Qualitas provides attractive returns through a range of investment strategies across the risk spectrum. Our strong connections and deep industry insights allow us to tap into the opportunities of the Australian real estate market.
As a discretionary investment manager, our clients place a high level of trust in our ability to seek out quality investments. While this gives us the flexibility to harness the best opportunities, we are also highly disciplined in scrutinising every transaction, selecting only those that fit our rigorous risk-return models.
OUR INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
Secured first and second mortgage loans to purchase, refinance and develop property.
Situational equity investments to achieve strong risk-adjusted returns, including joint ventures and distressed investing
Low-risk-profile investments with long duration, secure and stable cashflows.
Improvement of asset performance through active management including refurbishment, active releasing and change of use.
Investment structures to suit your needs
We work closely with our institutional and wholesale investors to meet their needs, offering a range of:
- Closed-end funds
- Open-ended funds
- Joint ventures, co-investment and club programs
- Separately Managed Accounts
- Bespoke mandates
HELPING PARTNERS MAKE THEIR MARK
As an alternative capital provider, we work with many high-calibre partners, providing flexible finance via a range of debt and equity solutions. A selection of these projects is shown below.
Qualitas acquired this $46 million, multi-unit development in Melbourne’s Wantirna South in 2017. It was at the “shovel ready” stage, with the DA approved and pre-sales in progress. This meant that the project provided development-type returns, but with many of the development risks already mitigated. The development and build was successfully managed by Qualitas and completed in December 2018.
Qualitas provided $33 million preferential equity funding for this landmark development located 11km from the Sydney CBD. The project, which comprises 219 apartments and 37 townhouses, was significantly de-risked when Qualitas partnered with the developer, with strong pre-sales and DA approval already in place. Construction was completed in May 2019.
Qualitas provided a total capitalisation solution and development management services to assist the owner with the significant overhaul and refurbishment of the building, in order to accommodate the repositioning of the heritage space into a flagship store for a global retail fashion house.
Qualitas is providing a $250m senior debt facility to fund construction of West End, which will comprise 377 residential apartments, 99-serviced apartments in the form of an Adina-branded hotel and over 6,000sqm of retail and commercial space, delivered across five architecturally unique buildings.
The project is being delivered by an experienced development consortium made up of the Smorgon family, Kanat family, and Trenerry Property Group.
420 George St
Qualitas assisted its client to refinance a senior loan, due to the original lender exiting the Australian market. The loan is secured against 420 George St, Brisbane – a 14-storey commercial office building in the heart of the city which is currently undergoing improvements to boost its tenancy levels.
Novotel Sydney Norwest
Baulkham Hills, NSW
Qualitas provided a senior debt facility to assist with the purchase of The Novotel Sydney Norwest, a 4.5 star hotel in Baulkham Hills. The asset is a successful operating hotel and also has significant potential for future development in this growth corridor of Sydney.
Auckland, New Zealand
The Pacifica is a 54-level tower offering views over the Waitematā Harbour, which on completion will be Auckland’s tallest residential apartment tower and yield approximately 280 apartments and 35 hotel rooms. Qualitas has committed to providing a mezzanine debt loan to assist with construction of the project.
Qualitas acquired a property portfolio of ten flour-milling and bakery operations across Australia to create the Qualitas Food Infrastructure Fund
This unique offering has elements consistent across real estate, infrastructure and agricultural investments, and brings benefits from each sector. It delivers long-duration income from a tenant who is Australia’s leading supplier of flour products – Allied Pinnacle. The properties provide exposure to a resilient part of the food sector, with flour-based products making up over 20% of the Australian diet.
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Qualitas provided a mezzanine debt facility for a prominent Canberra based developer. Upon completion the project will include 230 apartments, 21 retail suites and a 180 room hotel.
The project is located within walking distance to the Canberra CBD and is adjacent to the new light rail line.