As specialist property developers who live and breathe the Central Coast, we intimately understand the significant potential of the region. We know what buyers are looking for and design considered places to live and work which are perfect for the Central Coast lifestyle. As one of the most heavily invested developers in the area, we are instrumental in driving the local market.
Conscious of positively contributing to communities, we create welcoming environments specifically designed for the people who desire to call this very special part of the world home. Our projects appeal to buyers who desire architecturally unique properties in premium locations with excellent future growth potential.
Being a medium sized business with the security of big business funding, this puts us in a strong financial position with long-term stability – something that’s immensely important for our buyers. Because we have the capability to develop projects without the need for bank finance, we can move quickly and seize unique opportunities, securing the region’s finest sites.
With a strong vision for the future, our projects make a lasting impact on the local market, set new benchmarks in quality and stand as an enduring testament to the exciting evolution of the Central Coast.
Hands-on founder Tony Denny and our Central Real family all live locally and have a vested interest in seeing the region grow and thrive. Working closely with leading architects and interior designers, we develop bespoke lifestyle-driven projects that enhance and enliven their surroundings.
Such is Tony’s enthusiasm for the area, he chose to indulge his other passion, classic cars, by creating the Gosford Classic Car Museum, one of the world’s largest of its kind. The venture highlights his belief in the region as a wonderful place to live, visit and enjoy, with plenty of recreational attractions to keep people entertained.
“The Central Coast Region is one of the most beautiful in the world and I have always believed in its incredible potential. Central Real are committed to playing an integral part in the long overdue growth that the region is currently experiencing and we are excited to be providing quality residences in magnificent surroundings. I am extremely proud to call the Central Coast home.”
Founder, Central Real
Founder & Managing Director
The Founder of Central Real, Tony Denny is a successful entrepreneur who recognises the enormous potential of the Central Coast. His numerous property development sites are testament to his unwavering belief in the region. Tony spent decades in Eastern Europe establishing his company AAA Auto from the ground up. Through hard work and astute business acumen the company experienced exponential growth before being taken public and finally being sold to private equity. Further highlighting his passion for the Central Coast, Tony established the internationally renowned Gosford Classic Car Museum, one of the largest privately owned car collections in the world.
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed Central Real’s Chief Executive Officer in 2015, Richard was formerly responsible for the set up and operation of a leading franchise’s Central Coast commercial office, taking it from concept to a market-leading force in just four years. As a respected industry identity known for his leadership expertise, Richard has extensive experience in strategic property investment, development, acquisition and divestment. His passion for the area and its growth as a regional centre is at the forefront of Richard’s focus. His significant achievements include the sale of more than $300m of commercial industrial property along with blue chip asset management portfolios.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Michelle brings to the team a decade of experience in marketing luxury residential homes and apartments on the Central Coast. She displays a precise understanding of the market and its influencing factors, skilfully negotiating sales within a fluctuating environment and selling some of the most sought-after beachside and acreage properties on the coast. Michelle is passionate about creating stylish, liveable spaces and with many years at the forefront of the real estate market she understands how local buyers wish to live. Believing that passion, vision, hard work and the right team are vital for success, she is committed to showcasing quality architecture in magnificent surroundings.
Andrew McSwan has worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years, on complex projects across many industry sectors. Beginning his career as an architectural draftsperson, he transitioned into Project Management and then completed a Bachelor of Construction Management. Responsible for managing all stages of property development from concept through to completion, Andrew has comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the development and project management process, gained from both a hands-on and management perspective. Skilfully managing the project team’s performance, his in-depth knowledge of strategic planning and stakeholder management, including the appointment of design consultants and contractors, ensures project success.
Aidan has an intimate knowledge of the intricacies and complexities of the design and construction process. He’s passionate about working with industry experts to bring outstanding projects to fruition. Exceptionally well acquainted with the Central Coast and its unique local market, Aidan received the Young Business Executive Award for Erina/Gosford City Chamber of Commerce in 2013. Working in the industry for about a decade, he has a Bachelor of Construction Management to his name. Aidan’s insight into the important foundations of project management are an invaluable asset to the company, and his meticulous planning and risk management skills have resulted in the successful delivery of more than $55m worth of construction projects.
Allanah is responsible for supporting both the Sales and Marketing and Development/Project Management teams to help ensure a smooth development process. Experienced in various aspects of real estate from residential leasing to coordinating residential renovations, she is certified in Business Administration and is currently completing her Bachelor of Real Estate and Commerce. Passionate about property with an intimate local market knowledge, Allanah prides herself on her strong organisational and communication skills. She is an ambitious, driven professional with a keen eye for detail and strong problem-solving abilities.
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Ashleigh Barnett brings an energetic, enthusiastic approach to her role as Sales & Marketing Coordinator within the growing Central Real team. Ashleigh’s commitment to a high standard of customer service was honed after spending many years living overseas working in the travel industry before following her passion into real estate in 2010. Now, with extensive property sales and marketing experience behind her, Ashleigh has an intimate understanding of the local property market and its people and a devotion to the area. She prides herself on providing an outstanding calibre of client care and has a driven determination to build and maintain strong working relationships, with the goal of creating clients for life.
Morgan Brown has extensive national project management experience to his name, having worked in a variety of complex and demanding construction environments. Along with his careful consideration for budgets and timeframes, Morgan’s eye for detail has been a driving factor in the successful delivery of a vast array of projects.
Combining his Bachelor of Construction Management degree and wide-ranging on-site experience, Morgan possesses an in-depth understanding of the construction process and methodologies.
He has intimate knowledge of stakeholder engagement throughout the various stages of development, from inception to completion. Involved in projects of all sizes, Morgan brings to the team a wealth of industry insight and innovation.
Interior Designer & Space Planner
Chez Rands is an Interior Designer and Space Planner with more than 25 years of experience in both the international and Australasian markets. This includes the planning and interior design of large residential developments and award-winning hotels for Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Quay Grand, Quay West and Sebel. She has worked on developments in Brisbane, Dubai, Greece, London, Melbourne, New Zealand, Perth and Sydney, which included working with the offices of renowned architects Renzo Piano and Philippe Robert. Her design philosophy stresses a close link between the disciplines of architecture and interior design.
Ben James brings a wealth of industrial construction project and site management experience to his Project Manager role with Central Real. A mechanical engineering background coupled with formal project management training and expertise in professional services allows him to meaningfully engage with stakeholders at all levels. Ben has proven delivery capabilities against tight timelines in diverse sectors such as retail, food, pharmaceutical and chemical. He skilfully manages multi-disciplined teams to undertake complex infrastructure and construction work packages, incorporating machinery installation, commissioning and handover. Showcasing his talent for monitoring performance against milestones, he ensures no detail is overlooked. Ben draws great satisfaction from achieving a client’s vision, developing resourceful solutions throughout the project lifecycle in order to overcome any scope changes and challenges along the way.
Reporting to the Group CEO, Emma Kennedy brings a high level of dedication and organisation to her role as Group Administrator for both the Central Real and Central Construct teams. With more than 10 years of experience in customer service, sales, HR and office management, Emma’s extensive experience extends across all areas of the business. Tenacious by nature, if Emma doesn’t have an answer to something immediately you can rest assured she’ll make it her business to solve it promptly. Highly process driven with a can-do attitude, one of Emma’s greatest strengths is making sure she keeps the team in line. She ensures that systems are implemented efficiently and policies and procedures are adhered to, guaranteeing that everyone and everything is running smoothly within the organisation.
As a Project Manager for Central Real, Noel Harland puts to use the diverse skills and insightful knowledge he has acquired throughout the four decades he’s spent working his way up through the building and construction industry. During his carpentry joinery apprenticeship, Noel worked for a leading Sydney builder and after completion he started his own building business undertaking extensions and renovations. He then diversified into maintenance and defect rectification work for commercial builders and was later invited to supervise the restoration of a number of heritage homes and buildings in Newcastle, further honing his expertise. In 2010 Noel was approached by a Central Coast builder to help manage numerous projects in rural NSW, which ultimately led to a Supervisor position overseeing the construction of new homes in the Newcastle area. This culmination of broad industry experience makes him an invaluable asset to Central Real.