The Team


Peter Clemesha, Executive Director
Peter Clemesha, Executive Director
Peter has over 35 years of commercial, residential and industrial property development experience and has held project and development management positions with some of Australia’s largest and most successful development and construction firms, including Leighton Properties, Kumagai (Aust), Leighton Contractors, East Asia Property Group, CRI Australia and Abacus Funds Management. His breadth of knowledge provides Avenor a holistic approach to both Avenor’s Development Services business, including advisory and management, as well as Avenor’s own projects.
James Paver, Managing Director
James Paver, Managing Director
James draws on an extensive career in institutional development and structured real estate finance, to drive the strategic growth of Avenor, and to ensure the success of Avenor’s projects. As an emerging leader in the Australian property industry, James has solidified Avenor’s presence in the market and has established a strong growth trajectory for the firm, its valued staff and its many partners.
Stephen Rayleigh, Development Advisor
Stephen Rayleigh, Development Advisor
Stephen has over 40 years of commercial property development experience in Australia and the United Kingdom. With over 21 years at the former Leighton Properties, Stephen’s projects included 80 Pacific Highway and 100 Pacific Highway in North Sydney; 486 and 472 Pacific Highway in St Leonards; 56 Delhi Road, North Ryde; 101 George Street, Sydney; 25 Smith Street and Eclipse Tower, Parramatta; Kings Square, Perth, as well as a range of projects in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Andrew Kyriacou
Andrew Kyriacou
Andrew brings over 20 years of industry experience from multinational investment, development and advisory firms, where he has led transformative projects valued in excess of $1.4 billion. Andrew has worked across a range of sectors, including commercial, retail, hospitality, health, pharmaceutical, education and residential. He is well-known for providing the guidance and project management required to create, maintain and lead collaborative teams. With expertise in project due diligence, planning, procurement and delivery, Andrew consistently meets and exceeds expectations.
Joseph Ravi
Joseph Ravi
Joseph’s development experience spans the eastern seaboard, as well as Western Australia, and includes complex and mixed-use urban renewal projects. He has a sound understanding of the full project lifecycle but specialises in acquisitions, project initiation, design development and management, stakeholder and authority management, project marketing, procurement and delivery management. Joseph’s key projects include White Bay Power Station, Glebe Island and Rozelle Bay, Midland Medical School and Curtin University Bus Interchange.
Greg Gould
Greg Gould
Greg has accumulated wide-ranging property experience in acquisition, development, investment, finance and advisory through roles at CityState Property, Legacy Property and Dunnet Properties, as well as being involved in development advisory services for institutional and private clients including NAB, Investec, Bankwest and Taylor Woodings. His property portfolio includes Montrose, North Sydney; Capital, Bondi Junction; Greenway Living Estate, Colebee; Crowle Estate, Meadowbank; 221 Miller Street, North Sydney and Oxley, Crows Nest.
Naomi Hassam
Naomi Hassam
As a qualified Architect and Design Manager, Naomi has extensive experience in all areas of architectural design and project delivery management for large-scale and complex major projects across Australia. Naomi’s portfolio of projects includes the Pitt Street South Over Station Development, Sydney; Adelaide Festival Square, Adelaide; Quay Quarter, Sydney and 71 Market Street, Sydney.
Michael Barry
Michael Barry
Michael has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry in Australia and throughout South East Asia. His construction management skillset spans both technical and commercial aspects, and ranges from business acquisition through to managing project delivery. Michael has worked on Green Square Library, Sydney; 275 George Street, Sydney; One Parramatta Square (1PSQ), Parramatta; World Trade Centre, DaNang (Vietnam) and the Conrad Koh Samui, Koh Samui (Thailand).
Josh Finnegan
Josh Finnegan
Josh’s project management experience spans a wide range of asset classes including large-scale high-end residential developments, commercial office fit-outs, hospitality fit-outs and affordable housing developments. This was gained whilst working at a number of project management companies. During a 12-month cadetship program, Josh worked with the City of Sydney’s City Projects division to deliver public infrastructure, including cycleways, street upgrades and footpath improvements.
Nicola Hughes
Nicola Hughes
Nicola has extensive project development and construction team support experience, working on a range of major projects across the full project lifecycle within several industry sectors, including government, culture, education and sports. Prior to joining Avenor, her detailed knowledge of various project documentation and reporting was garnered at key roles within Colliers International, Raine & Horne, LJ Hooker, as well as the Government of New South Wales.
Allison Mahlberg
Allison Mahlberg
Allison combines over 10 years of industry experience across architecture, property project management and property development, in her role as Development Manager. Her experience spans a broad range of asset classes from residential, commercial, retail, education, aged care and public services and infrastructure. Allison’s expertise spans all related deliverables across an entire project’s delivery, from site acquisition to completion.
Jennifer De Cean
Jennifer De Cean
Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience in the design industry from roles in drafting and as a Services Design Leader, gained at top-tier development and architectural firms, to her role as Senior Project Administrator. Her experience spans responding to requests for information, consultant and client reporting, project updates, submissions and delivering design amendments. Jennifer has a broad knowledge of projects across all asset classes though her meticulous reviews of specification, reporting and drawing documentation.