Find out more about our current investment opportunities
Find out more about our current investment opportunities
Find out more about our current investment opportunities


Meet the Team

As leaders and advocates for the industry within the Australian property market, our team’s exceptional experience profile includes: property finance, funds management, property valuation, agency and advisory, due diligence, development, construction, and commercial property management.


Bruce is a highly experienced CPA and brings over 28 years commercial finance experience to Stronghold. He has spent the last 17 years in the property and funds management industry holding senior roles as Responsible Officer, Compliance Officer and Conflict Officer.Bruce is currently the CFO for the Graystone Group, and as Director and Company Secretary is responsible for financial reporting and company compliance for Stronghold. Bruce has gained a wealth of experience in financing and accounting for projects throughout the property lifecycle; from due diligence, feasibility assessment, construction and development of assets, through to long term ownership structures and property management.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) through Queensland University of Technology, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from Finsia.


Steven Leigh has more than 35 years’ experience in the real estate investment management and development industry. He joined QIC Global Real Estate in 1991 and was a key member of the senior executive team that acquired and created through development a portfolio of high-quality retail and commercial assets in Australia, USA and the UK. Steven has had significant experience in the wholesale funds management business through various market cycles and conditions and has a strong background in retail, commercial and industrial property with a particular focus on shopping centre acquisitions and redevelopments. After time as the Managing Director of Trinity Limited, and later Head of Australia for LaSalle Investment Management, Steven re-joined QIC as Managing Director QIC Global Real Estate in 2012 and was responsible for the group’s $20bn plus property portfolio. Steven is a non-executive director of ASX-listed companies, Scentre Group Limited and National Storage Limited and is a founding member of Male Champions of Change established by the Property Council of Australia. He has qualifications in real estate valuation and project management and is a member of the Australian Property Institute.


Philip has over 45 years of experience in the valuation and property consulting profession and is a former Director of Knight Frank Valuations Queensland and a former Associate National Director of Jones Lang Wootton (now Jones Lang LaSalle) Australia.

Philip commenced his career as a Cadet Valuer in 1972 with the then Jones Lang Wootton in Sydney. Over the following 21 years of service with Jones Lang Wootton, Philip was transferred to Brisbane, London, and Sydney. Philip was appointed as a Director of Jones Lang Wootton in Queensland subsequently appointed as an Associate National Director in 1989. Philip joined the then Baillieu Knight Frank in Brisbane as a Queensland Director in 1993 and became Managing Director of Knight Frank Valuations Queensland in 1998 and continued in that role until the end of 2012.

Since that time Philip has provided ongoing property consulting advice to Private and Public sector clients and actively participated in professional roles on property Industry Boards and Committees.

Philip’s valuation experience covers a broad range of non-residential real estate with a particular emphasis on major retail centres and central business district and suburban office buildings. During his working career, Philip was also responsible for the coordination and administration of all property research activities carried out by Knight Frank Valuations Queensland and maintained an excellent relationship with Australia’s leading institutional and corporate property organisations.


Kirsty has over 15 years’ experience across the property industry specialising in asset management, development and leasing. Most recently, Kirsty has enhanced this experience as the director of Milestone Property Management, an entity established under her management which now boasts an impressive portfolio of over 45 properties and 190 tenants. In this role Kirsty has negotiated in excess of $750m in lease contracts, re-positioned commercial properties to deliver value improvements and prides herself on the relationships she maintains with owners and tenants alike. Kirsty understands the value drivers within a property portfolio and is focused on providing property and asset management solutions to maximise cash flow and ultimately asset value. Kirsty is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Property Economics) from Queensland University of Technology.

Compliance Office / Financial Controller

Lorenzo is an experienced CPA and has over 15 years’ experience in property having worked in both ASX listed and private property organisations
Lorenzo leads the finance team which is responsible for board reporting, financial and management accounting, budgeting and forecasting, taxation, property accounting and compliance. Demonstrating more than 25 years of financial management, Lorenzo has broad experience across a diverse range of industries including property investment, funds management, construction, property development, infrastructure, manufacturing and marina operations. Lorenzo is a member of the compliance committee.

Lorenzo also holds the position of Group Financial Controller with the Graystone Group.

During his career Lorenzo has held roles within various asset classes with exposure to acquisition, feasibilities, financing, development, construction and marketing throughout the entire property cycle from acquisition through to fund ownership.

Lorenzo is CPA qualified and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from James Cook University and a Masters in Property Studies from the University of Queensland (Deans Honour).


Stuart is a CPA qualified accountant with over 17 years professional experience in banking, finance and government sectors.

Stuart prides himself on building long-term quality relationships with clients and industry members through business development.

Prior to joining the Stronghold team, Stuart was responsible for assessing, negotiating and managing multi-layered financial structures to fund property projects.

In the banking sector he delivered end-to-end financial transactions and services to a portfolio of over 50 businesses and a combined exposure of $175 million.

Stuart holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from the Queensland University of Technology.


Tim has over a decade’s experience in the property industry, establishing his career in property and business valuations which evolved into transactional advisory, fund and investment management expertise throughout the eastern Australian property markets.

Currently acting as the group’s funds, investment and transactional manager, Tim’s responsibilities include fund and property management monitoring and reporting, market monitoring and investigations, viability and feasibility analysis, due diligence and financial modelling of transactions. His objective is to strategically acquire and sustainably manage assets on behalf of investors with a core focus on adding value over the long-term investment horizon.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Real Estate and Development), Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.