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The Lowdown

on Local

Living like a Local means having a space that’s all yours. To decorate, design, dine, and dive. (Yes, dive. As in swimming pool dive. So, bring your blow-up unicorn.)

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What

are we about?

What we’re about isn’t just the walls, windows, doors, and roof, but what having your own home really means.

Homes that well and truly feel like yours. To do with whatever you want. Splash the walls with colour. Raise a family. Snuggle your pets. To live and belong in, for as long as you like. Homes in well-connected places within thriving neighbourhoods, like Kensington, Box Hill and South Melbourne.

With top-notch amenities included, like private dining rooms, co-working spaces, wellness areas, and swimming pools. Every element of a Local project, from top to bottom, is designed to improve the connection, comfort, and quality of the community in and around it.

Now, and long into the future.

So, what’s

the plan?

In a nutshell, the plan is to have at least 5000 apartments either built or in the works around Australia by 2026.

In a nutshell, the plan is to have over 5,000 apartments either built or in the works by 2026. This can’t come soon enough given Australia’s need for housing.

Right now, we’ve got over 1,300 apartments close to completion in three great Melbourne neighbourhoods, Kensington, Box Hill and South Melbourne.

We’re excited to become part of many great communities as we build opportunities for everyone to have a sustainable and socially conscious life.

Introducing our Locals

About Dan

Founding Local alongside Matt in 2021 Dan is armed with over 20 years’ experience in the Australian real estate industry creating, structuring, funding, and delivering some of the country’s most iconic buildings. We’ve never seen him in a hat, but as the saying goes, he’s worn a few; development executive, adviser and corporate lawyer, and founding CEO of a national NDIS housing provider.
Dan is incredibly passionate about strengthening communities by using our homes to deliver positive social change.

Dan McLennan
Founder and Co-CEO

About Matt

Following 17 years in the property industry, Matt co-founded Local with Dan in 2021. Matt’s career has seen him structure and fund over $4bn of developments. He’s been in the Australian Build to Rent sector for the past 9 years and can be credited with the origination and delivery of over 3,000 apartments.
Matt can’t wait to see the return of the classic Aussie community at Local, where your neighbours know your name and everyone feels welcome.

Matt Berg
Founder and Co-CEO
Bonnie Gardner
Project Manager
Cara Clemente
Development Manager
Chris Axsentieff
Head of Investments
Chris Neate
Investment Manager
Cindy Zuo
Marketing Manager
Clare Tayt
Head of Corporate & ESG
Damian Di Donato
Analyst
Floyd Crocker
CFO
Gene Hoffmann
General Manager - Facilities
Jacqui Dowling
Senior Legal Counsel
Loren Thanyakittikul
Head of Design
Megan Hondromatidis
General Manager - Marketing & Communications
Leasa Franks
Executive Support Officer
Zach Davidson
Accounts Payable Manager
Peter Smith
General Manager - Development Delivery
Jennie Fojtik
Head of Operations
James Tintinger
Head of Technology
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    About Dan

    Founding Local alongside Matt in 2021 Dan is armed with over 20 years’ experience in the Australian real estate industry creating, structuring, funding, and delivering some of the country’s most iconic buildings. We’ve never seen him in a hat, but as the saying goes, he’s worn a few; development executive, adviser and corporate lawyer, and founding CEO of a national NDIS housing provider.
    Dan is incredibly passionate about strengthening communities by using our homes to deliver positive social change.

    About Matt

    Following 17 years in the property industry, Matt co-founded Local with Dan in 2021. Matt’s career has seen him structure and fund over $4bn of developments. He’s been in the Australian Build to Rent sector for the past 9 years and can be credited with the origination and delivery of over 3,000 apartments.
    Matt can’t wait to see the return of the classic Aussie community at Local, where your neighbours know your name and everyone feels welcome.