Our Team

JOHN BOND

Executive Director

John is a founding Director of Primewest and has been instrumental in its growth and development. His background spans law, investment banking as well as property investment and development. As a professional property investor, he has over 30 years’ experience in negotiating acquisitions, overseeing the development of properties and asset management.

Along with his fellow Directors, John guides the Primewest team in all aspects of the business. John’s hands on approach affords Primewest a competitive and agile approach to delivering high quality outcomes. Since 1990 John has been instrumental in delivering exceptional property and community outcomes across residential and commercial sectors.

John is a qualified solicitor and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Corporate Member of the Property Council. He is Chairman of two charities, being Australian Doctors for Africa and The Fathering Project. John is also a Board member of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation.

John is a responsible manager under the AFSL.

DAVID SCHWARTZ

Executive Director

David is a founding Director of Primewest and has been instrumental in its growth and development. David is a professional property investor with 25 years’ experience in negotiating acquisitions and overseeing the development of properties. He is a Non-Executive Director of Schaffer Corporation Ltd.

Over the past 40 years David has been involved in many different businesses including retail, manufacturing and distribution. His property investments have been strongly focused on retail and commercial developments.

David is a responsible manager under the AFSL.

JIM LITIS

Founder

Jim is a founding Director of Primewest, (1995)

Having experienced forty years in the property industry in Australia, Jim is an influential and well respected figure and mentor. His expertise include the acquisition, development and management of retail and large format retail properties, and purchasing and renovating heritage buildings in Perth’s CBD. His vast knowledge of the retail industry has given him a unique insight and outlook when sourcing investment properties and opportunities for investors. Jim’s first foray into retail was opening his own Hi Fi store in the early 70’s.

Holding a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) from Curtin University in Western Australia, Jim’s interest in Science continues today and is fulfilled through his long term association and philanthropic support of Australian organisations including; Ear Science Institute Australia, The Leukaemia Foundation and The Perron Institute (Neurological and Translational Science). His support includes funding Post Graduate students and research.

Jim’s passion for Music, Sport and the Arts have led to his involvement in a number of successful West Australian enterprises including founding one of the first specialist sound system stores in Perth, Douglas HiFi, the Floreat Athena Soccer Club (The Litis Stadium), Venn Gallery, a contemporary art gallery and most recently The Rechabite, an entertainment venue hosting live music, theatre and performance.

Jim is a responsible manager under the AFSL.

John McBain

Executive Director

John joined the Centuria Board (formerly Over Fifty Group) on 10 July 2006. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Over Fifty Group in April 2008. John was also a founding director and major shareholder in boutique funds manager Century Funds Management, which was established in 1999 and acquired by Over Fifty Group in July 2006.

Prior to forming Century, John founded property funds manager Waltus Investments Australia Limited and Hanover Group Pty Limited a specialised property consultancy. Waltus was formed in 1995 and was one of the first dedicated property funds managers in Australia. Prior to 1990 John held senior positions in a number of property development and property investment companies in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

John holds a Diploma in Urban Valuation (University of Auckland).

Jason Huljich

Executive Director

Jason became the Centuria Group Joint CEO in June 2019 after previously leading Centuria’s Real Estate and Funds Management business. Jason was also a founding director and major shareholder in boutique funds manager Century Funds Management, which was established in 1999 and acquired by Over Fifty Group in July 2006. He is an Executive Director of Centuria Capital Group. In his role Jason provides strategic leadership, ensuring the effective operation of Centuria’s real estate business.

Jason has extensive experience in the commercial property sector, with specialist skills in property investment and funds management. He is also a past President of the Property Funds Association (PFA), which represents the $125 billion direct property investment body in Australia.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Commercial Law) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

BRUCE McCULLY

General Manager WA & Head of Retail

Bruce has over 30 years experience in the property industry and oversees the asset management division of the business.

Prior to Joining Primewest Bruce spent 10 years as State Property Manager at Coles for WA, SA & NT where he was responsible for the growth of the business in each of those markets.

Prior to Coles Bruce had senior roles with Macquarie Bank, Centro Properties and Metcash. Bruce is a licenced Real Estate Agent and holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia.

Bruce has been with Primewest since early 2020.

David Creasy

General Manager Finance - WA

David  has over 25 years’ experience of financial, strategic and operational leadership in the property, hospitality and retail industries. Within the property industry David has significant experience in the development of residential, commercial and mixed-use properties across North America and in the management and operation of diverse investment property portfolios.

David leads the internal business operations of Primewest and is responsible for accounting, treasury, finance, information technology, human resources, compliance and administration.

David is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada).

David has been with Primewest since 2018.