Australian Unity’s Wealth and Capital Markets business has appointed Brad Watson to the new role of head of equity origination, property, reporting to the executive general manager, property, Mark Pratt.
Watson would be responsible for the development and execution of product and sales strategies across all equity channels for Australian Unity’s property business, including expanding the firm’s investor network in the private institutional markets and new product development.
Prior to joining the firm, Watson was head of distribution for Centuria Capital Group’s unlisted property funds division for four years. He has 16 years’ real estate experience in total, including roles with Macquarie Group, Citigroup and AXA.
Pratt said the new hire would drive the firm’s growth, particularly in the mortgages area as well as the healthcare and social infrastructure sectors.