deverellsmith podcast: Local discusses the Australian BTR market

A New Lease of Life podcast: deverellsmith speaks to Local about where the Australian Build to Rent market is looking for inspiration from.

Matt Berg, Founder and Co-CEO at Local talks to deverellsmith's Nick Hammond | BTR News
Matt Berg, Founder and Co-CEO at Local talks to deverellsmith's Nick Hammond.

Hosted by deverellsmith’s Head of Build to Rent Nick Hammond as part of the ‘A New Lease of Life’ sub-series, Local’s Founder and Co-CEO Matt Berg discusses where the Australian Build to Rent market looking for inspiration from.

Matt’s professional career began at CBRE and JLL as a tenant rep. His career quickly evolved into working in the development world, first as an analyst with a well-known builder. 2014 saw Matt exposed to the Build to Rent sector, winning the Commonwealth Games Village project which was held on the Gold Coast. This was a significant project, with 1,250 units.

Following 17 years in the property industry, Matt co-founded Local in 2021, helping to bring the Build to Rent sector to Australia. He has been in the Australian Build to Rent sector for the past nine years and can be credited with the origination and delivery of over 3,000 apartments. Matt believes Australia is on-track to becoming leaders in Build to Rent.