Company Profile

Established in 2016, Invest Lease provides independent real estate advice across commercial transactions and developments.

Invest Lease becomes part of the client team, ensuring the role of trusted adviser from project initiation to completion.

Every project is assessed individually. It begins with comprehensively understanding the needs of the client, then identifying the market characteristics and conditions that bring about the most beneficial outcome.


Matt O’Halloran

Matt O’Halloran founded Invest Lease to provide clients with the rare combination of broad real estate experience, capacity, and skills to work throughout the transaction and / or development cycle.

Matt has over 24 years’ experience negotiating for and advising clients, predominantly focused on leasing and development in Melbourne.

He has worked in senior roles at leading agencies: CBRE, JLL, and DTZ (Cushman Wakefield). In the 8 years to 2016, he was Executive Director at Equiset Grollo Group, responsible for investment management and development. Notable projects include:

  • Rialto Regeneration
  • Office Development – 737 Bourke Street, Docklands
  • Heritage Redevelopment of Goods Shed North – 710 Collins Street, Docklands
  • Collins House – 466 Collins Street, Melbourne (origination, design & planning, project divestment to Golden Age)
  • Assembly Apartments – 181 Capel Street, North Melbourne (acquisition, design & planning, project divestment to CBus Property)
  • IHG Hotel Portfolio – acquisition on behalf of SB& G Capital

Matt has tremendous experience in multiple stakeholder management, including joint ventures, and capital finance partners.

Separately, Matt is also a co-founder of Equiem Holdings Pty Ltd and remains on the Advisory Board. Visit for more information.

During 2015, Matt chaired the Corporate & Commercial Committee at the Property Council of Australia (Victorian Division).

He holds a B.Bus Property from RMIT, and has completed the Executive Real Estate Management course at Harvard Business School.

Matt is a Licensed Estate Agent in Victoria.