Meet the Race Property Team

The Race Property Team consists of elite industry experts with a wealth of experience across all areas of the retail industry.

Race Property is a rapidly growing retail property specialist service. Based in Queensland with a range of clients from Northern-NSW through to regional QLD,  Race Property is able to offer clients highly developed specialist skillsets to give property owners the best retail property management in Australia.

Graeme Wakefield

Managing Director

With over 30 years in the retail industry, Graeme has unrivalled experience in retail leasing, management and development. He employs a ‘hands on’ approach to retail properties and is committed to being a market leader.

Graeme’s past roles include Regional Leasing Manager and Centre Manager for AMP Shopping Centres and Senior Leasing Manager and Centre Manager for Westfield. He has been instrumental in guiding the growth of many Brisbane centres such as Westfield Chermside and Pacific Fair.

Graeme holds an Associate Diploma in Business Real Estate Valuation, a Real Estate License and is a Certified Shopping Centre Manager in Australia.

Meagan Wakefield

Director

Meagan has over 15 years of national and international experience in retail management and marketing. This includes previous management roles with Westfield in Australia and Emaar in Dubai. While in Dubai, Meagan worked on a number of projects including the launch of Dubai Marina Mall and the world’s largest shopping centre, The Dubai Mall.

Meagan is focused on growing the retail management side of Race Property and is dedicated to providing a personalised service for each of our clients.

Meagan holds a Bachelor of Business degree from QUT and a Real Estate License.

Race Property team

Leasing Team

Lewis Torkington – Leasing Manager

  • Real Estate Licence
  • Open Site Supervisors Licence

Lewis commenced his employment with Race Property in 2015, specialising in retail leasing. Lewis joined Race Property from JLL where he managed the leasing of the Suncorp Bank Retail Property portfolio. Previously Lewis was employed by Ray White, specialising in project retail leasing.

Lewis regularly completes over 50 transactions per year for his clients and takes pride in managing the Race Property Retail Leasing Team, providing an unrivalled service to clients throughout Australia.

Past Projects

  • Everton Park Retail Centre 2015 for Fabcot (Fully leased on opening)
  • Marsden on Fifth 2015
  • Benowa Village 2016 for Coles (Fully leased on opening)
  • Banyo Retail Centre 2016
  • Town Square Redbank Plains (Current project)

Andrew Watson – Senior Leasing Executive

  • Bachelor of Business Management with a major in Real Estate and Property Development
  • Real Estate Salesperson Certificate
  • Previously registered as a Property Valuer with the Queensland Valuers Registration Board

Andrew recently joined Race Property after nearly 4 years in the JLL Retail Leasing Team. His focus was on new retail projects and working with major landlords such as Mirvac, GPT, Hines, Leighton Properties and various private landlords and developers.

Andrew was also previously employed with national property valuation firm m3property, working on valuations across all property types including new developments and feasibility analysis of these developments.

Tom Fowke – Leasing Executive

  • Bachelor of Urban Development (Property Economics) from Queensland University
  • Real Estate Salesperson Registration - REIQ

Tom has over 6 years of experience in leasing for global property company, Savills. He began working in the property industry in 2010 and completed commercial leases across institutional and privately owned commercial buildings in the Brisbane CBD & city fringe.  Tom specialises in financial solutions for occupiers and landlords.

Property Management Team

Phillip Dunn – Portfolio Manager

  • Real Estate Agents Licence (QLD)

Phillip joined Race Property in 2015 and is the Portfolio Manager responsible for the SCA Portfolio.  He also manages the team of professional Property Managers who deliver the day to day management function for each of these centres.

Philip has extensive industry experience both in South Australia and Queensland, working across a range of property classes from commercial to retail and hotels.

With an expert ability in neighbourhood centre management, Phillip was responsible for a large portfolio of neighbourhood centres before joining the Race Property team.

In South Australia, Phillip managed a large sub-regional centre for over 5 years including 4 majors and 110 specialty stores. In this role he was directly responsible for the ‘whole of asset’ and reported directly to the owner.

Prior to entering the retail property industry, Phillip worked in hotel and entertainment venue management.  He successfully transformed an Adelaide Football Club, which was on the brink of insolvency, into one of the most successful clubs in the South Australian Football League.

Phillip has recently been promoted to Portfolio Manager and will be responsible for the SCA Property Group portfolio of properties located in Northern New South Wales and South-East Queensland.

Vanessa Williams – Portfolio Manager

  • Real Estate Agents Licence (QLD) & Certificate II in Business Administration

Vanessa has over 15 years of experience in the property industry, starting her career in residential property management and rapidly moving into retail management.  She has worked across commercial, retail and industrial property portfolios in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland before joining the Race Property Team.

Vanessa also has past experience managing a number of large format retail centres in Brisbane, adding to her skill base in retail management.

Vanessa is currently a Portfolio Manager, overseeing the management of 17 retail properties for Race Property.

 

Specialist Support Team

Sam Slee – Operations Manager

  • Diploma Facilities Management
  • Certificate IV WHS and Project Management
  • Fire Safety Advisor

Sam has over 9 years in the retail industry working in centre operations, managing compliance, capital projects, preparing/forecasting budgets and budget control, contractor management, asset audits, emergency/incident management, tenancy delivery and sustainability initiatives.

One of Sam’s major achievements was the implementation of Solar and LED lighting projects to achieve significant savings and reliability.

Chloe Mulcahy – Casual Leasing Manager

  • Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing, Real Estate and Property Development (In progress)
  • Certificate I in Business

Chloe was most recently a Sales Coordinator for Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Previous to this Chloe was in an administrative role within the retail leasing team.

Chloe’s current role is to create a new business unit for Race Property in Pop Up Retail to service the growing property portfolio under management.

Administration Support Team

Eliza Wakefield – Administration Manager

  • Real Estate Sales Person Certificate (QLD)

Eliza commenced with Race Property in October 2008, with over eight years of retail and centre management experience with Donut King, Supré, Centro and Westfield.

Eliza is involved in all aspects of the business and is dedicated to implementing quality systems and procedures to ensure the delivery of cutting edge services to all Race Property clients.

Kim Catley – Administration Manager

  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Marketing

Kim is responsible for the financial and management reporting requirements of the property portfolio.

Kim has over twenty years’ experience as an accountant in a variety of industries. During this time, she has gained extensive knowledge of the property and funds management industries while working with Westfield, AMP Capital Investors (AMPCI) and Sentinel Property Group. She held various senior roles during her nine years with AMPCI, both within their property division as the Team Leader of Property Reporting and finally as the Manager of Management Reporting for AMPCI.

She is dedicated to delivering a finance function that has a strong customer focus and is continuously improving.

Kathy McVay – Accounts Recievable/Lease Maintenance Officer

Kathy joined Race Property in October 2015 and is responsible for lease maintenance and allocations of rental payments received into the trust accounts for all centres managed by Race Property.

With over 8 years of work experience gained through CBRE Real Estate Accounting Services, Kathy’s wealth of experience has given her an ability to perform her role to the highest standard.

Karren Oertel – Adminstration Management – Accounts Payable

Karren joined Race Property in 2015 and is solely responsible for processing accounts payable for all of managed centres.

Karren has an extensive amount of knowledge in the accounts field, both in Australia and the UK.  She has worked for ‘Not for Profit’ organisations as a Team Leader for accounts payable and accounts receivable, and was also responsible for the payroll function of the organisation.

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