An active approach

ABOUT

Leyton Funds is an ASIC-licensed specialist property investor and funds manager.

We partner with sophisticated investors from around Australia to identify and realise high quality commercial, industrial and retail real estate investment opportunities to deliver stable income and strong potential for capital gains.

At Leyton Funds, we believe in what we invest in and treat our investors’ money as our own. Equipped with market leading intelligence, our dynamic team of property experts seek out and evaluate real estate opportunities that are aligned to our clients’ aspirations to invest in the best performing assets.

Active management of investments is our ethos, and we are always thinking about how we can enhance the value of our assets for the benefit of our investors.

With a proven track record capitalising on our team’s intricate market knowledge and experience, we have transacted more than $AUD2 billion of property and managed over $AUD1.5 billion of assets nationally.

TEAM

Founded and owned by members of the executive team, we have decades of combined experience in property investment and funds management.

John Whiteman

Chairman

John Whiteman has an outstanding track record of success in funds management and private investment management.

Based in Sydney, John has spent a successful career investing in Australian equities with a significant period at AMP Capital where he held several roles including Portfolio Manager for the $4bn AMP Capital Fund.

In 2006 John set up the Ex-50 Funds at Northcape Capital, where he was a director and shareholder of the business which now manages over $10bn in capital.  With his partners at Northcape, John built a highly success private funds management business before stepping down in 2018.

John leads the Board of Leyton Funds where his experience is an invaluable resource for the management team, assisting to deliver the strategic direction, corporate ethos and governance of the business.

Warwick mittiga

Managing Director

With almost 20 years’ of property experience in both Australia and the UK, Warwick brings a diverse set of skills to the management of Leyton Funds.

Warwick has a broad range of property experience covering investment, development, funds management and business administration in both Australia and London.

Warwick has worked for some of the largest global real estate businesses including Brookfield Properties and held senior positions in the global investment bank, Babcock & Brown.

Warwick manages the daily operations of Leyton Funds and is actively focused on acquisitions, investment mandates, investor relations and growth of the Leyton Funds business.

He is currently a member of the Property Council of Australia’s South Australian Division Council.

William Brown

Director

Having worked in commercial property since 2007, William brings years of commercial real estate and transactional experience to Leyton Funds.

William has represented both local and national private groups and some of Australia’s largest corporate property owners and retailers, handling more than $500 million worth of property transactions in the process.

Philip Rundle

Director

With more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial property sector, Philip has marketed and sold commercial properties in all industry sectors.

He is one of the highest profile figures in the Adelaide commercial property market, having led CBRE’s Adelaide office for a decade.

Philip has also served as Director, Commercial Developments at Urban Construct, Managing Director and Principal at his own firm Burgess Rawson (SA) Pty Ltd, and a Director at Colliers Jardine.

Hamish Brown

Director

Hamish has spent more than 15 years in the development and real estate industry. He is the Managing Director of Leyton Property and one of the directors of Leyton Funds.

Prior to Leyton Funds, Hamish worked with major Property groups including Vicinity (Formerly Colonial First State), Wesfarmers and CBRE working across all markets in Australia. In this capacity, Hamish was responsible for site identification, site acquisition, financial modelling, feasibility and risk analysis, due diligence and project strategy implementation including design, planning, stakeholder engagement, and project delivery.

Jarrod Eckermann

Director

Jarrod has a diverse background in legal, finance, accounting and conveyancing.

Jarrod is CEO of the Eckermann Group which comprises Eckermann Conveyancers, Eckermann Lawyers and Eckermann Forms.

Jarrod has also worked in senior roles with Last & Co Lawyers, Deloitte Corporate Finance and Edwards Marshall Chartered Accountants.

Damien Brown

Director

Offering almost 40 years' experience in the Australian property market, Damien was Chair and Founding Director of Sierra Leyton Funds before setting up Leyton Funds in 2016.

Damien specialises in funds management, investment management, property portfolio management, town and urban planning, as well as complex property development and investment.

As Chairman of Concordia Land Management, Damien is also leading a team of personnel in strategising and delivering one of South Australia’s largest re-zoning projects – with a true focus on extensive community and stakeholder consultation.

Eamonn Ansell

Investment Manager

Eamonn has extensive national real estate investment management experience across Office, Retail and Industrial asset classes.

At Leyton Funds, Eamonn leads the implementation of asset specific investment strategies to optimise real estate value and enhance investor returns throughout the full life cycle of ownership.

Prior to joining Leyton Funds, Eamonn was an Asset Manager at Mirvac in Sydney and later Brisbane, where he managed a portfolio of prime grade office assets. Prior to joining Mirvac, Eamonn was a Director of Property & Asset Management at Jones Lang LaSalle in Melbourne.

Eamonn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Property) from the University of South Australia and Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.

Kelly Menzies

Finance Manager

Kelly has a combined 15 years’ experience in Corporate Financial Management across the Commercial & Residential construction industries.

Kelly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting) from the University of South Australia and brings a wealth of knowledge in financial operations for large real estate businesses including development and investment.

Kelly manages the operational and strategic management of Leyton Funds’ finance function including working closely with external trustees and accountants for each Leyton Funds investment trust.

Prior to joining Leyton Funds, Kelly held senior positions with Rivergum Homes, Badge Construction and Drakes Supermarkets.

Max Frohlich

Transactions Manager

Max is responsible for the origination and analysis of new acquisition opportunities, and the execution of transactions to satisfy Leyton Funds’ various investment mandates.

Max has strong financial modelling and asset pricing expertise with national multi-sector experience across Industrial, Retail, Medical, Social Infrastructure and Office property types.

Prior to joining Leyton Funds, Max held roles in Capital Transactions, Property Development and Property Valuation for boutique and large organisations both in Adelaide and Sydney. He has been involved in over $400m of transactions nationally.

Max holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Property) from the University of South Australia, and is a Certified Practicing Valuer and Associate of the Australian Property Institute.