UDIA Outlook 2018 – Entrepreneurship

Posted on March 6th, by Nicole Pendlebury in Events, Our people, People, Culture & Brand, Sponsorships, Urban Development.

UDIA Outlook, Young Professionals, kicked off their networking event series with a very special Q&A evening with Broadsheet founder Nick Shelton.

Held at Mountain Goat Brewery, Richmond, a team of young professionals from Taylors attended the series opening event, ‘Entrepreneurship – with Broadsheet founder Nick Shelton’.

Nick Shelton is the director and publisher of Broadsheet Media, an Australian media business with digital publications operating in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. An innovator and a highly active entrepreneur, Nick founded Broadsheet in 2009 and it has since become not just a household name, but the key authority and cultural guide on all the shops, bars, restaurants and events that make our cities so vibrant.

It was an excellent chance “to network with likeminded young professionals. Great choice of guest speaker, as we are in an era of start-ups and entrepreneurship, so definitely very relevant“ said William Mahaputra, Taylors Project Architect.

This UDIA Outlook event provided an opportunity for Taylors young professionals to participate in an engaging evening delving into the world of Broadsheet and take inspiration from Nick’s successful management and leadership style and discovering how space activation and future trends for entertainment can enhance property projects. Taylors Project Surveyor, Alvin Tian was inspired saying that it shows “regardless of your academic background it will not limit your career path. Guest speaker Nick emphasised to hire people with the same drive and designated skillset to achieve results in other disciplines.”

Nick Shelton is no stranger to place activation and its link to property, in 2015 his team successfully launched the Broadsheet pop-up restaurant in Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Attendees noted that there were significant and meaningful insights to be gained from Nick’s experience. Taylors Landscape Architect, Kabir Singh said “a recurring message delivered throughout the talk was that of ‘Value Adding’ and ‘Quality over Quantity’. For design, it translates directly to creating high quality spaces that will be desirable for a range of users. In the ever-expanding urban fabric of Victoria, we need to adopt this notion and directly respond to pressures facing our city”.