Geocon is Canberra’s powerhouse integrated property enterprise with capabilities across development, construction, hospitality management and investment.
Our hallmark is architecturally stunning buildings that deliver a new standard of contemporary living. We set the benchmark for high-rise residential and hotel accommodation in Canberra, and we continue to raise the bar.
Founded on a strong entrepreneurial culture, we believe in continually breaking new ground. From our earliest days in construction to the formation of Geocon a decade ago, we are passionate about our city and building its future.
We deliver a level of amenity and quality inclusions that is unparalleled in Canberra and we are leaders in sustainability, client service, project execution and pricing.
At Geocon, exceptional is the norm.
OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE IS WHAT DRIVES US TO CREATE AN ICONIC CANBERRA
$250-300 million annual turnover
Canberra’s pre-eminent apartment developer
30-35 percent share of local apartment market
Delivering 700 apartments a year to the marketplace
Pipeline in excess of 3000 apartments
Fully integrated inhouse construction team
Best-practice safety and building standards
Using state-of-the-art methodologies, technologies and systems
More than 80 direct employees and in excess of 1000 indirect jobs
700 apartments under construction at any time
More than 1000 apartments under construction at any time
Future pipeline guaranteed in impressive portfolio of long-hold assets including land banks and commercial buildings, strategically positioned geographically-diverse locations
A strong balance sheet unpins our future investment, providing a diverse and rapid uptake of redevelopment opportunities
Own and manage Abode Group which owns and operates hotels in multiple locations around Canberra, providing four and four-and-a-half star apartmentstyle accommodation.
First NSW hotel, the fivestar Abode Murrumbateman opens in 2018, with plans to deliver three more hotels to the ACT in Belconnen, city and parliamentary triangle.
Awards, Memberships & Certificates
Geocon has built a reputation for continually pushing the boundaries with its projects and has set the benchmark for luxury high rise apartments in Canberra. A leader in the property development and construction industries, Geocon has been recognised with a number of industry awards and certifications celebrating the company’s safety achievements, commitment to sustainability and innovative designs.
Property Council of Australia
2013 Winner: ACT Business of the Year, pushing the limits on Green Star hotels and vertical living in Canberra, Abode Woden
Green Building Council Australia
2016 Awarded 4 Star Green Star Rating – representing best practice, Abode Woden
Master Builders ACT/CBUS Awards
2016 Winner: Workplace Health and Safety, Wayfarer
2016 Finalist: Landscape Design and Construction, Observatory Living
2016 Finalist: Residential – Apartments and Units (4 Storeys and Above), Observatory Living
2015 Winner: Chief Minister’s Affordable Housing, Observatory Living
Housing Industry Association & Southern NSW Housing Awards
2013 Finalist: Display Home of the Year, Crace
2013 Finalist: Affordable Home of the Year, Gungahlin
2013 Finalist: Apartment Complex of the Year, Gungahlin
2013 Finalist: Affordable Home of the Year, Tuggeranong
2013 Finalist: Apartment Complex of the Year, Tuggeranong
Master Builders ACT/Boral Awards
2011 Merit: Custom Built Homes $600,000 – $1,000,000, Kingston
2011 Merit: Custom Built Homes less than $300,000, Franklin
Master Builders Association of the ACT, Nick Georgalis 2005
Master Builders Association of the ACT, Geocon Constructions 2005
Housing Industry Association,Geocon Constructors 2006
ASNZS-4801-2001-JASANZ 2014 Certificate
Eco-Warranty-2-1- 2014 Certificate
ISO-9001-2008-JASANZ 2014 Certificate
ISO-14001-2004-JASANZ 2014 Certificate
Sustaining the future.
As Canberra’s leading property development and construction firm, Geocon is committed to go above and beyond our everyday responsibilities to ensure we always deliver products and services of the highest standard.
One area Geocon is particularly passionate about is sustainability and ensuring projects will benefit generations both now and in the future. Sustainability is at the forefront of every decision we make, from our day-to-day operations through to project design and construction. Geocon and Abode Hotels believe its developments should deliver social, economic and environmental benefits long after completion and together employ a number sustainable initiatives to achieve this.
It all begins with the operation of a NABERS certified head office with AS and IMS certifications and a number of best practice energy and water saving initiatives in place. This commitment to sustainability continues on our construction sites with the use of best practice initiatives like rubbish compaction and concrete recycling.
Various innovative and environmentally friendly features have become standard across our developments, such as double-glazed windows at Wayfarer and solar orientation to more than 70 per cent of apartments at Observatory Living, which reduces the need for heating and cooling by providing each home with maximum direct sunlight during the day. Beyond this, our vision for the future is to help build self-sustaining communities with mixed-use precincts with numerous public amenities, such as restaurants, bars, retail and office spaces that not only benefit residents but the wider community.
A key achievement for Geocon and Abode Hotels has been the delivery of Australia’s first Green star and NABERS rated hotel, Abode Hotel Woden in 2013. The Abode Hotel Woden became the first hotel in Australia to be awarded a rating under the prestigious certification system by the Green Building Council of Australia through its adaptive reuse of an older office, meanwhile Abode Hotels further advocates our stance on sustainability through daily environmental activities, like reducing water usage by encouraging guests to reuse towels. It’s about doing everything we can to reduce our impact on the environment, even the little things.