Brian Haratsis

MacroPlan Dimasi

Brian Haratsis is a best-selling author, futurist, thought leader and is regarded by corporate Australia as the leading economic and strategic advisor operating in the property sector locally and internationally.

Brian established MacroPlan Australia (renamed MacroPlan Dimasi in 2012) in 1985 and has devoted the last 30 years to his loyal client base through the delivery of effective business and property strategy, precise forecasting of niche trends, successful facilitation of strategic outcomes and successful delivery of major projects / policies. Brian is a leader in demographic analysis and property trends and has extensive experience in forecasting demand for retirement living, aged care and is currently advising on the development of major health hubs on the Sunshine Coast and in Victoria in relation to the Sunshine Health + Wellbeing Cluster.

Some of Brian’s achievements include:

  • Appointed Board Member of Plan Melbourne and Plan Melbourne Refresh Ministerial Advisory Committee
  • Appointed Board Member of the Victorian Planning Authority
  • Key Analyst for the development of the RACV Club in Melbourne ($160m)
  • Key Analyst on the first and largest mixed use development in Australia – the QV Building ($700m)
  • Key Analyst in the development of Australia’s first new generation ‘main street’ in Brighton Butler, Perth
  • Key Analyst on Australia’s first fully integrated transit-oriented development at Parramatta
  • Key Analyst for the development of Eureka Towers (99 storeys, $700m)
  • Key Analyst for the development of a major integrated resort/casino/residential project on the Gold Coast

His new thinking is currently transforming projects in residential, commercial, retirement living/aged care and mixed use development.

Brian has recently finished his fourth book Autropolis: The Diverse Mobility Revolution which is to be launched this coming November (2017), which follows his third book Destructive Cities which analyses how the service sector, globalisation and technology can reshape Australia. The book builds on Australia 2050: A Big Australia (2010) and Beyond the Fringe (2012) and informs transformational rather than trend thinking