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Sydney: How to get funding when banks aren’t lending

07 November 2019

How to get funding when banks aren’t lending: Solutions for Chinese property developers and others in today’s market

With banks under the spotlight following the royal commission, credit criteria continue to get tighter, and demand for development finance keeps growing, new lending solutions have emerged.

Hear from a panel of brokers, advisers and experts about some of the innovative solutions from non-bank lenders, private investors and offshore funding solutions.

Find out what lending options are available today, what these funders are looking for, and how you can access potential solutions for your projects.


Event Details

Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Colliers, Level 30, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, Sydney 2000



About the Speakers

Su-Lin Tan, Journalist, Australian Financial Review

Su-Lin Tan has been with the AFR for almost 6 years and reports on housing, commercial real estate and property finance. She also covers China and Asian business, trade and politics. Prior to that, she spent 8 years at Fairfax Media following a stint at the ABC.

Commencing her career at Ernst and Young, she then spent a year in the UK with State Street, before returning to Australia as an industry analyst with AMP Capital Investors then Babcock & Brown.

Nick Beckett, Director, Balmain Corporation

Nick Beckett the Managing Partner of the Sydney office of Balmain Corporation, a diversified commercial property lending and asset management business. Balmain is Australia’s largest non-bank originator of commercial property loans with annual settlement volumes in excess of $2.0 billion and loans under management in excess of $5.5 billion. A high-conviction lender in its own right, Balmain Corporation fills a large gap left by local banks, for proven property developers and investors.

Prior to Balmain Corporation, Nick had 8 years commercial and institutional banking experience with Colonial State Bank (acquired by CBA in 2000) and Westpac with a focus on commercial property and cashflow lending for large private companies and mid-sized corporates.

Christina Jiang, Director, Wealth PI

Christina is a director with Wealth PI Fund, a boutique property fund, providing tailored funding solutions to blue-chip and creditworthy real estate developments and bespoke investment opportunities secured by property assets to sophisticated investors.

Christina has been a guest lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney and is also the Vice-Secretary General of Australia Zhejiang Entrepreneurs Association Incorporated, having an extensive industry network in Australia and China. Christina holds a Master of Finance Degree at UNSW and a first-class honour Bachelor’s Degree of Economics at Zhejiang University (China).

George Ajaka, Managing Partner, Investments, White & Partners

George is the Managing Partner of White & Partners investments across equity and debt, and has over 13 years’ experience in sourcing and managing real estate investments. Prior to joining White & Partners in 2007, he had 4 years at Towers Watson and KPMG Actuaries. George’s numeric skills allow him not only to develop sophisticated financial valuation and risk models but assess property investments from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective.

George has extensive experience in property development, finance and deal structuring, and property disposal strategies across retail, residential, hotel/pubs and industrial sectors. He is also a member of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Jay Carter, Sales and Marketing Director, Poly Global

Poly Australia is a diversified property developer with a portfolio of residential and commercial projects in various stages of construction across New South Wales and Victoria. Jay joined the group in 2017 following roles with Government Property NSW, Metricon and Lend Lease.

Jay was the co-founder of Coldwell Carter Real Estate, a prestige real estate agency on the Gold Coast, responsible for strategy development and implementation from startup through growth including the property management division. He also has a strong interest in sustainability.