Mark Harrison | Managing Director Property
Wingate | Australia

Mark Harrison, Managing Director Property, Wingate

Mark Harrison has over twenty years’ experience in the Australian property and property finance sectors.  He joined Wingate in 2008 as Managing Director, Property and has overseen the growth of the property division into one of Australia’s most active real estate debt and equity investors; having closed over 130 transactions since 2005.
Mark’s extensive experience in property includes direct property investment, development and structured capital transactions both as principal and lender.  Prior to joining Wingate, Mark was a director Ashe Morgan for nearly 10 years, and covered various roles including responsibility for their commercial lending business.


REIW Asia 2017 day 1 @ 12:10

Private Real Estate Debt Funds: The new normal?

  • How does the mindset of private real estate debt funds differ? Is it true to say they are acting more as loan originators than raising money to take over legacy portfolios?
  • Does this mark a growing trend of private equity funds pushing further into debt investments?
  • What role will the banks play in these funds? Is it only ever going to be the senior debt?
  • Is a declining junk bond market creating a buying opportunity from hedge funds and others that have been traditionally active in mezzanine loans and other high yield debt?
  • A high quality security with an impressive yield: Is this simply the best option for defensive and income-focused investors?
  • How applicable are private real estate debt funds for emerging markets? Will high value real estate opportunities in those markets still be considered, or are they really only for A grade geographies?

REIW Asia 2017 day 2 @ 14:40


Panel Discussion runs from 14:40 - 15:10
  • On a transactional basis, Sydney & Melbourne are now the biggest real estate markets in Asia, after Tokyo, with it remaining attractive to foreign buyers, but there aren’t a lot of assets available
  • How has intensified deal competition affected deal sizes? Are fewer transactions leading to more consortium deals?
  • Is there still room for yields to tighten in this market, and are investors willing to absorb it?
last published: 30/Sep/19 03:05 GMT

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