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Balmain's first office was established in Sydney in 1979 by Michael Holm. Since then Balmain has grown to include a total of eight offices across Australia and New Zealand.
The Sydney office is both the largest operational centre as well the corporate headquarters.
Sydney office houses a range of origination teams, including a number of founding partners who have been with Balmain for more than 15 years. The culture and expertise of the office has been reinforced in more recent years with the selective acquisition of new partners from the ranks of senior bankers with proven execution capabilities. Since it's inception, the volume of the Sydney office partners has steadily grown as have their loyal and prosperous clients.
Sydney office enjoys its enviable position both in the heart of the CBD and as the first choice commercial funding provider for all its clients.
The Parramatta office was established in 1991 as the first satellite office reaching out from the Sydney office to assist in the important role of servicing Western and South Western Sydney clients. In 2014 it was decided to relocate to Wetherill Park to better achieve these outcomes.
Wetherill Park office has two partners, Terry Leckie and Phillip Cunningham who manage an experienced and enthusiastic team. Wetherill Park focuses on client service and providing the latest market information to assist clients and business partners meet their future challenges in the rapidly changing financial environment.
Balmain had always wanted to capitalise on the strong growth and opportunities which existed in the Central Coast and Hunter Regions of NSW. In 2000, Balmain did just that by appointing Gavin Drummond to open an office.
Gavin was joined shortly thereafter by Phil Jenkins.
With a diverse cross section of skills and experiences the Central Coast Hunter office is well placed to successfully manage the placement of all types of debt and equity structures for all property types and business assets.
Melbourne Office was established in 1997 following the burgeoning growth of Institutional (non-bank) lenders in the commercial property/mortgage sector. These new dynamic lending Institutions sought geographic diversity to satisfy their investor base and ratings agencies and with its healthy industrial, commercial and retail property markets Melbourne was the obvious choice for Balmain to open its first interstate office.
Melbourne office occupies office space on the top floor of one of Melbourne's iconic building and has built a business around a core group of highly qualified and experienced partners and finance analysts adding up to over a centuries worth of commercial property finance expertise. The average employment tenure at Balmain Melbourne office is in excess of 8 years which produces a collegiate office environment and a business culture driven by innovation and success.
Balmain appointed David Jones and Luke McKenzie to open its practice in Brisbane in 1997 and together they have overseen the creation of one of Balmain’s pinnacle origination businesses.
Balmain Brisbane is a commercial and residential property finance specialist, with over a decade of lending experience throughout Queensland. Within its unique business model Balmain Brisbane is able to provide clients with unparalleled access to all property finance markets through a myriad of participating institutions, including many of Australia’s largest and most forward thinking bank and non-bank lenders. Balmain’s experience in providing structured, individually tailored finance packages, positions it as one of the most well-renowned performers in finance delivery for Brisbane and greater Queensland. Balmain offers clients greater flexibility in an ever-changing market.
Balmain’s dynamic team includes partners and associates from an extensive range of financial backgrounds. They handle your finance from inception to completion and are your contact through the entire process. The clients receive all the benefits of having a single point of contact combined with the ability to access all possible lenders. Ultimately, Balmain provide clients with the best finance solution for every individual need.
Balmain established an office on the Gold Coast in 1997 to take advantage of the regions’ high level of property and investment development.
The office opened with George Vazey in September 1997 and after continued growth was joined by partner Noel Pennell in February 1999.
Both George and Noel continue to operate the business which is now located as above.
The partners of the office offer a diverse range of experience in finance for residential and commercial investment property, private mortgage lending and development funding.
Balmain cemented its commitment to the Canberra region property market by opening its ACT office in The Metropolitan during 2007 with David Kimmorley. In 2010 Col Tennant joined to further build on the skill and service offering. This Balmain office is ideally located in the revitalised Canberra city west precinct.
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Snapshot as at
19 April 2021
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Disclaimer: While all reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this information, Balmain take no responsibility for any actions taken based on information contained herein or for any errors or omissions. Interested parties should seek independent advice prior to acting on any information presented.