Episode 42 - It’s the Execution that Matters with Peter Kelly from Little Fish Property Developments

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Peter Kelly from Little Fish Property Developments. 

In this episode we talk about: 

  • ‘Little fish are sweet’ and we hear the story behind the name Little Fish Property Developments and the intentional warmth they have brought to the brand.  

  • Pete grew up in Wangaratta North East Victoria. After graduating high school he started Uni while he worked part-time at Australasian Shop Fitting.  

  • Realising that University wasn’t for him he started a shopfitting trade with his now business partner Mark.  

  • Fitting out for national clients meant Pete had to travel for up to 30 days at a time. He loved the team environment and working non-stop.  

  • After a few years Pete started a project management role within the company while studying a diploma in project management.  

  • The advantages of starting on the tools in the practical side of business and moving up into project management – his experience helped him to provide his shop-fitting team with that they needed to complete projects.  

  • Knowing that project management wasn’t the end game, Pete then pivoted and trained as a real-estate agent.  

  • During this time Pete gained the soft skills needed to interact with people. 

  • The importance of a strong support network. 

  • Little Fish Property Developments is owned by Pete, Ben and Mark – and we hear how they joined forces.  

  • ‘It’s the execution that matters’ – unless your execution is done well, it means nothing.  

  • Little Fish Property Developments manage projects for clients ranging from owners of sites, those looking for a build site and large investors wanting a hands-off approach.  

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Pete shares the multiple ways to approach property development and the differing results he has seen for their clients.  

  • The value of town planners and the essential role they play in the success of a property development, especially in their ability to mitigate risk.  

  • Pete loves that he can provide the network, trust and a foot in the door for their clients.  

  • Property development can be a high stakes game, and the time needed to dedicate to a development.  

  • We get down and dirty and discuss some of the issues Pete has seen in property developments.  

  • Pete defines the ‘dual-occ’ model and the start to finish model that Little Fish Property Developments implements.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Peter Kelly from Little Fish Property Developments. 


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