Australian Unity has established the Australian Unity Childcare Property Fund (the Fund) to directly invest in a diversified portfolio of childcare properties, comprising established childcare centres and properties for the development of childcare centres across Australia. The Fund may also invest in property assets related to its childcare properties, such as an adjacent car park. The Fund seeks to benefit from the growing need for childcare assets, which demonstrate low relative volatility in a sector that benefits from bipartisan government support. The Fund is open for investment by wholesale investors with co-investment from Australian Unity Group.
The Fund may gain exposure to childcare properties by holding direct property, or through unlisted managed funds, property syndicates, or companies that mainly hold childcare property. We aim to grow the Fund by extending partnerships with tenants and childcare operators to facilitate a future pipeline of investment opportunities.