Meet the Team
Matthew holds a degree in valuation from the University of Queensland, commencing his career as a valuer with HTW on the Sunshine Coast in 1993. In 2000 Matt joined the iconic family owned construction company Evans Harch to start a successful development arm. With an initial focus on industrial projects in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast Matthew expanded this business over 10 years to include industrial, medical, retail, residential and commercial projects throughout Queensland and a portfolio valued in excess of $100m.
When Matt became Managing Director in 2009 Evans Harch employed over 110 staff, with a turnover in excess of $250m in the commercial construction market. A focus on design and construct contracts for the State Government, select private clients and construction of in house development projects saw Evans Harch grow significantly over the 30 years since it was founded culminating in the company being listed at no. 9 in the Q400 business awards in 2010.
Matthew has an in depth knowledge of the Queensland property market and has a particular focus on the financing and delivery of projects.
Dirk commenced his career in property in 1992 joining then Raine and Horne International (Chestertons) as an industrial sales and leasing cadet. Dirk held positions in a number of corporate real estate agencies over the following 10 years, before acquiring LJ Hooker Commercial Southside and then the Brisbane office in 2004.
As Managing Director, Dirk and his partners grew LJH to employ 45 staff and a significant level of turnover. The Southside business achieved recognition as the 3rd highest turnover office the LJH network of 700 offices, and was ranked 224 in the Q400 business awards.
In 2008 Dirk commenced his development consultancy business working exclusively with Matthew and the Evans Harch development entities. Dirk has strong links to the agency market, a wide range of clientele, and has delivered a diverse range of development projects.