Head of Debt – Real Estate Private Equity – Boutique/Start Up

Private Debt and Special Situations
  • Boutique real estate fund with strong equity investment track record, seeking to diversify its platform
  • High pedigree founders with strong capital backing
  • Ability to use a pre-existing platform to build a Real Estate lending business from scratch


Our client is a boutique real estate private equity manager. The fund is looking to appoint a new head of debt, as a result of their strong track record and interest in the property financing market from their client base. The business was established in 2009 as an independent property investment and advisory firm.

At its core, this is an investment fund that foresees a tangible improvement in fundamentals over the medium term within the property financing sector. This opportunity is to use the existing platform to create and build a new and meaningful part of the business. To date, the business has deployed capital into over 20 transactions through secured debt, with return hurdles that range from 5-15% and ticket sizes from $1mio up to $25mio. The forward of the role and the platform comes down to the individual appointed.

We are seeking a candidate who sees the vision and challenge of building a private debt property franchise from scratch as achievable. The role will be responsible for shaping this vision and strategy for the firm moving forward, with a clear opportunity to be an equity holder in the business as part of this. Suitable candidates must have strong origination capabilities in the lower to middle market of real estate across Australia. They must be able to generate deals that fit with the investment mandate. It is likely the candidate will come from an origination role within the real estate non-bank lending space or potentially from an investment bank’s real estate financing function. The candidate will likely be a Director level or above and be happy to move into a small nimble environment where no task is below them. The culture of the business is high performing yet flexible, the team are all entrepreneurial and love investing in good opportunities in the market.

To explore further in confidence, please send your resume to harriet.king@platinumpacificpartners.com.au

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