Morgan Stanley's Tim Church is known as Australia’s Top Real Estate Banker, having played a role in more than $100 billion of M&A deals, helping raise over $40 billion in cash for real estate companies and several company floats in his over 25 years in the business.
In addition to acting for a large number of listed entities, Tim has also been involved in over A$16 billion of real estate trade sales and sale and leaseback transactions. These include advising Blackstone on its recent exit of the Milestone industrial portfolio for $3.8 billion – the largest direct property transaction ever in Australia.
Other recent transactions include sale and leaseback or direct property transactions for Qube, David Jones, Telstra, Ampol, Arnott's, Healthscope, Investa Property Group and ALH Group.
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Tim Church Managing Director, Chairman of Investment Banking Australia, Morgan Stanley.
As Chairman of Investment Banking Australia, Tim is responsible for leading Morgan Stanley’s client coverage function across the entire Investment Banking Division client franchise, by partnering with senior coverage bankers on their client and board efforts. Tim is also focused on advising real estate clients on capital markets, M&A and direct real estate transactions. Tim has over 25 years experience advising major Australian companies on both their capital and M&A needs. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Tim spent 11 years with UBS as Head of Real Estate Investment Banking Australia, as well as working at J.P. Morgan for 5 years and Goldman Sachs JB Were for 8 years.
Tim has been involved in raising over A$40 billion worth of new capital in the A-REIT sector including a wide range of IPO's such as the largest ever Property Trust sector IPO, the Commonwealth Property Office Fund; and the Bunnings Warehouse Property Trust. Since 2019, Tim has advised on over A$7 billion of REIT equity raisings for a wide range of clients including Aventus, Centuria, Charter Hall, Cromwell, Goodman Property Trust, GPT, Kiwi Property, Lendlease and Mirvac.
Tim has also advised on major real estate M&A transactions including Centuria’s recently announced merger with Primewest to create a $15 billion real estate funds management platform; Westfield’s A$33 billion takeover by Unibail-Rodamco; Aventus’ A$2 billion internalisation; GPT Metro Office Fund’s takeover by Growthpoint; Federation Centres’ A$11 billion merger with Novion Property Group; Commonwealth Property Office Fund’s A$4 billion takeover by Dexus; Westfield Retail Trust’s A$29 billion merger with Westfield Group’s Australian and New Zealand Business; and CFS Retail Property Trust’s A$9 billion internalisation.
Prior to his role within Investment Banking, Tim built up over a decade’s experience in the direct property industry. Eight years were spent with CBRE as Associate Director of Valuations, where Tim valued many of Australia’s largest investment properties and portfolios. Tim’s profile within the industry is demonstrated through his activities as a member of the Australian Property Institute, Property Council of Australia and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.