Congratulating Adrian Fini
November 8, 2023
Hesperia’s co-founder Adrian Fini has been recognised as a WA Property Leader as part of the prestigious Property Council Awards for 2023.
The Award recognises Adrian’s achievements over many decades in a wide range of development and other property-related activities, including his enduring commitment to hospitality and tourism.
Perth and Western Australians have been beneficiaries of Adrian’s long career to date and his personal interest in a wide range of development issues that include the repurposing of our heritage structures, activation of the CBD and inner urban areas, as well as the role of the arts, sustainability and greening of our city.
Adrian has a legacy of delivering progressive and innovative developments through Fini Group and the private investment company FJM Property, many of which have arguably changed the face of modern Perth.
Early in his career Adrian was the CEO of Mirvac Fini in Western Australia from 2001 until 2010, and a former executive director and board member of ASX-listed parent company Mirvac Group where he was National Director of Development, and Chair of Mirvac Hotels.
Adrian’s interest in property was guided by his father Tony Fini, working alongside his brother Don and sister Nadia until 2001. With his family’s Italian heritage, Adrian maintains a deep affection for Fremantle and an abiding interest in delivering on the potential of the port city as one of the State’s leading destinations. His involvement has ranged from the creation of the Little Creatures Brewery through to the recently opened Vin Populi restaurant. His current projects in Fremantle include restoring the P&O Building, 49 Phillimore St and the Owston Building.
Similarly, Adrian’s interest in urban areas have led to his long-term interest in the activation of the CBD, most prominently through the restoration and repurposing of the iconic State Buildings complex; not to mention his involvement in Leederville Town Centre with the recent redevelopment of the Leederville Hotel, neighbouring ABN Building and Electric Lane.
In responding to the media about becoming a WA Property Leader Adrian noted that: “Property development is a long-term activity in which our plans often take years to be realised and the visible achievements are the end result of the expertise and hard work of many people.”
“I have taken great enjoyment and pride throughout my career in bringing motivated and energetic people together to deliver great projects for our city. Everything is better when it is shared by people trying to achieve a common goal.”
“I love working with teams of talented people to find creative solutions to unique city planning, commercial and lifestyle challenges. There are still many innovative land-use and redevelopment opportunities for Perth.”
Adrian has previously received a number of prestigious awards recognising his many achievements including an Order of Australia (OAM) for his contribution to the arts, Western Australian of the Year – for his contribution towards shaping a better, contemporary city of Perth – and Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year. Intriguingly, Adrian is also officially a “Knight” having been awarded an ‘Order of the Star of Italy”.
Adrian is well-known for his many philanthropic interests, particularly associated with the arts. He was a Board member of Perth Festival for eight years and was a Board member of the Art Gallery of WA and former Chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation. He is currently a Board member of the Melbourne Art Foundation.