Dejan is one of the founders of MicroNest, a Build-to-Rent specialist firm focusing on Australia with initial focus on the Co-Living sub-sector. He has over 20 years of experience in finance, property and funds management.
Dejan was CIO of Fortius Funds Management with c$1.2bn AUM where he was overseeing investment, strategy and research teams covering all sectors of real estate including office, retail, industrial and residential. Previously, Dejan was Head of the MSCI’s Real Estate sales team for APAC. He was in charge of teams covering Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
Dejan was also a lecturer at Macquarie University in International Financial Management (Corporate Finance), and he regularly presents at property industry events in APAC such as MIPIM, PCA, MSCI,HotelsWorld, REIT etc. He holds a Master of Intn'l Business (with Merit) from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sarajevo. Finally, he also has a strong experience in the hospitality Industry via many of his own business ventures in Europe.