DWS has appointed George Anastasiou as head of real estate, Australia. Based in Sydney, Anastasiou has overall responsibility for the direct real estate business in the country. He reports to Christopher Kimm, head of real estate, Asia-Pacific.
Representing the firm’s global real estate fund and separate accounts business, Anastasiou will focus on capital deployment and execution across the full transaction life cycle – from acquisition to active asset management through disposition. He will be supported by a team of local real estate professionals.
Anastasiou joins DWS with more than 11 years of industry experience. Previously, he was the head of Australia with MEC Global Partners Asia, a member of the Mitsubishi Estate Group, where he helped establish and manage the Australian real estate business and portfolio.
Prior to that, he was investment manager at AMB Capital Partners, a family office investment vehicle where he oversaw global real estate investments. He had also worked with Savills capital transactions team as well as Centuria where he focused on both property and corporate-level transactions. He started his career at Deloitte as a qualified chartered accountant.
Anastasiou holds a bachelor of business in finance and accounting from the University of Technology, Sydney, and has a graduate diploma from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
DWS has been active in Australia for more than 20 years. Its real estate portfolio currently comprises office, logistics, high street retail, hospitality as well as development projects in key Australian capitals.