Selina Short
Managing Partner, Real Estate & Construction

Selina Short

Selina Short is the Managing Partner for EY’s Oceania Real Estate & Construction practice and part of EY’s Oceania Executive Leadership Team. Selina has managerial responsibility for the Resources, Energy, Industrial Products and Real Estate portfolio. She is also part of EY’s Global Real Estate and Construction Leadership Team with responsibility for innovation and leads EY’s knowledge alliance with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Centre for Real Estate.

Her focus and passion is on understanding the interplay between space and technological, societal and geopolitical influences that have the power to shape and be shaped. This focus has driven her involvement with the Property Council and the Green Building Council of Australia’s research on megatrends in the real estate and construction sector. She is leading EY’s global Intelligent Building working group with oversite for solution development and alliances.

Selina Short is a vocal champion on the vital importance of cities and the need for collaboration to ensure they are liveable, sustainable human hubs of economic and community prosperity for future generations. She is part of the Property Council of Australia’s NSW Board and also National Cities Committee.

She is also an advocate for the better commercial outcomes that are delivered through diversity of thought and is a strategic adviser to the Champions of Change Property Group and has led a number of key research projects for the group.


B Economics, Macquarie University
Dip Education, Macquarie University
M Commerce, Sydney University
Cert Disruptive Strategy, HBX | Harvard Business School

Updates from the Property Group

Champions of Change Property

Selina Short is a Member of the Champions of Change Property Group established in 2015 in partnership with The Property Council of Australia. The Property group brings together senior leaders across the industry’s development and construction, investment, funds management and agency sectors. The group aims to achieve greater gender equality in the property industry and to increase the number of women in leadership roles.