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GWOF MANAGEMENT

GPT Wholesale Office Fund's (GWOF or the Fund) 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 (GPT) providing access to specialised services and teams for the benefit of investors.


Martin Ritchie

Head of Office & 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 is responsible for the investment, asset management and development of GPT’s portfolio of Office assets, and has oversight of the GPT Wholesale Office Fund.
Martin has 30 years of experience in the office sector including investment and asset management, leasing and sustainability.
 
Prior to becoming GPT’s Head of Office, Martin was Fund Manager of the GPT Wholesale Office Fund since inception which he grew to be the largest wholesale office fund in Australia. Before joining GPT in 2001, Martin worked at Knight Frank, Sydney where he was a director, responsible for the management and leasing of landmark Sydney office buildings and at Baker Harris Saunders in London.


Katie O'Meara

Investment Manager - GPT Wholesale Office Fund
Katie O'Meara - Business Manager - GPT Wholesale Office Fund

Career Summary
Katie has over 14 years' experience as a lawyer, working within the real estate sector.

She joined the GPT Legal team in 2010. Her legal experience includes funds management, corporate governance, and the acquisition, disposal, development and leasing of commercial property. Katie was previously the company secretary of GPTFM, during which time she was responsible for managing the governance requirements of the GPTFM board and ACRMC, and was heavily involved in the 2016 GWOF Fund Terms review .

Katie joined the GWOF team in April 2019 and is primarily responsible for writing and co-ordinating funding requests, papers and reports for the board, investor representation committee and investors.

Prior to joining GPT, Katie worked in law firms in Australia and Ireland. 


Shane Wang

Senior Fund Analyst, GPT Wholesale Office Fund
Shane Wang - Senior Fund Analyst, GPT Wholesale Office Fund
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Law / Bachelor of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Master of Finance, University of New South Wales

Career Summary
Shane has over 7 years of experience across the real estate and funds management sectors. Prior to joining GPT, Shane was a senior analyst in CBRE’s Financial Consulting Group, where he specialised in the delivery of sophisticated financial underwriting and analytical consulting services required by international and institutional grade property transactions. Before that, Shane was a corporate finance analyst at Aveo Group, one of Australia’s leading operator, manager, and developers of senior living communities, where he played a significant role in the company’s mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, and funds management activities.

Shane joined the GWOF team in March 2019 as the senior fund analyst and is responsible for the management of the fund model, assisting with the preparation of fund reports and the analyses of the Fund’s transaction, capital management and other strategic projects.
 


David Litchfield

Financial Controller, Funds
David Litchfield - Financial Controller, Funds

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (Accounting major), Macquarie University
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
Career Summary

David has over 15 years experience in finance and accounting positions within the property sector. He joined GPT as the financial controller of the Wholesale Funds in February 2019.
 
David worked at Mirvac as the financial controller of two Unlisted Wholesale Hotel Funds. Following the exit by Mirvac from the hotel business in 2012, David was employed by M&L Hospitality, a Singaporean family company specialising in hotel investments, in addition to office and retail holdings. In February 2018 David joined Pro-Invest Group, a boutique integrated real estate business combining hotel investment, development and operational capabilities. As the financial controller, David is responsible for ensuring both Funds comply with their accounting, tax and financial reporting requirements.