Michael Cook is a Group Executive at Investa and is actively involved in commercial development, capital transactions and leasing across the group.
Prior to joining Investa in 2003, Michael was based in Hong Kong working on the $5 Billion International Finance Centre project. Prior to that, Michael worked at AMP as the Manager of Commercial Asset Management, principally concerned with co-owned assets such as 600 Bourke Street and Darling Park.
Michael was previously Senior Asset Manager at BT Funds Management, where he was responsible for the development and asset management of hotels, shopping centres, industrial buildings and office buildings. Michael was involved in the initial hostile takeover of the Grosvenor Trust in 1994 (BT Office Trust/Principal Office Trust) and the subsequent takeover of the Principal Office Trust in 2003.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management.
Jason Leong is the Fund Manager of Investa Commercial Property Fund (ICPF), responsible for the daily management and strategic direction of the fund, with a focus on maximising performance and creating value for investors.
Jason has been with Investa for over 8 years, previously as Acting Fund Manager for Investa’s listed fund, Investa Office Fund (IOF) and prior to this, Chief Operating Officer of the management platform.
Jason has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate sector with previous roles including National Director Asset Management with LaSalle Investment Management (based in Singapore) and Vice President Asset Management with New City Corporation (based in Tokyo).
Jason holds a Bachelor of Property Economics from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Penny Ransom is Fund Manager of Investa Office Fund (IOF) with responsibility for the strategic direction and performance of the fund.
Penny has over 22 years of Australian and international property industry experience, with a strong track record in driving performance through challenging market cycles.
Penny's most recent role was Fund Manager of the $7 billion Dexus Wholesale Property Fund and prior to that was Head of Capital, Australia at Dexus. Penny previously spent 14 years at Lend Lease, where she held a number of senior roles in investment management, business development and capital transactions, including Head of Equity for UK and Europe.
Ivan Gorridge is responsible for all finance functions including financial and management reporting, funding analysis and compliance obligations for the Investa Office division. Ivan joined Investa in 2004 and has over 15 years experience in finance, obtained from a variety of industries and in different countries.
Prior to joining Investa, Ivan worked for Thales GeoSolutions, a Hydro-graphic Survey company in the Oil and Gas Industry. During his time at Thales, Ivan worked in a number of offices including Perth, the UK and the USA where he was Financial Controller for the Northern American companies. Prior to this, Ivan worked for Sime Darby Australia where he gained accounting and commercial experience in a variety of different businesses.
Sally is Group Executive, Real Estate Services & Business Operations for Investa and is responsible for the Asset, Property and Facilities Management, Capital projects, Sustainability, Environment and Safety functions across the platform.
Sally has over 16 years of experience in the commercial property industry and prior to joining Investa in 2007, she was Fund Manager for the MacarthurCook Office Property Trust. Prior to this, Sally held the positions of National Strategy and Planning Manager at Telstra, Property Consultant at UrbisJHD and was a valuer at CB Richard Ellis.
Sally has a Bachelor of Business Degree (Property) from RMIT, an Estate Agents Licence (Victoria and Queensland) and is a qualified AAPI valuer.
Sally is also a member of Chief Executive Women, a member-based organisation representing Australia’s most senior women leaders from the corporate, public service, academic and not-for-profit sectors.
As Group Executive and Head of Commercial Developments, Mark is responsible for identifying and executing new development opportunities for both internal and external clients and has a current development book in excess of $1.2 billion.
Mark has over 18 years’ experience in the construction and property industry and was a board member of BuildingSMART Australasia in 2013 and 2014, and a co-author of the National Building Information Modelling Initiative (NBI) Report.
Prior to joining Investa in 2009, Mark worked at Citta Property Group as the Development and Construction Manager for 6 years on a range of projects, including the 2006 Commonwealth Games Village in Melbourne and at Lend Lease in the construction delivery team for 8 years on projects including Fox Studios, Sydney, Herald Weekly Times, Melbourne and Jacksons Landing, Sydney.
Mark holds both a Masters of Property Development and a Civil Engineering Honours Degree from UTS
Emily Lee-Waldao oversees marketing, communication and innovation strategy, planning and execution for Investa. She is responsible for internal and external communications, brand, customer engagement, asset marketing, media liasion and fostering a culture of innovation and technology-enabled change to transform new ideas and opportunities into strong commercial outcomes.
Emily has over 20 years' experience in the property industry and prior to joining Investa was Head of Sales and Marketing for Ashington. Emily has also held senior marketing and sales management roles with Walker Corporation and Jones Lang LaSalle.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), a Diploma of Real Estate and a Diploma of Investor Relations.
Shaun Condon is responsible for the development and implementation of Investa's safety and environment strategy, reporting and performance improvement programs.
Shaun is focused on delivering enhanced operational performance of Investa properties nationally, working closely with personnel at all levels to develop and implement programs that lower Investa’s environmental impact.
Prior to joining Investa, Shaun was the Senior Project Manager at Big Switch Projects which focused on delivering sustainable property consulting and construction management services.
Shaun holds a Bachelor of Building in Construction Management.