The Newmark Team

Guided by joint Managing Directors, Chris Langford and Simon T. Morris, our specialist team has an integrated understanding of our business and in depth knowledge of our investments.  We empower all our team to deliver on the asset strategy and we are driven by the challenge to constantly do better. 

 

Chris Langford
Joint Managing Director

  Holding top tier roles across commercial property investment, development and management for more than

25 years, Chris brings expert problem solving skills and idea generation to Newmark.  His incisive, strategic thinking and quiet ability to solve problems is informed by 13 years with Lend Lease where he managed construction projects from the ground up, five years with Mirvac and seven years managing his property consulting business.

Drawing on an in-depth and big picture understanding of the industry, Chris has a keen eye on the periphery, while maintaining equanimity in business negotiations. His command of investor, governance and risk issues allows him to create innovative solutions.

Chris has a Melbourne University Bachelor of Architecture degree. He believes the built solution is only a small part of an asset story.  His analytical approach is reflected in his grounded understanding of local commercial market drivers.

A member of the AFL Commission from 1999 – 2016, Chris is also a past director of RCL Group and Macarthur Cook Limited. 

Simon T. Morris
Joint Managing Director 

 

For more than 25 years Simon has refined his hands-on forensic approach to identifying, acquiring, developing and managing all sectors of commercial property across Australia. As the Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Development Group for more than 15 years, Simon developed a deep appreciation for whole-of-life property outcomes and an in-depth knowledge of acquisition, design, delivery, management and investment.

Simon brings to Newmark’s business strategy an incisive risk analysis deeply rooted in mitigating potential problems across the project spectrum. By deconstructing a property’s variables and understanding its exposure in physical, legal and financial spheres, he re-engineers issues from the bottom up in an effort to reduce exposure to risks. Simon’s proven ability to identify hidden risks is driven by a deep appreciation of managing and protecting investor’s funds.

Highly methodical and granular in his approach, Simon thrives on the challenge of realising compelling property outcomes that contribute to the community at large.  Simon is a director of Virtual Communities Ltd and a past director of Luna Park Melbourne and Jewish Care Victoria. 

Haydn Vella
Chief Financial Officer

  Haydn has over 24 years of national and international finance experience in the property, telecommunications, IT and energy industries and has held various Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and General Manager positions for over 12 years in companies including Metronode Group, Nextgen Group, Caterpillar (Energy Power Systems Australia) and Babcock and Brown Capital. Haydn brings a wealth of experience in all areas of Finance and Treasury to Newmark and in his recent roles as CFO has overseen periods of significant company growth and financial transformation. 

Peter Hulbert
Head of Legal, Compliance & Risk

 

Peter is highly skilled and experienced in corporate law, governance, compliance and risk management with over 16 years’ experience in the legal and property funds management industries, including listed, unlisted, retail, wholesale, open-ended and fixed term funds and alternative investment vehicles. Peter has developed strong capabilities in managing complex corporate and fund transactions, diverse stakeholders and regulatory engagement. Peter has previously held positions as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Arena REIT and Arena Investment Management and is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Chris Cowan
General Manager, Investment Management

 

Chris has over 25 years’ experience with leading property companies across the spectrum of development and asset management with extensive exposure to diverse property classes including office, retail, industrial, hotel, car dealerships, residential, and aviation assets. Until recently, Chris was CEO at Essendon Fields for seven years where he led the establishment of a vibrant office precinct, a successful hotel and reinvigorated the aviation operations. Chris was also at CFO at: Austexx/ DFO, MAB Corporation and Henley Properties. Known for enabling significant growth consistent with clear strategic plans, Chris takes great pride in building positive relationships & passionate teams focussed on performance improvement.

Angus Machutchinson
General Manager, Property

 

With a focus on commercial property development, Angus has almost 30 years of executive level experience at some of Australia’s largest land owners and property organisations. At McDonalds Australia as Development Director he was responsible for the asset management of the national property portfolio together with new store network planning. At both Westfield and Vicinity, Angus was responsible for several major retail development projects across various states including the $1.1b Emporium Melbourne redevelopment from site acquisition to completion and more recently Chadstone Shopping Centre. As such, Angus has a comprehensive understanding of the key issues and strategies required to deliver major development projects through the entire project cycle with focus on financial performance, risk mitigation and design and construction delivery. Angus was educated at Melbourne University and has been on a member of Australian Property Council retail and education sub committees. He is a current member of the Property Industry Foundation corporate cycling fund raising committee.

Richard Drake
General Manager, Property & Capital Transactions

 

Richard gained extensive experience from physically inspecting hundreds of buildings while researching commercial property acquisitions across Australia. A trained Property Valuer, he understands the importance of careful and targeted research that analyses all dimensions of an asset.  Having witnessed the dramatic rise and fall of several property cycles, Richard undertakes forensic analysis of reports and is skilled at detecting missing information. During his 25-year career Richard has held property management and acquisition roles at Coles, Target, Officeworks and Becton. Richard believes listening to tenants and making properties function for them is integral to achieving client satisfaction.

Jonathan Bradhurst
Project Director 

 

A retail property development specialist and architect, Jonathan has 25 years national and international experience including 17 years at Westfield in Australia and United States. He brings to his role a deep understanding of developing commercial property to achieve high-level long-term results. 

Leading the development process, Jonathan drives the selection of expertise and staff, and brings an innate curiosity to rigorously challenge outcomes. In pulling the threads of the project together he strives to achieve innovative and enduring built environments. Drawing on restless passion, Jonathan tightly manages the highly iterative design and development process. He ensures success is measured by the project reinvigorating its surrounds and being appreciated by local communities.

Jonathan brings strong communication skills and savvy business acumen to negotiating land acquisitions and legal issues and gaining buy in with state and local government representatives. 

George Deligiannis
Head of Distribution

 

With over 25 years of financial services experience George has a trusted reputation and is well connected with key industry financial advisory groups. He brings to the task of establishing Newmark’s distribution network extensive industry knowledge. Through executive level roles across institutional, retail, international funds management and private wealth businesses, George has developed highly nuanced communication skills allowing him to relate to a variety of risk profiles and personalities. In his senior roles with financial services groups including Challenger and IOOF he was responsible for capital raisings for specialised managed offerings, property and infrastructure syndicates including overseas closed end funds.  

Grace O'Neill
Investor Relations Manager

 

Grace has a passion for client engagement with direct, clear and reliable customer focus. With previous roles including leading a team of credit analysts at La Trobe Financial, Grace has a collaborative and proactive approach with strong communication skills. Grace has achieved a Bachelor of Environments from Melbourne University.

Simon Rubinstein
Development Manager

 

Simon has a passion for property and brings a wealth of experience identifying, acquiring and divesting retail property for Coles Group on Australia’s eastern seaboard. His knowledge of retail property drivers underpins his hands on approach to development management. A trained Property Valuer with a keen eye for long-term capital growth, Simon hones in on detail and understands how to strategically apply it. He focuses on checking the detail in feasibility analysis and has a strong understanding of structuring deals. Simon has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Property and Construction from the University of Melbourne.  

Denise Nakis
General Manager, Marketing

 

A marketing executive with extensive experience in multi-site and corporate roles within the retail and property industry including the Westfield Group and Pacific Group of Companies. Denise has a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and delivers through clear strategy, high standards of execution, leadership and teamwork.

Chris Connelly
Portfolio Operations Manager

 

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in venue & shopping centre management, most recently with Westfield across several large premium assets. He believes in the importance of instilling confidence with external stakeholders whilst building reliable and competent cross functional teams to deliver long term success for the organisation. Chris’s passion and strong desire for high standards of excellence, which includes building & OH&S compliance drives him to work with others to integrate established processes with outside the square solutions that creates sustainable value whilst achieving the desired results.

Steven Cavallin
Portfolio Asset Manager

 

Steven has extensive experience in commercial property and retail operations within large national and multinational organisations. Prior to joining Newmark Capital, Steven worked for Pacific Group of Companies on a major redevelopment and subsequent stabilisation period of a large Regional Shopping Centre. Steven has an in-depth knowledge of the market coupled with strong analytical abilities that enable Steven to provide optimum outcomes. He prides himself on building strong relationships and seeks to understand the total operation of each individual business and how to create value for all parties in any negotiation. Through research and a passion for the property industry, Steven stays across both new to market and changing market trends both in Australia and overseas. Steven has a Bachelor of Business through Griffith University.

Newmark Capital Limited

Level 17, 644 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141
Email: info@newmarkcapital.com.au
Phone: (03) 9820 3344
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