CBRE has appointed Angus Shaw to lead CBRE’s Agribusiness Valuation & Advisory Services in a new Pacific leadership role.
John Harrison has also been appointed to head CBRE’s Agribusiness Capital Market team.
Mr Shaw brings an extensive real estate advisory career spanning two decades. He joined CBRE two years ago, bringing a specialisation in the Energy and Resource markets, in addition to his extensive background as a rural and agribusiness valuer.
“Angus has a strong track record and passion for developing successful teams. He prides himself on bridging the gap between local and industry operators through his focus on the environment, sustainability and via his extensive connections spanning institutional, corporate, and family owners,” CBRE’s Pacific Head of Valuation & Advisory Services Jarrod Frazer said.
“This provides Angus with a deep understanding of both local markets and corporate returns, drawing on his experience providing advice on some of Australia’s largest rural assets.”
Mr Harrison brings 11 years of rural property and leadership experience to the Agribusiness Capital Market team.
He has first-hand knowledge and experience in the agricultural sector, having grown up on his family’s cropping and grazing property in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia. He is also a Certified Practising Valuer with broad experience across a wide range of agricultural assets, having led the agribusiness valuation teams at both CBRE and Colliers.
Mr Harrison said Australian farmland was regarded as a secure form of investment, which offered diversification benefits and counter-cyclical advantages to the traditional real estate assets classes of office, retail and industrial.
“John is extremely well connected and is highly regarded by our clients for his industry knowledge and integrity,” CBRE’s Pacific Head of Capital Markets Flint Davidson said.
“His appointment further strengthens our Australian capabilities given John’s demonstrated leadership expertise, strong relationships with institutional, corporate, government and family farming groups, and deep understanding of their investment strategies and requirements.”
“Timing wise, this is an exciting opportunity to step into this role given the very strong appetite for Australian agricultural assets, particularly from institutional investors, corporate groups and larger family offices,” Mr Harrison noted.
“I am fortunate to not only form part of a very experienced national Agribusiness team of 30 but to also work within a global team of agribusiness experts, which provides CBRE with a clear point of differentiation.”
The appointments reinforce CBRE’s commitment to the agribusiness sector as a key component of the firm’s global platform.
CBRE employs 75 agribusiness professionals in key gateway markets in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, South America, and the UK, providing global perspectives and connections to help deliver on client objectives.