We understand that Development and Construction Finance is complex.

As expert’s in this space, we’ve created a series of whitepapers to help Developers understand more about the various options for funding their projects and what some of the common pitfalls and mistakes are.


Our most recent white papers are available for download with our compliments


2018 Market Sentiment Survey


150+ developers involved in Market Sentiment survey

Assesses developer outlook & optimism

Encompasses sentiment insights across residential, commercial (retail) & commercial (other)

The Reality of Build To Rent In Australia


How Australia and International Markets Differ When It Comes To Build To Rent Property Development models and projects

Purpose Built Student Accommodation as an example and other case studies

The Future of The Sector In Australia

Feasibility Tables

Get Funded – Breaking Down Mezzanine Funding


What is Mezzanine funding.

Understanding the benefits of Mezzanine funding.

What you should know before you consider Mezzanine Funding.

Who to approach for expert Mezzanine Funding help.

Get Funded – The How To Guide On Funding Your Next Project


How to make the most of every opportunity.

How to think beyond bank funding.

Get your projects off the ground and to market quickly.

Real world lessons you can use to fund your next project.

2016 Property Professionals Sentiment Survey


The biggest issues affecting active property developments

What buyers are saying they want in developments

How finance is affecting developments

How developers feel about the future

Are you new to property development? Find out how to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes that can impact the success of your development


How to pick the right location and development type.

What research and paperwork you should undertake early in the process.

How best to negotiate the purchase of your site.

How to co-ordinate all the stakeholders and suppliers to expedite your build.

Tips for getting the right structure for finance.

Getting the marketing and sales right.

How to reduce hurdles.

5 mistakes developers make when seeking funding and how to avoid them


The crucial difference between lender policy and lender appetite

The right questions to ask about equity

The finance package that could earn you an extra $13 million over 10 years

What your banker will never tell you. Get inside your bankers head.


How a bank/banker will consider negotiating favorable outcomes with a customer whose credit position is deemed to have deteriorated and needs to be exited from the bank.

How the customer/borrower/guarantor can effectively communicate their position, needs, objectives and concerns – and what support they require.

General principles we use to negotiate with your bank/banker in times of stress and pressure.

  • DFP continually deliver concise, clear, well-structured financial solutions in a timely manner.

    Kerry Shambly

    Capital Transactions, Woolworths

  • From a developer perspective it allowed us to access locked equity on order to fund our next project. The well-structured deal, which was circa a few million dollars, was not readily available from banks and DFP offered a viable solution. Preferred equity is certainly a solution that we will use again to unlock the funds we need to support future growth

    Nicholas Smedley,

  • They get the job done. They understood the urgency and made it happen.

    S Elias,

    Managing Director, Chase Property Italian Forum & The Grid

  • You can set any reasonable hurdles for them and they’ll get over them and deliver a financial package tailored to your needs.

    F Montesano,

    Managing Director Spencer Law Partners, Sophia House