David Hopper

Joint Managing Director, Kaipara Property Group

David founded Kaipara Property Group in 2011 and is the Joint Managing Director with Toby Daniel. 

Kaipara Property Group is a boutique Advisory, Development and Asset Management business with a proven track record of delivering highly successful shopping centre developments and residential projects and for having a flair for securing assets off-market for their value-add potential. 

A highly experienced property development professional, David has worked in the real estate industry for over 20 years having gained his experience at CBRE, Coffey Projects, Mirvac and Woolworths Corporate Property. 

David has been involved in the successful development of over 15 retail shopping centres in 20 years, be that; rezonings, site acquisitions & transactions, major anchor tenant lease negotiations, green field development, value-add / shopping centre expansions – totalling approximately $700M in end value and packaging other mixed-use developments for Clients with an end value of over $600M. 

More recently, Kaipara packaged and delivered ‘Caddens Corner’ which is now an industry benchmark for super-neighbourhood shopping centres and a Winner of the Property Council of Australia and Urban Taskforce’s National Best Shopping Centre development. 

David’s formal qualifications include a; 

  • Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Property), Western Sydney University; 
  • Masters of Commerce, University of Sydney;  
  • Masters of Property Development, University of Technology, Sydney. from UTS. 

David is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Malls of the Future Summit 2024

  • Looking at how ESG is driving greater sustainability across retail real estate and shopper experience
  • CENTRE MANAGER PANEL DISCUSSION | Insights from the operational side of retail