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Collective Capital – a collaborative approach.

Collective Capital is a forward-thinking property investment group that works Australia wide. We take a thorough, detailed and responsible approach to investment and offer a fresh take on traditional investor relationships.

Because no two investors are the same, we spend significant time getting to know our clients and understanding what’s important to them. We’re big believers in the power of face-to-face time.

When it comes to creating solutions for our investors we’re not interested in prescribing a generic response; we’d prefer to get creative, make it personal and build a strategy around each client’s unique investor profile. Taking time to partner with our clients in this way means that we can create a customised approach that is both personalised and relevant, and ensures we tap into the greatest potential for every investment.

We view our investments as a shared collaborative journey, and we stand behind our investment choices. Our co-investment rule ensures that our interests are aligned with our investing partners throughout the entire investment cycle.

We aim to deliver returns for our partners through considered strategic development and execution. We start by developing a specific asset approach for each project then look at all the ways that we can deliver the strategy to achieve the best possible outcomes. We work hard to identify value-add opportunities and we draw on our local industry relationships to maximise investors returns.

Thanks to our years of extensive industry experience, we understand the complexities of a competitive investment market. This expertise means that we’re able to draw on a wealth of insights and established relationships. This highly specialised skill set, combined with our human-centric, collaborative approach, ensures we leverage the most favourable outcomes for our clients.

Director | Investments & Execution

Nicholas Thompson

With a background in valuations and revenue optimisation, Nicholas leads our asset identification, acquisitions, redevelopment planning and leasing strategy. Prior to establishing Collective Capital, he spent more than a decade managing Melbourne and Sydney CBD assets for both boutique and large investment companies, with a focus on operational efficiency and rapid value enhancement. Nicholas is known for his holistic approach to stakeholder relations and keen eye for detail, his previous roles having seen him forge alliances with private equity houses around the world and dramatically boost both rental yield and capital growth via thoughtful repositioning.

His experience includes managing multiple extensive capital upgrade programs across core CBD assets, executing a targeted leasing strategy at 120 Collins Street, setting new benchmark rent levels for St Kilda Road precinct and lead involvement in notable divestments.

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent.

Director | Strategy & Finance

Dale O’Dwyer

Dale draws on close to 20 years of property investment experience to set the strategic direction of Collective Capital and optimise our operational platform. He is responsible for the group’s overall finance function, including accounting, statutory reporting, corporate treasury, debt facilities, taxation and audit. His career has extended across a range of commercial, industrial and major residential developments throughout Australia; his exposure spanning privately owned and ASX-listed real estate groups.

Originally from Brisbane, Dale is known for being readily available to our investment partners and being firmly committed to business excellence. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of a Melbourne-based fund manager with oversight of $400m in commercial assets.

Dale is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

Chris McNamara - Non-Executive Director
Non-Executive Director

Chris McNamara

Chris harnesses more than two decades’ experience in property investment and business management across the Asia-Pacific region to help develop and constructively challenge the strategic direction of Collective Capital.

Having served in leadership roles for both ASX-listed entities and private companies, Chris brings strong commercial judgement and risk management expertise to our board, together with an innovation mindset.

Drawing on a global professional network and deep knowledge of evolving consumer industries, Chris provides unique insight into pre-acquisition planning, equity funding and revenue growth opportunities as well as best-practice execution of cross-border transactions.

As a chartered accountant, Chris’ early career saw him specialise in entrepreneurial services while practising with Ernst & Young in the UK and Australia. To this day his passion lies in cultivating success through the meticulous mapping of the investment cycle and he relishes translating vast quantities of data into actionable steps for investors at all levels.

Aidan Lee - Associate

Aidan Lee

Aidan is responsible for the daily operations of our assets Australia-wide, maximising efficiency within our lease administration processes and delivering investment protection through his proactive stance on property management. His role involves working closely with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure a consistently high standard of tenant experience in addition to forging new relationships that provide strategic value to the broader business. With his meticulous attention to detail and customer-oriented mindset, Aidan is pivotal to the development and execution of our service promise.

Originally from Malaysia, Aidan moved to Melbourne in 2015 and is fluent in English, Malay and Indonesian. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Economics and Finance from RMIT University and a Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (Agent’s Representative).

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