About Us

Build on something solid

Henley Properties Group was founded in 1989 by three friends – Peter Hayes, Rob Bowen and John Harvey, with a vision to make home ownership more affordable for Australian families.

That vision has seen us build over 50,000 homes across Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia under the brands Plantation Homes, Henley and Edgewater Homes.

Our vision has never been to be the biggest, but to deliver homes with a sustainable business model to a consistently high standard.

Since 2009, we have continued to operate as a local builder with the security and financial backing of our parent company, the Sumitomo Forestry Group.

Over 330+ years Sumitomo Forestry Group have expanded their businesses and now operate across forestry, manufacturing and distribution of timber and building materials, housing both in Japan and overseas, and biomass power generation. They have a shareholder funds position of AUD $7 billion (based on net assets of JPY 682.6 trillion at 31 December 2022 converted at the average exchange rate over the 12 months to that date). In 2022, group net sales were AUD $18.3 billion and recurring income was AUD $2.1 billion. The housing and construction businesses settled 26,000 detached homes and apartments. 

Learn more about Sumitomo Forestry Group and their financials.

“Plantation Homes has delivered over 15,000 homes designed and built for Queenslanders. We have a strong focus on indoor/outdoor living and providing happy and healthy home environments for Queensland families.”

Antony Blackshaw – CEO Henley Properties Group