Fort Street Real Estate Capital provides investment and property management services to the underlying wholesale trusts which the funds’ invest in. Two representatives of Fort Street Advisers, Richard Hunt and Ian Holmes, and two directors from Evans Dixon Group, Alex MacLachlan and Jaclyn Strelow, are currently directors of Fort Street Real Estate Capital. Their qualifications and expertise are below.
One of the most experienced institutional property market advisors in Australia, Richard has been actively involved in a significant number of listed real estate transactions over the past 20 years. Richard’s real estate experience covers a range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, debt restructuring and capital raisings for many of Australia’s largest property companies. His clients have included Westfield, Dexus, Goodman Group, GPT, Challenger, Australand, Stockland, Mirvac, AMP Capital, Lloyds International and Investa.
Richard has a Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies) from Macquarie University and is a member of the Takeovers Panel.
Ian’s clients have included Westfield, Charter Hall, Challenger, Macquarie Group, Colonial First State, Investa, Australand, Peet and Valad.
Ian has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.
Alex’s career trajectory demonstrates a breadth of experience working in pivotal roles such as investment banker at UBS AG, where he rose to Head of Energy for Australasia. During his tenure in investment banking, Alex worked on more than $100 billion in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, advising some of the world’s leading companies.
Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining Walsh & Company, Jaclyn was legal counsel for Aurizon, managing legal risk and strategy across the business development, M&A, strategy, governance and treasury functions. Prior to Aurizon, Jaclyn worked as legal counsel in capital markets and professional services with Instinet and PwC Legal in London, and Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Australia.
Jaclyn holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Justice from Queensland University of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Melbourne.
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Prior to joining Fort Street Real Estate, David was Capital Transactions Manager with Charter Hall, where he was involved across 16 listed and unlisted funds, with a total exposure of $10 billion commercial real estate funds under management. David also previously served as Capital Transactions Manager with Macquarie Real Estate, executing several transactions across Japan, Italy, Germany and Australia, and held other roles within Macquarie Group including the Macquarie Office Trust, a $6 billion global REIT, and the Securitisation division.
David has a Master in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London and Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute.
Prior to joining Fort Street, Jason was the National Property Manager for Coles Express, responsible for developing and executing the business’ growth strategy, along with overseeing the management of the 680+ store fleet. Previously Jason had been a Portfolio Manager for the Coles Group, responsible for the performance of seventeen shopping centre assets. Jason has also managed iconic retail and office assets such as the Carnaby Street precinct and the Charing Cross Road bookshops, both in London’s West End.
Jason holds a Masters of Business Administration (Executive) and is a licensed estate agent.
Prior to joining Fort Street Real Estate Capital Nick was a Centre Manager at Dexus where he oversaw the operations of the redeveloped Gateway Sydney in Circular Quay. Nick also held roles at Dexus in Asset Management and Asset Services.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Property Economics from the University of Technology Sydney.
Nick has 17 years’ experience in commercial finance, corporate advisory and performance improvement roles with broad industry experience spanning property, utilities and financial services. Immediately prior to joining Fort Street Nick was responsible for the financial function of a business unit with circa $500m in turnover, leading a finance team responsible for a portfolio of in excess of 20 contracts and businesses across Australia and New Zealand. This followed many years in advisory roles for McGrathNicol and KPMG in Australia and Europe.
Nick is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Prior to Fort Street, Waqar was a Financial Analyst for Dixon Advisory, assisting clients manage wealth in retirement through specialist advice on areas including superannuation structure and investment portfolio management.
Waqar holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the Australian National University.
Amanda has 12 years experience in a corporate environment, eight of these in the real estate sector. Prior to joining the team Amanda worked for CBA, CBRE and McGrath where she held various organisation roles.
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Previously, Stuart was Executive Director, Head of Property Funds at ANZ Investment Bank. He was also the Managing Director, Head of Property Banking & Property Investment Banking at N M Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Limited. Stuart has also held senior roles at director level at Macquarie Bank Property Investment Banking Division and at Lend Lease Corporation in its development and commercial asset management divisions.
Stuart holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Merit and a Masters of Commerce from the University of NSW, and in 2005 was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.
Warwick is Head of Finance at Walsh & Company, the funds management division of Evans Dixon Group. Before joining Walsh & Company, Warwick worked in chartered accounting firms specialising in turnaround and restructuring. Warwick started his career with KPMG, working in their Canberra, Sydney and London offices – and has undertaken a range of complex restructuring and insolvency engagements across Europe, UK and Australia, for a range of Australian, UK, European and USA banks.
Warwick has worked with companies and lenders to develop and implement strategic business options, provide advice in relation to continuous disclosure requirements, develop cash forecasting training for national firms, and lectured on cash management. Among his former roles, Warwick worked on the initial stages of the HIH insolvency – as part of the key management group tasked with the wind-down of the global estate.
Warwick has a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Commerce from Australian National University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Mike is also a director with Barnett Law, a Sydney-based financial services law firm, and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW. He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Otago.