As a boutique private lending business, Central Real Capital offers fast and flexible debt solutions as an alternative to mainstream banks. We pride ourselves on a commercial approach to our lending criteria and a genuine speed to market as the ultimate decision makers for all credit applications.
Complementing our lending capabilities our Team also possess an in depth property and construction knowledge that allows Central Real Capital to successfully partner in real estate projects as a preferred equity participant.
As specialist property developers we create welcoming environments and design with quality at front of mind. Our projects have appealed to buyers who desire architecturally unique properties in premium locations. In each market we spend time to understand what buyers are looking for and design considered places to live and work with lifestyle as one of the key drivers.
Our property and construction expertise has a strong synergy with our private lending business – Central Real Capital. The Team have the experience necessary to understand the underlying real estate collateral, navigate property and construction risk and look at transactions commercially with a developers lens.
The founder of Central Real Capital, Tony is an entrepreneurial businessman who spent 25 years in Eastern Europe establishing a motor vehicle distribution group that became one of the largest automotive dealership networks in the world, buying and selling over 1.5 million cars and growing to over 4,000 employees across 40 sites in five countries.
Tony publicly listed the company in 2007 and 8 years later delisted and sold to private equity. Tony then established the internationally renowned Gosford Classic Car Museum, one of the largest privately owned car collections in the world, and Central Real, a fully integrated builder and developer whose capabilities included acquisition, development, construction, investment, sales and customer service.
Having invested over $400 million into regional development, Tony could see the underlying frustration of borrowers when it came to bank funding and saw an opportunity to provide a less constrained and accelerated lending process. From this, Central Real Capital was born, offering independent and innovative lending solutions for residential, commercial and development loans.
As the Chief Executive Officer for the Central Real Group of companies David brings significant professional experience within the property, corporate lending and property finance sectors. This has been developed over nearly two decades within mid-market lending environments and private development firms for companies such as Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and ING.
David is well networked in the property finance landscape and is known for his ability to lead and drive new business origination with expertise in complex deal structuring, risk analysis and leading negotiations. Considered a safe pair of hands he has been able to generate profitable business growth for his employers whilst successfully managing risk.
David’s tertiary education compliments his professional experience having completed a Masters of Property Development (UTS), a Bachelor of Interior Design (UTS) and a Foundations of General Management Course (MGSM).
Simone brings extensive experience to her role as General Counsel of Central Real Capital. She has over 12 years’ experience in major projects which has been developed in both the law firm and in-house legal environments.
With a commercial focus and agile approach, Simone combines a legal and governance background with transaction, problem solving and project management skills to drive progress on transactions.
Simone’s ability to balance legal risk with the commercial outcome of transactions contributes to the success and professionalism with which business is conducted at Central Real Capital.
As Central Real Capital’s Development Director, Chris brings over 25 years’ large-scale property development experience in Australia and internationally. He has been fully accountable and successfully developed many complex and multi-staged projects across different sectors for both private and public clients.
Chris is focussed on maximising value on development projects and investments - resulting in improved revenue, reduced cost and time as well as identification of new business opportunities.
He has led high-performance teams and has significant experience in site acquisition and negotiation, feasibility analysis, design, development management and construction delivery.
Chris has previously held key leadership roles as Head of Development at Crown Group and then Sunglow Group.
As the Director – Capital Market for the Central Real Capital John brings professional experience within corporate lending, property finance and fund management.
Previously John worked at ING Bank as a property banker and at CITIC Group Hong Kong as an investment manager.
John graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Finance) from the University of New South Wale. John is also a native Mandarin speaker.
Reporting to the Founder & Group CEO, Emma brings a superior level of dedication and organisation to her role as Executive Manager for the Central Real Group of companies. With over 15 years of experience in customer service, sales, HR and office management, Emma’s extensive experience extends across all areas of the business.
With over 20 years experience in accounting in national and international firms across various industries, Karen leads our Accounts team responsible for the financial operations for the Denny Group in Australia including Central Real Capital and the Central Real Group of companies. Karen joined the business in early 2016 and has been an integral part of the Senior Management team looking after the overall financial health of the business as it travels on its growth trajectory.
Wide ranging professional and business experience makes Alan ideally suited to support the various activities undertaken by the Central Real Group of companies. For over 35 years Alan has managed complex tasks and projects for the private and government sectors, both within Australia and overseas. Managing significant investment projects for major corporations has equipped Alan with expertise in financial assessment and reporting, budget management, feasibility studies, relationship management and a detailed knowledge of the property investment sector.
As a Credit Analyst for Central Real Capital, Dallas provides internal recommendations tied to the analysis and assessment of credit risk. Dallas works closely with management to ensure all lending parameters are met and is currently completing a Bachelor of Business (Finance) at UTS to further his knowledge of the industry.
Emily is a dynamic and dedicated individual. With a strong attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills Emily is able to provide efficient support to the team and ensures the conservation of time and effective outcomes for the business.
As the Financial Services Manager at Central Real Capital, Mike brings extensive experience in credit lending and investment analysis to the team. A native of Silicon Valley’s innovative environment in the States, Mike adds a unique skillset to the company. Working with leading financial companies as well as owning and managing a lending firm in San Francisco, he has developed a drive to assist his clients with the utmost attention to detail along with personal engagement to serve his clients’ needs. With a passion for the environment, he has also served several years as director for a leading renewable energy company.
Emma brings her global marketing experience to Central Real, having led marketing teams in Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. Her expertise across all areas of research, customer experience, social media and analytics ensures Central Real continues to connect and communicate effectively across all areas of the business.
Ryan completed his apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery before working for a commercial builder in Tasmania. He has worked extensively within the construction industry as leading hand and site supervisor roles before moving into a management role on Hamilton Island. During this time Ryan also completed formal Project Management and Construction Management qualifications and gained his builder’s licence. Ryan provides technical oversight and guidance on any construction transactions for Central Real Capital and the Central Real Group of companies.
Jessica has worked across the Finance, Sales and Insurance industries for the past 8 years and has a proven track record of delivering high level administrative support to senior and executive management. With her exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills, she brings a professional and proactive approach to clerical tasks and maintains a strong and positive relationship with all stakeholders.
Jason is an integral part of the Central Real team with over 25 years of experience in the building industry. Jason has acquired his builders license and has experience with building residential and commercial developments across the board. With his proven track record, Jason manages our maintenance department to ensure Central Real’s high-quality standards are maintained.