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GWOF MANAGEMENT

GWOF's management team is responsible for all aspects of the management of the Fund. This includes determining the strategic direction, managing assets, acquiring and selling properties, accessing funding and providing appropriate services to investors.

In addition to a dedicated team, GWOF draws on the wider resources of the GPT Group providing access to specialised services and teams for the benefit of investors.


Nicholas Harris

Head of Funds Management, Group Strategy and Research - The GPT Group
Nicholas Harris - Head of Funds Management, The GPT Group

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Land Economics - (University Medal & First Class Honours) - University of Technology, Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment - Securities Institute of Australia
  • Advanced Management Program – Harvard Business School

Career Summary
Nicholas is responsible for The GPT Group’s funds management platform. He plays a key role in the development of the Group's strategy and is responsible for the Group’s research and transactions functions. Nicholas joined GPT in mid-2006. Nicholas has been involved in the Australian property and property funds management industry for over 25 years, including roles at BT Funds Management Limited and Lend Lease Corporation. During his career, his roles have included property and asset management, portfolio management, capital transactions and business development. Nicholas is a member of GPT’s Leadership Team, Investment Committee and Valuation Committee.

Nicholas is a Director of GPT Platform Limited. Nicholas is a member of the Executive Board of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV) and a member of the Property Council of Australia’s International and Capital Markets Division Council. He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.


Martin Ritchie

Fund Manager - GPT Wholesale Office Fund
Martin Ritchie - Fund Manager - GPT Wholesale Office Fund

Qualifications

  • Honors Degree in Urban Estate Surveying - Trent Polytechnic Nottingham UK

Career Summary
Martin has been Fund Manager of the GPT Wholesale Office Fund since its inception in July 2006, and has 27 years’ experience in commercial real estate. As Fund Manager he is responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the Fund, capital management, development, acquisitions and divestments. Martin joined GPT in 2001 as Office Investment Manager and was responsible for the financial performance, asset management and leasing within the GPT Office Portfolio. In this role he was responsible for all the seed assets prior to the launch of the Fund. From 2004 to 2007, Martin was responsible for initiating and managing the Sustainability program and targets for the GPT office portfolio.

His previous experience includes more than seven years at Knight Frank, Sydney where he was a director, responsible for the management and leasing of landmark Sydney office buildings. Prior to relocating to Australia in 1993, Martin spent more than three years with Baker Harris Saunders in London, responsible for leasing office space.


Kit Georgeos

Investment Manager - GPT Wholesale Office Fund
Kit Georgeos - Investment Manager - GPT Wholesale Office Fund

Qualifications

  • B Science / B Commerce – University of Sydney

Career Summary
Kit has over 12 years of experience in the real estate sector. She joined GPT as Head of Product Development within the Funds Management team where she was heavily involved in developing and executing GPT’s funds management strategy. This included leading the IPO of the GPT Metro Office Fund in 2014. 

Prior to joining GPT in 2012, Kit had nine years of investment banking experience at Macquarie Group where she advised real estate groups on a variety of corporate transactions including mergers & acquisitions, listed equity raisings, unlisted fund raisings and general corporate advisory work. This included being heavily involved in the establishment of GWOF and GWSCF, in 2006 and 2007.


Sanjeev Sahota

Senior Fund Analyst, GPT Wholesale Office Fund
Sanjeev Sahota - Senior Fund Analyst, GPT Wholesale Office Fund

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honors) Economics – Royal Holloway University of London

Career Summary
Sanjeev has 10 years’ experience in the real estate industry with a background in analytics, working across various roles in research and investments. Having begun his career in London with MSCI (formerly IPD) he moved to Australia in 2010 where his last three years were spent working on the GPT Balance Sheet, focusing on the Logistics Investment Portfolio. In his role as Senior Investment Analyst, Sanjeev played a significant role during an very active period for the Group’s portfolio with numerous site acquisitions, development completions and new commencements.

Sanjeev joined the GWOF team in June 2017 as Senior Fund Analyst working on the delivery of the Fund’s objectives, managing the fund model, assisting with reporting and getting involved in various other aspects of the Fund’s business.


Simon Lai

Financial Controller, Funds
Simon Lai - Financial Controller, Funds

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)

Career Summary
Simon joined the GPT Group in April 2015 and leads the finance team for the GPT Funds Management platform. As Financial Controller, Funds, Simon is responsible for the accounting, tax, finance and investor reporting functions of the Funds managed by The GPT Group.

Prior to joining GPT, Simon was with Deloitte for 8 years in their Sydney audit practice, providing audit and accounting related services for a range of clients in the real estate and hotel sectors.