Staff Profile: Toby Schraer – Associate

July 14, 2020

As a member of the Sydney executive team, Toby has over fifteen years construction experience working in development and project management. He holds a Master of Construction Project Management and a Bachelor of Property Economics.

Throughout his career, Toby has gained substantial experience across a range of sectors including retail, education, defence, health, residential, land development and civil projects for government and institutional clients. Toby has been involved in the delivery of several major projects across various sectors including the $200m David Jones Elizabeth Street store redevelopment, $90m Arlington Grove residential development in Dulwich Hill, $90m Promenade Parramatta Stage 1 apartments and $240m Flinders Precinct, Latitude 32 Industrial Subdivision in WA. Additionally Toby performed a contract administration and project management role on the $1.5b New Air Combat Capability Facilities national project for the Department of Defence.

He has a strong ability to lead and support internal and external teams to identify and achieve key project objectives. In his role as Associate at RCP, Toby has recently overseen the successful completion of the above-mentioned David Jones Elizabeth Street store redevelopment in Sydney’s CBD.

As lead project manager from concept design through to completion, Toby was responsible for the engagement and management of a team of specialist design and services consultants to develop the concept design and obtain approvals. He then oversaw the engagement of the construction contractor and subsequent delivery of the complex refurbishment works.

Toby was instrumental in mitigating the significant risks posed to David Jones on this project, particularly in relation to overcoming many latent conditions and structural issues inherent in a heritage listed project and ensuring the store continued to trade at all times during the construction works. Toby’s forward planning and leadership was instrumental in guiding the project team to develop innovative solutions.

In addition to his outstanding reputation of successfully delivering complex large-scale projects within operational environments, Toby is renowned for his reliability and integrity and he has become a trusted advisor to many of his clients.