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Articles 2nd April 2024

Best Residential Development Firm 2024 – Queensland

3d plan of buildings for residential area
3d plan of buildings for residential area

Karam Boutique Residential is one of the largest and most successful property development companies in its region, operating throughout Queensland and the Sunshine Coast, and even going as far out as New South Wales, Byron Bay, and the fringes of Brisbane. Guided by an unrelenting focus on providing quality, boutique apartments for its diverse and valued client base, everyone from the discerning buyer through to the seasoned investor can find the right choice for them through this exemplary business. We have the pleasure of catching up with Chairman and Founder Neade Karam, who tells us more about the company’s stellar undertakings.

It would be fair to say that Queensland-based Karam Boutique Residential lives and breathes boutique residential development, viewing its work as more than just building properties, and rather, as an art form that is realised one step at a time. Firm in the belief that they are only as good as their most recent project – a sentiment that they feel too applies to all developers – this team strive to exceed even their own highest standards from one project to the next, pursuing perfection at every avenue. Determined to deliver projects that are exciting, innovative, and kind to our environment, Karam brings clients from all backgrounds together under the collective banner of excellent property investment opportunities.

To get it right from the start, always and in all ways. This phrase serves as the backbone and guiding philosophy of Karam and stands as the very foundation that this company is built on. Leveraging a wealth of experiences and with numerous successfully completed projects under their belts, Neade and his team are proud to offer an all-encompassing service that begins at pre-acquisition and continues through to post-completion, ensuring that clients are in great hands across the entire process. As Neade tells us, “good old-fashioned customer service and simple straight-talking sets Karam apart in our modern-day society and industry, after all, great service costs not a dollar more.”

Bolstered by this ethos, it is the aim of this team to empower their clients, allowing them to grow their own brand and forge a real estate portfolio that knows no bounds, something that affords them with the opportunity and the freedom to live the life they want, utilising this portfolio to their advantage. Aiding Karam in achieving this for clients is its unique standing in the Queensland property development market, whereby it has chosen to focus on the key indicators of affordability and liveability, distinguishing it from its competitors, many of whom choose to prioritise infrastructure and migration flows. In doing this, a positive reflection can be expected in both assets and liabilities for clients further down the line.

This going against the grain is just one example of the company’s proactive approach to putting its internal culture in action, a culture that is defined by what Neade refers to as a “commitment to growth on every level.” Although such growth is of paramount importance when it comes to evolving with the times, Neade stresses, “the qualities we value in our company are still pretty old fashioned, with the key ingredient being a total self-respect flowed outwardly the same way it flows inwardly.” While this has been adopted effectively and is present across Karam’s loyal, dedicated, and hardworking team, nurturing such a workplace environment requires constant effort and a keen attention to detail.

In his leadership position, Neade seeks to educate his staff to the very best of his ability, before giving them the space to grow and develop on their own. As he explains, “through their very own self-development techniques, they learn and adapt along the way through life’s individual journey, and their collective journey [is what makes] the Karam brand what it is today.” Elaborating further on the wisdom that he seeks to impart to his team, Neade tells us about “The Karam Way”, which entails one remembering that anything and everything is possible if their belief is strong is enough and they back this up with hard work and dedication with a laser focus.

On the back of this message, it is Karam’s united vision to create bespoke and boutique developments that are expertly designed, built to the highest calibre, and always aesthetically pleasing, ultimately setting a new gold standard for client experience. This vision is supported by the firm’s unwavering client commitment, which involves traversing the ebbs and flows of the cycles which dominate the real estate industry, the end result being that all investments procured are sound and ultimately positioned as effectively as possible for long-term growth. Of course, these properties are not just for future investment, they are built for individuals and families alike to enjoy in the here and now, as well as for years to come.

Such an outlook has resulted in the fostering of a five-fold process that is in effect across Karam’s operation, a system that is designed to make acquiring a property as easy as possible for clients, getting them in their new home as swiftly as can be. This all begins with the enquiry, before the contracts are processed, and then the deposit is paid. From here, settlement funds are arranged, and finally, the handover of the keys takes place. A process that can only amply be described as seamless, the transparent approach to business that is present across every element of this brand ensures that the correct morals and ethics are upheld and displayed, and staff are committed to delivering their quality services with pride.

Now that one understands the mindset behind Karam Boutique Residential and the tireless efforts that have resulted in the establishing of such a renowned and celebrated brand, it is time to venture deeper into specifics, namely the company’s terrific residential development projects, beginning with those that have already been completed. To date, seven finished developments stand as beacons of excellence across Queensland, such as Central Apartments in Underwood. A fantastic location, this small suburb boasts such nearby amenities as shopping centres and supermarkets, and the three- and four-bedroom apartments comprising this complex have been expertly designed with both families and investors in mind.

Equal distinction can be seen in the coastal suburb of Scarborough, where Ripple Residences offers all of the charm and uniquity this area is famed for. With close proximity to a breathtaking marina and some of the most enviable views of the famous Moreton Bay, these two- and three-bed room units radiate natural light and define open-plan living, making a sophisticated statement about contemporary luxury living in the process. In a similar vein, Sunset Apartments in Redcliffe, the first European settlement in Queensland, provide the ultimate seaside holiday on one’s doorstep, with these spacious two- and three-bedroom apartments featuring two bathrooms, space for a single car, and a large storage area.

Limited to 18 of only the finest boutique apartments, each with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and space for one car, Dream by Karam in Chermside provides the premier tranquil suburban living experience that one would expect from a high-end, luxury, inner-city apartment, all from the comfort of a modern, trendy, and peaceful setting. Those who appreciate eye-catching, timeless architecture will surely be enamoured with Kings Beach’s Seashore Apartments, with this complex ushering in a new era of luxury living by the beach, inviting its residents to enjoy the sandy beaches, headlands, parks, and bike/walking trails adorning this landscape, made effortless by these apartments being so near to them all.

The final completed projects are Address by Karam and Drift by Karam, the former of which is located in Coorparoo, a leafy urban suburb positioned in a vibrant restaurant precinct. Featuring eight glorious two-bedroom units that span two levels, this development also includes a luxury town home, all nestled in a quaint location featuring such amenities as a cinema complex just a short walk away. In Woody Point, Drift by Karam features 14 two- and three-bedroom units that are spread across three levels, and each unit features double lock-up garages on ground level. Perfect for thrill seekers, Woody Point is famed for its abundance of water activities, such as swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet skiing.

In addition to these remarkable completed boutique residences, Karam currently has an additional two in construction, namely The Beverly in Rochedale South and Urban Apartments in Gaythorne. Billed as, “an investment that is tailored to perform”, The Beverly is an investor’s dream brought to life, thanks to a higher depreciation deduction and a building with low maintenance costs. The two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments set to line this complex have been specifically designed to appease a resident’s every need, from the light-filled spaces and gorgeous views of the greenery below, through to the open-plan layout that is designed to maximise functionality and provide ample space.

Likewise, Gaythorne’s Urban Apartments will embody urban living splendour thanks to 14 apartments overlooking this panoramic pocket of Queensland, all complete with sunny, north-east-facing frontages. Consisting of one two-bedroom apartment, 12 three-bedroom apartments, and one four-bedroom apartment, these low-maintenance apartments will be perfect for future investors, those looking to purchase their first home, or professionals. Untapped access to the nearby amenities of inner-city living sweetens the deal, and from the shops, schools, and a train station all in walking distance, through to the shopping and dining experiences available in every direction, there truly is something for everyone here.

More exquisite developments are set to follow in the near future, with five currently in the pipeline, Home by Karam in Mount Gravatt East, Sunrise on Deacon in Coppers Plains, Dream Luxury Apartments by Karam in Chermside, The Langford by Karam in Springwood, and finally, Tranquillity by Karam in Cleveland. Anybody who buys one of these apartments from Karam is also afforded access to its well-researched and architecturally stunning finishes, which are available in two distinct but equally desirable styles, luxury and signature. The differences between these two areas are subtle, but ultimately contribute measurably to a place being made a person’s own, as well as also impacting the overall investment.

Regarding Karam’s luxury finishes, these represent the finest that its team have to offer, and they always think outside of the box in order to bring a bespoke sense of opulence to every space in a client’s home. From kitchen appliances through to bathroom taps, a built-in outdoor BBQ, and even general finishes, the uppermost care is taken so that luxury radiates at each turn. Similarly, the signature collection refuses to compromise on quality, utilising nothing less than the finest materials and organic textures throughout these finishes, with each element being chosen for its innate ability to capture the desired ambience and trueness, aging gracefully over time so as to result in a simple, beautiful, and high-quality abode.

As Karam Boutique Residential continues to set the bar for high calibre finishes and even higher calibre craftsmanship, Neade tells us a little more about what 2024 and beyond has in store for the company. He explains, “the Karam brand’s future looks extremely bright if you consider the way our company is currently placed in one of the toughest market conditions the real estate industry has ever faced, in particular the building industry. Our projects and product delivery to the market are forever evolving and always innovative, as we hold our values and ethos close at hand at all times […] to create our own market. By doing this, it ensures Karam will always dominate the space [it is] in.” 

In closing, Neade tells us, “most would say seeing is believing – however a famous quote that truly resonates with our company and is embedded in our […] philosophy is that, in order for us to see it we must first believe it.” Seeing really is believing when it comes to the tremendous property development projects undertaken by this team, and we invite our readers to check out the business’ constantly developing offerings and stay updated on its progress with ongoing projects, as they are sure to mirror the outstanding craftsmanship, luxury, and functionality that defines all of Karam Boutique Residential developments and will continue to do so for many years still to come.

For business enquiries, contact Neade Karam from Karam Boutique Residential  on their website –