FEATURED IN: ausbiz interview – why investors favour private credit over listed real estate

Australia’s real estate private credit market has grown substantially since the global financial crisis due to regulatory changes which required banks to adopt more conservative lending practices, resulting in a […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire – From GFC to almost $9 billion: How Qualitas is helping shape real estate investment

Andrew Schwartz, our Group Managing Director and Co-Founder has experienced multiple cycles over 40 years of working in the property industry and 16 years at Qualitas. Watch a recent Views […]

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FEATURED IN: ausbiz interview – dynamics of demand for Australian private credit

  There’s been increasing interest into private credit from institutional investors globally and Australia is no exception. With last week’s announcements of a $550m mandate from a North American institutional […]

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ASX ANNOUNCEMENT: Up to A$300m of additional commitments from ADIA

  Qualitas announces up to A$300m of additional commitments from ADIA; conditions met to exercise options to acquire 8.96% of Qualitas’ issued equity on a fully diluted basis1 Key Highlights […]

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NEWS: Qualitas builds its defensive and inflation resilient strategy

At Qualitas, we are focused on finding deep relative value through market cycles, including building a defensive inflation responsive portfolio which seeks to provide income to investors through our Equity […]

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SPEAKING AT: Qualitas presents at ASX CEO Connect

      Watch Andrew Schwartz’s recent presentation as part of ASX CEO Connect on Qualitas Limited (ASX:QAL), covering our focus on private credit to achieve significant scale, as the […]

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FEATURED IN: SIAA – Unlocking Australia’s growing CRE private credit opportunity

For investors seeking income and diversification, commercial real estate (CRE) private credit could be an attractive investment opportunity to help you meet your goals. There has been significant growth in […]

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SPEAKING AT: Portfolio Construction Forum Markets Summit 2024 on the acute need for housing

At the Portfolio Construction Forum Markets Summit 2024, our Head of Income Credit, Mark Power discussed the massive disconnect between demand and supply in Australia’s housing market. With residential vacancy […]

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FEATURED IN: InvestorDaily Uncut podcast

In the latest episode of the InvestorDaily Uncut podcast, our Head of Income Credit, Mark Power joins host Maja Garaca Djurdjevic to discuss real estate private credit, covering the market fundamentals, regulatory changes post […]

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SPEAKING AT: [i3] Property Forum – BTR key in addressing housing crisis

  Speaking at the recent [i3] Property Forum hosted by the [i3] Investment Innovation Institute, our Global Head of Real Estate, Mark Fischer discussed the urgent need to reduce the […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire – Why does Australia have a chronic need for housing?

  Real estate private credit is a specialised asset class that requires a specialist investment manager with deep expertise and a core focus on risk management. It’s historically exclusively been […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire – Why this investment space challenges the risk-return equation

  Mark Power, our Head of Income Credit in an interview with Livewire Markets delved into aspects of real estate private credit that he believes the market hasn’t yet fully […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire – Why the great Australian love affair with residential property is far from over

In an interview with Livewire Markets, Mark Power, our Head of Income Credit makes it clear that real estate private credit loans are not just one type of loan. Watch […]

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FEATURED IN: PERE – Bridging the growing debt gap

    During the pandemic immigration was halted and while we anticipated a backlog of people migrating into the country, we didn’t appreciate the enormity of this. Over 1.2 million […]

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FEATURED IN: PERE – Need for housing supports strong returns

Andrew Schwartz, our Group Managing Director and Co-Founder in an interview with PERE reflected on the firm’s growth, challenges and success over the past year which attributed to being awarded […]

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NEWS: Qualitas awarded Firm of the Year: Australia in 2023 PERE Awards

We’re thrilled to be recognised as Firm of the Year: Australia in the 2023 PERE Awards, the only awards dedicated to the global private real estate industry. We would like […]

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ASX ANNOUNCEMENT: Qualitas releases 1H24 financial results

QUALITAS DELIVERS STRONG INTERIM RESULTS AND IS WELL-POSITIONED FOR FUTURE GROWTH   Qualitas Limited (ASX: QAL) (Qualitas, or Company), a leading Australian alternative real estate investment manager, is pleased to […]

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FEATURED IN: The Australian – Now’s the time to get your house in order

By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Qualitas Limited For property investors, the best time to sell is right at the peak. That’s a feat […]

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FEATURED IN: The Australian – Hit pause on migration as nation overtrades into housing spiral

By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Qualitas Limited In the corporate world, it’s known as overtrading and it happens when an otherwise successful business […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire: Are we at the start of the next property cycle?

  We’re heavily invested in residential commercial real estate across all our funds and for a very good reason. We’re experiencing a market dynamic characterised by low residential vacancies and […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire – Qualitas sees green shoots in construction financing after pandemic challenge

Our Group Managing Director and Co-Founder, Andrew Schwartz recently sat down with Livewire as part of their Expert Insights series to discuss the outlook on construction financing and how the sector could be […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire – Why a shortage of debt capital means massive opportunity for investors

The demand for capital for commercial real estate is outpacing the supply into the sector, making it difficult for traditional financiers to keep up. In times such as these, experienced […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire – The asset class ready to ride Australia’s burgeoning population

Looking for an alternative to shares and traditional fixed income and direct property investments? Diversify your portfolio and meet more of your goals by investing in the growing opportunities of […]

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VIDEO INSIGHTS: Opportunistic credit investing

We are observing a number of macroeconomic and structural factors impacting the Australian commercial real estate sector and believe tactical credit opportunities will present a more attractive risk and return […]

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ASX ANNOUNCEMENT: Qualitas releases FY23 financial results

Qualitas delivers increasing quality of earnings and operational efficiency underpinned by substantial FUM and deployment growth      Important Note: The information in this announcement and accompanying presentation is based […]

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FEATURED IN: The Australian – Volatile markets drive opportunities for experienced property players

By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director and Co-Founder at Qualitas Until this past year, it had been one-way traffic for interest rates since the global financial crisis. That made it […]

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FEATURED IN: The Australian – Take a long-term view on the cycle

High rates may create a feedback loop but will not kill apartment building  By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director and Co-Founder at Qualitas  Brace yourself.  In 1970, the median price […]

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FEATURED IN: Ethical Partners – Good Investing Podcast

Qualitas Group Managing Director and Co-Founder, Andrew Schwartz recently sat down with Matt Nacard, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Ethical Partners Funds Management as part of their Good Investing […]

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INSIGHTS: Flat out – why apartments are a good bet in the current climate

By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director and Co-Founder  From the CBDs to the outer suburbs, evidence that Australians are abandoning the dream of a quarter acre block for apartment living […]

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ASX ANNOUNCEMENT: Qualitas exceeds prospectus and consistent with FY22 Guidance, signals further growth in FY23

Important Note: The information in this announcement and accompanying presentation is based on the aggregated special purpose financial statements of Qualitas Limited, Qualitas Property Partners Pty Ltd and Qualitas Investments […]

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FEATURED IN: The asset class with first dibs on rising rates

In a recent Livewire interview, Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director and Co-Founder of Qualitas discusses how commercial real estate private credit may have the potential to provide shelter amid rising […]

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INSIGHTS: In an uncertain inflationary environment, is private credit the place to be?

For most the past decade, as interest rates globally wallowed near zero and inflation was best described as benign, investors have been on a relentless pursuit for yield. And as […]

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INSIGHTS: Across the property industry, sustainability and success go hand in hand

If you’ve got a diverse workforce, like Qualitas, there are few things everyone in your organisation will agree on. Music, food, holiday destinations – we’ve all got different tastes. But […]

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FEATURED IN: ‘The Roundtable – Build to Rent’

Hear from our Global Head of Real Estate and Co-Founder Mark Fischer, along with other industry experts as they share their views on the growth of the Build-to-Rent market in […]

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INSIGHTS: To combat inflation you need foreign workers – and somewhere to house them

You know the outlook for the Australian economy is volatile and unpredictable when forecasts for the next rise in interest rates are changing by the week. As recently as last […]

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FEATURED IN: Qualitas showing off its growth since IPO

Watch an interview with Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director and Co-Founder of Qualitas on ausbiz covering over HY22 results and growth since IPO. He also discusses the benefits of interest rate increases […]

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FEATURED IN: Next apartment development cycle has already begun: Qualitas

Our Group Managing Director and Co-Founder, Andrew Schwartz was featured in the AFR Weekend discussing highlights from our HY22 results and what’s driving the commercial real estate residential sector. Read article here […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Qualitas Continues Sydney Investments

Melbourne – Qualitas, one of Australia’s leading alternative real estate investment managers, and First Quadrant Properties have entered a joint venture for the development of an infill site in the […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Qualitas Lists on ASX After Successful $335m IPO

Qualitas Limited (QAL or Qualitas) is pleased to announce that it will list today on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker code ‘QAL’ following the successful completion of its […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Qualitas launches IPO with $735 million market capitalisation

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES Qualitas Limited, the proposed ultimate holding company of the Qualitas Group (Qualitas or Company), one of Australia’s leading alternative real estate investment managers, […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: GURNER™ & Qualitas Successfully Close Upsized Raise of $1.2bn for BTR Platform

GURNER™ & Qualitas Successfully Close Upsized Raise of $1.2bn for Build-to-Rent Platform Prolific developer GURNER™ and one of Australia’s pre-eminent alternative real estate investment managers Qualitas have confirmed the successful […]

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FEATURED IN: Private Credit in Real Estate

In a recent Sector Insights video with Dugald Higgins, head of Real Assets and Listed Strategies at Zenith Investment Partners, our Group Managing Director Andrew Schwartz explored private credit in […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Qualitas and Greenpool Capital to Acquire 50% of Runaway Bay Shopping Centre

Qualitas Continues Retail Investment Strategy Through Partnership with Greenpool Capital to Acquire 50% of Runaway Bay Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast Qualitas, one of Australia’s leading alternative real estate […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Glenvill Developments and Qualitas Partner to Deliver Bellfield, a New Community in Melbourne’s Inner North

Glenvill Developments in partnership with Qualitas is proud to have been selected by Banyule City Council to develop the $220 million former Banksia La Trobe Secondary College site. Selected for […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Qualitas Build-to-Rent Impact Debt Fund Delivering Brisbane’s First High-Density Sustainable Build-to-Rent Development

First dedicated sustainable investment fund in the Build-to-Rent market First debt fund to elevate sustainability into its investment criteria Qualitas $1 billion Build-to-Rent Impact Debt Fund (QBIF) announces its first […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire Exclusive – Financing Australia’s newest property asset class

Livewire Exclusive:  Andrew Schwartz, Qualitas Group Managing Director & Co-Founder, discusses his views on Australia’s newest property asset class, build-to-rent, why it is appealing and the private debt financing market […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Qualitas partners with Pelligra to deliver $500M mixed-use industrial precinct on former Ford site

Melbourne developer Pelligra and Australian Real Estate Fund Manager Qualitas have unveiled the masterplan for their $500m mixed-use industrial precinct, Assembly Broadmeadows, located on the former Ford site at 1727 […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Appointment of new Qualitas Advisory Board Member

Qualitas has appointed Brian Delaney to the Qualitas Board of Advisory Directors. Brian commenced the appointment effective 1 March 2021. His appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of […]

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Qualitas nominated for the Debt Firm of the Year Asia for the 2020 Global PERE Awards

We are excited to announce Qualitas Group has been nominated for the 2020 Global PERE Awards in the category of Debt Firm of the Year Asia. In a challenging environment, Qualitas […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Qualitas and GURNER™ announce major entry into multifamily housing sector

Australian Real Estate Fund Manager Qualitas and multi-billion-dollar developer GURNER™ have announced a partnership to enter the multi-family housing sector and the imminent launch of capital raising for a dedicated […]

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FEATURED IN: Livewire interview – What makes a good property these days?

Watch this Qualitas Livewire interview, in which Andrew Schwartz talks about why investors should shift their thinking around what makes a good property. The full article can be viewed here. […]

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QRI June 2020 quarter portfolio and target return update

Wednesday 22nd July 2020     The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX:QRI) June 2020 quarter portfolio update is now available, including a change to QRI’s target return. It is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director, Qualitas         As the Coronavirus fear grows its footprint, uncertainty is taking its toll on markets. As real estate investors, we […]

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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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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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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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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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Two fundamental rules of property development

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

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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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Property still in high demand: video interview

Andrew Schwartz discusses the drivers of the property market.

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Real Estate: is now a good time to invest?

There is no shortage of negative sentiment around the property sector at the moment, but that doesn’t mean investors should shun it entirely. In fact, we believe there are significant […]

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Keep an eye on foreign private property funding: Qualitas MD Andrew Schwartz

Financial Review by Su-Lin Tan The flood of foreign capital rushing into Australia to privately fund residential projects is welcome but must be watched, said Andrew Schwartz, the managing director […]

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Is it the end of the tailwind in traditional real estate?

Real-estate valuations in major cities are at historical peaks, banks are pulling back from commercial real estate lending and the tailwind from lower interest rates appears to be coming to […]

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Property developers pull back on apartment projects

Property developers are shedding major apartment sites along the eastern seaboard as banks tighten lending to oversupplied areas, The Australian reports. The article says that “Tougher lending rules have slugged […]

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Real Estate and Private Markets Conference – 27 & 28 Feb 2017, Melbourne

Qualitas is excited to be a key sponsor and panel speaker at Investment Magazine’s “Real Estate and Private Markets Conference” at Crown Towers, Melbourne on 27 – 28 February 2017. […]

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