Team
Profiles

Rhett Balliet

As a Transaction Analyst, Rhett supports the team with underwriting analysis, financial modelling and stakeholder engagement across Cadence’s new business activities.

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management) at the University of Melbourne for which he received First Class Honours, Rhett honed his passion for corporate financial valuation in the real estate market through a full-time internship with a Melbourne-based boutique developer.

His position at Cadence sees him take a leading due diligence role alongside the Transaction Managers across the company’s entire deal pipeline.

Rhett Balliet
Ashlee Ung

As the Project Accountant for Cadence, Ashlee Ung is responsible for supporting the company’s asset managers and development team with accurate financial forecasting and management reports. 

Her role includes the provision of timely and accurate reports and information for investors to ensure compliance with AFSL license requirements.

Ashlee’s skills include financial modelling and analysis as well as interpretation and application of AASB standards (accounting standards). 

A former Senior Analyst for Pitcher Partners in the Business Advisory and Service division, she has also worked in the property construction and investment management industry.

Ashlee Ung
Alexa Ward

Our Financial Accountant Alexa Ward manages Cadence Property Group’s financial operations. 

Alexa maintains financial accountability and oversees payroll, taxes and management reports. 

She joined Cadence after eight years’ experience working in the AFL, managing club finances for North Melbourne and Richmond football clubs.

Alexa holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (majoring in accounting) and is working towards her CPA qualification.

Alexa Ward
Andrew White

Andrew White is a highly experienced and diligent property executive with more than 20 years’ experience working across all aspects of commercial real estate and property development.

As a Senior Development Manager Andrew’s experience and abilities include tender writing, site evaluation, conducting due diligence and negotiation skills. During his career Andrew has delivered high quality property outcomes for office, industrial and mixed-use assets across Australia.

In addition to his industry knowledge he’s a proven leader having managed development teams to achieve significant pipeline growth.

Andrew has a Business Property degree from RMIT and is completing a Master of Property Investment and Development at Western Sydney University.

Andrew White
Dane Nichols

A specialist in the industrial and commercial property sector, Dane Nichols has more than 22 years’ experience in real estate. During his career he has worked in several industry areas including property management, valuation, industrial agency and development. 

Dane brings a specialist knowledge of customer relationship management to Cadence and is integral in ensuring a smooth and efficient business process between ourselves, key stakeholders and partners. 

Prior to joining Cadence, Dane lived and worked in Thailand as the Senior Manager, International Customer Solutions at Frasers Property Thailand where he was responsible for relationship building with multinational businesses, international brokers and current customers to lease assets within Frasers Thailand’s 890+ industrial property portfolio.

Dane has previously worked for Commercial and Industrial Property Pty Ltd and Knight Frank Australia. He holds an Advanced Diploma of Property Valuation from Sydney Institute of Technology.

Dane Nichols
Matthew Alderman

Positive and outgoing, Matthew Alderman combines his development and real estate experience with a deep understanding of the deal process as part of Cadence’s transaction team.

As an experienced sales executive with Melbourne-based commercial and industrial specialists, CVA Property Consultants, Matthew brings his exceptional knowledge of Australia’s property markets to Cadence along with proven customer service and sales skills. 

His role requires intimate knowledge of various asset classes and a specialist understanding of transaction management. His contact list is long and extensive, a network established over several years working with real estate agencies, ensuring all his clients property needs are met.

Matthew Alderman
Jack Mullen

As Chief Financial Officer, Jack Mullen is responsible for the financial reporting, compliance and financial management of Cadence Property Group. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Jack has spent more than 10 years working in the property industry primarily in the role of advisor and financial manager. 

Jack is an authority on business advisory and statutory audits specifically relating to construction, property development and funds management. Jack has previously held management roles at national accounting advisory firm Pitcher Partners specialising in audit and taxation, financial reporting and advisory services to Not-For-Profits, private groups, large and listed companies.

He managed the finance team in the build-to-rent sector for the  privately owned development firm, Grocon Funds Management.

Committed to making a difference, Jack also gives his time and expertise to the not-for-profit Koala Kids Foundation as a director and board member.

Jack Mullen
Tabitha Wong

With a background in construction and project management, Tabitha Wong provides integral support to the management team to ensure the successful delivery of Cadence’s commercial and industrial projects.

Tabitha has previously spent time on site as a head contractor, as well as provided project management consultancy services to a diverse range of clients in various sectors. Prior to joining the Cadence team, she completed a two year stint with a public listed developer in Malaysia, gaining exposure to international markets and property development.

Using a hands on, communicative and collaborative approach, Tabitha’s focus is on creating value whilst meeting key time, cost and quality parameters.

Mitchell Harrington

With ten years’ experience in commercial valuation, acquisitions and development management, Mitchell is responsible for new business at Cadence. In the role of Transaction Manager, Mitchell’s broad financial and built form understanding enables him to communicate with a diverse range of project stakeholders. This connection across multiple disciplines enables him to effectively guide projects from initial idea conception and asset underwriting, through to completion and divestment.

Prior to joining Cadence, Mitchell worked as a Transactions Manager for Commercial & General, where the team successfully launched and managed a number of institutional funds across the industrial, healthcare and commercial sectors. Mitchell also worked as a commercial valuer for JLL, with a focus on commercial and retail assets. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting), as well as a Bachelor of Business (Commercial Property Valuation) from the University of South Australia.

Katrina O’Shea

An invaluable member of the Cadence team, Katrina O’Shea possesses over 35 years of experience in the accounting industry, 24 of which have been spent in the property finance sector. In her current role as Cadence’s Financial Controller, a position she has held for over three years, Katrina is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting department.

Throughout her career, Katrina has been committed to addressing potential issues and seeking solutions before problems arise using her enhanced researching and reporting skills. Previously, she held the position of CFO at Ardmillian Place and General Manager Finance at MAB Corporation.

Julie-Anne Kotowski

Joining Cadence back in May 2018, Julie-Anne Kotowski has become an integral part of the company’s accounting division. She has worked within finance teams for over 19 years, with 15 of these spent in the construction industry at such companies as Project Group Construction and Walton Construction.

Patient and punctual, Julie-Anne is a dedicated team player and a proven problem-solver. She approaches every task with a positive attitude and a great sense of humour, and throughout her career has developed an innate ability to think outside of the box and discover new ways of processing tasks.

Jamie Fowler

With a background in both development management and town planning, Jamie works with the Cadence team on end-to-end project delivery and stakeholder management.

Throughout his career, Jamie has developed strong strategic acumen in dealing with land and built form property types. Prior to joining Cadence, he was in the Development team at Stockland, where he gained experience in the delivery of greenfield retail and commercial projects, as well as in strategic master planning for other existing assets.

As a Junior Development Manager, Jamie is dedicated to ensuring that every end product is workable and that project objectives are always accomplished to the highest degree.

Mitchell Kent

Mitchell Kent leads the delivery of development projects at Cadence, with a proven track record in built form assets and land subdivisions. With qualifications in structural engineering, coupled with sound financial and legal acumen, he ensures he continually mitigates risk while adding value across all of stages of a project, from feasibility to hand over.

Mitchell’s career started as a structural engineer before joining Cadence as an Assistant Development Manager in 2015. Since joining, he has played a fundamental role in the growth of the business and is now the head of the delivery team, being ultimately responsible for the completion of all of Cadence’s development projects.

Using his breadth and depth of knowledge, Mitchell is driven to unlock complex projects to achieve exceptional property outcomes.

Charlie Buxton

Founding Cadence Property Group in 2014, Charlie Buxton is the driving force behind its exceptional growth and direction. Since its inception, Charlie has overseen the successful completion of $434m worth of transactions and development projects for a diverse range of national and international clients.

Applying extensive market knowledge to his own unique processes, Charlie leads a dynamic and well-resourced team that have built a project pipeline of $800 million.

Charlie has previously held positions at MAB Corporation and CBRE undertaking development, acquisition and consulting assignment providing expertise to both private and corporate clients.

Charlie leverages his over 10 years of experience within the property industry to guide Cadence’s vision to be a leading commercial and industrial property group within the Australian market.

See more of our team
Rhett Balliet
Transaction Analyst
Ashlee Ung
Project Accountant
Alexa Ward
Financial Accountant
Andrew White
Senior Development Manager
Dane Nichols
Developments - New Business Manager
Matthew Alderman
Transaction Lead
Jack Mullen
Chief Financial Officer
Tabitha Wong
Development Manager
Mitchell Harrington
Transaction Manager
Katrina O’Shea
Financial Controller
Julie-Anne Kotowski
Bookkeeper
Jamie Fowler
Junior Development Manager
Mitchell Kent
Head of Development
Charlie Buxton
Managing Director
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