About Castle Finance

Castle Finance is a specialist investment and capital solution provider based in Sydney, Australia. We connect borrowers commercial finance needs to HNW investors to create unique funding solutions that banks cannot match.

OUR STORY

Our Story

Castle Finance was created in 2018 to counter tightened bank lending for property developers. Developers who relied on bank funding found they were being asked to jump through higher hurdles to get the same funding they had always received.

Lenders were becoming more conservative, forcing borrowers to look elsewhere for finance. On the other hand, interest rates were historically low, and private investors were looking for high yielding, safe investments.

Castle Finance was created to bring borrowers and investors together for a mutually beneficial capital agreement.

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

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    Peter Turnbull

    Peter is a well credentialed property developer and investor having successfully completed numerous large-scale projects across Australia in residential, commercial properties as well as being Deputy Chairman for Scarborough Developments Australia which is a UK based multi-national development corporation with assets under management of over $1 Billion.

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    Tony Sun

    Peter is a well credentialed property developer and investor having successfully completed numerous large-scale projects across Australia in residential, commercial properties as well as being Deputy Chairman for Scarborough Developments Australia which is a UK based multi-national development corporation with assets under management of over $1 Billion.

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    Kren Moodley

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    Ritchie Perera

CREDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE

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    Paul Zahara

    Paul is a qualified land economist and lecturer in Market and Risk Analysis in the Masters of Property Development program at the UTS, Sydney.

    Paul Zahara was formerly a senior executive in an international finance group, board member of several specialist finance houses and Director of a major property development company. He has been Head of Funds Management for a boutique funds manager and CEO of a fund’s management company.

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    Sachin Maharaj

    Sachin spent 18 years with the HSBC Group where he held senior executive roles such as Head of Treasury Services, Head of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Head of MI & Business Finance and also worked offshore as COO & CFO of HSBC’s Global Finance Centres supervising over 3,000 staff. Sachin has been a member of HSBC Australia’s Risk Committee and Asset Liability Committee.

    Sachin has more than 30 years’ direct experience in international banking and finance. Prior to HSBC, Sachin held the position of General Manager Wholesale Banking Operations at St George Bank.

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    Lawrence Zheng

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    Peter Garett

    Peter is Partner at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers with over 35 years of experience specialising in property legal services including residential, retail and mixed-use development, industrial and commercial property, retirement living and land subdivisions.

    He is a trusted advisor of many property clients and has a long experience in assisting their governance, statutory compliance and management with a view to employing best practices as a proactive approach to risk management.

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    Darren Thomas

    Darren brings a wealth of experience and qualifications to the global Scarborough team forged within the finance, financial planning and property industry over the last 20 years.

    Prior to this he was a decorated Federal Agent with the Australian Federal Police having worked with a variety of domestic stake holders and national government departments. He had high level interaction with foreign law enforcement and foreign government agencies and served internationally with distinction with the United Nations.

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    Phil Byron

    Peter is a well credentialed property developer and investor having successfully completed numerous large-scale projects across Australia in residential, commercial properties as well as being Deputy Chairman for Scarborough Developments Australia which is a UK based multi-national development corporation with assets under management of over $1 Billion.

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