Steven was appointed Managing Director of Abacus Property Group in April 2018 after joining Abacus in October 2017 as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Strategy. Steven joined bringing over 17 years’ experience in real estate funds management, asset management, equity and debt capital markets and M&A transactions, as well as valuable insight and connection to global real estate investors to his role. Steven focuses on whole business and investment strategies, capital allocation and developing third party capital relationships. He is Chairman of the Abacus Investment Committee.
Prior to Abacus, Steven was most recently Executive Director overseeing Macquarie's Real Estate strategies as part of its Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) division in UK and in Australia. Steven was responsible for helping to develop and expand MIRA’s platform in key markets and sectors. Prior to returning to Macquarie in 2016, Steven was the Managing Director and CEO of Federation Centres (now Vicinity Centres), an ASX-listed REIT with A$22.7 billion in Australian shopping centres under management. Steven's prior stint with MIRA included as CEO of Macquarie CountryWide Trust (now Charter Hall Retail REIT) with shopping centre holdings in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the US.