Our people anchor everything we do, for you and with you.
At Stronghold, we recognise that however good the product, having the right people in support is what encourages a partnered and rewarding experience.
We’re not a huge corporate entity, but what we do have is longevity, consistency and integrity across our team – some of the same personnel who led the finance, compliance and property functions of the very first Stronghold trust remain with us today.
Being a compact operation is also what drives us to remain adaptable, flexible and passionate in our thinking as well as our doing, and ready to build strong relationships through every stage of your investment journey. One example being how we invest alongside you, not just on your behalf.
With expertise spanning property management, investment analysis, finance, marketing and more, plus a culture of curiosity, continual learning and focused improvement, we’re set up to successfully service the performance of our assets and your returns.
Bruce is a highly experienced CPA and brings over 32 years commercial finance experience to Stronghold. He has spent the last 22 years in the property and funds management industry holding senior roles as Responsible Officer, Compliance Officer and Conflicts Officer.
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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) from the Queensland University of Technology, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from Finsia.
Luke has over a decade’s experience in the property industry, with an established background in portfolio management and optimisation, acquisitions and divestment, development feasibility, valuation and advisory.
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Luke has over a decade’s experience in the property industry, having held senior roles at Colliers and Savills in Queensland and Victoria, providing advice and transaction due diligence for Listed Property Trusts, Wholesale Funds, Superannuation Funds, Syndicates and Financial Institutions.
As Fund Manager for Stronghold, Luke’s responsibilities include, fund and trust optimisation, distribution and investor relations, capital raising initiatives, property transactions, deal origination and due diligence.
Luke holds a Graduate Diploma of Property Valuation from University of Melbourne, and maintains CPV AAPI, QLD Valuer Registration and Land Valuer Licence WA accreditations.
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.
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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.
Cindy has over 20 years experience in the property industry and has held roles as a Valuer, portfolio manager and operational business advisor. Cindy joined Stronghold in 2019 and her role is to manage the Investor Registry which includes reviewing investor applications and issuing units, distributions, statements and providing secure access to the online investor portal.
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Prior to joining Stronghold, Cindy worked in senior roles in Victoria and New South Wales at Colliers, Jones Lang LaSalle, Ernst & Young and KPMG and more recently as portfolio manager at The University of Queensland and special projects officer at Graystone, always with a focus on providing improvement advice to clients on their real estate management business practises and systems.
Thais has more than 15 year’s experience in Risk and Compliance within Australia and Brazil. Thais’s experience includes key roles in Risk Management and maintaining the regulatory and investment risk compliance framework.
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Prior to joining Stronghold Investment, she held the Risk Advisor position at Brighter Super, assisting in the Risk framework review prior to the merger and implementation of regulatory changes.
For over 13 years Thais also held key roles in Audit, Risk and Compliance teams in the Bank BNP Paribas in Australia and Brazil subsidiaries dealing directly with Capital markets and Corporate Banking, Wealth Management, Custodian services and Insurance business lines.