GARDA Capital Group has operated as a property funds management business since 2000. From 2000 to 2007 the group had significant growth in (unlisted) assets under management to approximately $500 million. Many of the funds the GARDA Capital Group managed were closed ended vehicles and have since been wound up. GARDA Diversified Property Fund is the remaining flagship fund managed by the GARDA Capital Group.
GARDA Capital Limited is the appointed responsible entity for GARDA Diversified Property Fund, which owns 11 property assets, of which three are under construction, totaling $327 million.
In 2006 a GARDA Capital Group subsidiary, GARDA Real Estate Services Pty Ltd (GRES) – was inaugurated to manage all of the property trust assets, including those in GARDA Diversified Property Fund. GRES is a specialist property management company which provides property and facilities management along with project management services for asset maintenance and improvement.
In 2014, the GARDA Capital Group acquired a real estate debt advisory and arrangement business owned by GARDA Executive Chairman, Matthew Madsen. This acquisition intended to broaden the revenues of the GARDA Capital Group and also gain an internal debt procurement function to assist with the growth of GARDA’s operations.
The Board and management of the GARDA Capital Group have extensive experience in real estate and funds management.