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.
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.
Melissa Hosgood - Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
B.Comm (Business Administration)
Melissa is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Labassa Capital and leads the firm’s investment strategy, deal sourcing, execution, investor relation 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 private 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 University of Technology, 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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Adriana Shum – Finance Manager
Bachelor of Commerce (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.
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Alistair Wood – Credit Committee & Advisory Board
Bachelor of Science (Banking & Finance)
Alistair has a distinguished career in Corporate Banking and Risk Management through a variety of roles in a 30 year career with HSBC. His wide ranging career included positions in the UK, Japan and latterly Australia. In 2007, Alistair was appointed State Manager, NSW for HSBC Australia’s Commercial Banking operations and successfully led a growing team to more than triple revenues over a five year period.
Alistair has extensive experience with Private and Public companies, Domestic and Multi-national Corporates both mid-market and large. Alistair has extensive experience across bi-lateral, club and syndicated facilities.
Alistair holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University, England and is the co-founder and Director of BRW Advisory.