Management Team

Supported by the broader Australian Unity group including debt capital markets, development management, capital transactions, valuation research and advisory, and Wealth & Capital Markets support services

Nikki Panagopoulos

Fund Manager
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Nikki joined Australian Unity in 2004 and is currently Fund Manager of AOF. Prior to AOF Nikki was Fund Manager of DPF from 2010 to July 2021. As DPF Fund Manager for over a decade Nikki was responsible for implementing strategic growth and repositioning strategies, resulting in DPF’s outperformance of the benchmark and peers over the 10-year period.

Nikki has more than 25 years’ experience in unlisted and listed property markets with a key focus on investor relations, setting and implementing strategy (including acquisitions, disposals, new and existing lease negotiations), project and development management as well as people leadership.

Prior to joining Australian Unity, Nikki was an Investment Analyst for Deutsche Bank’s $1.5 billion listed Deutsche Diversified Trust. Nikki also spent 12 years in Property Funds Management at AXA (formerly National Mutual.

Nikki holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Nikki is also an Associate with Fund Manager Certification from the Australian Property Institute, holds a Real Estate of Victoria Licence and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Management.

Simon Beake

Deputy Fund Manager
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Simon joined Australian Unity in 2011 and has over 25 years of funds management, asset management and investment experience in the property and infrastructure sectors. Simon is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a Masters of Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting and Finance).

Simon is responsible for the capital and financial management of AOF.

Important information

The Fund is issued by Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited (AUIREL) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Australian Unity Limited ABN 23 087 648 888. The information on this website is general information only and is not based on the financial objectives, situations or needs of any particular investor. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.