Aaron Bates

Director, Property Strategy

Aaron spent 18 years in industrial property agency, the last 15 of which were as Director of two of the world’s largest firms, CBRE and JLL. Aaron had a focus on investment and development deals, and was directly involved in over $2.8 billion in transactions across Australia’s Eastern Seaboard.

Through a variety of portfolio, joint venture, investment and development transactions, Aaron gained insight into the decision-making processes of some of Australia’s largest and most sophisticated groups. He identified how GIS platforms and analytics could make the process of analysing, identifying and executing transactions more efficient, and in July 2018 formed SA1 Property with Stephen Clark. His focus is on delivering value and unique insights to groups with direct exposure to Australia’s commercial property markets, including occupiers, investors and developers.