Kevin McAvey
Kevin McAvey Co-Head
As Co-Head of US REIT, Kevin is responsible for the strategy and execution of US operations. Prior to filling this role, Kevin served as Joint Chief Financial Officer for four years, overseeing capital markets activity, financial modeling, and forecasting for the US Masters Residential Property Fund. Kevin started with the business working within the Fund’s Acquisition Division, identifying and analyzing prospective investments throughout Hudson County, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. He has also previously served in the role of Associate Director, Finance and Operations, helping the Fund to secure debt financing, as well as working to improve the day-to-day operations of the business. Before joining Dixon Advisory USA, Kevin worked in Baseball Operations for the New York Yankees organization. Kevin graduated from Suffolk University in Boston, MA with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He also played baseball at Suffolk, serving as a pitcher for the Rams’ Division III baseball team.
Brian Disler
Brian DislerCo-Head
Brian is the Co-Head of US REIT and is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of all US operations. Brian was previously General Counsel, and had the responsibility of managing the day-to-day legal affairs of the company. Prior to working for the Fund, Brian practiced law at a large New York metropolitan law firm in their Real Estate Practice Group, where he represented large corporations in various real estate-related matters. Brian received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated cum laude, and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, where he was a Richardson Scholar. Brian is admitted to practice law in both the Federal and State Courts in New York and New Jersey.
 

Directors of the Investment Manager

The investment operations are overseen by Dixon Advisory USA, a related entity of the Responsible Entity.
Alex MacLachlan
Alex MacLachlanDirector
Alex joined Dixon Advisory in 2008 to lead the then newly formed Funds Management division. Alex focused the efforts of the Funds Management division on providing Dixon Advisory clients with access to asset classes and investment opportunities that would normally only be available to institutional investors. From funds under management of under $100 million at the time of his start, Alex has grown the Funds Management division to over $5 billion of funds under management today, with investments across residential and commercial property, fixed income, private equity, and listed equities and commodities. In addition to his role as CEO of Funds Management, Alex also leads the strategy and growth of Dixon USA, a leading provider of urban single-family home rentals in the New York metropolitan area. Alex conceived the idea of establishing a business to acquire and manage homes in urban areas experiencing strong growth and gentrification in 2008. Between 2008 and 2010, Alex researched and developed the investment thesis and business model for what would become Dixon USA, and in late 2010, Dixon USA was launched. Today, Dixon USA manages assets of over $1 billion and is the largest Australian-listed property trust with a primary strategy of investing in US residential property. During his career, Alex has developed strong relationships with investment professionals around the globe who provide significant economic and investment insights. This enables Alex to identify and execute unique investment opportunities and take a disciplined approach to investing. His expertise is regularly called on by the media seeking comment on issues such as asset allocation and particular types of investments, and he contributes columns on those topics to the Financial Review. For Dixon Advisory, he presents on asset allocation, international markets (including Asia, resources and US property), income investments and general macroeconomic trends. Prior to joining Dixon Advisory, Alex was an investment banker at UBS, where he rose to Head of Energy for Australasia. During his tenure in investment banking, Alex worked on more than $100 billion in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, advising some of the world’s leading companies. Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
 

Directors of the Responsible Entity

The Responsible Entity is responsible for the overall operation of the Fund including the determination of its strategic direction with the aim of increasing Unitholder wealth through the performance of the Fund. Walsh & Company Investments Limited is the Responsible Entity of the Fund and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Evans Dixon Group.

Alex MacLachlan
Alex MacLachlanChairman
Alex joined Dixon Advisory in 2008 to lead the then newly formed Funds Management division. Alex focused the efforts of the Funds Management division on providing Dixon Advisory clients with access to asset classes and investment opportunities that would normally only be available to institutional investors. From funds under management of under $100 million at the time of his start, Alex has grown the Funds Management division to over $5 billion of funds under management today, with investments across residential and commercial property, fixed income, private equity, and listed equities and commodities.

In addition to his role as CEO of Funds Management, Alex also leads the strategy and growth of Dixon USA, a leading provider of urban single-family home rentals in the New York metropolitan area. Alex conceived the idea of establishing a business to acquire and manage homes in urban areas experiencing strong growth and gentrification in 2008. Between 2008 and 2010, Alex researched and developed the investment thesis and business model for what would become Dixon USA, and in late 2010, Dixon USA was launched. Today, Dixon USA manages assets of over $1 billion and is the largest Australian-listed property trust with a primary strategy of investing in US residential property.

During his career, Alex has developed strong relationships with investment professionals around the globe who provide significant economic and investment insights. This enables Alex to identify and execute unique investment opportunities and take a disciplined approach to investing.

His expertise is regularly called on by the media seeking comment on issues such as asset allocation and particular types of investments, and he contributes columns on those topics to the Financial Review. For Dixon Advisory, he presents on asset allocation, international markets (including Asia, resources and US property), income investments and general macroeconomic trends.

Prior to joining Dixon Advisory, Alex was an investment banker at UBS, where he rose to Head of Energy for Australasia. During his tenure in investment banking, Alex worked on more than $100 billion in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, advising some of the world’s leading companies.

Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Warwick Keneally
Warwick KeneallyDirector
Warwick is currently a Director of the Responsible Entity for US Select Private Opportunities Fund I, II & III, Emerging Markets Masters Fund, Fort Street Real Estate Capital Fund I, II & III, US Masters Residential Property Fund, Evans & Partners Global Disruption Fund and New Energy Solar Fund.

Warwick is also a Director of Australian Masters Yield Fund No 4 Limited and Australian Masters Yield Fund No 5 Limited.

Warwick is Head of Finance at Walsh & Company. Before joining Walsh & Company, Warwick worked in chartered accounting firms specialising in turnaround and restructuring. Warwick started his career with KPMG, working in their Canberra, Sydney and London offices – and has undertaken a range of complex restructuring and insolvency engagements across Europe, UK and Australia, for a range of Australian, UK, European and USA banks.

Warwick has worked with companies and lenders to develop and implement strategic business options, provide advice in relation to continuous disclosure requirements, develop cash forecasting training for national firms, and lectured on cash management. Among his former roles, Warwick worked on the initial stages of the HIH insolvency – as part of the key management group tasked with the wind-down of the global estate.

Warwick has a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Commerce from Australian National University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Mike Adams
Mike AdamsDirector
Mike has extensive experience across a broad range of corporate, commercial and private client sectors. His core practice areas involve the provision of advice and transactional expertise in relation to new and existing retail financial products and the regulatory framework within which they operate, as well as debt and equity financing, intellectual property, and film and television media law among others., Mike has previously worked in private practice, public sector and in-house roles in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, acting across multiple industries for a variety of clients, including high-net-worth individuals, banks and financial institutions, as well as numerous listed and unlisted corporate entities.

Mike is also a director with Barnett Law, a Sydney-based financial services law firm, and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW. He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Otago.