Property investment specialist and fund manager, OpenCorp, has been named Australia’s sixth fastest growing company in the 2015 BRW Fast 100 list, with an annual growth of over 175 per cent in the 2012- 2015 period.
The company is the fastest growing fund manager on the 2015 list, coming out on top of many tech companies and retailers.
Since its inception in 2005, OpenCorp has quickly grown to become one of Australia’s most trusted property investment and fund management companies. 2015 marks the second consecutive year that OpenCorp has placed in the top 15 of the BRW Fast List.
OpenCorp was originally a passion project of directors, Allister Lewison and Cam McLellan, who have a previous exposure to the BRW Fast List with their former telecommunications business making the list five times from 2005-2009.
Having sold out of that venture in 2012 to devote more attention to their property interests, Allister and Cameron have witnessed the incredible growth of OpenCorp, which they believe is a direct result of the company’s inclusive approach to investing and their team’s passion for providing investment options for everyday Australians.
In 2009, Matthew Lewison joined the company as a director, bringing him with a significant background in property fund management and a reputation as one of Australia’s rising stars in the property industry, having previously held the role of General Manager (QLD) for a publically listed company at the age of just 26 years.
As Allister’s brother, Matthew’s involvement reinforces the family ties that form the foundation of OpenCorp – a factor that is not lost on the business’ clients who connect with the open and educational approach to property investment.
Today OpenCorp’s directors are supported by a team of over 45 market specialists in their Melbourne and Brisbane offices, with collective experience of delivering more than $4 billion in property developments and the acquisition of more than 7000 homes and investment properties.
OpenCorp’s educational and distinctly honest approach cuts through the market and resonates with everyone from first time investors to experienced portfolio managers.
“We pride ourselves on being completely open in our approach to property investment with our core value being that we will only provide investment opportunities to clients that we would invest in ourselves,” McLellan says.
“Being named on the BRW Fast 100 list for the second time is a clear indication that discerning Australians are choosing to invest where they feel safe. Our proven track record of delivering results, coupled with our open and transparent approach to educating our clients, gives our customers the confidence to invest with us,,” McLellan says.
“We’re providing the best investments and looking at different property lines including commercial property trusts and property management to ensure that our customers get the absolute best outcome possible.”
Matthew Lewison says the most rewarding part of the job is seeing the pay-off for their investors.
“It’s really gratifying writing a cheque to somebody you know and care about, who has trusted you with his or her money – that’s a great thing, we win only when our clients win,” Lewison says.