Grant Nichols

COF - Fund Manager, Centuria

Since 2019, Grant Nichols has managed the Centuria Office REIT (ASX: COF), which is Australia’s largest domestic pure-play office fund listed on the ASX. COF is part of the S&P/ASX-300 Index and the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Index. 

Grant has overall responsibility for the operation, performance, ESG initiatives and strategy of the REIT, which includes 23 high-quality office assets worth $2.4 billion (as at 30 June 2022).  

He has 20 years of real estate funds management experience having previously managed various funds for Australian Unity and Investa Property Group.  

Grant holds a Master of Applied Finance from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and a Bachelor of Land Economics from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He is also a Fellow of FINSIA.  

Takes part in

  • Future of Office Space SummitView Full Event
  • 12:30 - 13:10

    FUND MANAGERS PANEL: Looking at capital flows, performance, and ongoing returns

    The property market has been in a state of flux. Changing occupier need, aggressive rate tightening, elevated energy prices and supply chain disruptions are combining, pushing investors towards more resilient and defensive portfolio strategies. In this session we bring together Industry experts to deep dive into some of the most pressing questions shaping the investment landscape: 

    • How will interest rates and the economic uncertainty impact investment strategies in 2023 and beyond? 
    • What impact is being seen from pent-up capital and capital raising from cross border activity and domestic investors? 
    • Why strategic acquisitions that support the diversification of commercial product offerings and unlock prime floor space are in vogue? 
    • How should ESG influence your investment strategy? 
    Panellists include:
    Miriam Patterson Fund Manager and Head of Office Partnerships, Charter Hall
    Michelle Dance Fund Manager - AREIT, Cromwell Property Group
    Liam Timms CEO & Founder, AKSES
    Grant Nichols COF - Fund Manager, Centuria
    Micah Schulz Head of Office, Investment Management, Lendlease
    Moderated by:
    Dr Brendan Rynne Partner and Chief Economist, KPMG Australia

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