Our People

Russell McCart

Russell McCart

Managing Director

30+ years experience

Russell is the founder and Managing Director of Pacifica. He has extensive experience in both publicly listed and private organisations. Russell’s strengths lie in identifying first rate sites and focusing on excellent design and architecture to create the types of development for which have stood the test of time. His commitment towards design excellence has resulted in numerous awards including "Best Residential sub-division and the "Best of the Best Presidents Award at the UDIA Awards for Excellence.
As Managing Director, Russell has overseen a portfolio of assets with an end development value of well over $1 billion. Russell leads the Pacifica business with integrity and strong family values.

John Zendler

John Zendler

Director

25+ years experience

John has over 25 years of experience within the construction and property industry combining both practical onsite experience with Executive General Management positions held both nationally and internationally.
His strengths lie in his in depth knowledge of the development and construction process and his ability to identify and bring together the best teams to successfully deliver quality projects. John is a passionate campaigner for more sustainable and reliable Modern Methods of Construction and is a highly respected thought leader in this field.

Mark McDonald Smith

Mark McDonald Smith

Financial Advisory

25+ years experience

Mark has been working in the property industry for over 25 years. He started his career with Lend Lease Corporation in 1993, where he held numerous senior financial roles in property management,funds management and construction. Mark has been working with us since 2003 with a focus on the structure, value and finance of large and complex property transactions. Marks input was integral to our most recently completed development, The Sage Hotel in Brisbane.