Blue Sky’s Mark Sowerby in for the hard sell

The founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments, former managing director and, funnily enough, the government’s first chief entrepreneur, Mark Sowerbyhas maintained a curiously low profile since the departure of its (now) collapsed asset manager.

Mark Sowerby, one of the founders of Blue Sky.

Perhaps that’s because some observers can often read too much about otherwise unremarkable events, not unlike when the August 2016 sale of 3.4 million of its Blue Sky shares raised suspicions from short sellers who targeted the company.

Nevertheless, Sowerby and his wife Heidi are now rolling out the red carpet for potential buyers of their five-bedroom, two-bedroom waterfront Burleigh Heads property designed by the Gold Coast architect Bayden Goddardand scheduled for auction on Friday afternoon.

Although the property was on the list about a month ago, real estate company Kollosche has informed interested parties that the Sowerbys are motivated sellers and that the property should be settled as soon as possible.

By sheer coincidence, the list went up at the same time that the class action law firm Banton Group named Sowerby as a defendant in the federal court lawsuit against Blue Sky, its directors, including Rear Window reader Elaine Steadits accountants and the big four firm EY.

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