Property fund makes two senior appointments
Adelaide property investment firm Leyton Funds has added long-time Rivergum Homes Finance Manager Kelly Menzies and Mirvac Asset Manager Eamonn Ansell to its team.
Ansell – whose career has spanned Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney with LJ Hooker, JLL and most recently Mirvac – has been appointed as Investment Manager and tasked with leading Leyton Funds’ investment management team.
His three years as Asset Manager with Mirvac in Sydney saw him oversee a “significant” portfolio of institutional grade investment assets, according to Leyton Funds.
Ansell’s new employers have more than $175 million in assets under management, with a primary focus on commercial, industrial and retail real estate
“I’ve been watching the company for some time and have been impressed with not only the growth that has been achieved but also the way in which the team has gone about it,” Ansell said.
“I’m excited to be joining and to be able to bring what I’ve learned from a national perspective into this setting.”
Meanwhile, Menzies has been appointed as Leyton Funds’ new Finance Manager, after an eight-year stint with the Rivergum Group in the same position.
She was a corporate accountant with Adelaide construction company BADGE Constructions before moving to Rivergum in 2013.
Leyton Funds Managing Director Warwick Mittiga said the appointments would help the firm deliver on its growth commitments.
“As we further grow our assets under management, we need the best people to continue to deliver our active management approach to real estate investment,” Mittiga said.
“That’s why we are particularly pleased to have been able to secure talented people of the calibre of Eamonn and Kelly.”