AMP Capital has announced the appointment of Rebecca Smith as its new head of real estate debt, Australia, a newly established role aiming to strengthen its real estate debt position across the region.
Smith, who would be reporting to global head of real estate, Carmel Hourigan, would also join the firm’s real estate leadership team, commencing in early April.
She joined from Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, where she held the role of director of property and prior to that she worked at PAG, NM Rothschild & Sons, Allco Finance Group and CBRE across the US, Europe and Australia.
“Building on AMP Capital’s established infrastructure debt capability and our acquisition into US real estate equity and debt manager PCCP in late 2017, we continue to explore domestic real estate debt opportunities for our clients,” Hourigan said.
“Rebecca brings a diverse range of skills and experience to our team, and her ability to structure and execute investment strategies, coupled with experience in debt and special situations means she is well placed to establish our real estate debt capability in Australia.”