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The SoHo Partners journey began with a desire to bring creativity and excellence to urban regional centres in Australia, through the collaboration of Rory Hunter and Douglas Farrell and their expertise in marketing, development, construction and finance.

Based in Hobart, Soho is a boutique real estate developer that creates design-led residential and lifestyle projects with an emphasis on sustainability in regional cities across Australia.

THE FOUNDERS

Bringing together a lifetime’s worth of experience in entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, and development, Rory and Douglas met on a ski resort while at university over 20 years ago and have been close friends ever since, not to mention involved in multiple businesses and investments together

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Rory Hunter
  • CEO and co-founder of Hong Kong based Song Saa Collective  Pioneers of sustainable development in South-East Asia. The Collective includes the AUD$40m Song Saa Private Island, regularly voted one of the world’s best resorts in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago and Song Saa Reserve in Siem Reap, a 233HA sustainability driven mixed-use development. 
  • An active philanthropist: Created Cambodia’s first-ever marine protected area. The reserve has since expanded to 400 square kilometres and has gained the support of Monaco’s Prince Albert II. 
  • Founded the Song Saa Foundation  an independent NGO dedicated to preserving Cambodia’s underwater sanctuaries, providing alternative means of livelihood for its residents and bringing much-needed healthcare and education to the region. 
  • World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
  • Member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organisation
  • Former advertising executive who worked for multinational firms including Saatchi and Saatchi. 
  • Graduate, Harvard Business School; Harvard Kennedy School, Global Leadership and Public Policy in the 21st Century; studied sustainability and resilience, Stanford University; BComm, Sydney University.
  • Completed the Coast to Coast in 2015 in New Zealand, one of the world’s toughest endurance races, in 17 hours; downhill skier, long-distance runner and avid ocean sailor, returning home to Australia in 2020 via a 37 day solo, non-stop voyage.

CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Douglas Farrell
  • Douglas Farrell is co-founder and Managing Partner of Quintet Yorkway. He has over 20 years of professional experience including real estate, private equity, credit, investment banking and insolvency experience.
  • Douglas founded Sydney based investment management firm Quintet Partners in 2016 which has made real estate and private equity investments and is currently a non-executive director of a number of Quintet’s investee companies including Talent International and Exact Radiology.
  • Since 2018 Douglas has held a senior leadership role as Deputy CEO, head of Finance and Investment in the restructuring and initial public offer for Vietnam based Vinhomes, which currently has a market capitalisation of US$14bn valuation. Vinhomes is the largest commercial real estate developer and the second largest public company in Vietnam, behind parent company Vingroup. Vinhomes develops property in 40 cities across Vietnam and owns 62 million sqm of land in Vietnam.
  • Prior to founding Quintet Partners and his role at Vinhomes, Douglas was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Investment Banking for Citigroup in Australia & New Zealand, advising a diverse range of clients on over US$100 billion of completed mergers and acquisitions transactions in Australia & New Zealand, North America, Europe, North Asia and South East Asia. Douglas worked in investment banking roles at Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, Nomura Holdings and Deutsche Bank AG in Hong Kong and Australia.
  • Before his career in investment banking, Douglas was an insolvency practitioner in Sydney. Douglas is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAA), received B Commerce (Accounting) and B Applied Finance degrees from Macquarie University and attended Sydney Grammar School.

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