Principal and Chief Executive. Trustee Director
James leads and manages the group and participates in many aspects of the business. Aside from running the business he is principally responsible for strategy, planning, capital partners and investment activities.
Prior to founding the business in 1995, James worked in commercial agencies where he gained valuable experience with the Sydney office market.
Over the past 20 years James has led the acquisition, financing, development, management, marketing and ultimate disposal of a number of investments for Markham trusts totalling in excess of $800 million.
James has a Master of Commerce (Land Economy) degree from the University of Western Sydney. He is a Director of all group companies.
Head of Investments
Cameron is responsible for sourcing new investments and leading the management of existing investments.
Cameron has 20 years’ experience in the Australian national property markets that covers all property sectors and and asset classes, with a main focus is on investment, development and commercial property.
Prior to joining Markham, Cameron spent time at Mirvac, Grocon and Charter Hall where he gained significant experience in deal origination, project structuring and investment management. He can be credited with transactions with a cumulative value approaching $5 billion across the commercial, retail, industrial and residential sectors throughout Australia.
Cameron holds a Land Economy degree from UTS and a Masters degree in Development Management from UNSW.
Chief Financial Officer
Trevor joined Markham in 2016 as the Group Financial Controller and works closely with Markham’s senior leadership team.
As CFO, Trevor is responsible for financial management and reporting, investment analysis, capital and cashflow management, tax compliance and business reporting systems at Markham. In addition to the analysis of acquisitions and divestments, Trevor provides input into the asset and property management functions of the business.
Trevor has over 12 years’ of experience building and leading finance teams in hospitality and data analytical companies with significant operating scale. Prior to joining Markham, Trevor was the Financial Controller at Stamford Hotels and Resorts and held other roles with Kennards Self Storage and Quantium.
Trevor has a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance degree from Macquarie University and is a member of CPA Australia.
Chief Operating Officer
Vincent has responsibility for overseeing responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Markham, with focus on executing the firm’s strategy and business plan. This includes working closely with the senior leadership team in areas of finance, legal & compliance, administration of the managed trusts, IT, HR and company secretariat.
Joining in June 2019, Vincent has over 25 years’ of experience in senior business management roles in Australia and Asia.
Prior to working at Markham, Vincent has led operational and finance teams across investment management and professional services firms. These include Fidelity International, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Morningstar Investment Management and Norton Rose Fulbright.
Vincent has a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting & Finance) degree from Macquarie University, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Head of Legal
Matthew first acted for the business in 1997 while a solicitor at Minter Ellison. Since then, he has been involved on the full legal life cycle of most of Markham’s property investments (funding, acquisition, leasing, improving and sale).
Matthew has 30 years’ of property law experience gained in Australia, Singapore and the UK. He is a former partner of Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Minter Ellison.
Matthew is retained by Markham as in-house Head of Legal, in addition to servicing other significant clients under the banner of his firm Seymour Law. Whilst his expertise in property law is broad and deep, he is particularly valued for his low fuss approach to getting deals done.
Matthew has a BA, LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Sydney.
Senior Asset Manager
Lana is responsible for establishing and implementing asset management strategies, managing tenant relationships, negotiating leases, managing tenant relationships, negotiating leases, managing capital works programs and overseeing property management.
Lana originally joined Markham in 2008, with a focus on asset management activities for the IMAX Building and other commercial assets and re-joined the firm as a Senior Asset Manager in March 2019.
Lana has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry spanning the commercial and retail sectors. Prior to her return to Markham, Lana worked at Colliers International Pty Ltd / PRD as a Senior Manager covering a portfolios of clients including City of Sydney Council, Government Property NSW, NSW Institute of Sport, Metcash, BGIS and Dyldam.
Lana holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management from UTS and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent.
The senior leadership team is supported by experienced personnel in asset and property management, finance and accounting, investment analysis and office management