Podcast | Future Cities
Australia’s 2024 Property Predictions: Episode 2
30 Minute Listen
In the second part of our 2024 property predictions series, we chat with ISPT’s Chris Chapple, Brookfield’s Leonie Wilkinson and Investa’s Pete Menegazzo.
Sectors in the spotlight include life sciences and living, as Australia’s population demographics shift and the need for new housing continues to dominate the news headlines. The industrial & logistics sector, while coming off unprecedented highs, remains on the radar and premium office space is back in favour.
But the industry needs to play catch-up on the technology front, tackle ways to repurpose ageing office stock and combine and conquer as an industry to address complex sustainability challenges.
It’s the second episode in a three part series, with Episode 3 set to go live on January 25, featuring Aware Real Estate’s Michelle McNally and Aliro’s David Southon.
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Chris commenced his appointment as CEO of ISPT in October 2022. Chris is responsible for the overall management of the ISPT business operations and corporate strategy. Prior to joining ISPT, Chris was CEO of 151 Property, a company that manages Blackstone’s real estate investments in Australia and New Zealand. Over his six years at the helm, Chris established a successful ANZ business and transformed the real estate platform for 151 Property.
With 25 years of property industry experience, Chris has held roles at Jones Lang LaSalle, Multiplex and Charter Hall across development, asset management (all sectors) and funds management.
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Brookfield
Leonie is a Senior Vice President in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group. In this role, Leonie is responsible for working with Brookfield’s local and global teams in overseeing portfolio management for Brookfield’s Australian core and core-plus real estate investment strategies, including fund and asset performance, return profile, and pursuit of acquisition and disposition opportunities. Leonie has over 20 years of experience in real estate funds management, and prior to joining Brookfield in 2020, was a member of the Queensland Investment Corporation (“QIC”) Executive Committee. She also serves as Chair of Urban Land Institute (“ULI”) Australia on the ULI Asia Pacific Executive Committee.
As Chief Executive Officer at Investa, Peter is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the group. Peter has broad property, funds management and finance experience gained during his many years in the industry. Prior to joining Investa, Peter held senior roles with AMP Capital Investors and BDO Corporate Finance.
Prior to being appointed CEO, Peter held the position of Chief Investment Officer, where he was responsible for optimising investment performance and identifying and implementing strategic group initiatives. Prior to this, Peter was Fund Manager of Investa Commercial Property Fund (ICPF).
Pacific Communications Director, CBRE
Kathryn joined CBRE in 2007 following a 15-year career in property journalism working for some of Australia's leading newspapers, including the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald. She works closely with CBRE’s CEO and senior executive team to promote the company’s brand, platform and corporate values.