Dean Parker - Owner / Managing Director
After completing a Bachelor of Commerce and Science, Dean spent time working as an accountant and IT specialist but discovered his true passion in 2004 when he and his wife Elise renovated their first home. Fast forward to today and Dean has been involved in almost 300 real estate transactions worth almost $70 million dollars, including renovating 200+ dwellings and developing 105 new townhouses.
Elise Parker - Owner / Healthy Homes Specailist
Elise’s professional background led to a senior consultant role in the IT and accounting industry. Working her way up the corporate ladder she established a leadership position customizing accounting and finance systems for a variety of corporations. Elise has had in-depth experience establishing and integrating systems and procedures to ensure the most streamlined approach to financial and administration elements of the business.
Driven by a recent personal experience, Elise’s passion is also to ensure that the health and wellbeing of our residents is central to the company’s ethos and has now taken on the role of YSH’s Healthy Homes Specialist.
Elise’s role is to ensure each YSH property is guided by natural-based design principles and utilizes the healthiest home building products suitable, thus ensuring all future occupants well-being has been thoroughly considered.
Hunter Gore - Development Manager
Hunter has a strong understanding of town planning resulting from 2 years working as an Assistant Town Planner at Cardno, and a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (1st Class Honours) from the University of Queensland. More recently, he was a commercial real estate agent for Cushman & Wakefield with a client base which included Mirvac, Growthpoint and Pradella. His interest and research in architectural design culminated in the publication of a journal article on visually appropriate medium density design in the Architectural Science Review. Through his varied background, Hunter is valuable to our development team.
Jodi Ott - Finance Manager
Jodi has extensive financial management experience in the Queensland public sector and has held a variety of senior management roles in budget, management accounting, taxation and project management. Prior to leaving Queensland Government Jodi was responsible for the financial and legal aspects of the Southbank Institute of Technology Redevelopment Project. This Project was Queensland's first social infrastructure project delivered as a Public Private Partnership. It involved complex financing and legal structures to manage a privately financed $250M four year construction project and a further thirty year maintenance and services contract. Jodi has a business degree, is a CPA and enjoys applying her financial, commercial and legal skills within a construction environment.
Bernie Kerwick - Finance Officer
Bernie has been involved in Property Development in both administrative & finance roles since the early 80's. With her family's Development business focusing primarily on the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Darling Downs regions, Bernie brings to YSH a wealth of knowledge & experience in all aspects of Property Development. Bernie has extensive experience from dealing with construction and trade partnerships through to financial processing and record keeping.
Yvonne Thomas - Property Stylist, Contracts & Marketing Manager
Yvonne has a background of interior design and property, and over the past few years has specialised in staging homes for sale for both residential home owners and property developers. Yvonne has been in the property world for many years and with having owned small businesses, she knows how vital a great team is for any business. Her eye for style and love for all things property makes her a great asset to our team.
Jaci Morris - Portfolio Manager
Jaci is a Property Manager with experience in servicing Brisbane to the Gold Coast for 9 years. She has extensive knowledge in all aspects of Property Management and prides herself on her ability to manage large and small portfolios to a high standard. Jaci has as ability to effectively communicate with clients and maintain relationships in order to create a smooth and stree-free experience for the Property Investors and Tenants.