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Project Funding

Combined, the directors of Development Finance Partners have successfully facilitated over $1 billion dollars in funding packages for their clients and have a proud history of landmark projects and transactions which they successfully structured and settled.

Some examples include:

Refinancing for the successfully built, award winning 125 unit ‘Bottleyard’ development in Northbridge, Perth WA

Development Finance Partners (DFP) was engaged to re-finance the project’s debt capital structure, due in part to delays in pre-sales settlements. Project Background Location of Project The $72 million successfully completed 125 unit development site is located in Northbridge, adjacent to the Perth CBD. The Developer The Handle Group is a locally owned, vertically integrated Property Development, Sales, Marketing and Project Management Company with more than 60 staff across Perth, China, Malaysia Singapore and Hong Kong. Handle has competed in […]

Urgent funding to complete active development project transaction – Warriewood, NSW

Development Finance Partners (DFP) was engaged to provide an urgent short term funding solution for a development site. DFP secured the necessary funding within one week. Project Background Construction Facility – $8,500,000 to assist with acquisition of land and construct 7 Townhouses and 6 x 2-bedroom units at Warriewood NSW Land Bank Facility – $900,000 To assist with the settlement of a D.A. Approved Unit site at Warriewood NSW Location of Project The Development Site is located in the Northern […]

Urgent funding of $1,140,000 to assist with equity release against existing commercial sites – Ascot Vale, VIC

Development Finance Partners (DFP) was engaged to provide an urgent short term funding solution for a development site acquisition in Melbourne. Despite little over  two weeks available to secure the funding and settle on the purchase, DFP were able to work through the urgent request, credit submission, approval and settlement in 18 days.   Project Background Location of Project Purchase of development site and existing commercial retail sites – Melbourne, VIC The Developer The developer has background experience in developments […]

Case Study: Senior Land Bank Loan 100% of purchase price, Sydney $20 million

Development Finance Partners (DFP) was engaged to provide a funding solution for a large land bank acquisition in North Western Sydney. Despite a tight timetable and planning limitations, a $20.0M loan, representing 100% of the purchase price and 65% Loan to Value Ratio, was delivered. THE KEY ISSUES FACED BY THIS SITE ACQUISITION The client required us to assist in financing a large parcel which it had earmarked for a multi lot residential subdivision in North Western Sydney, NSW. The […]

Urgent Construction Funding for Part-Complete Residential Development

Project Background Urgent construction funding for half completed 5 townhouse development near to University of Newcastle. Location of Project Waratah West NSW. Development Details The development is to comprise of 5 two-storey attached dwellings with associated fencing, retaining walls, car parking and five lot strata subdivision. At the time of engagement, the development was 42% complete. Development Approval was granted 14 December 2012. Building works commenced February 2017 The Developer The development group was established between 2 business partners after […]

Helping a Builder/Developer get construction underway quickly and preserve equity

 Project Background Knockdown of existing residence and construction of 3 single level dwellings Location of Project Mawson A.C.T Development Details The development is to comprise of 3 Boutique single level residences. The Developer The development group was established in 2012 based in the A.C.T. Since 2012 the clients have delivered over 50 turn key bespoke developments ranging from single-level homes to three level boutique apartments. The Brief: Rapid Construction Finance Approval May 2017 – Developer sought finance to assist with […]

Construction Finance for Partially Constructed Child Care Centre

Project Background Construction finance for partially constructed Child Care Centre in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. The Issue 3/4/2017. The client presented to us that he currently has a D.A. approved childcare site issued Mid 2015 and has completed basement work from his own funds. The build contract is $1.3m, and he has spent $300,000 from his own funds. The client undertook demolition of an existing house which was held as security by a Major Bank. Prior to the approach to DFP, […]

Land and construction funding for 16 residential villas in Shoalhaven NSW

   Project Background The site has DA issued for 16 residential strata villas and 1 café. DA issued May 2013, expiring May 2018. Location of Project – Regional NSW Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535 (146 kilometres south of Sydney CBD). The Development – Strata Titled Tourist Villa Site The development is to comprise of the construction of a strata titled tourist villa site with café/bar, pool and landscaping. Upon completion, the development will overall comprise of eight buildings which will house sixteen […]

Securing Development Funding Pre-DA On A Complex Project in Cheltenham, VIC

A repeat client of Development Finance Partners (DFP) engaged the business to advise on, and secure funding for the acquisition of an older style office building on a future residential development site in Cheltenham, Victoria. The site did not have development approval for the proposed ultimate residential development use, and the lease agreement providing the holding income was from a related party to the Borrowing Group.  For planning reasons, the borrowing entity was changed several times since the original contract […]

Case Study: – Senior Land Bank Loan, Melbourne $12million

Development Finance Partners (DFP) were engaged to deliver a funding solution to fund a land bank acquisition in Melbourne. After working through a number of challenges a $12.100M loan at 65% LVR was delivered. Development Site Purchase Funding Was Required The client required us to finance the acquisition of a large development site in Melbourne, Victoria. The groups existing banking relationships were only willing to finance to a conservative LVR of 35%. Key issues faced by the project included: Settlement date was […]

Bank Funding for 23 Residential Units and Ground Floor Commercial Ryde NSW for a first time Chinese Property Developer

Development Finance Partners (DFP) were engaged to deliver a funding solution at bank pricing for a developer who had not completed a development in Australia before. The residential and commercial development in Ryde, NSW. After working closely with the bank to address concerns and ensure requirements were met, the loan was settled and development underway. The Developer Faced Challenges in Accessing Bank Funding The Client had not completed a development before in Australia. The Client wanted Bank funding at a time when […]

Senior Debt Finance  ($7.7M) – Residential Land Subdivision, No Presales – Brisbane

Development Finance Partners (DFP) were engaged to advise the Developer regarding a seven-stage land subdivision in the emerging residential suburb Morayfield, just over 40km north of Brisbane.  With all statutory approvals held and preliminary works commenced on site, the client was keen to turn soil and ensure the favourable civil contract quote was not allowed to expire.   The incumbent lender, a Big 4 bank, was seeking unconditional presales with 10% deposits, and wasn’t able to get comfortable with the Put […]

Construction Funding for Residential Apartments, Brisbane ($13M loan, 90% development costs)

The Client required Development Finance Partners (DFP) to finance the acquisition of the site via company share sale agreement and finance the construction costs associated the development of thirty-eight (38) residential apartments located in Brisbane, Qld. The Property Development Project’s Key Issues Developers had no development experience. Acquisition of the site had to be settled via a share sale agreement. Developers price list was well below market rates. Valuation came in significantly lower than land purchase price. Not enough presales […]

$70 Million Corporate Equity Injection – Melbourne Development Group

Background/Issues Steller Group are a Melbourne based property developer who were looking for an equity partner to provide capital across a pipeline of 14 projects vs providing private funding for projects on an individual basis. Steller wanted the flexibility to apply funds across its entire portfolio of existing and planned developments instead of the more usual arrangement where funds are secured against a specific project. Scope To provide advice and structure to facilitate corporate equity The facility was not to […]

Residential Land Subdivision in Sydney $3.8m loan; 55% on Gross Realisation

Background/Issues A new Client approached DFP with a project which included a JV with the Vendor; They were having trouble with how to model the staged project given the land sub division would then be followed by a medium density development Scope DFP was engaged to provide a staged funding solution Results DFP modelled the project into two stages, firstly the land subdivision as stage 1 and then the medium density development as stage 2. This approach was taken given […]

Land Bank then Construction Funding – Luxury Home, Sunshine Coast

Land Bank then Construction Funding – Luxury Home, Sunshine Coast

How DFP helped an experienced Brisbane Property Developer obtain funding for a luxury development making sure he could keep moving on new projects

Helping a Melbourne Developer Overcome Construction Funding Hurdles for A Staged Residential Land Subdivision


How DFP helped a Melbourne developer overcome construciton finance hurdles for Residential Land Subdivision

Achieving no pre-sales construction finance for a Brisbane residential development


Why a previous client trusted DFP to deliver a no pre-sales finance solution that was not possible through the banks.

Provision of Commercial Loan for 55% of Valuation, Potts Point NSW


How DFP helped an existing client secure an additional commercial property in Potts Point, NSW with short term leases in place for 55% of valuation to help realise their development goal.

Preferential Equity vs Joint Venture Funding

Property development by visie properties Zephyr project external

How sound finance advice helped a Brisbane Property Developer improve projected earnings whilst maintaining control of their development.

Land Bank Funding for 60% of Valuation for South Coast Short Stay Accommodation


How a South Coast Property Developer over came funding hurdles for a 16 villa residential development.

Achieving no pre-sales finance offer within 7 days for a Brisbane townhouse development


How DFP achieved funding for an experienced developer in just 7 days for a Brisbane townhouse project.

Fast funding for land bank development in Western Sydney (finance offer within 4 days)

Fast funding for land bank

How Development Finance Partner helped solve an urgent need for finance for a land bank project in western sydney. Finance offers were made within 4 days of being engaged by the client.

Commercial Loan – Potts Point NSW – 65% LVR


Property investor wanted to purchase a commercial property for $5.0m with arms-length leases. He already owned the property adjacent and could see long term development potential.

Land Bank – ($11.5m facility settled in 21 days)

Land Bank - ($11.5m facility settled in 21 days)

$11,500,000 Non-Bank loan approved and settled in 21 days. DA lodged with Council for 117 residential units with Consent Pending from Joint Regional Planning Committee. Client had an option and needed to settle notwithstanding the Planning Risk. Loan was secured and settled within 21 days

Preferential Equity – Medium density development


Experienced developer required Preferential Equity of $2.3m in total to repatriate equity in the unencumbered land and construction costs to date. This repatriation would provide the equity in a subsequent project.

Landmark Project in Melbourne, VICTORIA


Melbourne, Victoria

An interim funding facility to 75% of land value from a private funding source on a stalled 23 unit development. This brought outstanding builder payments up to date and this facility will be refinanced by a full cost to complete construction loan.

Medowie Woolworths

Landmark Development Medowie Woolworths

Funding secured from a significant off shore lender, looking to further establish its credential’s in the Australian market at 83% of GRV on a cost to complete basis.

City Quarter

Landmark Development City Quarter google earth view 2

$300 million in construction finance settled over four years to finance the master planned redevelopment of the Royal Alexander Hospital for Children at Camperdown NSW.

Italian Forum

Landmark Development Italian Forum 2

$54 million club facility incorporating a design, construct and finance solution incoporating 157 Apartments, two levels of retail and commerical tenancies, 478 car parks, cultural centre and library

Mornington Peninsula

Landmark Development Mornington Peninsula 2

$11 million in construction finance to complete a golf course development.

Ocean Breeze

Landmark Development Dee Why 2

$20 million in construction finance incorporating 73 residential apartments and 13 retail and commercial tenancies.

Sophia House

Landmark Development Sophia House internal 2

$20 million joint venture incorporating 109 student accommodation apartments

The Grid

landmark development the grid

$14 million in construction debt and equity solution incorporating 39 residential apartments.

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