Graeme Ross is the Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate - Institutional Banking & Markets for the Commonwealth Bank. He is responsible for all institutional banking client relationships across the real estate sector in Australia and key overseas markets.
Commonwealth Bank’s Institutional Banking & Markets division is responsible for managing the Group’s relationships with major corporate and government clients and institutional investors. We provide transactional and working capital banking products, debt financing, and risk management solutions. The division’s approach is underpinned by rich analytics, insights from industry experts, innovative technology and a deep commitment to building long-lasting relationships.
Graeme brings to the role over 20 years’ experience in the Real Estate sector. He has held leadership positions within local and international organisations such as ING Real Estate, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank AG and Lendlease Corporation.
He has worked across all facets of the Real Estate industry within real estate operating companies, fund managers and developers, as well as being a trusted advisor within the real estate investment banking sector. Prior to joining Commonwealth Bank, Graeme was a member of ING Real Estate Investments Executive Committee. In the investment banking sector Graeme was an Executive Director with Goldman Sachs and Head of Real Estate Investment Banking for Australia and New Zealand for Deutsche Bank AG. His experience encompasses corporate and financial advisory, M&A and capital raising across equity and debt markets.
Graeme holds degrees in the disciplines of Economics, Law and Architecture and has a deep professional and personal interest in real estate and architecture and, in particular, the ways cities develop from a commercial, social and planning perspective.