Team

Toby Lewis

Managing Director

Matthew Creagh

Director Of Asset Management

Jonathon Palethorpe

Director Of Investment Management

Susie Taffee

Group Business Manager

Scott Taylor

Development & Asset Manager

About Us

About Us

Our Story

Marquette was established in 2009 and is specialist Property Investment Manager.

Marquette buys and manages office and retail property assets with a view to adding value and delivering Core Plus returns to its investors.

Our private clients don’t want the hassles of owning property directly and appreciate the access to excellent off-market opportunities and professional Asset Management that we bring.

We’ve built a reputation for clever off-market transactions and well executed value-add Asset Plans that enhance our properties in the short, medium and long term.

We currently manage over $200m worth of real estate assets in South East Queensland.

Our People

Marquette’s three founding directors have worked together directly or indirectly since their careers started and have built a long standing and rewarding partnership. The team is experienced, widely-skilled and has over 50 years of combined property and investment experience.

We know property and we understand the risks and how to mitigate them. Importantly we know how to add value and drive strong returns for our investors.

Investing with Marquette

Investing with Marquette

Marquette is always seeking to grow new relationships with private and institutional investors.

Please contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss your investment goals and parameters so we can ensure you get access to opportunities with Marquette.


Marquette Investment Managers Pty Ltd is a fully licensed Wholesale Fund Manager (AFSL 398526).

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Investment Strategy

Real Estate Strategy

Marquette is experienced and focused on Office & Retail assets in South East Queensland.

Above and beyond typical real estate fundamentals such as location and tenant profile, Marquette has a clear thought process and ‘ideology’ it utilises when assessing, acquiring and managing assets. This process is Marquette’s definition of real estate ‘value-add’ and is outlined below.

Grow Income

We seek to increase rental income from existing tenants and tenancies as well as new sources via CAPEX and creative leasing solutions.

Grow & Improve Tenant Quality & Tenure

We seek to sign quality tenants on long leases to add value and create recurrent cash flow and strong returns.

Limit Operating Expenses

Through efficient management, physical improvement and other tried-and-tested methods we look to increase the net income by reducing operating expenses while maintaining &/or improving the services and functionality of an asset.

Improve Physical Elements

We make buildings better through defensive and proactive CAPEX to improve both functionality, performance and the appearance of our assets.

Compress Yield

Via the combination of the four areas above, we can demonstrably change the value of an asset through perception, appeal, financial improvement and therefore ‘price make’ and compress the investment yield of an asset.

Real Estate Investment Principles

Below are some high level principles we focus on when investing in property

Cycle Resistant Assets

> Targeting assets with the fundamentals to endure a property downturn better than the market relatively.

Sectors

> Office and Retail properties in precincts and locations with inherent value or points of difference.

Value-Add Assets

> We aim for approximately 15% levered IRR’s.

> We aim to buy an asset, make it better, and sell or hold.

Off-market Deals

> We aim to buy off-market using our long established network with agents and our own ideas.

> We seek to buy value in an off-market environment where we don’t have to be the highest bidder.

Price making

> We seek to buy in areas that are undervalued or not seen for what they are or could be.

> We target quality underlying land or conversion value which can often be worth more than the investment value.

Maintain Optimal Property Values & Liquidity

> We keep our assets operating at their highest value at any given time to ensure liquidity and strong pricing at all times.