It has been a year of challenges for business and society, where we’ve had to adapt and respond to an uncertain external environment. Against this backdrop, we’re pleased to provide our 2020 Annual Report, showcasing the strong momentum of our business.
With a reputation for resilience, we use our property expertise to access, deploy, manage and invest equity across our core sectors – office, retail, industrial & logistics and social infrastructure.
We see long term performance as the true test of success. This is Charter Hall’s 15th year as a listed company and over this time we have applied partnership and financial discipline to deliver stability and long-term growth for investors.
Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX:CLW) focuses on providing secure and growing income streams for investors through its exposure to a long weighted average lease expiry (WALE) portfolio of properties, diversified across sectors.
Charter Hall Retail REIT's (ASX:CQR) focus remains on providing a secure and growing income stream for our investors. We achieve this through maintaining our position as the leading owner and manager of property for convenience retailers.
Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT (ASX:CQE) continues its focus on enhancing its social infrastructure portfolio with a diligent approach to asset acquisitions and disposals, as well as leasing and development, matched with prudent capital management.
"We remain well set for the future, supported by a high-quality team focused on delivering results for our securityholders and capital partners, positioning us well for resilient performance and shared growth."
This has been a year of challenges for business and society. With a backdrop of weak economic growth, bushfires and the onset of COVID-19, we have all been forced to adapt and respond to an uncertain external environment. Against this backdrop, I am pleased to report that Charter Hall has enjoyed strong momentum by focusing on its strategic pillars of Access, Deploy, Manage, and Invest.
Financial Year 2020 will be remembered by many as the year COVID-19 arrived and the significant changes this brought. As for many organizations, FY2) was a year of two halves for Charter Hall, with the first half characterised by strong FUM growth driven by acquisitions and net valuation increases, with the second half seeing more subdued acquisition led growth and stabilising valuations as a result of Covid 19. Pleasingly overall, FY20 delivered $10 billion of FUM growth , continued outperformance for our fund/partnership investors and strong earnings growth for shareholders.