OPP Team

OUR TEAM

Oceana is a fully integrated funds management platform offering funding and partnership opportunities across a range of asset classes.

Found & CEO

We value talent and experience from all backgrounds and sectors. Our belief in the value of partnership extends to our people.

Our team shares in our success and are aligned with our performance.

If you are interested in a career with Oceana please get in touch.

CONTACT US
  • OCEANA PROPERTY PARTNERS

OCEANA PROPERTY PARTNERS

Oceana Property Partners (OPP) is a property investment management business specialising in repurposing, repositioning, and redevelopment of commercial property.

In fitting with the Oceana Funds mandate of partnership, OPP offers prospective investors scalable and deep properties combined with the gravitas and market leading position of one of Australia largest private property investors and managers.

OPP is led by a seasoned and experienced team that we are always interested in complementing, if you think you can add-value to OPP, we would love to hear from you.

PRINCIPALS

Grant Traub

Co-Founder and CEO
team photo

Grant is a founding partner and CEO of Oceana Property Partners. He is a real estate finance professional with 19 years’ experience in deal origination, capital transactions, asset management, restructuring, and debt recovery. Prior to joining Oceana, Grant was the Head of Real Estate at Centennial Property Group and was responsible for the transactions and asset management functions. In addition, Grant held roles at Dexus where he worked in Transactions and was a Portfolio Manager responsible for the performance of over $1.5bn of assets.

Grant is responsible for the full life cycle of investment activities from investment initiation to investment realization. Further, he has oversight of investor communications, corporate strategy and is a member of the group’s Investment Committee.

David Lewis

CEO & Founder
team photo

A structured finance specialist, David has spent more than two decades in the industry, launching Oceana Investments (Asia) Limited in 2014. David has overseen the growth of Oceana Funds flagship Oceana Australian Fixed Income Trust (“OAFIT”), creating one of Australia’s best performing fixed-income investment vehicles since 2016.

Since its inception OAFIT has placed more than $1.5bn of medium-term Notes with wholesale and sophisticated investors. David also co-founded Oceana Property Partners in 2021 and has since completed the funding and acquisition of its founder assets.

David believes in structuring, partnership, risk management, and takes an ‘best-of-breed’ approach to all business endeavours. Previously he was Executive Director of Oceana Investments (Asia) Limited, responsible for the management of a structured credit and direct equity investment portfolio focused on the consumer and technology sectors.

David spent five years at Investec Bank in the UK within the structured finance division and earned an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He has a Finance and Operations Management (minoring in Economics) Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (cum laude) and is a member of the Credit and Investment Committee of FC Funds Management Pty Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of FC Capital Holdings Pty Ltd. David is also an observer to the board of Finstro Holdings LLC.

ADVISORY

John Thomas

Chairman & Non-Executive Director (Independent)
team photo

John has been involved in banking, finance, and funds management activities for over 40 years. Under John’s leadership, Howard Mortgage Trust won the Money Management Magazine “Fund Manager of the Year” award on seven occasions.

John is a member of the Credit and Investment Committee of FC Funds Management and Chairman of FC Capital Holdings Pty Ltd and Finstro Holdings Pty Ltd

OPERATIONAL

Kalen Foster

Head of Investments
team photo

Kalen has over 13 years of direct property experience working across a broad range of property and funds management businesses.

Kalen has spent much of his career at the front end of commercial transactions in the value-add and core-plus space. This has provided him with a strong understanding of the value extraction process and the need for stringent acquisition criteria when assessing opportunities. Prior to joining Oceana, Kalen led acquisitions at Quintessential Equity, placing the firm’s first blind value-add fund. In addition, Kalen has held various roles at Dexus, including leading industrial acquisitions nationally and at GM Property Group was Head of Transactions.

Kalen is responsible for asset origination, execution, and divestments across all sectors for Oceana Property Partners.

Sean Robertson

Compliance Advisor
team photo

Sean was a partner and head of the financial services team at McCullough Robertson for 14 years prior to joining Oceana.

Sean has over 25 years' experience as a financial services lawyer, focusing on managed investments and financial services.

Sean also co-authored 'A Practical Guide to Managed Investments' published by the Law Book Company (now in its third edition) and regularly has lectured on compliance with the Corporations Act 2001 and financial services generally.

Kevin Wong

Chief Financial Officer
team photo

Kevin joined Oceana in 2016 and has held the role of CFO since 2019. He is responsible for all the accounting and financial work for the business and underlying funds, working closely with our audit partners for the relevant entity. He previously worked for PwC in Australia and Malaysia and has over six years of experience in providing audit services to clients in the property and asset management industry.

Kevin is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

Alex Healey

team photo

Alex has worked in direct property transaction roles for the past 7 years. He started his career as an analyst at CBRE, where he worked on nearly $1.5 billion worth of sales, before completing $220 million worth of deals in buy-side roles at Sentinel Property Group and Marprop. He is currently completing a Master of Commerce at UNSW.