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Specialist Disability Accommodation Insights Event


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SDA ImageGovernment spending on the NDIS reached $35.2 billion last year; 0.8% of this was on Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). With growing calls for rationalisation, what’s the outlook for SDA investors?

Cushman & Wakefield and Blackoak Capital are hosting free exclusive insights sessions in Melbourne and Sydney on SDA investment in 2024. Our speakers will cover key risks and opportunities in the asset class, including:
• Australia’s commitment to supporting those living with disabilities and  future expectations for public expenditure
• SDA as a tool for greater NDIS efficiency
• The role of the private sector in disability support
• How SDA investment opportunities are identified, approached, and managed.



Melbourne | 12:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST)
Wednesday 19 June 2024

Sydney | 12:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST)
Thursday 20 June 2024



Arrival and lunch
Keynote Speech
Panel Discussion



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Louise BurkeLouise Burke | Director, Alternatives Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield
Louise is a Director of Alternatives Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield. With a primary focus on operational living investments across Australia and New Zealand. Louise provides market-leading insights on the macro- and microeconomic fundamentals of the SDA sector and strategically advises a broad range of clients in their investment decision-making



David ZimmermannDavid Zimmermann | Chief Executive Officer, Blackoak Capital

David is CEO at Blackoak Capital and Executive Director at Lumen Living, a builder and manager of premium quality, sustainable homes for people with disabilities. His two decades of experience in real estate investment, asset management, and deal origination has made David a leading voice on strategic investment in Australia.


Stephen OliverStephen Oliver | State Director, Corporate Health, NAB
Stephen leads the NAB Corporate Health in New South Wales and Queensland, covering asset classes such as social infrastructure, alternative asset sectors and seniors living. In particular, Stephen is responsible for NAB’s strategy and growth in the SDA sector. With over 12 years of experience, Stephen specializes in sourcing, structuring, and executing intricate acquisition and development finance transactions


Jacob CollierJacob Collier | Chief Executive Officer, Vera Living
Jacob serves as CEO of Vera Living, a leading provider of high quality accommodation for people with disabilities in vibrant, well-connected communities in six of the country’s states and territories. Vera offers its clients access to a healthy, community-driven lifestyle rather than simply four walls and a roof.


Alan HerrmanAlan Herrman | Partner, Advisory+, Cushman & Wakefield ANZ
Alan Herrman is a Partner in Advisory+ at Cushman and Wakefield. Alan has over 20 years experience providing commercial advice on real estate and infrastructure matters to both the private and government sectors. He understands the intricacies of SDA, as he has previously led complex investment due diligence exercises on SDA investment opportunities for institutional investor clients, and is a former fund manager specialising in social infrastructure investments, including SDA.



Noral WildNoral Wild | Chief Executive Officer, Cushman & Wakefield ANZ

As CEO at Cushman & Wakefield, Australia and New Zealand, Noral oversees a team of 1,800 commercial real estate professionals working daily to maximise clients’ growth prospects. She has 28 years of experience in the real estate industry, specialising in executing complex transactions, consultancy and advisory across the alternative sectors including SDA. 



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