Dean founded Clearstate (formerly DNW Property Group) in 2013 after recognising an opening in the property development sector for a highly professional, morally bound, and customer-focused business.
He has a wealth of experience in founding and growing Prime Build, a highly successful construction business. He still lives and breathes Prime Build’s “nothing is a hassle” mantra and is widely recognised as an inspirational leader.
Clearstate is a member of DNW Group that was founded in 2016 with a vision to provide executive leadership over the direction of its companies. Dean leads over 100 employees across the Group and is passionate about delighting the customer.
Dean was nominated as the 2015 Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year and travels widely learning from the best developments around the world.
His drive and passion guide the Clearstate team to innovate and create rewarding places to live for its customers.
Education & Training
Certificate IV & Diploma in Construction
Certificate III in Carpentry
With over 11 years of experience in development, Steve brings an impressive and well-rounded skillset within the property development, land subdivision, and master planning.
Steve spent the first few years of his development career with Mirvac, followed by almost ten years with Stockland where he was responsible for delivering Stockland’s NSW portfolio of land subdivisions and working across projects such as ‘Willowdale’ at Leppington and ‘Elara’ at Marsden Park. Steve’s focus is on leading the Clearstate team and running company’s growing business operations.
Possessing a strong track record in mentoring and an in-depth understanding of the property development process, his wealth of knowledge and experience inspires and motivates the team to continue to achieve greatness.
Bachelor of Property Economics – University of Western Sydney
As Financial Controller, Tim plays a pivotal role in creating sound financial direction, corporate and treasury strategy and ensuring risk management is at the forefront of every project decision. He leads the Clearstate finance team in adopting best practice financial systems that operate efficiently and effectively and within accepted guidelines. Tim helps ensure cohesive and innovative funding outcomes for all of Clearstate’s projects
Tim has enjoyed many years working across a breadth of businesses in seven years as an external auditor with a big four accounting firm, and more recently as the Finance Manager for a large construction firm. Tim has a strong accounting and financial control background, underpinned by his CA qualification.
We asked Tim what has changed since he joined the Clearstate team in 2015.
“Now set to deliver our fifteenth project, Clearstate has enjoyed incredible growth over the past five years. The foundation of this growth is simple; the customer is at the core of everything we do. Our focus on delivering the best possible outcomes for customers makes Clearstate a stand-out place to work.”
B. Business (Maj Accounting & Finance) – University of Technology Sydney
Post Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting – Institute of Chartered Accounts Australia and New Zealand
Senior Development Manager
Maurice brings a wealth of technical and project management experience to the Clearstate team, utilising the skills he has garnered working both within Australia and internationally. Maurice is passionate about providing quality places to live through smart effective design. He is also concerned with providing safe environments for our staff and customers.
As the Senior Development Manager, Maurice manages the Clearstate Development team. He also maintains a close working relationship with our consultants to ensure that each Clearstate project is delivered on time and within budget. With a keen focus on risk identification and mitigation strategies, he looks to maintain control and security across all Clearstate developments. Maurice also looks to provide a unique positive experience for all our stakeholders, from our consultants to our customers.
Bachelor of Structural Engineering – Dublin Institute of Technology
Kamila has over 10 years’ experience in the development industry primarily working for Stockland as a GIS Research Analyst, then an Assistant Development Manager. She also brings a wealth of experience from her time working for the Department of Planning and Environment in research and training in GIS systems.
Her analytical and thorough research methods add a unique and considered perspective to the management and development of Clearstate projects.
Master’s Degree in Applied Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – University of New South Wales
Master’s Degree in Transport/Logistics Economy – University of Szczecin, Poland
As a UDIA NSW 2020 committee member with over 20 years of experience in Australian property development and construction, Tony is responsible for managing the sourcing, assessment and acquisition of development sites.
“We leverage customer feedback and the significant development experience of the Clearstate team to continuously improve product, price and delivery”
Marketing and Customers Relations Manager
Mark is a customer and marketing specialist with over 20 years’ experience in Blue Chip companies including Stockland, AGL Energy, Caltex, Philips, Sharp and Samsung.
With diverse experience ranging from property and energy to consumer electronics and children’s publishing, Mark has demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to succeed across diverse B2C and B2B markets requiring different marketing strategies that focus on the customer to achieve success.
As the Marketing and Customer Experience Manager, Mark is responsible for ensuring the Clearstate customer experience and brand reputation leads the industry. He works closely with customers, stakeholders, and external partners to promote the brand and uphold its values.
Mark has been part of the Clearstate team since 2017. Mark’s personable approach helps guide customers through the purchasing journey, from enquiry to settlement.
“Delivering a great customer experience is an attitude. Here at Clearstate, we believe it is everyone’s role to deliver a great experience, from the way we communicate to the way we deliver our projects. That makes it a great place to work.”
Education & Training
Talent Management Program Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Masters’ of Business (Marketing) University of Technology Sydney
Direct Marketing ADMA/University of NSW
Senior Financial Accountant
Administration and Development Assistant
Clearstate ranked #3 in BRW Fast 100 list.
First customer event – Alex Ave long lunch welcoming customers to their new community in Schofields.
GM Steve Barlow employed to give greater focus and direction for the business.
DNW Property Group acquired its first four development sites in Sydney’s north west Growth corridor.
Dean, Clearstate founder, acquired the first subdivision project in Wahroonga.