ULI Australia Webinar: Emerging Futures - Where are funds focusing their interest & allocating capital in the local office sector?


2021-10-21T08:30:00 - 2021-10-21T09:30:00

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    ULI YLG Members: Complimentary
    ULI Members: $30 AUD + GST
    Non-members: $60 AUD + GST
    Australia's office market is going through a once in a generation shift. The role and value of office is subject to daily speculation, as the pandemic has caused forced work from home for many industries. Owners have confidence in the office sector and billions of dollars are still being exchanged, although many say that office will never again be the same. Funds remain committed to office, both with existing assets and identifying new opportunities. So where are the fund managers looking to invest, and what is framing their decisions in this period of perceived uncertainty? What is trading and by whom?

    This virtual discussion, hosted by ULI Sydney's Young Leaders Group, will provide leading insights in the commercial market, how developments can be repositioned to maintain returns, and remain attractive to the market.

    Get the inside scoop from panelists:
    • Hugh Irving, Development Executive, Charter Hall
    • Jason Maxwell, Country Head and Director, AEW
    • Nicole Quagliata, Fund Manager, Oxford Investa Property Partners, Investa Property Group
    • Moderated by Anya Leusink, Asset Manager, AXA Investment Managers & ULI Sydney Young Leaders Group Committee Member
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    Nicole Quagliata

    Fund Manager, Oxford Investa Property Partners

    Nicole Quagliata is the Fund Manager of Oxford Investa Property Partners and is responsible for the driving the performance of the Fund within the Investa business. Nicole has over 15 years of Australian and international property experience, with a strong focus on managing complex investments through business cycles. Nicole has been with Investa for 6 years, and in her pervious roles was responsible for driving and analysing asset strategies of the IOF portfolio. This included the successful completion of Barrack Place, major projects including 388 George Street and 347 Kent street refurbishments and acquisitions including 567 Collins Street, 99 Walker Street, 6 O’Connell Street and Piccadilly Complex. Nicole has a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies, Economics and Finance) from Sydney University, and is a CFA Charter Holder.


    Jason Maxwell

    Country Manager - Australia, AEW

    Jason leads the Australian team for AEW with responsibility for growing its investment platform in Australia. This multifaceted role covers investment origination, acquisition management, asset strategy and stakeholder management - with a continuing focus on delivering superior returns to AEW’s clients. With nearly 20 years of experience across a range of sectors, both in Australian and abroad, Jason has worked for some of Australia’s largest institutional property fund managers. Jason has a B.Com and a B. Law from the University of Wollongong in Australia. AEW was established in 1981 in Boston. AEW focuses exclusively on creating and implementing research-driven real estate investment and asset management strategies. Today, the firm has over US$89 billion of private and listed real estate assets across the globe representing investments in all major property types.


    Hugh Irving

    Executive, Charter Hall

    Hugh Irving is a Development Executive at Charter Hall, responsible for securing development projects from inception through to completion. Hugh is currently responsible for over $2bn worth of development pipeline as part of Charter Hall’s strategy of developing to core, which sees development gains retained within funds leading to better returns. Prior to joining Charter Hall, Hugh was the development manager for Barrack Place, 151 Clarence Street, Sydney, that won Best Office Development and the Best Sustainable Development as part of the 2020 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards. With a diverse range of knowledge from working across commercial, retail and health sectors in architecture, project management and property development, Hugh understands a multitude of property industry typologies, clients, contractors and consultants. This allows Hugh to work in a collaborative manner, fostering a team approach to achieving project objectives.


    Anya Leusink

    AXA IM Alts

    Anya is an Asset Manager at AXA Investment Managers. Anya manages five office assets across Australia on behalf of a variety of Funds and clients and strives to deliver excellent strategic asset management services to result in income and capital uplift. She manages external Property Managers, Leasing Agents, Project Managers, Development Managers and Valuers; co-ordinating their different priorities to achieve best in class asset performance. Anya has a particular interest in ESG in the property industry and implements sustainability initiates which differentiate assets and leads to outperformance. Anya is a committee member of AXA IM’S ESG Committee and the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Committee. Anya has nine years’ experience in commercial property in both Sydney and London, relocated to Sydney in 2016 and is a proud Australian citizen. Anya is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate from the Henley Business School, UK and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Human Geography from Durham University, UK.