Mr Garing was appointed as the CEO and Executive Director of the Manager on 13 May 2019, after an interim period as Acting CEO from 3 September 2018. As the CEO, Mr Garing works with the Board to determine the strategy for CEREIT and with the other members of the management team to ensure that CEREIT operates in accordance with the Manager’s stated investment strategy.
The CEO is also responsible for the overall day-to-day management and operations of CEREIT and works with the Manager’s investment, asset management, finance, investor relations, legal, risk and compliance teams to meet the strategic, investment, regulatory, sustainability and operational objectives of CEREIT.
Mr Garing has over 25 years of investment management, financial markets and accounting experience in the global real estate industry.
Prior to his appointment to the CEREIT Manager, he was most recently the Chief Capital Officer of Cromwell Property Group, where he was a member of the global leadership team and responsible for capital management and fund raising for capital markets.
A proven capital markets manager, investor and analyst, Mr Garing was previously a Managing Director of Bank of America (formerly Bank of America Merrill Lynch) APAC and Bank of America Australia. He was the global head of real estate research and the Chair 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, including Bell Potter and Babcock & Brown. Notably, he was a 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). He is a member of the Executive committee and the Promotions sub-committee of REITAS and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.