Enrich Realty Group in collaboration with Growland and EZ Australia hosted an exclusive evening preview for selected friends and potential customers showcasing Melbourne’s latest super condominium apartment that will change the meaning of luxury living in Australia.
Dubbed ‘sky garages’, this latest 20-storey property development by Growland, Neue Grand – Australia’s First Sky Garage Residence – is set to join New York, Dubai and Singapore in providing facilities that allow residents to park their expensive wheels in their luxurious condo next to the living rooms. This is made possible by transporting the vehicles via lifts with state-of-the-art German engineering technology.
Rothelowman Architects will work with buyers to individually tailor their tastes and requirements; ensuring that these soon to be called homes will construct their own strands of unique building DNA. Among the 30 VIPS were the CEO of Growland, Ronald Chan; Managing Director of Enrich Property, Hubert Jahja; CEO of EZ Magazine, Ping Chng; Charlie Xu, David Chandler, David Liao,Toni El-Helou, Christina Chia, Dr Giovanni Butera, Huy Chau, Jeremy Goh and Ester Choi etc.
Following his memorable, sold-out solo recital at the lavish Ian Potter Sound Gallery in Monash, CHTNetwork spoke briefly with pianist-composer Benjamin Martin, who the great American pianist John Browning called “the young Horowitz” by. When asked how Martin successfully blends contrasting sounds, his eyes lit up. “I try to think of painting different sounds. And as Horowitz puts it, “A pianist need not be confined to watercolours. One can be an oil painter too.”
Yet why do some find classical music boring? “That’s actually becoming an old-fashioned idea”, he says.
He believes the term classical needs to be reimagined – “It takes great imagination and an element of risk-taking on the part of the performer to convey truth, and if any of those elements are absent, your audience switches off. Art’s not about being safe”.
What about musical influences? “Meeting Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood was definitely a pivotal moment for me in my youth. His conducting classes were especially instructive and rhythmic.”
I then asked how one balances playing and composing? “With composing it’s ultimately necessity that motivates you. The moment you’re gripped by a spell of creativity you just must go with it. Playing and composing are entirely different disciplines”
And the future of classical music? “As the great cellist Anner Bylsma (who just passed away) said, “Music is so miraculous, when it happens. For instance, you’re sitting in a room with your friends. You’re playing Ravel’s String Quartet – a wonderful piece. Suddenly the walls seem to disappear. You don’t think about your colleagues or your friends anymore. Something happens in the room. I find it mysterious, it suddenly is beautiful. You can’t force it, it happens.”
Below is a link to Benjamin Martin’s arrangement and live performance of Ary Barroso’s ‘Brazil’: soundcloud.com/benjamin-martin-974049038/martin-barroso.
在莫纳什华丽优雅的Ian Potter Sound Gallery音乐厅举行了一场令人难忘、座无虚席的独奏会后，CHTNetwork与钢琴兼作曲家Benjamin Martin进行简短访谈。美国伟大的钢琴家John Browning将Martin誉为“年轻的大师霍洛维茨(Horowitz)”。当被问及他是如何成功将形形色色的声音融合一起，Martin的眼睛亮了起来。“我试着描绘出不同的声音。正如霍洛维茨所说，“钢琴演奏家不必局限于水彩画。一个人也可以成为一名油画家。”
The Australian property development landscape is a vibrant and challenging business environment that at times can seem too “fast and furious”. Despite the property market’s volatility, the industry continuously invites both seasoned investors and brave souls to venture in its ‘highs’ and ‘lows’. The market is affected by a myriad of factors at any point in time, some of which are semi-predictable – such as decisions relevant to the timing, acquisition costs, marketing, value optimisations and consultant hiring process in preparation for a property sale. Despite our best efforts to account for them, the property market will always be plagued with unpredictable factors such as shifting policies on government property regulation, taxation, inflation and consumer confidence etc.
Property developers are often misunderstood by the community to be a grubby and unscrupulous bunch whose sole aim is to make a profit. However, this biased view could not be further from the truth. Not many can appreciate the magnitude of risks and challenges that a competent property developer has to overcome in order to provide a quality, affordable and sustainable housing supply to the community at large.
This is where the Australian Property Developers Association (APDA) Inc comes to play. The organisation was established a decade ago by a handful of young and emerging property developers, industry insiders and professionals, that has since grown to encompass over a thousand guests and members. Today, APDA has played host to some of the most well-known names and brands in the local property development community.
The organisation aims to represent emerging, up-and-coming property developers and professionals who see value in community networking, exchanging information and friendly collaboration amidst an ever-challenging landscape. APDA also aims to represent the property development industry when it comes to influencing state and federal government policies whilst maintaining ethical standards of operation amongst its members.
As a testament of its value and contribution to the community, APDA Inc. is supported and sponsored by some of the most well-known brands both within and external to the property and development sector. Some of these involve CBRE, Urbis, Pitcher Partners, Best Hooper Lawyers, Payton, DLX Creative and your contemporary luxury publisher, EZ Australia.
Whether you are already heavily invested in the property development industry or are enthusiastic to begin, feel free to join us as a member or attend one of APDA’s functions by reserving your tickets to our upcoming events. For more information, please visit our official website at: http://www.apda.org.au or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.