Lend Lease has appointed Kylie Rampa to the position of managing director for its Australian investment management business, reporting to Tarun Gupta, chief executive officer of property in Australia.

In this role Rampa will oversee the group’s $8.8-billion Australian funds management and separate mandates platform, which also includes responsibility for its retail asset management and development business.

Rampa brings more than 20 years’ experience in Australian and global real estate investment. Most recently she held the role of chief executive of the Gandel Group. Prior to this she was head of real-estate advisory, North America, for the Macquarie Group and has held various property roles with Macquarie both in Australia and the US, including chief executive of Macquarie Countrywide Trust from 2000 to 2006.

Rampa will commence her position with Lend Lease in February, 2013.

Quay four-person infrastructure advisory group

Private equity adviser and funds manager, Quay Group, has launched a four-person infrastructure advisory group for its expanded operations spanning Boston, London and Sydney.

The advisory group comprises Nancy Mangraviti, Matthew McPhee, Jean-Pierre Sweerts in Europe and John Zaknic in Sydney.

Several US-based members of the team were part of an infrastrusture team formed, and then dissolved, by RBC.

“We have seen a steady growth in institutional investor demand in this asset class, attracted by its yield and liability-matching characteristis,” said Stephen White, Quay co-founder, in a statement.

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