National Insights Series: How To Fund Your Development In a Changing Financial Environment


An in depth look at the structures, strategies and case studies that determine success.

The Urban Developer in partnership with Development Finance Partners and Hall Chadwick proudly present ‘How To Fund Your Development In a Changing Financial Environment’, an executive luncheon for property developers, advisors, accountants and property consultants.

Our panel of experts will provide a breakdown of the key areas of interest and concern in the current market including;

  • The key trends affecting property developers as revealed in a recent Urban Developer / DFP survey.
  • What property developers should be doing now to adapt and work within the current funding climate.
  • The geographic, demographic and product-related success factors.
  • An in-depth analysis of different funding models and detailed case studies.
  • How to structure your property development for maximum profitability and success.
  • What opportunities and threats exist within the current property cycle.

The panel and presentations will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the major finance and structuring issues impacting the current and future property market in Australia.
The events will include lunch and drinks.

Who are the Speakers? 
Matthew Royal, Founder & Director / Development Finance Partners
Matthew has extensive experience in the property development and investment industry; he has exceptional knowledge and understanding of the financial criteria and methodology used in assessing property development and investment proposals.

Matthew has participated in the negotiation and consummation of numerous significant property development and investment acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as being responsible for the finance raising and due diligence enquiries and processes within DFP.

Baxter Gamble, Managing Director / Development Finance Partners
Baxter Gamble has 20+ years of practical experience in providing creative funding solutions for some of Australia’s landmark developments.

He was the Director of Project Finance for Australian Finance Solutions and its subsidiary Austmortgage, Australia’s third largest commercial and construction aggregator (1997-2007). During this period Baxter successfully structured and settled development finance loans totalling in excess of $1,500m.

Over the past 20+ years Baxter has developed strong relationships with the decision makers within a large and diversified range of Banks, Building Companies, Institutional Equity providers, as well as high net worth individuals. These relationships are critical to the value proposition to the DFP’s clientèle.

David Kenney, Managing Partner / Hall Chadwick
David Kenney has earned recognition across the property industry due to his extensive experience and specialist knowledge.  He is a regularly quoted authority on property matters in the media as well as being an often published property writer, advising local and offshore investors, as well as syndicates and developers.

As a partner in Hall Chadwick’s Tax Division, he delivers an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the building industry, as well as specialist counsel on highly technical read of property taxation, Income Tax, GST, capital gains, asset protection, risk management and Stamp Duty.  David advises investors about Australian property investment as well as advising Australian residents about offshore investments.


Adam Di Marco, Publisher, The Urban Developer / Director, Marquette Properties
With nearly a decade of professional experience in property development, Adam created to respond to a need, from within the industry, for reliable, relevant and consistent online information.

Adam remains active within the industry as a Director of Brisbane-based property advisory, management and development business Marquette Properties.


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