Robert is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur who, with his former business partner, invested in, and built three successful Australian businesses:
1. Laing+Simmons Commercial was built over 21 years and sold to Cushman & Wakefield, in January 2008.
2. Laing+Simmons Corporation, was acquired and grown from 21 offices to 50 offices over 17 years before being sold to DEXAR Group from Canberra in May ‘12.
3. The partnership also established Laing+Simmons Wealth Management Pty Ltd in August 2009. This company owns and operates R.E. PortNordica Funds Management Ltd, syndicating sophisticated investments including property mortgage trails, property development opportunities, and strategically located caravan parks. Laing+Simmons Wealth Management has raised $800M in equity, which has been recycled, on behalf of Investors, over the last 5 years.
Robert’s experience gained in operating his own businesses has enabled him to build an impressive list of business relationships. He is currently retained as an investment advisor by the Over Fifties Friendly Society and is a Director of Park Investment Partners and Farrell Real Estate Services.