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Property Council committee announcements roll in with Deborah Coakley, Peter Scott and Mark Garraway returned for new terms, and Sam Tarascio, Paige Walker, Arabella Rohde and Andrew Hay stepping into key voluntary leadership roles.

Deborah Coakley, executive general manager of funds management for Dexus has been re-elected president of the Property Council’s Capital Markets division. Three division councillors have stepped down: Anastasia Clarke (GPT), Tiernan O’Rourke (Stockland) and Courtenay Smith (Mirvac). A very special note of appreciation to Anastasia who was also Division President from October 2016 to February 2019.  

Salta Properties managing director, Sam Tarascio, has been elected president of the Property Council in Victoria. Anne Jolic, Lendlease, and Melissa Kidd, ARA Group, are the new vice presidents. Salta Properties is currently developing more than $5 billion of projects, owns and manages a large portfolio of blue-chip commercial, industrial and retail properties, and maintains a pipeline of 5,000-plus. Tarascio, who has been a member of the division council for nearly five years, takes the reins from Grocon’s Christian Grahame.

Paige Walker, Mirvac’s general manager of residential development in WA, has taken over the role of Property Council president in WA from AMP Capital’s divisional investment and development manager, Scott Nugent. Walker is responsible for Mirvac’s $700 million development pipeline of apartments and master-planned communities in the state. She most recently served four years as Property Council’s WA vice president.

In Queensland, Auxilium Property director Andrew Hay has been elected president of the Property Council. Hay held leadership positions in Lendlease, Stockland and the Queensland Investment Corporation. He most recently served four years as the Property Council’s Queensland vice president. Hay replaces AVID Property’s Queensland general manager Bruce Harper, who remains on the division council as immediate past president.

Peter Scott, director of Xsquared Architects has been re-elected president of the Property Council’s Tasmanian division. Scott is supported by vice presidents Heather Mason and Carl Harris. The ACT has elected its first female president, Lendlease's senior development manager Arabella Rohde. Rohde takes up the role from Travis Doherty from Village Building Company. And in the Top End, Mark Garraway has accepted another term as president of the Property Council’s Northern Territory division. More appointments will follow in the coming weeks.

Ado van Rensburg has joined Real Capital Analytics in Sydney as sales director and will drive business development alongside a team of property researchers, analysts and sales. A proptech expert with nearly a decade’s experience in property software sales under his belt, van Rensburg is also a committee member with CoreNET Global’s Australia chapter.

Moelis Australia has a new executive director of distribution after appointing Ross Victor, Charter Hall’s former head of distribution. Victor spent more than a decade with Charter Hall and previously held distribution roles for Macquarie Direct Property. Moelis has more than $2.2 billion of real estate assets under management. Another new face in Moelis’ distribution team is Adam Trimboli, who moves across after two years with Vanguard.

Anthony Mylott has joined independent property advisory Charter Keck Cramer as director of valuations based in Sydney. Mylott, who has sector expertise across the key investment asset classes of industrial and commercial office, held senior leadership positions at Colliers, Lloyds International and DTZ.

Flexible workspace provider IWG has appointed Jonathan Kearins to lead its network development in Australia and New Zealand. Kearins has held senior business development roles with Colliers and WeWork, and was most recently general manager and special projects leader at Aqualand Flexible Workplace. IWG operates the Regus and Spaces brands, and currently has 96 locations in Australia and New Zealand. Last year, IWG signed its first franchise deal in Australia which will roll out 10 new centres in northern Queensland.