Fundraising - NOVEMBER 6, 2017

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Qualitas holds $230m final close for opportunity fund

by Jody Barhanovich

Qualitas, an Australian real estate investment management firm, has closed its latest opportunistic real estate fund, Qualitas Real Estate Opportunity Fund, with AUD$300 million ($230 million) in total capital raised. The fund raised capital from institutional and high-net-worth investors, to sit alongside its co-investment.

Qualitas invests in equity and debt across the entire property spectrum, including core, opportunistic and value-added strategies. Qualitas Real Estate Opportunity Fund will provide equity and mezzanine debt for high-quality commercial, retail and residential projects in the mid-market segment throughout Australia.

In a release regarding the fund’s first close in 2016, Andrew Schwartz, group managing director and CIO at Qualitas, said the fund allows investors to benefit from the unique dynamics of the Australian property sector. Since 2008, Qualitas has invested in or financed assets valued at more than AUD$5 billion ($3.8 billion), across

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