• By Maoibh Russell
  • Nov 26, 2022

Be sure to join us at this Urban Developer event across QLD, NSW and VIC, whereby the Partners of Mitchell Brandtman, in association with Development Finance Partners and Hall Chadwick will provide an in-depth look into Navigating The Funding Maze: What Developers Can Expect From Bank and Non-Bank Lenders in 2017.

As Australia’s development sector moves through an unprecedented construction boom, the availability of property and construction credit has contracted. 

The void left by traditional sources of development finance, such as the major banks, is being partly filled by non-traditional financiers, such as private lenders, pension funds and non-bank commercial lenders.


But what does this all mean for developers and investors, big and small?

How can property developers ensure that their projects are successfully funded in this next cycle?Event attendees can expect to hear opinions and insights into:

  • What can developers and investors expect from bank and non-bank credit providers in 2017?
  • What are the major challenges facing the availability, terms and cost of project finance?
  • What strategies can developers and investors employ to ensure success?
  • What new sources of funding exist in the market place and what are their terms?
  • What tax strategies can developers and investors employ to optimise?
  • How are construction costs and contract terms impacting financier's appetite for lending?


Who should attend the event?

  • Residential, commercial and retail developers
  • Residential, commercial and retail investors
  • Banks, brokers and financial institutions
  • Real estate agents and marketers
  • Planning and government authorities
  • Architects and design professionals
  • Engineering and construction providers


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The speakers from the Team at Mitchell Brandtman include:

Maoibh Russell, Partner / Mitchell Brandtman

Maoibh is a Partner with Mitchell Brandtman and is a Manager of the Financiers’ Quantity Surveying Team in QLD. With over twenty-two years’ experience, Maoibh’s market intelligence and knowledge of the industry has seen her invited to speak at various conferences and industry forums both here in Australia and across the globe.

Maoibh offers a solid basis of expertise in all areas of construction and development, particularly for projects in the residential, commercial, infrastructure and industrial sectors and is currently the lead QS advisor for the public realm component of the $3 Billion Queens Wharf project.


Andrew Opperman, Partner / Mitchell Brandtman

Andrew is a Partner with Mitchell Brandtman and a Director of the Financiers’ Quantity Surveying Team and Asset Management Team in NSW. With over 12 years’ experience, Andrew has worked on a variety of diverse projects from residential, commercial, industrial, aged care and hotels, to name a few.

After completing a degree in Bachelor Economics, Human Resource Management, Andrew decided the Property Industry was his passion and then completed a degree in Bachelor Building Construction Economics.

Andrew has been with Mitchell Brandtman for over 10 years and his key roles include the preparation of Finance Reports, Cost Planning, Estimating, Post Contract work and Expenditure Control. Andrew has also been involved in numerous expert witness and securities of payment claims and has a vast experience in all types of projects in the construction industry.


Darryl Bird, Partner / Mitchell Brandtman

Darryl is a Partner with Mitchell Brandtman and is the National Manager of the Financiers’ Quantity Surveying Team. With over twenty-three years’ experience, major banks and developers have come to depend on Darryl’s expertise in identifying and managing construction risk.

His expertise is in the area of financial due diligence, drawdowns and construction contract administration services. Darryl is regularly invited to share his knowledge at industry events and workshops both throughout QLD and interstate.

Darryl has a reputation for a highly professional results-driven approach and has led project teams on some of the firm’s largest and most challenging construction projects.



about the author

Maoibh Russell

Maoibh is a Partner with Mitchell Brandtman and is responsible for the 5D Cost Management and Asset Management Team. With eighteen years’ experience, Maoibh provides the Mitchell Brandtman Team with a solid basis of expertise in all areas of the profession, particularly for projects in the commercial, infrastructure, industrial and commercial sectors.

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