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Ben Bailey on his time as a UDIA member

The property industry is ever-evolving and with constant curveballs, which is unlikely to change any time soon. The UDIA provides a strong voice within the property industry that is relevant today and will continue to remain a guiding light into the future as we navigate the winding road ahead.

Being fortunate enough to be involved in delivering a large-scale development like Yarrabilba has provided me with a great level of satisfaction and pride in what we collectively deliver at Lendlease, where every day we are building and establishing new communities for the future. At the same time, I have also learned the importance of creating the best places for the community who inhabit our final product. To create world leading places for our communities, we keep abreast of key issues and trends our industry faces through partnering with the UDIA – an institute that has a rich history and vast embodiment of knowledge. This partnership gives me great confidence that we remain equipped to deliver excellent communities in a fast-paced and ever changing environment.

Lendlease has been proudly partnered with the UDIA for several decades. Through our corporate membership I have benefited from the material provided as a result of the UDIA’s efforts in researching and advocating for better communities, and their work in guiding policy issues within the industry. The UDIA is very successful in packaging-up and disseminating key information to the industry via their Knowledge Series events and accompanying material provided by the Research Foundation.

Personally speaking, it is refreshing to attend events that present differing viewpoints and perspectives on significant challenges and trends our industry is facing or may face in the future. Recently the UDIA held a Spotlight On event , which provided an informative presentation highlighting the key trends influencing development globally. It was thought provoking on what exciting things can and should be harnessed in Australia, and what might be possible in the future for our locally delivered developments. Sessions like the UDIA’s Spotlight On event enable us to take time out from the day-to-day grind of project delivery and look to the horizon, to ensure we remain in touch, relevant, and innovative.

As a UDIA member, I have also enjoyed the networking opportunities facilitated through well-structured and relevant events held frequently both in our major cities and regional centres. It is invaluable to informally shoot-the-breeze with fellow professionals, many of whom have immense industry experience to share and are a great source of information for younger members such as myself.

The property industry is ever-evolving and with constant curveballs, which is unlikely to change any time soon. The UDIA provides a strong voice within the property industry that is relevant today and will continue to remain a guiding light into the future as we navigate the winding road ahead.

Written by Ben Bailey, Development Manager – Communities, Lendlease.