Carmel Hourigan is the Global Head of Real Estate for AMP Capital, responsible for leading AMP Capital’s property investment and management business.
Responsible for the portfolio management and performance of real estate assets for pooled fund investors and significant separately managed account clients, Carmel also oversees AMP Capital’s strategic global real estate partnerships with investment managers in the United States and New Zealand.
With a focus on delivering exceptional real estate outcomes for clients and customers, Carmel’s responsibilities also include AMP Capital’s integrated platform of real estate capabilities across diversified commercial real estate sectors. This includes asset and property management; development; leasing; research and investment strategy; capital transactions; treasury management; and finance. Carmel is responsible for overseeing AMP Capital’s real estate investment committees, which govern investment strategy and implementation.
Joining AMP Capital in November 2015 from the GPT Group, Carmel brings more than 22 years’ experience in the real estate investment industry to her role, spanning key senior leadership positions and roles in funds management, research and advisory services.
At the GPT Group, Carmel was Chief Investment Officer, prior to that, Head of Investment Management since 2012. She was responsible for the overall investment performance of GPT's retail shopping centre, commercial office and logistics and business park portfolio. Her experience also includes senior roles at Lend Lease and Challenger Financial Services Group in addition to roles within Colonial First State, Stockland Group, Jones Lang LaSalle and Raine & Horne Commercial.
Carmel is the Deputy Chancellor at Western Sydney University, and sits on the WSU Board of Trustees. She is a current member of Property Council of Australia Board of Directors, and previously held the position of National Vice President. Carmel serves as Special Advisor to the Property Male Champions of Change group, which is dedicated to increasing gender equality in the property industry; and is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.
She holds a Bachelor of Business (Land Economics), and a Graduate Diploma of Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Carmel is a member of the AMP Capital Global Leadership Team.