Defining City Skylines

Little Projects is a multi-faceted property development business focused on delivering innovative and high quality residential and commercial property solutions.

Little Projects has enjoyed successes in commercial, land subdivision and inner-city lifestyle developments. The company’s core competency lies in its ability to purchase inner-city commercial and industrial sites and redevelop them into outstanding residential communities.

A commitment to quality, strong financial investment and the best people in the industry demonstrates our confidence in the value of each and every project.

Little Projects has established itself as Melbourne’s premier private developer delivering over 1,870 apartments and townhouses across inner city Melbourne.

Be Assured, we deliver superior quality lifestyle developments.

Our People

Meet the great minds behind Little Projects.

Paul Little AO

Paul Little AO

Chairman


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Paul Little AO

Paul Little AO Chairman

Mr Paul Little is the Chairman of Little Group and Little Projects.

Mr Little was the Managing Director of Toll Holdings’ from 1986 to 2012. Whilst Toll traces its history to the 19th century, the present management team developed the company into the Asian Region’s pre-eminent provider of integrated logistics services. Toll is ranked within the top 50 of the ‘ASX Top 150 Listed Companies’. Paul Little remains the largest private shareholder in the Group.

Mr Little won the inaugural Trans-Tasman Business Leader Award in 2005, the CA / Zurich Business Leader Award in 2002, and led a team that achieved significant growth for Toll Holdings shareholders well prior to the Group listing in 1993. In 2008, Mr Little was awarded the Doctor of Business honoris causa by RMIT University.

In 2010, Mr Little was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Special Responsibilities

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT)
Ian Hanley

Ian Hanley

Finance Director


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Ian Hanley

Ian Hanley Finance Director

Ian is the General Manager of Operations and Finance at the Little Group.

Ian brings diverse experience to our business from more than 25 years in the accounting profession with roles including Chief Executive of a major accounting firm, Partner and Specialist Advisor.

Ian has worked with numerous and varied businesses advising on financing, taxation, business acquisitions, management and operations.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Bachelor of Economics (Monash)
  • Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning
Paris Lechte

Paris Lechte

Construction Director


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Paris Lechte

Paris Lechte Construction Director

Paris Lechte is responsible for the construction of every Little Project.

With a penchant for design, project management, innovation and quality, Paris invests his 20 years of experience in the property development, building and construction industries into delivering a significant pipeline of new developments at Little Projects.

Paris is focused on the whole Design and Construction process – from concept design of exciting and cutting edge developments to the management of construction through to completion.

Paris brings a true depth of experience to his role; from multi-million dollar residential and commercial towers to the roll out of entire precinct infrastructure including parkland, roads, promenade, retail spaces and lifestyle zones. He has been involved in both low and high-density housing as well as low-rise and high-rise commercial developments.

A keen fly-fisherman, golfer and Hawthorn Football Club member, Paris balances his working life with keeping fit and spending time with his family.

Leighton Pyke

Leighton Pyke

Development Director


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Leighton Pyke

Leighton Pyke Development Director

With a diverse background across the property industry, Leighton is a lateral thinker. Combining academia with sound industry experience in Architecture and Property Development, Leighton focuses on the underlying fundamentals of a development project with a keen interest in a property’s schematic design and feasibility analysis.

Leighton’s architectural knowledge and eye for detail adds depth to his capacity to understand the design of a project when converting it from a feasibility to a built product.
Leighton knows his way around a feasibility like no other and is able to take these numbers and translate them into innovative built form.

With a rare blend of commercial and design acumen, Leighton gives Little Projects a depth of understanding of a properties viability in a market where many projects are struggling to get off the ground.

Leighton has a commitment to pushing the envelope and finding unique opportunities for new projects, particularly within the acquisition phase.

Peter Timms

Peter Timms

Senior Development Manager


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Peter Timms

Peter Timms Senior Development Manager

Peter brings over 40 years of industry experience to his senior role at Little Projects.

As a senior executive of Central Equity Ltd. for almost 20 years, Peter was a pioneer in selling ‘off the plan’ apartment developments in Melbourne. Peter was a Director of the property management company with a property portfolio of over 3,500 apartments under management and 8,000 owners corporation members.

Before joining Little Projects, Peter was a senior development manager for MAB Corporation involved with the development of New Quay at Docklands and responsible for the Harbour One apartment project.

Peter has been involved with all areas of apartment development and ongoing management and brings unique experience to his valued role with Little Projects with a keen focus on developing sustainable apartment developments.

He is also a registered valuer, holds a Real Estate Agents licence and is a vocal Collingwood supporter.

Kellie Fitzgerald

Kellie Fitzgerald

Financial Controller

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Kellie Fitzgerald

Kellie Fitzgerald Financial Controller

Kellie is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business. She brings 17 years’ experience to her role as financial controller at Little Projects.

She commenced her career in public practice providing high level advice on accounting, taxation, and business services.  Kellie specialised in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and investment before transitioning into the corporate sector.

Joining Little Projects in 2012, Kellie’s key responsibilities include working with the finance team managing the core day-to-day financial operations of the business.

She enjoys spending time with her family, catching up with friends, baking and is an avid crows supporter.

David Raulli

David Raulli

Senior Project Manager


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David Raulli

David Raulli Senior Project Manager

David brings over 15 years of experience across the construction and property development industry to his role as Senior Project Manager.

Since commencing work at Little Projects in 2007, David has overseen the successful completion of a range of projects including Bunnings in Hawthorn, Local apartments in Stawell Street Richmond, and Halo apartments in St Kilda.

David is involved with key Little Projects’ developments from inception to completion and successfully managed the delivery of  Central South Yarra.

Jessica Dakis

Jessica Dakis

Project Manager


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Jessica Dakis

Jessica Dakis Project Manager

Jessica has more than 10 years’ experience in the property and construction industry with a key role at Little Projects as project manager. She manages every aspect of the building process from start to finish, including initial design planning and documentation, through to budget and project handover.

Previously, she has worked for both a contractor and a project management consultancy on a range of different commercial, residential and retail projects. Her role at Sweett Group exposed her to projects with a high level of finish, while her position as project engineer at Monaco Hickey and Probuild provided her with a holistic approach across all aspects of management.

The roles have given her a unique edge and a two-pronged understanding of the requirements of both contractor and client, which she brings together in her role at Little Projects. Jessica has a double degree in Planning and Design, as well as Property and Construction (Hons), with a strong eye for detail and ability to create a superior finish.

As a Mount Buller devotee, she loves winter, and has been lucky to ski various mountains around the world when time has permitted. When she’s not hitting the slopes, she’s hot on the trend trail following her favourite interior design blogs.

Our Professional Affiliations

LITTLE GROUP

Little Projects is proudly part of the Little Group, a business endeavour founded in 2006 by Australian businessman Paul Little AO.

Little Group pursues opportunities with passion and pride within industries we feel we can make substantial and long-term difference through our efforts, our service and our resources.

Little Group currently operates within the areas of Property, Technology, Passenger Transport, Philanthropy, and Aviation.

Discover more about the Little Group at little.com.au

 

Little Group

Little Real Estate

With a focus on delivering property management services of the highest quality in the country, Little Real Estate is Australia’s largest independently owned real estate agency.

With over 21,000 properties currently under management, the organisation has 23 offices and over 380 team members dedicated to property management with a focus on return on investment.

Little Real Estate manages the leasing campaigns for Little Projects developments. As our exclusive leasing partner Little Real Estate works closely with our team to lease and manage properties for our clients.

 

Little Real Estate