Mr Spong spearheads FLT’s asset management function, working closely with the asset and property managers to drive property strategy, marketing and leasing as well as the implementation of organic growth strategies and portfolio initiatives, including asset enhancement and sustainability.
Prior to joining the REIT Manager, Mr Spong was Asset Manager, Investment Property at Frasers Property Australia, formerly Australand Property Group (APG) from January 2015. During his time at APG, he was responsible for enhancing the value of a portfolio of 37 high quality logistics and industrial properties located in New South Wales and Queensland through proactive asset management.
Mr Spong was also a member of the Real Estate Team at Valad Property Group from January 2007 to December 2014, where he was responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of commercial and industrial properties located in Australia and New Zealand. His responsibilities included the implementation of asset plans to maximise rental returns as well as acquiring and disposing of assets to optimise portfolio metrics.
From July 2005 to December 2006, Mr Spong was Investment Analyst, Commercial Property at DEXUS Property Group, where he had analytical responsibilities for a portfolio of 40 high quality commercial assets. From September 1999 to July 2005, Mr Spong was Senior Valuer at DTZ (now known as Cushman & Wakefield), where he was responsible for providing a broad range of valuation services for secured lending purposes, portfolio valuations and development appraisal for national and international clients covering all property sectors.
Mr Spong holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from St Andrews University in Scotland and a Master of Land Economy from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Mr Spong is also a Qualified Associate of the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.