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Luke joined the Balmain Brisbane office within its first year of operation and has been pivotal in growing the office over the last fifteen years. As the Queensland property market expanded, Luke resourcefully matched the needs of developers and investors with innovative and reliable funding solutions. Skills that continue to add value to his clients investments today. In 1999 Luke became a partner in the Brisbane Office.
Luke continues to service a wide variety of long term clients and source funding opportunities for new clients.
David was one of the founding directors of Balmain Brisbane in 1997. Since that time, David has been at the wheel driving the business, offering clients a wide range of commercial loan products to grow their property assets. He also specialises in construction finance designing structured solutions based on the very latest information and products available. David prides himself on securing the deal which best suits his clients requirements.
Stephen joined Balmain in November 2004 and in July 2011 was invited to be a Partner within the Brisbane office.
Prior to joining Balmain, Stephen worked in corporate banking for the Commonwealth Bank, and also spent 18 months working in the UK for an Irish Bank (solely spent arranging property finance).
Degree-qualified, Stephen enjoys the tangibility of property finance, and especially structuring finance solutions to assist clients in accomplishing their goals. His clients will attest to the fact that he always strives to provide the best solution possible.
Away from the office Stephen enjoys spending as much time as possible with his young family, and occasionally, a little on the golf course.
Paul Buckle has over twenty years’ experience in banking and property finance and has extensive dealing across institutional, corporate and SME business. His work incorporates structuring, negotiating and managing relationships (internal and external) across multiple jurisdictions. Paul anticipates extensive involvement with his clients to ensure their needs are met and, with confidence and assuredness, he brings his insight and ability to foster close bonds. He holds double bachelors’ degree in accounting and IT, with postgrad MBA (change management).
Paul’s family plays a large part in the drive to help others and to achieve the personal goals he’s set for himself. He is married with two sons.
Jordan joined Balmain in 2004 after completing his university degree in finance and worked in Luke Mckenzie’s team - originating structured investment and development finance transactions. In 2007, Jordan’s career took him to California, USA where he worked with a prominent San Francisco real estate finance brokerage firm, specialising in arranging non-recourse financing for income-producing commercial properties and for property developers. After three years in the USA, Jordan then followed his entrepreneurial ambitions and returned to Australia to found multiple businesses in the hospitality industry, which he continues to own. In 2013, Jordan was invited to return to real estate financing with Balmain and accepted the position of Partner in the Brisbane office.
Jordan’s financing skills and entrepreneurial experience allow him to provide creative financing solutions for his clients.
Reegan joined Balmain in July 2013 as an Analyst following the completion of his University studies at UQ. Reegan was attracted to Balmain by the opportunity to work on a diverse range of transactions and he enjoys the hands on aspect of property finance. Since joining Balmain, Reegan has worked on a diverse range of deals and has developed a strong interest in construction and development finance, stemming from a family background within the industry. Reegan’s major motivation is in working actively with clients on development projects from inception through to completion. In January 2016, Reegan was invited to be a Partner within the Brisbane office as recognition of his value adding to development clients and he continues to provide the most optimal funding solutions for his clients.
Reegan holds both a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and a Bachelor of Economics majoring in International Trade.
Away from the office Reegan is an avid sports fan and has a particular passion for both tennis and cricket.
Tim started his career at Balmain in 2014 following a career as a Mechanical Engineer in the mining industry for an engineering design and construction company. Tim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and decided to combine his interest in property and finance by commencing a career at Balmain, where he was invited to be a Partner in 2016. Tim focuses on establishing a strong professional relationship with his clients in order to fully understand their investment needs and goals and achieve the best possible outcome via leading edge finance solutions. His interest lies in funding property development and commercial investment.
Outside of work, Tim has represented Australia in sprint kayaking and is a keen sports fan. He enjoys playing sport, being outdoors and catching up with family and friends.
Lev joined Balmain in 2015 as an Analyst, following a career in corporate tax with a Big 4 Accounting Firm. Lev’s prior professional roles include banking, finance, lending and insurance, as well as working in the Australian Defence Force as a combat engineer. Lev was attracted to Balmain and a career in property finance due to the complexity and variety of the transactions. Lev believes that providing exceptional service and solutions to clients in an efficient and effective manner is of the utmost importance. Lev holds a Bachelor of Economics (International Trade & Finance) from The University of Queensland, as well as a Master of Business (Applied Finance) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Lev is a member of MENSA Australia and is a keen sportsman, having been a member of the Australian Powerlifting Team for 5 years, as well as being awarded Sportsman of the Year at both The University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology.
Michael joined Balmain in 2016 as an Analyst, following a career in property services and managerial roles in hospitality operations. Enthusiastic to pursue his passion in the property industry, Michael was attracted to Balmain by the opportunity to assist on a variety of commercial transactions and prides himself on creating innovative funding solutions, unique to each client. Michael holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Steph joined Balmain Brisbane in 2016 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Balmain, Steph gained financial, research and strategy analyst experience across various sectors, including mining and resources, transport and logistics, retail, and education. Steph holds a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical) and Graduate Certificate of Commerce from the University of Queensland.
Steph was attracted to Balmain for the opportunity to engage in a wide range of transactions within a dynamic market. She develops strong professional relationships with her clients and works to ensure her actions and results are financially viable and grounded with thorough research.
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19 July 2019
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