Theo Smyrniotis has joined CBRE from Knight Frank as new General Manager of QV1 in a move that reaffirms the building as one of Perth’s premium workplace destinations. 

Smyrniotis’ career in property has spanned more than 25 years, most recently as Head of Occupier Services WA with Knight Frank, where he was responsible for developing and delivering the service line’s strategy for WA. 

QV1 is an iconic 43 storey modernist tower located at the western end of the CBD.  

Designed by internationally renowned architect Harry Seidler AC, QV1 is co-owned by Investa Commercial Property Fund and AXA Investment Managers.  

QV1 Plaza is located at the corner of Hay and Milligan Street in Perth CBD, on the ground floor of the iconic QV1 tower. It is home to a range of food and beverage retailers. 

CBRE’s Head of Property Management Louise Draper said Smyrniotis’ appointment would bring a fresh perspective and deep skillset to QV1.  

“Theo’s extensive experience in occupier services will strengthen the QV1 management team with unique insights into understanding occupiers and their drivers,” Draper said.  

“He brings a valuable skillset with strengths in strategy, negotiation and analytical processes that will continue to support our clients and QV1 tenants – ensuring that QV1 remains a people and future-focused workplace destination.” 

The new hire comes after CBRE expanded its technical services offering after acquiring the Advanced Property Solutions (APS) Maintain business of BSA in Australia in November. 

The deal will expand CBRE capabilities to self-deliver highly specialised technical services and projects across Australia, including HVAC, BMS, Fire, Electrical and Mechanical. 

Last month, Knight Frank created a National Portfolio Investments division, headed by Stephen Lovison, with national portfolio auctions said to be generating strong interest in assets.  

Knight Frank Head of National Portfolio Investments Stephen Lovison said the National Portfolio Investments division created an opportunity for vendors and investors to take advantage of their established reach, with investment experts in 21 offices around the country and direct connections to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, the UK and New Zealand.