Property Person of the Year 2015 | Mr Iwan Sunito


Winner 2015: Mr Iwan Sunito – Founder & CEO, Crown Group

Date : 
Thursday, 03 December 2015
Venue :  Doltone House, Pyrmont

The Property Person of the Year recognises an impressive community leader who has played a major role in helping construct Australia. The 2015 Property Person of the Year award was presented to Mr Iwan Sunito at a charity fundraising dinner in aid of Warrah Disability Services and St. Vincents Prostate Cancer Centre. The event was held at Doltone House, Pyrmont, Sydney and around 400 industry representatives attended the occasion.

Ben Fordham – Master of Ceremony and a broadcaster on 2GB – conducted an easy, interesting and fun interview with Iwan about his earlier days starting out in the industry, his family and his outstanding achievements.


Winner of the Property Person of the Year 2015

Mr Iwan Sunito

Iwan Sunito founded the Crown Group in 1996 and it has grown to become one of the leading developers of high end apartments in Sydney with a portfolio of projects worth more that $4.5 billion.

Iwan was brought up in a small town in Central Kalimantan before moving to Australia where he studied architecture at the University of NSW followed by a Masters of Construction Management. He formed Crown Group with business partner Paul Sathio in 1996. 

Crown Group is well known for combining design quality with iconic apartment developments that are always special. The flowing shape of the incredible Infinity project at Green Square with its unique facilities are matched by the more urban Sydney by Crown Group on Clarence Street, Sydney

Iwan Sunito has received significant media coverage in the print media and on television in Australia. He has also appeared on Bloomberg Television in Indonesia, on Channel News Asia and numerous media outlets across Asia. He has published a book titled “From Borneo to Bloomberg. A Comeback Story and 13 Principles for Success”.

He has contributed to community organisations as Chairman of B2B, a business to business group that empowers young professionals, Board Member of the Global Diaspora Board- a group of 10 Indonesian leaders, Chairman of NSW Tsunami Corporate Fund that raised funds for the Tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia.

Significant projects by Crown Group include the seven-tower, resort-style Top Ryde City Living, Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, the 29-storey V by Crown in Parramatta, the 20-storey Skye by Crown in North Sydney, Crown Ashfield, in Sydney’s thriving inner-west and Sydney by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

The Urban Taskforce Congratulates Iwan on winning 2015’s Property Person of The Year! 


Iwan with AwardIwan Sunito (right) accepting the award from Peter Daly, Chairman, Urban Taskforce
  Iwan with family

Iwan Sunito (3rd from left) seen with his family


Peter Daly

Peter Daly, Chairman,  Urban Taskforce Australia.

  Iwan being InterviewedIwan being interviewed by Ben Fordham.   Chris

Chris Johnson, CEO, Urban Taskforce Australia.
Prof Stricker

Assc Prof Philip Stricker, Director- St Vincent’s Hospital

Georgina Michaelis, CEO, Warrah Society.

Guests enjoying the night.



Radisson Blue Bo Concept Designer rugs
Swarovski Doltone Helm
Work shed UTF logo cropped Shortys liquor


Past winners include:

  • Mr Tony Perich, Managing Director, Perich Group of Companies
  • Mr Steve McCann, Group CEO & Managing Director, Lend Lease
  • Mr Ross McDiven, Chairman of Brookfield Multiplex
  • Mr Lang Walker, Chairman of Walker Corporation
  • Mr Liam Forde, Chief Executive of Baulderstone Hornibrook.
  • Mr Bill Moss AM, Group Head and Chief Executive Officer of the Banking and Property Group, Macquarie Bank
  • Mr Greg Goodman, Group Chief Executive Officer, Goodman
  • Mr Wal King AO, Chief Executive Officer, Leighton Holdings
  • Mr Harry Triguboff AO, Chairman and Managing Director of Meriton Apartments
  • Mr Bob Rose, AM, Chief Executive Officer, The Rose Group
  • Garry Rothwell, Founder and Principal, Winton Property Group


  For more information about the Property Person of the Year 2014 Award please contact the Urban Taskforce on (02) 9238 3955  or email