Crafted Developments

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We are the music makers,

and we are the dreamers

of dreams.

- Arthur O'Shaughnessy


Crafted is a leading Canberra based property development and investment organisation, founded in 2013 by Matt James and Peter Sarris.

Crafted takes a bespoke approach to all of its projects, not only creating outstanding places for people to reside, but also adding to the architectural fabric of the Nation's Capital.  

We draw significant influence from the great apartment buildings in the US and Europe which have stood the test of time.  We use only the leading Australian designers, across architecture, interiors and landscape.

In delivering our projects we take a strong approach to risk mitigation, drawing on our Directors' long-standing industry experience, and investment banking background.

We collaborate – We create – We are crafted.


Matt James

Director & Co-founder

Matt has a breadth of experience in property development and structured finance.

Matt started his career in banking, working in Macquarie Bank’s Real Estate and Investment Banking Groups, having key involvement in billions of dollars of property development, funds management and finance, in multiple sectors across Australia.

Matt then worked as an Executive Director of a leading private development group, being instrumental in its growth to deliver over $300 million in projects over a three-year period, before founding Crafted in 2013.

Matt leads a bespoke approach to all of Crafted’s projects, with a focus on design, environmental sustainability, and quality.

Matt has a Master of Commerce (Advanced Finance) from the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra

Peter Sarris

Director & Co-founder

Peter is one of the Canberra property industries most well-respected figures, having worked in the industry since 1988.

As a Principal of the family owned NDH Group of Companies, Peter grew its commercial investment portfolio to in-excess of 100,000 sqm of net lettable area.

Peter is experienced in all aspects of development, including site acquisition, planning, leasing, sales and finance.

He was the Property Council’s Property Person of the Year (ACT) in 2009 and has previously served on its Division Council.

Peter has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Building (ACT B Class Building License) from the University of Canberra


Robert Speight

Development Manager

Rob manages development projects, ensuring their successful delivery for business stakeholders and lasting enjoyment for the end user.

Rob's focus is on sustained quality design and construction outcomes.

Rob oversees the development management of mixed-use, multi-residential, retirement and commercial developments, from project inception to completion. In his role as development manager, project tasks include site, project and financial feasibility, acquisition and negotiation, project conception and consultant management, sales and marketing establishment, construction contract administration, customer service, and project quality review.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Canberra.

Stephanie Davies

Sales Executive

Stephanie started her career in real estate with Crafted in 2014, initially as a sales assistant prior to obtaining her salesperson license. Since that time she has personally sold in excess of $70 million worth of apartments, with a strong focus on leading customer service.

During her time with Crafted, Stephanie has been involved in the marketing, design and product mix for Crafted’s projects.

Stephanie is currently completing a Bachelor of Business Innovation from the University of Canberra, and is one of Australia’s leading Equestrian Commentators, including at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Cannes, France.

Boris Teodorowych

Sales Consultant

Boris is one of Canberra’s most successful real estate professionals, having achieved in excess of $700 million worth of sales in the last decade, and still holds the ACT record for an apartment sale, of $3.7 million, along with countless other standout sales.

Boris has worked with Crafted since the launch of The Prince project at Kingston Foreshore, and has a long-standing relationship with its Directors.



The Capitol will be a 200 residential apartment project located in an iconic Canberra CBD position at 31-39 London Circuit, opposite the Supreme and Magistrates Courts, the Reserve Bank of Australia, and surrounded by major office employment.

The Capitol is designed by Sydney architecture practice, Architectus, winners of more than 100 awards from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, and Melbourne interior designers Fiona Lynch, winner of the 2016 Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year Award and the 2016 IDEA Interior Designer of the Year Award.

Influenced by the great residential buildings of Chicago, New York, and London, The Capitol will feature a grand entry lobby including a hotel-style concierge, complete with large package delivery room, cool room for online grocery deliveries, a dry cleaning service, and a Technogym gymnasium and sauna.

The building's exterior features a mix of concrete, glass, natural stone, and bronze. Its interiors feature oak timber floors, high ceilings, natural stone in kitchens and bathrooms, and high quality fixtures and appliances.

The project is located within 500 metres of the 25,000 students of Australian National University, and the Capital Metro Light Rail Station.

It will overlook the beautiful new landscaped park to the rear, of Hobart Place.

It has an average Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) of 7.5 stars.

Works on site commenced in October 2017 for project completion in late 2019.

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What good is a dream house

if you haven't got a dream

- Julius Shulman (1910 - 2009)


The Prince is a 150 apartment building located on a prominent waterfront position at Canberra’s prestigious inner-South Kingston Foreshore precinct.

Influenced by the brick buildings of early Canberra, The Prince features a façade made of dry-pressed bricks from the Bowral Brickworks, and is designed by World Building of the Year (2012) winner, Architectus.

The interiors feature oak timber floors, high ceilings, granite benchtops and brass feature lighting, and are designed by Melbourne interior design firm Hecker Guthrie. The project has an average Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) of 7.3 stars.

The Prince includes a number of bespoke ‘combination’ apartments, where purchasers combined apartments to create house sized residences.

The project was completed in 2016 with 100% of apartments sold.

It was awarded the prestigious Australian Property Institute (API) award for Property Development of the Year (ACT) for 2016, and was a finalist for the same award at a National level.


Block 5, Section 13 Greenway was acquired in 2013 as a strategic land banking opportunity. The site is one of Canberra’s largest town centre sites, and comprised 2.6 hectares of land, and a 4,500 sqm NLA storage facility leased to the Commonwealth of Australia (National Archives).

During Crafted’s ownership, height limits were increased to 38 metres (from circa 12), and Development Approval was obtained for a residential development on the non-National Archives component of the site.

The site was sold profitably in 2016.


Neon House comprised the refurbishment of a 5,000 sqm NLA 1960’s office building located at 8-10 Hobart Place, Canberra City, in partnership with a Hong Kong based real estate fund.

A total transformation was undertaken, including entirely new lobbies, lifts, bathrooms, air conditioning and office floors, designed by architects Peck von Hartel and design practice PeowPeow.

A computer controlled ‘neon’ LED lighting installation was installed on the building’s façade, capable of 16 million colours, and running multiple programs and patterns at night.

Crafted’s interests were acquired by its partner in 2015 at successful completion of the project.


G01, The Prince

85 Eyre Street

PO Box 5235

Kingston ACT 2604

ACT Real Estate License Number: 18401852


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