BEKL combines rich international experience with a modern, localised approach to development; the rebranding of Amazon Property Group’s Australian operation to BEKL in 2020 has seen a new generation advance the internationally-esteemed company’s values in a refined context.
Boasting a depth of experience across international business, finance and negotiation, development management and acquisitions, lifestyle curation and more, the founding team at BEKL provide the business with a holistic approach to development, underpinned by a solid foundation to achieve rapid expansion and continued growth.
BEKL is passionate about developing spaces that encourage people to indulge in their zest for life while connecting with the local community, a value that is an integral part of each development and its operation.
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Managing Director, BEKL
With a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in International Business from the University of Melbourne, Katherine is responsible for BEKL’s strategies, identifying opportunity and mitigating risk, and specialises in future-focused development management and strategic leadership.
Katherine’s projects are forged by identifying impending market demands. Observing the decreased demand within the commercial leasing sector during the series of Melbourne lockdowns, Katherine spearheaded the Curago Co-working Space projects. Recognising the upward trend of F&B in Melbourne post lockdown, Katherine also oversaw the acquisition of the renowned Charles Weston Hotel.
Within her very first year in industry, Katherine developed an 86-unit student
accommodation, the Masonic Residence project and a 14-unit residential development. An exemplary display of her keen attention to detail and innovative approach.
Katherine’s work ethos is underpinned by projects that presents maximum environmental sustainability and longevity. She is passionate about ground-breaking urban design and eco-conscious materials and how these can make a positive impact on the community.
Executive Director, BEKL
With an enviable experience in lifestyle curation and brand alignment, Eva has been instrumental in determining BEKL’s design-led approach to human experience. Her direction has elevated the brand and set it apart from its competitors, heralding a new era in Australian property development.
Hailing from a family with a wealth of experience in the construction and development industry, Eva innately understands the importance of quality. This appreciation for excellence aligns with BEKL’s unwavering commitment to high quality and longevity, and is apparent with Eden Oak Geelong, a retreat-style accommodation and event space which she successfully managed.
Through Eva’s keen interest in people and social impact, wellbeing has become an intrinsic part of BEKL’s approach, with an additional focus on the care for surrounding communities through strategic partnerships.
Director of Development, BEKL
Ricky has delivered over $140 million in developments throughout the last 10 years. His depth of experience in finance, negotiation, development management and acquisitions has been instrumental in the delivery of several complex and high-end luxury projects, including a $25 million luxury mansion in Toorak, a $40 million luxury apartment in Hawthorn, and a $70 million lifestyle hotel development in Carlton.
Having studied a Bachelor of Marketing at Monash University, Ricky has since been invited to sit on panel discussions at the university, using his own experience to educate and inspire students looking to begin developing their own career paths.
Ricky has propelled BEKL projects to standout successes, including seamless growth and success of BEKL’s upcoming mixed-used project with IHG’s VOCO Hotel and Vivére on Dorcas apartments. Holistically, Ricky carries primary responsibility for BEKL’s financial and technical operations and is highly regarded in the industry for his negotiation and networking skills.