Introducing a refreshing and effective way to invest in property development and manage your super funds. Unlike traditional approaches, we use a unique no bank debt model removes the risk of the bank taking over.

SMSF Property Australia consists of four distinct departments that ensure each project runs smoothly during the entire course of building and selling. Operating this way has allowed us to reduce inefficiency and remove bank fees and interest.

It also removes conflicts that can arise during the property development process. When combined with our no-debt model, these all lead to two very important things – greater security and profit for you.

 

SMSF PROPERTY CAPITAL

 

Susanne Keene

Susanne Keene

Property Sales / Value Stream Management

I have been in the property development industry since 1999. My roles have been varied but my skill set is in financial control. I manage the group’s compliance and financial…

Rebecca Gates

Rebecca Gates

Capital Raising

I begin my career in Real Estate industry on Sydney’s Northern Beaches…

Jason Kennewell

Jason Kennewell

Capital Raising / Value Stream Management

I have been involved in property and Finance sectors since the early 1990…

Andre Stevens

Andre Stevens

Capital Raising

I’ve worked in many established companies from technical support and sales roles…

Michael Lancaster

Michael Lancaster

Capital Raising

I am a dynamic and client-focused Capital Manager, with a successful track record in meeting client goals and exceeding expectations…

Ceryse Lemon-James

Ceryse Lemon-James

Capital Raising

I have been in customer service for 9 years. My roles have always been paired with a sales role…

Candice Taylor

Candice Taylor

Property Sales

With over 10 years’ experience working within the Real Estate & Property industry …

 

SMSF PROPERTY AUSTRALIA

 

Darren Tasker

Darren Tasker

Value Stream Management / Finance and Team Support

I joined this team because I would get frustrated at inefficient, costly industries and saw the chance to change this one. The property investment industry is convoluted and over complicated…

Aaron Rumer

Aaron Rumer

Value Stream Management / Finance and Team Support

I previously spent 21 years working in the Caterpillar dealer network, where I completed my trade and worked through to hold various senior management roles, one of which included Corporate…

Amanda Milne

Amanda Milne

Opportunity Assessment

I have been in and out of the real estate industry since early 2000’s…

Rebekah Blake

Rebekah Blake

Development Management

I’ve been in financial services industry for the past 11 years, in various customer facing roles. But bank based financial services businesses don’t resonate with me and I’ve always sort…

Dirk Westera

Dirk Westera

Design

I recently graduated with a Master of Architecture at the Queensland University of Technology…

Darren Tasker

Value Stream Management / Finance and Team Support

I joined this team because I would get frustrated at inefficient, costly industries and saw the chance to change this one. The property investment industry is convoluted and over complicated. There is a better way to develop residential property and build wealth for those who invest in it by removing many of the layers that add no value.

Industry Experience

I spent 25 years in the Caterpillar world of large mining and construction equipment. The role I left in 2013 to join this company was as Chief Operating Officer of WesTrac Pty Ltd, which is part of the Kerry Stokes’ owned Seven Group Holdings (ASX – SVW). I hold an engineering degree from UNSW and have studied business at Harvard Business School in 2009.

My career has always involved leading and managing companies that have large groups of skilled people and subcontractors getting complex projects done. That is why I am here.

Fun Facts

I come from a large, extended family and I love the reality that brings. I live with my beautiful wife and daughter on the beach and try to surf every day I can.

Rebekah Blake

Capital Raising / Value Stream Management

I’ve been in financial services industry for the past 11 years, in various customer facing roles. But bank based financial services businesses don’t resonate with me and I’ve always sought out small or growing business where I can add value. My SMSF education helps this, as well as my BA in Theatre.

Industry Experience

When the GFC hit, viewing the amount of control that the banks had over developers, let alone everyday people like my Mum and Dad, just seemed completely unfair. Manufacturing assets makes much more sense to me than passively hoping for long term growth. I also believe in having control over my financial future – and SMSF’s are one way that I can work within the system get the best outcome.

Fun Facts

Bek enjoys travelling and gaining new experiences, as well as spending time with family and friends. Learning guitar and free-diving are relatively new pursuits that have been taken up.
Rebekah Blake #444064 is a sub-authorised representative of SMSF Property Capital Pty Ltd, a corporate Authorised Representative #420843 of Guardian Securities Limited, AFSL #240506.

Jason Kennewell

Capital Raising / Value Stream Management

I love managing our Capital Raising team, I get a bit excited sometimes about what we do and how we do it, I think that that is just me. I love our Zero Bank Debt model and the fact that our team genuinely cares about the customer, the model and the business. It’s great to be able to bring the opportunity for everyday Australians the chance to be exposed to property development profits that are normally the domain of wealthy individuals or companies that also use debt. It is important to me to secure the asset by not giving it away to banks.

I have had a lot of different experiences over the years and worked with some wonderful people that I am still in contact with but I have never worked with a core group of people like the team we have here.

Industry Experience

I have been worked mainly in the finance sector with Virgin Money and the Royal Bank of Scotland and in the property industry since the early 1990’s. I have gained a great deal of experience through many growth and decline cycles, including the last GFC.

At RBS I managed a team that had a lending book in excess of 150 Million (GBP) and in the property sector I have enjoyed marketing and selling properties in the UK, Spain, US and Australia.

At SMSF Property Capital I manage the Capital Management team and I am also a member of the Value Stream Management which helps to manage the entire group of companies and provides advice and feedback directly to the Board of Directors.

Fun Facts

I enjoy spending time at home with my family and working in the garden and doing work around the house. I really enjoy my work and working with people in the team.
Jason Kennewell #444065 is a sub-authorised representative of SMSF Property Capital Pty Ltd, a corporate Authorised Representative #420843 of Guardian Securities Limited, AFSL #240506.

Susanne Keene

Property Sales / Value Stream Management

I have been in the property development industry since 1999. My roles have been varied but my skill set is in financial control. I manage the group’s compliance and financial obligations.

Industry Experience

I am passionate about women in business, and I enjoy balancing family with professional challenges. I am really interested in empowering women, and love providing support to the entire team and assisting with training.

Fun Facts

I love travel, food and experiencing what our wonderful world has to offer.

Aaron Rumer

Property Sales / Value Stream Management

I previously spent 21 years working in the Caterpillar dealer network, where I completed my trade and worked through to hold various senior management roles, one of which included Corporate Services that held responsibility for managing the company’s continuous improvement and entire Infrastructure & Property portfolio.

Industry Experience

Having completed degrees in 6 Sigma and Lean, I have seen the power of taking both these principles into transactional environments, by bringing these principles to the property investment industry and removing non-value-added activity there is a real opportunity to increase the efficiency and transparency of the entire value stream leading to success for both us and our customers.

Fun Facts

I enjoy the serenity of fishing and the excitement of racing motorcycles…. and everything in between.

Marc Withnall

Value Stream Management / Design and Optimisation / Opportunity Assessment

Have been developing real estate projects since 1993, after studying at Harvard the prestigious OPM I learnt that SMSF Property Australia is truly pioneering in this wave of innovation that is changing the global investing landscape. My experience of being acquitted of an insolvency offence during the GFC confirmed my belief that a new model was needed to ensure the industry and its investors were better protected from external financial impacts.Over the next 4 years, I developed a business model that would better withstand a ‘global financial crisis’ event, and a structure that meant business transparency and stability was in its DNA. SMSF Property – full transparency, no debt, an independent responsible manager and every development being its own standalone opportunity – is the by-product of those 25 years of experience and the lessons learnt.

Fun Facts

I like playing guitar and hanging out with my 5 kids and wife Susanne, whenever time permits.

Lee Phethean

Development Management

I have been working in the architectural and built environment sectors for 8 years. My eye for detail and strong design principles allow SMSF Property Australia to complete high quality developments, whilst ensuring targets are achieved and value is maintained.

Industry Experience

My architectural degrees and previous experience working alongside other disciplines both in Australia and the UK, enable SMSF Property Australia to source, undertake and optimise the most sought after development projects.

I have a multifaceted skill set which has allowed me to be involved in a variety of high level projects. I’ve had considerable experience in site identification, project conceptualisation, feasibility, approvals and funding and have developed these skills through value-adding and optimisation of a range of projects.

Fun Facts

Lee enjoys playing soccer, tennis, embracing the great outdoors and fishing…fairly unsuccessfully!

Sarah Reddan

Design

I have been in the Construction Industry as a Building Designer for 10 years. My skill set is in residential design.

Industry Experience

I have worked with design companies and directly for builders. I am currently studying Interior Design.

Fun Facts

When I am not a work, I can be found with my family, or hiding in my sewing room.

Winfried Sitte

Design

I’m an Architect with over 20 years of professional experience. I’ve worked with leading Australian firms, and am also an experienced design educator. I bring a mindset of considered and inclusive designs that are valuable, functional and create extraordinary experiences for occupants.

Industry Experience

I’m a passionate advocate for sustainable and closed-loop systems, and consider enabling and enhancing human behaviours and experiences as a fundamental but often overlooked opportunity to create outstanding design. I enjoy working collaboratively in search of better solutions by challenging perceptions of what is considered possible, and nurturing talent and creativity in my team to create such solutions.

Fun Facts

When I am not creating architecture or having fun with my family, I play and composs music, race the occasional triathlon and teach mindfulness. I am also a speaker, and am proud to have spoken on the TEDx stage.

Dirk Westera

Design

I recently graduated with a Master of Architecture at the Queensland University of Technology. I have an employment background in Architectural Design, Project Management and ESD Green Star Assistance having worked within the construction industry since 2014.

Industry Experience

I have qualifications in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Sustainability. I am bringing this knowledge to our emerging projects and enjoy working closely with our team of professionals, consultants and with our clients. My architectural propositions have a deep understanding of equal rights where I believe architecture can establish global equality of opportunity and rights for everybody. My ambitions are global, but my work is focused locally where I believe change will be evident, powerful and such influential.

Fun Facts

In my spare time, you’ll find me exploring the outdoors, camping or spending time with my family, wife and pets.

Michael Lancaster

Capital Raising

I am a dynamic and client-focused Capital Manager, with a successful track record in meeting client goals and exceeding expectations.

I possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial internal and external relationships.

Industry Experience

With a diverse amount of experience across the financial services industry, I bring a wide range of qualities to the table.

I am an extremely motivated and focused person, whom can consistently perform at high levels in diverse areas, as well as having collaborated with some of the biggest financial services companies in Australia which has brought out a love for investment and being able to manage a portfolio of investors in whom I can make a difference with through my current role specified in wealth management.

Fun Facts

I enjoy spending time with family & friends, living close to the coast helps me enjoy the beach and the lifestyle that comes with it. Being able to travel and explore different cultures.

Rebecca Gates

Capital Raising
I begin my career in Real Estate industry on Sydney’s Northern Beaches from a family background in property and a love for sales and beautiful homes. I worked my way up from Property Management to become Awarded REI Young Sales Person of the year. During that time I studied to further my career and gained a degree in conveyancing and also my Real Estate licence.

Industry Experience

Throughout my career I have developed my skills and understanding of the Property and Finance industry. I am always striving to further my knowledge.

Fun Facts

On the weekends you will find me up the Coast on the beach with friends and family or enjoying a day at the races watching my horses race.

Kirthi Chauhan

Finance
The dynamics in the ever changing property industry never ceases to intrigue me and now being a part of a business model that encompasses all this, means I can apply all my prior financial knowledge to ensure high level of data integrity.

Industry Experience

I have over 21 years’ experience as an accountant varying between taxation roles in public practice to more commercial accounting roles.
I believe in the value stream business model and I am passionate about being able to implement robust reporting, systems and procedures whilst checking data integrity at every stage.
Data integrity is the core to any business ready to launch into the next phase of the business life cycle.

Fun Facts

In my spare time, I love exploring new places with my young family, that’s if I’m not in the kitchen attempting to be the next Masterchef.

Andre Stevens

Capital Raising
I’ve worked in many established companies from technical support and sales roles, SMSF Property Capital have given me the opportunity to express my passion in the property field and provide more knowledge to enrich my career path. My aim is to build relationships with clients to understand what our capital raising team can do for them. I have always strived for excellence in any given role and love the competitiveness and resources given by a team of like minded people to improve my skills.

Industry Experience

Throughout my career I have gained a tremendous amount of experience enriching customer relationships to have returning clients confident in our team. I have also done call centre management roles in prior jobs and always striving to move up in businesses.

Fun Facts

I enjoy learning about the latest technology coming out, live music and travelling the world.

Stephan Van der Walt

Development Management
Stephan has a Bachelor’s degree in Property Economics and Development and a background in in smaller scale property development.

Industry Experience

Recently joining SMSF Property after a few years in the professional sporting environment, where he learnt the importance of time management and personal drive. Excited to bring that energy to the property development sector to deliver projects on time and within budget he is an asset to the team.

Fun Facts

Represented Australia in Rugby 7s.

Amanda Milne

Opportunity Assessment
I have been in and out of the real estate industry since early 2000’s, working in various roles. In 2014 I decided to forge my career in development, studying property development, obtaining my real estate licence and building strong connections within the industry.

Industry Experience

My passion lies in property development, assessing sites, reviewing council zonings and overlays, meeting and negotiating with land owners and developers for the best outcome. Watching the project grow is the success I look forward to.

Fun Facts

Outside of work my world revolves around my children, we all enjoy scootering around the many beautiful parklands and esplanades, taking in the scenery and amazing weather in Queensland.

Candice Taylor

Property Sales
With over 10 years’ experience working within the Real Estate & Property industry, Candice has worked alongside some of the most well-known brands in the business. Candice understands the complete process for Sellers, Developers and Buyers alike from Acquisitions to Handover and everything in between.

Industry Experience

My role over the last 10 years has varied. I have worked my way up from Receptionist to Administration & Accounts Manager for a for a group of real estate offices overseeing 40+ staff before I found my passion in the property investment industry. I enjoy making a difference to peoples lives by helping them create wealth through property.

Fun Facts

Beach, Sunshine, Outdoors…

Ceryse Lemon-James

Capital Raising
I have been in customer service for 9 years. My roles have always been paired with a sales role. My skill set is definitely dealing with customers and building relationships.

Industry Experience

A huge chunk of my career was being a lead kitchen designer for a renovation company. This is what sparked my passion in renovations/property development. One of the reasons I am here is because I am lucky enough to watch the growth of the developments however I would say the deciding factor was working for a company that has a vision for their investors to grow with them.

Fun Facts

I am a proud New Zealander that has fallen in love with the opportunities Brisbane has to offer. At the moment I spend most of my spare time exploring this beautiful city.

Grant Dutton

Development Management

Industry Experience

Grant has worked in the civil and building construction industry in South East Qld for the last 15 years, the last 10 years as a Senior Civil Engineer. Grant has been involved in a diverse range of projects from Commercial Developments through to Large Residential Subdivisions. He is committed to a high level of service throughout each project from conception through to completion. Grant has gained extensive experience in local council requirements, ensuring projects are completed on time and to all stakeholders expectations.

Fun Facts

When not at work I enjoy being a father.

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