Our Business

Our Responsibility

Cbus Property has responsibility for the strategic performance & management of all aspects of the Cbus direct property investment business including major investments and developments in the commercial, retail and residential sectors. The portfolio currently exceeds $3.2 billion, with a further $5.0 billion of development work ‘in hand’, making Cbus Property one of Australia’s leading integrated property investors in Australia.

Cbus Property is a unique property investor and developer with the company's core business a reflection of Cbus' philosophical commitment to investing in the Property and Construction Industry, which employs its members.

One of Australia's Leading Integrated Property Investors

Cbus Property is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cbus, the industry superannuation fund for the construction, building & allied industries, with funds under management currently exceeding $34.0 billion. As part of the portfolio, Cbus is a significant investor in the property industry throughout Australia and has in excess of 732,000 members nationally.

Extensive Experience In Industry

Cbus Property has extensive experience in undertaking sustainable initiatives within Australia and is committed to utilising its considerable experience in investment and delivery of developments that provide a benchmark for both economic and environmental sustainability.

A Team of Professionals at Your Service

Cbus Property has the expertise to meet all your needs. Our specialist teams of professionals have the skills to handle any and every aspect of an Investment. From acquisition, finance, investment and portfolio management, contracts and planning, right through to design and development management, they can do it all. They'll work with you and for you, dedicating extensive time to making sure they fully understand your specific requirements, and then doing everything necessary to deliver the competitive business solutions you're after. We encourage creativity and innovation in all our employees, empowering them with responsibility and accountability and offering a vibrant and supportive work environment.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency Reporting 2017

This year, for the fourth year in a row, Cbus Property, via Cbus, has reported to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. We are required to publish our report under the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The report covers the period between 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. As part of this reporting, Cbus Property is required to meet what is called the notification requirements of the report. In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), please be formally advised that Cbus Property, via Cbus, has lodged its annual public report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Agency).

Download a copy of the Cbus Property WEGA Report 2016-2017

Governance

Uncompromising on Ethics and Governance

As part of Cbus, we are subject to the prudential requirements of APRA, the governing regulator of superannuation funds. That means there is full transparency in everything we do, from inception through to completion. So the interests of all stakeholders are always fully protected. Just as importantly, we are totally independent. As one of Australia's leading integrated property investors, maintaining relationships with architects, designers, builders and suppliers is of paramount importance to Cbus Property. Their performance, delivery and management is always subject to the most rigorous ongoing scrutiny. The Cbus Property Board also places great importance on the governance of the Company and reflecting this commitment, the Board continually reviews its policies and procedures to ensure compliance and address our obligations as a responsible corporate citizen.

Building a Sustainable Tomorrow

At Cbus Property, we take our responsibilities as a corporate citizen very seriously. In everything we do, we strive to deliver outcomes that benefit not just our partners, tenants and members of the Superannuation Fund, but the community as a whole. Cbus Property, a responsible Investor and long term owner, is driven by the belief that sustainable business practices will give rise to better investments and better returns. We believe the principles of Responsible Investment, of which Cbus is a signatory, reflect the core values of long term ownership and therefore, should be integrated into the overall investment decisions of the Company.

Where appropriate new Cbus Property Investments will strive to achieve a minimum 5 Star Design and 'As-Built' rating under the Green Star system. We are also committed to progressively improving the sustainability of our existing Investments, while any new Investments we acquire will be subject to stringent environmental criteria. Not only does this policy benefit the environment and the community, it also makes good financial and economic sense. Green buildings provide a better work environment and have been shown to improve staff retention and productivity. It's that combination, the commitment to our partners, tenants and members plus the commercial outcomes, whilst never losing sight of our corporate responsibilities that makes Cbus Property unique. It's also we believe, the key to our ongoing success.

Delivering Commercial Results

Cbus Property never loses sight of the commercial imperative. We are fully focused on delivering consistent and sustainable long-term financial returns on every Investment we manage and every development we undertake. And the key to achieving those returns is the way we deal with our partners, tenants, builders and workforce. By being a good landlord and providing tenants with an environmentally sustainable workspace that meets all their business objectives, we are able to maintain long-term relationships that are mutually beneficial. By working openly and affectively with partners and suppliers, while never losing sight of our social responsibilities, we have proactively managed our Investments and delivered high quality developments consistently providing long-term financial returns. In the end, it all comes back to the professionalism and expertise of our in-house team of professionals. All of us at Cbus Property are committed to delivering the best service and the best results possible for our tenants, our partners and especially to Cbus members. And that's exactly what we do.

Partnerships

Partnerships Built on Strong Foundations

Everything Cbus Property does, involves partnerships. With co-investors. With tenants. With builders. With the Workforce. We've found that by always dealing openly with all our partners, placing a great emphasis on open communication and always being prepared to go that extra yard, we've not only built and maintained great relationships, but also achieved the best results for all parties. Our business is focussed on providing exemplary services to our partners. We forge partnerships through understanding and responding to our partners business needs with an approach that is transparent and cognisant of the long term nature of those relationships.

Partnerships with our Co-Investors / Development Partners

A number of our most successful developments have been undertaken with other developers. Iconic building, 700 Bourke Street in Melbourne, developed for the National Bank of Australia, is just one example. The key is our ability to work closely with partners, using our expertise to produce creative financial structures and competitive business solutions that benefit both parties and result in world-class sustainable Investments.

Partnerships with our Tenants and Clients

Every business is different, with different structures and different needs. That's why we always work closely with all our tenants, investing time and resources into fully understanding their specific business requirements and making sure their accommodation requirements are designed to meet those exact specifications. Not just now, but also into the future, paying particular attention to the environmental sustainability of the design and how it impacts on the workforce. And when a tenant moves in, we operate as a hands-on landlord, working in partnership to meet their ongoing needs.

Partnerships with our Builders / Suppliers

Premium quality Investments rely on high quality input at every stage of a development. Our team of professionals has a record of forging close relationships with architects, designers, builders and all other suppliers, ensuring that every project runs effortlessly every step of the way. It means the end result is a better commercial outcome for everyone involved, from our eventual tenants to the members of the Cbus Superannuation Fund.

Furthermore, we have development a Charter of Selection and Conduct Criteria for Consultants and Principal Contractors (‘The Charter’) which is a key element of the Cbus and Cbus Property strategies and our desire to use the capital investment programs to bring about positive change and to ensure appropriate risk-management practices are in place. The Charter sets out specific principles and standards of behaviour that underpin best practice, and promotes safety, sustainability and quality in the industry. Although the Charter primarily addresses standard methods of procurement and delivery, it also seeks to actively encourage innovation and alternative delivery systems. Charter of Selection and Conduct Criteria for Consultants and Principal Contractors 

Partnerships with our Workforce

As the industry super fund for building and construction workers, Cbus is philosophically committed to investing in our members' industry. This gives Cbus Property a unique relationship with the men and women working on our development projects and managed Investments. We believe these workers, individually and collectively, are essential to achieving the high quality results we aim for, and they in turn share our pride in the quality and financial success of the Investment.