure and residential projects across NSW. Since joining Sheargold, Ledum has been instrumental to the company's growth and success by leading and managing projects from inception to completion.

Michael Tully

Development Manager

Michael is a Town Planner with over 14 years of experience in securing approvals to facilitate the delivery and coordination of projects spanning all asset classes, scales, form and character. Michael joined Sheargold in November 2022 as a Development Manager and has been tasked with the delivery of Parry’s Cove, a master-planned community situated on the pristine shores of the Myall River, in Tea Gardens, NSW.

Rod de la Harpe

Senior Property and Leasing Manager

Rod de la Harpe, Property & Leasing Manager, holds Diplomas in Valuation and Property Services from Sydney Institute of Technology. His career includes roles as Director at Our Commercial Agents, Development Co-ordinator at Walker Corp, Commercial Sales & Leasing at Australand and Multiplex, and Commercial Valuer at WBP Property Group. Since 2016, Rod has been integral to Sheargold, contributing to the Management and Leasing of the growing Sheargold stabilised property asset portfolio.

Jackie Atchison

Sales and Marketing Manager

Jackie has a unique educational background with qualifications in Visual Arts, Legal and Justice Studies and Law. After several years working as a solicitor in private practice Jackie joined Sheargold in 2021 and is currently our Sales & Marketing Manager. Jackie manages the planning and implementation of our marketing and promotional activites and fosters strong relationships with our network of sales agents and channel partners.

Choekyi Tsewang

Accountant

Choekyi Tsewang with a Bachelor's in Commerce and a Diploma in Accounting, currently serves as an Accountant at Sheargold Group. With expertise in accounts payable, reconciliation, Payroll and 16+ years of experience, Choekyi is recognized for seamless financial management. Prior roles include Assitant Accountant/Payroll at Webforge NSW (Velmont Group) and International Air Parts.

Nelson Perez

Marketing Coordinator

Nelson is a marketing professional with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Advertising. He joined the Sheargold team in 2021 as a Marketing Coordinator, where he helps with the company's marketing and communication strategy, especially in promoting their master-planned community projects. With more than seven years of experience in both Colombia and Australia, Nelson brings valuable expertise to our marketing efforts.

Samantha Page

Executive Assistant

Samantha Page, with over 20 years of property expertise and formal qualifications in Marketing and Property Valuation, serves as the Executive Assistant at Sheargold. Her role involves coordinating all aspects of the Sheargold business, including managing the Sheargold Foundation. Her robust background in property and operations greatly contributes to the ongoing success of Sheargold in both development and foundations areas.

Haim Oziel

Assistant Development Manager

An energetic and passionate property professional, Haim is the Assistant Development Manager at Sheargold, responsible for fully supporting the Senior Development Manager in all facets of the development life cycle end-to-end. This includes site identification and feasibility analysis, planning and council approval, and the timely delivery of our projects. Prior to joining Sheargold, Haim worked for EY in the Real Estate Advisory team, before transitioning into a boutique property finance firm.

Theertha Shashi Shetty

Assistant Property Manager

Theertha has a Masters Degree in Banking & Finance from Macquarie University. Driven by her passion for property she joined the Sheargold Property Management Team in 2023. Theertha is a capable professional, pro-active in all facets of property management. She is engaged in the daily hands on property and asset management of the Sheargold portfolio. Her background brings attention to detail qualities and provides a great contribution to income and expenditure analysis and document management.

Carson McFarlane

Accounts Assistant

Carson McFarlane has diplomas in Accounting, Graphic Design, and Architectural Drafting and has worked in the building, electrical connectivity, and design sectors. She has more than 20 years of experience in Accounts; including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and contract administration. She has had long associations with Swiss companies (Huber & Suhner, Nestle Confectionery) that are known for having very exacting standards. She joined Sheargold's accounts team in 2023.

Marta Rodrigo

Administration Receptionist

Marta Rodrigo, a dedicated professional holding a Bachelor's degree in Counselling and a Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication. With a rich background spanning over 15 years in Sales and Retail Management across Spain and Australia, Marta is driven by a passion for fostering continuous learning and providing strategic support to both, individuals and companies in achieving their goals.

Our affiliations.

Sheargold takes immense pride in its esteemed affiliations, fostering valuable connections with a range of distinguished and influential organisations.

These affiliations not only underscore our commitment to excellence but also serve as a testament to our dedication to collaboration, innovation, and growth.

Urban Development Institute of Australia
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Urban Land Institute
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Property Council of Australia
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Australian Institute of Company Directors
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The Urban Developer
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