Central Element Expands Development and Construction Departments

Central Element is thrilled to welcome two senior members, Natalie Ross and Steve Karam to our development and construction teams.

Natalie Ross joins as Central Element’s new Senior Development Manager, her role will encompass strategy, design and delivery across her developments. With over a decade of varied property experience spanning across residential, retail, hotel developments and student accommodation, Natalie is a highly skilled and experienced property professional. She holds a Masters in Property Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. Natalie most recently held senior positions at Scape Australia and The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus where she was responsible for delivering several projects ranging from $5 million up to $200 million project value, covering all aspects of concept design, feasibility analysis, environmental sustainability.

Natalie Ross
Central Element’s new Senior Development Manager


Steve Karam, a development and construction veteran who also holds over a decade of experience in the industry, joins as Senior Project Manager. He will be the Project Superintendent for Central Element developments, overseeing the construction delivery of all projects. With a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Diploma in Engineering Practice, Steve has honed his skills delivering many complex construction developments for tier one Australian developers, his diverse experience spans across residential, mixed-use and 5-star hotel developments.

Steve Karam
Central Element’s new Project Manager


Led by Development Director, Nathan Chivas, Natalie and Steve join an already diverse team with broad capabilities from finance and acquisitions, planning and development and sales and marketing.


“We are thrilled to welcome Natalie and Steve to Central Element. These new hires bolster the strength of our Integrated Development Model, which centralises a full suite of capabilities across marketing, planning, design and construction. Together, Natalie and Steve combine two decades of experience across residential, retail, hotel development, aged care and student living. As well as working for top tier development companies in Australia, their experience spans across the globe to Port Moresby and London.

I have no doubt that they will prove to be valuable additions to the team, strengthening our ability to provide specialist expertise at every stage of the development process.”

– Nathan Chivas, Development Director


With an ever-expanding team of industry experts, and after winning at the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence last year, Central Element will continue to its upward trajectory in 2019 with the completion of our Beecroft and Cammeray developments and upcoming projects in Chatswood, Coogee and Paddington.

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