Head of Funds Management - Real Estate
Darren joined IIG in a permanent role in 2016, having previously acted as senior advisor to the CEO for a period of two years.
Darren leads IIG’s real estate business, including finding and executing new investment opportunities, overseeing the asset management function, and contributing to our impact work in the built environment.
Darren has more than 20 years’ experience in the property sector, most recently as Executive Director of Freehold Investment Management, a boutique investment management company in the real estate and infrastructure sectors.
Darren has also been an Executive Director of a company managing listed and unlisted direct property funds. During this time, his work included restructuring the asset and funds management divisions of the business. He was also responsible for the internal asset management function for its $3 billion commercial property portfolio.
Prior to 2006 Darren gained extensive experience in the property funds industry as Head of Investment Services for Becton, an ASX listed property funds management business focused on retail and high net worth clients. His work included raising capital for direct property funds, property securities and mezzanine capital, at a corporate and asset level. He was also on the investment committee that oversaw property acquisitions/dispositions.
Darren has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment and a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a current Real Estate Agents Representative.