Our team offers deep experience in transaction execution, M&A, CRE strategy, accounting, lending and capital raising across multiple industry sectors.

Nick Jacobson

Managing Director

Over 25 years’ experience with leading global investment banks (most recently Chairman of Real Estate and Head of Investment Banking Services at Goldman Sachs Australia) specialising in real estate advisory and capital markets across Australia, Europe and Asia.

Nick oversees the strategic direction of CapStra and is focussed on origination, transaction negotiation and execution of mandates across a broad range of clients including Governments, global financial institutions, public companies and asset-rich corporations.

Nick holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.


Andrew Foster


Over 20 years’ experience in capital advisory for numerous major organisations across all funding markets, including equity, bank, bond and alternative markets.

Andrew has a track record in delivering structured capital solutions that facilitates corporate balance sheet efficiency and objectives of the various stakeholders.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering, University of Tasmania (Hons) and an MBA, University of Texas.


David Woolford


Over 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate across all facets of the industry and most recently CEO of Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank Australia.

David has been involved in numerous large-scale projects and acted on behalf of numerous global and local occupiers of real estate in transactions, project management and advisory.

David has a Bachelor of Property and a Graduate Diploma in Finance. David is a qualified Valuer and a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute. David is a Fellow of the RICS and a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Australia.


Lee Dransfield


Over 17 years’ experience in real assets, providing strategic advice and analysis on direct and indirect investments.

Lee’s experience includes developing and executing investment and disposal strategies, raising and managing capital, underwriting, asset optimisation, and valuation.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK


Andrew Green


Andrew is an Analyst within CapStra, providing a support role across all divisions of CapStra’s service offering.

Andrew is focused on undertaking due diligence, research and financial modelling, with experience in managing clients and third-party stakeholders throughout the execution of commercial real estate assignments.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Property Economics from the University of Technology, Sydney.