Looking beyond share market volatility

When unit prices don’t reflect reality   The longest bull market in history came to an end in March of this year, with COVID-related angst pushing share markets around the world into their biggest falls in many years. The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (QRI), a listed real estate debt fund, was not immune to […]

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Property is a game of confidence

Andrew Schwartz, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Qualitas, shares his views and experience with Rob Langton, Managing Director of Development Ready, on the property market and how Qualitas is navigating the current economic climate. Investment appetite for businesses depends on strategy – for Qualitas, its strategy aligns with today’s market conditions.  Qualitas is holding and […]

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Commercial Real Estate Debt: Bridging the Income Gap

Andrew Schwartz, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Qualitas Group, discusses how the Commercial Real Estate Debt asset class offers compelling benefits for investors seeking income, especially in times of dividend uncertainty. I have recently met many investors who have shared one common concern: their challenge in finding a stable and dependable income stream. I empathise […]

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QRI completes Zenith rating review

Qualitas is pleased to announce that the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI) has completed the Zenith Investment Partners (Zenith) 2020 Listed Investment Sector Review on 2 June 2020, and continues to receive an Approved Rating. Andrew Schwartz, Qualitas’ Group Managing Director, said, “We are pleased with the outcome of QRI’s Zenith rating review, […]

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Liquidity remains and the cycle is turning: what’s next for Real Estate in the face of COVID-19?

By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director & Founder, Qualitas   As the first tentative signs of an easing of COVID-19 restrictions occur, it’s timely to look ahead and see how real estate investment may be affected as the cycle resets. At the start of this crisis, much attention was given to liquidity and the fear […]

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Livewire Interview – Coronavirus has redefined prime property

The property market catchcry “location, location, location” has been disrupted by coronavirus, according to Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director of property debt investor, Qualitas. With the boom in virtual working transforming swathes of suburbia into a concoction of home offices, gyms in garages and DIY drinking establishments, A-grade commercial property may not necessarily be viewed […]

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Qualitas continues to deploy capital in challenging times

Qualitas is pleased to announce that it continues to deploy its committed discretionary capital through the cycle to high quality assets and sponsors, reaching financial close this week on a senior debt facility to assist in funding the construction of the Opalia Shopping Centre, Melton South. The Shopping Centre will be a neighbourhood offering underpinned […]

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Impacts of COVID-19 on QRI

Thursday 16th April 2020       As more investors become concerned about the impact of coronavirus, our special online presentation looks at the most recent performance of the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX:QRI). Presented by our Group Managing Director Andrew Schwartz, the update includes the Manager’s view on the impact of coronavirus on […]

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Message from the CEO

Dear investors, borrowers, partners and friends, Thank you to those who have reached out over the last few weeks. I have appreciated the communication and apologise for not responding to each of you sooner. Since March, we have been working to prioritise the safety of our staff, with all staff now working from home, and […]

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Qualitas Business Update – Covid-19

          Over the past few weeks, most of us around the world have seen our personal and professional lives completely upended by COVID-19. Indeed, the word itself has gone from being largely unknown to a household term. Though there is a lot of uncertainty in the world today, it seems clear […]

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How to achieve diversification in uncertain times

Friday 20th March 2020 As the world grapples with the threat of the Coronavirus, financial markets have experienced significant volatility in recent weeks. Against this background, it’s timely to revisit the features of Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Debt and its diversification properties and why, in times of market turmoil, CRE Debt investments may provide a […]

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Covid-19 update

Tuesday 17th March 2020   With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the world, including in Australia, we wanted to provide an update on the measures we at Qualitas are taking to minimise the risks to our staff, our clients and our business more broadly. Whilst such risk cannot be entirely eliminated, we can […]

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What impact will COVID-19 have on the real estate sector?

By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director, Qualitas Thursday 5th March 2020         As the Coronavirus fear grows its footprint, uncertainty is taking its toll on markets. As real estate investors, we see both opportunities and threats on the horizon. There are two key themes likely to impact property assets: lower interest rates […]

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Qualitas launches $1 billion BTR fund with CEFC cornerstone investment

  Monday 24th February 2020       Qualitas has today announced a new fund to finance the construction and management of energy efficient, low emissions build-to-rent (BTR) residential buildings. The fund is backed with a cornerstone investment commitment of up to $125 million from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), to boost clean, green […]

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