Iwan Sunito: The Best of Entrepreneurship
A humble disposition and calm demeanor don’t even begin to disclose the humble beginnings that the successful Iwan Sunito enjoys. As co founder and CEO of Crown Group Holdings, he boasts and extraordinary life which began in Surabaya Central Java, Indonesia. Today, he owns and runs one of Australia’s leading development Companies. He knew that Sydney would instill the focus and pressure he needed in order to be successful in business, so in 1985, Iwan immigrated to Australia to seek his high school as well as his university education. It’s been a success ever since.
In 1992 he completed his first degree in Architecture, at the University of New South Wales. By 1993, he had achieved his Masters of Construction Management Degree and was a registered architect in the state of New South Wales.
Employed as an architect at Cox Richardson Architects, Iwans biggest desire was to run his own company and that’s just what he did. Joshua International Architects began in 1994. He backed it with encouragement from his family and some financial support. With two of his best friends he took on a residential project in the Bondi Junction area. Soon, a merger followed, and he founded Crown International Holding Group which is a development company and a property Investment company.
Iwan Sunito Crown Group CEO and has been at the forefront of the many developments of some of Australia’s most progressive developments. Now recognized as a lead development company he has an impressive portfolio of projects in pipelines. These include Skye by Crown, this 20 storey project is a residential project that was launched in June 2013.
After he graduated from the University, he received awards for best residential design. His passion is seen in each and every Crown design and he places great emphasis on creating places in which people enjoy living. Additionally, he also focuses on providing affordable housing.
He received an award for Apartment Project of the Year in 2007 during the Housing Industry Association’s CSR Awards. By 2012, his company was also awarded the Excellence in Housing award from Master Builders Association. His innovative waterfront projects on the Homebush Bay shores of the Rhodes Peninsular have gained him many more awards and honors.
This married father of three also believes in giving back to his community. He set up the Crown Group Foundation for benefiting the communities where he operates his business in 2012. His foundation contributes $500 toward local area development activities and projects for each and every apartment that his company sells. As chairman of the B2B his mentorship is a valued program for young professionals.
Iwan Sunito has achieved a significant business success by has by no means forgotten his humble beginnings. He frequently organizes business workshops for his fellow Indonesian Countryman who are studying in Australia and he is also involved in setting up music festivals as well as charity events in Indonesia. This helps to give children who are less fortunate the opportunity to grow beyond what they may have otherwise been able to do.