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MELBOURNE, April 30, 2012 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries, announced today that Grant Hodgetts, an investment and capital markets expert with more than 30 years of experience in real estate and funds management, has joined Boyden Australia as an Executive Director.
Mr. Hodgetts will play an important role in recruiting for board, senior executive and functional leader roles related to cross-border investment in Australia, Asia and North America. He will serve clients out of Boyden’s Melbourne and Sydney offices and in partnership with other Boyden offices globally.
Mr. Hodgetts has an extensive background in real estate investment and property development together with the management and performance of third party capital invested in infrastructure and real estate debt and equity. He has successfully created, structured and marketed retail and wholesale funds for both the listed and unlisted markets in Australia, and has been responsible to investors for the operational management and investment performance of those funds.
Mr. Hodgetts has held several leadership positions with leading Australian investment management firms, most recently as CEO – Australia for Mirvac Investment Management. His prior roles include Head of Property in the Specialised Capital Group of Westpac Institutional Bank, Division Director of Property Investment Banking at Macquarie Bank, Director of Richard Ellis (Vic) Pty Ltd. and an executive of the AMP Society’s Property Division.
“Grant’s deep funds management and capital markets experience, together with his strong cross border credentials, are perfectly suited to helping our global clients recruit investment professionals in Australia and abroad,” said Michael Catlow, Managing Director of Boyden Australia. “Having worked as an investment banker and funds manager through major highs and lows in global finance, he truly understands the types of leaders needed in today’s international markets.”
In addition to his work in Australia, Mr. Hodgetts has experience and long standing investor relationships throughout Asia, Europe and North America. He has also had responsibility for the governance, operational management, financial contribution and portfolio performance of funds with investments in residential development, golf courses, sporting stadiums, forestry assets, toll roads, car parks, hotels and commercial, retail and industrial investment properties globally.
He holds a B.A. from La Trobe University, an Associate Diploma in Valuations from RMIT and an Advanced Certificate in Business Studies (Real Estate), also from RMIT. He is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. Hodgetts was a founding Director of the Property Industry Foundation in Victoria and has been actively involved in fund raising for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He is keenly interested in outback Australia and is passionate about the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.