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Responsible business strategy
G Developments is proud to say that we are one of the fastest & largest privately owned residential developers and investment property construction specialist on Australia’s Eastern Seaboard.
Over the past decade, the company has grown from a small construction company to what it is today. This has been achieved by having a responsible business strategy and robust financial planning which has helped G Developments evolve into one of the brand leaders in today’s Australian residential property market.
At G Developments we take business seriously. As an employer of choice, our corporate strategy endorses our values and underpins the way in which we conduct our business. We have a genuine desire to create a better standard of living for those who live and work with us. We endeavour to act responsibly, operate ethically and champion integrity in all our dealings. Our long-term goal is to engage with the communities within which we work and promote employability, educational advancement, a strong local economy and environmental sustainability. We are committed to delivering a positive and enduring impact on our stakeholders - our employees, our communities and our clients.
An important factor to our success is the financial strategy that provides the solid foundation on which the company has been built. Funding is underpinned by selling off-plan in advance of the construction phase. Marketing is targeted at core customer groups such as Buy-to-Let investors, first time buyers and property investors. Cost control is a top priority to protect margins and maximise returns.
The G Development brand enjoys a deserved reputation for outstanding value at a competitive price. Combine this with iconic and award-winning developments, and an experienced and able management team, G Developments truly is 'building for the future' in every sense.
Employing a Strategic Approach
Acquiring land with a suitable potential for development is in the foundation that underpins our ongoing growth and success. Our experienced land-buying team has developed a wide resource network that provides a pipeline of opportunities that fit our investment strategy and return criteria.
In an extremely competitive market we have focused on securing off market transactions, usually pre-planning, that offer the best potential to add value. As a privately owned and funded company the greatest advantage we have over our competitors is our ability to make decisions and finalise contracts extremely swiftly. This has become something that we are recognised for in the market and which in itself generates further opportunity.
Of further benefit to the Company is its flexibility and adaptability to market changes. It is a distinct advantage that G Developments is not constrained or restricted to a particular niche or sector of the residential market and can therefore redirect its focus to wherever returns can be maximised at any particular time. The team has broadened its area of search to find the right opportunities especially as the central Brisbane high-rise market has experienced a recent cooling down due to over supply.
We are constantly on the lookout for residential-led development opportunities, nothing is too small or large to be considered.
A commitment to CSR
As a company concerned with construction, re-development and regeneration, we are acutely aware of the impact we have on the environment, on communities and on people – so we take our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) duties very seriously indeed.
Those duties commence when we choose the sites on which we wish to build, taking the greatest care to ensure that our proposed developments will enrich the landscapes in which they will be built. We bear in mind environmental factors in relation to ecosystems, wildlife, green areas and biodiversity; we also consider the impact our proposed developments will have on people, communities, infrastructures, transport and other matters.
Only when we are satisfied that we can measurably benefit the places in which we build (to a standard that conforms to our rigorous CSR policies) do we proceed with acquisition and subsequent development. At all stages of planning, construction and completion, we liaise with local authorities, local people and local groups to ensure that we are achieving results that are both acceptable and welcomed by local communities.
In addition, wherever possible, we contribute positively to the localities in which we build – ploughing G Development skills and capabilities back into the community in order to add to the lives of local people and to create rewarding legacies for the future.
For those destined to occupy our buildings, our CSR responsibilities include ensuring that we have built ethically, responsibly and in an environmentally-aware manner, whilst using products and processes that are also ethical and sustainable. We also take great care to ensure that our buildings are energy-efficient and a low carbon footprint – and we welcome all input from our clients, the public and authorised bodies that helps us to better achieve our CSR goals.
A sustainable approach to construction
Every organisation needs to be aware of the impact of its operations on the environment. At G Developments we are acutely aware of the need to use scarce resources as efficiently as possible, to minimise waste and to acknowledge our responsibility to limit harmful emissions wherever and whenever we can. Our goal is to achieve the highest possible standard of sustainability within our industry.
Equally we want our finished product to maintain the sustainability standards we have set during its construction in terms of the efficiency with which it continues to consume energy in the future. This is achieved through innovative design, intelligent employment of technology and the use of energy efficient materials throughout the construction process.
Our commitment can be demonstrated in three key areas:
1. Reducing waste
We have introduced a number of initiatives to actively manage and reduce the impact of waste on our construction sites. Our ultimate aim is to recycle all waste from all our sites.
2. Building energy efficient homes, and using sustainable materials
There are many critical features that our customers look for when choosing their new home; price, design, location, standard of finish, but one of the most important is its energy efficiency and the use of sustainable materials in its construction. These factors are therefore at the forefront of the minds of our design and build teams who work hard to ensure that the sustainability and energy efficiency of our product meets the exacting standards our customers expect.
3. Considerate constructors
We take our responsibilities towards our staff and our neighbours seriously which is why all G Developments construction sites aims to ensure that constructors:
• Ensure sites appear professional and well managed
• Give utmost consideration to their impact on neighbours and the public
• Protect and enhance the environment
• Attain the highest levels of safety performance
• Provide a supportive and caring working environment
We positively engage with our neighbours to ensure we keep them informed of our plans and clearly provide contact details for specific named G Development staff on each site so that any concerns can be raised directly and resolved quickly.