Skye MacDonald is a Development Manager with Prime Space Projects with over 17 years’ experience in development management of complex projects and over 20 years in the property industry. Her particular strengths lie in the legal, financial and management aspects of property development.
She has skills in contract negotiation and administration pertinent to all aspects of commercial development from procurement, finance and construction to letting, management and sales.
Skye commenced her career as a property lawyer before holding in-house counsel positions with South Australian development entities Mancorp and Urban Construct where she gained significant experience in off-the-plan sales in mixed-use developments.
Skye moved into development management when she set up the South Australian office for New Zealand firm Wind Farm Developments, the company behind the Wattle Point Wind Farm on the Yorke Peninsula among other sites. Skye commenced work with the directors of Prime Space Projects in 2005 on their Flinders Link project.
She has a strong interest in planning and a former Presiding Member of the Development Assessment Panel for the City of Walkerville, a position she held for over 5 years.
Skye is a qualified lawyer who was admitted to the Bar in 1995.
Frank Tripodi is a Development Manager at Prime Space Projects, with over thirty three years of experience in the architectural and construction industry. After achieving a bachelor’s degree in architecture, Frank went on to successful roles as Architect, Project Leader and Associate within an architectural practice; followed by a number of years as senior Project Manager in private-sector and semi-government organisations.
He has been involved in a wide range of projects including office developments, shopping centres, retirement accommodation & aged care facilities, multi-level carparking, civic buildings, sports facilities, residential, school redevelopments and tertiary education.
Frank has had experience in all facets of projects from inception to completion. In addition to his broader project management and team coordination responsibilities, he has applied his skills to preparation of design briefs; architectural design; value management; detailed building surveys & condition audits; construction drawings & specifications; calling & negotiating tenders; a full range of construction contract administration duties including superintendence; and numerous other operations and project procurement activities.
Fiona Malcolm is Prime Space Projects’ Asset Manager/Office Manager and has over six years’ experience in the property industry with the majority of that time spent working as the Executive Assistant to the directors. In 2010 Fiona took on her current role where she is responsible for liaising with Property Managers in relation to the management of all properties within the company’s portfolio. She is actively involved in all aspects of property management including leasing, maintenance and financial matters. During her time with PSP she has been involved with property development from commencement to practical completion, attending project meetings and liaising with and building strong relationships with consultants from all disciplines.
In her capacity as Office Manager she is responsible for all Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety and IT related matters, ensuring the smooth running of the office.
Samantha Cornelius is Prime Space Projects’ Executive Assistant and works closely in support of the directors and project management team with the administration of projects and building the company’s profile across marketing, media liaison, publicity and events.
Originating from London, Samantha trained as an actor gaining a bachelor’s degree in performing arts at the University of Hertfordshire. Upon moving to Australia in 2003 she developed a career in administration and has since built a strong reputation in this field due to her professionalism, ability to work at a senior management level and aptitude for assimilating herself into all facets of a business.
Samantha has a cross range of expertise in administration, office management, human resources and marketing, enhanced by working for diverse companies including the University of South Australia, BHP Billiton and architectural and interior design firm Woodhead. Samantha’s fundamental understanding of the contemporary workplace and ability to build a rapport with varying stakeholders ensures she is an integral asset to the PSP team.