An All-Star Team of Project Consultants
Konzepte Melbourne brings together a team of architects, designers and thinkers from across three cities: Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and Phnom Penh. Our carefully assembled, inter-disciplinary team of experts combines an extensive body of technical knowledge with an intrinsic intercultural intelligence. Thus, we create outcomes which respond to very specific needs of the environments we operate in and the communities whom we serve.
Our work spans typologies, scales, and domains, and we draw inspiration from a multitude of fields, reaching across disciplines to extend our collective learnings through all our projects. Our experience in a variety of markets and cultures also means that we’re able to take the best of cutting edge know-how and couple that with time-tested, local techniques to create an effective hightech-lowtech synthesis.
Beyond Bricks and Mortar
We are as invested in the way buildings work and the outcomes they facilitate as we are in the way they look. Because we think conditionally, environmentally and situationally, our preoccupations go beyond the realm of mere concrete and steel. While form and aesthetics are powerful and intentional by-products of effective design, our priority is to create the best possible conditions to enable communities to thrive.
Creating Measurable Value
We create spaces and build environments that work hard. Our interest lies in an expanded bottomline - generating value that is multi-dimensional, over and above strong financial outcomes. This often means developing in-house/ client-specific/context- specific metrics to assign value to less tangible yet significant yields, such as how healthy our buildings are to live in, how intuitive they are to navigate, what greater productivity their spaces engender, and what richness of community life they foster.
We believe in a value ecosystem - in creating spaces that return financially, build identity, and empower communities.
Great design demands critical thinking. That’s why we value the processes that enable it - from the way our teams are assembled, to the tools that we use, to the narratives we reference. At Konzepte, design, strategy, and craft coalesce through an inclusive, discursive design process. Ideas are openly interrogated across disciplines before they are methodically documented and carefully deployed.
This means that whether we are undertaking strategic urban scale planning, rethinking housing, or developing new typologies for healthcare, ideas are put through a rigorous process of innovating, questioning and prototyping, resulting in powerful design outcomes.
Design is not a mythical act nor is it sleight of hand; it is never detached nor accidental. Rather, it is a process of connecting intentional choices and well-considered actions. It is constantly informed by both tangible and intangible input, and motivated by the desire to arrive at impactful outcomes.
We are a thinking practice. We ask good questions to initiate curious ideas, which go on to solve big issues.
Bringing Ideas Together
Partnership remains at the heart of all that we do - with our clients, their clients, and ultimately the communities who live, work and play in the environments that we create. Often our role is one of a curator: assembling the right minds and expertise, and enabling cross-disciplinary dialogue around a shared outcome. Our process facilitates a design marketplace where a healthy exchange of ideas and knowledge can occur.
CCN Consulting is a specialist retail property management consulting group with with vast experience in retail development, retail masterplanning, retail design and architecture, leasing and retail delivery both in Malaysia and abroad.
The team brings to the party a wealth of knowledge spanning 40 years in their field, having worked with some of the most internationally recognised retail developers in the world such as Westfield’s and Lend Lease both in Malaysia and abroad.
CCN Consulting has established long term relationships and credibility with both local and international brands, as well as the trust and respect of many developers and owners.
They understand the challenges of retail development and are passionate about keeping abreast of the ever changing demands of the retail environment and the impact on the community, the retailers and the owners.
In a very competitive arena, CCN Consulting are confident that the combined knowledge, and hand’s on experience of their specialist team puts them in the unique position to 'get it right'.
Jimmy Chiam Director
In the highly competitive retail industry, Jimmy’s wealth of experience spanning 30 years has made him a specialist in the business of strategic planning, development marketing and retail leasing.
Jimmy was instrumental in the successful retail development of Suria KLCC in the key role of the head of retail planning and leasing. Under his supervision, Suria KLCC flourished into a significant retail landmark in Malaysia. During his tenure with KLCC, Jimmy was seconded by Westfield Australia to advise on the development of their high end luxury fashion mall in Bondi Junction, Sydney.
Jimmy has grown an enviable portfolio with CCN Consulting which includes high profile projects from both regional and international markets. Notable projects abroad under CCN Consulting were Stanley Plaza, Hong Kong, Wisma Atria, Singapore and Rodamco Plaza, Seoul, South Korea.
Jimmy understands the importance of trade mix. He is adept in identifying suitable retail categories, ensuring the best retailers in those categories and securing them in the appropriate locations so as to meet market needs.
Richard Parker Associate Director
Richard's architectural, engineering and interior design skills have been supplemented by over 18 years experience in mechanical engineering and building services for various projects including casino's, high rise office buildings, health and educational institutions, and hotels.
His work in conceptual design, space planning, retail theming, corporate retail imaging, and retail merchandising have been successfully utilised in projects such as Suria KLCC Malaysia and The Gardens Midvalley Malaysia, The Myer Shopping Centre / Tops themed retail in Brisbane, Mc Whirter’s Festival Market Place Brisbane, Broadway on the Mall Brisbane, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Gold Coast, Queensland.
As an advisor to state government, local council and planning business development in local communities, Richard has a strong understanding of the importance of ‘place - making’ and is passionate about providing experiential and interactive consumer environments.
Annette Carroll Associate Director
A Retail Designer with 30 years in the field of shopping centre master planning and design, retail design management, and retail tenancy delivery.
Her career has seen her working Chadstone Shopping Mall Australia for the Buchan Group, Australia’s largest retail architectural practice on, and later with Westfield, Australia’s largest shopping centre developer.
After being seconded by Westfield Australia in 1996 to set the retail design standards for Suria KLCC, Annette has spent the last 20 years working in Malaysia as the head retail design manager for Suria KLCC and various other malls including The Gardens Midvalley, Atria Shopping Gallery, and Komtar JBCC.
Annette has gained respect in the industry for her diplomatic approach towards achieving a 'Win Win' scenario, and for her understanding of the importance of good planning and 'place-making'.
Hostastay is a premier Malaysia homestay management company that provides a full hospitality package to significantly boost rental incomes. HostAStay empowers short-stay management companies by:
- Maximising room rates
- Minimising operation cost
- Optimising resources
- Acquiring more guests and units
- Enhancing guest experience
- Professional photography services
- Operators training
- Quality control
- Holiday Velvet
- Abritel Groupe
- Euroflat Apartments
- Apartments Apart
- Cities Reference
Jordan Oon Chief Executive Officer
The Brains of HostAStay. With his vast experience on startups, strategic partnership of the IT Platform, Companies and Management, he has won several awards as a leader as well as an entrepreneur. With the dream of making Malaysia an international tourism hotspot, Jordan begins the journey from raising the standards and revolutionizing Malaysia’s HomeStay services for guest as well as the host.
JL Facilities Management Sdn Bhd was incorporated and is formed solely for management of high end Strata Properties.
As a professional management company, JL Facilities Management Sdn Berhad have since managed and handed over more than 2,000 units of Strata Title Properties.
The company believes strongly in its management principle and emphasize its efforts through quality standards, implementing the ISO principles. The company strives on transparency, good cash flow management and providing excellence customer services at all times.
We are dedicated to help developers, owners and management corporations in upgrading their services and enhancing the values of the property through our proven management system.Service provided:
- Management of Newly Completed Strata Properties
- Formation of Management Companies
- Policies, checklists and documentation control
- Accounting system and database
- Maintenance Services
- Appointment of competent contractors
- Preparation of tenders, job scope etc
- Check and balance
- Feasibility Studies
- Service charges and sinking fund consideration
- Cash flow management
- Breakeven analysis
- Standards requirement
Jeffrey has been in the property industry for more than 15 years. An ex staff of Sunrise Berhad and Bolton Berhad both property based public listed companies. Jeffrey’s understanding of the management principles and laws on the Strata Title Act has helped the company in providing clients with the best of its management skills.
Ty has been in this field for as long as Jeffrey. Ty was Sunrise Bhd, Property Maintenance Mgr working with Jeffrey during the early 1990s and later joined a few reputable companies holding similar position. With a Civil Engineering Diploma, Ty has helped many JMC/MC in their operations.