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Paul Broad is Managing Director of Broad Property Research & Advisory Pty Ltd, based in Brisbane.
Paul Broad is Managing Director of Broad Property Research & Advisory Pty Ltd, based in Brisbane.

Completing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at UQ was instrumental in assisting Paul Broad to launch his own consultancy offering property research and advice to residential developers.

“When I commenced the degree I was working as a project manager for the former Queensland Department of State Development, managing a number of major infrastructure projects including the Brisbane Cruise Ship Terminal and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre,” he said.

“The range of topics covered in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning was very beneficial to that role and to my subsequent role as the Consultancy Manager for Matusik Property Insights, where I was involved in the master planning, design, feasibility and positioning of many residential projects.”

After eight years working for Matusik Property Insights Paul launched Broad Property Research & Advisory Pty Ltd, which is based in Brisbane.

As the Managing Director of the company, he works on all aspects of residential projects, including feasibility studies, population and demographic research, identification of products and target markets, competitor analysis, rental appraisals and pricing advice. 

“My company provides independent strategic advice and problem-solving for residential projects as well as undertaking pertinent research across the residential property sector,” Paul said.

“Our involvement is designed to help get a project right - from the start – through advice and direction as to the type of residential project best suited to the area's prevailing population and demographic characteristics, and the site's locational attributes.”

Paul enjoys the opportunities his work provides to travel, as well as meeting and working with a range of interesting people.

“It is very rewarding to see a project that I worked on at the feasibility stage become a building, to see people living in it, and to see how a good project can act as a catalyst for further development,” he said.

“My study at UQ helped me to develop skills in planning, research, assessment and analysis, which are key to my work.

“I am very grateful to have had some tremendous lecturers and tutors; the subject matter was interesting and the case studies and field trips were very relevant.

“I appreciate the industry contacts that my program facilitated and the opportunities it provided to work in a wide variety of fields.”

Since graduating, Paul has shared his experience in industry   through the delivery of several guest lectures for UQ students.

His advice to students is to “take the time to get to know your lecturers and tutors as well as the other students in your classes; work hard, as the harder you work the more opportunities come your way; grab every opportunity with both hands; and enjoy it!”Completing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at UQ was instrumental in assisting Paul Broad to launch his own consultancy offering property research and advice to residential developers.

“When I commenced the degree I was working as a project manager for the former Queensland Department of State Development, managing a number of major infrastructure projects including the Brisbane Cruise Ship Terminal and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre,” he said.

“The range of topics covered in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning was very beneficial to that role and to my subsequent role as the Consultancy Manager for Matusik Property Insights, where I was involved in the master planning, design, feasibility and positioning of many residential projects.”

After eight years working for Matusik Property Insights Paul launched Broad Property Research & Advisory Pty Ltd, which is based in Brisbane.

As the Managing Director of the company, he works on all aspects of residential projects, including feasibility studies, population and demographic research, identification of products and target markets, competitor analysis, rental appraisals and pricing advice. 

“My company provides independent strategic advice and problem-solving for residential projects as well as undertaking pertinent research across the residential property sector,” Paul said.

“Our involvement is designed to help get a project right - from the start – through advice and direction as to the type of residential project best suited to the area's prevailing population and demographic characteristics, and the site's locational attributes.”

Paul enjoys the opportunities his work provides to travel, as well as meeting and working with a range of interesting people.

“It is very rewarding to see a project that I worked on at the feasibility stage become a building, to see people living in it, and to see how a good project can act as a catalyst for further development,” he said.

“My study at UQ helped me to develop skills in planning, research, assessment and analysis, which are key to my work.

“I am very grateful to have had some tremendous lecturers and tutors; the subject matter was interesting and the case studies and field trips were very relevant.

“I appreciate the industry contacts that my program facilitated and the opportunities it provided to work in a wide variety of fields.”

Since graduating, Paul has shared his experience in industry   through the delivery of several guest lectures for UQ students.

His advice to students is to “take the time to get to know your lecturers and tutors as well as the other students in your classes; work hard, as the harder you work the more opportunities come your way; grab every opportunity with both hands; and enjoy it!” 

Last updated: Mar 20, 2014