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Carmel Hourigan

Global Head of Real Estate & Chief Investment Officer

AMP Capital

Carmel Hourigan

Carmel Hourigan is the Global Head of Real Estate for AMP Capital. She leads AMP Capital’s property investment and management business. Responsible for the portfolio management and performance of real estate assets for pooled fund investors; as well as separately managed account clients. Carmel also oversees AMP Capital’s strategic global real estate partnerships. With investment managers in the United States, Singapore and New Zealand.
 
With a focus on delivering exceptional real estate outcomes for clients and customers, Carmel’s responsibilities also include AMP Capital’s integrated platform of real estate capabilities across diversified commercial real estate sectors. This includes asset management; property management; development; leasing; research and investment strategy; capital transactions; treasury management; and finance. Carmel is also responsible for overseeing AMP Capital’s real estate investment committees. Which govern investment strategy and implementation.
 
Carmel Hourigan joined AMP Capital in November 2015 from the GPT Group. She brings more than 22 years’ experience in the real estate investment industry to her role. Spanning key senior leadership positions, as well as roles in funds management, research and advisory services.
 
At the GPT Group, Carmel was Chief Investment Officer. Prior to that, she was Head of Investment Management since 2012. She was responsible for the investment performance of GPT’s retail shopping centre, commercial office and logistics and business park portfolio. Her experience also includes senior roles at Lend Lease and Challenger Financial Services Group. This was in addition to roles within Colonial First State, Stockland Group, Jones Lang LaSalle and Raine & Horne Commercial.
 
Carmel is the Deputy Chancellor at Western Sydney University, and also sits on the WSU Board of Trustees. She is a current member of Property Council of Australia Board of Directors. She previously held the position of national Vice President on the Board. Carmel serves as Special Advisor to the Property Male Champions of Change group. The group is dedicated to increasing gender equality in the property industry. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Land Economics), and a Graduate Diploma of Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
 
Carmel is a member of the AMP Capital Global Leadership Team.