About us

We're a leading fully integrated property investment and funds management group

With $71.9 billion of property funds under management, we use our expertise to access, deploy, manage and invest equity across core real estate sectors – Industrial & Logistics, Office, Retail and Social Infrastructure. 

We know that mutual success – for our customers and us, is best achieved through discipline, partnership and a long-term view. Whether that be through our active approach to funds management, our cross-sector customer partnerships, our $13.9 billion development pipeline, or our demonstrable progress on our sustainability targets, we have a track record of delivering superior results.

 

History

Over three decades we’ve built a reputation for curating sustainable and resilient portfolios that unlock value through all market cycles. Through our wide range of commercial property investment options, we enable a diverse mix of investors to realise their ambitions. The timeline below tracks just some of the moments that have made us – so far...

’91
Charter Hall launches in Sydney by Cedric Fuchs, David Southon and Andre Biet.
’95
First syndicate launches. CHIF1 is the first in a series focusing on high quality single and multi-asset property syndicates. 
’96
Australia’s first institutional opportunistic property fund launches with AMP Capital. First of a series of five opportunistic funds largely comprising of Australian superannuation funds. 
’04
Transfield Holdings acquires 50% of Charter Hall. David Harrison joins the company as Joint Managing Director alongside David Southon. 
’05
Charter Hall lists on the ASX with FUM of $1bn.
’06
The Core Plus Office Fund (CPOF) launches. The first in a series of long-term, open-ended core investment vehicles. At the time, this is Australia's largest blind private equity property fund raising.
’07
The Core Plus Industrial Fund (CPIF) launches. It achieves the highest independent rating in the retail property funds industry.
’10
Charter Hall acquires the management rights to Macquarie Group’s real estate funds management platform, increasing its funds under management to over $10bn.
’11
Charter Hall celebrates its 20 year anniversary. Divests offshore assets, focusing on its core Australian business. 
’12
Privatises the listed Charter Hall Office REIT (ASX: CQO) to form the Group's largest wholesale partnership.
’14
Launches the Long Wale Investment Partnership (acquiring the $603m ALH portfolio) and the Long Wale Hardware Partnership 
’16
David Harrison becomes the sole Managing Director & Group CEO. Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX: CLW) lists on the ASX.
’17
First Australian property company to join Pledge 1%, an international philanthropic movement, maximising our social and economic impact through our people, places and partnerships. 
’18
Acquires Folkstone Ltd. Growing FUM by $1.6bn and increasing investable universe into the social infrastructure and early learning sector.
’19
Record year of equity inflows across all capital sources and transactions saw FUM grow by 31%.
’20
FUM exceeds $40bn, doubling in three years.
’21
Charter Hall celebrates its 30 year anniversary.
’22
Acquires ~$2bn IAP portfolio and Southern Cross office precinct. Charter Hall FUM exceeds $80bn.
’23

Completes 555 Collins and 150 Lonsdale Street developments. 

United by our values

We’re driven to make a difference, unlocking potential through partnership, insight and new ways of thinking.

Our approach is guided by our values and rooted in the knowledge that in the pursuit of long-term, risk-adjusted returns for our customers, we can deliver long-lasting value for the benefit of all.

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Active partnership

We believe in creating positive outcomes for all. People trust us with their future. By listening deeply, having genuine empathy and investing in collaboration, we build mutually rewarding relationships for the long-term.

Genuine Insight

Genuine insight

We use our expertise to unlock opportunities. With a deep intelligence and understanding of the needs of others, we frame solutions, looking beyond the obvious to find hidden value, and build long-term resilience – the true test of success.

Inventive Spirit

Inventive spirit

Our innovation approach is grounded in practicality and partnership. Curious and resourceful, we create with purpose, exploring possibilities from every angle, to connect people, capital and opportunities.

Powered by drive

Energised by pace, we put our passion into action. Acting within a framework of resilience and sustainability, we take the initiative to make things happen, and deliver on our promise to create a better future.

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Building better futures

Every day, millions of people invest with us, go to work in one of our buildings, and get the things they need from our local retail centres. Together, our efforts shape the success of businesses, investors and communities for years to come.

 

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