A proud history
Over the past 34 years, The APP Group has continued to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
The APP Group was established in 1989 in Sydney and has gone on to build a national reputation and track record of supporting Australia’s most complex property and infrastructure projects. Our founders were Ian Munce, David Chandler and John Taylor.
From our humble beginnings as a small team of project managers under the banner of Australia Pacific Projects to our national presence today offering end to end services across the full asset capital investment lifecycle, The APP Group is proud to take the responsibility for creating a better future.
Our first ever project management engagement was a commercial building in the Sydney CBD at number 2 Market Street and today our largest engagements include the Victorian $11 billion North-East Link Tunnel Program, $6.3 billion Cross River Rail project in Brisbane and supporting Sydney’s $20 billion Metro projects.
Today our business is Australian owned and managed with a 550+ strong team across 10 offices nationally, servicing over 500 clients and over 800 projects annually.
Three decades of major milestones
|1989||Australia Pacific Projects founded by Ian Munce, David Chandler and John Taylor, later becomes APP|
|1990||Canberra office opens|
|1991||APP acquires risk management and audit consultancy AQUAS|
|1992||APP opens first international office in Indonesia|
|1995||APP secures The Star, Sydney and the Sydney Showgrounds at Sydney Olympic Park as major projects|
|1997||Victorian office opens|
|1998||Brisbane and Perth offices open|
|2000||Leading into the Sydney Olympics, APP supports several projects to build the sporting infrastructure required to host the games|
|2001||APP establishes a Property Advisory service offering|
|2003||Newcastle office opens|
|2006||APP provides services to the Melbourne Commonwealth Games|
|2008||APP establishes an Infrastructure Advisory offering|
|2010||APP supports the first of many Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix's|
|2012||APP acquires CI Australia (Chesterton International, NSW), specialising in commercial Real Estate and Transactions|
|2016||APP launches a Program Solutions service offering|
|2016||APP establishes a recruitment service offering branded as Appoint Consulting|
|2019||Valorem Advisory was founded by David Simpson, John McLuckie, Steven Bartlett, and Kathryn Coutts.|
|2021||APP is acquired by Five V Capital|
|2021||APP acquires Infrastructure Nation - a leading advisory and delivery partner specialising in Rail, founded by Richard Stewart|
|2021||APP partners with Victorian $11 billion North-East Link Tunnel Program in Victoria|
|2022||APP rebrands to The APP Group|
|2022||The APP Group acquires Valorem Advisory - a boutique strategic advisory business specalising in Transport projects, founded by David Simpson|
|2022||The APP Group acquires St. George Project Services - a leading project management business in Townsville founded by Luke St George|
|2023||The business consolidates AQUAS, Appoint Consulting, Valorem Advisory, Infrastructure Nation and St. George Project Services into one united brand - The APP Group.|
|2023||The APP Group announces its new Purpose: To create Property & Infrastructure leaders.|
|2023||The APP Group acquires specialist Defence consultancy Terra Schwartz.|