Steve Grant

Steve Grant

Executive Chairman

About Steve

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

Ben Fairfax

Managing Director

About Ben

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.

Richard De Carvalho

Richard De Carvalho

Director – General Counsel

About Richard

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.

Michael Seay

Chief Operations Officer

David Newling

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Crews

Executive General Manager

Frank Xuereb

General Manager – Design

Thomas Zdun

Senior Development Manager

Tony Cusick

Senior Development Manager

Simon Nesbitt

Simon Nesbitt

Development Manager – New Business

Jordan Heyer

Assistant Development Manager

Matt Loader

Development Manager

Emily McLaughlin

Assistant Development Manager

Lucy Ford

Lucy Ford

Assistant Development Manager

Paul Best

Group Finance Manager

Rachel Watson

Financial Controller – Projects

Kylie Lynch

Project Accountant

Sharon Dawe

Assistant Accountant

Sinead Tighe

Executive Assistant

Richard Clarke

Marketing

Alex Kelly

Alexandra Kelly

Marketing Assistant