Fig Tree riverfront mansion goes from one richlister to another

first_imgThe Fig Tree Pocket home that the Forresters have bought off the Slatterys.FROM one richlister to another, the exclusive Fig Tree Pocket riverfront could be in for some interesting times with the new owners of a sprawling riverfront mansion also the creators of Australia’s best development tower.Tim and Mackenzie Forrester of ARIA Property Group were the buyers behind a $6 million deal inked with fellow Queensland richlister tech millionaire Bevan Slattery, according to Department of Natural Resources records. Aria Property Group managing director, Tim Forrester, UDIA National President, Michael Corcoran and Aria Property Group design manager, Simon White at the UDIA national awards where Botanica Residences took the top gong. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago File photo of Mackenzie and Tim Forrester. Picture: Drew Fitzgibbon The view from one of the bedrooms of the Fig Tree Pocket home that the Forresters have bought.The Forresters last month saw their 20-level Botanica apartment project in South Brisbane crowned the best development in the country, landing the coveted Urban Development Institute President’s Award. Another ARIA development Austin was award best high rise development in Australia at the Asia Pacific Awards in 2015.Tim Forrester, who founded the privately held ARIA Property Group in 2003, is managing director of the firm, with his wife Mackenzie focusing on the interior design side of the equation. The waterfront holds strong allure for the Forresters, who have two other properties by the water in Queensland.The pair clearly love the water and already own an inner city riverfront property at Norman Park, bought for $3.9m in 2013, and a $1.15m beach house at Sunshine Beach.Bevan and Jodie Slattery agreed to sell the Fig Tree Pocket property for $6m in January, with the keys handed over to the Forresters two months later. The massive 9,561sq m property had been bought by the Slatterys in May 2010 for $6.3m.The Slatterys have no plans to leave the prestigious Fig Tree Pocket precinct, having held another $8.25m riverfront home since 2014.last_img read more

Jenna Tivnan off to quick start for SU career after position switch

first_imgFollowing her high school’s nationals tournament, Jenna Tivnan anxiously waited to make a call that would change her life. Prior to a player’s junior year, coaches can’t contact potential recruits. To get noticed, Tivnan would have to make the call herself. The then-high school freshman nervously texted her club coach to see when she could finally do it: she wanted to call Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon. Even now, Tivnan can still feel her heart racing.  Four years after the call, Tivnan is now a freshman at Syracuse (3-11, 0-6 Atlantic coast). A native of Easton, Massachusetts. Tivnan has made the switch to outside back this year after playing center back for her entire high school career. She’s started every game for the Orange this season, tallying six shots. “I think as a freshman she has come on really strong and is one of our key players,” sophomore defender Shannon Aviza said. Tivnan knew that she wanted to play soccer since she was four years old. She used to go to all her sister Samantha’s soccer games with her mother, Teri, growing up. When Tivnan decided to play on her own, she signed up for club and played for her school. “My mom had a talk with me,” she recalled. “She said ‘You’re going to miss birthday parties, you’re going to miss all of this stuff to start playing club soccer.’” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Tivnan knew that soccer was her passion. When it came time to pick a school, she had a clear idea. Even though she was also considering other schools in the northeast near her home, when she visited Syracuse in her freshman year, she was hooked. “I love the cold, too,” Tivnan laughed. “I’m excited for winter.” Wheddon, who lost former defenders Jessica Vigna and Alana O’Neill to graduation last offseason, said he knew the type of player he brought in. She’s athletic, she reads the game well and is good in the air. And Tivnan can strike the ball with both feet. “We knew Jenna was a good player coming in and the hope was that she was going to start,” Wheddon said. “We’re lucky to have her.” The Orange had an opening at the outside back position. Though center back was the only experience she had prior to SU, Tivnan jumped on the opportunity. Tivnan said the adjustment to the college game has been easier since she’s played with and against a few of her current teammates in Massachusetts before coming to play at Syracuse, primarily through her club soccer team. Aviza played on Tivnan’s club team in the now-freshman’s senior year of high school. The two played together on defense, where Aviza patrolled the right side and Tivnan played on the left. Also, though SU has struggled so far this season, Tivnan’s teammates are not afraid to give constructive criticism on the field.  “Every day is a learning process. It was kind of baptism by fire (for Jenna), being thrown right in right away, but (she’s) been exceptional,” Wheddon said. “I’m looking for Jenna to be even more confident and composed under some stress and raise her level even more. She’s almost like a veteran at this point.” Tivnan’s versatility as a player has allowed her to adapt to new positions and roles on the team. Her first in-season game playing outside-back was SU’s season-opener against La Salle.  “I was scared and nervous at first, you know with first game jitters, but once the first 15 minutes passed, it felt like just a normal game to play,” Tivnan said.   Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 13, 2018 at 11:30 amlast_img read more