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Shakra Group

About Us

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Shakra Group Property & Development prides itself on understanding the expectations of our valued clients in terms of design, budget and construction techniques and delivering on these expectations. Our commercial project team is responsible for managing all facets of development, including town planning, architectural design and construction management.

Shakra Group has established strong relationships at all levels within the industry. These relationships have provided the way for the group to be in touch with property opportunities with the knowledge and experience to be able to convert these prospects into successful viable developments.

The services Shakra Group provides extend beyond the traditional project manager's role and ensures full control over the project. The results are developments that meet completion dates and budget requirements.

Shakra Group

Our Team

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Bassem (Sam) Khalil

Founder - Executive Chairman

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With 30 years industry experience, Sam Khalil is one of the most dedicated and hands-on leaders in the Property & Renewable Energy Development sector.

Sam began his career with a Sydney based developer in the acquisition and project management areas. It was duringthis time, Sam was inspired to become a Developer.

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With success in both the Property Development arena, campaigning with Brisbane State & Federal leaders in an ambitious 84 level tower scheme for Brisbane’s Queen Street, together with Developing the largest Roof Top Solar project in the southern hemisphere at Brisbane Airport, it was time to combine yester years success, in utilising all the resources and spearhead the Shakra Group to success.

Victoria Smith

Executive Director

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Victoria Smith brings with her over 30 years of business development, marketing and corporate management. As the Executive Director, Victoria oversees the on going day to day management of the business.

Her role includes the management and facilitation of the Shakra Groups business model and implementation

Expertise:

  • Corporate Management / Direction / Consultancy
  • Drive Strong Sales Results
  • Top Tier Client Relationships
  • Executive Level Partnerships
  • Marketing / Publicity / Events Expertise
  • New Store Openings / Roll Outs
  • Development research and marketing
  • Shopping Centre development Marketing
  • Retail Industry Relationships / Strong Network

Victoria has worked on some of the worlds top fashion brands, spearheading the rollouts coupled with her management capabilities to such names such as, Myer, Esprit, Osh Kosh and the likes..Victoria was instrumental in her development areas working closely with builders and developers on special projects, which included major shopping centres as Chatswood Chase, The Strand at Coolangatta, which were transformed into Australia’s top rated projects.

Robert Nation

AM Architect

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Dip Arch (HTC) 1972
M Arch (Toronto Urban Design) 1973
Life Fellow Royal Australian Institute of Architects 2006 Hon American Institute of Architects 2005
Hon Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 2005
Hon New Zealand Institute of Architects 2005
Hong Kong Institute of Architects 1983.

1973-1980: Design Principal Heffernan Nation Rees Viney
1981-1986: Design Partner Yuncken Freeman Hong Kong
1987-1999: Design Principal Nation Fender Architects
2000-2006: Design Principal Nation Viney Architects
2005-2006: National President, Royal Australian Institute of Architects
2007-2009: Regional Design Director, Dubai for an Australian Architecture practice
2009-2012: International Design Principal, RMJM Architects Dubai ,New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong
2012-present: Design Director, Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Sydney
2012-present: Design Principal, Nation Architects Sydney, Hong Kong and Italy

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As a practicing Architect following completion of my Masters Degree in Urban Design, in 1972, I have lead the architecture practices listed above,as Design Principal, that commenced following my return toHobart, Tasmania in 1973-1980, followed by Hong Kong and Bangkok in 1980-1999, Sydney in 2000-2006,and Dubai, Shanghai, New York and Hong Kong 2007-2012, before returning to Sydney in the role of Design Director for the Barangaroo Delivery Authority,a mixed use Urban Project of over 10 billion AUD value.

These experiences cover a period of nearly 50 years of amazing experience, for major complex projects, in many countries, as Principal Architect/ Urban Designer, that always pursued an outcome pursuingdesign excellence, sustainability, political process, and economic success.

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In addition to my architectural design roles, I have chaired and /or been a jury member of many major design competitor juries and have represented Australia at numerous congresses and at the International Union of Architects Triennial events. Examples ofthese juries include:

  • CUB site Sydney,
  • 1 Bligh Street Sydney, Goldfields House Sydney,
  • Barangaroo buildings and currently on major projects that form the new Parramatta Square.
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In the interest of simplicity, this outline is purposely limited to a page, however, a detailed list of projects is available thatindicates the range of projects that have formed my architectural life commencing at Architecture School in 196, to the present day. Many design awards, attest to the peer view of the substance of my work.

I am a dedicated, serious Architect, well known in the International Architectural Society, with extensive knowledge appropriate to the design of Major Projects, and their Architects, that consider outcomes beyond context and performance, and that are fundamental to the success of any project type. I am currently based in Sydney for my part time Barangaroo Consultancy Role, and amalso active in my Practice on various Residential, Hospitality, Education and Commercial projects.

Erica Chen

Legal Advisor Consultant

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  • Legal Practitioner in UAE and Australia.
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of QLD Solicitor and Unite Arab Emirates

Erica’s background has seen her take on a diverse and has held many positions of notable stature, such as:

  • Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Syeed Al Maktoum Dubai Unite Arab Emirates: Contract and international relationship area, In-house-lawyer.
  • Emirate Advocate in Dubai: Solicitor 2007-2016.
  • Dormers Legal Law firm in Sydney 2002: Solicitor
  • Research Projects with TheNational Centre for Corporate Law and Policy Research University of Canberra 2001.
  • Human Right Lawyer for East Timor 1999-2000
  • Research Activities with Dr Tony Deklin: The 1999 Constitutional Commission and Constitutional Review in East Timor.
  • International Law and Economy Institute in Depart of Foreign Affair South Korea: Australia Branch Director 1997.
  • Legal advisor for Sung Nam City Council in South Korea 1989.
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Investors and partnerships

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Shakra Group believes in working with and aligning ourselves with like-minded successful people to ensure we grow over the years and build our company together. Striving to build companies that support each other whilst being highly profitable on their own. We believe in our tested due diligence and ensuring that our projects have a meaningful return for our investors.

Renewable Energy

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Shakra Energy is an Australian owned and operated company utilizing a network of global and national partnerships delivering world-class Solar Engineering developments. Domestically Shakra Energy and our partners have successfully completed over 50 commercial solar projects resulting in efficient & effective response times to O & M matters. Sourcing only ‘Tier One’ products, engineers and installers, we validate, finance and execute solar saleable projects.

With our wealth of experience and reputable contacts, we have been able to successfully implement our business model in various markets by combining the strength of major­‐league tier one technology partners with small scale, cost-effective local contracts. We have created national partnerships delivering world-class Solar Engineering developments both in Australia and abroad.

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Shakra Energy is the result of experienced executives of Australian and Global companies specialising in the utilities and construction sectors of Renewable Energy.

Our goal is to offer the opportunity to invest in solar photovoltaic plants providing all necessary services for individuals, corporations and investment funds... to identify, validate, finance, execute and operate solar photovoltaic projects. We pride ourselves on always ensuring the best return on investment, with our integrated project planning, EPC, quality control, monitoring and O&M (operation and maintenance).

Shakra Energy is a specialist Development company focused on renewable energy projects both Nationally and Globally.

  • DISTRIBUTED SOLAR GENERATION (SPPA)
  • Wholesale distributed Solar PV generation
  • Centralised retail solar PV generation
  • Master energy supply agreement
  • Sub-tenants solution
  • Shakra Energy technical solutions

Recently, Shakra Energy was the proud developer of the ground-breaking project at Brisbane Airport with the largest rooftop solar panel installation at an Australian airport and the largest commercial rooftop solar system in the Southern Hemisphere. This is just one of our many projects Globally.

At Shakra Energy, we also specialise in Solar Farms & Ground Mounted Solar Power. With the advances in solar PV (photovoltaic) technology, solar cells now provide useful energy even on cloudy or rainy days. Agricultural landowners are now able to diversify their land use, solar energy generation can provide a stable, secure additional income stream, free from market price fluctuations. Shakra Energy solar farms are regarded as the most efficient, highest-quality solar farms in the world. As technology leaders in solar energy generation, we maximise revenue from our solar farms and pass it on to landowners in the form of substantial land rental income.

We provide a full turnkey solar farm service

  • Initial feasibility study
  • Grid connection
  • Planning approval
  • Delivering all contracts
  • All financing requirements
  • System design and engineering
  • Materials manufacturing and procurement
  • Construction led by our in-house team
  • Lifetime operation and maintenance
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Immigration Consulting

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Shakra Group can assist with:

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    Business and Investment – reviewing business investment opportunities and investment visas (business owner and investor streams) significant investor visas, assistance with setting up/ buying a business in Australia and self-sponsorship programs

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    Study in Australia – encompassing English Language coursed, vocational education and training visas, school education, higher education visas, student guardian visas, professional development visas, postgraduate research student visas and assistance with enrollment into an educational institution in Australia.

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    Work in Australia – from temporary work visas thru to recognised graduate visas, skilled labour visas, labour agreements for Australian companies and employer sponsored visas (457, 186) and regional sponsored migration scheme visas.

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    Family to Australia – including child visas (biological or adopting) parents’visas, partner visas (fiancée or de-facto), resident visas or former resident visas, also skilled stream to be sponsored by a relative in Australia, refugee and humanitarian visas..