Aventus was founded in 2004 by Brett Blundy and Darren Holland with the purchase of a large format retail shopping center in Melbourne, Australia. Brett saw an opportunity to improve center performance by leveraging his understanding of the consumer shopping experience and partnering with skilled operator Darren.

Together Brett and Darren acquired centers, established property fund manager Aventus Property Group in 2012 and listed Aventus Retail Property Fund on the ASX in 2015.

As of 31 December 2017 Aventus had 20 centers across Australia with AUM of US$1.4bn. BBRC remains a shareholder in Aventus Property Group and a 30% shareholder in the listed REIT Aventus Retail Property Fund.

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