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 senior roles across commercial property investment, development and management for more than 30 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 over 10 years spent growing Newmark.

Drawing on an in-depth and big picture understanding of the industry, Chris has a keen eye on the market and ensuring investors interests are protected, 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.

Chris was a member of the AFL Commission from 1999 – 2016, and has several company direct relationships prior to founding Newmark Capital.

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. 

Matthew Sweeney
Chief Financial Officer


Matthew has over 25 years’ experience with some of Australia’s leading finance and property groups including substantial time at Lend Lease and Villawood Properties.

With over 10 years at executive level, he has worked with some of the industry’s most accomplished individuals whilst providing key leadership in deal structuring, capital management, change management, compliance and corporate strategy.

Involved with Newmark since 2013 as an external compliance committee member, Matthew joined Newmark Capital as Chief Financial Officer in December 2021.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide.

Peter Hulbert
Company Secretary and General Manager, Legal


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.

Angus Machutchison
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
Head of 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.  

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.  

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.

Ed Cruickshank
Fund Manager


Ed is an experienced real estate professional skilled in due diligence, transaction advisory, project feasibility studies, lease analysis and negotiation, market research, property portfolio optimisation and financial modelling for real estate investments. Before joining Newmark, Ed was a Director within PwC's Real Estate Advisory team where he consulted to a range of real estate owners and occupiers to solve a range of complex problems.

At Newmark, Ed is responsible for working with the broader team to set and execute the investment strategy of Newmark’s property trusts.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Monash University, Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.

Hugh O’Brien
Head of Unlisted Funds

Hugh has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry having worked across development, funds management and advisory. Before joining Newmark, Hugh was the Victorian state lead for KPMG’s real estate advisory team and prior to this he worked in property funds management at both Macquarie and Orchard.

Hugh is responsible for managing Newmark’s Unlisted Funds, with his primary focus being on maximising returns to investors, which he does via utilising his in-depth market knowledge, applying his highly developed analytical skills and a pragmatic approach.

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