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Expertise at your fingertips

Brisbane Economic Development Agency's Corporate Partners can offer professional services and advice to help your organisation thrive.


Architectus is a leading design studio that brings together the experience of more than 250 architects, interior architects, urban designers and urban planners. With a strong history across architecture, interior and urban disciplines, Architectus teams have specialist expertise across all industry sectors, on projects from the smallest to largest scale.

We are proud of our reputation for clear strategic design thinking and for the collaborative approach we bring to problem solving. Our focus is to thoroughly understand our clients’ needs, applying our research, experience and technology to develop solutions that are functional and elegant. Our studio is committed to eight core principles:

  • Respect for Values and Needs
  • Optimal Function and Performance
  • Response to Place and Context
  • Enacting Environmental Ethics
  • Imbedding Research and Education
  • Advancing Technology
  • Practising Design as a Process
  • Pursuing Design Excellence

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BDO is a leading adviser to international businesses doing business in Australia, and Australian companies venturing offshore. As part of a global network with more than 1400 offices across 154 countries, our Corporate Finance, Consulting, International Tax, Transfer Pricing and Business Advisory specialists work in partnership with their clients to smooth the market entry process and realise tangible results.

Our technical expertise is backed by industry experience across a wide range of sectors, including food and agribusiness, real estate and construction, retail, and natural resources. We have a proven track record in supporting clients in these sectors, whether they are investing in Australia or taking advantage of growth opportunities in new regions.

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Cardno is one of Australia’s leading, fully integrated engineering, environmental and social services firms. We operate with a global network of 6500 staff, based in 200 offices throughout 17 countries. In Australia we have a significant presence with almost 2000 staff in regional and metropolitan locations across the country.

Our multi-disciplinary expertise is valued by federal, state and local governments, as well as private clients in the urban development, transportation, water, defence, oil and gas, waste, international aid, energy, buildings, mining, environment, coastal and ocean and chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.

At Cardno, our aim is to provide strategic business solutions, professional advice and diverse services which add long-term value to our clients’ projects and surrounding community. We form strong partnerships with clients to create opportunities for significant, lasting positive change in both developed and emerging economies. Since it’s important to be where our clients are, we have a strong regional focus, which complements our teams in major cities throughout the world.

From early beginnings in 1945 as a Brisbane-based engineering firm, Cardno is now a global company with a mission to shape the future sustainably for communities around the world.

Cardno is headquartered in Brisbane and is publicly listed on the Australian stock exchange.

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Fragomen is the world’s leading provider of immigration services. Immigration is not just one of many practices – it's the sole focus and it shows. Fragomen provides services in over 170 countries and helps businesses and individuals with the full range of immigration matters, including strategic planning, compliance, government relations, reporting, and case management and processing. With four offices and 150 staff, including over 80 solicitors and registered migration agents, Fragomen is the largest provider in Australia.

Due to the industries that are dominant in Queensland, our Brisbane-based professionals have particular experience working with clients in complex workforce arrangements such as contractor arrangements, joint ventures and other associations to ensure the delivery of skilled professionals to large scale projects. The team has a deep understanding of the complexities of Australian immigration law and the impact changes in regulations have across different industries.

Ben Lear is the Practice Leader of our Brisbane office and is an experienced solicitor and registered migration agent. Ben has eight years' experience in a range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining, telecommunication and information technology, and financial services. Ben works with major Australian corporation, SMEs and startup companies, and has had a particular focus in Queensland for the past three years.

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McCullough Robertson is a leading independent Australian law firm. For more than 90 years, major Australian and foreign-owned corporations, financial institutions, governments, private enterprises and high-net-worth individuals have trusted our advice on their most critical legal challenges. We have a depth of resources, with more than 380 employees and 51 partners across our Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle offices.

We are guided by our values – being generous, commercial, committed and down to earth – in everything we do. We invest in long-term relationships that support and nurture our clients and our community. We are generous with our time, committed to the success of our clients, and encourage and respect our people.

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Ray White Commercial Qld is a key component of Australasia’s largest real estate company, the Ray White Group. As a family-owned and led business for more than 110 years, relationships have always been at the heart of everything Ray White has done to build a broad network of real estate professionals who take pride in every transaction.

The Ray White Commercial network includes more than 50 owner-led businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand with a team of more than 250 commercial property agents. Based at 111 Eagle St in the Brisbane CBD, Ray White Commercial Qld is a multi-disciplined real estate team of highly experienced and enthusiastic agents committed to the marketing and sale of all sectors of commercial real estate and is under the management of Joint Directors Mark Creevey and Tony Williams.

Ray White Commercial Qld’s focus includes office, retail, industrial, commercial strata, residential development sites and land marketing. The agency covers not only the Brisbane metropolitan area and South East Queensland but also co-ordinates with Ray White Commercial’s regional offices located throughout Queensland to achieve the best possible results. Ray White Commercial Qld was this year named the Ray White Commercial Group’s top office for settled sales, leasing and property management.

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Three Plus provides authoritative, creative and strategic advice that establishes the reputation, brand and relationships its clients require to achieve their ambitions. It seeks to identify and deliver tailored marketing and communications services, knowing success is achieved when the interests of our clients and their stakeholders align.

Three Plus is a full service consultancy that allows clients to implement their business plans and maximise success. The Three Plus Way is an issues-based strategic planning approach aimed at ensuring all campaigns are targeted to outcomes. Our clients respond positively to our strategic approach and the skills and experience of our team.

Services offered include presentation and media training, media relations, issues management, government relations and community and stakeholder engagement.


Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

Working across the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics and research, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.