About US


Steven Pharr

Opportunities are everywhere and it’s the entrepreneurial minded among us that create them. After selling his former IT business to a publically listed company in 2007, Steve saw an opportunity in the property development market and began his journey.
He learnt all facets of residential property development from industry leaders and started a business with a fresh vision – of fairness, new efficiencies and financial rewards for all stakeholders.
Steve’s passion helped build a motivated team and together they’ve made Bayland the company it is today. From 1 development in the first year, they’ve grown into one of the largest suburban developers in Victoria. Steve’s primary role now is to ensure that the business remains true to its vision as it grows.

Phil Richardson

Phil has been with Bayland from its inception and brings a wealth of experience from a commercial building background. Large-scale projects with tight timelines and building relationships with a mix of stakeholders are both things he has a reputation for excelling at.
His commitment to detail, effective team/ project management and communication ensure smooth delivery of all Bayland development projects, with the help of his design development team.

Marcus Stanley

Overseeing, corporate strategy, finance, investor and client liaisons Marcus has over 35 years of experience in property development, corporate governance and finance, Marcus’s broad portfolio of experience includes benchmark projects such as:

  • 176 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
  • ‘St Louis’ Apartments, 110 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park
  • 40-50 Clarence Street, Sydney
  • Canterbury Terrace’s, Canterbury Road, St Kilda
  • Botanical Hotel, 169 Domain Road, South Yarra
  • Sebel Reefhouse Hotel, Palm Cove, Queensland

Amongst many others.

Francis Galbally

Francis Galbally has over 30 years of experience in international business and commercial law. He was a partner in the leading law firm Galbally & O’Bryan during which time he successfully led a number of landmark commercial litigation cases.
Having been a director and chairman of a number of Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies. Mr Galbally has first-hand operational experience in growing ‘small cap’ companies.

Gerard Zahra

Gerard has been part of the Bayland Advisory Team from its inception and brings over 30 years of business, professional accounting, taxation and finance skills and experience to the business.
He is the principal of an accounting firm based in Melbourne with a number of clients in the property sector.

Sarah Dougherty

Sarah started with Bayland 18 months ago and her role is to ensure the delivery of the highest standard company accounts functions and payroll services.
She is also responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures. Sarah has been in the Real Estate industry for over 18 years and her commitment to detail ensures a smooth running of this department.

Chris Pharr

Chris joined Bayland Sales & Acquisition Team in 2014 and brings a wide skill set from several years in the property industry, both in valuations and commercial CBD sales. Having completed a Bachelor of Accounting in 2008 and working within the industry for two years Chris went back to Melbourne University in 2010 to complete a Graduate Diploma in Property Valuations while concurrently being trained as a property valuer at WPB Property Group.

Cathy Lombardo

Friendly, calm, caring and totally dedicated, Cathy brings over 20 years of real estate experience to Bayland. Her attention to detail, professional attitude and vast experience in residential sales, property marketing, subdivisions, developments, and town planning keep her busy, focused and in demand.

Paul Byrnes

Joining Bayland in 2015 Paul brings a wealth of marketing and property experience spanning 25 years. His main focus is on the acquisition of development sites in prime established suburbs and the overall sales and marketing for the Bayland group.
An experienced marketer, Paul understands the need to create a product that will be in high demand for owners and investors alike.

Edgar Gottschalk

With strong technical planning knowledge and a strong work ethic, Edgar is committed to the highest levels of professional and personal excellence. For over 15 years Edgar has been involved in a diverse range of property projects including large mixed use, residential, commercial, education and masterplanned developments.

Aleesha Lally

Aleesha joined Bayland in 2015 and has a Bachelor of Urban Design and Planning from Bond University. She has practiced as a consultant town planner since 2013.
Since working within the industry, Aleesha has been involved in a broad range of projects across Victoria and continues to work collaboratively with various stakeholders to ensure desired outcomes are achieved in a timely manner.
Through her studies and industry experience, Aleesha has obtained strong skills in statutory planning, strategic planning and urban design.

Christine Hardy

Joining Bayland in August 2014, Christine brings a wealth of building industry knowledge and years of experience. She’s worked with both large scale and small builders to ensure clients receive the best possible service throughout the purchase and construction process. She thrives on exceeding expectations and works closely with purchasers to ensure their questions are answered. Her primary role is to look after Bayland’s clients, once contracts have been signed, through to commencement of construction.

Margaret Savage

Margaret joined the Bayland Group in March 2015 and brings over 30 years of property experience, construction knowledge and a wealth of customer care. Before migrating to Melbourne from Glasgow around 2 years ago, Margaret worked as a consultant specialising in customer liaison. Margaret is committed to ensuring accountability and commitment to customer care is at the forefront of every transaction.


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