ABOUT US

POINT POLARIS SECURE FINANCIAL SUCCESS BY EXPERTLY NAVIGATING OUR CLIENT’S INVESTMENTS THROUGH EVER CHANGING PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION MARKETS.

By truly understanding client drivers and the market, we establish and then execute each strategy through prevailing market conditions and achieve excellent financial outcomes.

Our End-to-End expertise delivers value from the property acquisition stage right through to completing and exiting each investment.

Maximising profit and reducing costs is undertaken holistically so that the overall property equation benefits our client’s long term financial position.

Our leading Acquisitions, Capital Advisory, Development Advisory and Project Management services are highly valued by our repeat clients. We have specialist expertise in the Residential, Retail, Office, Hotels, Residential, Student Accommodation and Industrial asset classes and are Mixed Use specialists.

Our high calibre team do not just see projects through to completion, we ensure that they are a resounding success.

If you would like to achieve higher returns through property, please give Andrew or Robert a call and we can help navigate your success.

We will navigate your success.

LEADERSHIP
TEAM

Managing Director

Andrew Hogan

Andrew Hogan brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience to his clients projects and builds lasting relationships through highly successful project delivery. His skillsets across Capital Solutions, Development Advisory and Project Management service lines mean that clients have confidence that their projects value is being maximised.
Andrew excels financial management and capital structuring of projects so as to maximise the financial returns that clients receive. With mixed-use experience across Office, Retail, Residential and Aged Care, Andrew has a deep understanding of the strategies to adopt ensuring financial success of clients investment.
Director

Robert Clarke

Robert Clarke offers extensive experience and market knowledge investment from 20 years of developing high quality mixed use, residential and commercial developments in Australia and Europe. Robert combines his operational skills in development and project management with a passion for innovative and sustainable design whilst focusing on maximising project and portfolio level financial returns.
Director

Ben Yap

Ben is an experienced construction project manager having delivered major infrastructure and complex building facilities across the Asia Pacific region. Ben is adept at solving the toughest technical challenges to deliver positive outcomes. His extensive contract management skillsets and commercial acumen help clients achieve optimised results.
Associate Director

Chris Kelly

Chris has more than 15 years’ experience in client side project management. He has a comprehensive understanding of end-to-end developments using different procurement methodologies with the ability to work independently and within teams to develop and deliver iconic projects.
Chris has proven success in the delivery of a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from major development to the value of $400m+ to smaller scale tenancy fit-outs. He has strong technical knowledge and experience in managing design, administering contracts, value engineering, buildability, programming, procurement, risk, ongoing operations and stakeholder management.
Associate Director

Jason Szeto

Jason graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (honours) in Construction Management. His experience in the property and construction industry has developed through successful delivery in multi residential developments, commercial facilities as well as hospitality projects. Jason has end-to-end experience and is well-versed with setting development briefs, cost reporting and forecasting, procurement management and contract management and administration. He has a strong eye for detail to ensure development quality, budgets and programmes are met.
Capital Advisory Director

Charles Bryant

Charles is a property and finance professional with almost 20 years of experience across construction, property development and investment banking. He has extensive property development and structured finance capabilities obtained from roles with BlackRock Investment Management, Brookfield Multiplex, Probuild and John Holland Group. Charles has been directly involved in the delivery and financing of over $4 billion of commercial and residential projects throughout Australia.

Charles was at the forefront assisting Asia domiciled developers with their establishment and expansion into Australia, sourcing, setting, financing and overseeing delivery of many of the residential ’supertowers’ recently completed in Melbourne, Australia.

Notable Finance Deals

Residential Apartment & Hotel Tower, Docklands.

Charles was able to fast-track commencement of construction of a $400 million residential apartment and hotel development by way of a credit enhancement through the use of an insurance policy to underwrite the ‘On Completion’ value of the hotel. This enhancement to the underlying security of the development removed the additional timeframe that would have otherwise been required to sell down additional residential apartments to meet pre-sale hurdle requirements.

Residential Apartment Tower, Melbourne.

Charles was able attain a senior debt facility to fund the development of a $250 million residential apartment tower from an offshore bank by utilizing a corporate guarantee from the developer. The local debt providers were uncomfortable with the high proportion of offshore pre-sales and were not willing to recognise a large proportion of these pre-sales.

The offshore financier was comfortable with the provision of a corporate guarantee as a credit enhancement to enable the developer to maximise the debt facility available to fund the development.

Head of Client Solutions

Justin Farmer

With 20 years’ experience in Business Development, PR and Marketing in the Property, Architecture & Engineering sectors, Justin is responsible for client engagement and relationship strategies and solutions, as well as helping steer marketing and PR direction at Point Polaris.

A passionate whisky and sports fan, you will often find him networking at one of Melbourne’s amazing whisky bars, cheering on the mighty Hawks and Victory or riding every winner down the Flemington Straight (from the Member’s Bar!).

Managing Director

Andrew Hogan

Andrew Hogan brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience to his clients projects and builds lasting relationships through highly successful project delivery. His skillsets across Capital Solutions, Development Advisory and Project Management service lines mean that clients have confidence that their projects value is being maximised.
Andrew excels financial management and capital structuring of projects so as to maximise the financial returns that clients receive. With mixed-use experience across Office, Retail, Residential and Aged Care, Andrew has a deep understanding of the strategies to adopt ensuring financial success of clients investment.
Director

Robert Clarke

Robert Clarke offers extensive experience and market knowledge investment from 20 years of developing high quality mixed use, residential and commercial developments in Australia and Europe. Robert combines his operational skills in development and project management with a passion for innovative and sustainable design whilst focusing on maximising project and portfolio level financial returns.
Director

Ben Yap

Ben is an experienced construction project manager having delivered major infrastructure and complex building facilities across the Asia Pacific region. Ben is adept at solving the toughest technical challenges to deliver positive outcomes. His extensive contract management skillsets and commercial acumen help clients achieve optimised results.
Associate Director

Chris Kelly

Chris has more than 15 years’ experience in client side project management. He has a comprehensive understanding of end-to-end developments using different procurement methodologies with the ability to work independently and within teams to develop and deliver iconic projects.
Chris has proven success in the delivery of a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from major development to the value of $400m+ to smaller scale tenancy fit-outs. He has strong technical knowledge and experience in managing design, administering contracts, value engineering, buildability, programming, procurement, risk, ongoing operations and stakeholder management.
Associate Director

Jason Szeto

Jason graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (honours) in Construction Management. His experience in the property and construction industry has developed through successful delivery in multi residential developments, commercial facilities as well as hospitality projects. Jason has end-to-end experience and is well-versed with setting development briefs, cost reporting and forecasting, procurement management and contract management and administration. He has a strong eye for detail to ensure development quality, budgets and programmes are met.
Capital Advisory Director

Charles Bryant

Charles is a property and finance professional with almost 20 years of experience across construction, property development and investment banking. He has extensive property development and structured finance capabilities obtained from roles with BlackRock Investment Management, Brookfield Multiplex, Probuild and John Holland Group. Charles has been directly involved in the delivery and financing of over $4 billion of commercial and residential projects throughout Australia.

Charles was at the forefront assisting Asia domiciled developers with their establishment and expansion into Australia, sourcing, setting, financing and overseeing delivery of many of the residential ’supertowers’ recently completed in Melbourne, Australia.

Notable Finance Deals

Residential Apartment & Hotel Tower, Docklands.

Charles was able to fast-track commencement of construction of a $400 million residential apartment and hotel development by way of a credit enhancement through the use of an insurance policy to underwrite the ‘On Completion’ value of the hotel. This enhancement to the underlying security of the development removed the additional timeframe that would have otherwise been required to sell down additional residential apartments to meet pre-sale hurdle requirements.

Residential Apartment Tower, Melbourne.

Charles was able attain a senior debt facility to fund the development of a $250 million residential apartment tower from an offshore bank by utilizing a corporate guarantee from the developer. The local debt providers were uncomfortable with the high proportion of offshore pre-sales and were not willing to recognise a large proportion of these pre-sales.

The offshore financier was comfortable with the provision of a corporate guarantee as a credit enhancement to enable the developer to maximise the debt facility available to fund the development.

Head of Client Solutions

Justin Farmer

With 20 years’ experience in Business Development, PR and Marketing in the Property, Architecture & Engineering sectors, Justin is responsible for client engagement and relationship strategies and solutions, as well as helping steer marketing and PR direction at Point Polaris.

A passionate whisky and sports fan, you will often find him networking at one of Melbourne’s amazing whisky bars, cheering on the mighty Hawks and Victory or riding every winner down the Flemington Straight (from the Member’s Bar!).

THE CORE VALUES OF
POINT POLARIS ARE:

ACCOUNTABILITY
INTEGRITY
HIGH-QUALITY ACCURACY
CAPABILITY
INNOVATIVE
FUN AND SUPPORTIVE TEAM