Anatomy of a Deal: an insight into our lending process

When Qualitas closes a transaction, it’s the culmination of many steps by a skilled team. As a specialist real estate financier, each investment we make is different, requiring a range of skills to bring it to fruition. This rigorous process is the reason Qualitas has maintained a strong track record of performance over the last […]

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QRI receives Approved rating from Zenith

Qualitas is pleased to announce that the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI) received an Approved rating from Zenith Investment Partners (Zenith) on 23 May 2019. Andrew Schwartz, Qualitas’ Group Managing Director, said, “Zenith’s rating is a recognition of QRI’s focus on providing risk-adjusted returns through quality investment decisions and strong risk management from […]

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Qualitas to acquire retirement living portfolio in Victoria

Qualitas has entered into an agreement to acquire three retirement living villages, located in Victoria, from Stockland. The portfolio of Burnside Retirement Village, Taylors Hill Retirement Village and Keilor Retirement Village, located in Melbourne’s north-west, is made up of 649 dwellings, housing over 900 residents. Qualitas has appointed Centennial Living to operate the villages, a […]

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Will policy changes give Build-to-Rent a boost?

By Tim Johansen, Managing Director, Capital & Debt While we all digest the Federal Budget, which was mostly silent on housing policy, it’s timely to consider what the Opposition has in store for the sector. In particular, Qualitas welcomes the ALP proposal, announced last week, to lower the managed investment trust withholding tax rate attributable […]

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What is the capital stack, and why does it matter for your investments?

When considering investments, returns are one factor but another is risk. What is the prospect of losing money if things don’t go to plan? This is one reason why investors look to include debt-based investments in their portfolios. The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI) is one such investment. It invests predominantly in Commercial […]

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Two fundamental rules of property development

In this video interview with Livewire, Tim Johansen, explains how Qualitas assesses potential investments.

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Qualitas provides $250m senior debt facility to West End project

Qualitas will provide the $250m senior debt facility to fund construction of West End, in one of the largest construction finance facilities arranged for a privately-owned developer. Prominent local developer Trenerry Property Group has commenced construction at its $345 million mixed-use lifestyle precinct, West End in West Melbourne, which is set to become one of […]

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Telling the debt story in an equities world

By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director & Co-founder, Qualitas Seeking to list a commercial real estate (CRE) debt fund in Australia was never going to be easy. As well as the normal vicissitudes that any transaction faces, one of our biggest challenges would be market education. Not just about our merits as an investment manager, […]

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House prices, returns and security: QRI investors’ common questions answered

Since launching the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI), we have been asked a number of questions about the fund, the asset class and market conditions. Given there are few comparable products on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), this isn’t surprising. Commercial Real Estate (CRE) debt is an established listed asset class overseas; however, […]

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