Australia’s leading provider of innovative capital solutions for commercial real estate.

Based in Sydney, our team of industry leaders is comprised of commercial real estate investment and structuring professionals. Cliffbrook Capital manages all aspects of the transaction process, including deal origination, negotiation of commercial terms, administration of due diligence and coordination of legal documentation. We continue to add value for our clients beyond deal execution through our hands-on asset management.

Working closely with institutional commercial real estate groups, Cliffbrook Capital brings its industry knowledge, experience and network to provide bespoke solutions across the capital structure.

The Cliffbrook Difference.

Relationship Focused

The key focus of our partnership is to build long term relationships founded on integrity, transparency and collaboration.

Experienced Team

Our team of commercial real estate professionals, with over 30 years of experience, brings an entrepreneurial, passionate and disciplined investment approach.

Innovative Capital Solutions

We leverage our extensive industry knowledge and experience to identify unique opportunities that create value for all stakeholders.

Execution with Precision

Our team has an unrivalled track record of delivering all aspects of commercial real estate transactions seamlessly and efficiently.

The Cliffbrook Team.

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Paul Heller

Partner

Paul founded Cliffbrook Capital in 2018 and is responsible for developing new commercial real estate products and investment strategies across the capital structure. Prior to founding Cliffbrook Capital, Paul was Managing Director and Head of Real Estate for Blackstone Australia.

Paul joined Blackstone’s London office in 2008 and relocated to Sydney in 2012 to set up Blackstone’s Australian real estate private equity business, including building a team of eight real estate professionals and a A$6 billion diversified real estate portfolio. Before joining Blackstone, Paul worked at Goldman Sachs in the Real Estate and Healthcare Groups based in London, Sydney, and New York, where he led the analysis and execution of merger transactions and equity and debt financing across the real estate and healthcare sectors. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts (Biology / Economics) from Amherst College.

Paul Heller

Partner

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David Cockerell

Partner

David joined Cliffbrook Capital as Partner and Head of Real Estate Debt in 2019. He is responsible for developing the firm’s real estate debt investment strategies, including origination and management of real estate debt investments.

Prior to joining Cliffbrook Capital, he was Director, Global Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank based in Sydney, leading their commercial real estate financing business. While at Deutsche Bank, David led the underwriting and syndication of over A$4 billion worth of commercial real estate transactions. Prior to Deutsche Bank, David worked at both Macquarie Capital and Rothschild across real estate and infrastructure sectors. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.

David Cockerell

Partner

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Skye Elliott

Director of Operations

Skye joined Cliffbrook Capital as Director of Operations in 2019. Prior to joining Cliffbrook Capital, Skye was Head of Finance and Operations at Flare HR, a venture-backed fintech start-up. Her responsibilities included company secretary, treasury/payroll, management accounts, and liaising with accountants, auditors and lawyers.

Skye has also had extensive experience in the impact investing sector in both Australia and the UK, including as an investment manager with Bridges Ventures, and advising various Australian players such as NSW Treasury (through its Office of Social Impact Investment), SEFA and SVA. She began her career in investment banking with Macquarie and Goldman Sachs. Skye holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, and a MBA from INSEAD.

Skye Elliott

Director of Operations

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Alice Li

Associate

Alice joined Cliffbrook Capital in October 2019 as an Associate. Alice was previously an Associate in the Equity Capital Markets team and Strategic Equity Transactions Group at Deutsche Bank. During this time at Deutsche Bank, Alice worked on over A$6 billion of raisings for ASX corporates across IPOs and follow-on offerings and executed a range of bespoke financing and derivative solutions for M&A transactions. Alice holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from the University of New South Wales.

Alice Li

Associate

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