Our People


Rick brings over 40 years’ of real estate experience and corporate governance to Emerge Capital. Having previously held several high profile listed board and management positions, Rick has instilled a strong corporate governance culture at Emerge Capital and provides overarching strategic direction and guidance to the firm.

Rick has delivered numerous landmark projects throughout Asia, Europe and Australia, as well as a number of acclaimed Government led projects. He was formerly the Senior Executive of Lendlease and a director of several Lendlease subsidiary companies. He has held board positions on numerous Government Corporations as well as publicly listed companies.

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Tim founded Emerge Capital in 2008.  Tim leads the firm’s private equity and investments business where he covers the real estate, infrastructure and major projects sectors. This includes direct investment, corporate finance and capital markets advice, mergers and acquisitions, fund structuring and securitisation, work out recapitalisation advice, and major urban renewal development.

Prior to founding Emerge Capital, Tim practiced corporate finance and funds management law, advising on real estate, infrastructure and private equity transactions globally. He has worked with a number of private, institutional and government clients including providing advice throughout Asia, North America, the Middle East and Europe. Tim gained extensive experience in Europe with Credit Suisse Asset Management, Barclays Global Investors, and BNP Paribas. He was responsible for advising Credit Suisse's global real estate and private equity funds throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia and North America.

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Nathan is responsible for leading Emerge Capital’s Transactions business. This also includes heading the firm’s international business in Asia and the Middle East which focuses on facilitating offshore capital into the pan Asian real estate sector.

Nathan has 20 years’ real estate experience throughout Asia and Australia at Lendlease, Morgan Stanley, CapitaLand and Taubman Centres. Throughout his career Nathan has developed extensive experience in the office, retail, residential and mixed use sectors through a comprehensive track record across funds management, asset management, development and property management.

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Non-Executive Director, Asia

Peter is responsible for leading Emerge Capital’s Asia business with particular focus on facilitating wholesale offshore capital into the real estate sector. Based in Singapore, Peter provides the firm with an important presence in the region with strong relationships to institutional capital.

Peter has more than 30 years’ of experience in real estate, corporate and commercial law. During his past role as Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), Peter built an extensive network around the region, including among investors and regulators, and was a driving force behind regulatory improvements, expanded research and improved best practice standards in the Asia-Pacific real estate sector.

Partner, Fund Management Europe

Dirk is responsible for leading the ECP European Healthcare Real Estate Fund, a Luxembourg domiciled investment vehicle.  Dirk's role also includes facilitating offshore capital investment into and from Europe and Asia. Based in Luxembourg and Germany, Dirk is an important presence in the Pan-European region and brings a wealth of advisory, asset management and investment management expertise.

Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Dirk was a Board Member of German M-DAX listed Aareal Bank Group, CEO of Allianz Real Estate, and CEO of Vivico Real Estate. He has also acted as a principal in funds management, balancing his time between Germany and Singapore. Dirk has a background in real estate commercial finance and venture capital, having previously worked at Deutsche Bank. Altogether, his experience encompasses circa 30 years of expertise in the alternative asset sectors.

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Executive Director

Peter brings over 30 years’ experience to Emerge Capital in project, investment, development and general management. This experience provides important and pragmatic insights to the firm’s real estate advisory business with a particular emphasis on development and investment management.

Throughout his career Peter has worked for Lendlease and Investa. During this time he was responsible for managing property investment and development portfolios for Westpac, Suncorp, Tower Life and University of Western Australia. Peter is also the current Chair of the Sunshine Coast Property Council Committee and is a Director of the Sunshine Coast Business Council.

Investor Relations

Stephanie is responsible for managing Emerge Capital’s Chinese institutional capital relationships. Based in Beijing, Stephanie is involved with regular Emerge Capital China road shows & events and maintains frequent dialogues with investors.

Stephanie is native in Mandarin and fluent in English and has a Master’s degree in business communication, culture and technology from Georgetown University, Washington DC.

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Associate Director

Kale Maver is an Associate Director within the Transaction team at Emerge Capital. Kale's background includes advising listed organisations on their property requirements, with a focus on large scale tenant pre-commitments and associated feasibility analysis (including fitout funding and alternative occupancy structures).

Prior to this, Kale worked for a boutique private equity firm in the United States, where he was responsible for financial analysis and due diligence on the acquisition of distressed commercial real estate within top tier markets. This experience included negotiations with banks and lenders seeking to dispose of properties in distressed situations. He also assisted with the preparation and marketing of equity funds to acquire distressed commercial real estate.

Kale holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & International Business).

Associate Director

Francesca brings experience in asset management, separate account and fund management, and real estate transactions across multiple sectors.  Previously based in London, Francesca has worked in roles both client side, as well within advisory teams and is also a chartered surveyor.

Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Francesca worked as Acquisitions Manager at Topland, a £3.5bn private property company. Previously, Francesca worked with Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance before joining LaSalle Investment Management, operating across several separate accounts and funds.


James specialises in buy-side and sell-side advisory with real estate transactions experience across multiple sectors. His predominant focus involves analysing investments and building financial models across Europe.

Prior to joining Emerge Capital, James worked as a management consultant within the financial services practice at Oliver Wyman. James has also gained direct real estate acquisitions experience at Europa Capital underwriting deals across Europe. James has an MPhil in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge.

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Edmund has a background in finance and law, and has experience in buy-side advisory, market entry strategy and debt capital raising at an international level across commercial office and residential asset classes.

Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Edmund worked as a funds analyst at Tria Investment Partners, a specialist consultancy to the wealth and asset management industries. Edmund has also gained experience in the US House of Representatives. Edmund has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) with High Distinction from the University of Sydney, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws.


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Hugh has a background in finance and law, offering interdisciplinary experience in research and business analysis. He has experience in advisory work for the NSW Government, previously conducting market soundings with Australian contractors, developers, fund managers and PPP specialists.

Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Hugh worked within KPMG’s consulting division, advising major clients including the banking industry on an industry-led transformation of Australian payments infrastructure.  

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Helio works on buy-side and sell-side transactions in Europe across all real estate sectors.  Helio focuses on analyzing investments, executing transactions and monitoring European real estate markets. With a background in healthcare real estate, Helio notably gained exposure to healthcare assets by assisting institutional investors in their acquisition of large portfolios across European markets.

Prior to joining Emerge Capital, Helio worked for YourCare, a healthcare specialist that provides advisory and transaction services.

Helio speaks French, English and Mandarin and has an academic background in Finance.

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Group Finance Manager

Jessie is responsible for the management of all areas of the Group’s finance and accounting function including oversight of the day-to-day transactions of the business, preparation of budgets and forecasts, development of accounting policies and procedures, PE fund reporting, board reporting and senior stakeholder engagement across the whole business.

Jessie is a CPA qualified accountant and has a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting. Jessie most recently worked as a Manager in a world leading financial modelling firm prior to joining Emerge Capital.

The team is supported by a number of Analysts with backgrounds in real estate investment banking, private equity, and advisory services.