About us

The BLAQ Group is a modern Australian, vertically integrated, property development and construction group of companies with a passion to build high quality, sustainable homes. We anticipate the needs of the market and with a core group of trusted suppliers, we can deliver projects on time
and on budget. Due to the depth of knowledge and experience within the group, we are able to take projects through the full cycle of project identification, design, development approval, construction and finally marketing.

Jared Beneru


Jared has extensive skills in development, construction and finance, working with top tier international property development, construction and private equity real estate investment companies.

Jared is an integral part of the early stages of the development process, beginning with site identification and acquisition, design, development approval, as well and managing and coordinating the construction, finance, marketing and property settlements.

Jared’s experience started with onsite-construction work over ten years ago and he has developed over 70 projects ranging from single family houses to multi-level apartments.

Danny Tahan


Danny has been successfully involved in over 300 commercial, industrial, high rise, civil and residential projects.

Having managed and owned a sub-contracting company he as exceptional experience and skill in managing the construction process.

He is committed to building high quality, cost effective and sustainable buildings, safelyand on time.

Danny ensures that Blaq Projects is at the forefront of the construction industry tapping into his wealth of knowledge and contacts. He coordinates the workforce that drives the company forward.

Shamen Naidoo


Shamen is an experienced senior executive with a diverse career focused on working in dynamic, demanding, and complex organisations.

Shamen has over 30 years experience working in technology, finance and accounting, particularly in senior finance roles in listed public company environments.

Shamen brings significant experience in financial management of technology and professional services organisations, with a focus on performance improvement, treasury management, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Daniel Gutierrez


A consummate professional with a genuine interest in people, Daniel Gutierrez made the natural transition in 2018 from highly successful real estate agent to director of sales and marketing.

As a long-standing local resident, Daniel’s roots in the Wollongong community run deep. And with more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, his stellar sales record, reputation for scrupulous honesty, and strong repeat and referral business speak for themselves. A property development expert specialising in residential and project marketing campaigns.

Daniel’s solution oriented approach is driven by a blue-ribbon service commitment to every client relationship – unflagging passion, a rare capacity for empathy, and an exacting attention to detail ensure the absolute fluency of sales, purchase or development process, from start to finish.

Franco Vella


Franco has extensive experience in the construction industry. Having begun his career on building sites from a young age, he is well versed in all aspects of site operations required to deliver successful construction projects.

Franco is responsible for managing the site teams at BLAQ and for planning and directing site staff as well as managing ISO compliance to ensure the company is continually operating in accordance with our certified Integrated Management System (IMS).

His role entails daily enforcement of Quality, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures across all BLAQ projects and business operations, thus ensuring that BLAQ objectives are successfully met.


BLAQ has grown organically, starting off as a small, boutique developer more than years ago, we have acquired expertise in a wide range of construction, from standalone homes to medium density developments through to larger, multistorey mixed-use buildings.

Over the years we have built strong relationships with our consultants, subcontractors, agents and employees. We have a strong presence in the market and offer reliability and sustainability to everyone within our network.

With every development we raise the bar and push our standards to a whole new level. Through our efficiency in design, construction and execution on site, we are able to bring our vision to life.


Deliver high quality projects on-time and on-budget.

Market leading pricing providing value to both the consumer and our group,
creating a positive approach for everyone involved.

Use our experience and knowledge of the industry to deliver projects that
anticipate the market needs. Work with our project teams to apply the framework, principles, procedures and value management that drives the success of each project.

Liaise with our network of consultants and contractors to deliver the best outcomes and value.

About us


BLAQ Projects is an innovative property development, construction and investment company.