Executive Team

EMKC’s executive team have a diverse range of experience spanning the development, architectural, construction and fund management sectors. The combined experience of the EMKC executive and core team comes together to deliver creative, diverse and successful property solutions for clients across Asia Pacific.

Edward McKenna and Karen Choi are the founding partners of EMKC. Edward and Karen have undertaken many diverse projects throughout the course of their careers and have been working together since 2009.

Edward McKenna BPE (Hons)


Edward is an astute and entrepreneurial property professional that specialises in bringing development schemes to fruition across the industrial and commercial property sectors. Edward is a property economist and qualified valuer with ten years of experience in the commercial development and construction field.

Delivering in excess of AUD 600m of property development projects over the past three years, Edward is the driving force behind EMKC’s development and portfolio advisory business.



Karen Choi B. Arch, MPD, Architect ARBV 17867


Karen is an architect with a strong development focus. She holds a masters degree in property and development and uses her creative flair to add value to a diverse range of property assets. With over twelve years of experience, Karen has designed and managed the delivery of countless projects across the industrial, commercial, hospitality, retail and residential sectors.

Karen is the commercial and design lead for EMKC’s architecture and fit out project business. Her strong attention to detail and passion for development is reflected in every project undertaken.



Ashleigh Keyser BUrbDev (PropEc)

Development Manager

Ashleigh has over seven years experience working in the industrial and commercial property sector throughout Australia. A qualified property economist, in the past three years Ashleigh has assisted in the successfully securing over AUD 200m in industrial development.

In her role as Development Manager, Ashleigh manages all aspects of development and portfolio advisory projects, from managing client communications and the project team through to financial modeling and creation of innovative development strategies.



Delivery Partner

EMKC is proud to partner with Spargo Property for the provision of integrated project management services. The Spargo Property team is led by Joshua Spargo, who oversees a team of experienced construction professionals.


Joshua Spargo BConstMgt

Director, Spargo Property

Joshua is a dynamic property professional with over ten years project management experience in the industrial and commercial sector. Josh is the founder of Spargo Property, working in joint venture with EMKC to provide comprehensive construction and project management services in conjunction with the EMKC core team.

Josh has held senior roles with some of Australia’s largest developers and has successfully managed the delivery of large scale industrial and commercial projects throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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