MARKET INSIGHTS: With rates continuing to rise, CRE debt continues to perform

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) this week made the decision to raise the official cash rate from 0.35 per cent to 0.85 per cent. The decision follows the recent […]

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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: 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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INSIGHTS: CRE debt continues to perform during periods of rising rates

With our long period of near-zero interest rates seemingly at an end, every investor’s attention turns to the balance of their portfolio. Conventional wisdom is that now is the time […]

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Livewire Interview – Taking a macro perspective on property

This is the first of two videos with Livewire featuring Qualitas Group Managing Director, Andrew Schwartz. Watch the video to hear Andrew share his strategy in the property market with […]

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Livewire interview – Keeping your investment strategy in check

See Andrew Schwartz discuss 3 exit strategies he considers when issuing a loan, the influences of COVID-19, and why borrowers are more discerning about lenders. The full article can be […]

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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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Livewire interview – The state of play in commercial real estate

This is the first of a series of 3 videos from Livewire where Andrew will be discussing what makes a good property, how to keep your investment strategy in check […]

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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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Impacts of COVID-19 on QRI

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 […]

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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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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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Commercial Real Estate Lending 2018 Primer

Commercial Real Estate Lending 2018 Primer

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Property still in high demand: video interview

Andrew Schwartz discusses the drivers of the property market.

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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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Qualitas’ Response to the New APRA Powers to Address Financial Stability Risks – Non-ADI Lender Rules

On 17 July 2017, the Australian Government published the draft Treasury Laws Amendment (Non-ADI Lender Rules) Bill 2017 (the Draft Bill). The stated aim of the Bill is to “ensure […]

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Non-bank lenders grab an opportunity as banks scale back loans

Qualitas was featured in an article written by Richard Gluyas at The Australian focusing on the regulatory-driven transformation of the property development market. The article focused on the recent news […]

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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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