How Labor’s $6.6 Billion Housing Policy Could Impact The Market

As we’re leading in to the next federal election, housing remains a key topic for both major parties, with experts divided on the future of Australia’s housing market in light of the Opposition’s announcement of a $6.6 billion affordable housing plan. In December 2018, Labor Leader Bill Shorten proposed the $6.6 billion fix for the […]


What Developers Need To Know About The Recent APRA Changes

APRA’s reversal of a 30 per cent cap on interest-only loans from Australian lenders has got investors and developers buzzing. But, the question is: does the relaxation of regulation signal an opportunity for the development industry? APRA’s temporary supervisory benchmark on mortgage lending was put in place in March 2017 to force banks to be […]


Video Interview on Build To Rent Featured In The Australian Property Journal

In recent weeks, Matthew Royal, Director of DFP shared his insights on the Build To Rent Development Model with the Australian Property Journal in an exclusive video interview. Matthew explains what Build To Rent is, why it’s so successful overseas and what some of the challenges and opportunities are for developers in Australia when it […]


DFP Finalists In The Urban Developer Awards, Excellence in Commercial Innovation

Development Finance Partners were honoured to be announced as a finalist at the recent Urban Developer Awards held in Brisbane on Wednesday the 19th of September.           DFP were recognised in the category “Excellence in Commercial Innovation”, specifically for the development of the DFP Affordable Housing Fund, partnering with experienced developers […]


Participate in DFP’s 2018 Market Sentiment Survey To Win

At Development Finance Partners we want to know more about the day to day funding and other challenges property developers are facing. The market environment is changing and we’d like to know more about the impact that’s having on developers. Participate in our 2018 Market Sentiment survey and you will go in the draw to […]


‘Too many would-be, inexperienced property developers make basic errors when seeking funds’

Too many inexperienced property developers make basic errors when seeking funds for projects failing, among other things, to match risk and return with the right source of capital according to property advisory firm, Development Finance Partners (DFP). DFP* Principal, Matthew Royal, says the approach and attitude of some developers are also poor. “Some, but happily […]


Managing property development risks associated with the Banking Royal Commission

Tighter restrictions on mortgage lending could increase risk to property developers. This is according to RiskWise Property Research CEO Doron Peleg, who says the impact of any recommendation by the Banking Royal Commission to tighten lending could lead to some areas and property configurations carrying higher levels of risk for property developers. “The Banking Royal […]


Property Development Masterclass – Melbourne 17 – 18 May

DFP Director Matthew Royal is again a facilitator in at the Property Development Masterclass being held in Melbourne on the 17th and 18th of May. Clients and associates of DFP are invited to register for the event using the code DFPdiscount to get $650 off the full course price. To find out more and to […]

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