Who are we

Cerretti is a privately-owned, property development company, founded on a rich history of successful construction and development projects. Our highly skilled team of professionals focus their expertise and experience in sourcing, developing and constructing projects that deliver rewarding outcomes for all stakeholders.

Cerretti has a proven record of creative development solutions that look beyond the standard planning and approval parameters, and that consistently allow Cerretti projects to achieve outcomes that shape the market and exceed expectations.

Cerretti’s core focus is in completing major residential land subdivisions and medium-sized residential housing projects.

Purchase or Invest with Cerretti Holdings

Cerretti is interested in working with owners of zoned land who require guidance, capital and professional experience to create and deliver their existing property into a successful development project.

Cerretti’s proven experience helps to ensure both our joint venture and internal property development projects achieve their highest and best use. Our highly experienced team bring their detailed knowledge to all facets of development and construction projects through:

  • Project feasibility and optimisation

  • Project funding, estimating and budgeting

  • Concept planning and design development

  • Authority approvals

  • Detailed design of projects

  • Procurement of Consultants, Contractors and Materials

  • Programming

  • Construction management and project handover

Cerretti Leadership Team

Chris Doran

Managing Director

Chris has over 40 years’ experience in delivering large scale and complex building projects. Chris’s knowledge across all sectors of the building industry brings expertise, strength and balance to Cerretti’s development projects.

Steve Doran


Steve is a registered Architect who has successfully run his own practice for over 30 years. This expertise offers a solid foundation for the Cerretti group of companies through an understanding of the practical design requirements and business management.

Patrick Daly

Director of Operations

Patrick has over 25 years’ experience across the construction industry, completing numerous large-scale public and private projects as both a Contractor and Project Manager. This unique perspective allows valuable insights into risk mitigation, value management, contracts, programming and buildability.

Jack Doran

Development Manager

Jack has a background in Civil Engineering and has developed wealth of knowledge in planning, feasibility and approvals. Jack’s critical thinking and detailed knowledge of planning and approval parameters consistently allows Cerretti projects to achieve outcomes that shape the market and exceed expectations.

Andrew Holliday

Construction Manager

Andrew brings over 30 years of residential and commercial building experience to the Cerretti team. Andrew’s demonstrated construction knowledge, management skills and strong decision making helps shape our projects from initial design development, through planning and programming, into construction and handover to ensure stakeholders expectations are realised.

Our Company Heritage

Based in the Hunter Region of NSW, Cerretti has generational links to Newcastle’s Doran Group.

Both Managing Directors are the sons of the late Jack ‘Cerretti’ Doran of the Doran Group of companies.

Cerretti history: Vincent F Doran and sons 1954

Cerretti history: Doran Constructions in Newcastle

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