Our Personnel – Fiona Grogan, Senior Asset Manager
Since commencing at MAB in 2005 Fiona has experienced a number of great changes, both professionally and personally.
“I have been provided with a number of great opportunities at MAB, including the chance to recently expand my role which has been very satisfying,” said Fiona. “I thoroughly enjoy juggling my role as mum to three beautiful children with a challenging role in the Funds Management and Corporate Assets team.”
Fiona currently manages two key MAB assets – Uni Hill Factory Outlets and University Hill Town Centre in Bundoora – as well as MAB Diversified Property Trust’s six retail and commercial assets located throughout Australia.
“From negotiating a deal, agreeing on strategies and driving the day-to-day management of a centre, each day is varied which l really enjoy,” said Fiona.
One of Fiona’s key achievements has been securing ALDI as an anchor tenant at MAB Fund Management’s Mornington Village Shopping Centre.
“Adding value to a tenancy mix and finding creative solutions to improving a centre are key drivers,” said Fiona. “Seeing a centre thrive is a satisfying feeling and ALDI was a great example of that.”
Fiona has always loved architecture and the property industry. “I really enjoy all aspects of the industry from design and marketing, through to fund modelling and strategic development,” said Fiona.
After completing a Bachelor of Business (Property) at RMIT University, Fiona began her career at Hamilton Lawson overseeing 80 warehouse properties in Melbourne’s South East. “It was a small organisation so a great role to cut my teeth,” said Fiona.
From Hamilton Lawson, Fiona joined the Jones Lang LaSalle team to manage a portfolio of CBD office buildings. “Moving to a large, international organisation was a complete change for me,” she said. Fiona made the most of the opportunity, moving to London to take up a Property Manager role. “My time in London was fantastic,” said Fiona. “And when it was time to return home to Australia, l was able to secure a role at Jones Lang LaSalle’s Melbourne office once again.”
Fiona lists the culture and positive atmosphere at MAB as key strengths.
“As we all know, the property cycle experiences its ups and downs,” said Fiona. “However, the team at MAB have always dealt with challenges well. I have always felt supported and valued. It is a great team.”