The name Labassa Capital originates from an historic house in Melbourne.


The building – built on strong and secure foundations - reflects Labassa Capital’s core strengths – allowing Labassa Capital to build long-term secured wealth for its clients. 

Our Approach

We build long term structured wealth for our investors through real estate.


From raising capital to deploying it, we create tailored structured financial solutions for our clients. 


We take a conservative approach, while at all times seeking to deliver superior risk adjusted returns for our investors and strategic partners.

Core Team and Advisory Board

Labassa Capital's team of exceptional, experienced people is our most valuable asset.

Labassa's Advisory Board consists a small group of industry experts with deep experience and skill sets in development, construction, capital markets and commercial lending.

Our Team

Melissa Hosgood - Managing Director 

B.Comm (Business Administration)


Melissa is the founder and Managing Director of Labassa Capital and leads the firm’s investment strategy, deal sourcing, execution and corporate partnerships.


Melissa has more than 15 years’ experience in real estate private capital and institutional banking from which she’s developed extensive contacts with Australian and Asian family offices, private banks and institutional investors.


Before Labassa, Melissa held roles in institutional banking with Westpac Banking Corporation and HSBC.


Melissa holds a Master of Business Administration from UTS, Sydney, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hunan University of Commerce, China.


Melissa is based in Labassa’s Sydney office.

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Justin Scenna – Investment Manager

B. Arts, Honors Business Administration 


Justin is responsible for investment execution and portfolio management at Labassa. 


Justin is a commercial real estate professional with global experience in corporate finance, strategy, and investment. Most recently he worked at LOGOS Property Group in Sydney, assisting group level strategic initiatives including the execution of new venture and country establishment strategies and large corporate transactions.  Previously, Justin worked on the mortgage investments team at KingSett Capital in Toronto, Canada’s leading real estate private equity firm. His experience also includes commercial and corporate banking roles on the real estate finance team at CIBC, a leading North American financial institution.

Justin received his Honors Business Administration degree with Distinction at the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.


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Adriana Shum – Finance Manager

B. Comm (Accounting & Finance)

Chartered Accountant

Certified Practising Accountant


Adriana joined Labassa in early 2020 and is responsible for the day-to-day running of Labassa's operations division including Corporate & Fund accounting and reporting.


Adriana has more than 20 years’ experience in the accounting profession, working with both listed groups and large private companies in financial services, construction, and property industry.  Before joining Labassa Capital, she held senior accounting roles at Deloitte Australia, Holden Ltd and Wesfarmers Ltd.


Adriana holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Melbourne and is a member of both Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and CPA Australia.

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Matthew Bode – General Counsel

Bachelor of Laws

Master of Laws

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)


As Legal Counsel for Labassa, Matthew brings over 25 years banking and finance legal experience, having worked in major law firms in Sydney, London, Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands and Brisbane.


This experience has exposed him to a diverse range of sophisticated and market-leading transactions.


Matthew has also acted as in-house counsel for a major property developer and ASX-listed corporations in Sydney.


Matthew holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws from Queensland University of Technology, and is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors – Company Directors Course.

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