Real Estate

New Private Office For "Ultra-Prime" Real Estate Is Launched

Editorial Staff 9 May 2024

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The organisation says that part of its value proposition is tapping into an international network of property market expertise in regions such as Asia, North America, the Middle East and Europe.

A new specialist private office, focused on the highest end of real estate, has been set up, with a particular angle in serving female clients.

Origin Private Office, which announced its launch late in April, says it has already transacted more than $100 million in business, about 90 per cent of which was “off-market.” The business says its market reach covers jurisdictions and cities including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, and Dubai.

The organisation said it will provide a global real estate development consultancy service – working with developers from the acquisition of sites through to an international sales and marketing launch.

The Origin team is led by Ross Savas (managing director), Georgina Atkinson (managing partner), and Scott Tanner (chairman). (See their photos below.)

Savas, located in Melbourne, according to his public profile, is a senior figure in Australia’s real estate sector, having been managing director and group board member at Kay & Burton, the luxury property firm. Atkinson was the UK head of Knight Frank’s US residential developments business and a specialist in the Asia-Pacific, Middle Eastern, US and UK markets. She is based in Dubai. Tanner, based in Melbourne, is executive chairman at Kay & Burton; he founded and was MD of GreenBack Capital, a finance brokerage, as well as a director at Bain & Co.

When asked by this publication, Origin was unable to disclose its revenue model.

“We are a small, bespoke firm led by a specialist team that have spent many years cultivating extraordinary relationships around the world. Together we possess the trust, discretion, reputation, knowledge and network to consistently outperform,” the firm said, when asked how it was positioning itself in the market. 

The new firm was keen to stress its work with female holders of wealth.

“Origin actively supports the continued rise of female wealth and the growing number of women investing into real estate (this trend appears particularly strong from markets in Asia and the Middle East). With this rise in wealth we are witnessing, Origin is managing an increasing number of real estate portfolios for some leading female founders and corporate executives in markets around the world,” it said. 

The firm is privately financed: it did not elaborate on details as to who is backing it.

Georgina Atkinson


Scott Tanner

Ross Savas


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