An Economic Snapshot: 2020 and Beyond

Low interest, low inflation and low unemployment are the defining features of today’s economy – but will this continue in 2020? And how will this impact investments? These were some […]

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2020 Vision: property developers share their outlook for next year

Build-to-rent is coming … and will be here to stay. The market will be challenging next year, but for those who continue with projects, there will be increased demand from […]

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One year on: reflections on the launch of QRI

On the anniversary of the listing of the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX:QRI), Tim Johansen, Managing Director, Global Head of Capital, reflects on the challenges and highlights of bringing […]

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Qualitas appoints Kathleen Yeung to Global Head of Strategy and Philip Dowman to CFO

Qualitas has appointed Philip Dowman to the role of Chief Financial Officer, a role he previously held at IFM Investors. He replaces Kathleen Yeung, who has been appointed to the […]

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Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX:QRI) closes Entitlement Offer

11 October 2019 – The Investment Manager (Manager) of the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (Trust or QRI) announces that its 1-for-1 Accelerated Non-Renounceable Entitlement Offer (Entitlement Offer) has now closed raising […]

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Development funding ready for a rethink, developers agree

Pre-sales are no longer the key decision point for development financing, and an era of smarter, more flexible funding is emerging.  This was one of the key messages coming from […]

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What is future of the Build-to-Sell development model?

Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director, Qualitas, discusses the changing environment for real estate development funding.

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Why own when you can loan? An introduction to QRI

With interest rates at record lows, many investors are looking at new ways to generate income. Listed equities and real estate trusts are already popular, however, debt-based real estate investments […]

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Retirement Living grows up: how Qualitas is modernising the sector

In a low-rate world, investors are seeking assets with cashflow and the opportunity to add value. This is one of the key drivers behind Qualitas’ entry into the Retirement Living […]

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QRI announces $266 million Entitlement Offer

 Offer to raise up to $266 million of new units to make further loan investments, increase liquidity in QRI for existing unitholders and diversify the unitholder base Pro-rata 1 for […]

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Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI) announces dividend reinvestment plan

ASX ANNOUNCEMENT 25 July 2019 The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited (ABN 45 003 278 831) (Responsible Entity), part of Perpetual Limited, is the responsible entity for the Qualitas Real […]

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Construction complete on Silkwood by Silkari

Qualitas is pleased to announce the completion of Silkwood by Silkari, a landmark development located in Pagewood, 11km from the Sydney CBD. Qualitas partnered with the project’s developer, Visionary, providing […]

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Q&A with Tim Johansen: an update on QRI 

The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI) listed on the ASX on 27 November 2018. In this article, Tim Johansen, Managing Director, Capital & Debt, discusses the Fund’s performance since […]

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Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI) placement fully subscribed

20 June 2019: QRI Manager Pty Ltd (Manager), the manager of QRI, is pleased to announce that it has completed a placement of approximately $34.68m of funds to wholesale investors. […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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