Stephen is a co-founder of Scape. As Managing Director and Group CEO of Scape Australia, Stephen is responsible for Scape Australia’s strategy across investment, capital transactions and merger and acquisition activities including financing and investor relations, a position he has held since 2013.
Stephen has 17 years’ real estate investment, private equity and investment banking experience in Australia, Asia and Europe. Having previously held real estate investing and corporate finance positions with Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Merrill Lynch and Macquarie Bank.
Stephen has significant experience within the real estate alternatives sector globally including the Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), Co-Living and Built-to-Rent (MultiFamily) sectors in Australia, UK & US (and was previously Non-Executive Director and shareholder of PAD Student Living in Australia).
Scape was established in Australia in 2013, and is a leading, fully-integrated owner, operator, investment manager and developer of premium branded student accommodation (PBSA) and lifestyle solutions, with billions of dollars in assets under management, on behalf of global wholesale and institutional investors. Scape’s existing Australian portfolio comprises 42 high quality assets located in the key education precincts of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth with ~14,000 operational beds and ~8,000 beds under development, and over 400 staff across the country.
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