Joe is founder and Executive Chairman of Gersh Investment Partners Limited. Joe is an adviser to, and director of, a range public and private companies in Australia.
He was Chairman until 31 December 2012 of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (the Australian Government’s commercial property terrorism risk reinsurer). He is also a director of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments System Board and The Sydney Institute. He was previously a director of the Federal Airports Corporation, Artbank (the Federal Government’s art rental scheme supporting emerging Australian artists) and the National Institute of Circus Arts (Australia’s centre of excellence in contemporary circus training), as well as Deputy Chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts. Joe has held a number of senior leadership positions in the Australian Jewish community.
Gersh Investment Partners Limited (GIPL) is an independent real estate investor and advisor. GIPL’s mandate since inception in July 2000 has ranged across the full spectrum of Australian real estate classes and all phases and stages of debt and capital structures including funds management. It derives its strength from two core attributes. The intelectual capital of its founder and principals in the various professional disciplines from which their experience derives. And the willingness to co-invest its own capital and thereby share the risks and rewards of the transactions which it sponsors or on which it advises.
A subsidiary of GIPL manages Gersh Residential Land Partners, a $20m fund that invests in residential sub-divisional land and development projects in Australia.
Prior to founding GIPL, Joe was a senior partner and Chairman of the Management Committee of well-known Melbourne law firm, Arnold Bloch Leibler. During his 20 year association with ABL, Joe acted for some of the most prominent members of the Melbourne business community. His principal areas of expertise were private mergers and aquisitions and major property development projects and, in particular, land subdivisions and residential built form and the construction of hotels, shopping centres and office towers.