Mike Donnelly - Trenert Expert Property Consultants Brisbane & Gold Coast


Mike Donnelly


Mike Donnelly is spearheading the growth of Trenert as it continues to build its impressive portfolio of developments, property, commercial fit outs, development management and planning.

Working closely with Trenert Director Peter Priest on the development and execution of the business’ long-term strategies and execution of its vision, Mike’s responsibilities include:

  • P&L oversight for the business
  • project direction
  • ensuring strategic goals are being met and risks are assessed and mitigated
  • managing the Trenert team and consultants

Mike joined Trenert off the back of five years as Defence Housing Australia’s National Director, Apartment Programme and Living Off Base where he managed developments generating in excess of $1Bn in revenues. He was also in control of DHA’s Queensland Land Division where he directed all subdivisions across the state.  In 2018, one of Mike’s key developments, Liv Apartments in WA, also won the UDIA State Design Excellence Award.

Prior to DHA, Mike led development and construction teams in Australia, Asia Pacific and the Middle East to deliver residential, commercial and land projects valued between $6 million and $3 billion. Companies with which he has worked include LendLease, Stockland, Investa, DHA, Nakheel (UAE), and Tameer (UAE).

Mike has dedicated his 30-plus year career to the property industry and to identifying and mentoring emerging talent across construction, development, marketing and sales. He is an acknowledged industry leader and has sat on the judging panel for the UDIA Design Excellence Awards for the past three years, in addition to his active role as a UDIA member.

Now Mike lends these years of diverse experience to Trenert, our partners and clients.

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