Kivanch joins Qualitas having spent 15 years in the real estate investment industry, based in Australia and London, including coverage across Asia-Pacific. He is based in Sydney and will work closely with Tim Johansen, Global Head of Capital and the broader team to further build and strengthen our relationships with institutional clients in Australia and globally.

Tim Johansen, Global Head of Capital at Qualitas, said: “As we continue to deepen our relationships with institutional clients across the globe as part of our growth strategy, we are extremely fortunate to be able to leverage Kivanch’s wealth of experience in real estate investment management in Australia and offshore.”

Kivanch Mehmet, added: “I am looking forward to working with our existing and new investors in my new role with Qualitas. Australia continues to be a premier destination for investment by both domestic and international real estate investors. Increasingly investors are looking beyond established core strategies in Australia. Qualitas, as a market leading alternative real estate investment manager, is at the forefront of enabling institutional investors access to innovative and compelling strategies across both real estate debt and equity investments.”

Kivanch joined Qualitas from Charter Hall, where he served as the Head of Wholesale Investor Relations, with responsibility for the firm’s investor relations program for investors in unlisted institutional funds.  Earlier in his career, he held senior real estate roles in debt, equity and indirect funds management at National Australia Bank, JLL, DTZ and MaxCap Group.