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 - Group Chief Executive Officer

Lindley Edwards is the Group Managing Director of AFG Venture Group ( and its various subsidiaries. Lindley is an experienced corporate advisor and has worked on numerous private and public M&A and corporate transactions in the food/agri, services, retail, education, technology and resources sectors. Her work involves merger, acquisition, divestment, fund raising, licensing, strategic consulting, distribution and joint ventures. Since the mid 90's Lindley has been very active in Asia, which includes Asean and North Asia undertaking corporate transactions as well as micro credit and social impact work.


Richard Polkinghorne - 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. [more...]

Elizabeth Bergin - Principal - North America

Elizabeth Bergin is based in Washington DC, and is responsible for the Americas operations of AFG Venture Group, with a track record in cross-border transactions in a number of sectors.

Prior to joining AFG Venture Group, Ms Bergin was a lawyer in the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and has worked for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, as well as Australia's Foreign Affairs Department.