Executive Team

Julia Novella - Head of Funds Management



Julia holds a Bachelor of Business (Land Economics), a Masters of Property Development and is a certified Property Agent. 


Julia is well qualified and has extensive knowledge of the property industry spanning over 25 years.  Julia commenced her career in property and asset management working with major real estate agencies such as Raine & Horne Commercial, Stanton Hillier Parker and CBRE.


Prior to Capital Property Funds, Julia held senior roles specialising in the asset management of commercial, retail and industrial properties.  Julia worked on the Meridian Investment Trust at Global Funds Management, and following several mergers & acquisitions, moved to Tyndall Investment, James Fielding and Mirvac.  She has over 15 years of asset management experience specialising in the funds management area.


Julia has implemented management systems and provided input into strategic business planning while maintaining an overall view of property market trends and opportunities in an effort to maximise the performance of property assets.


Contact details: 


0419 468 312



Andrew Kerr - Executive Director (Corporate Finance & Capital Transactions)



Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce (Valuation & Property Management), a Masters of Commerce (Finance) from the University of New South Wales and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


Andrew has extensive knowledge and over 25 years of experience within the financial services and real estate industries.  Andrew has held senior real estate investment banking positions at UBS, Goldman Sachs JBWere and was Managing Director, Head of Real Estate, Merrill Lynch, Sydney.


Most recently Andrew acted as senior corporate advisor to Grocon (Australia's largest private construction & development group) and was responsible for all mergers & acquisitions and capital raising transactions.


Prior to his investment banking experience, Andrew was previously an Equity Analyst at UBS responsible for Infrastructure & Utilities sectors and Director and Head of Strategic Investment Advice division at Jones Lang LaSalle.


Andrew is a member of the Capital Property Funds Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing all structuring and financing of property transactions.


Contact details: 


0408 521 553



Joe Christie - Executive Director (Investor Relations & Distribution)




Joe has a Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accounting), a CPA qualification and also has a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.


After completing university Joe spent several years in chartered accounting with KPMG Sydney and subsequently moved into financial services where he has spent the past 13 years.  Prior to Capital Property Funds, Joe was the national business development manager for Oasis Asset Management (a business now owned by ANZ Bank).  


Joe is responsible for establishing an investment fund once a property has been identified by the origination team and this includes preparing the scheme documents, negotiating any debt facilities and liaising with third party research providers.  Joe also assists the property origination team conduct a financial feasibility analysis of potential property acquisitions.


Joe is an Authorised Representative of Libertas Financial Planning Pty Ltd (AFSL No: 429718).


Contact details: 


0406 753 467



John Coombs - Company Secretary & Financial Controller




John has a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Chartered Accountant and also a Chartered Company Secretary. John commenced his career with KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co) and subsequently spent several years working with large Life companies.


More recently, John spent 15 years as the company secretary and chief accountant for Milton Corporation (a listed investment company). John has extensive funds management expertise and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team at Capital Property Funds.