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How to manage risk

By Matthew Lewison If most people and businesses get the big things right most of the time it’s the ability to get the small things right consistently that causes a business to go from good to great. Looking at that in the development space, and in particular with regard to risk management, I can say…

How to let go

By Matthew Lewison There’s a saying in property circles: “We build them to sell, not to love”. After a year or two of blood, sweat and tears, it’s understandable that developers might walk into their just-built development and become sentimental about it. This was their baby – from the first day to the last. Unfortunately,…

How to find the right consultant

By Matthew Lewison When my business partners and I first discussed forming OpenCorp, I was working in the role of general manager (Qld) for a large publicly listed company. I was managing a team responsible for more than $1 billion worth of property developments and it was fair to say I had the best consultants,…

Why one million dollars won’t be enough to retire on

By Cam McLellan While the growth in the projected pool of superannuation savings is impressive, it belies the harsh reality facing those not far off retirement. Increasing life spans, the effect of the GFC on superannuation accounts and the fact that the superannuation guarantee started only in 1992 is leaving older workers underfunded. And most…