Management Team

Supported by the broader Australian Unity group including debt capital markets, development management, capital transactions, valuation research and advisory, and Wealth & Capital Markets support services

Nikki Panagopoulos

Fund Manager
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Nikki joined Australian Unity in 2004 and is currently Fund Manager of AOF. Prior to AOF Nikki was Fund Manager of DPF from 2010 to July 2021. As DPF Fund Manager for over a decade Nikki was responsible for implementing strategic growth and repositioning strategies, resulting in DPF’s outperformance of the benchmark and peers over the 10-year period.

Nikki has more than 25 years’ experience in unlisted and listed property markets with a key focus on investor relations, setting and implementing strategy (including acquisitions, disposals, new and existing lease negotiations), project and development management as well as people leadership.

Prior to joining Australian Unity, Nikki was an Investment Analyst for Deutsche Bank’s $1.5 billion listed Deutsche Diversified Trust. Nikki also spent 12 years in Property Funds Management at AXA (formerly National Mutual.

Nikki holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Nikki is also an Associate with Fund Manager Certification from the Australian Property Institute, holds a Real Estate of Victoria Licence and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Management.

Simon Beake

Deputy Fund Manager
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Simon joined Australian Unity in 2011 and has over 25 years of funds management, asset management and investment experience in the property and infrastructure sectors. Simon is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a Masters of Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting and Finance).

Simon is responsible for the capital and financial management of AOF.

Tim Kemp-Bishop

Major Leasing and Capital Transactions Manager
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Tim joined Australian Unity in 2008 and is responsible for major leasing and capital transactions.

Prior to joining Australian Unity, Tim was employed in a variety of property and asset management roles with ANZ and AMP Capital Investors. Tim holds a Bachelor of Communications from Canberra University and Diplomas in Commercial Property Asset Management and Property Investment Finance from the Property Council of Australia. Tim is a licenced real estate agent and is the Officer in Effective Control of Australian Unity Property Management Pty Ltd.

Giovanna Reale

Senior Asset Manager
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Giovanna joined Australian Unity in 2006 and is responsible for the asset management. Giovanna has 20 years’ property experience, including in management and leasing gained with leading real estate agencies and owner managers. Giovanna has a Bachelor of Business in Property from RMIT.

Giovanna is responsible for maximising AOF’s properties' capital value and income via an active asset management strategy, including leasing, refurbishments and developments.

Michael Carabetta

Senior Asset Manager
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Michael has over 25 years’ experience in asset and property management, focusing on commercial, industrial and mixed-use asset classes in Australia and overseas. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Land Economics and a Diploma of Facilities Management.

Michael is responsible for maximising AOF’s properties' capital value and income via an active asset management strategy, including leasing, refurbishments and developments.

Peter Hugh

Senior Development Manager
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Peter has over 25 years’ experience in mixed use development and asset management in Australia and overseas, covering all stages of development. Peter holds an MBA from the AGSM and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Peter is responsible for the delivery of refurbishments and developments.

Important information

The Fund is issued by Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited (AUIREL) which is owned by Australian Unity Keppel Capital Pty Ltd ABN 67 637 410 505, a joint venture company owned equally by subsidiaries of Australian Unity Limited ABN 23 087 648 888 and Keppel Capital Holdings Pte Ltd CRN 201302079N, the asset management arm of Singapore based Keppel Corporation Limited CRN 196800351N. The information on this website is general information only and is not based on the financial objectives, situations or needs of any particular investor. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.