Total
Asset Value

$960m

No. of
Properties

30

Total Area
GLA(m2)

198,000m²

No. of
Retailers

385

ABOUT ARKADIA

Arkadia specialises in the acquisition, management, leasing and development of a diversified property portfolio throughout Australia.

Arkadia's core business and area of expertise is focused in the retail and leisure asset classes. Today, the group mandate has expanded to 3 hotels and 13 centres along the East Coast of Australia.  The retail portfolio alone includes a mix of neighbourhood and large format retail centres, while the wider retail portfolio including retail arcades, retail complexes and free-standing retail shops, all located in prime trade areas on the Eastern Seaboard.

 

Typically, our retail centres are anchored by major blue chip national tenants whilst incorporating a wide cross-section of high-quality specialty retailers.


Being a private group of our size and scale allows us to be both nimble and dynamic in how we operate existing assets and view new opportunities. We maintain a low gearing throughout the group to be able to take advantage of evolving real estate markets.

"Arkadia specialises in the acquisition, management, leasing and development of a diversified property portfolio throughout Australia."

OUR PEOPLE

Peter Cortis-Jones

Head of Property

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George Mihailou

Senior Portfolio Manager

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Karlene Orpin

Senior Portfolio Manager

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Jay Ridgeway

Portfolio Manager

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Pietta Lacey

Centre Manager

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Steve James

National Leasing Manager

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Joe Adra

Senior Property Accountant

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Dina Jenkins

Property Accountant

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Melly Lim

Property Accountant

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Charlotte Richards

Property Accountant

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Jillian Christie

Regional Marketing Manager

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Thea Mahony

Regional Marketing Manager

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Rebecca Boyd-Bais

Property Services Assistant

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Melanie Dravitzki

Retail Marketing Manager

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Karen Young

Property Team Assistant

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Andy Bouman

Operations Manager

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Peter Cortis-Jones
Peter Cortis-Jones

Head of Property

Peter Cortis-Jones jointly established Arkadia with Greg Karedis back in 2006.

Since its inception, Arkadia has continued to innovate and evolve. Today, Peter remains responsible for charting the course of the business, together with delivering growth of assets under management.

He was previously a Director at CB Richard Ellis. Prior to that, Peter held roles with GPT and Lend Lease.

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George Mihailou
George Mihailou

Senior Portfolio Manager

George Mihailou is the Portfolio Manager of all shopping centre assets within the group. George also works together on projects and major tenant leasing for the group, including new shopping centre projects. George has formerly held Asset Management roles within AMP Capital Investors and Jones Lang LaSalle. George also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Property Economics) degree.

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Karlene Orpin
Karlene Orpin

Senior Portfolio Manager

Karlene Orpin is the Senior Portfolio Manager of Arkadia’s Large Format Retail centre assets, including Aspley Homemaker City in Brisbane and Nunawading Homemaker HQ in Melbourne. Karlene has worked in shopping centre asset management for the past 16 years and works closely with Arkadia’s leasing and marketing teams in ensuring the best strategic tenancy mix and centre branding is achieved.   Karlene’s previous roles managing large retail format centres in Sydney included the rebranding of a large scale development, and the re branding of a large metropolitan centre, and involvement in marketing, leasing, tenancy mix, and strategic development.

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Jay Ridgeway
Jay Ridgeway

Portfolio Manager

Jay Ridgeway is a Portfolio Manager responsible for the management of a portfolio of large format retail centres, together with other investments. He has previously held roles with DTZ in London and Sydney and Workman Retail, a UK-based Property Management firm. In each of these roles, he gained invaluable experience managing shopping centres, retail parks, factory outlets and strip shops for a range of clients, including a number of very high-profile investors.

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Pietta Lacey
Pietta Lacey

Centre Manager

Pietta Lacey is the Centre Manager of Homemaker The Valley, Queensland’s largest homemaker centre. Pietta brings a wealth of shopping centre management experience with a career in the industry spanning 30 years managing a vast portfolio of large format centres through to Australia’s largest traditional retail shopping centre. Pietta’s strengths include forging collaborative retailer relationships, driving asset performance and strong attention to detail. Prior to Arkadia, Pietta has worked with CBRE, AMP Capital Shopping Centres and Colonial.

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Steve James
Steve James

National Leasing Manager

Steve James is the National Leasing Manager for Arkadia. Steve is responsible for new leasing, major tenant relations and major project leasing. Steve is a specialist in large format retail and retail leasing. He has completed a Master of Property Development, Graduate Diploma in Property Development, Advanced Diploma in Property Valuation and Diploma of Property in Real Estate. Steve is a registered Valuer and a Licensed Real Estate Agent.
Steve has recently joined Arkadia from CBRE, where he was the Manager of Large Format Retail for NSW.

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Joe Adra
Joe Adra

Senior Property Accountant

Joe Adra is the Property Accountant for Arkadia Property Services. With almost 15 years of accounting experience within the property industry, Joe is an invaluable member of the group. Joe’s previous experience includes portfolio and trust accounting at Jones Lang LaSalle and property accounting with Ipoh.  Joe holds degrees in Economics and Accounting.

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Dina Jenkins
Dina Jenkins

Property Accountant

Dina Jenkins has specialised in property accounting over the past 13 years for Stockland, Colonial First State Global Asset Management and Jones Lang LaSalle. Prior to this she worked for 10 years in Funds Management with Perpetual Trustees, IPAC and CBA. Dina is a qualified CPA.

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Melly Lim
Melly Lim

Property Accountant

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Charlotte Richards
Charlotte Richards

Property Accountant

Charlotte Richards has extensive experience in the property industry working for both agency and Owners including JLL, Colliers International and Brookfield Properties.

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Jillian Christie
Jillian Christie

Regional Marketing Manager

Jillian Christie is the Regional Marketing Manager, responsible branding and strategy for large format and neighbourhood centre assets within the group. For over 15 years, Jillian has specialised in retail channels and believes that creating a meaningful consumer journey with a focus on place-making, branding and marketing is vital.
Having worked with a range of retailers, Jillian joined Arkadia in 2018. She previously held marketing positions at Aventus Property, Apple, Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management, Wizard Home Loans and McGraths Estate Agents.

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Thea Mahony
Thea Mahony

Regional Marketing Manager

Thea Mahony is responsible for branding and strategy for a mixture of neighbourhood and large format centre assets within the group. With over five years experience within media, retail and property, Thea has a great understanding of client relationships, strong determination and the ability to develop strategies to solve business objectives. She previously held marketing positions at Bauer Media Group, Australian Geographic and Lederer Group.

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Rebecca Boyd-Bais
Rebecca Boyd-Bais

Property Services Assistant

Rebecca Boyd-Bais is responsible for assisting with the management of a number of large format retail centres. Rebecca has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters in International Trade and Commerce Law, and applies these learnings to her role at Arkadia.

 

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Melanie Dravitzki
Melanie Dravitzki

Retail Marketing Manager

Melanie Dravitzki has over 10 years of experience within property and real estate. Specializing in Business Development, Melanie has previously worked with Ray White, LJ Hooker and Savills Real Estate.

She brings a wealth of knowledge to Arkadia joining as Retail Marketing Manager, located in our centre at Homemaker The Valley. Melanie has a great understanding of client relationships, strong determination and problem-solving abilities.

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Karen Young
Karen Young

Property Team Assistant

Karen Young is the Property Team Assistant responsible for supporting the team in all aspects of the daily running of the office. With over ten years’ experience as an Executive Assistant and thirteen years in residential real estate sales and rentals, Karen understands the importance of client relationships and assisting the team to achieve their goals.

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Andy Bouman
Andy Bouman

Operations Manager

Andy Bouman is the Operations Manager of Homemaker The Valley. Andy has held various operations, facility management and project management roles for the past 30 years across all property sectors.  Andy’s previous roles throughout Australia and the UK have resulted in a wealth of experience across a diverse portfolio of properties. Andy previously held roles with CBRE and JLL.

 

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