About us

As Canberra’s first fully integrated powerhouse property enterprise, we have capabilities across development, construction, hospitality management, investment, sales and conveyancing. Geocon’s hallmark is architecturally-stunning buildings that deliver a new standard of contemporary living to Canberra. As a local business, we capitalise on our unrivalled market knowledge to strategically acquire and build precinct-style developments that are changing the Canberra skyline.

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Canberra is on the rise. There has never been a better time to live, work or invest in Canberra. Australia’s youngest capital city is undergoing an unprecedented transformation.
With more than $2.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects under way, Canberra's town centres are evolving into vibrant urban precincts and attracting local and international investors.
At the heart of the city’s regeneration is a new light rail network that will link the north-south corridors, creating opportunities for new residential, commercial and public spaces. This remarkable urban change will accentuate the lifestyle and opportunities Canberrans already enjoy. These include a strong, stable economy, low unemployment rates, high average income and stress-free 20-minute average commute times, all of which make Canberrans the envy of the nation.
Add to that a cultural identity shaped by world-class galleries and museums, award-winning restaurants and bars, an extensive network of cycle paths and green spaces, plus quality healthcare and educational facilities, and it's clear why the ACT population is predicted to grow by six per cent to 421,839 before June 2020.
Overseas visitor numbers and export prospects have been buoyed too following the introduction in September 2016 of direct international flights from Canberra, opening up new gateways to Asia and beyond.
 

Company structure

The advantage of being a fully integrated company with diverse capabilities is that we can get the job done more efficiently. See below to find out more about our business model.

Our Structure

Our unique business model comprises five key capabilities – development, construction, sales, hotels and investments.

Development

• $400 million annual turnover
• High-rise specialists
• Mixed-use precincts
• Canberra’s leading apartment developer
• 35% share of the local apartment market

Construction

• In-house construction team
• Best-practice safety and standards
• State-of-the-art technologies and systems
• 100+ employees and 1,000 indirect jobs
• 35% share of the local apartment market

Abode Group

• 4.5-star apartment hotels across the ACT and NSW
• 400+ apartment-style rooms
• New five-star offering coming soon
• New sites in Belconnen, Kingston and City
• More than 150 staff

Investments

• Impressive portfolio of long-hold assets, including strategically positioned land banks and commercial buildings
• Future pipeline guaranteed
• Strong balance sheet underpins future investment

Sales

• Dynamic in-house sales team
• Unrivalled knowledge of ACT market
• Strong portfolio of residential apartments
• Expanding portfolio of commercial spaces
 

Achievements

Geocon has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2007, with new skills, knowledge and the confidence to deliver innovative, groundbreaking projects to Canberra.
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2007-13
Abode Murrumbateman open
Newest hotel opens in the Yass Valley
Infinity complete
Infinity in Gungahlin is completed in March
Midnight begins
Construction begins on Braddon site
Grand Central Towers
Geocon enters joint venture with Zapari to deliver residential and retail project in Woden Town Centre.
Republic / High Society
Construction on Canberra’s biggest ever development starts in May
Abode Kingston opens
Kingston’s first Abode Hotel due to open on Kennedy Street in August
Metropol to begin
Construction on this iconic city centre project due to begin in September
Garema Place to begin
Construction on Abode Group’s first five-star hotel scheduled to start in September
West Block to begin
Construction on five-star Parliamentary Triangle hotel set to begin in December
Midnight strikes
Midnight in Braddon is launched
NSW expansion
Construction of Abode Murrumbateman begins
Woden acquisition
Geocon purchases new development site in Woden
Metropol (City 7) acquisition
Landmark City 7 site at Reid is purchased
Garema Place acquisition
Garema Centre site at 70 Bunda Street purchased for new luxury hotel
West Block acquisition
Geocon purchases historic West Block buildings in front of Parliament House for new luxury hotel
Southport complete
Southport in Tuggeranong is completed
Infinity
Canberra’s highest residential building announced for Gungahlin
Abode Murrumbateman
Site purchased for first NSW property
Southport
Construction starts at Southport in Tuggeranong
Australia’s first Green Star hotel
Abode Woden is first Australian hotel awarded a rating under Green Star certification system
Workplace Health and Safety Award
Residential – Large Scale Projects category win at MBA and CBUS Awards for Wayfarer
Canberra’s largest mixed-use precinct
Plans revealed for Section 200 Belconnen
New land purchased
Prestigious Braddon site purchased for new mixed-use precinct
Infinity breaks ground
Construction begins on Gungahlin’s Infinity
No. 10 Restaurant and Bar open for business
No. 10 Restaurant and Bar opens in Abode Woden
Wayfarer reaches a pinnacle
Wayfarer is completed, and becomes the tallest apartment building in Canberra
This is Republic
Republic in Belconnen is launched
Chelsea Village
Chelsea Village in O’Connor is released
Newtown at Crace
Newtown at Crace unveiled
Zest Apartments
Boutique apartments in Franklin
Observatory Living
Observatory Living released in Wright
Belconnen precinct
Geocon purchases its largest land holding to date in Belconnen (Section 200)
Southport Greenway
Southport in Greenway launched
Affordable Housing Award
Chief Minister’s Affordable Housing Award at MBA and CBUS Awards for Observatory Living
Abode Narrabundah
Fourth property in the Abode Hotels chain
Wayfarer Apartments
Canberra’s tallest residential building announced
New Geocon HQ
Moves into headquarters at Fringe in Fyshwick
Residential expansion
Fifty more homes completed at Crace
Commercial Buildings Award
Geocon wins the 2014 Master Builders and CBUS Excellence in Building Award for Fringe
Geocon is incorporated in June 2007
Investing in a vision
Abode Hotels established
Abode Gungahlin
Inaugural release under Abode Hotels brand
Urban living redefined
More than 1000 residential cottages and townhouses built by Geocon
Abode Tuggeranong
Second property in the Abode Hotels portfolio
VUE Tuggeranong
VUE Tuggeranong completed
Centro Apartments
Centro Apartments in Gungahlin released
Abode Woden
Third Abode Hotel opens
Cavan at Wright
Ten free-standing cottages and 15 two-storey attached terrace homes released
‘Property Business of the Year’
Geocon wins prestigious Property Council of Australia ACT Award
Commercial – Sustainable Construction Award
Geocon wins MBA award for Abode Woden

Our projects

As Canberra’s most successful high-rise apartment developer, Geocon has a footprint that spans the length and breadth of the city.