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ALEX ABELL

MANAGING PARTNER


 

Over 20 years’ of experience across all the key areas of real estate funds management, including asset management, leasing, capital transactions, corporate finance and investor relations.

Head of Listed Funds (total assets $2.4 billion) and Fund manager Dexus Industria REIT (ASX:DXI) (formerly APN Industria REIT) $1.6 billion portfolio grown from approximately $400 million in 2016.

Delivered one of the first carbon neutral certified ASX listed AREITs (Climate Active verification standard).

Previous roles across multiple property sectors at Investa Office, Stockland and Halladale (United Kingdom).

Achievements include delivering Investa Office Fund’s strategy of selling offshore assets and reinvesting proceeds into the domestic market to establish a high quality portfolio of Australian CBD Office assets generating attractive risk-adjusted returns, to managing a suite of funds in the UK from 2006 to 2010, a period of rapid change in real estate markets.

Holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services.

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TIM SLATTERY

MANAGING PARTNER


 

Over 20 years’ experience across real estate investment management, finance and law.

Most recently CEO of ASX listed APN Property Group (ASX:APD) and then Head of Listed Funds with Dexus (ASX:DXS) following the agreed sale of APN to Dexus.

11 years with APN and growth of platform from under $1 billion to in excess of $3.8 billion (including sale of healthcare fund) market value of platform $26 million to $320 million (2013 – 2021).

Previously roles in investment banking with Goldman Sachs and corporate law with Herbert Smith Freehills.

Mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions worth over A$8 billion within Australia and internationally including a number of significant commercial real estate transactions across, retail, office, industrial and healthcare including in recent years the listing on ASX of APN Industria REIT and APN Convenience Retail REIT with over A$800 million in assets at IPO dates.

Chair, Property Industry Foundation Victoria, National Board Member, Property Industry Foundation.

Degrees in Law (Honours), Science, and Masters of Business Administration (London Business School). 

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CHRIS AYLWARD

CHAIRMAN


 

With over 50 years of experience, Chris commenced his career in real estate in 1972.

Previously founder, major shareholder and Chairman of ASX listed APN Property Group (ASX:APD)

Significant experience in the management, marketing, construction and development of residential and commercial real estate.

Previously Chris was a principal of Richard Ellis, now CBRE, and responsible for City Sales and Leasing.

Chris joined the Grollo Group as Development Manager and personal assistant to Bruno Grollo, in 1984.

In 1987 Chris became a founding director in Grocon Pty Ltd and a substantial shareholder retiring in 1994 and from the board in 1996.

Chris founded Kooyong Wines and Ocean 8 wines and maintains an interest in the wine industry.

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Jonathon Senior

FUND MANAGER


 

Jonathon has over 20 years' real estate investment experience.

Jonathon has been the Fund Manager for the Diversified Property Fund (DPF) since February 2022 with responsibility for the funds’ strategy, growth and commercial management.

Prior to this he was Portfolio Manager of DPF having moved across from the Pacific Group of Companies after 8 years as Investment Manager, Property.

Jonathon has also worked as a sell side equity analyst for 4 years covering A REITs and with Vicinity Centres and Lend Lease in property and finance related roles.


He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Science degrees from the University of Melbourne and has completed the CPA program and a Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA.

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MATT MITCHELL

SENIOR ASSET MANAGER


 

Matt has over 11 years experience managing commercial, industrial and retail investment properties.

His experience includes developing and implementing asset management plans, leasing strategies, development feasibilities and projects and all aspects of real estate operational management.

Matt is responsible for asset management for the Diversified Property Fund's portfolio.

He has a Masters Degree in Property Valuation and Management and qualified as a Member of the Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Commercial Property) in 2011.

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PETER ADALEY

INVESTMENT SPECIALIST


 

Peter's professional career has spanned over 20 years in financial services, over a number of key positions with major global and domestic participants in the funds management industry, contributing to their growth and success.

Peter's experience includes Sales & Business Development, Marketing, Product Management, Product Development, Research and Client Services.

Peter has an excellent knowledge of the Diversified Property Fund and its investors, with over 10 years as its 'product champion' and is an investor in the fund himself.

At ASA, Peter is responsible for all aspects of investor relations including our key partnerships with advisors, wraps, platforms and research firms.

 

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CHANTAL CHURCHILL

COMPANY SECRETARY | SENIOR MANAGER RISK, COMPLIANCE AND OPERATIONS


 

Chantal has extensive company secretariat, governance, compliance and risk experience in financial services and funds management spanning over 20 years.

Chantal has worked successfully across listed and unlisted entities including with specific expertise in real estate investment management with prior senior roles with APN Property Group (ASX:APD), Dexus (ASX:DXS) and Growthpoint Properties Australia (ASX:GOZ).

Chantal has strong capabilities to lead, effect change, implement corporate governance, compliance and risk frameworks that build strong governance and compliance cultures to support business objectives, growth and operational resilience.

Chantal's role with key responsibilities relevant to ASA's licence to operate include Compliance Officer, AML/CTF Officer, Privacy Officer and Complaints Handling Officer.

 

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Jennifer GOH

SENIOR MANAGER FINANCE AND OPERATIONS


 

Jennifer is a fully qualified Accountant with over 20 years operational and management experience in financial services and real estate investment management businesses.

Jennifer's has previously worked with Ernst & Young, APN Property Group (ASX:APD) and Dexus (ASX:DXS) in a range of finance and accounting roles.

Jen has extensive experience in the establishment of effective operating and control environments, systems and processes implementation and improvement and the preparation of high quality reporting and analysis.

At ASA Jen is responsible for all aspects of fund and corporate finance, accounting, tax and treasury operations.

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ANTHONY SIMPSON

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT AND CAPEX PROJECTS


 

Anthony is a qualified accounting with in excess of 30 years experience in accounting, tax, construction and investment.

Over Anthony's career he has successfully originated and executed a significant number of real estate and other investments. In addition he has overseen complex construction and development projects including multi storey office and residential buildings.