Blue Sky Alternative Investments founder, former managing director, and funnily enough, the Queensland government’s first Chief Entrepreneur, Mark Sowerby, has maintained a curiously low profile since departing his (now) collapsed asset manager.
Perhaps that’s because some observers can often read too much into otherwise unremarkable events, not unlike when the sale of 3.4 million of his Blue Sky shares in August 2016 raised the suspicions of short sellers that targeted the firm.
Nevertheless, Sowerby and his wife Heidi are now rolling out the red carpet for potential buyers of their five-bedroom, double-waterfront Burleigh Heads property, designed by Gold Coast architect Bayden Goddard, and slated for auction on Friday afternoon.
Although the property was listed about a month ago, real estate firm Kollosche has been relaying to interested parties the Sowerbys are motivated sellers and the property must settle ASAP.
By pure coincidence, the listing went up at the same time class action law firm Banton Group named Sowerby as a defendant in its Federal Court lawsuit against Blue Sky, its directors, including Rear Window reader Elaine Stead, its auditors, and big four firm EY.