Australian-owned Real Asset Management Group has expanded its now 11-strong Brisbane-based RAM Australia Property Services (RAMPS) team with two key appointments.

Andrew Rojek joins RAMPS as an Analyst from Colliers International, where he was Head of Market Intelligence for Western Canada. In this role he led a 15-strong team which was responsible for financial underwriting, research, and thought leadership in six city-markets including Vancouver.

Prior to this, Mr Rojek was a Senior Analyst – Capital Markets for JLL in Brisbane. He holds a degree in Business Management majoring in Real Estate Development from the University of Queensland.

Chris Singh has also joined RAM Group’s Brisbane team, as an Analyst. Mr Singh was previously with Chesterton Corporate Property Advisors in Brisbane, where he was a Land Economist and Valuer. He holds a Bachelor of Property Economics and Development from the University of the Sunshine Coast and is a Certified Practicing Valuer.

Real Asset Management Head of Real Estate Will Gray said Mr Rojek and Mr Singh were excellent additions to the real estate team, which was a key business unit for the larger RAM regional wealth and asset management group.

“The $350 million RAM Australia Retail Property Fund, which is made up of a portfolio of 11 quality neighbourhood or convenience-based shopping centres on Australia’s eastern seaboard, is now focusing on an extensive value-add extraction phase which involves investment projects across the existing portfolio to improve shopping centre capacity and quality as well as triple bottom returns to all fund stakeholders.

“Our newer RAM Australia Medical Property Fund (RAMPF), which focuses on quality medical-anchored assets such as medical centres, hospitals, specialist facilities and allied health service providers currently has one Gold Coast day hospital asset. Our strategy is to grow RAMPF steadily over the next two years, as complementary assets are identified,” Mr Gray said.