Aoyuan International’s Senior Management Team is dedicated to combining their years of local and international experience and expertise to create superior living, working, cultural and entertainment environments, creating a healthy lifestyle for the global market.
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Capital Bluestone Managing Director
Mr Fairfax is the Managing Director of Capital Bluestone, a division of Aoyuan International which specialises in joint venture partnerships with community based landowners across all property sectors. Through Ben’s leadership, Capital Bluestone’s vision is to deliver long term success and sustainability in the projects delivered for the wider Aoyuan International Group, whilst ensuring resilience and positive change in communities through well planned, integrated developments. Ben Fairfax was a founding partner of Capital Bluestone which was acquired by Aoyuan International in 2019.
Ben has Hons Degree in Construction Management at University of Technology and brings over 30 years of experience in all aspects of property development. These include land acquisition, civil engineering, town planning, master planning, legal and financial structuring, design and construction, marketing and sales and the overall project development delivery.
Ben’s experience in managing alliances with financial institutions and joint venture partners has included developments across a diverse range of property sectors including industrial, commercial, mixed use residential and retail, along master planned community town centres. Maintaining a Partnership approach has always been a core principal to his approach to Business. Ben’s understanding of the total property process from concept to completion has enabled him to drive growth and success across all property sectors.
Projects that Ben has been involved within the Group and prior to Aoyuan with include Woolooware Bay Town Centre, Veridian – Kogarah, Esplanade -Norwest, Wharf at Woolloomooloo, Rhodes Waterside-Mixed use Master planned Community, Regency Chatswood and Erskine Park Employment Hub.
Deputy Development Director
Matthew Crews is a property professional with over 30 years of experience in Australia and a brief roll in Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Aoyuan International, Matthew was with Capital Bluestone, Walker Corporation and Parkview for almost 25 years. At Aoyuan International, Matthew is currently responsible for the delivery of final stage of the company’s Woolooware Bay development comprising a sub-regional shopping centre, over 250 apartments, a hotel and a new club building for the Cronulla Sharks Football club.
Matthew has a wealth of experience in all aspects of development and project management and project delivery. He has a keen focus in creating a positive change to existing locations with the creation of well designed, environmentally conscious and friendly, healthy new communities.
Projects Matthew has been involved in include Woolooware Bay Masterplan – Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4, Rhodes Waterside, Balmain Cove, Clemton Park Village, Eastlakes Shopping Centre redevelopment, and Sur Mer hotel and apartments in Cronulla.
Senior Development Manager
For the past 14 years Frank Xuereb has been working in the Property Development industry, initially Capital Corporation which later joined forces with Bluestone to become Capital Bluestone and now with Aoyuan International as Senior Development Manager. Frank has successfully lead developments from initial concept design through to completion, managing consultants, authorities, leasing/sales process, tenant fitouts and contractors to deliver and handover development projects of various sizes and various industry sectors. The development projects delivered include large commercial office buildings, serviced apartments/hotels, mixed use developments, residential apartments and residential land subdivisions. Additionally, Frank has managed a number of planning proposals for commercial and mixed-use developments.
Prior to working with Capital Corporation, Frank worked in the Design and Construction industry, 24 years with Paynter Dixon followed by Grant Constructions and Watpac .
Most notably, Frank has worked on Esplanade Norwest, Woolooware Bay Town Centre, Excelsior College in Macquarie Park, OTTO Rosebery, 2 Burbank Corporate Norwest, Nexus Norwest and 15 Bourke Road Mascot.
Senior Development Manager and Senior Construction Project Manager
Darren Beasley is a construction and property professional with over 30 years of experience in Australia and Asia. Prior to joining Aoyuan International, Darren was with the Leighton Group, Lend Lease and Barclay Mowlem for almost 20 years. At Aoyuan International, Darren is responsible for all the design and construction elements of the Australian projects as well as managing individual developments.
Darren has a wealth of experience in all aspects of construction as a result of the various roles he has held as a contract, a client and representative of a client. He has maintained a successful record in handling various critical and challenging projects from initiation and steering them towards successful completion within set deadlines and specifications.
Projects Darren has been involved in include One30 Hyde Park, Perth Childrens Hospital, Ocean Park Hong Kong Redevelopment Project, Bullecourt Project in Ultimo, Sanctuary in Rumbulara, Maison 188 Maroubra, Mirabell Turramurra, Esplanade Norwest and Altessa 888 Gordon.
Senior Legal Counsel and Senior Capital Transactions Manager
Cindy Chen is the Senior Legal Counsel and Senior Capital Transactions Manager at Aoyuan International’s Sydney office. As Senior Legal Counsel, Cindy leads the legal, risk and compliance functions across Aoyuan Australia’s development projects and business disciplines. Prior to joining Aoyuan International, Cindy worked as a property and corporate lawyer advising property developers, government, corporate and private clients on legal matters across residential, office, retail, and other commercial sectors.
Now part of the Capital Transactions team at Aoyuan International, Cindy has built a successful track record leading highly complex transactions including acquisitions, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. She is known for her strategic commercial approach and ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.