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

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Melissa Hosgood - Managing Director 

B.Comm (Business Administration)

MBA 

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.

Contact Melissa | melissa.hosgood@labassa.com

William Chen - Investment Analyst

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

Bachelor of Laws 

William is responsible for investment review and evaluation, loan submissions analysis, risk assessment and structuring, investment management and deal origination. 

William has more than 4 years' experience in investment management, alternatives and real estate from which he's developed relationships with brokers, capital allocators and institutional investors. 

Before joining Labassa Capital, William held investment roles at global investment and advisory firms where he managed global and Australian equities portfolios and conducted due diligence of alternative investments including private equity and real estate investment opportunities. 

William holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and has successfully completed Level 1 of the CFA Program. William is based in Labassa's Sydney office. 

Contact William | william.chen@labassa.com

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Adriana Shum – Finance Manager

Bachelor of Commerce (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.

Contact Adriana | adriana.shum@labassa.com

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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.

Contact Matthew | matthew.bode@labassa.com

Alistair Wood – 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.