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Building real operating businesses

Started in 2014, Valparaiso operates and develops student accommodations in Australia. Through favorable immigration policies and broadly attractive English education programs, Australia is experiencing robust growth in foreign students. Our focus is on the premium segment of the market, partnering with the city, universities, schools, student agents, and other local institutions. Located in Central Business District’s downtown locations, top-quality free-of-charge amenities like WiFi, movie studio, study rooms, gym, and social common areas serve students and school administrators with the highest end product offering. Three projects completed in Brisbane: 363 Adelaide Street (2017), 38 Wharf Street (2018), and 97 Elizabeth Street (2019).

​Valparaiso Australia​ Pty Ltd​ ​is a licensed wholesale financial service provider by the Australian Securities & Investments Commissions pursuant to Section 913B of the Corporations Act 2001 (License n​o. 482050) and serves its wholesale clients under Managed Investment Trust programs. Our unique business model integrates the operational management with the development, design, and ownership across the entire business, which ensures the alignment of stakeholders and investors. We have a proactive commitment to local governments, city planners, and communities where we do business in Australia.

Australia Investment Criteria:

  • 650-1000 beds per project

  • Controlling interest and equity partnerships

  • Target size per investment: A$100-400 million

  • Target net IRR (after taxes and fees): >15%

  • Highest end premium market segment

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