Partner, Financial Advisory
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Damian Winterburn is Real Estate Advisory lead partner for Deloitte Australia. He works across the Deloitte Capland Real Estate Advisory practice with a focus on Advisory and Development. Damian started his career in property 13 years ago working on the acquisition, due diligence and disposal of development sites in QLD and NSW for a number of major developers and property families including such groups as Pradella, Mirvac and Forrester Kurts Ltd. During this period, he was actively involved in working for a group of financiers to assist in the evaluation, repositioning and disposal of projects that were incomplete or underperforming.
In 2002 Damian commenced the development of a number of projects in QLD and established a civil engineering and project management firm (Swaan Consulting) in Brisbane (now Wood & Grieve Engineers). He was responsible for developing and managing over 30 projects ranging from Land Subdivisions, Townhomes, Apartments, Retirement Villages and Childcare Centres. Swaan Consulting grew to project manage over 100 projects in QLD for several of leading developers.
In 2005, Damian spent three years working with the Forrester Family (Founders of FKP Ltd) in the United States in the acquisition and development of a number of projects in the residential and commercial sectors. While in the US, he also managed their consulting practice that worked closely with Macquarie Capital and assisted in the acquisition, due-diligence and management of over $150M* in commercial property transactions, as well as assisting Macquarie in reviewing over $1.4Billion in real estate and mortgage opportunities.
Damian holds a degree in Property Economics with a specialty in Development and Project Management from Queensland University of Technology. He has been an active member of a number of key boards and organizations including – UDIA, PCA, Urban Land Institute, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, U.S. Green Building Council, National Association of Home Builders, National Investment Centre and American Senior Housing Association. Damian is also a board member of Common Ground Queensland which is a not for profit that provides and manages housing for formally homeless and low income persons.
*US$113Million @ 0.75 USD/AUD = approx AUD$150 Million