About Emmett
Property & Construct

Emmett is a privately owned property development and design and construct company, highly respected by clients and the property industry for quality projects of enduring value.

Emmett just doesn’t do property; it lives it. Emmett can lay claim to an impressive project portfolio worth in excess of $500 million spanning residential, commercial, industrial and retail.

Emmett’s business is reflected in its structure: Emmett Property and subsidiary Emmett Construct. This means the entire development and construction phases are undertaken in-house for a seamless, quality and cost-efficient outcome.

Performance can be measured on projects ranging from subdivisions and multi-level commercial office buildings, through to petrol stations and apartment buildings tailored to the market


The company’s directors Nick and Tom Emmett have been immersed in the industry from an early age and have thus honed the know-how and hands-on expertise to execute a vast array of projects.

They actively pursue opportunities for themselves and also clients to achieve their project and investment ambitions, including sourcing property or land, setting up joint ventures and development agreements with landowners, and securing appropriate commitment and approvals.

Naturally, they bring a definitive understanding of the market and a wealth of positive relationships developed across the sector. With their can-do approach to client challenges they act as the central point of contact for the entire project lifecycle.

They are members of and active in peak industry bodies, including the Property Council of Australia (South Australian Division), Australian Institute of Company Directors and Master Builders Association.

To deal with Emmett is to gain access to four generations of accumulated experience in property development and pride in a name that has set the standard in South Australia for more than a century.


The business deliberately maintains a flat structure, undertakes a limited number of projects each year and employs the in-house capability and capacity to undertake projects from concept to completion.

Clients, then, can be confident in knowing they have direct access to those responsible for their project; unwavering focus; and the control that ensures streamlined and timely project delivery.

Emmett’s multi-disciplinary team has the capability to implement responsive solutions quickly when required, and includes development, construction, project management, safety and site management, backed by administrative support. The in-house team works closely with external advisers and consultants, including architects, planners and engineers, and a broad base of sub-contractors.

Once completed, an Emmett project thoroughly defines the values of the company, to be innovative, highly functional and forward thinking. Such long-term perspective has laid the groundwork for success through referred and repeat business.


Our aim is to be realistic and incorporate innovative and cost-effective ESD approaches, and we work closely with clients on initiatives to minimise negative environmental impacts and enhance the local area.

We have delivered numerous National Australian Build Environment Ratings Scheme (NABERS) projects and are well versed in Green Star rating tools.


Clients range the likes of Coles, Viva, Grant Thornton, State and Commonwealth Government, through to locally owned businesses. The common element: partner with each and every client and overcome each and every project challenge. This could mean finding the ideal site and purpose building a facility to lease or own, drawing on industrial land banks in optimal industrial areas, or sourcing commercial and retail sites in targeted locations.

The directors today combine more than 40 years in the industry and their client relationships are marked by longevity, trust and open and honest communication.

For projects big and small, we produce world-class
outcomes for our valued clients.