David Pearse, Principal

With a depth of experience spanning over 30 years across a portfolio of projects throughout Southeast Queensland, David Pearse brings a level of support in the financial services industry few others can offer.


A generalist of property development, David is himself invested in property and adviser on projects of a more complex nature.  Supported by a team who bring specialisations across residential, commercial and equipment finance, David is well-positioned to provide a unique understanding to your next endeavour.


A member of Astute and a qualified real estate agent, David is the founding principal of Astute East Brisbane.  During his time in financial services, David has amassed an impressive list of industry awards and now moves to focus his work in an advisory capacity, bringing a point of difference to his client base during a time where industry experience can bring measurable added value to buyers, sellers and investors seeking advice.


Highly regarded for his depth of understanding in lending requirements and the local property market, David is well placed to draw on key contacts to pre-empt and navigate the increasingly complex world of finance lending on behalf of his clients. David & his team of accredited Brisbane finance specialists are committed to ensuring the advice given to you is not simply the lowest pricing, rather the most suitable for your circumstances and one that will serve you well into the future.


If you’re looking for a finance specialist to partner you through your next venture reach out for a discussion on how we can best support your interests, for this and your future investments.

We are very much in a purple patch across south-east Queensland right now and it’s one that’s not been seen for more than 20 years.


Those likely to benefit the most are buyers and sellers working with brokers that are responsive plus efficient at managing applications and timeframes as required for their clients.


The value of my role is taking a holistic approach to guide you in the optimum direction to achieve your financial goals, so you have the freedom and confidence to move forward with your long-term vision.

David Pearse

What our clients have shared...

Playing in the Garden

Initially, we were looking for a finance broker who was able to assist us with our small business loan. It can always be an ordeal jumping through the bank's hoops as small business owners.

David made the process painless and simplistic for us. We have continued to engage in Davids exceptional service with our current investment loan. His honest and efficient approach to get the loan over the line took all the stress away from us.

We highly recommend David and his team for all your financial requirements.

Graeme, Brisbane

Construction workers on work site

From day one Astute East Brisbane has been fantastic. David Pearse and Andrew Podger, were professional, helpful and with me every step of the way.  I am happy to say that our first loan has been finalised and we are happy to be first-time landowners and soon to be homeowners. I will surely be working with Astute in the future and would recommend them to everyone. Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts.

Barbara, Brisbane

David and the team at Astute in East Brisbane provided excellent advice to us when purchasing our first home. There was added complexity (foreign currency, Covid) and they were able to steer us through the process. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Luke, Brisbane

Contemporary Australian Home

Both David and Andrew were fantastic! They not only helped us with all our refinancing needs, but they were also readily available to answer questions, support us through the process and help us navigate every step in a clear, concise way. We would not use anyone else! Thanks again David and Andrew!!

Kellie, Brisbane

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In order to provide the best level of service to clients, David Pearse is supported by Andrew Podger, a finance assistant of over 15 years. In his role, Andrew brings his own depth of knowledge and understanding of what's required to ensure each stage of a loan application is efficiently processed. 

If you'd like to make an enquiry regarding finance or generally to discuss your options please send us a message below and we'll get in touch to understand how best we can help.

Contact David & his team

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David Pearse & Andrew Podger, Astute East Brisbane