Track record in high calibre, sustainable property projects

At We Wondr, we know that your property assets need to work harder than ever. In today’s challenging market, customers, retailers and owners are demanding spaces that are beautiful, sustainable and deliver a return on investment.

We start by wondering what’s possible, with the goal to re-imagine the spaces where we work, shop, play and live. Our approach blends retail strategy, placemaking, design management and delivery to create spaces that deliver outstanding results for owners and retailers. As Green Star Accredited Professionals we are here to help developers transition to a low carbon zero waste future with: sustainable retail strategies; sustainable design and fitout guides; and sustainable RDM services.

We Wondr was founded and led by Vanessa Canceri, a retail property strategist with over 25 years’ experience. 

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Committed to Excellence

Above all, Vanessa is curious. Driven to ask ‘Why?’ and to challenge the status quo, Vanessa has been the driving force behind some of the most innovative retail redevelopments across the globe during her career.

Vanessa’s ability to spot opportunities and push beyond the expected path has allowed her to create truly different and experiential spaces throughout her career. Her international experience, including delivering Westfield’s luxury flagship London site development, cemented Vanessa’s reputation as a creative and inspiring visionary for the retail sector. A qualified architect, Vanessa blends big picture thinking with an eye for detail to ensure your project is a commercial success.

A natural collaborator, Vanessa will work with your team to drive the project forward and bring your stakeholders along on the journey. With a proven track record in delivering high calibre, sustainable property projects both in Australia and internationally, she’s the go-to person for creating experiential spaces across retail, hospitality and wellness.



Vanessa’s successfully delivered projects for organisations including Scentre Group, Mirvac and Westfield UK. Her experience in creating immersive multi-channel brand experiences, community connection, audience engagement and profitability makes Vanessa uniquely skilled with a big picture approach beyond the building’s physical attributes.

As the food category specialist at Scentre Group, Vanessa reinvented the design and delivery of hospitality, leisure and entertainment within Westfield shopping centres, driving eleven successful developments over six years. Her work shifted Westfield from ‘just a shopping centre’ to a market leader for dining and entertainment experiences.

If you’re wondering how to take your property project from safe to sensational, Vanessa has the skills, experience and creative vision to help you maximise the potential of your investment.



The partnership between a great retailer and a property owner is crucial to success, and we can help to ensure that partnership has a solid foundation. Through our collaborative creative process, we’ll help to make sure the operator, product and location are fit for purpose, and the excitement continues well after launch. Our blend of extensive industry experience and creativity will help you to spot opportunities and mitigate risks before they become a problem. You’ll be equipped with the tools to communicate and deliver your vision in partnership with your retailers, taking into consideration the full life cycle of the project and the operator.