Who We Are
The Somerton Residences is proudly developed by Living Choice Residential Communities, which is owned by Ian Tregoning and Graham Hobbs. Since teaming up as business partners in 1993, Ian and Graham have created several highly successful hospitality, property and retirement village companies in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales, including EDP Hotels, Hotel Consultancy Services, Living Choice Retirement Villages and, more recently, Living Choice Residential Communities.
In the retirement village and hospitality industries, Living Choice is renowned for setting new benchmarks in visionary design, choice of building materials and construction excellence. Over the years, it has won several awards, including Master Builders, UDIA and Property Council of Australia awards. Now it has brought the same high standard of design and building excellence to its Residential Communities division.
They have invested extensively in the Sunshine Coast region, having owned and operated retirement villages at Living Choice Twin Waters and Living Choice Kawana Island since 2003. In 2007, they purchased several large landholdings in Sunshine Cove, including six hectares where The Somerton Residences are now being developed, 17 north-facing waterfront lots along the lake and a large site along Maroochy Boulevard where Aldi Supermarket is now located. Recently, they also purchased a 200ha parcel of land at Palmview which is earmarked for a major master-planned residential community, Flame Tree Rise.
Apart from The Somerton Residences, Living Choice Residential Communities is building 18 exclusive, north-facing waterfront apartments in Sunshine Cove, which are under construction now. Learn more about - The Brighton Apartments.
Living Choice’s local Construction Division has also built two luxury Aged Care Residences on the Sunshine Coast for Estia Health – one at Twin Waters and one at Sunshine Cove. For a comprehensive overview of EDP Hotels and Living Choice projects, click here.