Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Richard Gibbs

Urbis

Partner

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Richard is Urbis’ Chief Economist and Head of the National Economic Advisory Practice and as such he works across all business units, including urban planning & design, heritage, real estate advisory and economics and social policy. Prior to joining Urbis in June 2018, Richard was the Chief Economist and Global Head of Economics and Strategy at Macquarie Group for over 15 years. During this time, Richard was one of the architects and the key presenter of Macquarie’s Annual Property Market Outlook.

Richard is a leading economist, business analyst and public policy specialist with over 25 years’ experience across Australia, New Zealand, the US, the UK and Europe and the Middle East. He has served as a strategic adviser and specialist consultant to multinational companies in Australia and overseas, and national & regional governments in over 18 separate jurisdictions.

Richard is highly experienced in economic and financial evaluations, business case studies, social impact assessments and corporate and organisational governance models. He is also an Infrastructure NSW Assurance Review panel member. As a strategic adviser and economic development specialist, Richard brings to projects a wealth of practical experience, particularly in the assessment of the net economic benefits and is highly-skilled in the application of cost-benefit analysis (CBA), cost- effectiveness analysis (CEA), input-output analysis and social return on investment (SROI) and asset portfolio management.

Adrian Pozzo

Cbus Property Pty Ltd

Chief Executive Officer

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Adrian Pozzo is the Chief Executive Officer of Cbus Property Pty Ltd, having been appointed to this role in 2007. Prior to this, he spent five years with the company as Chief Financial Officer.

Adrian has over 35 years’ experience as an executive in the property and construction industries, working in both private and public companies, both in Australia and overseas.

At Cbus Property, he has responsibility for the strategic performance and management of all aspects of the Cbus direct property investment business which includes major investments and developments in the commercial, retail, residential and mixed-use sectors.

Adrian is currently on the Board of the Green Building Council of Australia, holding the role of Deputy Chair. He is also the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. Adrian is also a member of the Property Council of Australia (Victorian Division), having previously served as Vice-President in 2013. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

David Green-Morgan

MSCI Real Estate

Head of AP Real Estate Research

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With over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry, across both the public and private sectors, David specializes in delivering market-leading real estate capital markets data, research, analytics and strategies to clients.

MSCI Real Capital Analytics is the global leader in the collection, reporting and analysis of real estate transactions, with hubs in New York, Boston, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam and Singapore. David manages the business in Asia Pacific looking at real estate markets from India to New Zealand and providing up to the minute market information as well as macro trend and strategy insights to clients at the local, regional and global level. David’s expertise lies in the movement of capital across borders and between regions. His 20 years of experience is truly global having lived and worked within the real estate industry in London, San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney and now Singapore.

Immediately prior to MSCI Real Capital Analytics, David was at JLL and Cushman & Wakefield in Singapore and Sydney where he covered capital markets research around the world. He started his career in the UK with Investment Property Databank (IPD), where he analysed the real estate portfolios of some of the UK’s largest private sector pension funds, using data and analytics to improve performance.

Shane Quinn

Quintessential Equity Pty Ltd

Executive Chairman

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Shane Quinn is a qualified civil and environmental engineer who co-founded Quintessential Equity in 2010 with Harry Rosenberg. Shane has more than 15 years’ property experience – from concept planning through to acquisition, as well as construction and asset management, finishing with the sale. His strong relationships with agents and fund managers ensure he has a detailed market perspective on the full breadth of property opportunities available across Australia.

As the Executive Chairman, Shane actively oversees and sets the strategy for all aspects of the business, with a focus on identifying and acquiring properties that meet the strict Quintessential Equity purchase criteria.

Speakers

Ryan Banting

Australian Unity

General Manager Social Infrastructure

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Ryan is responsible for the growth and management of Australian Unity’s investments across the social infrastructure sectors that include Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), Childcare, Seniors Living (Retirement and Aged Care), and long-stay accommodation options such as Build-to-Rent (BTR), Social, Affordable, and Key Worker Housing.

In 2016 Ryan led the team that successfully bid and negotiated the $1.1 billion redevelopment of the Herston Quarter health precinct with the Queensland Government in 2017. This project involved structuring a complex PPP transaction alongside a Master Development Agreement, containing multiple assets across the social infrastructure spectrum.

Ryan joined Australian Unity in June 2011 as Head of Portfolio Management for Australian Unity’s Real Estate Investment business, leading the financial analysis, treasury and economic research functions for Australian Unity’s $2.5 billion property and mortgage funds business.

Prior to joining Australian Unity Ryan worked as an investment strategist in NAB’s global markets division, and as Head of Strategy at listed telecommunications firm M2. Ryan has also held roles with CBA and Macquarie Group.

Michael Bennett

CBA

General Manager, Property & Construction Finance

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Michael is the National Head of Property Finance – Business & Private Bank for the CBA. He leads a team of commercial real estate finance specialists that supports the sales teams which operate in the various markets across Australia. His team retains responsibility in steering the strategic direction of balance sheet growth, portfolio pricing and maintenance of credit quality.

His role requires regular representation to Senior Management within the division of Business & Private Bank, Business Unit Risk & Group Risk, Executive Risk Committee and the Regulator on the performance of the portfolio and the various commercial property markets the CBA operates in.

Success in the role is defined by sustained profitable growth coupled with acceptable returns on the capital being deployed whilst maintaining the credit quality standard of the portfolio.

Michael Cook

Investa Office

Group Executive

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Michael has been with Investa for more than 18 years, has been a Group Executive for 16 years and has, at various times, had responsibility for Capital Transactions, Commercial Development, Leasing, as well as Asset Management and Portfolio Management.

Michael’s major Sydney development projects included: 400 George St, the Lord Foster designed Deutsche Bank Place at 126 Phillip St and 60 Martin Place. He is currently responsible for the commercial delivery (leasing) of new Metro Integrated Station Development projects at 39 Martin Place and 252 Pitt Street (Parkline Place).

Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management and is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.

Noel Cook

oOh!media

Chief Commercial & Operations Officer

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As a member of oOh!media’s executive leadership team for 20 years, Noel oversees critical business functions from sales to product development and asset rollouts, to operations and commercial contract management, to business development. Managing oOh!’s Delivery Excellence team, Noel oversees client services, scheduling, production and design to ensure delivery of seamless campaigns.

With 30 years’ experience with media clients and agencies, Noel has been responsible for overseeing complex commercial contracts and played a key role in successfully integrating oOh!media’s acquisitions into the business. These include Cactus Imaging, the regional billboard business Sports and Outdoor Media, and the large format and/or airport media specialists, Media Puzzle and Eye Corp. Noel is also on the board of The Outdoor Media Association (OMA).

Noel also played an important role in developing and maintaining oOh!media’s long-running relationships with Roads and Maritime Services (NSW), VicTrack(Victoria), Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA), among others. His open and proactive approach continually delivers value to our commercial partners and oOh!media.

Benjamin Martin-Henry

MSCI Real Assets

Head of Pacific Real Estate Research

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Benjamin has over a decade’s worth of experience in Australia, and the UK across investment analysis, research, strategy, and product development applied within the property sector. In addition, he has expertise in property sector performance metrics, macroeconomic and financial market data interpretation, and product development.

Benjamin began his career at IPD in London (now MSCI), where he worked predominantly in research. Upon transferring to the Sydney office, Benjamin took on the role of Lead Client Consultant for the Asia Pacific region. Benjamin then moved to CBRE, where he was Head of Capital Markets, Office & BTR within CBRE Research for over five years, before moving to RCA to be Head of Analytics for the Pacific region.

In his current role, Benjamin is responsible for producing thought leadership for the benefit of RCA’s clients, covering both the major property sectors and newly emerging ones. In addition, Benjamin regularly presents at both industry and client events covering property capital markets.

Gregory Preston

Preston Rowe Paterson

Managing Director Investment Valuation & Capital Markets Advisory

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Greg Preston is a founding Director of Preston Rowe Paterson and continues to be a pivotal figure in the growth of the business. Greg and his fellow directors have successfully grown Preston Rowe Paterson’s operational presence since 1988, from one office in Sydney to 28 offices in Australia, 4 offices in New Zealand and has formed strategic partnerships with other valuation firms in China, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines.

Greg has extensive experience in real estate valuation, advisory, asset management, acquisitions, disposal and leasing; covering all facets of real estate and infrastructure. He has been involved in numerous major investment property transactions and has advised on a number of significant developments in the Sydney CBD.

Greg acts for major REITS, corporations, trusts, funds, government, banks, superannuation funds, private investors and developers in relation to commercial, retail, industrial, hotel and leisure, and residential property. He has also acted for clients in relation to major infrastructure asset classes including airports, shipping ports and other infrastructure projects.

Greg, who has a degree in commerce and masters in applied finance, is a Life Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (API) and Fellow of RICS. He recently won the API Colonial Alfred Clifford Catt Award for services to the property profession. Greg sits on the executive of the Property Funds Association of Australia and is also a graduate member of

Carrie Rogers

Clayton Utz

Partner

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Carrie is a partner in the Band 1 and award winning national Real Estate Practice at Clayton Utz. Carrie's principle areas of practice are property development and structuring, commercial and industrial leasing together with acquisitions, disposals and leasebacks.

Carrie has over 15 years' experience in the property industry having started her career at a small suburban law firm before moving to Clayton Utz and spending some time in-house. She has worked on a number of high profile property matters involving complex structuring, multi-party agreements and unusual titling matters.

Last year, following her return to work after maternity leave, her work continued for Woolworths on the $1.7bn sale of its petrol station business and 526 petrol station sites to EG Group, an overseas entrant to the Australian market. She also advised an Australian diversified global real estate company on its acquisition of a 50% interest in the development of an office building (development value of A$800 million).

Carrie's experience in property, commercial and infrastructure projects allows her to bring a unique skill set to large-scale projects. Her clients include a mix of private and public sector clients. This mix allows a real appreciation and deep-dive into the different risk profiles each party is willing to accept. Carrie prides herself on being an extension of her clients' teams.

Carrie is voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers in Real Property Law (2018-2020), ranked by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Real Estate Lawyer, recommended in Legal 500 (2018) and up and coming in Real Estate by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019-2020)

Sheridan Ware

Charter Hall

Chief Information and Technology Officer

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Sheridan is passionate about helping people be their very best selves. She believes in putting people at the heart of the design process and inspiring better ways of working by harnessing technology, space and partnerships.

As Chief Information and Technology Officer for Charter Hall – one of Australia’s leading property and fund managers – Sheridan oversees technology strategy, operations and change. She is integral to driving greater productivity, improved insights and engaging experiences for the group’s employees and customers.

Prior to joining Charter Hall Sheridan spent 11 years at Cushman & Wakefield in a variety of roles covering strategy, business transformation and technology across their Asia Pacific business.

Nicola Woodward

KPMG Property & Environmental Services Pty Ltd

Partner

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Nicola is an experienced property consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the property industry. Originally a property valuer with the Valuation Office Agency, Nicola specialised in capital allowances and tax depreciation for Arthur Andersen in London prior to moving to Australia in 2000. Nicola was a founding Director of Apex Property Consulting, a boutique capital allowances practice, which was acquired by MBMpl in 2011.

Nicola advises clients on how best to optimise the allowances available and how to better manage their fixed asset registers over a building or portfolio’s lifecycle. She has advised on portfolio-wide capital expenditure planning initiatives across both the property industry and government.

Nicola has provided her expertise to a large range of clients and property types. Her clients have included ISPT, AMP Capital, AXA Investment Managers and the Indigenous Land Council. Nicola’s focus is on providing portfolio wide solutions for fixed asset reporting and budgeting.

Danielle Carter

Conference MC

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Danielle is a professional non-executive director who has more than 25 years' combined real estate and financial services industry experience. Danielle is currently a non-executive external director of BWP Management Limited, the Responsible Entity of the BWP Trust, and a member of both its Audit & Risk and Remuneration & Nomination Committees.

Danielle has held senior executive roles at BlackRock; boutique fund manager SG Hiscock & Company; and financial advisory firm Strategic Financial Management. At BlackRock, Danielle was a Fund Manager responsible for BlackRock Australia’s listed, unlisted and direct real estate assets and a member of the Australia/Asia Investment Committee.

Danielle was previously a non-executive director of APN Property Group, an ASX listed real estate investment manager, until it became part of the Dexus in August 2021.

Paul Healy

PFA

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Cannane

Intertrust Australia Pty Ltd

Executive Director

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Andrew has over 27 years’ financial services experience including over 14 years building and running large profitable Corporate Trustee businesses in Asia Pacific.

At Intertrust, Andrew is responsible for the delivery of Corporate Trustee services (comprising Wholesale Trustee, Custody and Escrow Agency) to real estate fund managers. He is an Executive Director and Responsible Manager for the AFSL.

Prior to joining Intertrust, Andrew spent over 11 years at Trust Co / Perpetual first establishing The Trust Company’s Singapore office as a start-up, then running Sales for Asia Pacific and finally leading Perpetual’s Managed Funds Services division as General Manager

Steven Bennett

Charter Hall

Direct CEO

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Steven is CEO of the Direct Property business within Charter Hall. In addition to overseeing more than $8 billion of assets on behalf of self-managed super funds, SIV clients, high net worth and direct investors, Steven manages a team of property and funds management professionals who are responsible for unlisted property funds across all the core real estate sectors. His day-to-day responsibility includes overseeing asset management and tenancy matters, managing the financial structure of the funds, stakeholder communications and raising new equity capital.