Sentinel supports QUT Learning Potential Fund
June 1, 2016
Brisbane-based property company Sentinel Property Group has thrown its support behind the QUT Learning Potential Fund, which assists highly motivated but financially disadvantaged students.
Sentinel Property Group has committed to the QUT Learning Potential Fund in support of QUT Business School students studying a course with a strong commercial property focus. Sentinel Property Group Founder and Managing Director Warren Ebert said that as a property industry leader, Sentinel placed a high value on learning and development. He said Sentinel’s support of the QUT Learning Potential Fund aimed to reward aspiration and determination among those students facing financial difficulties and other adversity.
“Sentinel has built its success on its people who are the ‘the best of the best’ right across our national operations, and we are very committed to encouraging and attracting the best new up-and-coming talent to join our team,” he said. “Our support of the QUT Learning Potential Fund is an important way of giving back by helping out students with challenging backgrounds, who have shown real promise and determination to change their lives.” “We believe our financial support of the fund can further fuel the motivation and potential of these students, while also fostering the next generation of business leaders in the commercial property sector.”
Sentinel has made a $30,000 contribution to the QUT Learning Potential Fund. As well as its financial support, Sentinel will also be seeking to provide career development opportunities such as vacation employment, internships or paid work experience. QUT Learning Potential Fund Committee Chair, Dr Ray Weekes, said that Sentinel’s commitment demonstrates their understanding that access to education for all holds value beyond the personal benefits for the scholarship recipients. “The Learning Potential Fund is primarily focussed on ensuring educational opportunity for people from all backgrounds, but these scholarships also allow Sentinel to embrace the positive ramifications for industry,” said Ray. “It’s wonderful to see companies putting their hand up to support education for students from disadvantaged background – and in the end they will reap the benefits – with more talented graduates flowing into the industry who might never have had the opportunity to study otherwise.”
For more information on the QUT Learning Potential Fund, please visit the website, or email LearningPotentialFund@qut.edu.au
About Sentinel Property Group
Brisbane-based Sentinel Property Group, an unlisted commercial property fund manager, was established in 2010. It has been one of the most active and successful opportunistic buyers of commercial property in Australia and now owns and manages a national portfolio of 45 retail, industrial, office, land and tourism infrastructure assets throughout Australia. The privately-owned company operates nationally and has a team of more than 70 staff, close to 600 investors, and total assets under management over $1 billion.
Sentinel Property Group consistently tops the PCA/IPD (Property Council of Australia/Investment Property Databank) index of the country’s best performing unlisted retail property funds based on total return performance. It has claimed the number one position 41 out of the last 48 months on this index, and in the most recent monthly rankings claimed 9 positions in the Top 10 for 12 month total return performance.