Australian Enterprise Awards 2024

APAC Insider- Australian Enterprise Awards 2024 | 12 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 Queenslandbased 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 allencompassing 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 oldfashioned 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 Best Residential Development Firm 2024 - Queensland Jan24539