Profile

HGW Projects is a provider of specialist Project and Development Management services and was founded by Hugh Gretton-Watson in 2010.

Hugh has a bachelor of Applied Science and Construction Management from RMIT University, and draws on over fifteen years of property and development expertise in Europe and Australia wide. Hugh has a strong grounding in residential and commercial property development. He has developed many established relationships in the property industry and is fully committed to his clients and their objectives.

Our current portfolio of work has evolved from many of these industry contacts and client referrals, and with offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, we cover a range of residential, commercial and retail projects in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.

Our team of professionals pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ commercial objectives and expectations.  We take a client focused approach and offer our clients personalised attention and industry expertise to add value along every step of the journey from feasibility analysis to the successful delivery of a project.

Our integrity and passion for what we do permeates each of our projects, and our diverse client base and repeat business are testament to our industry knowledge and commitment.

HUGH GRETTON-WATSON - Managing Director

Hugh founded HGW in 2010, seeking to provide his clients with an independent, end-to-end advisory, resource and management service. His entrepreneurial flair, combined with over 16 years of solid, professional industry experience has been pivotal in allowing Hugh to transform the ambitious visions of his clients into a diverse range of high calibre, landmark projects.

Hugh’s expertise spans all facets of the development process from feasibility, finance and documentation through to strategy, tender process, marketing, management and delivery. His project outcomes are flawless and uncompromised, securing the best resources for his clients while also harnessing sound potential for capital growth. Widely respected for implementing the highest standards for his clients, Hugh has been a driving force in delivering leading residential and commercial projects across Australia and the UK.

With a portfolio of developments valued in excess of $1billion, Hugh’s projects include The Living Carlton portfolio of sites, Younghusband Woolstore regeneration, Parkville Luxury townhouses and numerous mixed use shopping precincts, hotels and hospitality ventures.

PETER ROBSON - Director

Peter’s comprehensive Development Management capability is underscored by a 15 year career history in Project & Construction Management. His experience and expertise combined with a passion for achieving outstanding results for his clients informs a meticulous, highly personalised and resourceful approach to every project.

Peter’s thirst for knowledge and desire to establish skill in all aspects of the property development process started at University, which paved the way for an early career in residential and mixed-use construction management with leading companies across Australia and the United Kingdom. The transition to client-based Project Management was a natural progression providing the opportunity to finely tune his design, construction procurement and delivery skills across a broad range of project types, objectives and risk profiles.

More recently, Peter was instrumental in the acquisition process of the $1B + Caulfield Village redevelopment and subsequently performed the key Development Management role on the first stages for the Joint Venture partners, achieving exceptional quality and financial outcomes. Peter has lead several large scale and boutique residential developments including Ashwood Chadstone Gateway and Riverwood Apartments.

As a Director of HGW Projects (VIC and NSW), Peter instills a culture of perseverance and a can-do attitude. He is an agile director, who uses his broad development and project management skills to lead by example and inspires his colleagues and clients with a committed, proactive approach that has forged respected relationships with the industry’s leading professionals.

GLEN ELSWORTH - Director

A consummate collaborator with over 13 successful years in the industry, Glen is a high-level listener and advisor with a sincere commitment to each client that has earned him the trust and respect of his many clients from every facet of the industry. With over 13 years experience in the retail, commercial, residential, entertainment and civil sectors, Glen now specialises in Retail Design and delivery. He goes beyond the conventional to deliver projects in live working environments that demand a meticulous eye for detail.

Glen’s hands-on and highly personalised approach to each project is heightened by the commitment and understanding he brings to stakeholder communication, engagement and management. Delivering key retail and residential projects for international clients in Australia, Macau, Singapore, Vietnam and China, Glen’s exposure to international markets has allowed him invaluable cultural insights and a remarkably diverse body of knowledge that informs an outstanding career.

Glen’s strategic business acumen, combined with an astute, design driven approach, has been pivotal in delivering some of Asia and Australia’s most advanced urban retail developments and landmark, mixed use precincts. With total values exceeding $6billion, his projects include Singapore’s famous Marina Bay Sands and in Australia, the Rhodes Waterside lifestyle precinct and Chatswood Chase and Warriewood Square Shopping Centres.