David Pearse 0402 341 191
With a depth of experience spanning over 30 years across a portfolio of projects throughout Southeast Queensland, David Pearse brings a level of support in the financial services industry few others can offer.
A generalist of property development, David is himself invested in property and adviser on projects of a more complex nature. Supported by a team who bring specialisations across residential, commercial and equipment finance, David is well positioned to provide a unique understanding to your next endeavour.
A member of Astute and a qualified real estate agent, David is the founding principal of Astute East Brisbane. During his time in financial services, David has amassed an impressive list of industry awards and now moves to focus his work on an advisory capacity, bringing a point of difference to his client base during a time where industry experience can bring measurable added value to buyers, sellers and investors seeking advice.
Highly regarded for his depth of understanding in lending requirements and the local property market, David is well placed to draw key contacts to pre-empt and navigate the increasingly complex world of finance lending on behalf of his clients. David & his team of accredited finance specialists are committed to ensuring the advice given to you is not simply the lowest pricing, rather the most suitable for your circumstances and one that will serve you well into the future.
If you’re looking for a finance specialist to partner you through your next venture reach out for a discussion on how we can best support your interests, for this and your future investments.
Tony Duncan 0413 782 416
Highly regarded for his knowledge of financial lending and the Brisbane property market, Tony Duncan is as respected as he is accomplished. In 2020, Tony received the nationally recognised award by Astute Financial ‘Best Business Growth’, acknowledging the scale of work undertaken on behalf of his clients.
Having operated within the industry for over 18 years Tony has amassed an impressive knowledge of the financial services landscape and all the market variations that have occurred throughout the last two decades. It’s this depth of knowledge, along with the relationships established within the sector and local market that provide a valuable support for customers who have a range of mortgage needs; from first home buyer’s through to refinancers and seasoned property investors.
Tony, himself a property investor with residential and commercial interests understands firsthand the challenges and needs of a buyer. He is also an accredited member of the MFAA (Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia) and remains well informed of the ever-changing financial lending market. For Tony, aside from securing the right loan for the right circumstances, the key to client success is in ensuring a level of comfort for his customers through what can often be a complex process. Tony and his team are well versed to provide this through pre-empting challenges and navigating applications to positive outcomes. For Tony, this process includes commitment to regular points of clear communication that serves to simplify the process. Tony is supported by a team who shares the same commitment for forward planning and timeliness on process requirements, underpinned by a passion for the industry.
With a portfolio of clients that includes multiple loan scenarios, Tony operates across the specialisations of Home, Car, Construction & Refinance lending. To his clients, Tony is trusted and reliable, two words that can make a world of difference when it comes to securing the best loan for your circumstances. This sentiment is reflected within the reviews shared below and we invite you to connect if you’d like to know how Tony and his team could provide assistance on your next purchase.
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Jeff Douglas 0432 292 419
Jeff has been involved in banking and finance for almost 25 years. During his long tenure with a leading bank he became a highly-awarded lending professional. Prior to the creation of Astute East Brisbane he had established his own boutique brokerage business. The opportunity to not only work with good friends but more importantly professionals at the top of their game made this an easy decision.
Jeff is focused on building solid working relationships with his clients and helping them achieve their financial goals. He holds numerous accreditations and is an accredited mortgage consultant with the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia. He is actively involved in his community and is focused on providing the highest level of service to his clients and friends.
Michael Jemmott 0447 403 124
Michael Jemmott has a combined 28 years’ experience in the Banking and Finance industry having both worked for leading lending institutions prior to joining the Astute East Brisbane team as a mortgage broker.
With a commitment to quality customer service, Michael is passionate about providing his clients with a level of support during what can be a complex process. His knowledge of all aspects of the financial process enables a valuable insight for his clients to benefit from.
Michael specialises in residential finance, commercial finance and equipment finance covering a suite of mortgage services to support varied requirements.
Michael has completed a Certificate IV (Finance and Mortgage Broking) and a Diploma of Finance (Mortgage Broking Management). He is also an accredited member of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).
George Pain 0433 756 604
George Pain is a Brisbane mortgage broker with over 14 years of experience in finance lending. Having previously worked with one of Australia’s leading banks George is well versed in all sides of the process of mortgage lending as well as how best to navigate it on behalf of his clients.
A specialist in mortgage lending for business owners, George understands the complexities and requirements of the self-employed, particularly as it relates to equipment loans, construction loans and general property acquisition. An accumulation of experience in this field has enabled George to support his client base over the years through both the purchase, build and sale of properties.
An avid reader, it’s a priority for George and his team to ensure they remain up to date with current guidelines, policies and market conditions. In turn, they are then able to satisfy customer needs by providing fully comprehensive information regarding financial products.
Based in Coorparoo, George along with his wife have two young daughters. Hailing originally from New Zealand he enjoys supporting his local rugby team on weekends and has recently completed his own home renovation.
Steve Dart 0408 333 377
Steve has combined his passion for business, finance and real estate into his role as a mortgage broker. Understanding client’s needs are his specialty and guiding them in the right direction to achieve their goals are what he is most passionate about.
With over five years of experience in real estate and finance, Steve is well placed to assist you with your lending requirements. He knows the challenges of both parties and wants to make your experience as stress-free as possible.
With a background in military and construction, Steve values discipline and attention to detail. He brings incredible enthusiasm and energy with a commitment to deliver the results that you need.
Steve provides a level of confidence and support throughout the home loan process and you can be assured that no stone is left unturned in his efforts to find the best home loan for your circumstances.
Nathan McCarthy 0452 592 129
Understanding clients’ needs and objectives to match them with suitable financial products & solutions is Nathan’s main focus.
Having worked for major banks for the past 15 years Nathan brings with him a solid background in banking and finance across various industries. Nathan has a thorough understanding of a lender’s credit policy, metrics and underwriting standards. He balances this well with how to articulate the inherent value in an enterprise on behalf of his clients.
Nathan has been working with small business owners for a long time. Growing up in Durban, he regularly helped his parents in their family hospitality business. Now 25 years on and still family-owned, the enterprise has gone on to become a chain and a highly respected business in the community. As any business owner knows, there are important and unique business principles to come from an experience such as this.
“I understand running a business is demanding. Business owners, need clear prompt answers and also feel like someone has their back. I’m proud of the work I’ve been able to do for those I represent, saving my clients precious time and money along the way”.
During his time in banking, Nathan has accumulated an impressive list of achievements on behalf of his customers and is endorsed by his business banking colleagues. In mortgage broking, it is important to be well connected and offer solid business guidance; and on both fronts with Nathan, you will be strongly supported
Joel Robertson 0400 052 739
Joel is well versed in the field of finance; having endured the ‘coal face’ side of lending through to a key leadership role with one of Australia’s biggest banks. Drawing from extensive experience, Joel is dedicated to simplifying the complexities of the mortgage process for clients, empowering them to make informed decisions.
An ex-military veteran of multiple tours, Joel understands the importance of an effective plan, competency, and good communication. With a financial lens over these principles, Joel’s clients are well equipped to launch into their next property endeavour with assurance and success.
With an official qualification in financial planning, Joel highly encourages the mindset behind building a solid asset base and investment portfolio. As an avid property investor himself, Joel takes pleasure in facilitating his client’s success through financing their property acquisitions. For existing property owners, Joel is committed to rescuing them from the banks ‘loyalty tax’, making it is his mission to find the lender that best suits every client and saves as much time and money as possible. Joel has also personally undertaken several of his own company acquisitions which positions him uniquely to assist his self-employed clients navigate the financial landscape and find the right loan for their objectives.
Josh Jackman 0432 833 061
Having worked for a Major Bank for the past 12 years, Josh brings a wide skill set to the industry, including residential lending, investment loans, commercial lending, and asset finance.
Josh has a passion working with Small Businesses and understands that Small Businesses need clear and concise answers whilst understanding the business they operate. Josh’s ability to understand a client’s needs, both now and taking into consideration future goals, ensures his clients receive the best outcome in every circumstance.
During Josh’s career in banking, he accumulated a number of achievements for his outstanding and personable service and outcomes from both customers and colleagues.
Josh has completed a Certificate IV (Finance and Mortgage Broking) and a Diploma of Finance (Mortgage Broking Management). He is also an accredited member of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) and remains well versed with the ever-changing financial market.
Outside of work, Josh is an avid sports follower and enjoys getting outdoors at every opportunity, whether it be the beach or the bush.