Profile

Wallum Partners is a privately owned Australian investment and property development company with over 35 years of experience in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors.

Our company is built on multi-generational values that stand the test of time and we have an enviable track record with a clear vision for the future.

Our mission is to improve property and build long-standing relationships with our partners. This is what we’ve been doing for decades. We believe in trust and integrity, which are the foundation of every one of our projects.

By combining knowledge, passion and determination we have delivered exceptional solutions across a diverse range of projects within the eastern states of Australia and in the United States of America.

We acquire development sites and commercial assets and add value to these properties by securing approvals, delivering built form, refurbishing and repositioning assets.

We believe every detail matters and we are defined by the quality of our outcomes, for ourselves and our partners.

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Directors

David Solomon

David Solomon

David has a wealth of experience having developed several significant and complex projects in Sydney and Canberra. David’s focus is on high-quality, unique projects, some of which have included early warehouse conversions, commercial strata, bulky goods retail, and high rise apartment and townhouse developments.

Prior to founding Wallum Partners, David ran his own investment and development company. He also spent four years as a senior consultant on the Nishi Project in Canberra’s New Action which comprises a 6-Star Green Star office tower, an 800-seat 8 cinema complex, a boutique 5 star hotel and 229 residential apartments. The project has received world-wide acclaim and many Australian and International awards.

David received a BSc (Arch) & BArch in 1978 from the University of Sydney, but decided not to practice architecture in pursuit of running and building his family consumer electronics company. David grew the business to be one of the most successful in Australia following which it was acquired by a publicly listed company.

David maintains a healthy balance between his work, love of cycling, snow skiing and travelling. He also greatly enjoys spending time with his wife and growing extended family.

Simon Heathcote

Simon Heathcote

Simon has a diverse range of experience across a variety of asset classes and markets, making significant contributions to projects delivered in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT. Prior to founding Wallum Partners, Simon operated his own property and investment company which has partnered on and developed over 120 residential homes.

Highly skilled in all facets of property development, Simon has a strong background in asset and investment management undertaking a number of highly successful asset repositions. Prior to establishing his own company, Simon utilised his extensive experience working within organisations including Macquarie Bank, Cromwell Property Group and Marprop Real Estate Partners.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Property Economics) from Queensland University of Technology, gained registration as a property valuer in New South Wales and completed the Company Directors course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

A disciplined and experienced professional, Simon possesses the ability to maintain acute attention to detail and sustained focus on key deal parameters, and is well known for consistently delivering outstanding results across all his projects.

Marcel Russ

Marcel Russ

Marcel has decades of property experience providing advice on a myriad of real estate assets and development projects across Australia. Marcel has developed several successful projects and has a robust understanding of all aspects of property development. Marcel’s focus at Wallum Partners is on business development and strategic growth, identifying opportunities and improving outcomes for the business and its partners.

Prior to establishing Wallum Partners, Marcel ran his own property development and management company. Before this, he practiced in the field of property valuation where he provided advice for major banks, listed companies and the Queensland Government. Marcel also worked in the commercial sales and leasing sector before taking a senior role within the property team at Macquarie Bank.

Marcel holds formal qualifications from the University of Queensland. He gained registration in Queensland as a property valuer, became an associate of the Australian Property Institute and holds a real estate license in Queensland.

Passionate about life and work, Marcel considers himself fortunate to spend his working days doing what he enjoys.