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Churston Investment Partners names COO – Exclusive

Felicity Ambler, the former head of distribution at Australian real estate debt investment manager MaxCap Group, has joined the Melbourne-based private equity real estate investment and advisory house.

Churston Investment Partners has named Felicity Ambler as its chief operating officer.

Ambler joins the Melbourne-based private equity real estate investment and advisory firm from MaxCap Group, an Australian commercial real estate debt investment manager, where she was head of distribution.

In her new role Ambler will be responsible for operational and risk management areas of the business, with a specific focus on capital raising and investor relations. She reports to Churston’s executive director Paul Davis.

“We are pleased to bring Felicity onto the Churston Executive team. Felicity’s Australian and international real estate investment management experience will support us in our endeavour to become one of Australia’s leading real estate investment and advisory houses,” commented Davis.

Ambler has more than 16 years’ experience in real estate investment management, sales and marketing across Australia, Europe, the UK and UAE.

At MaxCap she was responsible for capital raising, investor relations, business development and marketing, and held a similar role at APN Property Group, another Australian real estate investment manager.

Ambler has also held roles in London as a director of equity raising and investor relations at the Swiss private equity firm, Corestate Capital and spent three years with Aviva Investors focussed on European and Asian institutional real estate business development and capital raising. She spent the first six years of her career with Jones Lang LaSalle, working within the capital markets business in Melbourne, London and then Dubai.

“I am thrilled to join the Churston Executive Team. There’s a huge depth of institutional investment management, banking and private equity experience. I’m looking forward to helping build the Churston business, and capitalizing on the significant real estate equity and debt market opportunities Churston is gaining access to for its clients,” said Ambler.

Churston Investment Partners is a Melbourne-based private equity real estate investment and advisory house with a specific focus on corporate and structured finance, investment management and the development sectors.