A property fund, also commonly known as a property syndicate or property trust, is a professionally managed fund providing the opportunity for investors to invest in – or hold part ownership of – property which may not be available to them as individuals.
Investors buy units in the fund, such as CPDF, which owns one or many properties, and it is managed by a professional fund manager, such as Clarence Property. The fund manager collects the rent and manages maintenance and administration of the properties, then pays a regular distribution (typically monthly or quarterly) of the net income to investors.
A diversified property fund is an investment option offering exposure to a diverse mix of property assets across a range of property sectors and geographic locations. Diversification is a portfolio risk management strategy which aims to limit exposure to any single asset or risk. Diversification of investment assets can assist in mitigating the effects of an unusual event in one property sector or location, on an entire portfolio.
When applied as an investment strategy to a property fund, diversification is implemented through investments in varying asset types such as retail, commercial, industrial, medical, childcare, rural and development. Geographic spread can also be used to further diversify a portfolio.
When you invest directly in a diversified fund, you buy units or shares in the fund, which is managed by a fund manager.
Clarence Property is a specialist fund manager, providing investors access to an income-generating property fund which owns properties in a variety of sectors ranging from industrial and commercial, to healthcare and rural, from established properties to new developments.
Click here to read more about Clarence Property’s flagship property fund, Clarence Property Diversified Fund (CPDF).
Diversification: By investing in a property trust, you can either spread your risk across multiple properties or through a single property (known as a syndicate).
Shared risk: Because you are not the only investor/owner in a property trust, any investment outcomes will be diluted across multiple investors.
Professional management: Property trusts are usually managed by professional property managers who have the expertise and experience to maximise the return on investment.
Competitive income: Property trusts typically offer competitive income returns, which can provide a steadier stream of passive income.
Capital growth potential: If the property market experiences capital growth, your investment in a property trust is likely to increase in value.
The opportunity to own property: By investing in a property trust, you can own property without having to deal with the day-to-day hassle of being a landlord.
Tax benefits: you may benefit from the receipt of tax-free,tax-deferred income or the receipt of franking credits as a distribution of your units held in a property trust.
Select your desired option below to share a direct link to this page.
Your friends or family will thank you later.