February 6, 2018

Soils Aint Soils

In the masterclass, we need to uncover where costs might be incurred and how to be ready to combat them with forward planning. Have you experienced […]
February 1, 2018

Size Does Matter

In the masterclass, size does matter when we talk about the cost of construction. The myth that going smaller in size or choosing a small floorplan […]
January 22, 2018

The House That Frank Built

Driving through the streets of Boondall you may come across a large castle formation jutting over the tops of other houses. On closer inspection, you find […]
January 16, 2018

DIY eTool To Save on Costs

The DIY eTool application is helping developers to renovators save on costs. Alex Bruce renovated his own townhouse in Perth bringing the property into a net […]
January 8, 2018

SEQ Regional Plan on Growth

Over the next 25 years the SEQ Regional Plan for 2017 considers how growth plays an important role in both housing supply and land use. Elements […]
November 28, 2017

End of an Era – Jess Resigns as Treasurer

Jessica Osborne resigned as Treasurer in October 2017 seeing her complete shy of five years on the board, forming part of an Executive Committee.   She […]
September 14, 2017

Men Dominate – Women Call Equality

As a woman in the property industry, I find the male-dominated environment challenging at the best of times. Romilly Madew the CEO of the Green Building […]
August 30, 2017

Property Market Assumptions

Do you follow property market assumptions in the media as gospel? If there is one investing aspect I learnt early on that fascinated me way before I […]
July 25, 2017

Reduced Infrastructure Charges in Sustainable Development

On site here working on an acquisition for my new client who is looking at a JV on this DA approved townhouse site, where 50% of the […]
June 13, 2017

Winter Solstice Festival – Northey Street City Farm

Winter Solstice Festival Join us in “Celebrating Nature’s Abundance” at the annual Northey Street City Farm Winter Solstice Festival. As well as a full program of […]
June 13, 2017

Green Heart Fair – Building Better Homes Stage – 4th June 2017 from 9am – 2pm

Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s largest free community and sustainability event which celebrates and promotes innovative sustainable living in a fun, family-friendly environment. Come down to […]
April 11, 2017

Ahead of Schedule – House for Life

As we push toward a 29th July Auction Day, the House for Life charity auction is way ahead of schedule. Seeing the house yesterday at fitout […]
April 6, 2017

Megatrends to affect Australias Building Future

Professor John Thwaites, Chair of the Australian Building Code Board (ABCB) talks about the step changes to Energy Efficiency Provisions by 2019 in this video. Professor […]
January 16, 2017

Economic & Social Policy – Nordic Lessons

Although we often hear the buzz word ‘globalisation’ we are not hearing enough bout those parts of the globe which actually do thing differently and most […]
December 14, 2016

Springfield House Mater Little Miracles

Josh Develop is once again a major sponsor of the House for Life in Springfield Lakes, supporting the Mater Little Miracles in 2017. House for Life, by […]
November 14, 2016

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs provide a common set of goals to put the world on […]
November 14, 2016

‘Missing Middle’ Housing Forms

The latest South East Queensland Regional Plan supports development for the ‘missing middle’ housing forms. With existing lower density housing, specifically infill land, the need to […]
October 21, 2016

Who Is Josh?

  From childhood Jessica’s grandfather, William Tattersall, wished he had a boy as the second grandchild, and decidedly began to nickname her Josh. The nickname Josh […]
October 21, 2016

Why Gen Y Would Consider Buying a New Home

Found a great article by Michael Janda of ABC News that I wanted to comment on: Why the hell Gen Y would consider buying a new […]
October 11, 2016

High-Rise Construction Approval up 10%

The number of dwellings approved for high-rise construction in Australia, although lower than that of July, are up 10% on the same period last year. Despite […]
October 4, 2016

Gold Coast Investments Booming

It seems investments are on the rise on the Gold Coast, Queensland with urban areas and long term lease options being the focus over previously popular […]
September 28, 2016

Flooding…. Are You At Risk?

Jessica Osborne bought a block of land smack bang in the middle of a flood prone zone, quite clearly showing on the map it went under […]
September 25, 2016

Shipping containers changing the face of Infrastructure?

Is this innovative, containerized architecture changing the face of infrastructure as we know it? A modern movement in design and construction which started back in the […]
September 20, 2016

QLD Regional Construction Activity Update

The June quarter 2016 economic update from the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) shows that in 2015-16 Queensland construction activity (or total work […]
September 12, 2016

On Location: House For Life Charity Home

Jess Osborne took us up close and personal last week, live on Facebook at the still yet to be disclosed location of the next House For Life […]
June 20, 2016

Have You Considered All The Costs?

Buying a New Property – Have You Considered All The Costs? The deal is done, a property is bought, and it’s smiles and handshakes all round. […]
June 8, 2016


Attended the Thought Leadership Series with Shaping SEQ to listen to Ethan Kent talking about #Placemaking at Cleveland Library on 6th June 2016. There were a number of thought […]
June 7, 2016

Your Sob Story Is Your Retrospective

Ive had two developers recently say to me but thats our sob story you don’t want to hear that, yes, yes I do because your ‘sob story’ […]
March 27, 2016

Negative Gearing Debate

Summary: Negative gearing is a taxation incentive built on an outdated system. If the removal of negative gearing were to come from a top down approach, […]
March 10, 2016

What Is Your Time Cost?

When we consider the amount of time it takes to contribute to an new idea, a community chapter, a business project, making a call or sending […]
March 1, 2016

Qld Construction Declines

Based on the latest data, total Qld construction activity decreased by 21.9% over 2015. Over the 2016 fiscal year Queensland construction activity is projected to decline […]
February 16, 2016

Leadership is not Pro Forma

Today, the pace of change is breaking every speed record. For leaders to stay in front, they have to be faster than change itself. Its not […]
October 16, 2015

House for Life – Mater Little Miracles

Josh Develop is the proud support of the 2015 House for Life went to auction on Saturday 23 May 2015, with proceeds going toward helping sick and […]
October 14, 2015

Do We Need A Crystal Ball?

I often seen property owners get into the market without checking in on trends. This latest article written by Australian Financial Review reports an ‘oversupply of […]
October 13, 2015

Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) adds a new course to their list of courses for commercial agents to earn 50 CPD points on 28th […]
October 12, 2015

Bondor InsulWall

Bondor introduces InsulWall®, the load bearing insulated wall panel, developed in conjunction with BlueScope Steel® to offer builders and home owners a simple ‘all-in-one’ product. This […]
July 21, 2015

New and Emerging Technology

The funding to the Clean Energy Finance Corp set up by the Gillard government in 2012, is having cuts by the Abbott government to make way […]
March 16, 2015

First Home Buyer Dip in Super

The nations current Treasurer has floated the idea of allowing First Home Buyers Dip in Super Funds in order to buy property. Not much unlike a […]
January 1, 2015

Affordable & Sustainable

We have a new year and the opportunity to produce new ways of thinking, building homes & making them affordable and sustainable. One of the biggest […]
November 6, 2014

Business Beyond 2014

Opportunities for growth through changing demographics. Bernard Salt discusses what will drive consumer behaviour over the next 10 years. Key insights The next decade must be […]
November 1, 2014

Future Economy

You can always rely on the market, build it and they will come as such. The moment the market faces challenges, a myriad of questions come […]
September 13, 2014

Work From Home Transitions

Residential Mobility will play a key role in designing for social support systems There is a strong trend toward the population working from home either as […]
August 19, 2014

The Business of Business

A few of the primary keys to building a great business include having a clear intent or purpose, a truly inspiring vision, a grand message to […]
August 14, 2014

The Value of Trust in Business

Loved this post so much had to repost! We’ve all at some point heard this sage business advice:  do the right thing. Beyond the obvious benefit of […]
July 13, 2014

Household Savings

My recent trip to Sydney to attend the HIA Building Better Cities Summit, got me thinking about some of the recent trends toward household savings rather […]
July 1, 2014

Compact Housing: Where to Next?

The UDIA Qld held a knowledge series talk ‘  Compact Housing: Where to next?’ on 5th June 2014 at SBIT, broaching topics such as: flexible floorplans, […]
June 18, 2014

One Size Does Not Fit All

Worker mobility is rising globally but is growing fastest in Asia Pacific, which is home to 62% of the worlds mobile workforce. This combination of youth, […]
June 3, 2014

Your Last Project

Have you taken a minute to stop recently and think, what was the last body of work I produced or even better, failed to produce? A […]
May 14, 2014

Australian Green Development Forum

Australian Green Development Forum (AGDF) officially announced Jessica Osborne, Director of Josh Develop, as being appointed to the Executive Committee of the Board today. “Jessica has […]
December 16, 2013

KoolWall Panel System

Koolwall a lightweight energy efficient building panel that is suitable for the construction of external walls for buildings. Its lightweight makes it very easy to use […]
April 25, 2013

House For Life Mater Miracles

The House for Life program for Mater Little Miracles started back in 2007 when Plantation Homes made the commitment to the Mater Hospital that they would […]
December 14, 2012

Risk vs Reward

There are varying degrees of risk.  As I look back upon some of the business decisions made in the past couple of years I realise how […]
October 2, 2012

Standing Ground in Property Sales

How hard can it be selling and buying property?  If you make a decision to sell, it should be easy right?   If you make a […]
August 20, 2012

Property Psychology

Just an idea that came into my head after reading a myriad of property reports. Reports vary from doom and gloom for the property industry and […]
May 22, 2012

Building Homes

While obtaining the  Business Sustainability Assessors license ensues and I look forward to a luncheon with the treasurer Wayne Swan on Friday regarding said initiatives, I […]
October 11, 2011

Future of Housing Is Here Now

As you may already know I work with a lot of builders in this industry and forevermore finding the sheer frustration of the limited amount of […]
January 14, 2011

Original Blog

Jessica Osbornes original blog started on wordpress For an archive of her interests view here https://jess4realestate.wordpress.com/