Simon Rooney, Australia’s leading Capital Markets broker, will join CBRE on August 1 as Executive Managing Director, Retail Investments.
Mr Rooney is joining CBRE after 25 years at JLL, where he carved a niche as the market leader in institutional retail transactions and ranked as one of the firm’s top three brokers globally.
CBRE Pacific President & CEO Phil Rowland said Mr Rooney’s appointment highlighted the company’s focus on securing leading market talent to ensure the ongoing delivery of exceptional client outcomes.
“Having an executive of Simon’s calibre join CBRE highlights our focus on securing the top talent in our industry to ensure we are delivering market leading results for our clients,” Mr Rowland said.
“Simon’s appointment adds further firepower to our Capital Markets platform given his extensive connections to local and global capital, strengthening our reach and ability to deliver superior outcomes across the retail spectrum.”
Over the past decade, Simon has executed some of Australia’s largest transactions totalling more than $20 billion, including landmark retail sales such as Brisbane's Indooroopilly shopping centre, Westfield Eastgardens in Sydney and the Vicinity Centres portfolio.
He has also been instrumental in significant mixed-use transactions such as 80 Collins Street in Melbourne and the MLC Centre and Wynyard Place in Sydney.
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