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.
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.
Melissa Hosgood - Managing Director
Melissa is the founder and Managing Director of Labassa Capital and leads the firm’s corporate strategy
Melissa has more than 13 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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Priyanka Dean – Investment Manager
Masters in Professional Accounting
Masters in Financial Analysis
CFA - Level 3 Candidate
Priyanka joined Labassa in October 2020 and is responsible for deal origination, investment analysis, portfolio management and institutional co-investments.
Before joining Labassa, Priyanka was a Senior Associate at KPMG Corporate Finance in the real estate finance team. During her tenure, she worked with several international and local property groups to arrange a suite of real estate debt and equity funding in relation to development and refinancing projects.
Her expertise extends to providing capital management, funding options, credit rating and benchmarking advice to numerous corporates, not-for-profits and both federal and state governments.
Priyanka holds a Master of Professional Accounting and Masters of Financial Analysis from the La Trobe University, Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Delhi University, India. She is currently a level III candidate for the Charter of Financial Analyst Program.
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Christopher D’Angelo – Business Development Manager
Grad Cert. Management Accounting
Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada)
Certified Management Accountant (Canada)
Member Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
Christopher is responsible for developing Labassa’s domestic channel partners and high net worth investor relationships.
Christopher has over 15 years’ experience in the real estate and private equity markets including real estate financing, deal structuring, property asset management and capital raising. Prior to joining Labassa, Christopher held senior roles in a private equity firm in Washington DC and was the co-founder of a property investment & management firm in Montreal, Canada.
Christopher holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Graduate Certificate in Management Accounting from Concordia University, Montreal Canada. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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Adriana Shum – Financial Accountant
B. Comm (Accounting & Finance)
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.
Michael Bowers – Responsible Manager
Bachelor of Laws
Michael the responsible manager for Labassa Australian Financial Services License. He has extensive corporate governance and management experience including a variety of c-suite roles across real estate, aged care, retirement, community living and sport.
Before joining Labassa, Michael was CEO of Southern Cross Aged Care and Chief Operating Officer of a property funds management business that grew from $100m to $1bn.
Prior to that, Michael was CEO of Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club and a partner in commercial law firms.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology.