Don Manifold is the Joint Managing Director of Equity & Advisory and specializes in providing commercial advice to various clients, including banks, funds, developers, and corporates. Don has over 25 years of experience in the Australian retail property market. Before joining Adelaide Equity, he was a Director of JLL, heading up their National Valuations team.
1. Achievements and Recognition
Don has been recognized in the professional and broader community for his outstanding achievements. In 2006, he was named as one of Australia’s top 50 Valuers by the Australian Property Institute (API). The API also named him their Valuer of the Year in 2003 and 2009. While at Adelaide Equity, he was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (2011, 2012, and 2013) and was named Property Professional of the Year by The Advertiser in 2013.
2. Career highlights
Don Manifold has completed impressive transactions across various property types, including office, retail, industrial and residential. He has worked with high-profile clients such as Westpac, National Australia Bank, AMP Capital, GPT Group, Lend Lease, Woolworths, BHP Billiton, and Scentre Group (formerly Westfield). In 2014/2015 alone, he completed over $1 billion of sale and leaseback transactions for major corporations, including Telstra, Ernst & Young, Commonwealth Bank, and ANZ. These deals have cemented his reputation as one of Australia’s leading commercial property advisers.
Don is a strong supporter of philanthropy and is actively involved in several charities. He is a Wish Granter for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. He is also a Board Member for Riding for the Disabled, which provides therapeutic horse-riding programs for people with disabilities. In addition, he volunteers his time to Meals on Wheels and Variety – the Children’s Charity.
What sets Don Manifold apart from other commercial property advisers is his passion for his work and his commitment to providing the best possible service to his clients. He has an in-depth knowledge of the Australian property market and is well-connected with key industry players. He can provide his clients with up-to-the-minute market intelligence and insights.
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