We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Chris Alexander, who is taking the lead on our Astra Apartments Parramatta location.
Chris joins us with a wealth of experience, having spent over 20 years working in various management roles in the hotel industry in both Australia and Asia, as well as owning and operating an internet retail chain for over 10 years.
With a tonne of activity brewing in the area, Chris has been busy planning the next steps for the business, however, he did take some time out to share his story.
So, who is Chris behind the scenes?
Originally from Melbourne, I relocated to Sydney in 2006 where I am now based with my wife and two kids. So behind the scenes, I am spending time with the family, following their activities and interests, and watching the kids grow far too quickly.
Prior to Sydney, I spent 5 years abroad, living, working, and enjoying the amazing culture in Northern Asia, in cities such as Taipei/Singapore/Hong Kong & Osaka. I look forward to going back there again to visit.
Outside of work and family, what do you enjoy doing?
In my younger years, I coached tennis, which now I play competitively in my spare time. I also enjoy AFL, golf, and travelling to big sporting event locations.
Top picks for domestic travel?
The Blue Mountains, The Great Ocean Road and Perth.
Chris on why he joined Astra
Astra really was the standout opportunity when I was assessing a new venture as it allowed me to combine my Operational and Customer service background with a drive to succeed in Sales and running my own business.
The Astra model in many ways is unique. Now in its 19th year of operating, it’s a proven organisation which is a testament to the consistent and on-point offering to corporates and bookers, backed by a strong and supportive national network. As a whole, Astra Apartments is aligned with my goals to achieve success, and excel in the Parramatta market.
What’s ahead for Astra Apartments Parramatta
The growth in Parramatta is exciting and is set to become Sydney’s 2nd “Powerhouse” CBD with a huge pipeline of infrastructure, commercial projects and major developments.
Major initiatives such as Parramatta Square, The New Light Rail, and The Powerhouse Museum means demand for accommodation will increase significantly and that is where Astra will look to offer a high standard of apartment accommodation in excellent CBD locations.
With a long list of Companies and Government Departments now relocating their headquarters and staff to Parramatta, Astra will be there to meet the high expectations of these organisations.
Astra Apartments Parramatta is located in two convenient CBD locations close to Parramatta Square and Westfield Shopping Centre and is targeting more outstanding CBD locations in 2020.
I feel excited about the challenge ahead in Parramatta and look forward to growing and developing a market which has huge potential.
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