Qualitas’ first ASX-listed investment trust hits the boards

Qualitas debuted its first listed investment trust on the ASX today, with the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund listing under the ticker code QRI. The trust aims to provide investors with a target return of 8.0% p.a. (net of fees) with cash distributions paid monthly [i], generated by commercial real estate loans. Group Managing Director, […]

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Qualitas raises over $230m, closes real estate debt fund IPO

Media Release, Thursday 15 November, 2018: The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (QRI) raised more than $230 million, with the general offer closing at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Tuesday. The trust aims to provide investors with a target return of 8.0% p.a. (net of fees) with cash distributions paid monthly* , which is generated by commercial […]

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The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund: video interview part 2

Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director at Qualitas, speaks to Professional Planner’s George Dagas about the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund. Click here >

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Emerging opportunities in CRE debt: video interview part 1

Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director at Qualitas, speaks to Professional Planner’s George Dagas about the emerging opportunities in the Australian commercial real estate (CRE) debt market. Click here >

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Farrelly Asset Backed Securities Feature

Click the link below to read: Farrelly_Asset-Backed-Securities.pdf

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Qualitas launches listed commercial real estate debt fund targeting 8% p.a. monthly income

Media Release, Sydney, 16 October 2018: Real estate investment manager Qualitas has announced the launch of a listed investment trust (Trust) that aims to provide investors with a target return of 8.0% p.a. (net of fees and expenses) with cash distributions paid monthly[i], and generated by commercial real estate loans. The General Offer opens on […]

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Commercial Real Estate Lending 2018 Primer

Commercial Real Estate Lending 2018 Primer

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Property still in high demand: video interview

Andrew Schwartz discusses the drivers of the property market.

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Inside Australian real-estate debt: Kanga News

Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director, talks to Kanga News, to share his perspective on real estate as an investment destination. He discusses the future direction of the property market and the advantages of debt over equity at the current point in the cycle. Click here to read more.

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Qualitas breaks through $100 million in recent close for Senior Debt Fund

A growing appetite among institutional and high net worth investors for senior secured real estate debt has helped Qualitas to raise over $100 million for its latest debt fund, the $500 million open ended Qualitas Senior Debt Fund. The real estate fund manager said it has captured significant investor interest for the open-ended fund, which […]

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Qualitas builds distribution capability with two senior appointments

Qualitas has appointed Kathleen Tepana and Belinda White to bolster its brand and distribution capability as the firm plans to expand its offering to a retail investor base via ASX listed markets. Kathleen Tepana has been appointed Director, Marketing and Direct Sales, joining from Pinnacle Investment Management, where she was responsible for the development and […]

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How we manage risk in real estate debt

After years of strong gains, property prices are stabilising in many locations and declining in some. What impact might this have on Commercial Real Estate Debt as an asset class?  This article explains why debt is less sensitive to price movements, and how investors are protected through secured assets. Making sense of the data For […]

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An emerging asset class: what’s driving the rise of alternative lenders?

Australia is witnessing a fundamental shift in the commercial real estate lending landscape in Australia, creating new opportunities for investors. As banks retreat from the property sector, alternative capital providers are coming to the fore. These financiers are sometimes called ‘shadow banks’, but this is a misnomer. Unlike banks, who take deposits from savers, alternative […]

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Can you make money from real estate without buying it?

Buying property isn’t the only way to gain exposure. In fact, real estate debt can provide strong returns and capital preservation for investors, regardless of property price movements. There’s no doubt Australian investors have a love affair with property. But for the vast majority, their exposure is in the form of equity: owning a slice […]

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Real Estate: is now a good time to invest?

There is no shortage of negative sentiment around the property sector at the moment, but that doesn’t mean investors should shun it entirely. In fact, we believe there are significant opportunities to make money from real estate, regardless of price movements. Warren Buffet’s famous piece of investment advice is to “be fearful when others are […]

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Qualitas buys Allied Pinnacle property portfolio in $400 million deal

Qualitas has announced its acquisition of the Allied Pinnacle property portfolio for approximately $400 million. The portfolio comprises ten flour-milling and bakery operations across Australia. Allied Pinnacle will maintain full control of the operations at the sites through 30-year, triple-net leases. Purchased from Allied Pinnacle, the portfolio is expected to provide a yield of 6%. The […]

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