Wingate provides capital solutions for property owners and developers and investment opportunities for our co-investors. Having established ourselves as a leading player in this sector, we have funded around $12 billion in property value since 2008, investing in excess of $3 billion.

Wingate’s property team has a pristine track record of capital preservation. We operate across the capital structure, with a focus on development capital inclusive of senior and mezzanine debt, preferred equity and equity. We are also active in direct property acquisition and syndication.

We build on established relationships, while carefully selecting and structuring transactions to actively reduce risk. With a reputation as a responsive and reliable partner, we continue to enjoy strong demand from Australia’s most highly respected private developers and owners.

 

Senior Debt Finance

These transactions are generally funded in unique circumstances where our provision of debt is not in competition with traditional senior lenders. They reflect our ability to:

  • Act quickly, often having evaluated, structured, documented and funded transactions within a few weeks, whilst not compromising security, risk or due diligence requirements;
  • Provide debt facilities, including senior construction facilities, beyond traditional senior gearing levels;
  • Understand, evaluate, assess and mitigate risks and exit opportunities outside of traditional banking paradigms; and/or
  • Structure transactions incorporating collateral security and other credit enhancing mechanisms, enabling them to proceed where others were unable to do so.
Dyldam Pendle Hill

Senior Acquisition Facility

Provision of a senior debt facility for a significant development site forecast to yield in excess of 1,400 residential units and commercial uses with a combined end value of more than $900m.

Settlement: January 2018

Purpose: Refinance

Status: In force

Investment Type: Senior Debt

Sector: Residential

Region: NSW

Term: 18 months

Senior Development Facility

Senior Construction Facility

Provision of a Senior Construction Facility for acquisition and development of a residential land subdivision with an end value in excess of $150m.

Settlement: April 2018

Purpose: Acquisition and Construction

Sector: Residential

Region: VIC

Term: 30 months

Mezzanine Finance

We provide mezzanine funding for development and investment assets. The funding is generally:

  • Short-to-medium term in nature, with clearly defined exits;
  • Supported by registered mortgages and personal and corporate guarantees;
  • Well secured by property assets; and
  • In partnership with high quality, experienced and capable counterparties, builders and consultants.
Ralan Arncliffe

Mezzanine Development Facility

Provision of a Mezzanine Facility to assist in the construction of a $236m residential development in an inner city Sydney location.

Settlement: June 2018

Purpose: Construction

Status: Live

Investment Type: Mezzanine

Sector: Residential

Region: NSW

Term: 28 months

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Mezzanine Development Facility

Provision of a Mezzanine Facility to assist in the construction of a $137m development in a sought after Queensland location.

Settlement: July 2016

Purpose: Construction

Status: Live

Investment Type: Mezzanine

Sector: Residential

Region: QLD

Term: 22 months

Preferred Equity and Equity Investment

With a reputation as a responsive and reliable partner that delivers on commitments in a timely fashion, we have enjoyed strong demand from Australia’s better private developers and property owners for Preferred Equity and Equity partnerships. These investments provide equity returns for Wingate and our co-investors and support our developer partners’expansion. Our approach represents a considered strategy to build on established relationships, while carefully selecting and structuring transactions to actively reduce risk.

 

Wingate Property - Charter Grove

Equity: Existing Asset

Equity particpation in a $96M A-Grade office building with adjoining sports and community complex.

Settlement: July 2014

Purpose: Acquisition

Sector: Commercial

Region: NSW

 

Perri Carlton Gardens

Equity: Development

Equity participation to assist with the acquisition of a development site in VIC for the future development of $135m multi-residential unit project in partnership with an experienced residential property developer.

Settlement: February 2018

Purpose: Acquisition

Sector: Residential

Region: VIC

 

The Property Team

Nick Jacobson

Managing Director, Property

B.Comm and B.Law

Nick Jacobson is a highly regarded property and finance expert with more than 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Wingate, Nick was the Founder and Managing Director of CapStra, a leading independent Australian real estate financier and advisory firm.

Nick’s experience spans the full range of real estate capital and advisory solutions from financing to deal origination, structuring, development expertise, credit underwriting, and acquisition and divestment services. He has significant international experience with leading global investment banks across Australia, Europe and Asia, including as Chairman of Real Estate and Head of Investment Banking Services at Goldman Sachs Australia.

At Wingate, Nick is a joint Managing Director of the property business, responsible for driving growth and strategy, particularly in institutional funding solutions and capital partnerships.

Mark Harrison

Managing Director, Property

Mark Harrison has over twenty-five years of experience in the Australian property & property finance sectors and has been Managing Director, property at Wingate for over fourteen years.

Mark’s extensive experience in property includes direct property investment, development, and structured capital transactions, both as principal and lender.

Having joined Wingate in 2008, Mark has overseen the growth of the property division into one of Australia’s most active property debt and equity platforms.

Dan Farley

Executive Director, Head of Direct Property

BA, Economics, Australian Catholic University

Dan has over 20 years commercial property experience with previous roles across capital transactions, asset management, development and finance and property economics disciplines.
Prior to joining Wingate he spent 10 years at EG Funds as Fund Manager for the open ended Australian Core Enhanced Fund, Fund Manager for the Australian Core Plus Fund No.1 and as Divisional Director and Head of Capital Transactions. During this time Dan was directly involved in the capital raising of AUD 1.3 billion of equity and in the acquisition, management and divestment of almost AUD 2 billion of office, retail and industrial assets.

Prior to joining EG Dan spent 3 years as Chief Property Economist for National Australia Bank.

Dan has also held the roles of Asset and Portfolio Manager for Macquarie Group’s listed and direct office vehicles.

Rob DiLorio

Rob Di Iorio

Executive Director, Property

BEc

Rob has over 15 years’ experience in originating and structuring capital solutions for real estate owners and developers across all Australian markets and prior to joining Wingate, previously held senior positions with Commonwealth Bank, Pepper Group, HBOS/Lloyds and National Australia Bank.

Based in our Sydney office, Rob is responsible for the origination, evaluation and ongoing management of real estate opportunities across senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity.

Michael Nathan

Michael Nathan

Executive Director, Property

BBus, GradDipAppFinInv, MBA

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in real estate finance and property development.

Prior to joining Wingate he held roles at Macquarie Group including as Fund Manager of Macquarie Real Estate Equity Funds and Senior Manager within Macquarie Development Capital.  Michael was integral in the acquisition, structure and delivery of a number of residential apartment, townhouse and land subdivision projects across Australia. He also provided property advisory services within Macquarie Group for infrastructure and structured finance projects.

Prior to joining Macquarie, Michael held various property and finance roles across two major financial institutions in Melbourne and London.

 

Leon Gryfenberg

Leon Gryfenberg

Director, Legal Property

Leon Gryfenberg has over 35 years experience practising in all aspects of Property and Banking and Finance.

Leon specialises in both residential and commercial transactions also in-house lending to developers for both site acquisition and construction. Leon has extensive experience conducting substantial conveyancing practices, acting for both vendors and purchasers and also in respect of the leasing of many different types of properties, both as Lessor and Lessee representative.

Jamie Kay

Jamie Kay

Director, Wingate Property

BBus (Marketing)

Jamie has had over two decades of experience in the property development and finance industries throughout Australia, Asia and the Europe.

He is not only well-known and trusted in the industry but widely regarded as a leading specialist in assessing market risk and identifying research driven opportunity having being involved in the acquisition, structure an delivery of residential apartment, townhouse and land subdivision projects across Australia.

Based in Melbourne, Jamie is responsible for origination, evaluation and management of real estate investment opportunities across the capital structure including senior debt, mezzanine debt or equity investments.

Prior to joining Wingate, Jamie was a Director with Oliver Hume and has also held senior executive roles with private, government and listed companies

Tom Nadav

Associate Director, Property

B.Bus, Dip Fin Services, Chartered Accountant

Tom has over 10 years of experience across the financial services and real estate sectors. Tom has worked at Everest Babcock & Brown and PwC in areas spanning principal investing, funds management, structured finance, and corporate advisory. Based in the Sydney office, Tom is responsible for the origination, evaluation, and management of real estate investment opportunities across the capital structure including senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity investments.

Ben McKie

Ben McKie

Associate Director, Property

Master of Property

Ben has over 10 years experience in the property development industry and has successfully delivered projects across a broad range of sectors including residential, hospitality, retail and commercial developments in Australia.

Based in our Melbourne office Ben is responsible for origination, evaluation and management of real estate investment opportunities across the capital structure be it in senior debt, mezzanine debt or equity investments.

Samantha Zhou

Samantha Zhou

Associate Director, Property

Samantha is highly experienced in driving business development with a strong emphasis on assisting and supporting International Clientele in property development.

Sam has worked across international government organizations, multinational companies and private business in government relationship and public relation capacities, and is also a qualified interpreter.

Prior to joining Wingate, Sam worked at Pomeroy Pacific in Melbourne, European Union Chamber of Commerce and BHP Billiton in Shanghai.

Sam has a strong interest in international affairs and cultural exchanges.  She has been heavily involved in the Australia-China Youth Dialogue.