Our mission

To create iconic Residential & Retail projects that we will be proud to walk our families past in 20 years. 


ARIA is a privately owned development company founded in 2003 by Managing Director Tim Forrester. The firm has gone from strength to strength in recent years by delivering high quality developments in only the best locations. ARIA are a committed professional team that have an extensive range of experience and knowledge in property development, management, investment, construction, sales and marketing. This has produced a unique competitive advantage resulting in multiple award winning projects.  ARIA’s last 8 projects have been award winning, with Austin being awarded best High Rise Development in Australia at the Asia Pacific Awards in Kuala Lumpur in 2015.

ARIA is passionate about creating amazing retail spaces and transforming the public realm at the ground floor spaces of its developments. Aria recently brought International fashion houses Hermes and Ermenegildo Zegna to Brisbane and established Edward Street as a luxury retail precinct in the process. ARIA is now transforming South Brisbane starting with Fish Lane and Melbourne Street. The process has started with bringing Julius Pizzeria, Maker, Gauge, Habitat and Merriweather to the area and celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue opening BillyKart Restaurant in late 2015. 

ARIA’s development pipeline is valued at $1.1 billion, which includes residential apartment projects in beachside locations, ski resorts, wineries, and primarily inner city urban renewal precincts throughout Brisbane.

2015

The Melbourne Residences sold out
in 7 days.

2015

Eden Lane and Ivy Terrace Sold Out.
Austin – 2015 Best High Rise Development in Australia, QLD UDIA Winner (Best Residential, Best Retail & Public Realm, President's Award).

2014

Botanica and Village Green sold out in 30 days.

2013

Austin and Jardin
sold out in 21 days.

2013

Vine sold out in 30 days.
2013 QLD UDIA Winner

2013

Artisan sold out in
100 days. 2013 QLD
UDIA Finalist

2012

Station 16.
2012 QLD UDIA Winner.
Finalist 2013 Property Council Aus Awards

2010

ARIA brings international retail brands
to Brisbane – Hermes, Hourglass,
Mont Blanc and Ermenegildo Zegna.

2009

The Cliffs.
2009 QLD UDIA Winner

2008

ARIA forms a relationship with The Smith Family Charity, donating $200,000
over 5 years.

2008

Coco, Mooloolaba.
2008 QLD UDIA Finalist

2004

ARIA develops Trappeur’s Crossing resort, a 150 unit condominium project in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

2003

Tim establishes ARIA with his sister, Kirsty Mitchell, Brent Liddell, Michael Hurley and David Marsland. Rod steps down as CEO of FKP with a company value of $400 million.

1999

Tim Forrester studies Property Economics at QUT. During study he buys a mobile coffee business and commences work at FKP where his passion for property grows.

1987

Rod establishes renowned property group FKP.

1974 - 1979

Rod and Jan Forrester leave Melbourne and embark on a caravan trip around Australia. They fall in love with Mooloolaba and complete their first development, a small block of 6 units.