About us

We take a hands-on approach, providing valuable advice and support to resolve the challenges seen in the property finance industry.

We understand the frustrations faced by developers and utilise our real industry experience to help our clients maximise borrowings, structure equity, and overcome financial hurdles.


We help property developers grow their project pipeline

DFP has been working for property developers since 2011 and has funded loans in excess of $3 billion.

Due to our small team, timely funding certainty is available. We offer support beyond facilitating finance, supporting you through structuring finance, project feasibility and project management.

We offer property developers an alternative source of lending from a team with deep experience, gained from over a decade through varying market cycles and conditions.


Delivering transparent and tailored finance solutions

We understand commercial, industrial and residential real estate and specialise in construction and development lending, to provide you with the best solution.


Our relationship with you is our priority. 

We analyse the underlying merits case by case, to structure a lending solution that works for you.


We’re a national organisation. We have worked extensively throughout Australia’s metro and regional areas for all asset classes.

We understand the different markets and challenges, so we can provide the best solution and the right advice.


We specialise in construction and development finance, it’s in our name.

Our strong relationship with our capital partners, allows us to offer you tailored solutions, regardless of the size or complexity of the project.


Our Team

A team of specialists in construction and development finance. Our Directors are actively involved with every client and aspect of the business. We take a hands-on approach, to help resolve the challenges faced every day in the property finance sector.

Baxter Gamble

Co-Founder & Director (Sydney)

Full Bio

Baxter brings over 30 years of experience in property finance, providing creative solutions for some of Australia’s landmark developments.

He has successfully structured and settled development finance loans totaling in excess of $1,500m and built and managed an $800m loan book comprised of both commercial and residential securities. 

As both co-founder and director, he manages the growth of DFP’s property finance and advisory business, continually working with our clients to deliver tailored funding solutions for property developers.

Matthew Royal

Co-Founder & Director (Brisbane)

Full Bio

Matthew Royal co-founded Development Finance Partners in 2011, with a strong track record in finance spanning over 20 years.

Matthew is widely recognised in the property finance industry as a leading expert in the field of bank and non-bank real estate finance. 

Prior to DFP, Matthew held structured property finance roles with several bank and non-bank lenders. 

Matthew is a trusted advisor to some of Australia’s leading private property developers.

Bronko Kozel

Associate Director (Sydney)

Full Bio

Bronko has been with DFP for 11 years and assists in the growth and expansion of our business and client network.

He has held Senior Relationship Management positions with Westpac and ANZ, collectively for 26 years, working with a diverse client base including property developers and construction companies.

Bronko works closely with our clients and key lending authorities, working in partnership to provide varied and complex loan solutions for commercial and property development finance.

Kate Rundle

Associate Director (Brisbane)

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Kate has over 13 years of banking experience spread across retail, lending and credit roles. She has been involved in all aspects of finance from origination through to due diligence, credit structuring and risk management, transaction execution and portfolio management. 

Kate has a passion for property and development and enjoys her role heading up our credit team and managing the deal process from conception to settlement. Kate along with the credit team are specialists in the assessment of finance fundamentals and funding strategies

Bob Hunter

Senior Credit Manager (Sydney)

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Bob has over 30 years of experience in banking and property finance industry. His career has included roles in the commercial, investment and non-bank sectors. His experience covers a wide range of disciples including marketing, sales and credit analysis. 

Bob’s focus is assisting developer clients in financing projects, utilising his experience in the debt, equity and mezzanine capital markets.

Gary Douglas

Senior Credit Manager (Brisbane)

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Gary has 30 years of experience in banking and finance and has held relationship management positions with Bankwest and NAB. He has also worked abroad in both Asia and Europe within funds management and private equity businesses. 

Gary has also spent several years working in private enterprise as a financial controller.

Gary has been involved in all aspects of finance from origination, cash-flow modelling and deal structuring and brings to DFP both drive and experience.

Kerry Shambly

Capital Transactions

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Kerry is an experienced Finance and Management executive with over 20 years of experience in the corporate and property sectors in Australia and USA. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business. 

Kerry has held senior strategic, financial and management positions within property, retail, private equity and the financial services sector, including Woolworths Ltd as the CFO for over 13 years and Lend Lease.

She holds Board and Advisory positions within the financial planning and property sectors.

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