QRI Manager Pty Ltd (ACN 625 857 070) is the appointed investment manager of QRI (Manager). It is a newly incorporated entity and is wholly owned by the Qualitas Group.
Established in 2008, the Qualitas Group is a real estate investment management firm specialising in commercial real estate, with in excess of $2.5 billion1 in Committed Capital. The Qualitas Group is active in Australia’s major capital cities deploying institutional and high net worth investor capital, as well as investing its own balance sheet. The Qualitas Group’s investment philosophy is to seek deep value-based opportunities across the capital structure with a focus on risk mitigation via institutional-grade risk management, governance and operations.
The Qualitas Group capitalises on its strong market knowledge, industry contacts and “on-ground” infrastructure spanning origination, execution and active asset and loan management. The Qualitas Group has 70 staff, including 20 investment professionals, with offices in Melbourne and Sydney2.
Investment strategies span senior debt, mezzanine debt, preferred equity and ordinary equity investments in real estate development, value-add, repositioning, special situations and other opportunistic transactions.
The Qualitas Team have have an average of over 20 years of relevant experience with backgrounds across real estate lending, principal investment, investment banking, construction, development, structured finance, mortgage loan servicing, investment management, finance, risk, investment operations, funds management, compliance and law.
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1 As at 30 September 2019.
2 As at 30 November 2019.
THE TRUST KEY MANAGEMENT TEAM
Group Managing Director and Co-Founder
Andrew is the Group Managing Director and a co-founder of the Qualitas Group. Andrew has over 32 years’ experience in financial services with an extensive track record across real estate investment. He is responsible for overseeing the Qualitas Group’s activities, setting the strategic direction of the business, transaction origination as well as building and enhancing relationships with the firm’s clients and investors. Andrew has previously held senior roles within a number of global organisations specifically focused on real estate and corporate finance.
Prior to joining the Qualitas Group, Andrew was the Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate at investment firm Babcock and Brown, a Director of Risk at AIDC (government owned financier) as well as a Senior Manager at Bank of America.
Andrew is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and on the Advisory Board of the Property Industry Foundation (Victoria).
Chief Risk Officer
Gerd joined the Qualitas Group in 2010 and is responsible for the management of the firm’s transaction risks. Gerd’s experience spans over 30 years in banking, specialising in credit risk management, project financing, structured lending and financial advisory roles.
Prior to joining Qualitas, Gerd was Director, Lending Services for ANZ Group. Gerd’s prior roles have also included Director positions in Project and Structured Finance for ANZ, Head of Credit with NM Rothschild and Sons (Australia) and Director/Credit Executive, Specialised Finance for National Australia Bank.
Managing Director, Global Head of Strategy
Kathleen joined the Qualitas Group in 2014 and is responsible for corporate strategy, finance and operations, including investment operations.
Kathleen has over 18 years’ experience in financial services spanning debt and equity advisory for major infrastructure projects as well as the development and financing of renewable energy and power generation assets for both listed and unlisted funds.
Prior to joining the Qualitas Group, Kathleen has held roles both locally and internationally, with major financial institutions and global advisory firms. These roles were with PricewaterhouseCoopers focused on PPP advisory for major projects, Deutsche Bank in London and KPMG.
Kathleen is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Managing Director, Global Head of Capital
Tim joined the Qualitas Group in 2011 where he established the firm’s presence in Sydney and leads the Real Estate Finance team which is responsible for the origination and execution of secured real estate loans. Tim has extensive experience across real estate financing markets over 30 years including senior debt, mezzanine debt, equity co-investments and financing advice.
Prior to joining the Qualitas Group, Tim was the Head of Structured Real Estate Finance at Investec Bank for 9 years. Prior to Investec Bank, Tim worked for one of Australia’s largest banks.
Tim is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate
Mark is a co-founder of Qualitas and leads the Investment team, which is responsible for deal origination; execution and analysis; and asset management. Mark has been active in real estate private equity and banking for 16 years and has invested in excess of $9 billion of transactional value, across asset classes including residential, commercial, industrial logistics, multifamily housing and retirement living.
Prior to Qualitas, Mark was a member of the Babcock & Brown Real Estate Group where his focus was on investments in Australian developments and specialised asset operating platforms in the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore. His other experience includes working at ANZ as part of the Property & Construction Finance team including debt raisings for REITs and project financing for residential and office developers
Head of Institutional Capital and Portfolio Management
Yossi joined the Qualitas Group in 2012 and is responsible for the institutional capital relationships, general investor relations strategy and portfolio management across the firm. Yossi has over 20 years’ experience in global real estate finance, capital markets, real estate structured products and capital raising.
Prior to joining the Qualitas Group, Yossi worked for Royal Bank of Scotland in London where he was the Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Capital Markets and Real Estate Syndications for Europe, Middle East and Asia. Prior to this Yossi had senior roles at both Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas.
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