Much of the focus on GPT’s bid to prize some of Australand's finer assets has centred on the two parties that, in the end, call the shots. At GPT it’s chief executive Mike Cameron. At Australand, it’s Singaporean majority shareholder CapitaLand.
The Australian Financial Review’s Chanticleer columnist Mike Smith, who’s filling in for Tony Boyd, says the writing was on the wall back in June as to what Cameron wants to do with GPT. The question was quite how he would go about it.