Conari Partner's Profile
Conari Partners is a privately owned specialist leadership and executive search firm providing bespoke senior-level resourcing, research and advisory services to a select group of clients within the Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors.
Our two partners have held senior executive positions within the sectors we now recruit into, giving us an in depth insight into our clients and their businesses. This together with a robust and rigorous process enables us to achieve the best outcome for our clients
Conari Partner's Leadership Profile
Matthew is a principal and founding director of executive search and consultancy firm Conari Partners where he leads the Real Estate practice. He has had over 12 years’ experience consulting to the Real Estate industry across asset and funds management, investment and retail banking, advisory and equities. Conari run a vertical model assisting clients with senior search requirements across almost all areas of their business.
Prior to his time in Executive Search, Matt has had extensive experience as a Chartered Surveyor working in direct real estate, equities and funds management spanning 20 years.
After obtaining his degree in Urban Estate Surveying (Nottingham Trent University) Matt worked as a Valuer and consultant in direct property in the UK for a leading real estate group prior to emigrating to Australia in 1988. On arriving in Sydney he practised as a Valuer and leasing consultant with Richard Ellis and Jones Lang LaSalle before moving into equities as a senior REIT analyst for Hambros Equities and subsequently Director, Head of Property for Barclays Global Investors where he managed a portfolio of listed and unlisted funds as well as top quartile performing property securities funds.
Matt has also been General Manager for the Capital Property Trust, a listed office REIT now part of the Mirvac portfolio and a Non-Executive Director of Mirvac Funds Management Limited until June 2013. He now sits as a Non-Executive Director with Centuria Funds Management Limited, which oversees $1.2billion of real estate assets.
Matt has been a regular contributor over the years in The Australian newspaper and PropertyOz, the Property Council of Australia magazine