Cranecorp is a well established melbourne property development firm delivering high quality, boutique apartments to discerning purchasers in australia and abroad.

Beyond the expected. Always.

As Melbourne specialists with over 20 years experience, Cranecorp is well positioned to tailor property solutions to meet unique property requirements.

In a market saturated with underwhelming or compromised developments, Cranecorp consciously challenges the status quo by creating the best residences in the most desirable locations.

This is done through detailed planning, execution and review aimed at improving processes and enhancing the customer experience, wherever possible.

Cranecorp is conscious of always judging itself against best in class developments rather than simply the competitors of the day.

Cranecorp consists of a tight-knit team of five, each providing a critical piece of expertise and industry knowledge. With comprehensive know-how across design, feasibility, site selection, construction, marketing, sales, delivery and stakeholder management, Cranecorp offers a complete development management solution.

John Crane founder and managing director John Crane founder and managing director

John Crane, founder & managing director

Having worked across all facets of real estate for more than 25 years, John Crane has an enviable level of property industry expertise. Since founding Cranecorp in 2003, John has grown the business through developing and investing in various high-value projects. Cranecorp has been involved in a number of successful Melbourne development projects including Tribeca in East Melbourne and Clara in South Yarra.

Prior to Cranecorp, John was one of the founders and directors of Red.C, a property development company with projects under construction totalling over $250 million. John also directed JD Crane Consulting, a firm offering property marketing and development management services specialising in town planning, feasibility preparation, marketing advice and finance packaging.

John has also held senior positions at some of Melbourne's leading real estate groups, including Colliers International and Hocking Stuart, where he gained extensive experience in the areas of land subdivision, residential, industrial, commercial and retail property sales, leasing and marketing solutions.


Jason Blankfield

Jason is responsible for development management and site acquisition at Cranecorp.

Prior to joining Cranecorp, Jason practiced law for nine years, including seven at leading Australian law firm, Arnold Bloch Leibler. As a lawyer, Jason specialised in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on property-related and building and construction disputes.

An avid cyclist, Jason is also a co-founder and director of Soigneur, a company that provides luxury, fully-supported cycling tours.


Cassie Dougall

Cassie joined Cranecorp in 2010 and is responsible for all finance and accounting matters and the day-to-day operation of the office.

She also has extensive experience in technology, and looks after the relevant IT requirements of the business.

With over 10 years' experience in the property industry, Cassie has worked across a number of related disciplines including property management, body corporate, sales and development.

Cassie has a passion for the property industry and business management, and is an invaluable member of the Cranecorp team.


Andrew Drucker

Andrew is responsible for all of Cranecorp's brand, marketing and communications activities.

He creates and manages the relevant brand and marketing strategies of each individual Cranecorp development, whilst also managing relevant stakeholder communications.

Andrew has a strong marketing knowledge having worked in the industry for more than 13 years. He has far-reaching experience in brand management, marketing strategy, corporate communications, stakeholder management, public relations, advertising and social media strategy and has managed both above and below the line campaigns for various large organisations.


Emma Carstairs

Having worked with Cranecorp since its inception in 2003, Emma has managed a vast array of both residential and commercial development projects.

She has studied property and real estate and has a strong knowledge of architecture and interiors, holding an Advanced Diploma of Interior Design.

With an enviable eye for design and picking trends, Emma's approach is both modern and holistic and her projects are always executed with design flair, passion and integrity.

Cranecorp partners with a small number of select organisations that boast complementary brand values and characteristics, and share a common vision of providing the highest level of service and professionalism.

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Established in Melbourne in 1895, Rogerseller has been a name synonymous with design for over 120 years, supplying the finest bathware, kitchen cabinetry and living solutions to the market. The Rogerseller premium collection sits alongside a core line-up of exclusively imported brands including Fantini, Valcucine, Lema and Catalano. These select partners are closely aligned to Rogerseller, possessing complementary brand characteristics including design, style, enduring quality, creativity, innovation and integrity.

Cranecorp's partnership with Rogerseller is built on common brand principles. With a passion for creating spaces that exemplify high-end quality, Cranecorp naturally sought out Rogerseller given their complementary vision and principles. Cranecorp works directly with Rogerseller to supply kitchen, bathroom and bedroom related items to all projects.

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HASSELL is a leading international design practice encompassing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and planning. With studios in Australia, China, South East Asia and the United Kingdom, HASSELL's focus is on creating spaces that not only meet, and exceed, the brief of the client, but importantly that connect with the end user and help instil a feeling of belonging.

Cranecorp works directly with HASSELL's architecture and interior design teams to create distinctive projects that are a significant addition to the inner Melbourne environment. HASSELL's selective philosophy leads to only quality projects being considered by the studio, directly resulting in a wholly unique product being developed. It is for this reason, amongst others, that Cranecorp's preferred design studio remains HASSELL.

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Norman Disney & Young

A leading global firm of consulting engineers, Norman Disney & Young delivers highly considered and innovative solutions for clients in a wide range of industries including buildings, sustainability, health, transport, mission critical, defence, industrial and utilities. Established in 1959, Norman Disney & Young are leaders in the industry and have a long history of engineering excellence.

Cranecorp partners with Norman Disney & Young on all projects to provide specialist advice on relevant elements of the development process. The professional and committed approach taken by Norman Disney & Young always yields the highest level advice which directly translates into better engineering solutions for all projects.

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Aurora Spas are world leading. A sanctuary for the mind and body, they offer restorative, results-driven treatments that draw on more than 19 years of spa heritage and innovation, and over 500,000 in-spa experiences. Born in-spa, the ASPAR range of botanically-active products have been formulated with care and expertise to create high performance, natural formulations. ASPAR is found in 5 star hotels, Qantas on-board amenity kits and in over 40 Chairman's, First Class and Business Class Lounges globally.

Cranecorp's partnership with ASPAR is based on the common principles of providing the highest quality offerings and strong brand ethos. Cranecorp works directly with Aurora Spas and ASPAR to provide exclusive wellness opportunities for our project residents.