Specialist capital placement for value-add and opportunistic real asset debt and equity strategies.
Gravitas prides itself in selecting best-in-class real asset investment managers and introducing them to its deep investor network of experienced wholesale investors that seek value-add and opportunistic real asset debt and equity strategies.
Its mission is to identify mispricing opportunities in the real asset debt and equity markets and single out various investment management strategies that provide investors with some of the strongest risk-adjusted returns available today.
Felicity Fowler, Founder and Managing Director of Gravitas provides real asset investment managers with a distribution capability that gives access to prequalified, experienced wholesale real asset investors including Australian and global UHNW, Family Office and Institutional investors.
Felicity joined the real asset investment industry in 2000 and has 19 years experience in real asset investment management from Australia, Europe, the UK and UAE. Following an extensive in-house capital raising career at leading investment managers MaxCap Group and APN Property in Australia and Corestate Capital and Aviva Investors in London, Felicity recognised a need to provide independent, specialist real asset debt and equity capital placement.
She leverages her experience from capital raising for unlisted single and pooled asset strategies with both open and closed-end structures, including Fund of Funds in listed real estate and has led teams to successfully raise in excess of A$1.5bn for debt and equity products.
Felicity holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and the Investment Management Certificate.
Anne-Louise Wills, Marketing & Investor Relations Director
Anne-Louise Wills, Marketing & Investor Relations Director is responsible for Investor Relations and Marketing and Communications for Gravitas Group.
Having held executive and managerial positions with global real asset services provider CBRE and MaxCap Group, a leading institutional commercial real estate (CRE) debt investment manager, Anne-Louise has a deep understanding of the Australian commercial and residential real asset landscape.
With a demonstrated ability to deliver across a range of industries including the real asset and finance sectors, she draws on her broad operational, marketing, communications and client portfolio management experience to provide excellence in financial services to Gravitas clients.
Anne-Louise is currently completing a Masters of Communication with RMIT University and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Political Science).
David Quirk, Capital Placement – Institutional
David Quirk is responsible for Institutional Capital Placement
David has over 25 years’ experience in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia in real asset investment management and advisory.
David has independently advised a small number of investment management firms in Asia and Australia on marketing strategies and developing new client relationships. Previously he was Director, Client Capital Asia-Pacific at LaSalle Investment Management where he was responsible for client services and capital raisings in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia.
Prior to joining LaSalle in 2006, David was a Senior Consultant over a number of years with Mercer Investment Consulting where he provided strategic investment policy advice to a wide range of institutional clients, as well as being a key member of Mercer’s real asset research team.
David holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University, a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.