IDA's people are its strength with a high-calibre team of real estate investment professionals.
FOUNDER & MANAGING Director
Adam is Founder and Managing Director of IDA Property Group.
Originally a solicitor with SW Lawyers and Thomson Geer in their real estate and banking & finance divisions, and subsequently partner and managing director of private real estate investment and advisory firm, Gersh Investment Partners Ltd, Adam founded IDA in 2010 to work on a more aligned basis with his clients as advisor and investment partner.
Drawing on 20+ years’ experience in all facets of real estate finance, investment banking, professional services and property development, Adam has a proven track record of adding significant value to the projects in which he is involved.
In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of IDA, Adam maintains an active involvement in a wide variety of social, philanthropic and communal causes.
Robbie has over 15 years of cross border real estate investment, development and valuation experience in Australia, Singapore and India.
Utilising broad capital markets and asset management expertise, Robbie has acquired and managed assets across the residential, office, industrial and tourism sectors.
Robbie is responsible for the execution and management of IDA's real estate debt and equity investments and external banking relationships.
Prior to joining IDA, Robbie worked for the Assetz Group - a private property company primarily focussed on the development of commercial office parks in Southern India - as Investment Management Director, leading the capital raising initiatives for the group and its India projects. From 2007 to 2009 the group successfully raised over $200 million of debt and equity for individual projects.
Director of finance
Rob joined IDA in 2015 and brings over 30 years’ experience in property, financial services and funds management.
Prior to joining IDA, Rob was CFO for Qualitas, a private real estate investment manager with transaction experience across the real estate capital structure.
Rob was CFO for Gersh Investment Partners and Treasury Funds Management and, prior to that, was an Associate Director of Heine Funds Management Ltd (a listed funds manager with listed and unlisted property and mortgage funds under management).
Rob holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Director - Investment Administration
Gwen is responsible for both asset and investment administration for IDA’s portfolio of debt and equity investments along with investor relations.
Gwen comes from an internal audit background of 10 years in the banking and finance sector in Malaysia and more than 10 years’ experience managing operations (middle and back office processes) in the Australian property finance and investment management industry.
She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her previous roles in managing operations (middle and back office processes) for MaxCap, Qualitas and Arch Finance.
Gwen holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting and is a qualified Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
Director – Head of Transactions
Richard joined IDA in 2015 and was appointed Director - Head of Transactions in December 2017.
As Head of Transactions, Richard is responsible for deal origination and the execution and management of IDA's portfolio of real estate debt and equity investments.
Richard has broad real estate and investment experience having been involved in the prosecution of structured finance transactions across residential and commercial real estate.
Prior to joining IDA, Richard was a Senior Associate with prominent Melbourne law firm, Arnold Bloch Leibler, where he acted in several landmark transactions for financiers and borrowers, major corporations and family groups across a diverse range of property development and finance matters.
Richard graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts.
Investment Director – Property Finance
As Investment Director, Matt is responsible for transaction origination and client relationship management, with a focus on growing IDA’s property finance business.
With in excess of 15 years’ experience working across property valuation, development, banking and capital markets, Matt brings with him a deep understanding of real estate finance and the key drivers for IDA’s development clients.
Prior to joining IDA, Matt was the Executive Director for one of Melbourne’s largest private property developers where he successfully managed the capital requirements of a $4 billion development pipeline.
Matt prides himself on client service and delivering exceptional capital solutions to his developer clients.
Parag joined IDA in 2018 following experience as an Infrastructure Consultant at KPMG and prior to that as a Corporate Lawyer.
Parag is an experienced commercial and financial advisor having worked across a range of projects and transactions in the real estate and infrastructure space. Parag’s responsibilities include financial modelling, commercial analysis and transaction management.
Parag holds a Bachelor of Law (First Class Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) double degree from Monash University.
Sam van Praag
Sam joined IDA in 2016 and is primarily responsible for deal origination, capital raising and the management of key relationships.
Sam has experience working in private equity and structured real estate transactions, having worked for family offices in both Australia and New Zealand.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
group financial controller
Linda has broad accounting experience having assisted individuals, partnerships, trusts, companies and SMSF clients with their tax obligations and accounting issues.
Joining IDA in early 2016 as the firm’s internal Accountant, Linda brings with her over 6 years’ experience in financial and tax accounting having worked as an accountant with YK Partners and Emerson Randell Young.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Commerce from La Trobe University majoring in Accounting, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is currently undertaking a postgraduate Masters Degree in Property at RMIT.