Our Partners

Attila Fekete

Attila’s 38 years in the Institutional property markets most aspects of commercial property development, ownership and investment. Attila has been elected an industry representative by various related bodies, has chaired various property associations and been a guest lecturer at various Industry related Investment forums.

Attila commenced his property career worked with Hillier Parker May & Rowden in Australia and then as a partner in London. This was follows with roles as head of Institutional sales with Jones Lang Wootton, Knight Frank, then as director in Macquarie Property Investment Banking, followed by Wholesale Transactions Manager for Investa Property Group.

More recently Attila has completed various Industry fund mandates including the establishment of a Wholesale Development Fund, review of property portfolio and development exposure for an Investment bank, and the sourcing of specific property investment opportunities for an off shore Pension Fund.

With an insight into most forms of property investment, the pricing of risk across various markets and asset classes, Attila’s particular focus is identifying and structuring value add opportunities that can be self-funded for Wholesale, Corporate and private investors.

Attila’s market experience is as follows:

  • Sourcing and placing a vast array of property for institutions and private investors; commercial, industrial, retail, leisure, residential
  • Support capital raisings for wholesale property funds
  • Independent expert panel list in legal proceedings
  • Portfolio and asset strategies on behalf of an institutional clients
  • Industry association committee member and contributor over time

Geoffrey Gedge

Since 1994, Geoff has worked extensively within the financial services industry, both as a funds manager for AXA involved with the formation, structuring and distribution of various investment products, and as a corporate trustee, supervising $2.4 billion of retail investors funds, invested across domestic and international equity, fixed interest and property sectors.

For many year Geoff’s focus was on corporate advisory work for Credit Suisse within the Asia Pacific region. He has spent considerable time working on property, infrastructure, and financial services projects throughout New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and China, undertaking a variety of M&A roles and providing clients with a number of debt and equity solutions for their projects.

On returning to Australia in 2005, Geoff worked for Grange Lehmans, in the Corporate Finance division working on a variety of structured financial products, prior to establishing Grenroc Advisory Partners, the predecessor to Columbus.

Geoffrey has significant experience in:

  • Channel Partner distribution management
  • Family Office investment
  • Institutional and wholesale investor capital raising in Australia, New Zealand and greater Asia
  • Property acquisiiton, divestment and funding in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, and greater China
  • Australasian Investment strategies
  • Acquisiiton and divestment of Mez debt portfolios in Australia and New Zealand
  • Acquisition and divestment of unlisted REIT platforms
  • Malaysian based Islamic Debt MBO and capital raising

Auric Projects

Auric Projects is pleased to be associated with Columbus Equity Partners, and with this association now have the ability to provide integrated enhanced property services.

Auric complements Columbus Equity Partners, skills, by providing an independent Development, Project & Construction Management service in the delivery of significant & complex projects.

Established since 2013, having rebranded itself from its 8yr old previous entity, Auric has continued to grow strongly and profitably since its inception.

Auric's objective is to provide high quality services that satisfy the demands of our clients, adds value to our client’s projects and strengthen Auric’s position as a quality service provider.

Auric Projects professionally manages client’s property projects, and advice requirements, in an environment of complete trust allowing our clients to continue to build on their core business strengths.
The organisation seeks to enhance the delivery of capital works projects from inception to handover by managing and utilising the client’s objectives as the project drivers.

The depth of Auric’s experience can be demonstrated by the expertise of its directors, senior associates and their collective industry knowledge, this is now now further enhanced by Columbus Equity Partners skills. Through its industry network, Auric can bring specialist resources and additional capacity to fully meet the needs of a particular project.

The organisation and team, have successfully delivered projects in the areas of Retail, Aged Care, Heritage, Commercial (new & refurbishment), Residential and Industrial. Project values range from $500K to $100M.

Specialist Areas:

  • Development Management
  • Project Management, Design and Approvals Management
  • Construction Management
  • Advisory Services

Headed up by Csaba Kaposi

As the Managing Director for Auric Projects, Csaba applies over 40 years of experience in the Project Development, Project and Construction Management disciplines to Auric’s current & prospective clients.

He manages a team of professionals selected for their ability to assimilate with our clients so that the project team adopts the business drivers for each project.

Csaba ensures that each project is overseen by a Senior team professional to ensure the appropriate experience and skill is applied to the challenges of each project to the satisfaction of each client.

His extensive experience for both clients’ and builders’ side, has been gained on all sectors of the industry having represented the parties as project director (single and multiple projects), client representative, project manager, construction manager, site manager and consultant advisor. He has the ability to prevent issues developing due to his pre-emptive approach to problem solving.

With his extensive industry network including architects, consultants, builders and trades personnel, he utilises his knowledge to achieve “win-win” outcomes for all sides of the delivery spectrum.