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The Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust  (HPT) has acquired a property on Fullarton Road in Kent Town, South Australia.  The purchase, for $11.1 million, is the third acquisition for the HPT this financial year.

The property is a two storey building over 2,563 square metres with 100 car parking spaces.  Its anchor tenant is Sonic Healthcare who uses the building as a pathology laboratory.

Its location is close to a number of hospitals such as the Calvary Wakefield Private Hospital, Sportsmed SA Private Hospital and Parkwynd Private Hospital, and Fullarton Road is characterised by a number of medical related businesses.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith, head of healthcare and retirement property at Australian Unity Real Estate Investment, says that the acquisition will enhance the geographic, property type and tenant income diversification of the HPT.

“HPT has performed extremely well for investors, delivering returns of 10.08 per cent over one year, 8.48 per cent  over three years, and 11.33 per cent  since inception*.

“We continue to search for high-quality properties to acquire for the HPT to  deliver the best possible returns for investors.

“Consistently strong investor support has provided the HPT with significant capacity to fund its development pipeline and to make further selective acquisitions of quality assets such as this” Mr Smith said.

The purchase of the building in Kent Town follows the acquisition of a building in Townsville, Queensland, which AUREI, in partnership with Healthe Care, intends to convert into a mental health hospital.  It also purchased Brisbane Waters Private Hospital on the Central Coast of New South Wales in July this year for $16.18 million.

Australian Unity Real Estate Investment is the property funds management business of Australian Unity Investments, part of the Australian Unity group, a national healthcare, financial services and retirement living organisation that has been operating for more than 170 years.

AUREI was established in 1998 and, through its unlisted property funds, owns and manages more than 50 properties in the healthcare, retail and commercial sectors across Australia.  It has more than $1.8 billion in funds under management (as at 30 September  2014).

Its flagship fund, the Healthcare Property Trust, owns 25 hospitals, medical centres, and aged care facilities across Australia, and has  more than  $600 million in funds under management.  Since its inception in 2002, the Fund’s wholesale units have  delivered a return of 11.33 percent (as at 30 September 2014). 


For further information, please contact:

Chris Smith – Phone: 03 8682 4534


*Returns are as at 30 September 2014 for wholesale units in the Healthcare Property Trust, the inception date for the wholesale units is 28 February 2002.  Returns are calculated after fees and expenses and assume the reinvestment of distributions.  Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.  In deciding whether to acquire, hold or dispose of the product you should obtain a copy of the current product disclosure statement dated 30 September 2014 and consider whether the product is appropriate for you.  A copy of the PDS is available at australianunityinvestments.com.au or by calling investor services on 13 29 39.

14 November 2014