Corporate advisors, Asia and Australia.

AFG Venture Group Property provides offshore as well as local investors with a platform to transact in the Australian property market.  Our team are independent advisors who are able to select or initiate projects, create suitable commercial and funding structures, carry out financial and technical feasibility studies, raise capital, deliver projects, manage transactions, and provide unbiased advice on all facets of property investment and development.

Our objective is to facilitate the inflow of equity from Asia, and form either joint venture arrangements or effect structured sales with local players who may be looking for an equity partner or a complete exit.

Our work includes:

  • Structured Finance

    Acquisition & project finance, portfolio review/restructuring and negotiations with financiers.

  • Equity Advisory

    Equity capital raising.

  • Project Management

    Assisting our clients to deliver their property development projects on time and within budget.

  • Development Management

    Property development advice across the full suite of services from inception through to completion.

  • Asset Sales and Portfolio Divestments

    Transacting off-market opportunities across various real estate sectors.

  • Risk Management

    Identifying and managing the risks associated with every transaction that we are involved with.

AFG Venture Group Property has a strong risk management focus, ensuring that identifying and managing risks first, and enhancing investor returns, second, underpins our entire business model.

Our team can provide a full suite of due diligence and risk management services to property investors and developers. These services may include reviews on commercial structuring, design, delivery and marketing of a project. We can also represent investors at Project Control Group Meetings, undertake site work inspections, review project management and administration protocols, or deliver full development management services.


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Key Specialists

Lindley Edwards - AFG VG Group CEO

Lindley Edwards is a specialist adviser in merger, acquisition, divestments, fund raising, strategic consulting and licensing for growth in public and private companies.

She has a track record of successful advising to private and public companies. Previously Lindley was a State Manager (Vice-President) with Citibank. Prior to this position she spent nine years with Macquarie Bank and was an Associate Director with the Corporate Banking Division. Lindley has also worked on a secondment basis for Boston Consulting Group and for the Victorian State Government Project.

She is an accountant and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA. Lindley holds two undergraduate degrees, one in Accounting and the other in Banking and Finance. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Governance of ASX List [more...]

Elizabeth Bergin - Associate Director

Elizabeth Bergin is a former lawyer in the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and has worked for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Australia's Foreign Affairs Department on its aid program with Indonesia. Mrs Sinodinos has helped a number of Australian businesses to develop their market share, and to navigate export markets, in particular into the Asian region.


Richard Polkinghorne - Associate Director - Property

Richard Polkinghorne is AFG's Special Advisor - Property and brings to AFG a unique blend of commercial, financial and technical knowledge gained in over twenty years working in property development and delivery.

He has successfully delivered a wide range of projects in Australia, UK, Asia and the Middle East including hotels, residential, schools, transport facilities, stadiums, commercial and industrial projects. Richard has been Design/Development Manager of the Sydney Superdome, Manager for Property and Social Infrastructure at Abigroup, General Manager for Development at Dubai Festival City and Country Manager/Project Director of Medini Iskandar in Malaysia