Steven was appointed Managing Director of Abacus Property Group in April 2018 after joining Abacus in October 2017 as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Strategy. Steven brings extensive experience in real estate funds management, asset management, equity and debt capital markets and M&A transactions, as well as valuable insight and connection to global real estate investors. Steven focuses on whole business and investment strategies, capital allocation and developing third party capital relationships.
Before joining Abacus, Steven was an Executive Director in Macquarie’s Asset Management Division, developing Macquarie's Real Estate strategies as part of its Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) division in the UK and Australia. Steven supported the development and expansion of MIRA’s platform in key markets. Prior roles included, Managing Director and CEO of Federation Centres (now Vicinity Centres), an ASX-listed REIT with then A$23 billion of Australian shopping centres under management, and CEO of Macquarie CountryWide Trust (now Charter Hall Retail REIT) with shopping centre holdings in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and US.
Over this period Steven served six years as Chairman of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, and Director of the Property Council of Australia.