We started Ocian with a passion for property, a deep understanding of capital markets, and a desire to help our clients bring their visions to life.

Danny Kent

Co-founder and Director

Danny’s passion for property comes from his 15 years’ experience in finance, law and business consulting – working exclusively in the property sector. Danny’s tertiary and professional qualifications in finance and law are supported by extensive transactional experience. This includes wholesale restructurings for institutional clients, providing acquisition facilities to expanding property groups, and overseeing some of the largest development finance arrangements delivered in the Australian market.

Danny is known for his strong work-ethic and his commitment to providing his clients with exceptional levels of service. He is regularly called on for guidance and advice on the most complex legal and finance structures, with particular expertise in commercial development and land subdivision. By combining his customer focus and technical expertise with innovative thinking, Danny consistently delivers optimal solutions for his clients.

+61 (0) 488 050 644

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Darren O'Hanlon

Co-founder and Director

Darren brings 18 years’ experience in Property Finance and Corporate Finance, having led highly successful teams in Sydney and London. He has delivered complex transactions for mid-market and institutional clients across all major classes of real estate, with specialist expertise in aged care and accommodation assets. With tertiary qualifications in Applied Finance (Fin & Eco) and Management, he also has significant experience assisting clients’ growth strategies through trade acquisitions, asset roll-ups and pre-IPO processes.

Darren has an extensive network across the property and finance sectors, built on his significant transactional experience. He is respected for his integrity, commercial acumen and his open and direct approach. Darren is a highly effective negotiator, with a track record of securing exceptional outcomes for his clients.

+61 (0) 427 224 695

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