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Our Story

In 2008, Ian Chester launched his real estate career with McGrath, one of Australia’s most respected residential agents. In the post-GFC market, he quickly learned what homebuyers were seeking, and began shaping a new development model focused on quality boutique development in Southeast Queensland.

Over the next 10 years, Vested Group grew its business, focused its skills on acquisitions and began acquiring prime development sites that were ideally situated for small luxury townhome and apartment developments. It has delivered communities valued at over $331million to market, and continues to grow through its development, investment and project marketing services.

Our Achievements


Vested acquires the last remaining medium density residential block in Sovereign Island, and plans to build 8 luxury apartments with direct water access. Project value $31,400,000.8 Luxury Apartments with Direct Water Access


Vested continues to acquire assets valued at $6,575,000, including Arafura Estate (nine boutique 4 bedroom townhomes), Horsington (six luxury townhomes with Brisbane city views) and 490 Boundary, with seven medical suites and serviced offices


Vested further acquires $32,977,500 in assets
York - 8x Luxury Townhouses set in Nundah Village – 6.8Klm from Brisbane CBD
Taringa - 9x bespoke Apartments set in the popular suburb in Taringa
Highgate Hill - 8x Luxury City Homes & 1 Commercial suite, 800 meters from Southbank
Moorooka - 5x Luxury Townhouses set in a thriving upcoming suburb in Brisbane
Kings Beach - 14x Luxury Apartments with ocean views


Vested releases The Sandgate, with 5 luxury townhomes in a thriving upcoming suburb in Brisbane. Project value $3,040,000


Vested starts a Construction and Landscaping business. Knowledge in the construction industry further solidifies the VESTED Group’s ability to understand the construction and development process.


Ian Chester completes his MBA, and begins developing the Vested Group’s platform for growth.


Ian Chester achieves $840million in residential sales in NSW and Queensland as a licensed real estate agent with McGrath.
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