David joined Blackoak Capital in 2013 and has over 21 years of experience in real estate investment, asset management and finance in Australia and the United Kingdom. He is responsible for the execution of the firm’s strategy and the day-to-day management of the firm.
Before joining Blackoak, David was a Partner at Brockton Capital LLP, a UK focused Private Equity Real Estate Manager based in London with c.$1.27 billion of institutional capital under management across two funds with gross assets under management of $2.44 billion. Whilst at Brockton, David was responsible for origination and management of investments across office, retail, industrial and leisure sectors as well as asset backed businesses totalling $460 million. He was also a member of the Brockton Capital Fund II Investment Committee. David was involved in realisations averaging 31.9% IRR on assets acquired between 2006 and 2011.
After nine years in London David returned to Australia and has been responsible for originating $397,000,000 of investments across Australia in various asset classes with realisations exceeding 20% IRR on average.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and has a graduate diploma in Applied Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia of which he is a Fellow.