Chris Johnston

Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

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Chris Johnston is Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for CBRE Investment Management and is based in Sydney. Chris and his team are responsible for all aspects of CBRE Investment Management’s direct property portfolio in Australia – including acquisition underwriting, asset management and disposal, on behalf of institutional clients.

During his 15 years in the real estate investment sector, Chris has held a variety of positions. Before joining CBRE Investment Management, he was General Manager - Office at Mirvac in the Capital team, responsible for wholesale third-party capital partner relationships. Prior roles in Mirvac covered asset management for the Mirvac Property Trust and the Mirvac PFA Property Trust across the office, retail, industrial and hotel asset classes. Before joining Mirvac, Chris specialised in structuring and developing real estate products investing in direct real estate both in Australia and offshore into the United States, Europe and Japan.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. Over the past 15 years he has taught a number of post-graduate subjects specialising in real estate analysis and property finance.