About OpenCorp.

Like you, each of us started with just one property. Then we helped our family and friends do the same.

Now we want to help you.

Our Story

The business evolved organically. It seemed natural to us to share the knowledge that we had with others outside our family and friends.

Today we have a national team of over 50 investment experts. We have mentored thousands of new and seasoned investors through our Straight Line To Wealth Program.

Personally, we have been investing since the 1990s and have seen many ups and downs in the market. We understand the processes and disciplines required to help you enjoy the best chance to achieve your financial goals.

We walk beside you, sharing every step of your investment journey with you.

1995
A shared goal.
Lewison and Cam McLellan meet while stacking shelves at Safeway. They’re young with a big goal: to create wealth through property. They don’t yet own an investment property – and there’s not much educational info out there – but they commit to learning the process.
1995
1998
Property one.
Steve Lewison takes his sons, Al and Matt, to meet his bank manager. The brothers have saved $20K and want to buy a small two-bedroom unit in an outer suburb of Melbourne for $120K. This is their first investment property and very first loan – they haven’t even held a credit card.
1998
1999
On the path.
Al buys property two: an old house in Bayswater VIC. Cam buys the house two doors down. It’s Cam’s first property and he’s saved hard for the deposit, selling his car and cashing-in overpaid super. While their friends are out partying, the duo knuckle-down to save their money and plan their next step.
1999
2002
Developing experience.
The team is onto something. Al and Cam replicate their success by delivering sophisticated property developments in Melbourne. Matt moves up the ranks with his employer as GM of Peet QLD, responsible for over $1B in development. Steve joins the team as a passive investor.
2002
2004
A methodology emerges.
Matt moves to Brisbane to deliver large scale property developments for his employer. The trio start investing across two cities. As Brisbane’s growth escalates, a clear method emerges, enabling them to pick the best property every time, regardless of the market cycle.
2004
2005
A business Is born.
An opportunity arises to secure 17 empty laneway lots in Brisbane. Matt dedicates himself to sketching housing plans. His hard work pays off. Two weeks later, the trio and 14 of their family and friends have contracts, valuations and rental appraisals for each of these new investment properties. The team has a new purpose: Open Corporation launches.
2005
2009
A singular focus.
Friends and family ask for advice. Still dumbfounded by the lack of educational resources and solid processes available in the market, the team share their knowledge. Their method works. It’s agreed that the business needs greater focus, so Matt moves back to Melbourne to set the business foundations.
2009
2012
A passion for mentoring.
Confident in the difference that smart investments make to the lives of their families and friends, Al and Cam sell their Telstra business to give Open Corporation 100% of their attention. With the energy that comes from doing what they love, over the next 12 months the team become prolific educators, sharing everything they’ve learned.
2012
2012–2015
Innovating property investment.
The team continues to thrive, helping clients build successful property investment portfolios. The word continues to spread, and even more staff are added to the business.
2012–2015
2014
BRW fast 100 debut.
Open Corporation debuts at #13 on the Business Review Weekly (BRW) Fast 100 List. As the accolades start to roll in, our purpose remains grounded: to empower people through property investment education.
2014
2015
#6 BRW Fast 100.
Rebranded as OpenCorp, we continue to set the pace. 2015 sees us named as Australia’s sixth-fastest growing company.
2015
2016
OPEN ACCESS launches.
Constantly looking for ways to improve investor access into the property market, we establish the OpenAccess Fund. Our goal is to give smaller investors entry into development opportunities usually reserved for larger investors.
2016
Property management launches.
Our experience as landlords provides the catalyst for our property management services. Our goal is to equip our customers with a complete end-to-end property investment service.
#29 BRW Fast 100.
As our growth stays strong, we remain committed to providing transparent and expert financial education. This constantly ruffles the feathers of property spruikers, which is all the confirmation we need to know that we’re onto a good thing.
2017
Happy customers.
Our excellent reputation means 45% of our business comes from repeats and referrals. This isn’t surprising — our team of more than 80 property professionals are committed to a shared passion of providing brighter futures for our clients.
2017
OpenFinance.
With over 12 years of experience in lending, we know how to treat our clients. We know the lending environment, we know what you expect.
2022
Tomorrow.
Whether it’s building a successful property portfolio or investing in one of our development funds, we can help you through every stage of your investment journey. And we look forward to sharing that journey with you.
2022

The OpenCorp Leaders

Cam McLellan

Director

Michael Beresford

Director Investment Services

The OpenCorp Team

Like you, each of us started with just one property. Then we helped our family and friends do the same.

Now we want to help you.

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