Raine & Horne Commercial beefs up presence in corporate hotspots

Media release - 30th August, 2013

Leasing specialist to drive push into core Sydney office markets

In a major coup for Raine & Horne Commercial, experienced leasing specialist Meegan Graham has linked with the 130-year old firm as it ramps up its push into the corporate hot spots of North Ryde, Sydney Olympic Park, Rhodes and surrounding office markets.

Operating in tandem with Raine & Horne Commercial Homebush Director Christian Cirillo, Ms Graham is already working with major institutional and private clients to fill significant office vacancies in the Lower North Shore and Central West office markets.

“We have been appointed by the Goodman Group to secure tenants for a newly owned 32,000 sqm office campus at 112 Talavera Road, North Ryde, a property that is set to be a major contributor to the long-term success of the Macquarie Park precinct and the soon-to-be new address for Fujitsu,” says Mr Cirillo.

Meegan Graham“Meegan will be assisting me with this appointment, other large commercial leasing vacancies in North Ryde, as well as a large appointment in the Sydney Olympic Park area.

“I’m delighted that Meegan has joined the team at Raine & Horne Commercial Homebush as she brings an excellent leasing and management résumé built over 20 years working with some of Australia’s biggest commercial property brands and corporate clients.”

After graduating with a land economics degree in 1993 from the University of Technology Sydney, Ms Graham joined a mid-tier commercial property firm as its commercial leasing manager for the North Shore.

Ms Graham then switched allegiance to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 1997 to help establish the accounting firm’s National Tenancy Advisory Service.

At Deloitte, Ms Graham facilitated a number of major transactions including the site selection, design, construction and lease-back of a 450-seat call centre on behalf of Vodafone in Tasmania.

“We also negotiated with Nokia a 10,000 sqm pre-commitment at Jacksons Landing in Sydney, secured a 5000 sqm plus signage rights agreement in Clarence Street, Sydney for IT firm Powertel and negotiated a 2400 sqm tenancy for MasterCard International in North Sydney,” says Ms Graham.

In 2000, Ms Graham accepted a role as leasing director with a commercial property firm, with the specific responsibilities for developing and servicing new business and the large tenancy requirements of blue-chip brands including AMP/Charter Hall, Tyndall Australia, Deutsche Asset Management, Investec and ING, as well as tenants such as Teletech, The Trading Post, Motorola and Austcorp.

“I was in my mid 20s and was the firm’s youngest-ever female director, and my market responsibility stretched from Milsons Point up the train line to Hornsby and west to North Ryde, including Lane Cove and Gladesville,” says Ms Graham.

In 2003, Ms Graham established her own commercial property business, operating successfully as a private leasing consultant and tenant representative.

“I specialised in property consultancy projects for both sales and leasing transactions, high-end project marketing, property development and infrastructure financing,” says Ms Graham.

“There were a number of highlights including an appointment to sell a 220-unit development on the old St Margaret’s Hospital site in Surry Hills, as well as securing the purchase of a $17.5 million facility in Prestons on behalf of Caterpillar and a site of 50,000 sqm to build a truck-servicing centre in Glendenning for the heavy-machinery firm.”

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For further media information contact:

Christian Cirillo, Director, Raine & Horne Commercial Homebush on 0434 537 009

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Coordinator on 02 9258 5400

Why Raine & Horne Commercial?

Raine & Horne Commercial knows local and regional property markets intimately, with the support and systems of a long-established national and international property group. Our clients benefit from our network strength, which allows substantial cross-flow of international referral, advice and investment.