John Blaess

John Blaess Development Consultant

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John’s career spans some 35 plus years and provided him with extensive experience in planning, built form design and delivery, property and real estate development, as well as the accompanying corporate governance models in both the private and public sectors across a range of organisations. John has gained a deep understanding of the development industry from the perspective of a developer, investor, property owner, consultant, government policy and planning authority and a state government land development agency.

John has held senior and executive roles in the former Land Management Corporation and Renewal SA, where he pioneered the introduction of the compact housing range at Playford Alive marketed as Town Life Living.

Prior to joining Connekt, John was General Manager of the Rivergum Homes Group Projects division. His role here sees him deliver his wealth of experience through advisory, research and transactional services within residential project development for key clients including government agencies, councils and developers.