Responsibilities and Expertise:
With more than 25 years of experience overseeing all aspects of Shopping Centre Management, Operations, Leasing, Investment Sales and Marketing, Steven Bridges established The First Group and its subsidiary businesses, Retail First, Offices First and Commercial First.
Together with David Bull and YFG Shopping Centres, Steven established The First Group and within 12 months of its operation, the company had diversified from Shopping Centre Management to Commercial Leasing and then to serviced office facilities.
Steven Bridges contributed to Australia’s property industry through appointments as National Committee Member of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, Queensland Chairman of the Australian Council of Shopping Centres and as an Executive Committee member of the Property Council of Australia.
In 2012 Steven also had the honour of receiving the President’s Award which is an individual award recognising outstanding performance in the Retail sector presented by the Property Council of Australia.
A leading advocate of seven-day trading in South-East Queensland, Steven also represented the Property Council of Australia in successfully lobbying the Queensland Government to introduce extended trading hours from 1 August 2002.
Recognised for past investment sales achievements including the $104 million sale of Toowong Village, $62.5 million sale of Aspley Hypermarket and $83 million sale of Australia Fair.