Cbus Property is a unique property investor and developer responsible for the performance and management of all aspects of the Cbus direct property investment business. Our core business reflects our commitment to investing in the property and construction industry that employs its members.
Our portfolio includes major investments and developments in the commercial, retail and residential sectors and currently exceeds $5.0 billion, with a further $4.0 billion of development work underway.
Wholly owned by Cbus
Cbus Property is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cbus, the industry superannuation fund for the Australian construction, building and allied industries, with funds under management currently exceeding $56.0 billion (as at 31 December 2019). As part of the portfolio, Cbus is a significant investor in the property industry throughout Australia and has in excess of 759,000 members nationally.
We lead the way in the investment and delivery of property developments. Our extensive industry experience provides a benchmark for both economic and environmental sustainability across all our projects.
A team of professionals at your service
Cbus Property has the expertise to meet the needs of all our clients. Our specialist teams of professionals have the skills to manage every stage of an investment, from acquisition, finance, investment and portfolio management, contracts and planning, right through to design and development management. We work with you, taking the time to make sure we fully understand your specific requirements, implementing everything necessary to deliver competitive business solutions for you. We encourage our employees to be creative and innovative as they achieve the utmost transparency and accountability for all our clients.
Annual Workplace Gender Equality Agency reporting
Cbus Property, via Cbus, reports annually to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. We publish our report according to the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.
Download a copy of the Cbus Property WEGA Report 2019-2020
Uncompromising on ethics and governance
As part of Cbus, we must meet the requirements of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the governing regulator of superannuation funds. To this end, the Cbus Property board is continually reviewing its policies and procedures to make sure we achieve compliance and fulfill our obligations as a responsible corporate citizen.
We are a totally independent company with full transparency in everything we do – the interests of our stakeholders are completely protected. Maintaining ethical relationships with architects, designers, builders and suppliers is vitally important to us, as is the ongoing and rigorous scrutiny of the performance, delivery and management of everyone we work alongside.
Building a sustainable tomorrow
Cbus Property is a signatory to the principles of responsible investment, namely our corporate responsibilities, to build a sustainable tomorrow. Our ongoing success is based on the integration of our core values of long-term ownership and sustainable business practices into all our investment decisions. 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 superannuation fund members, but the community as a whole.
We believe that sustainable business practices create better investments and better returns. Green buildings mean a superior work environment and have also been shown to improve workplace satisfaction and productivity. Cbus Property is committed to progressively improving the sustainability of existing investments and, where appropriate, all new Cbus Property investments will aim to achieve a minimum 5 Star Design and ‘As-Built’ rating under the Green Star system. Not only does our stringent environmental policy benefit the environment and the community, it also makes good financial and economic sense. It is this combination of a strong commitment to partners, tenants and members, commercial success and the realisation of our corporate responsibilities that makes Cbus Property unique.
Delivering financial returns
At Cbus Property, we are focused on delivering consistent and sustainable long-term financial returns on every investment we manage and every development we undertake. Everyone at Cbus Property is committed to delivering the best service and the best results possible for our tenants, our partners and, in particular, our Cbus members.
The key to our success is the relationship we build with our partners, tenants, builders and the people working on our development projects and managed investments. We establish and maintain relationships that are mutually beneficial. We pride ourselves on creating environmentally sustainable workspaces that achieve diverse business goals. Our in-house team of professionals proactively manages every investment and delivers high-quality developments that consistently provide long-term financial returns without sacrificing our social responsibilities.
Partnerships built on strong foundations
Partnerships built on strong foundations are central to every Cbus Property venture. We partner with co-investors, tenants, builders and our workers. Ongoing, transparent communication and a willingness to exceed our partners’ expectations have enabled us to build and maintain exceptional relationships, whilst achieving optimal returns for all parties. Our ability to understand and respond to our partners’ business needs, both now and in the future, is exemplary.
Partnerships with builders and suppliers
Premium quality investments rely on high-quality management at every stage. Our team of professionals has a proven track record for establishing and maintaining harmonious relationships with builders and all other suppliers, ensuring that every project is seamlessly delivered. We achieve the best commercial outcome for everyone involved, from our future tenants to the members of the Cbus Superannuation Fund.
In addition, we have developed a Charter of Selection and Conduct Criteria for Consultants and Principal Contractors (the Charter). This guides the Cbus and Cbus Property best practice approach. The Charter sets out specific principles and standards of behaviour that promote safety, sustainability and quality within the industry to bring about positive change and ensure appropriate risk-management practices are in place.
Although the Charter primarily addresses standard methods of procurement and delivery, it also seeks to actively encourage innovation and alternative delivery systems.
Partnerships with co-investors and developers
Several of our most successful developments have been undertaken in partnership with other developers. The iconic building, 700 Bourke Street in Melbourne, which was developed for the National Bank of Australia, is just one example. Working alongside our partners, we produce creative financial arrangements and competitive business solutions that benefit both parties and result in world-class sustainable investments.
Partnerships with tenants and clients
We recognise that every business is different, with different structures and different needs. We always work closely with all our tenants and clients, investing time and resources into fully understanding their specific business and accommodation requirements, making sure we meet those exact specifications. We pay particular attention to the environmental sustainability of each design and how they impact on workers, both now and into the future. When a tenant moves in, we operate as a hands-on landlord, working in partnership to meet their ongoing needs.