The
Galileo
Team

Australian
Team


Neil Werrett READ CLOSEBIO

  • Senior executive roles at AMP Capital over 20 years before establishing Galileo in 2003
  • Acquired over A$13B of real estate in Australia, Japan and the USA
  • Listed 2 off shore real estate trusts under the Galileo brand
  • Instrumental in the listing & operation of 4 A-REITs for AMP Capital
  • Responsible for acquiring many core assets still held by AMP
  • Experienced in corporate and property transactions, development, & valuation
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Brett Bradley READ CLOSEBIO

  • CFO at Galileo since the company was established in 2003
  • Broad role covering finance, accounting, auditing, foreign exchange and debt procurement
  • Prior to Galileo, held senior roles with Ernst & Young in Australia and USA
  • Involved in significant transactions, capital raisings and fund mergers primarily in the A-REIT sector
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Gavin Holmes READ CLOSEBIO

  • Gavin is Vice President, Finance
  • Works closely with the CFO and key duties include:- preparation of all annual and semi-annual statutory financial reports - with the CFO managing all loans, derivatives/interest rate hedges and foreign exchange positions - assisting with financial due diligence on acquisitions including financial forecasts - Assisting with domestic tax matters
  • Prior to joining Galileo Gavin was a Manager in the Real Estate Group at Ernst & Young Sydney
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Paul Marshall READ CLOSEBIO

  • Senior roles at AMP Capital for 12 years before joining Galileo in 2003
  • Asset manager for ASX listed AMP Retail Trust “ART”
  • Oversaw A$700M of capital outlays for ART as well as leasing
  • From IPO in 2003, Portfolio Manager for ASX listed Galileo Shopping America 
  • Since its sale in 2007, has focussed on Galileo’s residential development activities
  • Experienced in valuations, acquisitions, & asset management 
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Donna Duggan READ CLOSEBIO

  • Donna has been with Galileo for over 10 years
  • Provides the group with design and construction contract expertise in relation to its various projects
  • A lawyer by training, Donna's primary functions include overall project delivery contract, negotiations with third party contractors and review of design and internal finishes
  • Oversees the construction team to ensure the Galileo projects are completed to the standard required
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Pedro Mihailou READ CLOSEBIO

  • Senior roles at Westpac, Hastings Group and AMP Capital over 28 years
  • Managed distressed bank exposures and acquired core assets for numerous Westpac funds
  • Undertaken significant corporate and singe asset transactions for AMP funds since 1995
  • Experienced in transactions, asset management and development
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Elizabeth Jumikis READ CLOSEBIO

  • Liz has been legal counsel for the Galileo group since 2007
  • A real estate lawyer with over 20 years' experience both in private practice and in house, in Australia and Japan
  • Provides support to all areas of the development business including due diligence, project structuring documentation and delivery.
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Ben Werrett READ CLOSEBIO

  • Ben is completing a Bachelor of Construction and Project Management at the University of Technology, Sydney
  • Commenced work at Galileo in 2014
  • Assists with preparation and monitoring of financial feasibilities
  • Provides support to the marketing team
  • Participates in design development of various projects
  • Negotiates contracts with fit out trades
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James Forsyth READ CLOSEBIO

  • James is completing a Bachelor of Construction and Project Management at the University of Technology, Sydney
  • Commenced work at Galileo in 2013
  • Assists with the negotiation and preparation of project consultant’s contracts
  • Provides support to the marketing team
  • Liaises with project managers and builders
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Claire Williams READ CLOSEBIO

  • Over 15 years' experience in major shopping centre management
  • Managed centres for some of Australia's largest retail owners - Lendlease, GPT and IPOH
  • Experienced in all facets of shopping centre management including tenancy relations and management, marketing activities, renovations and redevelopment
  • Centre manager at Chatswood Interchange retail centre since 2014
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Anna Ng READ CLOSEBIO

  • Chatswood Interchange Administrator
  • Prior to 1995, press and information officer at the British Trade Commission then Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong
  • From 1995 assisted Ipoh Ltd on development projects in China.  Acted as a liaise person between  partners in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Translated corporate and project documents from English to Chinese and vice versa
  • Administration manager at Galeries Victoria, Strand Arcade and No. 1 Martin Place respectively from 2000. In charge of tenancy schedule, rental receivable and assisted the centre manager on budgets
  • Lease manager in the property finance department of Woolworth Limited from 2013, responsible for the lease obligations of Woolworths’ supermarkets, BWS and petrol stations in Victoria
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Jayson Harvey READ CLOSEBIO

  • Chatswood Interchange Operations Manager
  • Experienced in all phases of construction including managing trades and quality control
  • Successfully managed the final construction of numerous distressed commercial developments with previous employer on behalf of Mortgagees and their Receivers
  • Responsible for coordinating the retail fit out for 70+ tenancies at Galileo’s Chatswood Interchange retail centre 2014-2016
  • Currently Operations Manager responsible for the ongoing tenancy and facility management matters
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Japan
Team


Peter Murphy READ CLOSEBIO

  • Peter is Managing Director and Head of Asia for Sakura
  • Senior roles at AMP Capital, Multiplex and Galileo over 30 a year period
  • From 1996 held senior management roles in a number of listed REITs
  • Extensive experience in IPO's/PO's for listed REITs
  • Over 10 years' experience in Japan, most recently overseeing the IPO of Sakura Sogo REIT
  • Experienced in a wide range of disciplines including valuations and portfolio and asset management
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Makoto Muranaka READ CLOSEBIO

  • Mr Muranaka is the President and CEO. He is also the Executive Director of the Investment Corporation
  • Previously he was the Director of Finance & Internal Auditor at Galileo Japan
  • He has over 26 years experience in real estate including finance, accounting, tax, acquisitions, and cross border transactions
  • Prior to Galileo Japan he was Senior Vice President at Prudential Real Estate Investors (Japan)
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Robert Morikuni READ CLOSEBIO

  • Robert is the Representative Director and Chairman
  • Over 20-years real estate experience in Japan, 15 years in a Senior Executive role
  • Broad range of experience including architectural design, structural engineering and construction management (Maeda Corp.)
  • He also worked at CBRE Japan in real estate brokerage and consultancy
  • Prior to joining Sakura, Robert was the Representative Director for Galileo Japan and Regional Director for Manulife Financial. His roles at Manulife included acquisitions, establishment of an asset management company and management of real estate portfolios 
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Ryunosuke Nakajima READ CLOSEBIO

  • Rick is the Chief Investment Officer
  • Over 19-years real estate experience in Japan including 14 in real estate securitization
  • Worked as a developer of office buildings and condominiums for 5 years
  • Prior to joining Sakura, Rick worked for Galileo Japan as the Senior Vice President of Investment
    Before joining Galileo Japan, he worked with DTZ and Unified Capital Japan, sourcing, analyzing and coordinating transactions
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Hirofumi Kambayashi READ CLOSEBIO

  • Mr Kambayashi is the Senior Vice President, Asset Management
  • Over 16-years’ real estate experience in Japan
  • Specializes in all facet of asset management particularly retail, industrial and hospitality assets
  • Prior to joining Sakura, Mr Kambayashi was the senior asset manager and most recently the Representative Director of Galileo Japan KK. He has also held positions at Capital Advisors Co., Ltd (now Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) Ltd) where he was involved in asset management including sales and acquisition and at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.
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Takanao Yoshida READ CLOSEBIO

  • Mr. Yoshida is a Vice President, Asset Management
  • Over 15-years of real estate experience in Japan
  • Specialized in all facets of asset management and enhancement of property value
  • Prior to joining Sakura, Mr. Yoshida was an asset manager at Galileo Japan and before that at Atrium Co Ltd where he was involved in acquisitions, leasing and accounting for multiple asset classes including office, retail and residential
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Naoki Tamura READ CLOSEBIO

  • Mr Tamura spent over 25 years in administration at Japan Airlines Co. Ltd
  • He continued this work at Global Logistic Properties Inc
  • In 2012 he was seconded to GLP Japan Advisors Inc. (AM company for GLP J-REIT). General Manager, General Administration Department
  • He became the Compliance Officer at GLP Japan Advisors Inc in 2015
  • In Jan 2017 he joined Sakura Real Estate Funds Management Inc. (AM company for SAKURA SOGO REIT) as Compliance Officer
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