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Karen Jamal Karen Jamal February 16, 2021

Tony Lombardo steps into Steve McCann’s shoes at Lendlease, John Longo joins Cbus as its new head of property, while Knight Frank strengthens its capital markets team.

Lendlease has revealed its new group chief executive, Tony Lombardo, who will take the reins from Steve McCann at the end of May. Lombardo, currently based in Singapore as CEO for Lendlease’s Asia division, also has previous experience as group CFO. His 25-year career spans real estate development, investment management, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy, the last 13-plus with Lendlease, and prior to that with GE and KPMG. Among Lombardo’s recent projects is the $3.6 billion Paya Lebar Quarter mixed-use development in Singapore. McCann retires after a 16-year career at Lendlease, including more than 12 years as group CEO and managing director.

The new leadership at Lendlease follows two senior property appointments. Adam Crowe moves to Lendlease as head of investment and capital markets for the property business in April. Crowe joins Lendlease after 15 years at Mirvac, most recently as group executive for new business and capital transactions. Paul Snushall, who was most recently head of investment and capital markets for property, will step into a new role as head of real estate private equity in the funds business.

John Longo joins Cbus later this month as its new head of property. Longo was with Australian Super for four years until 2020, and spent the last few months as an investment executive for ISPT Property. He was director of property at the Future Fund and co-head of real estate securities at Challenger.

Knight Frank’s capital markets team in Victoria has been strengthened with four key appointments. Langton McHarg steps into the role of partner for head of investment sales in Victoria. Stephen Kelly and James Thorpe have been appointed director for investment sales and Myles Neville senior executive. McHarg, Kelly and Thorp return to Knight Frank after a stint with JLL while Myles is a newcomer to the agency.

James Montague has been appointed head of office leasing for JLL in Queensland. Montague, who has enjoyed a 15-year career with JLL, will lead a team of 10, focusing on the CBD office market, new projects and development leasing.

Tim Grant, Knight Frank’s partner and head of the eastern office and Victorian investment sales team, is moving to boutique real estate agency, Dawkins Occhiuto. Grant will take on the role of director with a focus on office market and strata developments.

David Goodfellow has joined CBRE as leader of agribusiness capital markets. Goodfellow brings three decades of experience to the Victorian-based role. He’s held leadership roles with some of the country’s biggest agribusiness investors, and was group general manager for Elders Rural Services, Australia.