Mark Granter appointed CBRE’s Head of Alternatives Capital Markets

CBRE has announced Mark Granter as its new head of Alternatives Capital Markets. With 33 years at the company, Granter’s experience comprises digital infrastructure, healthcare, energy and social assets.

Granter is excited about increased investor focus on emerging sectors, which are expected to mirror global trends. Strong occupier demand and investor interest are also set to drive major growth in the alternative sectors over the coming years.

“I am excited about the likely growth in the alternatives sectors over the next five to seven years due to strong occupier demand and investor interest,” he said.

CBRE targets hotel management rights sector with two new hires

CBRE has expanded its Management Rights Hotel Valuation & Advisory team with Brett McCracken (pictured) named as director, bringing 20 years of valuation experience and national coverage rights to the company.

Further strengthening the team is Ekaterina Ivandikova (pictured), named as associate director, brings over 10 years of experience in management rights.

Specialising in short-term holiday letting revenues in apartments, the duo’s appointment will reinforce CBRE’s hospitality real estate valuation services.

Troy Craig, CBRE’s Pacific regional director for Hotel Valuation & Advisory Services, believes their addition is a pivotal one in bolstering the sector’s expansion.

“Brett and Ekaterina’s appointments further strengthen our full-service offering across the hotels sector,” he said.

“Their management rights specialist skills and extensive industry contacts, along with being a strong cultural fit within the CBRE Hotels team, make them the perfect additions.”


Centennial adds Nick Lidonnici and Dylan Tomkins to the senior roster

Centennial has expanded its wealth and asset management divisions by bringing on board industry veterans Nick Lidonnici (pictured left) and Dylan Tomkins.

Lidonnici comes with 20 years of experience and will take care of portfolio management, focusing on non-institutional industrial and logistics assets.

Tomkins has been appointed director of wealth management and brings nine years of expertise in high-net-worth relationships and investor coordination.

Adrian Taylor, managing director and Group CEO at Centennial, said their collective value in enhancing governance and service excellence will reinforce the company’s exceptional service for stakeholders amid significant growth plans.

“[Nick and Dylan’s] understanding of corporate governance and risk management is underpinned by their equally strong exposure to all aspects of the property industry, and I have no doubt [they] will add value to our expanding and dynamic team of professionals to enable us to continue delivering exceptional service to our many stakeholders,” he said.

CBRE’s Shauny Bult becomes Sydney Director of Living Sectors Capital Markets

CBRE has further built up its Pacific Living Sectors Capital Markets team with the addition of Shauny Bult, a seasoned property professional who has transferred from London.

Bult brings extensive experience to the table, having overseen global capital access and £4.5b in build-to-rent (BTR) projects and investment sales.

In her new role as director, Bult will collaborate with Andrew Purdon to expand CBRE’s service offerings in BTR, student accommodation and affordable housing sectors.

With Australia’s rental housing still a strong investment asset, the pair expect significant growth in 2024 and beyond.

“The sector’s success in the UK serves as compelling evidence for the investment trajectory in the Australian market, where demographic trends such as urbanisation, population growth and declining housing affordability are closely aligned,” said Bult.

Investment banking expansion for CBRE with Sera Global integration

CBRE has expanded its investment banking unit by integrating the Sera Global team.

The move will strengthen CBRE’s global capabilities in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and infrastructure advisory across its international offices.

Leo van den Thillart (pictured), Sera Global CEO, has joined CBRE as global head of investment banking.

Sera, established by Brookfield Business Partners, will leverage CBRE’s platform to offer more extensive solutions to its broad client base. Van den Thillart says their shared vision with CBRE will help create an industry-leading global investment banking team.

“The combination of the highly talented Sera team with CBRE is a major step forward in the development of our global investment banking platform,” said Chris Ludeman, global president of Capital Markets for CBRE.

“This addition will allow us to better advise our clients around the world in defining their growth strategies and accessing capital to achieve their goals.”