About Us

AVARI Capital Partners is a Real Estate Fund Manager with over $1bn Assets Under Management. We have a team of 22 across both the Sydney and Melbourne offices. AVARI uses a Private Equity approach to real estate investment with a key focus on finding undervalued assets that provide superior risk-adjusted returns. 

AVARI Through The Years

The firm after beginning in 2014 has evolved throughout the years. Having begun investing in small residential and industrial projects with loyal first investors to acquiring over $700m worth of real estate and managing over $300m in Real Estate Credit with a significant investor base of Private Wealth, Family Office, HNWI & some of the largest Institutions in the world.

Investment Governance

All investment decisions are overseen by the Investment committee (IC). The committee is made up of three members including two Independent members. Peter Barnes chairs the IC, Peter’s career spans over 40 years of experience. Peter also is the current Chair of Charter Hall Investment Management. The other Independent Investment Committee member is Sunny Tsun. Sunny is the former Australian head of GIC. During Sunny’s distinguished career, he has played a pivotal role in some of the biggest acquisitions in Australian Real Estate history. 

Areas of Expertise

Our collective expertise includes industrial real estate, office real estate and private credit. With a deep understanding of these domains, we bring specialised knowledge, strategic insights, and a history of success to each sector.

Over $700m through Single Loan Syndicates & Diversified Fund

Over $300m through Single Loan Syndicates & Diversified Fund

Meet The Team

Our experience team comprises some of the most distinguished investment professionals.  

Peter Barnes

Non-Executive Chairman

Peter has over 36 years of experience across the property and lending industry. Apart from acting as Chair of AVARI’s investment committee Peter
also currently acts as the Chair and Independent Board Director of Charter Hall Investment Management Limited.

Sunny Tsun

Investment Committee

Sunny is regarded as one of the most distinguished real estate investment professionals in the market, he has 25 years real estate experience and was most recently head of GIC Australia, prior to that he spent 22 at GIC in Singapore, managing Singapore’s foreign capital reserves’ property interests. GIC are the largest foreign real estate asset owner in Australia, including Chifley Tower and a substantial industrial portfolio. Sunny also previously worked with global asset managers Ping An and SEB Asset Management.

Alan Liao

Managing Director

Alan is the founder and Managing Director of AVARI Capital Partners. Alan has over 15 years of experience in financial market and capital management. Alan founded AVARI Capital Partners in 2014. Prior to this, he was working in Investment Banking at CITI Bank. Alan’s total deals at AVARI exceed $2B. He is experienced in investment sourcing, portfolio management and repositioning. Alan has also completed numerous residential developments.

Margaret Li

Managing Director

Margaret is a Chartered Accountant with 20+ years’ experience in fund management and properties-related financial control. Margaret was the Former Group Finance Manager at Vicinity Centres and in charge of $22 billion REITs

Simon Riordan

Managing Director Distribution

Simon has 20+ years’ experience across equities, derivatives, fixed income and property. He was a former senior investment and advisory professional from Macquarie Bank, AMP, CBA and Westpac

Isolde Chen

Managing Director Investments

Isolde is a Chartered Financial Analyst Level III candidate, she specialises in investment modelling, asset valuation and holding structures. Her total Investment due diligence experience exceeds $2 billion



At Avari, we believe that strong partnerships are at the core of successful investments. Our collaborative approach stands a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation. We proudly work with a network of esteemed partners who share our vision.

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