Name: Dylan Burke
Company: Dominvs Group
Position within company: Communications Manager
. Tell us a little about your background (education, experience, etc)
Born and raised in South Africa
Studied BBA in marketing degree
Began working for family property company in the role of “Marketing Manager”
Worked for largest property finance company Propell in the role of “Operations Manager”
Moved to London to Inspired asset Management firm in the role of “Group Marketing Manager”
Currently work as “Communications Manager” for Dominvs Group
. How would you describe your own personal style?
Energy enthused with vision (with an equal measure of humour)
. Where does your inspiration come from?
My father and my wife, two of the strongest and most determined people I know
. In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Minimalism, less is so much more
. Name five key themes to consider when approaching property development in 2014 and beyond.
Unlocking of value
Outlying newer areas
Maximising the space you have
Attention to detail
Routes to market
. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to development projects, what would it be?
Your money is always made in the buying, but a stringent eye needs to be kept on the finances (fiscal management & budgeting)
. How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
Hugely so, they are a foremost publication which our peers read, support and follow!
. What projects are you currently working on?
Residential projects in:
St Johns Wood
. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To be the best at what we do, no matter the sector
. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
Your favourite holiday destination?
Koh Samui, Thailand
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Hotel – Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington
Restaurant – Papa Dels, Highgate
Bar – Waxy O’Connor’s, Leicester Square
Your favourite book / film / song?
Book – When a crocodile eats the sun- Peter Godwin
Film – The Breakfast club
Song – Life is a highway, Tom Cochrane
Your favourite food and drink?
Food – Pad Thai
Drink – Springfield Sauvignon Blanc “life from Stone”
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Relaxing reading a book on the couch with my wife
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
A professional swimmer