Management Team

The majority of the management team has worked together for more than seven years on the Fund, creating strong relationships with tenants across the property portfolio.

Nikki Panagopoulos

Fund Manager
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Nikki joined Australian Unity in August 2004 and is currently Fund Manager, of the Australian Unity Office Fund, listed on the ASX as AOF. Nikki is responsible for the strategic growth and commercial management, including investor relations.

Prior to the AOF role, Nikki was Fund Manager for the Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund (DPF), a position held since 2010 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, 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 and also spent 12 years in Property Funds Management at AXA (formerly National Mutual).


Simon Beake

Portfolio Manager
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Simon joined Australian Unity Investments in 2011 and is responsible for the financial management of the Fund.

Simon has over 20 years of financial and transaction experience; the last eight in property. Prior to joining Australian Unity, Simon worked at Investa Property Group for four years as a Senior Fund Analyst and has held various roles in the UK at Biwater and Cascal Services developing and acquiring international PPP (public private partnership) projects.

Simon is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting and Finance) from Lancaster University (UK) and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Giovanna Reale

Asset Manager
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Giovanna joined Australian Unity in 2006, and is responsible for the asset management of the Fund.

Giovanna has 20 years’ property experience, including in management and leasing gained with leading real estate agencies and owner managers including industrial, healthcare, commercial and retail property.

Giovanna has a Bachelor of Business in Property from RMIT.

Important information

The Fund is issued by Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited (AUIREL) which is owned by Australian Unity Keppel Capital Pty Ltd ABN 67 637 410 505, a joint venture company owned equally by subsidiaries of Australian Unity Limited ABN 23 087 648 888 and Keppel Capital Holdings Pte Ltd CRN 201302079N, the asset management arm of Singapore based Keppel Corporation Limited CRN 196800351N. 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.