Sustainability Victoria appoints Claire Ferres Miles as its new CEO. Troy Craig joins the CBRE hotels team. Meanwhile Centuria strengthens its transactions team with Nick Gaston and Tony Seo.
Claire Ferres Miles is the new chief executive officer of Sustainability Victoria. Formerly the City of Melbourne’s director of city strategy and place, Ferres Miles will lead Victoria’s climate, energy and recycling sector programs. She takes the reins from interim CEO Carl Muller, the agency’s director corporate services, who took over after former CEO Stan Krpan moved on to Solar Victoria.
Troy Craig joins the CBRE hotels team. Craig brings over 25 years’ experience in hotel and hospitality market to CBRE and was previously managing director of the strategic advisory division of JLL’s hotels and hospitality group. As regional director, Craig will lead CBRE’s hotel valuation and advisory services team in Australia and New Zealand.
Centuria has strengthened its transaction team by hiring Nick Gaston and Tony Seo. Gaston is the diversified property fund’s new transactions manager and brings 13 years’ experience, most recently at CapitaLand, where he was capital transactions manager, and before that at Stockland. Transaction manager Seo has six years’ experience, including four years as a senior valuer at Cushman & Wakefield. Nathan Guo has been promoted from transactions analyst to transactions manager.
Bruce Billson, former federal minister for small business, has been appointed the independent chair of the Australian Property Institute, succeeding Tyrone Hodge. Billson retired from federal parliament in 2016. He is a current member of the ACCC’s Small Business and Franchise Advisory Committee.