Importantly, Matt has provided a stable leadership that has guided Vantage’s outstanding performance for more than 15 years.
A board of directors led by non-executive chairman Joseph Chahin delivers sound governance. With broad experience in accounting, tax, commercial property, syndication and corporate governance, Joseph’s presence on the board further emphasises Vantage’s diligent approach to best practice.
Matt is readily accessible to all Vantage investors and communicates regularly with clients in person and via regular portfolio updates.
Matt is supported by an outstanding team of highly-skilled, experienced and energised property professionals who complement each other and the business in general with their broad backgrounds in the sector.
It is a team that consistently delivers for investors.
As Managing Director and owner, Matt is responsible for the overall operation of the business. This responsibility extends to overseeing all business lines, sourcing new acquisitions, managing debt for the assets, investor relations and equity raising. A large part of the role also encompasses managing the repositioning process of the assets so that they achieve their best use and generate the highest possible income and long term capital growth.
This requires stringent management with a focus on adding value through considered refurbishment programs, careful lease negotiations and strategic property management.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Business (Property) and has over 28 years experience in the Melbourne commercial, retail and industrial property scene.
He is particularly skilled at positioning a property for the next buyer and oversees this reposition process working in conjunction with Vantage’s in-house resources in asset services, project management and interior design.
Matt previously held roles with Teska Carson and CBRE and worked in property development.
Paul joins the Vantage team with over 32 years of experience in commercial property acquisition, marketing, structuring and development in Australia, New Zealand and the broader Asia Pacific region.
As the Director of Acquisitions and Investments, Paul will lead the team in acquisitions and management of the strategic direction for the existing assets in the portfolio. Paul will also take an active role with investor relations and equity raising for new investment opportunities.
Previous to Paul joining Vantage in 2021, he held impressive agency positions at Knight Frank, Colliers International and Jones Lang LaSalle and has developed an excellent reputation among clients and counterparties alike, with his solution-mindset, excellent commercial record and highly personalised servicing of Private Clients and High Net Worth investors and developers.
Joseph is a Director - Business Advisory of William Buck, a leading national Accounting practice. Joseph has over 31 years’ experience in managing client affairs with a particular specialisation in corporate advisory board and family office functions. Joseph has represented many property related businesses, advising them on acquisitions, shareholder and joint venture agreements, corporate governance and commercial advice. His strong industry reputation, connections, and most importantly his core competency in governance, serves us and our investors very well.
Joseph holds a Masters in Tax and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).
Chris is a Chartered Accountant with more than 21 years of professional experience with privately-owned and ASX listed groups operating in the real estate and funds management sectors including a 15 year career at Vicinity Centres. His track record includes successfully leading finance teams, capital transactions and business transformation programs.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
Janna joined the Vantage team in 2016 as Property Manager and in 2021 was promoted to Office Asset Manager, proactively managing the Vantage’s office assets. More recently, Janna has been promoted to our Head of Asset Management and onto our senior leadership team. Janna now overseas and implements the strategic direction for each asset together with actively overseeing the operations of the property and facility management teams including all aspects of lease negotiations, budgeting and financial reporting and forecasting.
Janna has 9 years experience in Property Management, previously working for Colliers International where she managed a mixed portfolio of retail and commercial assets across Melbourne CBD and Metropolitan markets.
Jason has 16 years of experience in design and construction across a range of industries. He has successfully overseen the completion of commercial, retail, education, exhibition/museum and residential projects throughout Australia.
Jason previously worked for Peregrine Corporation, Box Hill Institute and Vaughan Constructions where he was responsible for design management, contract administration, procurement, budget/cost control and planning
In his role as Project Manager, he provides services in building refurbishments and integrated office fitouts from concept development to operational delivery.
Carlo has over 24 years experience in branding and design and has developed an enormous portfolio of successful creative campaigns from brand identity to advertising, property marketing, packaging and corporate identity. Carlo has worked across a wide range of industry sectors, assisting organisations such as Nike, Adidas, The Westin Hotel, Holden, Fosters, Australand, Visit Victoria and Multiplex to enhance their competitive positioning and realise the potential of their brands. His role as Head of Design ensures that all Vantage projects uphold a sophisticated, intelligent creative style that continues to add measurable value in the marketplace.
“Our mission is to deliver superior returns and generate sustainable investment growth through prudent acquisition and active management of assets.”
“I describe Vantage in three ways — absolute professionals, 100 per cent trustworthy and completely orientated towards the client’s needs. I value this relationship very much.”
“An evidence-based approach is becoming a lot more popular in investing. Vantage has a well-honed methodology that has worked in the past and will in the future. It makes them stands out in the property funds management sector.”