Raptis has been at the forefront of integrated residential, resort, retail and commercial development creating more mixed-use developments than any other Gold Coast development company.
Jim Raptis first entered the development industry in Sydney as a young man in the late 6o’s. He moved to the Gold Coast in 1974.
Within a short time, the Raptis name established a reputation for quality and imaginative development – projects that had aesthetic appeal and became well recognised landmarks within the city.
Early developments such as St Tropez, The Aegean, Acapulco, Biarritz and Olympus demonstrated creative architectural design and a successful approach to site selection, construction and marketing.
Properties such as Monte Carlo, Le Boulevard, The Forum and The Moroccan added sophistication and rejuvenated the heart of Surfers Paradise in the 1970’s and 80’s. Raptis’s dedication to architectural style changed the shape of Broadbeach with the distinctive Phoenician Health Spa and Resort. Its mix of accommodation, retail outlets and restaurants attracted a new level of vibrancy and pedestrianisation.
The iconic Towers of Chevron Renaissance in the heart of Surfers Paradise was yet another major benchmark for development in the city. This development provided a catalyst for urban transformation; from the disused site of the old Chevron Hotel to a modern three tower landmark cocooned by tree-lined boulevards, pedestrian walkways and courtyards.
The Raptis Collection
Raptis has contributed significantly to the Gold Coast skyline from the 1970’s to the present day. Below are many of their major milestones.