HillPDA are a specialist property consulting firm providing services in property economics, valuation, planning and advisory. Our clients span local, State and Federal Government, financial institutions, developers, private corporations, professional firms and small and large landowners and investors.

We are at the forefront of industry practice through regular stakeholder engagement (industry and government), surveys and seminars allowing us to better understand the dynamics of an area or market. We are respected by Government for our independence and by the development industry for our commercial knowledge and honesty.

Our specialists are dedicated, passionate and advocators to the Australian property market. They have helped shape the industry to where it is today and paved the way for our future professionals. We are always looking for suitably experienced and likeminded professionals to join our team – visit our careers page for current opportunities.

Meet the team…


Martin Hill


Martin is the founder of HillPDA and global property software company, Estate Master. With over 30 years of industry leadership, Martin has provided financial feasibility guidance on many of Australia’s most complex urban renewal areas, major master plans and developments.

Adrian Hack


Over 30 years experience in planning and economics providing strong leadership and innovative skills in financial appraisals, impact assessment and econometric modelling. 

Alex Hrelja


Alex manages HillPDA’s Melbourne office and is a specialist in Urban and Property Economics, Strategic Planning and Economic Development with over 25 years of consultancy experience within those fields.

Elizabeth Griffin


Elizabeth leads the planning team in a variety of planning projects including employment land strategies, social impact assessments, housing studies, strategic planning, research and policy development.

Kevin Alker

Corporate Advisor

Kevin has extensive experience in property development and urban planning with career highlights and industry recognition expanding over 30 years.

Virginia Phillips

Associate & Practice Manager

Virginia is a Property Economist and registered Valuer who advises clients across Australia on market research, valuation and financial feasibility assessments.

Elle Clouston


Elle is a Strategic Planner specialising in planning policy advisory, urban renewal and local centre viability for government and private clients.

Nicholas Hill


Nicholas advises clients across Australia with matters relating to economic development, strategic land use and socio-economic impact assessments.

Sam Taylor 


Sam has diverse experience across a variety of civil sectors, currently assisting the economic planning team in the development of feasibility models, statistical research and planning.

Anna Mohen

Senior Planner

Anna specialises in strategic planning of sustainable social infrastructure, with a passion for enabling equitable access to facilities that provide and encourage a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Taylor Richardson

Senior Consultant

Taylor is an experienced project manager, specialising in policy development, major project applications and planning proposals.

Catherine Huynh 

Senior Valuer 

Catherine has extensive valuation experience across commercial, retail and residential properties and is sought after by major corporate and public sector clients.

Alex Peck 


Alex’s background includes specialisations in planning, social sciences, public policy and environmental science. 

Josh Smith


Josh works within HillPDA’s valuation and advisory team where he assists with the development of feasibility models, highest and best use assessments, statistical/property market research and consultancy advice.

Rebecca Zheng

Financial Controller

Rebecca has over 20 years experience in management and is responsible for the financial operations of the firm including planning, analysis and monitoring of financial performance.