Mark Podgornik, Investment Management, Australia

“Mark’s open minded, he’s open spirited,”
– Natalie Slessor, Head of Workplace, Building, Australia.

“The challenge was how to reinvigorate a space of 650 square metres that was unlettable and uninviting space,” Mark said.

The new space offers tenants a membership of The Porter and they are able to use it in a variety of ways – from cocktail parties to Board meetings.

“I see The Porter as a space that the best office buildings will have to provide for tenants,” he said.


Scott Mosely, Fund Manager, APPF Commercial, Investment Management said, “It’s not only innovative but it’s a completely different business model.”

“What’s been achieved here is impossible unless you form genuine connections with people, because it’s not the traditional economic drivers that’s brought this to fruition. It’s one thing to have an idea and a vision; it’s quite another thing to see it through to completion. Full credit needs to go to Mark for having that passion and that vision to see it through,” he said.