Newly appointed Managing Director & Group CEO Adrian Taylor brings valuable industry credentials and capabilities to Centennial Property Group at a pivotal time in the Group’s growth. Adrian will be working alongside founders Jon Wolf and Lyle Hammerschlag, as well as Paul Ford who established the Centennial Industrial & Logistics (CIL) business.
Prior to joining Centennial, Adrian was CEO, Office at Charter Hall, leading their office sector team of 120 investment and asset facing professionals, managing Australia’s largest commercial office portfolio valued at ~$20B, with a further A$4.5B development pipeline.
Centennial Principal Alex Waislitz commented:
“The Centennial Property Group Board and I are very pleased to have attracted Adrian to join the Group as Managing Director & Group CEO. The injection of Adrian’s experience heralds an exciting next chapter for the Group and I am pleased to remain a substantial shareholder.”
Commenting on his appointment, Adrian Taylor said:
“Centennial Property Group’s multi-sector platform, combined with its strong track record of providing attractive returns for its capital partners in the Australian market, is primed with potential. I am delighted to be able to join the business to work closely with the talented team to take the Group to the next level. It is an incredibly exciting time for us and our partners as we announce a restructure to support our continued transition from specialist investment syndicator to boutique fund manager with a uniquely differentiated strategy.”
The Group’s combined platform manages ~A$1.1B for private clients and institutions seeking to unlock value by repositioning property assets with active strategies by applying our expertise across the industrial and logistics, office, retail, childcare, and property lending sectors. The platform also has in house development capability currently overseeing a pipeline across industrial and logistics, residential and mixed-use projects with an end value in excess of $1B.
Commenting on Group restructure and outlook, Jonathan Wolf said:
“Lyle, Paul are I are thrilled to have attracted such a high-calibre professional as Adrian to join Centennial Property Group. We all look forward to continuing to evolve and build a strong future for our investors and partners who have supported our vision over the last 10 years. The new structure will enable further collaboration between the CIL operations and the broader Group which is strategically significant for us and helps further diversify our proposition to unlock value through innovative and superior real estate outcomes.”
These changes follow a period of significant growth for Centennial Property Group over the last 10 years, with the Group’s footprint now including assets in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide, supported by a dedicated team approaching 30 professionals based across those cities.
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