Crown Group has carved out a reputation as a game changer on the global property stage. Our award-winning luxury apartment and hotel developments have become worldwide talking points, fusing a futuristic vision of contemporary city living with inspired Australian architecture. The Crown Group philosophy is about creating not just architecture but art and our goal is to create the SKYE experience for both guests and residents of our communities.
Architect Iwan Sunito and engineer Paul Sathio co-founded Crown Group in Sydney back in 1996 and since then they have watched it transform into a global company with developments spanning five cities over three continents.
Crown Group’s developments have made their mark on the cities in which they are located, creating new communities that possess innovative architecture combined with a desirable metropolitan lifestyle. Our developments are deeply inspired by nature, an influence formed during Iwan’s early childhood growing up near the jungles and rivers of Kalimantan.
Each new Crown Group development has changed the fabric of its home city and fostered a new community, offering residents a taste of Crown Group’s signature urban resort lifestyle. These inspirational communities include the iconic residential and hotel tower Arc by Crown Group, which is home to 56 dramatic white arches that have literally transformed Sydney’s CBD skyline, the lush landmark of Waterfall by Crown Group in Waterloo, the grand 28-storey V by Crown Group in Parramatta and the revolutionary Infinity by Crown that sits at the heart of Sydney’s newest inner city suburb of Green Square.
Today, Crown Group has six major developments underway including a $500 million Japanese-inspired community, Mastery by Crown Group, being developed in Waterloo with Mitsubishi Estate Asia. Nearby, Eastlakes Live by Crown Group, is set to become Sydney’s most exciting new address. Crown Group is also set to launch its first residential projects in Brisbane and Melbourne, and another in the US next year – a stunning residential and hotel tower in the flourishing area of Downtown LA.
In the company’s nearly three-decade history, Crown Group has been recognised by more than 30 prestige awards including: 2018 Urban Development Institute’s Best Mixed-Use Development for V by Crown Group; 2017 Property Council of Australia’s One of the World’s Best Projects for Infinity by Crown Group; 2017 Master Builders Association Best Residential and Mixed-Use Development for Skye by Crown Group.
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Iwan Sunito graduated from University of NSW with honours in Architecture and was awarded the UNSW Eric Daniels award for excellence in residential design in 1992. He later finished his Master of Construction Management and started his own business as an architect in 1996, kickstarting his career with his first residential development in Sydney.
More than 20 years later, Crown Group has grown to hold a $5 billion portfolio in five cities across Australia, the US and Indonesia. It has expanded from creating residential apartments to developing shopping centres, hotels and its own fund management platform.
Among many of Iwan’s achievements, he was named 2015 Urban Taskforce Australia Property Person of the Year, one of the highest industry accolades in Australia. He was also a winner in the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards and awarded the 2013 Congress of Indonesian Diaspora Entrepreneur award.
But his passion lies in giving back to the community – a desire that arose from his experience overcoming his own early setbacks during school. He does this via mentoring, addressing business summits and training thousands of future leaders across the globe. His heart’s desire is to give hope and guidance to younger generations across the world.
Iwan’s first book ‘From Borneo to Bloomberg, A Comeback Story and 13 Principles of Success’ was published in 2014. It took three years to write his biography ‘Without Borders’, with writer Teguh Pambudi, which became a best-seller in his home country, Indonesia.
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