Insights | 15 Dec 2023

Client Case Study: Drew Group

Businesses experiencing growth often require specialist advisors to assist them in their transition from a smaller organisation into a larger firm. Pilot Partners provide expert accounting and advisory guidance to many growing businesses who require help with their tax, structuring, reporting, and business planning, to ensure strong governance and business success.


Drew Group are a family-owned property development and investment firm with a history of excellence and a future based on innovation. With a robust skillset refined by experience, their projects combine community connection with elegant design to create exceptional, accessible, and sustainable residential spaces.

The Pilot team have worked with Drew Group for more than 15 years, assisting with accounting and tax advisory, asset protection and structuring, as well as the setting up of business processes and procedures, and helping with complex tax and accounting matters as their business has grown and evolved.

Solutions from Pilot

The longstanding relationship between Drew Group and Pilot Partners began with Pilot Partners’ Brian McDonald introducing Jon Drew to the firm. Since then, Brian, Angela Stavropoulos, Catherine Choy, Murray Howlett, and the broader Pilot team have supported Jon and the Drew Group with their accounting, structuring and planning needs, assisting them through their growth from a small property developer into the successful organisation they are today.

“Pilot Partners are our trusted advisors, helping us deal with our accounting, tax, and planning requirements. However, they are more than that. With a similar ethos to our family group, they are always there for us, with one of the Partners or Managers available whenever we need them. They are more than our accountants, they are an extension of our organisation, helping us with out of the box questions and various matters as they arise,” explained Jon Drew, founder and managing director, Drew Group.

Looking Ahead

As Drew Group continues to evolve and grow, Pilot Partners will be there working alongside Jon and the team, watching intently as the prestigious Lagoon development takes shape on the Gold Coast, and supporting them with their advisory needs for this and any future developments. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliance is an area that is becoming increasingly important to Drew Group.  The Drew Group’s current Lagoon development is being built with a focus on sustainable living and a strong sense of community connection. Some of a long list of environmental features incorporated into this project include reaching a target of 6.5-star rating from Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) and designing each apartment to optimise the Gold Coast sunlight and natural ventilation.  Drew Group promotes community responsibility as it is involved in several philanthropic endeavours. Pilot Partners is aligned to Drew Group’s values and is ESG aware. As a progressive, forward- facing firm, Pilot will continue to assist Drew Group with meeting the ever-changing ESG and governance requirements, to comply with and stay ahead of current and future rules and regulations in this important space.

“It has been rewarding and inspiring to watch Drew Group grow into the business they are today. I have worked with Jon and Georgia since they first became clients of Pilot Partners, and it has been a privilege being involved with this family group over the years. We look forward to continuing to support this outstanding family group and enjoy working with such genuine professionals. We are proud of the strong connection Pilot Partners has with Jon, Georgia, their team and family, and they know we are only ever a phone call or email away to assist with their accounting, advisory and business planning needs,” said Angela Stavropoulos, Partner, Pilot Partners.

About Drew Group

Since the development of their first project in 1982, Drew Group has directed every effort towards the continued pursuit of excellence and new possibilities. Being a family-owned and operated organisation defines the way they do business and allows them to grow in a way that presents unparalleled opportunities for their community.

While Drew Group are acknowledged and recognised for their premium standard of work, the way they work is just as important as what they do. This ethos places the vision of their clients at the forefront of every decision and underpins each stage of the process. When combined with an innovative nature and leading-edge tools, Drew Group projects offer an inherent balance of functionality, inspired design, and of course excellent value.

To learn more about Drew Group, visit

To find out more about the Lagoon project, visit or head to the Lagoon display suite to experience everything this unique property has to offer.

Learn More

To learn more about how Pilot Partners can assist with your business’ needs, contact Angela Stavropoulos on or call (07) 3023 1300.

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