About Us

Personnel

Hans Pearson (BBus, LLB) - Director

Hans conceived and implemented Gateway Project Partners in 2005. Gateway Project Partners has originated and executed successful on-airport property developments and has completed consultancy services for numerous metropolitan and regional airports in Australia and internationally. Hans is a market leader in airport property, being a regular contributor to conferences and publications about the sector.

Hans brings extensive experience in the acquisition, development, financing and management of property assets in various Australian markets across different property cycles, and has firm relationships with many of Australia's leading agency groups, developers, and consultants. Hans has acted variously as principal developer, investor, fund manager, project manager, and has completed land use and development planning work on airport, self storage and general commercial projects.

Hans holds a funds management license through his company Arrowfield Property Group (AFSL No.353500).

Hans Pearson CV

Rob Mactaggart (BBus), AAPI, MRICS - Director

Rob Mactaggart has wide experience in real estate including property development, portfolio management, real estate sales and acquisition, property marketing, master planning, corporate strategy, property valuation, feasibility analysis, and specialised real estate including airport real estate and self storage facilities.

After 15 years in commercial real estate sector, Rob joined Brisbane Airport Corporation in 1998, immediately after privatisation. Devising and implementing a unique airport real estate development strategy, from 1998 to 2010 Rob led BAC's landside planning, development and management business from a small portfolio to be valued in excess of $700m in 2010, outperforming listed benchmark property indexes during this time.

The experience Rob has gained has covered all facets of airport integration, landside planning and development, business attraction, and the integration of urban planning, landscape and public art into master planned mixed-use real estate development.

Identifying a lack of experienced landside advisors with extensive commercial and "hands on" development experience Rob established Mactaggart & Co Real Estate Advisory Group in mid-2010. In late 2011 Rob merged his airport advisory business with Gateway Project Partners.

Rob Mactaggart CV

Dr Doug Baker, Research Partner, Gateway Project Partners

Doug is a leading figure in the airport land use planning industry on a global level. Doug runs the Queensland University of Technology Aerotropolis Project and is an invited speaker and consultant at airports and industry functions around the world. Doug's particular expertise is land use planning analysis - having recently completed a study of more than 70 international airports for trends, and stakeholder analysis - having completed numerous stakeholder engagement consultancies at airports around the world.

Doug's expertise is particularly valuable for airports and airport-related property projects dealing with multiple stakeholders and their competing priorities for investment attraction and land use planning.

Dr Doug Baker CV

Taylor Gailey, Property Analyst

Taylor Gailey works with GPP Advisory on a full-time time basis while completing her final year at university degree.

Taylor is a final year Property Economics student at the Queensland University of Technology, with a first minor in Regional Town Planning and a second minor in Business Management. Taylor is an active member within the QUT community and is a member of the Next Generation Property Group, a student member of the UDIA, participated in the annual RICS Inter-University Challenge Moot Debates last year, and is involved annually with reviewing the QUT Property Economics Course with RICS representatives.

Taylor Gailey CV