Simon is the Acting Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Cromwell EREIT Management
Mr. Garing has over 25 years of investment management, financial markets, and accounting experience in the global real estate industry. He was most recently the Chief Capital Officer of Cromwell Property Group, where he was responsible for capital management and fund raising for capital markets, as well as public and private fund initiatives. In that capacity, he worked closely with the group’s investment teams across the world to develop asset investment opportunities, funds, real estate investment trusts, and joint ventures that meet the demands of the group’s capital partners.
A proven capital markets manager, investor, and analyst, Mr. Garing was previously the Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific (“APAC”) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia. He was also the Chairman of the bank’s APAC Recommendation Review Committee, managing around 130 equity analysts who evaluated and analysed approximately 1,200 companies spanning several asset classes and industry sectors across 12 APAC countries.
Prior to that, he held several senior roles at leading financial advisory firms and investment banks. These include appointments as Managing Director of Bell Potter, where he founded its Institutional Real Estate Investment Advisory, Research, Sales and Trading team; Executive Director at Babcock & Brown, where he was also Global Co-Head of Real Estate; as well as Managing Director of UBS Australia, where he was also Co-Head of Global Real Estate Research.
Mr. Garing holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree from the University of New South Wales, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia as well as a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.