About us

As an investment manager, we provide secure risk-adjusted returns in commercial real estate. We back every investment we make, because we believe in what we do.

Structured Finance

Leading experts in arranging and providing capital across the stack including; senior secured debt, mezzanine debt, and preferred equity capital.

Direct Property Syndicates

We provide direct real estate investment opportunities and optimal returns to wholesale investors.


Licences and recognition

Stamford Capital Funds Management Pty Ltd holds an Australian Financial Services Licence No. 475123 issued by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, authorising operation of the wholesale property trusts and syndicates.

Leveraging relationships

Leveraging the marketing platform of Stamford Capital Australia, we use these relationships to create optimal, risk-adjusted investment returns for our investors.

Delivering wealth

At Stamford Capital Investments we believe that your success is our success. We help our investors grow wealth, having achieved an average net IRR above 17% since inception across 63 separate investments totalling over $416m of invested capital.

Long-term connections

We prioritise relationships at Stamford and are dedicated to maintaining long-term relationships with our wholesale investors. You can expect continuous updates on investments, progress and performance.

Active management

We actively manage all investments. From visiting projects and sites to keeping you up to date, we are in frequent contact with our borrowers and joint venture partners.


Our people

Domenic Lo Surdo

Joint Managing Director

Domenic is the founder of Stamford Capital. With over 20 years’ experience in property investment and development, he has exceptional knowledge of property finance, from debt through to equity.

Commencing his career in institutional banking with the ANZ Banking Group, Domenic moved to Gresham Partners to work in Property Funds Management, and developed deep funds management expertise in a range of positions.

At Stamford Capital, Domenic focuses on managing key client and capital relationships as well as the strategic direction of the group.

Michael Hynes

Joint Managing Director

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in property finance, investment, development and syndication.

He started his career at Savills Commercial Property Agency and then moved into property finance, initially in finance origination and then later heading up principal investments.

At Stamford Capital, Michael is jointly responsible for running the business.
He executes advisory mandates and uses his knowledge of debt and equity investments to enhance returns for Stamford’s clients.

David Scardoni


David's expertise spans 17 years in commercial banking, funds management, property finance and investment, including structured property finance solutions.

He previously managed structured property investment funds, and with CBA in risk management and institutional banking. He understands how to manage a client’s real estate capital needs from initial procurement through to ongoing management of capital paced, and is well known for finding solutions to complex transaction issues.

David uses his expert knowledge of Australia’s real estate capital markets to source opportunities and manage our key stakeholder relationships.

Marcus Elsum

Non-Executive Director

Marcus has more than 25 years' experience managing and driving the development of small, medium and large businesses both in Australia and internationally. His experience includes senior roles in funds management, commercial finance and broking, investment banking, capital markets and chartered accounting.

Marcus was most recently a senior executive at Challenger Limited and previous roles include Chief Operating Officer at Ashe Morgan and Head of Structured Finance at UBS.

At Stamford Capital, Marcus sits on the board with a hands-on role in strategic projects.

Daniel Pirrello

Head of Investments

Daniel has over 17 years’ experience across property finance, funds management and commercial banking.

He brings his depth of knowledge in property markets, risk management, portfolio management and property lending from seven years as Associate Director of the Institutional Property portfolio at ANZ. He also has significant funds management experience managing mezzanine, preferred equity and equity debt from his time across various businesses.

At Stamford Capital Investments he will be structuring and executing new investment opportunities and managing our existing portfolio.

Ilze Jansone

Investment Manager

As Investment Manager, Ilze is responsible for structuring and executing new investment opportunities, and managing the existing investment portfolio.

From credit analysis and cash flow modelling to engaging with legal advisers and other consultants, she manages deals from origination to ongoing monitoring once they are settled.

Ilze brings global expertise in commercial property credit risk analysis to Stamford Capital Investments. She has worked for over 10 years in financial services, including five years with Barclays Bank in London.

Amanda Ceaser

Office and Marketing Manager

At Stamford Capital Investments, Amanda is responsible for maintaining and managing our investor portal as well as investor relations, to ensure a user-friendly and efficient client experience.

In addition, she also manages Stamford Capital Investments’ marketing, updating our community with current news and market perspectives.

Victor Huang

Investment Analyst

As an Investment Analyst, Victor supports the Investment Management team to structure and execute new opportunities, and is responsible for credit analysis, due diligence, and financial modelling.
Prior to joining the SCIM team, Victor spent 18 months working within Stamford Capital's commercial real estate origination division, where he assisted the team to settle over $350m of investment and development transactions. Victor also holds a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Finance) from the University of New South Wales.

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