Fawkner Property takes its name from John Pascoe Fawkner, who, with John Batman, founded the settlement of Melbourne.
“Little Johnny” Fawkner gave his name to two suburbs of Melbourne – Fawkner itself and Pascoe Vale, where his farm was located – as well as to Fawkner Park overlooked by the offices of Fawkner Property.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography has it that, when he died aged 76, on 4 September 1869 at his home in Smith Street Collingwood, he was “the grand old man of contemporary Victoria.”
While Fawkner had his encounters with the law and experienced bankruptcy, one of his great strengths was freedom from corruption. He was a pioneer of great resilience and publicly advocated self-reliance, based on ownership of property.
Fawkner Properties pursues the legacy of John Pascoe Fawkner, by providing transparent investment opportunities for self-managed superannuation funds and other investors, to enhance their financial outlook through investment in commercial property.
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Owen Lennie has more than 30 years experience in property and funds management and has held an authorisation under the corporations law for over 20 years. He is a qualified accountant, town planner, land economist and funds manager. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and a former President and honorary life member of the Property Funds Association (formerly the Australian Direct Property Investment Association).
He has advised the Government of Victoria as Chairman of the Planning Advisory Council, as Chairman of the Building advisory Council and as a director of the Urban Land Corporation (now part of Places Victoria).
As well as being an executive director of Fawkner Property Pty Ltd, he is chairman of USA Residential Funds Management Limited).
Director of Property Management & Leasing
David Turner has been appointed as the company secretary for Farrell Heidelberg Pty Ltd and Fawkner Property. At Fawkner Property David is directly involved with the retention and recruitment of tenants across the property portfolio in addition his capacity as the Director of Property Management and Leasing.
Prior to joining Fawkner Property in September 2016, David was a Director of ‘dtp retail & property solutions’ completing project leasing of greenfield sites as well as negotiating retail leases both for landlords or as a tenant advocate across Australia.
David Turner has more than 20 Years’ experience as a Shopping Centre Manager of sub regional, neighbourhood & bulky goods retail assets across 3 states of Australia, managing Assets on behalf of leading Investors and Property Institutions.
David is a fully Licensed Real Estate Agent, Auctioneer and Business Broker and has been involved in a number of significant retail asset sales and acquisitions.
David understands intimately the nuances of retailing and the management of retail assets and has developed a national network with retailers and Government Agencies.
B. Bus, M. Prop
Manager of Strategy
Paul has been appointed as Manager of Strategy, having joined Fawkner Property in early 2016. Paul previously occupied leadership positions in the Local Government and Information Technology sectors for more than 10 years where he was regularly involved in a range of strategic and operational property matters. In addition to this, he has contributed to policy development and has been an advisor to a number of Victorian Government major infrastructure projects.
Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Entrepreneurship from RMIT University and a Master of Property degree from RMIT University.
A qualified land economist, Paul has an in depth understanding of the property market and drives the research function within Fawkner Property to identify strategic opportunities for the acquisition and divestment of properties. In addition to this, Paul draws heavily on his analytical skills to ensure the Fawkner Property portfolio performs to the highest level and returns to investors are maximised.
M. Int Bus
Property Portfolio Manager
Eddie joined the Fawkner Property Team in July 2017 after extensive experience within the Commercial Property sector with Jones Lang LaSalle and with directly owned Private Office Assets.
Eddie has gained significant experience and expertise in Commercial Property Management by overseeing a property portfolio with 150 leases in place.
Having graduated with a Masters of International Business from Curtin University in 2010, Eddie understands all facets of commercial property and works closely with the Directors, Financial Controller and Investor Relations Manager to deliver the high expectations of our clients at all times.
Angela joined Fawkner in September 2015 in hands on role as the Fund Level Accountant.
Angela is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and she also holds an Agent's Representative certificate. Angela has worked extensively in the Chartered Accounting environment including Big 4 experience in a Senior Management role.
Certificate III in Business Administration
Investor Relations Manager
Natasha has more than 15 years experience in customer service & administration. Natasha joined Fawkner Property in September 2013.
Natasha has worked in the financial service industry since 2006, and has extensive experience and knowledge in investment portfolio administration, compliance and customer service. Natasha is experienced in the safe handling of confidential client information and maintenance of information systems.
Dip F.S (Fin Planning), Dip Finance & Mortgage Broking Management
State Manager ACT, NSW & QLD
Mick commenced in the finance industry in 1984 working in NSW and the ACT in Banking and Finance. Mick gained experience in assisting small to medium business clients grow and expand their business as well as specialising in lending to high net worth individuals, small to medium business and corporations.
Mick moved to Financial Advisory and Wealth Management in 2006 when he joined Garnaut Private Wealth (GPW) providing advice to high net worth individuals and business entrepreneurs. With over 31 years in the finance industry Mick is well equipped to assist you with your commercial property investment decisions.
Mick developed a speciality in assessing and financing commercial properties for his clients. Mick is a current investor in commercial property and has developed a passion in assisting clients get access to quality commercial property investment opportunities.
B.Bus (Banking & Finance), Dip FP
State Manager VIC, SA, WA
Susanne began her financial planning career in 1997. She is a Partner at a prominent high net worth financial planning firm based in Melbourne with clients located nationally.
Having looked after the investment needs of high net wealth clients for two decades, Susanne has a deep understanding of the importance of diversification and asset allocation. She has always had the strong view that commercial property has been overlooked in investment allocation as an asset class.
The need for retirees’ investments to generate income is vital in the current economic environment of high volatility in equity markets and bank term deposit rates having collapsed and no outlook of them improving.
Over the years Susanne’s clients have found residential property investment too hard and the risks high for the low yields generated. In addition the outlook for residential property growth is very constrained. The outlook for unlisted commercial property is particularly attractive compared to over-valued Australian residential property, especially in Melbourne and Sydney, and other asset classes, such as bonds and equities. The attractive yields on offer from unlisted commercial property compared to other assets continue to point to solid returns from commercial property in the years ahead.
Susanne has been using unlisted commercial property for the low correlation of returns to equities and to generate reliable consistent income for her clients.
Fawkner Property provides attractive trusts with strong leasing profiles, secure tenants, sensible gearing and income paid monthly which works perfectly into most financial plans.