Ambitious and driven by nature, Austen leads Planet Group alongside Michael, with a focus on strategy, processes, and growth. Austen’s other business is Clarke Group, a development company specialising in creating affordable living solutions and social housing to the Auckland market. Austen has personally created over 450 tenancies over his career of 18 years, and Clarke Group currently has a development pipeline of $150m and a further 700 tenancies. A fervent believer in surrounding himself with smart people, and constantly using the best systems and processes, he brings his experience from Clarke Group to Planet Group.