Our Investment Philosophy
The first step to owning a superior investment is superior buying.
At Westbridge Funds Management, we specialise in providing access to high-quality commercial real estate investment funds, which offer a high return on investment, as well as strong potential for capital growth.
We firmly believe that bought well, commercial property can provide solid returns over the life of the asset. Smart purchasing of good quality commercial property is what we do, and our acquisitions team follows strict buying criteria before each asset is purchased.
By conducting detailed analysis and due diligence, based on a comprehensive set of investment criteria and our knowledge of market trends, we secure investments that are likely to produce solid and sustainable returns.
Westbridge Funds Management is a Western Australian owned company specialising in the acquisitions and management of commercial property investment through unlisted property funds (which are similar to property syndicates).
We provide an end-to-end service for investors, which includes property acquisition, funds management, commercial leasing and property development.
The fact that our commercial property funds are fully managed by a team of professionals gives you peace of mind and saves you time. Simply leave the hard work to us and enjoy receiving your monthly returns.
A good investment strategy means above-average returns, capital security and growth.
We secure superior investments using our thorough investment philosophy– based on smart purchasing, achieved through extensive research and intricate market knowledge. We then actively manage the properties on behalf of our investors to ensure property performance and lease compliance, keeping investors informed along the way.
Experience You can Trust
Westbridge manages over $580 million of property assets. Over the last five years, our portfolio of commercial properties has achieved weighted average distributions of 10.3%* p.a plus capital returns where a sale has been realised.
Our residential development portfolio includes over 20 projects at a combined value of $190 million at various stages of development.
*10.3% average distributions relates to commercial funds. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
Our Investment Criteria
We have proven success in acquiring high quality assets, securely leased with strong investment returns and capital growth.
- Targeted asset classes, sector specific
- Strong tenants and lease security
- Core highly sought-after locations
- Focus on high underlying land value purchasing at, or below replacement cost
- High quality buildings with modern specifications
- Value-add potential
- Development opportunities
- Conservative debt gearing
- Detailed due diligence
Delivering strong performance on every level
Our commercial property investment funds cover a diversified range of property types, industries and tenants. All properties are subjected to an intensive due diligence process, ensuring we acquire low risk assets that afford investors substantial capital growth and returns.
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Solid and consistent investment returns.
Westbridge manages over $580 million of property through our funds. Across all Westbridge funds over the last five years, our portfolio of commercial properties has achieved weighted average distributions of 10.3% p.a plus capital returns, where a sale has been realised.
History shows we outperform other asset classes.
Our assets under management continue to grow, maintaining strong performance and conservative gearing. Over the last 10 years at Westbridge we have more than doubled our assets under management, while maintaining conservative gearing. We have delivered strong and sustainable returns that outperform the competition and continue to seek new assets that offer sustainable, strong returns for our investors.
A Wealth of Experience.
Westbridge’s team of commercial property fund managers are passionate about helping investors accelerate their wealth through commercial property. Our people are leaders in their field, but they also care. Approachable and informative, they consistently hold our investors’ best interests at heart.
Damian Collins is the Chairman of Westbridge Funds Management. Having been an active investor himself for over 25 years, Damian continues to apply his extensive experience in property to help fellow investors make successful investment decisions. Damian has served on the REIWA Council since 2011 and was elected President of the Institute in 2018. He continues to actively support and champion the local real estate community through this leadership role.
Head of Commercial Funds
Alex is responsible for the management of the commercial funds which are held within Westbridge’s property portfolio. Alex has 19 years’ experience in the property industry in both the U.K and Australia. He was the Director of Asset Management at the largest private property company in the UK and a senior manager at CBRE in Perth. Alex has diverse experience in asset management, urban master-planning, investment, sales and leasing. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Head of Capital Transactions
Simon is a qualified Licenced Valuer with over 19 years of commercial property experience throughout Australia. He has held senior roles with global and national real estate investment trusts in capital transactions and valuations and has extensive national market knowledge within the commercial property sector. Simon is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute and holds two Bachelor of Commerce degrees from UWA (Finance and International Business Economics) and Curtin University (Property). As Westbridge’s Head of Capital Transactions, Simon is responsible for developing and implementing the acquisitions strategy across the fund portfolio.
Key Relationships Manager
Brad holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Business Management and has over 14 years’ experience in commercial finance and relationship management, as well as seven years’ experience as a small business owner. Responsible for managing existing investor relations as well as developing new business alliances, Brad also engages with new investors for upcoming funds and fosters strategic business partnerships. During Brad’s time at Momentum Wealth and Westbridge he has raised over $150 million in funds for the group.
Key Relationships Manager
Phil holds a Diploma of Mortgage Broking and has previously managed his own retail mortgage broking business. Phil has worked in the finance industry in both Australia and the United Kingdom and has partnership management experience within the not-for-profit sector. Phil draws on his 20 years’ finance experience and a broad network of industry contacts to develop new business partnerships and to foster positive experiences for investors.
Assistant Asset Manager
Alex joins Westbridge Funds Management with a wealth of experience in the asset management space. Majoring in Economics and Finance at university, Alex went on to hold positions as an Asset Management Analyst for a leading engineering consulting firm in WA, as well as Head of Facilities for the iconic Ritz Carlton towers in Elizabeth Quay. As Assistant Asset Manager at Westbridge, Alex focuses on maximising returns for our investors by supporting the effective management of assets across our commercial funds portfolio.
Capital Transactions Analyst
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Finance) from Curtin University and has previous experience working as a Capital Markets Analyst for a leading independent real estate consultant. Aaron supports the implementation and delivery of the acquisitions strategy across the Westbridge Funds Management portfolio and he is passionate about uncovering value for investors through analysis and research.
Beatrice brings a wealth of administrative experience to the Westbridge team. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Human Resources – a path inspired by her former role in the human resources department of Cygnet West. She has found her passion in getting to know the Westbridge investors and takes pride in helping to build long-term relationships with our clients
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