Steve Grant – Executive Chairman
Steve formed Grant Constructions and Capital Corporation in 1990/1991. In 1999 BRW named Grant Constructions the 10th fastest growing company in the country. The company went on to win many business and construction awards including the first builder to be awarded prizes in the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards for 10 consecutive years.
In 2003 the NSW State Government named Grant Constructions the Western Sydney Industry Award Winner – Business and Corporate Services for the business that achieved the most significant state, national or international focus and recognition for Western Sydney.
Steve sold Grant Constructions in 2004 to focus on other interests including property development through Capital Corporation, Cencorp Property Group, Eden Brae Homes and Grant Rural Industries. These groups hold an investment portfolio in excess of $300m and have a development pipeline in excess of $1b.
Capital Corporation has been integral to the outstanding growth of the Norwest Business Park. The group has developed over 45 buildings and relocated almost 1000 companies in Norwest. Overall we have relocated over 1,000 companies in the Sydney metropolitan area all based in buildings provided by the group.
Steve came together with Ben Fairfax in 2009 when they started Bluestone Property Solutions, an innovative development organisations with strategic partnering at its core.
Delivering a range of successful projects across the residential, industrial and mixed use classes, Bluestone Property Solutions offered a unique partnership approach to deliver results to their clients.
In 2015, Steve formally joined Capital Corporation with Bluestone Property Solutions to form Capital Bluestone.
Steve is one of the industry’s most well-known and respected professionals, with a long history of delivering quality projects and pushing the boundaries to deliver better outcomes on any project.
Steve has assisted many charitable and community groups including serving as Chairman of Western Sydney Red Shield Appeal, member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and Chairman of the Western Sydney Institute of TAFE.
Ben Fairfax Managing Director
Ben founded Bluestone Property Solutions (Bluestone) in October 2009 and is Managing Director of the group. He has over 27 years of experience in the property industry and his understanding of the total property process from concept to completion has enabled him to drive growth and success across all property sectors.
He has held numerous senior roles including Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Commercial Property Solutions (ICPS) and senior management roles in Walker Corporation.
Ben’s experience in managing alliances with financial institutions and joint venture partners allows Bluestone to link its development expertise with investment capital or land holdings. Maintaining a partnership approach to clients is a core business principle at Bluestone.
Over his career Ben has been involved in all facets of the property development industry including land acquisition, civil engineering, town planning, master planning, legal and financial structuring, design and construction, marketing and sales and the overall project delivery.
Director – Chief Financial Officer
Vicki Edler – Director and CFO
Vicki has held senior operational and financial roles in the property development, manufacturing and hospitality sectors.
With over 20 years experience she understands how to bring the financial disciplines together with strategic business planning to achieve profitability and corporate sustainability.
As CFO and then General Manager of Operations for Walker Corporation she has a keen understanding of the intricacies of property finance and reporting within a complex corporate structure.
Vicki has also held board positions in both the not for profit and commercial sectors. This valuable experience brings a focus on compliance and governance to the Capital Group.
Vicki has upgraded Capital Bluestone reporting and compliance process and has worked closely with Richard de Carvalho in lifting our corporate governance standard.
Director – General Counsel
Richard De Carvalho – Director and General Counsel
Richard has been a practising solicitor for over 20 years. His previous legal experience includes partnership in a CBD commercial law firm and in-house roles at Meriton Apartments, Walker Corporation and Mirvac. Richard was also a director at Meriton and of a company within the Mirvac group.
As such he has worked with some of Australia’s largest and most successful property developers in both the private and listed sectors. His experience
in documenting joint venture arrangements serves to provide Capital Corporation with an exceptional in house ability.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Arts, a Masters degree in Law and is also a certified member of the Chartered Secretaries of Australia in Governance Practice and Administration.
Richard’s intimate understanding of the property development process brings a wide range of legal and commercial experience to Capital Bluestone.
He has recognised qualifications in corporate governance, providing the group with talent and experience not often available outside the listed company arena.
Executive General Manager
General Manager – Design
General Manager – Marketing & Communities
Development Manager – New Business
Senior Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
Assistant Development Manager
Assistant Development Manager
Office Administrator & Marketing Assistant
Group Finance Manager
Financial Controller – Projects