Our culture is built around genuine relationships, collaboration and hard work. Our drive towards exceptional results and our confidence to work with ambiguity mean that we are comfortable with uncertainty and confident that we will come up with the best solution for our clients.
Our team of highly skilled and experienced people are drawn from a range of property and finance backgrounds, providing comprehensive expertise in all aspects of the investment life cycle. Each individual has a deep understanding of their area of speciality and their unique strengths, which allows us to have collaborative impact on our team, the culture of AsheMorgan and our clients in a powerful and authentic manner.
Michael Moss founded AsheMorgan in 1981. His strength and continuity of leadership is reflected in the company’s focus on long-standing client relationships and ethical standards. Michael began his career as an accountant and moved into the property industry in 1980. In the landscape of a depressed property market, Michael developed specialist expertise in mortgage origination and management, assisting many clients with their refinancing needs.
This experience highlighted to Michael the importance of managing risk which continues to be a focus for him today and a key factor in the company’s success. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of NSW and is President of the Board of KTC, a private school in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Michael Rothner has been with AsheMorgan since 1990, delivering a broad depth of experience covering the full range of property-related disciplines across all property sectors. His expertise spans development and construction, financing investment grade assets, joint ventures and funds management. Michael has been instrumental in expanding AsheMorgan nationally and driving the company’s transition from a major player in the arrangement of senior and mezzanine debt to a principal capital provider and asset manager.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with merits from the University of NSW and is a fellow member of the Australian Property Institute. He has completed a Harvard Business School of Management leadership course.
Alton Abrahams joined AsheMorgan in 1995. He has a solid background in commercial property financing as well as property investment and development. Alton has led the company in more than $1.0 billion of direct property investments covering retail, shopping centre developments, residential sub-divisions and large-scale, mixed use developments.
Alton’s strong links with developers and investors, valuers and commercial agents and property marketers provide constant opportunity flow. Alton is a member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) and has been a key speaker for a number of seminars held by the Mortgage Brokers Institute of Australia (MBIA), the Real Estate Institute (REI) and the Australian Property Council (APC). Alton’s experience in all facets of property finance, development and management makes him an industry leader in the provision of property advice.
Mendy Moss joined AsheMorgan in 2003. His experience includes the structuring and arrangement of senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity facilities for clients’ property based investment assets and developments. Mendy has strong relationships with a diverse source of capital and retains a close alignment with leading property market participants including commercial real estate agents, property valuers, retail investors, solvency groups and well established developers.
Mendy has been involved in landmark projects including major residential subdivisions, high-rise apartment projects, major commercial buildings and shopping centres. With experience in all facets of property development and management including urban and town planning, construction, marketing, leasing and sales, Mendy provides expert capital structuring advice.
Hans Borgelt joined AsheMorgan in 2006. He is responsible for all financial matters of the company including cash flow, profitability forecasts and budgeting. He also serves as Company Secretary. Hans has over 15 years’ experience in finance, including financial and product control, various project-based system implementations, as well as structured transactions exposure where he was responsible for large and complex debt finance structures which took advantage of arbitrage opportunities.
Hans brings extensive international experience to AsheMorgan, having worked in various positions in investment banks including Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse First Boston and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Hans holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of South Africa. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
James Groom has acted as legal adviser to AsheMorgan since 2002 and has acted as Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary since 2007. He has worked with leading law firms in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. In the late 1990s James left private practice to accept the position of Group Company Secretary and Corporate Solicitor at General Electric’s Australian head office.
In 2001 James established his own practice, James Groom & Co, with clients ranging from start-ups to established listed companies. His particular focus is corporate and financial services law. James is a member of several private company Boards and speaks regularly on corporate governance matters. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Law Degree (first class honours in political science) from the University of Tasmania.
Scott Miles joined Ashe Morgan is 2007. His broad range of property and finance experience includes property acquisition, feasibility and modelling, funds management, asset management, asset syndication and property financing. Scott has been the involved in the acquisition and active management of most assets acquired since 2010 including Marsden Park Shopping Centre, Dee Why Market, 1805 Ipswich Road, Post Office Square, DaVinci Business Park and the TCB Building. Scott’s particular focus is creating strong investor returns through detailed oversight of property leasing, capex and cost controls.
Scott has over 20 years’ experience in Property and holds a Bachelor in Built Environment and a Master of Applied Finance. He is a member of the UDIA and AICD and has graduated from the AICD Company Director’s course.
Marcello D’Amates joined AsheMorgan in 2006 following previous management roles in Credit and Syndication Services at AMAL Asset Management and Specialist Banking Operations at AMP Bank. Marcello contributes years’ of valuable industry experience to the AsheMorgan team which includes core strengths in financial modeling, analytical assessment and credit and risk management.
Marcello is actively involved in the evaluation of syndicated investment opportunities with a particular focus on debt and equity finance structuring and maximizing investor returns. He is involved in the review, negotiation and approval of financial and legal documents and vigorously manages the settlement of property transactions.
Marcello possesses a host of qualifications, including a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, as well as a Diploma in Mortgage Lending from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
Michael Johns has been working in the property and finance industry for more than 15 years. Michael commenced his career with Ernst & Young, working in the Assurance & Advisory Services division with a focus on the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction industry. During this time Michael worked with a number of large property players, including both listed and unlisted companies and international institutions. Michael then spent five years working with AsheMorgan in its structured finance and debt advisory business where he developed a deep understanding of the real estate and financial markets.
Prior to rejoining AsheMorgan in 2014, Michael worked with one of Australia’s largest insolvency and real estate advisory firms providing strategic advice to a number of Australian and International banks on their real estate exposures.
In his current role Michael brings a detailed approach to asset management with a focus on minimising risks whilst not giving away the upside potential. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
Wilson Justo joined AsheMorgan in 2009. He has 10 years of extensive experience in corporate finance, treasury, accounting, assurance and advisory. Wilson supports the Chief Financial Officer in financial analysis and reporting. He serves as a business partner between group finance and management and communicates relevant financial information to internal and external stakeholders.
Prior to joining AsheMorgan, Wilson worked in the Financial Services division of Ernst & Young for 7 years. He specialised in Banks, Insurance and Funds Management businesses. Wilson is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from the University of the Phillippines. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a regular member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Sydney.