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Diversification, regular income… if you’re building wealth, consider investing with one of Australia’s leading direct property fund managers.

You’re no stranger to building wealth, right? Most likely, you know a few things about doing just that. Adding an investment in direct property can be a good option to help you continue that journey.

Investment in unlisted direct property funds can be a cornerstone in a balanced portfolio, giving you diversification benefits and access to regular income. 

Charter Hall Direct has funds that invest in high quality, long leased commercial property that are open now for investment.

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Our funds provide an opportunity to include commercial property in your portfolio.

Unlisted direct property investing is an investment in commercial property – that includes office, industrial, retail or social infrastructure property – via a direct or unlisted property fund.

Investing in commercial property can complement other asset classes in your investment portfolio. At Charter Hall, creating and managing these types of investments is our speciality.

Our funds feature quality properties on long-term leases and deliver regular returns with the potential for capital growth. They’re the types of investment favoured by large institutions, that you can also have access to.


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The fundamentals of investing in Direct Property.

Hear from Steven Bennett, Direct CEO at Charter Hall, about the importance of commercial property in your investment portfolio.

Getting started in commercial property investment

How do I invest in commercial property?

There are three typical ways individuals in Australia can invest in commercial property:

  1. Investing in a direct property fund: Here, individuals contact a fund manager such as Charter Hall about their funds open to investment, and choose one that is suitable.
  2. Investing in A-REITs: Here, individuals contact a stockbroker or online broking facility and identify listed commercial property trusts they wish to invest in. There are also managed funds that invest in A-REITs.
  3. Purchasing your own asset: Be it in your own name or through your SMSF, you can purchase commercial property in a similar way to residential property. You will put down a deposit on a commercial property loan and use that to purchase a piece of real estate. Then, you manage it yourself or use a specialist property manager.

What are some of the advantages of a managed fund?

  1. Simplicity: When investing through a direct property fund, property management is undertaken by the fund manager. In this way you get to own part of a property or portfolio of properties without the burden of purchasing decisions, finding tenants and organising maintenance.
  2. Accessibility: One big drawcard of direct property funds and A-REITs is the market these investment options open up for investors. By pooling funds together from multiple parties, managed funds and trusts have vastly greater purchasing power and can offer investors access to institutional-grade properties otherwise inaccessible to them. The minimum deposit required to invest with Charter Hall Direct is $20,000 - far lower than the typical deposit needed for a commercial property venture.
  3. Diverse building portfolio: In the same way that a diversified investment portfolio spreads risk across asset classes, a diverse building portfolio spreads risks across multiple buildings. Many fund managers, including Charter Hall, collect multiple buildings into a single investment option. When investors purchase units in the fund, they are purchasing shares of sometimes hundreds of properties.

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Interested in adding commercial property to your investment mix? Build your wealth.

With decades of experience and a history of success, we’ve become one of Australia’s leading property groups.

If you’re interested in the benefits of adding a direct property fund to your portfolio, or have any questions, speak to your financial adviser or contact our team.

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