Business News

Richard Pappas has been appointed as president as the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA president, as the outgoing head moves onto a national role.

Mr Pappas, managing director of Celsius Property Group, formally assumes the position today at UDIA’s AGM.

He has come into the job at a time where the industry group is expanding its remit to incorporate a broader spectrum of housing typologies.

Speaking to Business News, Mr Pappas said the member group represented the entire residential property industry rather than just land development.

“In the past there has been a [focus on] largely greenfield development, but equally back many years ago, most of Perth’s development was greenfield,” he said.

“UDIA’s representation across the housing continuum comes at a time where consumers are demanding a huge variety of accommodation, housing types from social housing, key worker accommodation to affordable housing, to rental accommodation to apartments to houses.”

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