A Wealth of Experience

Corsair Investment Management is a privately owned,
specialist real estate investment manager offering a
range of structured financial solutions for the Australian
property market.

Corsair is defined by the rare level of expertise its people
bring, combining the multigeneration property experience
of the Buxton family with the financial background of
Michael Fowler and leading professionals from across
the finance and property sectors.

The collective means and experience of Corsair ensures
agile and sound decision making, as well as certainty for
borrowers and investors alike.

A Unique Synergy

Corsair brings together leaders from Australia’s finance and
banking sector with the extensive property development
expertise of the Buxton family. This allows each opportunity
to be viewed through more than just a purely financial lens. 

For borrowers, Corsair understands the landscape,
the nuances and pressures of property developments.
For investors, Corsair understands the risks involved in
property, so can build risk for an appropriate return.

In what can be a complex and conservative lending
market, Corsair Investment Management offers the
independence and flexibility of a family business with
a proven track record of backing strong projects.

This rarity of experience delivers a unique difference,
and an alternative opportunity for those seeking debt
funding beyond traditional banking and finance options.

Pioneers of Australian Property

The Buxton property story began when brothers Richard
and John Buxton began working with their uncle William
Buckhurst, upon arriving in Melbourne in 1861.

Within a short time of joining his uncle, John Buxton began
buying and selling land both on his own account and in
partnership. He was only 18 when he bought his first block
of land for £52, and would go on to buy and sell many more
properties by himself, with his brother and with his uncle.

Since that time the Buxton name has become associated
with property realty and development, with associated
successful family businesses over the years including
Buxton Real Estate, Becton, MAB Corporation and Hamton.

In 1995, brothers Michael and Andrew Buxton formed MAB
when they redeveloped Port Melbourne’s Swallow & Ariell
biscuit factory into apartments. MAB has since become
one of Australia’s most successful, privately owned property
development businesses with a 20-plus year track record
including pioneering placemaking developments at
Docklands and Merrifield.

Today, Corsair Investment Management draws on the
collective experience of Michael Buxton and his family to
offer unparalleled insight into the Australian property
landscape to its partners.

A Wealth of Experience

Corsair Investment Management is a privately owned, specialist real estate funds manager and investment manager offering a range of structured financial solutions for the Australian property market.


Beyond its significant funds under management, Corsair is defined by the rare level of expertise its people bring, combining the multi-generation experience of the Buxton family and leading identities from across the finance and property sectors.


The collective means and experience of Corsair ensures agile and sound decision making, as well as certainty for borrowers and investors alike.

A Unique Synergy

Corsair brings together leaders from Australia’s finance and banking sector with the unique experience of the Buxton family. This allows each opportunity to be viewed through more than a purely financial lens.

For borrowers, Corsair understands the landscape, the nuances and pressures of property developments. For investors, Corsair understands the risks involved in property, so can build risk for an appropriate return.

In what can be a complex and conservative lending market, Corsair Investment Management offers the independence and flexibility of a family business with a proven track record of backing strong projects.

This rarity of experience delivers a unique difference, and an alternative opportunity for those seeking debt funding beyond traditional banking and finance options.

Pioneers of Australian Property

The Buxton property story began when brothers Richard and John Buxton began working with their uncle William Buckhurst, upon arriving in Melbourne in 1861.

Within a short time of joining his uncle, John Buxton began buying and selling land both on his own account and in partnership. He was only 18 when he bought his first block of land for £52, and would go on to buy and sell many more properties by himself, with his brother and with his uncle.

Since that time the Buxton name has become associated with property realty and development, with associated successful family businesses over the years including Buxton Real Estate, Becton, MAB Corporation and Hamton.

In 1995, brothers Michael and Andrew Buxton formed MAB when they redeveloped Port Melbourne’s Swallow & Ariell biscuit factory into apartments. MAB has since become one of Australia’s most successful, privately owned property development businesses with a 20-plus year track record including pioneering placemaking developments at Docklands and Merrifield.

Today, Corsair Investment Management draws on the collective experience of Michael Buxton and his family to offer unparalleled insight into the Australian property landscape to its partners.