Australia's fastest growing big four accounting firm Deloitte has extended their presence within the real estate advisory market by joining forces with Brisbane-based Capland Real Estate Advisors.
Deloitte's financial advisory services leader Ian Thatcher said the investment will boost Deloitte's real estate advisory practice by providing lenders, occupiers, investors and developers with advisory services that span the entire property lifecycle.
Established in Brisbane in 2009 by Damian Winterburn, Capland has grown to a team of 20 real estate professionals who provide specialised property advisory and transaction services including consulting, project management and buy and sell mandates.
“Real estate matters to every client whether they are in the public or private sector. It is typically the third largest cost for occupiers, a critical asset class for investors and developers and it underpins a significant element of bank lending," said Thatcher.
“As a result our clients are increasingly looking for valuable advice. The arrival of Damian Winterburn and his team will reinforce Deloitte’s ability to provide a relevant response and high level service that could make a significant impact on how a client’s property assets are managed and their value optimised.
“After successfully working closely with Capland and its founder Damian Winterburn for a number of years, we have now agreed to formalise the relationship and bring his talented and respected team into the firm. This allows us to provide full real estate services to our clients at every stage in the property cycle, including; Strategy, Consulting, Project Management, Transaction Management as well as Tenant Representation. Damian will join Deloitte as a partner and will lead the National Real Estate Advisory practice.”
The new national business, to be known as
Deloitte Capland Real Estate Advisory joins Deloitte Access Economics, Forensic, Restructuring Services, Corporate Finance and Transaction Services in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services practice.