Urban Taskforce | Property Person of the Year Award





Iwan Sunito

Iwan Sunito
Founder- Crown Group


Iwan Sunito founded the Crown Group in 1996 and it has grown to become one of the leading developers of high end apartments in Sydney with a portfolio of projects worth more that $4.5 billion.

Iwan was brought up in a small town in Central Kalimantan before moving to Australia where he studied architecture at the University of NSW followed by a Masters of Construction Management. He formed Crown Group with business partner Paul Sathio in 1996. 

Crown Group is well known for combining design quality with iconic apartment developments that are always special. The flowing shape of the incredible Infinity project at Green Square with its unique facilities are matched by the more urban Sydney by Crown Group on Clarence Street, Sydney

Iwan Sunito has received significant media coverage in the print media and on television in Australia. He has also appeared on Bloomberg Television in Indonesia, on Channel News Asia and numerous media outlets across Asia. He has published a book titled “From Borneo to Bloomberg. A Comeback Story and 13 Principles for Success”.

He has contributed to community organisations as Chairman of B2B, a business to business group that empowers young professionals, Board Member of the Global Diaspora Board- a group of 10 Indonesian leaders, Chairman of NSW Tsunami Corporate Fund that raised funds for the Tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia.

Significant projects by Crown Group include the seven-tower, resort-style Top Ryde City Living, Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, the 29-storey V by Crown in Parramatta, the 20-storey Skye by Crown in North Sydney, Crown Ashfield, in Sydney’s thriving inner-west and Sydney by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

The Urban Taskforce Congratulates Iwan on winning this year's Property Person of The Year!



The past recipients are: Mr Tony Perich, Managing Director, Perich Group of Companies Mr Steve McCann, Group CEO and Managing Director, Lend Lease Mr Ross McDiven, Chairman, Brookfield Multiplex Mr Garry Rothwell , Founder and Principal, Winten Property Mr Bob Rose AM , Chief Executive Officer of Rose Property Group Mr Harry Triguboff AO, Chairman and Managing Director of Meriton Apartments Mr Wal King AO , Chief Executive, Leighton Holdings Mr Greg Goodman , Group Chief Executive Officer of Goodman Mr Bill Moss AM, Group Head and Chief Executive Officer of the Banking and Property Group, Macquarie Bank Mr Liam Forde, Chief Executive of Baulderstone Hornibrook. Mr Lang Walker , Chairman of Walker Corporation



Supporting charity The Warrah Society, is a not for profit organisation which provides residential accommodation, education and day services for over 100 people with intellectual disabilities in Dural, NSW.  


The St. Vincent's Prostate Cancer Centre at St. Vincent's Centre, Sydney. This centre has one of the largest medical research units in the Southern Hemisphere (in association with the Garvan Institute).