As former President of Strata Community Australia (Vic), the peak body responsible for the establishment of professional practice guidelines, ethical standards and representation to Government and Statutory authorities, Andy Dawson has a very clear understanding of the rapidly evolving Owners Corporation management landscape.

His contributions to the creation of Industry Best Practice guidelines, training and professional development programs saw him awarded the industry’s highest distinction for individual professional excellence by SCA (Vic) as a “Fellow Strata Manager”

The team he leads – Engine Property Group, has been the winner for two consecutive years of the industry’s top distinction – the “Award for Excellence – OC Management Business Largest Firm”. Andy is exceptionally proud of his committed and determined team and the positive culture they reflect.

To hear Andy’s thoughts on the OC/Strata management industry here’s an interview with independent media group Property Observer:

Starting his career in banking, Andy worked his way through every aspect from the branch network to international services, property-related services, and then commercial lending. He subsequently spent 13 years in corporate finance developing strong business acumen in assessing business plans, financial projections, in turn gaining a deep understanding of the customer service offer and marketing fundamentals that supported the business.

Andy continues to grow and apply his experience, maintaining a strong customer focus in his leaderhip of Engine Property Group.

His “3 P” approach to management is straightforward: “As always it’s about having the right People, and the right Process to deliver the Performance you’re looking for.”

  1. People: Professionally Trained, Qualified & Experienced?
  2. Process: Proven Systems and Reliable Support Services?
  3. Performance: Measurable, Accountable & Transparent?


I am involved with large-scale apartment dwellings combining residential and retail uses in the same development. Engine and in particular Andy Dawson with his experience and knowledge provide valuable recommendations to the functionality of a project from the design stages through to the town planning process.

His attention to detail, his experience and knowledge how things actually work in reality ensures that my projects function with the minimal of fuss not only when first completed but also well after the project is completed. I have been involved with many OC managers over the years and he is the best.

Peter Timms
Senior Development Manager
Little Projects


Engine has provided Owners Corporation Management services to Royal Domain Tower for over 9 years. The role is an extremely important part of the successful operation and management of Royal Domain Tower, working closely with the Building Manager and Committee. Over that period, Engine has provided an unequalled level of service and commitment.

A recently elected Committee has sought a number of improvements to RDT that included seeking a resolution to a number of outstanding issues including assisting with building warranty matters on behalf of the owners corporation with the developers & builders. In this regard, Andy Dawson has provided an exceptional level of personal commitment in assisting, advising and being part of the subcommittee in discussions with specialist advisors and builders. The level of input has been much valued by the subcommittee who are well advanced in reaching a resolution for the outstanding building defects issues, a task ably assisted by the input and resources available with Engine. This work was all above and beyond normal management services.

Andy Dawson and his team have advised another subcommittee on various aspects of compliance with the relevant regulations relating to major renovations to apartments and together with the Committee have provided RDT with an appropriate, detailed and comprehensive set of guidelines to be used in the assessments required as part of the Committee approval process. All of this was in addition to the normal and usual, management services provided by an OC Manager in relation to regulatory issues, financial reporting, committee attendance, administration and dealing with owner and resident queries. RDT are proud to have an association with Andy and his team of professionals at Engine.

Alan Maw
Royal Domain Tower

Engine Property Group is a multi-award winning property asset management group that specialises in providing owners corporation management, facilities management, building management, estate management, building management systems and technical expertise to multi-level towers, planned communities and mixed use precincts.

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