About us

With unrivalled market knowledge and capital partnerships from private investors to ASX-listed companies, Stamford Capital provides developers and investors with access to a broad range of financing options, and advice to ensure their transaction is successful.

Trusted Advisers

We take the time to understand and explore the needs of our clients

Integrity

We do the right thing and put our Clients, Investors and Partners first

 

Stamford values

Trusted Advisers

Infinite relationships

Respect

Valuing each other

Integrity

Doing the right thing, always

Fun

We enjoy, together

Innovation

Continuous ideas, big outcomes

Considered

Protecting our Partners

Community

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Our People

Domenic Lo Surdo

Joint Managing Director

Domenic is the founder of Stamford Capital. With over 20 years’ experience in property investment and development, he has exceptional knowledge of property finance, from debt through to equity.

Commencing his career in institutional banking with the ANZ Banking Group, Domenic moved to Gresham Partners to work in Property Funds Management, and developed deep funds management expertise in a range of positions.

At Stamford Capital, Domenic focuses on managing key client and capital relationships as well as the strategic direction of the group.

Michael Hynes

Joint Managing Director

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in property finance, investment, development and syndication.

He started his career at Savills Commercial Property Agency and then moved into property finance, initially in finance origination and then later heading up principal investments.

He executes advisory mandates and uses his knowledge of debt and equity investments to enhance returns for Stamford’s clients and investors.

David Scardoni

Director

David's expertise spans 17 years in commercial banking, funds management, property finance and investment, including structured property finance solutions.

He previously managed structured property investment funds, and with CBA in risk management and institutional banking. He understands how to manage a client’s real estate capital needs from initial procurement through to ongoing management of capital paced, and is well known for finding solutions to complex transaction issues.

David uses his expert knowledge of Australia’s real estate capital markets to source opportunities and manage our key stakeholder relationships.

Marcus Elsum

Chairman

Marcus has more than 25 years' experience managing and driving the development of small, medium and large businesses both in Australia and internationally. His experience includes senior roles in funds management, commercial finance and broking, investment banking, capital markets and chartered accounting.

Marcus was most recently a senior executive at Challenger Limited and previous roles include Chief Operating Officer at Ashe Morgan and Head of Structured Finance at UBS.

At Stamford Capital, Marcus sits on the board with a hands-on role in strategic projects.

Peter Heaton

Board Advisor

An expert in client relationship management and strategic planning, Peter brings over 40 years of experience in the financial service industry to his Board Advisory role at Stamford Capital. Highly trusted by clients and colleagues, Peter is dedicated to tailoring solutions that meet clients’ funding needs on time and with no surprises.

Peter’s approach centres around doing the right thing by clients, peers and organisations. His experience and the strong relationships he has built over a long career give him the insights to provide Stamford Capital guidance around strategic direction, operations and activities.

Bill Moskovich

Associate Director

Bill has gone from strength to strength in his time with Stamford Capital, and is now Associate Director. In this role he is responsible for business development and client liaison, as well as credit analysis and financial modelling. Bill has a proven record of building longstanding relationships.

He is a driven team member with strong problem-solving and analytical abilities – core traits which underpin our commercial finance and funds management services.

Peter Cutajar

Associate Director

Peter has over 25 years’ experience in the legal fraternity, property and finance. Having worked in all facets of property matters, he has contributed to the success of many property developers and real estate buyers in the last three decades.

Peter has held several positions across property finance with Australian and American businesses and dealt with many types of property transactions – and he has developed extensive relationships with individuals and companies that are central to the local real estate market.

Grant Rex

Associate Director

Grant has a genuine passion for deal origination and building relationships with developers and investors to help them bring projects to life.

Having worked for nearly a decade in relationship and stakeholder management in the property finance industry, Grant is known as an amiable, knowledgeable character who is determined to find ways to add value for our clients.

With extensive experience in origination, financial modelling, credit analysis and transactions, Grant brings our clients detailed and up-to-date market advice they can trust.

Carl Thompson

Associate Director

Carl Thompson brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role as Associate Director at Stamford Capital, Sydney. With a reputation for being professional and client-focused, Carl is dedicated to tailoring the right solution. He consistently delivers on expectations and ensures positive outcomes.

Carl’s time as a Senior Portfolio Manager and a Commercial Broker give him valuable insight into the property and financial sectors of NSW, which he looks forward to using to help clients achieve their goals.

Ilze Jansone

Senior Analyst

As Senior Analyst, Ilze works with Stamford Capital’s investor and developer clients to ensure their capital is secured on the best possible terms. From credit analysis and cash flow modelling to engaging with bank and non-bank lenders, legal advisers and other consultants, she is responsible for the deal from origination to settlement.

Ilze brings global expertise in commercial property credit risk analysis to Stamford Capital. She has worked for over 10 years in financial services, including five with Barclays Bank in London.

Victor Huang

Analyst

As Analyst at Stamford Capital, Victor provides exceptional support to the sales team.
Currently studying a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at UNSW, he has proven to be a diligent researcher, with excellent analytical skills. Whether he’s analysing LVR, interest rates and ICR, working on credit feasibility modelling or preparing information memorandums, he’s a great team player and builds excellent rapport within the team and our clients.

Peter O'Connor

Chief Operating Officer

With over 11 years’ experience in corporate chartered accounting, Peter brings a wealth of financial expertise to Stamford Capital.

Peter has previously worked at Chartered Accounting firms including KMPG, and was working with Stamford Capital as an external accountant before his decision to move in-house.

As Stamford Capital’s Chief Operating Officer, he is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operation of the business and will be taking care of everything from our finances and regulatory compliance, to our valued investors and stakeholders.

Julia Chen

Commercial accountant

Julia is a qualified Chartered Accountant and spent nearly 10 years in public practice before joining the team at Stamford. She is an active listener, and excellent at providing solutions to problems. Julia is a team player, she’s trustworthy and will go above and beyond to help people, which earns her a great deal of respect.

Amanda Ceaser

Office and Marketing Manager

As office and marketing manager, Amanda is an outstanding member of the Stamford Capital team. Her meticulous attention to detail and ability to multitask the dual aspects of office management and marketing is exceptional.

She is responsible for all of Stamford’s marketing and comms activities, including our annual debt capital market report. In addition, she coordinates our office needs, providing team support and keeping our stakeholders and clients up to date with our latest activities.

Adam Miller

Director

Adam is leading our growth and expansion into the South Australian market and beyond. He has over 20 years’ experience working across valuation, asset management and banking.

His expertise in property finance includes over 11 years working in senior account management at both BankSA (a division of Westpac) and NAB. He has extensive experience in the origination and management of a range of investment and development transactions, and has a fierce commitment to delivering successful outcomes for our clients.

Jeremy Wilson

National Head of Structuring and Transactions

Jeremy has 16 years’ experience in commercial banking and property finance. During his career, he has completed new lending and investment opportunities in excess of $1.5billion across the residential, retail, commercial and industrial sectors – and has previously worked for AMAL Asset Management and Rabobank Australia, among others.

Jeremy’s primary responsibility is to manage the deal flow through the pipeline as well as managing all of the credit team across the country.

Barn Wilson

Associate Director

Barn has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, having previously worked as an analyst with Credit Suisse in London, and on the fixed income desks of Morgan Stanley and Bank of America (Merrill Lynch) in Sydney.

He is responsible for building our Victorian deal origination business execution transactions and bringing new capital funding opportunities to developers and investor clients.

Chris Drummond

Director

Chris is the Senior Advisor in our Queensland team. He has over 30 years’ experience working across commercial, corporate and property lending sectors with both major and regional banking groups.

Over this time, he has built strong networks across the business community and a solid understanding of the property market in the state. His past responsibilities have included leadership of large national teams of property and commercial lending specialists, business strategy and risk management.

Will Harburg

Associate

Will brings significant commercial property experience and great initiative to Stamford Capital’s Brisbane office. As associate, he assists the Queensland team with analysing transaction opportunities, client liaison and preparing development feasibilities.

Will is currently finalising his Bachelor of Property Economics at Queensland University of Technology. His sharp focus on constant learning and challenging himself makes him a valuable addition to the team.

Joe Tobin

Junior Analyst

With a keen eye for detail, an eagerness to develop solid professional and personal relationships and a desire to keep improving, Joe brings a diligent, hardworking attitude to his role as Junior Analyst in Stamford Capital's Melbourne office.

Joe assists the sales team with timely, detailed reports that provide key insights into the best solutions for clients. He prides himself on crystal clear communication, accuracy and prioritising the best interests of customers above all. His willingness to collaborate and go the extra mile make Joe a valuable asset to our Victorian team.

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