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Who We Are

The Pradella Property Ventures Group is known as one of Queensland’s longest running, most successful innovative Property Development companies. Pradella Property Ventures was formerly part of the Pradella Group of Companies, managed by both David Pradella and his brother Kim Pradella. A corporate restructure in 2007 resulted in Pradella Property Ventures moving forward under its own banner. 


David Pradella, Managing Director  

David Pradella first graduated from the Queensland Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Management) in 1978. David was awarded the Malcolm More Medallion for Outstanding Performance in Management Studies. He immediately proceeded to work in America for the Best Western Hotel Group as a trainee manager returning home a year later to work with Travelodge Group.

Whilst overseas David observed the trend towards self catered accommodation and in 1981 with his older brother Silvio designed, built and operated the first purpose built apartment hotel complex in Australia.

David returned to Queensland University of Technology to complete his Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) on a part time basis and by 1984 had established the first serviced apartment accommodation chain in Australia under the banner Central Apartments and Hotels.

Later David’s career progressed to be the Chief Financial Officer of the Pradella Group that encompassed Residential Construction, Manufacture of Steel Tube and Pipe and the Operation of serviced apartments.

From 2001, David was Joint Managing Director of the Pradella Group with his younger brother Kim. The group specialises in Construction, Development, Hotel and the Property Management . Pradella is now one of Queensland’s most awarded developer, builders and property managers.

David has also served as a director on the Qld Government Board of Queensland Tourism and Travel Corporation and Enertrade. David was also recognised by the Queensland University of Technology as its Outstanding Alumni Winner for Business in 2006.  

In 2010 David was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hotels and Motels Association of Australia for his work within the industry.

A corporate restructure of the Pradella Group in early 2007 saw David become the Managing Director of Pradella Property Ventures. Pradella Property Ventures is a syndicator with various interests encompassing residential property development and manufactured home parks.


Phil Goodman, Chief Executive Officer

Philip's hotel industry experience began in 1980 as Owner of The Winterhaus in Thredbo which he successfully owned and managed for 25 years.

Following the sale of The Winterhaus, Philip became General Manager of QualBest Homes and Tradefast and then Managing Director of MaxInfo, roles which provided him invaluable development and legal knowledge.  Philip joined the Pradella Group of Companies as Acquisitions and Developments Manager in 2003 and was active in Central Apartments and Hotels acquisition of management rights in Emporium and Surfair Conference Centre.

Philip is the Development Director for Seachange Village Arundel Over 50's Lifestyle Resort.  In 2009, Philip was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pradella Property Ventures and brings to the role a wealth of experience in syndication, joint ventures, site acquisitions and marketing.   Philip has a Building Licence in Queensland and New South Wales and is involved in Community Titles Institutes nationally and regionally.


Elaine Opferkuch, Chief Financial Officer

Elaine joined Pradella Property Ventures in 2010 and brings with her over 20 years experience working within the property development industry, having previously been the Chief Financial Officer of Sunland Group and Berela Limited. She has significant experience in large scale acquisitions, funding negotiation, monetary control and company secretarial matters. 

Mark Richards, Inhouse Counsel

Mark Richards has worked alongside the Pradella Group for over 30 years in his previous roles at HWL Ebsworth, LeMass Solicitors and MC Richards & Associates.  Mark has been Inhouse Counsel for both Pradella Property Ventures and Pradella Developments since 2009.  Mark has a wealth of experience in property law, large scale property developments, construction law, leasing, management rights and manufactured homes.

Alex McMahon, Director of Sales and Marketing

Mia Pradella, Brand Manager

Dean John, Chief Operations Officer

John Pradella, Project Manager - Canopy Bardon

Sarah Woodyatt, Financial Controller

Denise Hartley, Paralegal and EA to David Pradella

Amelia LaRocca, EA to Phil Goodman