A team with proven expertise in the assessment of opportunities, including the analysis of economic factors, specific growth trends and the likely impact of those factors on key transactional issues.
Russel has a successful history of over 20 years in the property industry in Western Australia. Russel was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Capricorn Village Joint Venture, developers of Capricorn at Yanchep and winner of the UDIA National Award for Excellence as Best Residential Development in Australia.
Russel’s previous roles also include General Manager of LWP Property Group, developers of the multi-award winning Ellenbrook Project, the President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) Inc and Coordinator of the Major Urban Projects Unit in the office of the Minister for Planning.
Russel has held a number of positions in the public and private sector providing a unique experience and skill set in both industry and Government. His current board positions include:
- - Chair of the Governing Council of West Coast Institute of Training
- - Chairman of RugbyWA (The Western Force)
- - Member of Infrastructure Committee of UDIA(WA)
- - Member of Urban Development Advisory Committee of the Water Corporation of Western Australia
Russel holds a Bachelor of Science (hons) and a PhD in Soil Science from the University of Western Australia and in 2012 was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to the community of Western Australia as a leader in urban design, through contributions to the sport of Rugby Union and to the education and training sector.
Robert brings over 30 years experience in the investment, funds management and property development industries throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Robert was the formerly a senior executive of a major investment funds group, where he was responsible for the structuring and marketing of property and equity trusts at a time when the group dominated the managed funds industry in Australia. This led to national roles in funds management with responsibility for business development throughout Australia and New Zealand.
He is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
Robert specialises in the structuring and marketing of investment products and he has been actively involved in the development of over $200 million of residential property over the last five years.
Major developments include the refurbishment and development of over 250 residential units, and four substantial lifestyle retirement villages comprising over 800 independent living units.
Luke has over 15 years domestic and international experience in finance through various roles in social infrastructure, property, investment banking and funds management.
Luke has previously held roles with Azure Capital Ltd — a boutique investment bank and corporate advisory business, Campus Living Villages UK (CLV) — an international social infrastructure fund, and the Bank of Western Australia.
In his role with CLV, Luke was responsible for the origination and management of Public Private Partnership bids with universities for the provision of student accommodation. During this time he helped establish the UK business and grow its contribution to the CLV portfolio to over 3,000 beds.
Luke holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia for which he received a Directors award for academic achievement, a Masters in Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Economics and Finance.
Luke is a Fellow of the Financial Services Industry of Australia, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Responsible Manager for AFSL 322 592 held by Stirling Capital Nominees.