Property Australia

People on the Move

PROPERTY AUSTRALIA February 25, 2020

James MacGinley joins Consolidated Properties as COO, long-time Hornery Institute CEO Kate Meyrick makes the move to Urbis while Dr Megan Walters joins the board of ANREV.

With $2.3 billion in projects planned or under development, Consolidated Properties Group has appointed James MacGinley to the new role of chief operating officer. MacGinley joins the company after holding senior roles in Brisbane, Sydney and London with Macquarie Group, BHP Billiton and National Australia Bank. As co-head of real estate for Blue Sky Alternative Investments, MacGinley executed the sale of the retirement living development business in 2018 and the $700 million sale of the Atira student accommodation business to Scape in 2019.

Kate Meyrick has joined Urbis as a director in its newly-launched strategic advisory unit, Future State. The former CEO of The Hornery Institute will work alongside Urbis group director James Tuma. Meyrick brings 25-plus years of international experience to Urbis, having worked on complex city shaping, urban regeneration and large-scale greenfield community projects across 17 cities in four continents.

Dr Megan Walters has joined the board of ANREV, the Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles. Currently global head of research at Allianz Real Estate, Walters previously led a team of 170 researchers at JLL as head of research Asia Pacific.

Marc Gillespie has joined Cbus Property as its new sustainability manager. Gillespie was sustainability manager at Vicinity Centres for more than five years, delivering the largest Green Star Performance portfolio in the country.

CBRE has bolstered its industrial and logistics team with a new NSW hire, William Gathercole. Joining the firm after 12 years with Colliers where he held a national director title, Gathercole specialises in the leasing and selling of industrial and mixed-use properties from 1,000sqm-15,000sqm. He joins the team as senior director of South Sydney industrial and logistics.

In other CBRE news, the agency has promoted Louise Draper to lead its property management business in Western Australia. Draper, who has been with CBRE with more than two years, has managed prime West Australian assets, including 140 William Street, Exchange Tower and Cloisters.

Savills Australia has promoted Nick Lower to state director of its metropolitan and regional sales division. Lower has been with Savills Australia for more than a year, and specialises in metro and regional sales, as well as national property insolvency and turnaround services. After four years with the agency, David Hickey has been promoted to associate director in the team.

David Cater has joined project and development management consultancy Duo Projects as senior project manager. Cater brings solid tier-1 experience in construction and logistics advisory, including a decade with Probuild Constructions and roles with Lendlease and Multiplex. Cater is currently providing construction advisory and management on several active projects.