Judges Profiles
Pino Tedesco, Director, Capital 360
B.Com (Property Economics), Licensed Real Estate Agent, Buyers Agent & Qualified Valuer. Pino brings over 10 years of comprehensive real estate experience and a solid background in property investment acquisition, due diligence as well as property valuation. From property funds management with Deutsche Bank, he subsequently built a successful property valuation firm and then most recently built one of Australia’s largest buying agency offices. Capital 360 clients regularly take comfort in Pino’s valuation and buyers’ advocacy expertise.
Capital 360
Capital 360 is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Ironstone Group, a research based specialist residential property investment group that delivers property funds management, property advisory and investment services to a broad range of clients both in Australia and overseas. Capital 360 is Australia’s sole independent property strategy and investment advisory firm operating on a national scale, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Our research based approach enables us to identify macro trends, which, when combined with our extensive network of internal and external buying representatives and referrers, provides a unique opportunity for our clients to access the best properties in the best markets. This structured and rigorous approach to residential property investment selection and management has raised the bar forever. Capital 360 believes that investing in residential property is a process, not an event. We have developed a proprietary 8‐Step process to residential property investment and portfolio management which ensures clients’ property goals can be achieved efficiently and effectively. Our experienced team has transacted more than $1 billion of residential property on behalf of clients and includes qualified and licensed specialists in the following fields: market research, property acquisition (including negotiation and auction bidding), independent valuations, strategic portfolio advice, renovation and development, and sales advisory.
Carly Crutchfield, CEO, C Corp
Carly Crutchfield has been involved in over 300 million dollars worth of property deals and development...and she’s only 29 years old. Property development is where Carly found her niche and in her early twenties she apprenticed under a developer before going out on her own. Four years ago this dynamic young woman started her own property development company C Corp, which is now one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing property providers, developing over 700 properties and with over 35 staff. Carly has been involved in more than $180 million worth of property deals, and more than 400 property transactions. She has educated over 25,000 people Australia wide on the process involved in property development and property investing and continues to change people’s lives by showing and helping others do it themselves. Carly continues to be hands on in property and development today and is currently involved in projects throughout Australia including Coogee, Sandgate, Sawtell, Katoomba, Blaxland, Redcliff, Coffs Harbour and more.
C Corp
CCORP is one of the largest and fastest growing property development companies in Australia, currently developing over $250 million worth of projects across Australia. Led by the inspiring entrepreneur Carly Crutchfield, CCORP also offers educational programs to empower Australians to achieve the financial liberation they aspire to. CCORP has a proven system that covers all aspects of property development, investment and renovation which results in students taking positive action in their life to achieve the best possible results. Carly is one of Australia’s most sought after property development educators with her high energy, charismatic and passionate seminar’s that literally transform people’s lives.
Gavin Taylor, Director, Metropole Property Strategies
Gavin Taylor is a director of Metropole Property Investment Strategists. He is trained as an architect, has an MBA and has worked with major property developers in both South Africa and Australia. This gives him the background to understand property and in particular property development from all angles. As a director of Metropole, Gavin has helped this company become a leading property development manager. As a property investor himself, he applies the lessons from his personal experience to achieve maximum benefit for clients undertaking similar investment strategies.
Metropole Property Strategies
Metropole is Australia's leading firm of independent property strategists, helping investors identify, acquire, finance and manage top performing investment properties. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane we do much more than research, negotiate and buy properties – we devise a property investment strategy designed specifically for our clients, whether they are beginners or experienced investors. Our clients have the comfort of knowing that you are working with a team who have created substantial wealth for Australians since 1979. We have national coverage and our independent network of solicitors, accountants and consultants ensures you get solid impartial advice. Metropole are buyer’s agents and work for our clients, not the sellers. We have no properties for sale, but access to every property on the market. We are licensed real estate agents (members of the REIV, REINSW, REIQ and PIPA) and over the years have bought millions and millions of dollars worth of properties for our clients. We specialise in acquiring high growth properties with a “twist” - with upside potential. We also help clients become property developers using our development management services and our property managers help maximize the long term return of our client’s property portfolios.
Tim Lawless, Head of Research, RP Data
Tim has forged a strong reputation in the country as a leading expert on the property market. Tim’s ability to analyse market trends and provide succinct and relevant data can be seen daily in the national media and heard at many seminars he speaks at around Australia. In his current role as RP Data’s head of research, Tim specialises in real estate market and demographic trends. Prior to joining RP Data for the second time, Tim managed the Colliers International and PRDnationwide research divisions.
RP Data
Launched in 2007, myrpdata.com is the consumer website of rpdata.com and is increasingly the number one choice for buyers and sellers to source property information and reports. rpdata.com is the leading provider of property information, analytics and business solutions to the Australian and New Zealand property industry. With databases growing daily, buyers and sellers can be confident they are getting the best possible information for peace of mind when making property transactions.
Tyron Hyde, Director, Washington Brown
Tyron is director of Washington Brown and has over 15 years experience in the construction and development industry. Considered one of Australia’s leading experts in property tax depreciation, Tyron regularly presents at industry conferences and events and has published numerous articles on tax depreciation and property investment. Tyron has a Bachelor in Construction Economics from University of Technology Sydney.
Washington Brown
Washington Brown is one of Australia’s most respected quantity surveying practices. Specialists in tax depreciation, cost planning, and building consultancy services, Washington Brown has a broad portfolio of clients ranging from financial institutions, commercial companies to private individuals. Our highly experienced team of qualified quantity surveyors, tax depreciation experts, cost planning engineers and chartered building consultants provide clients with a one-stop shop for their quantity surveying needs.
John Kovacs, Managing Director, NMD Data
John is a former real estate agent with years of experience, as well as a former Principal/Manager of a Noel Jones franchise in Richmond, Victoria. In 2006 John started NMD Data whose exclusive database is now the major reference point for Mortgagee Repossessions, Public Trustee’s, Deceased Estates, Receivers, Liquidators, Administrators and Housing Authority (Govt) properties.
NMD Data
NMD Data is a membership based service that sources and displays the best value and potentially the highest yielding Real estate opportunities in Australia. It is designed to substantially reduce the time it takes to scroll through endless mainstream property listings. Banks, non-bank lenders, Public Trustee’s and Estate administrators are applauding the initiative and the growing body of property listings is indicative of the support from the Real Estate Agents throughout the Country. All in all the establishment of NMD Data has created a more efficient approach for both buyers and sellers in this segment of the Real Estate Market. NMD Data continually increase the effectiveness of their capture programs within the stated markets nationally and maximise value to their members by providing the latest software, including new and innovative programs that will greatly assist in your decision making processes.
JJason Isherwood, MD, Ironstone Funds Management
Jason brings 14 years’ experience in strategy advisory, private equity, financial services and property investing to the Fund. He spent seven years with international leading consulting firm, Bain & Company, and also gained a wealth of investment experience as an Investment Associate for a managed fund of Australia’s largest private equity firm, Pacific Equity Partners. Jason has advised CEOs and top management on strategic investments across a range of industries – including one of the largest Australian private equity deals of 2007 (at $2.9 billion, the largest ever public-to-private transaction in Australia). Jason now focuses his investment efforts on the residential property sector as an asset class, and has steadily built a diversified portfolio. Jason brings a strong background in strategy, analytics and investment advisory services to the Ironstone team – complemented by a genuine passion for residential property. Jason holds a full Real Estate License (NSW).
Ironstone Funds Management
The Ironstone Residential Fund is an ASIC registered, unlisted, open ended unit trust that provides investors with expertly managed access to a diversified portfolio of quality Australian Residential Property. To outperform the major residential markets of Australia over the long term, as measured by the Established House Price Index 6416.0 published quarterly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Fund is suitable for long-term investors – at least five years – and who are looking for capital growth and the potential for income over the longer term. The Fund invests primarily in quality established residential property for lease in Australia, and seeks to outperform the Australian Residential Property Market. Ironstone is Ranked a Top Performing Fund by Morningstar - Unlisted & Direct Property – 12mths to March 2010 – 10/134) Ranked #1 out of 130 Australian Unlisted/Property Funds – 12mths to 31Dec09. - 13.33% annualised return (net of all fees and costs) vs. 4.4% benchmark (ABS House Price Index 6416.0)