Experience Counts

Behind Principle Living is two award winning and trusted developers; Jeff McCloy of The McCloy Group and John Stevens of The Stevens Group. These two industry experts have combined their decades of experience to create forward-thinking and affordable retirement villages to accommodate the next Aussie retirees.

The third string to Principle Living’s bow is Sue and Andrew Mann from Sue Mann Nursing and Community Care (SMNCC). For the past thirty years the pair have gained a unique insight into the changing home care landscape and the retirement industry, having provided the highest quality of care to thousands of customers living in the Central Coast and Hunter communities. Sue’s inspired leadership and pioneering vision, combined with Jeff and John’s uncompromising commitment to quality, ensures the Principle Living villages not only offer a vibrant community lifestyle but an opportunity for people to live in the comfort of their homes with access to integrated care options

Jeff McCloy

With 50 years of experience in construction and property development, Jeff McCloy has established a strong presence in the Hunter area and is widely recognised for his innovative approach and business acumen.

Leading the charge in the construction of John Hunter hospital – the McCloy Group’s biggest building project to date, the restoration of the heritage listed City Exchange and the creation of numerous inspiring residential community neighbourhoods, Jeff is widely recognised as an outspoken advocate for bringing development and prosperity to the city of Newcastle and continues to bring this level of hope and pride to Principle Living.

“We’ve done our homework and know there is a gap in the market for Principle Living. Our strength is in our experience and providing great attention to detail, and our development will speak for itself.” - Jeff McCloy
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John Stevens

With 36 years of experience in commercial, retail, residential and retirement living sectors, John Stevens is a forward-thinking industry leader. Leading the Stevens Group, John partnered with the Glen Group in the 90s and created the benchmark for future retirement villages.

Their first joint venture project was Glengara Village, which received several esteemed accolades for bringing a ‘resort lifestyle’ concept to life, most notably winning the National Award of Best Retirement Village in Australia in 2005.

John, like Jeff has been celebrated for achieving excellence and innovation in his creations, uncompromising on quality with a leading approach that has led to numerous awards and industry recognition.

“We know after being involved in retirement for many years how to create a project of excellence, and I’m very excited to work with similar-minded people to create exceptional living environments which will set Principle Living villages apart from the rest.” – John Stevens
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