Jean Nassif is the owner and founding director of the Toplace Group which is amongst Australia’s largest privately owned development and construction companies. Jean has personally delivered approximately 30,000 premium residential apartments, shopping centres and commercial suites across Sydney, New South Wales.
Jean had aspirations of becoming a property developer early in life and he undertook a Civil Engineering Degree in Beirut, Lebanon. Due to the Lebanese civil war, Jean migrated to Australia in 1988 where he immediately commenced work in the construction industry establishing a formwork, concreting and steel fixing company.
He later obtained his Australian Builders Licence in 1992 and created what would later become known as the Toplace Group, commencing his first residential property development project located in Boundary Street, Parramatta in Sydney’s western suburbs. In 2006, Jean completed a Master of Science in the field of Construction Management from Somerset University.
Despite his busy schedule as Managing Director of the Toplace Group, he is also the Founding Director of the Wiping Tears Charity Foundation which provides financial support to families in need. Jean is also recognised for his extensive support to charitable associations and the broader community through the Toplace Group.