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Melbourne PFA Master Class hosted by Hall & Wilcox

Topic: Property Funds Industry – Managing risk in changing market. 

This event is a great opportunity to gain insights from industry leaders on key trends for the property funds industry with brief presentations followed by a panel discussion.


Date: Wednesday 6 September 2023

Time: 3.00pm Registration

3.15pm to 5.30pm: Presentations and panel discussion

5.30pm to 7.00pm: Drinks and refreshments

Where: Hall & Wilcox – Level 11, Rialto South Tower,

525 Collins Street, Melbourne


Cost: Members – complimentary

Non-members – $100 + gst per person

RSVP: Friday 25 August 2023


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Event Details

6th September, 2023
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Moderator - Noah Warren

Noah Warren


Head of Quintessential Assets

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Noah’s passion for management of people and assets began more than thirteen years ago, at Quintessential’s inception. Since then, Noah has observed the growth of Quintessential and now leads the Existing Assets team, harnessing a hands-on approach to lead and empower the Transactions and Asset Management teams.

Noah works with the team to bolster our capacity to deliver effective engagement strategies, CAPEX programs and seamlessly manage buildings. His years of experience enable him to manage tenant relationships and asset performance with a high level of
service throughout the life cycle of a property, driven by his attention to detail and diligent approach.

Joanne Henderson

National Director, Research


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Topic: Navigating the path to a ‘new normal’ – the old, the new and the unknown factors at play across the real estate market

Joanne heads the Colliers research team in Australia. She has over 15 years of experience working within property research and specialising in property data and analytics.

With a research background covering mainly the office, retail and industrial sectors, Joanne is experienced in delivering strategic advice, consultancy services and data and forecast product to clients.

Joanne maintains client relationships and presents regularly to the majority of domestic and international property investors, in the Australian institutional property market, as well as developers, major domestic banks and Government entities providing support and insights surrounding data and research on the major Australian Real Estate markets.

Max Soyref



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Topic: Managing Risk through Digitisation of Data in the Construction sector.

Max focuses on developing solutions for clients across public and private sector in the Asia Pacific region for KPMG Origins.

Max has extensive experience in helping organisations transform their business models using technological innovation, digitisation and emerging tech. Max focuses on product development and product-led growth across a variety of industries such as construction, agriculture, financial services and government.

Max has a PhD in Business Information Systems from the University of Sydney as well as Commerce degrees in Finance and Management.

James Swerling


Head of Funds & Institutional Dealing

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Topic: How to Manage Foreign Exchange Risks When Investing Offshore.

James’ responsibility at Ebury is to manage hedging strategy, transactional trading and payment needs of the most sophisticated clients of the Australian market segment.

Prior to joining Ebury, James led the US equities desk of a London based stockbroker. He went on to spend twelve years at Afex where he was Senior Dealer on the APAC Funds & Institutional FX Sales desk. He is entrusted with managing the firm’s key corporate and financial institution clients.

Jamie Wallis

Green Building Council of Australia

Senior Manager - Market Engagement

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Topic: Moving to property net zero carbon emissions – risks and opportunities

Jamie is a Senior Manager at the Green Building Council of Australia and is based in Melbourne. He works extensively across the property sector, business and government to drive uptake of the Green Star rating tools and decarbonise the built environment. Currently Jamie is leading the development of the Green Star Performance v2 rating tool which assesses the sustainable operation and management of existing assets.

Vanessa Murphy

Hall & Willcox


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Topic: An overview of Treasury’s current review of the regulatory framework for managed investment schemes.

Vanessa is a Partner in Hall & Wilcox’s corporate funds team. Her experience transcends transactional, regulatory and advisory work for a range of clients, and involves mergers and acquisitions, funds and equity capital markets transactions. She regularly acts for fund managers in establishing wholesale and retail funds, across the direct property, debt and property securities asset classes in particular, and on their co-investments and joint venture arrangements.