CBRE has poached veteran commercial real estate agent Simon Rooney (pictured, top) from JLL.
Mr Rooney, who markets shopping centres country-wide, will be headquartered at CBRE’s Sydney office from August 1 in the role of executive managing director, Retail Investments.
It was widely reported in May that Mr Rooney quit JLL
after 25 years where he was one of that firm’s top three brokers globally.
It is estimated that Mr Rooney has sold more than $20
billion worth of Australian property assets throughout his career.
“Having an executive of Simon’s calibre join CBRE
highlights our focus on securing the top talent in our industry to ensure we
are delivering market leading results for our clients,” CBRE Pacific president &
chief executive officer, Phil Rowland, said.
“Simon’s appointment adds further firepower to our
Capital Markets platform given his extensive connections to local and global
capital, strengthening our reach and ability to deliver superior outcomes
across the retail spectrum”.
In recent months, Mr Rooney has transacted 80 Collins
Street, in Melbourne – a deal worth $1.476 billion. The MLC Centre in Wynyard
Place, Sydney, is another mixed-use property the broker sold.