We invest in innovative precincts that assist in meeting the long-term community needs in the areas they sit

Our People

Kris Daff

Kris Daff
Managing Director

Kris is Managing Director of Make Ventures. He has over 15 years in the industry and holds both a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science from The University of Melbourne. Before Make, Kris gained extensive development experience with Docklands Authority, Sunland and was a Director of Evolve Development.

Kris has hands-on experience in all the important processes and challenges that arise throughout the development cycle, starting with initial development research andopportunity identification, obtaining finance and planning approvals, through to development delivery and the management of sales and marketing activities.

Matt Ablethorpe

Matt Ablethorpe
Chief Investment Officer

Matt is Chief Investment Officer of Make Ventures. He has over 12 years in the industry and holds both a Bachelor of Planning & Design and Bachelor of Property Construction with Honours from The University of Melbourne. Matt is a qualified Valuer and associate of the Australian Property Institute.

Before Make, Matt worked within a private property consultancy and valuation practice and within the ISPT Development and Opportunity Funds. In this capacity, Matt was responsible for site acquisition assessment, financial modelling, feasibility and risk analysis, due diligence and project strategy implementation including design, planning, stakeholder engagement, sales and marketing coordination and project delivery.

Alex Kennedy
Senior Property Analyst

Alex is a Chartered Accountant with 9 years in the property industry and holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and a Graduate diploma in Property Valuation from RMIT.

Before MAKE, Alex worked for Coles Property Developments as an Investment Manager and Senior Property Analyst focussing on retail property strategy, site acquisition, development feasibility, disposal and investment management. Prior to Coles Alex spent 6 years at Deloitte in Melbourne and the UK working in Audit and Restructuring Services specialising in financial services and real estate.

Robyn Lukstin
Development Manager

Robyn has over 14 years’ experience across both statutory and strategic planning across a wide range of projects in both public and private sector roles. Prior to MAKE, Robyn worked for a range of developers and landowners, managing growth area land projects and major mixed use and infill projects where she was responsible for managing planning approval and VCAT preparation processes.

As Development Manager, Robyn’s role will see her managing and overseeing a range of statutory and strategic planning projects within the MAKE portfolio including urban infill, infill and greenfield developments. Robyn holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc), Planning from RMIT.

Tom Anderson
Project Manager

Tom has more than 15 years experience in environmental consulting across a wide range of projects in both public and private sector roles.

As Project Manager, Tom provides specialist environmental advice and co-ordination services across the MAKE Portfolio. Tom holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science from The University of Melbourne.

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