Ironbrook Property Group

Our Team


The three Principals of Ironbrook have between them over 100 years of property development industry experience spanning Australia, New Zealand, UK, North Africa, Middle East, Western Europe and the Caribbean.
Gavin Carrier

Key strengths:

  • - Commercial Analysis
  • - Planning
  • - Management
  • - Project Team Leadership

Gavin’s experience as a senior property professional and CEO has built him a unique and illustrious track record, boasting projects in locations as far flung as Africa and the Middle East, and of such calibre as the beautiful transformation of historic Walsh Bay on Sydney’s harbour foreshore.

Notorious in his local gym for training until he drops, his dogged tenacity is a hallmark of his strategic and astute approach to all that he does; whether it is devising solutions to implement massive mixed use urban renewals, or strategising high-end residential projects, Gavin leaves no stone unturned, and has an eagle-eye for the most minute of details. When he isn’t nearing cardiac arrest in the gym, Gavin channels his boundless energy into finding the best coffee shop around, wife and border collie in tow, and tolerating his family copying his immutable Scottish accent. But beware - if you’re an enemy of Clan Douglas of the Scottish Highlands you may need to look elsewhere for your property needs.

Over his career, Gavin has worked on four different continents where he’s held a number of senior strategic roles including:

  • CEO and Board Director at the Plymouth City Development Company, leading the regeneration of the City of Plymouth in South-West England.
  • Development Director for 12 years with Mirvac where, among many other projects, he led the multi-award winning $700 million Walsh Bay Redevelopment on Sydney Harbour from commencement to completion.
  • International Development Director leading the $95 Billion Mediterranean Gate development – a mammoth Joint Venture between the Dubai Government and the Tunisian Government to create a new high-tech city adjacent to the ancient city of Tunis (formerly Carthage).
  • National Development Director at Jones Lang LaSalle heading up the firm’s Development Division in Australia and New Zealand.

M: +61 412-467-545

Richard Foley

Key strengths:

  • - Design
  • - Innovation
  • - Project Funding
  • - Authority Negotiations

"We shape our dwellings, then afterward our dwellings shape us." With a wealth of more than 30 years of experience, Winston Churchill’s words utterly embody Richard’s passion for creating innovative and beautiful projects that will stand the test of time.

Unlike his questionable karaoke career, Richard’s drive to transform concept into design and delivery has resulted in his work having global reach, in locations spanning the Caribbean, Singapore, Canada, Spain, Czech Republic, the UK, as well as Australia. His formidable skill base of architectural expertise combined with development experience has brought to life multiple projects across a wide range of property sectors, from world-class resorts to bespoke residences and multi-billion-dollar urban regenerations. If he’s not on-task at Ironbrook, you can be sure to find Richard hunting down the meanest whiskey-sour Sydney has to offer, or meticulously counting his steps en-route to a drink and a bite with mates at the coolest new eateries in town.

Operating firstly as an architect then transitioning into development, Richard has achieved outstanding results in a number of senior roles throughout his career, including:

  • Director of Development and Design Strategy at Brookfield Multiplex Europe, overseeing projects ranging in size from $145 Million to $4 Billion.
  • Director of Design & Planning at Mirvac where, among other prestigious projects, he led the design team for the award-winning Melburnian Towers residential development.
  • Global Business Development Director for Unitised Building Pty Ltd, an innovative Australian modular building technology system.
  • Managing Director of Forward Van Brandenburg Architects, undertaking projects in Australia and New Zealand.

M: +61 451-533-745

Paul Serra

Key strengths:

  • - Construction
  • - Estimating
  • - Procurement
  • - Delivery

Having spent more than two-and-a-half decades in construction (including 12 years with Multiplex), Paul really knows how to make high-vis look good. Whilst nowadays the fluro and hard hat are generally confined to racing on his bike, Paul has utilised his extensive skill set and encyclopaedic knowledge of building to transition into a highly effective and hands-on property executive who takes great pride in delivering on his promises, and ensuring his projects are unfailingly built with excellence. Working in multiple senior roles and on some of Australia’s biggest commercial and private projects, Paul’s experience covers a huge range of building types, including high-rise commercial offices, industrial estates, bespoke luxury residential, medical facilities and prisons (yes, Paul is the person you want to build your next prison extension!).

Paul has an enviable reputation as a highly-skilled and innovative development professional, with highlights including:

  • CEO and Director of Halcyon Developments, a boutique developer operating in Sydney’s prestigious Eastern Suburbs.
  • Project Director for Multiplex, heading up the high-profile $1100 million World Square development as well as undertaking several other complex projects
  • CEO and Director of Curuti Enterprises, undertaking projects with a high degree of technological complexity.

M: +61 414-447-516


Kevin Driscoll

Key strengths:

  • - Marketing
  • - Communication
  • - Product analysis
  • - Sales negotiation and closure

Affectionately known as 'KD' throughout the industry, the self-proclaimed Robert Redford lookalike brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Sales and Marketing Director at Ironbrook Property Group, with over 45 years’ experience at the coalface.

KD has worked as both a developer in his own right and in a variety of strategic corporate roles within multiple sectors across Australia, including industrial, land subdivisions, commercial, retail, residential and hotels. His exceptional track record has earned him an enviable reputation as a doyen of the property industry. Bringing confidence, experience and team spirit with him in spades, KD boasts a powerfully innate understanding of the natural progression of the property cycle, including its influences and motivators. With such intimate understanding of the basic principles that underpin the potential success of any development site, KD has an outstanding ability to measure, analyse and coalesce these principles to deliver the best possible product.

Ever the gentleman (except, perhaps, on the tennis court where he takes no prisoners as he slams forehands across the net) KD is a firm advocate of “old-fashioned" values, believing that a company is only as good as their word, and confidence in a person or company can only be achieved by delivering on a promise.

KD's wealth of knowledge and experience has given him a formidable skill base, which has enabled him to achieve exceptional results in a number of senior roles throughout his career including:

  • Head of Sales (Australia + New Zealand) for Multiplex Living including residential, commercial and retail strata sales, overseeing projects ranging in size from $20 Million to $3.8 Billion
  • Head of Residential for Colliers International in Western Australia, where he led the entire sales and marketing team.
  • Sales Director for Australand in Joint Venture with Multiplex, directly responsible for the landmark King Street Wharf Development on Sydney Harbour
  • Principal of KDC Pty Ltd, undertaking development projects in New South Wales and Queensland.
  • Director and co-founder of Donnelly Driscoll Pty Ltd

M: +61 412-600-500