Robert is the Global Head of Development and is responsible for the Fund’s development, acquisitions and divestments. Robert was also previously the CLFM CFO and Fund Manager and this role included responsibility for investor relations and the Fund’s refinancing activities. Prior to his role with CLV, Robert was employed by Transfield Holdings Pty Limited where he was involved in financing development activities across the Transfield Holdings Group. Key transactions include the listing of Transfield Services, the $650 million Walsh Bay redevelopment project and the $1.7 billion Lane Cove Tunnel project. He was also a member of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel Operations Committee.
Rob has been actively involved in the development and growth of CLV’s business in Australasia and the United States. He was involved in the financing and acquisition of the Macquarie University Village, Kelvin Grove, UNSW Village, the University of Canberra Village and the Century acquisition in the United States. Robert was involved in leading a team in the structuring, rating and the refinance of CLV’s US Century business via a US Private Placement which was a first Private Placement ever transacted by a private student accommodation provider.
Prior to Transfield, Robert worked at Patrick where he was involved in the redevelopment and acquisition of on-wharf infrastructure including the transformation of on-wharf cargo handling fleet across Australia. Prior to Patrick, Rob worked for various subsidiaries of the Howard Smith Group.