Wow. It’s that time again. The new year is upon us, which provides that much needed time to reflect.
2021 was a polarising year. For many, it was a challenging 12 months, with uncertainties from the pandemic still causing strife with households and families. Whereas on the investment front, 2021 was the strongest year we’ve seen in almost a decade.
For us and our investors, the steps we took in 2020 made 2021 fruitful indeed.
The fast-paced nature of today’s property game matched our hunger for hard work and dedication to our investors’ success.
Billions of dollars poured into the property sector in 2021, and the Fear Of Missing Out drove investors to make astronomical bids for modest assets. We waited patiently for the right time to capitalise on this market, and transacted over $55,000,000 of property, of which $30 million was divested.
I couldn’t be prouder of our decisions and our dynamic team who drove these numbers.
But the bigger story is the millions we made for our investors in the background with strategic leasing efforts and many new lease agreements catapulting property values.
We are also proud to announce that our entire portfolio is 100% occupied – again.
Not a single asset has a vacant square metre, and it’s the quality of our tenants that we’re really proud of.
The successful conclusion of many leasing transactions and significant capital works is proof of our evergreen focus on driving value on each and every existing asset to ensure they continue to outperform for our investors.
A growing investor base
Our investor base grew by over 10 per cent during 2021 as we warmly welcomed many new sophisticated investors to the Properties & Pathways family.
This year, both new and existing investors enjoyed an average cash return of 8.48 per cent p.a. across all investments. Meanwhile, investors in our Pathway 14 and Pathway 15 syndicates have collectively seen an average annualised return on assets sold of 28.85 per cent. A phenomenal statistic.
We want our money working hard for us in 2022, which means we’ll continue to focus on the fundamentals that underpin the right opportunities.
It’s easy to overpay in a booming market, so our due diligence will continue to assess the detail and ensure we buy and offer you only the best investments. It’s paramount for us to ensure each and every syndicate has a specific strategic investment purpose and that we 100 per cent believe in each asset. After all, our money is invested right alongside our investors.
Having said that, our pipeline for 2022 is strong.
We have over $20,00,000 currently under contract, which includes our next commercial syndicate, Pathway 19 Unit Trust, and our new residential property fund. Pathway 19 is due to be released in early February after we successfully and satisfactorily complete the last remaining items of our due diligence. We look forward to embarking on this journey with you, should you choose to grow alongside us in 2022.
In the meantime, we thank you for being part of the Properties & Pathways journey this year. Another exciting one awaits us in 2022. We can’t wait to prosper together.
Wishing you a happy and safe holiday period.
Onwards & Upwards,
Managing Director | Properties & Pathways
Properties & Pathways is a dynamic commercial property investment company. Our completed syndicates have provided investors an average annualised return of 19%. For more information on how you can invest alongside us, get in touch today.