Our Credentials

Cohenca Consulting has a proven track record across its service offering.

View a list of sample work undertaken by selecting the service below or read some of our case studies.

Finance Origination

  • Arranged debt for various investment properties including Floreat Forum, several office buildings and shopping centres and showrooms Read case study
  • Arranged acquisition and development finance for a mixed use residential and office development Read case study
  • Finance for 100 lot land subdivision
  • Refinance of 600 lot subdivision
  • Construction finance for new shopping centre
  • $6m junior debt facility for a residential development Read case study
  • $14m senior debt facility for the development of a new neighbourhood shopping centre on a “fund through” basis

Finance Consulting

  • Managed the financing requirements (debt and equity) of a large developer with multiple projects including the overall financing strategy, structuring of individual debt facilities, negotiation of terms and transaction management through to financial close
  • Assisted a large borrower with the communications and reporting for its bank that was seeking repayment
  • Reviewed bank and private lender documentation on behalf of developer prior to execution
  • Acted for Brookfield in finalising the transfer of its joint venture interest in a shopping centre development to Stockland as part of the sale of a portfolio of assets
  • Assisted a developer with reporting formats for its lenders
  • Preparation of an Information Memorandum for a developer seeking a $34m senior debt facility for a retail development on leasehold land

Finance Renegotiation

  • Preparation of an Information Memorandum for a public company seeking to refinance $150m+ of senior debt facilities Read case study
  • Refinance of investment properties on more favourable terms
  • Renegotiation of a $175m senior debt facility for a publicly listed company

Transaction Structuring

Acting for the Housing Authority partnering arrangements have been structured with:

  • The private sector
  • The not for profit sector
  • An Aboriginal corporation

and include:

  • 400 lot subdivision in suburban Perth
  • 79 unit apartment development in the Midland Redevelopment precinct
  • Key worker and Government regional officer housing in the North West of WA
  • Development of 100 units over 16 under utilised lots that are currently vacant or have reached the end of their useful life in proximity to Burswood
  • 36 apartments between Perth and Mandurah

Distressed Borrower Representation

  • Developer with >$200m of debt on a mixed use development Read case study
  • Tourism developer and operator with >$45m of debt
  • Developer with residential development site and $23m of debt
  • Developer with mixed use development site and $20m of senior and junior debt
  • Builder with $10m of debt
  • Englobo land owner with $4m of debt

Strategic Advice

  • Advised a developer on a strategy for buying out its partner in project management and development businesses
  • Advised a private group on the establishment of a niche structured finance business including investment policies, target sectors, documentation precedents etc
  • Advised the Department of Housing regarding various transaction structures presented to it by the private sector
  • Acted for a regional bank in reviewing its existing property finance unit and developing a strategy on how to grow it whilst creating a sustainable and profitable business

Private Lender/Investor Representation

  • We have a longstanding relationship with Wingate Group with Jeff Cohenca being an independent member of the Investment Committee for the circa $50,000,000 Wingate Property Equity Fund which was established in 2016.
  • End to end management of a $42.5m syndicated mezzanine debt piece (with an international investment bank) for the acquisition of a 50% interest in a $300m mixed use investment property in Melbourne Read case study
  • Management of the due diligence, documentation and pre settlement process for various mezzanine debt deals for developments in Melbourne and Sydney acting for a Melbourne based investment bank
  • Ongoing management of a junior debt loan of $7m provided bya Melbourne based investment bank
  • Origination, documentation and management of a junior debt tranche of $315,000 for a private investor provided to a developer for construction of a luxury residence Read case study

Financial Modelling

  • Preparation of feasibility and cashflow for a 14 level office building
  • Preparation of feasibility and cashflow for $70m mixed used commercial and residential development with numerous sensitivities
  • Review of feasibility for mixed use development of circa $80m
  • Review of developer model for returns to incoming investors in a portfolio of develop and hold projects

Expert Witness

  • Liquidator of a defunct lending institution versus a delinquent borrower
  • Property owner vs defaulting tenant - analysis of the impact of the tenant's default on the owner's debt facilities

Project Control Group (PCG) Representation

  • PCG membership for large land development (circa 600 lots)
  • PCG membership for two projects being undertaken by the Housing Authority under partnering arrangements
  • PCG membership for boutique residential development of 19 units in South Perth
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