Frank Alvarez, Sydney
– Global Development Director
Frank is a respected retail executive and brings with him a tremendous wealth of experience in retail design, leasing, strategy and customer experience space. His primary focus will be to assist the growth of the business globally; across new customers, grow partnerships (and their business) and grow our franchises. Frank will be based in our Sydney office and report to Ryan Arrowsmith.
Krysta Maratos, Melbourne
– Payroll & Accounts
Krysta is originally from Perth working in the Gas and Oil industry and also spent a year in Sydney working for a Property Development company. She recently moved to Melbourne. Krysta has extensive AP, AR and Payroll experience and is a welcome addition to the Global Finance team.
Danish Zuberi, Sydney
– Project Manager
Danish has joined the Sydney office and team Samsung. He will also be working closely with the Samsung team, who are now coming to the tail end of the AV Retrofit roll out, but Danish’s first job will be the JB 2.0 rollout.
Danish along with a few friends set up a design business in the UK, followed by 3 years working in China, before moving to Australia with his family. Danish has done multi retail fit outs in various countries for the likes of BMW, McAfee, Mrs Fields Cookies, MeatOne as well as various others.
Pamela Halomoan, Jakarta
– Senior Graphic Designer
Pamela started working in Jakarta office early July as Senior Graphic Designer. Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, she has 7+ years of experience in graphic design and marketing. Her previous experience includes working at a Digital Marketing Consultant company in Jakarta as Head of Content. Outside of work, Pamela enjoys travel and Pamela reports to Nina.
Radita Gautama, Jakarta
– Graphic Designer
Radita or preferably to be called Dita, joined Jakarta office in mid-June as Graphic Designer. His previous experience includes working for a furniture e-commerce company where he was responsible for all the graphics content for marketing collateral, production and social media. In addition to design, Dita’s main interest are fashion, music, art, and photography. Radita reports to Pamela.
Dimas Andrea Maradona, Jakarta
– Documentation Manager
Dimas has joined us this week in Jakarta Office as Documentation Manager. Dimas graduated with Bachelor of Architecture and has 12+ years of professional experience in the architecture and interior design industry. Prior to joining greater group he has worked in both Indonesia and Singapore on variety of projects, ranging from residential, public housing, high-rise, commercial, retail, and hospitality. His last name is Maradona (after the football legend) and his father was responsible for this. Dimas reports to Nina.
Theresia Lydia, Jakarta
– Interior Designer
Lydia joined Jakarta Office as Interior Designer at the start of July. Lydia graduated with Bachelor of Interior Design at one of the top universities in Jakarta. After graduating, Lydia teaches at her Alma mater for a year before joining greater group. Lydia’s hobbies are watching movies, reading books, and singing. Lydia reports to Nina.
greater group & New Balance WINNERS of the 2017 HKB International Business Awards Retail Category
The latest New Balance project blurs the line between lifestyle and performance.
Global retail design and build agency greater group came away with the Retail Award during the Hong Kong Business International Business Awards 2017. The program recognised the firm’s innovative handling of New Balance’s pioneering lifestyle concept store in Japan named “New Balance Roppongi 19:06.”
Located in the Roppongi district of midtown Tokyo, the store opened its doors to performance-driven metropolitan consumers on May 19, 2017. A drastic change from the traditional, it features simple, linear, and contemporary aesthetics that can easily be transformed into an event or product launch space via mobile wooden podiums.
The store was built around the Japanese concept of “MA”—the consciousness of the void between two structural parts. Strategically placed lights create separation between the ceiling and the walls, while wooden walls and sharp concrete flooring provide contrast representing raw performance.
New Balance Roppongi 19:06 will carry the brand’s state-of-the-art apparel, footwear and limited-edition items.
To date, greater group has worked closely with New Balance in delivering 75 global store projects, to date.
“It is important to work with the best people internally and externally. greater group is an extremely important partner to New Balance, and the strong relationship continues with 75 global store projects delivered to date. The teams at greater group bring a level of speed and creativity, balanced with fiscal responsibility that enables us to achieve things we could not have on our own,” comments Bob Neville, New Balance global retail creative director, on the partnership.
Global Newsletter Coordinators
For a steady flow of global office updates, below are our nominated newsletter coordinators.
Melbourne – Minny & Karina
Sydney – Pauline & Jemma
Hong Kong – Michelle
Shanghai – Shell
Jakarta – Pamela, Radita & Sandhi
The Lab – Jamie D.