ARIA was founded in 2003 by Managing Director Tim Forrester.  The majority of ARIA’s executive team have been with the company since its inception in 2003 and have a wide range of experience from boutique to large scale project delivery, including design, architecture, interiors, construction, retail and management.

Tim Forrester - Founder and Managing Director

Tim studied Property Economics at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and recently completed the Australian OMP from University of Queensland (UQ) business school. Tim is a member of the UDIA, the Property Council of Australia and on the board of the QLD Museum

Brent Liddell - Residential Manager

Brent has been with ARIA since 2003 and manages the boutique apartments division. Brent holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting from the University of the Sunshine Coast and is on the residential committee of the Property Council of Australia.

Michael Hurley - Residential Manager

Michael has been with ARIA since 2003 and is responsible for driving the highrise development division for the company. Previously Michael headed up the Colorado division of ARIA and holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

David Marsland, CPA - Chief Financial Officer

David has been with ARIA since 2003 and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Business (accounting and taxation law) from the Queensland University of Technology.

Michael Zaicek - Commercial Manager

Michael has been with ARIA since 2006 and leads the investment portfolio, comprising commercial and retail buildings. Michael has a Master’s Degree in International Studies from Griffith University.

Simon White - Design Manager

Simon joined ARIA in 2014 after establishing and growing an award winning national architectural design practice for 14 years. Simon holds a Bachelor of Architecture and has extensive experience designing and delivering large scale residential and commercial developments.