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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One year on: reflections on the launch of QRI

On the anniversary of the listing of the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX:QRI), Tim Johansen, Managing Director, Global Head of Capital, reflects on the challenges and highlights of bringing a new product to market. Q: Can you provide a snapshot of QRI? QRI is a listed investment trust comprised of a portfolio of commercial […]

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Tim Johansen reflects on QRI, one year after listing

Tim Johansen, Managing Director, Global Head of Capital, discusses the launch of the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX:QRI). Note: There is no guarantee the Trust will meet its Investment Objective. The payment of monthly cash income is a goal of the Trust only.

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Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX:QRI) closes Entitlement Offer

11 October 2019 – The Investment Manager (Manager) of the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (Trust or QRI) announces that its 1-for-1 Accelerated Non-Renounceable Entitlement Offer (Entitlement Offer) has now closed raising approximately $94.7m in total. This amount includes the proceeds of the Wholesale and Early Retail Entitlement Offers (approx. $40.1m – settled on 26 September 2019); […]

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Why own when you can loan? An introduction to QRI

With interest rates at record lows, many investors are looking at new ways to generate income. Listed equities and real estate trusts are already popular, however, debt-based real estate investments are generating increased interest. This article explains why. The key difference between equity-based and debt-based investments is who owns the assets. For commercial real estate, […]

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Q&A with Tim Johansen: an update on QRI 

The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI) listed on the ASX on 27 November 2018. In this article, Tim Johansen, Managing Director, Capital & Debt, discusses the Fund’s performance since then, the market conditions,  and how demand for Commercial Real Estate Debt continues to grow. Q: It’s just over six months since you listed the […]

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Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI) placement fully subscribed

20 June 2019: QRI Manager Pty Ltd (Manager), the manager of QRI, is pleased to announce that it has completed a placement of approximately $34.68m of funds to wholesale investors. The placement of 21,675,889 units will be issued at a price of $1.60 per unit (Placement) which represents a 3.61% discount to the last closing […]

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Telling the debt story in an equities world

By Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director & Co-founder, Qualitas Seeking to list a commercial real estate (CRE) debt fund in Australia was never going to be easy. As well as the normal vicissitudes that any transaction faces, one of our biggest challenges would be market education. Not just about our merits as an investment manager, […]

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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 few comparable products on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), this isn’t surprising. Commercial Real Estate (CRE) debt is an established listed asset class overseas; however, […]

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