DomaCom is working with KSI Investments to allow investors the opportunity to invest in this Land banking Crowdfunding opportunity.
KSI Investments is an investment management company that assists investors to take advantage of real estate opportunities in Australia. With their methodology and networks across Sydney, they can identify and negotiate opportunities before they become available to the wider market, giving investors a significant competitive advantage at the acquisition stage. Once the land is acquired KSI Investments have the skillset to manage the opportunity through subsequent phases of development to extract additional value.
Overview of Land Banking
Land banking is the process of investing in (identifying and purchasing) undeveloped land with a view to increasing its value over time through holding, rezoning and developing. The concept of land banking via the DomaCom Fund is to provide a vehicle that will enable a number of investors to acquire an area of land zoned for rural or agricultural use that will, due to growth in the urban corridor, eventually be re-zoned to residential.
The investment objective is to hold the land for the long term to see the property increase in value as population/housing demand sees re-zoning occur to create new suburbs. The opportunity for investors to obtain exposure to land banking assets was previously the domain of institutional investors.
The purpose for the Supplementary Capital Raise
Emmett’s Farm Rossmore NSW was acquired in the 2nd quarter of 2020. The purpose of the supplementary capital raise is to raise further $1.5 million to top up the cash in the fund to allow the fund to operate through to its designated time horizon of 10 years from its commencement. The money will spent on fund management fees, annual property valuation cost, property management costs (council fees, water, electricity, maintenance), contingency amount for unforeseen events. This money will be raised by the end of June 2022.
|Nature of Underlying Property||20,000 square metres currently “RU4 Primary Production Small Lots” zoned site in the outer western suburb of Rossmore within the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Stage 1 and nearby to the Western Sydney Airport site.
Erected on the site is a 514 square metre, circa 1980’s rendered brick residence and granny flat, 700 square metre farm shed, dam and other rural and residential ground improvements.
|Application Closing Date||We anticipate closing this campaign by end June 2022 but will close earlier if the campaign is filled.|
|Income distributions||There will be little to no income distributed to investors as the income derived will be used to maintain the Underlying Property as well as pay for the Management Fees and Project Management Fees.|
|Underlying Property Location||The property is located within the suburb of Rossmore situated approximately 48 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. Much of the surrounding development comprises similar quality rural residential type residences with rural properties. The property is about 4 kilometres south-east of the Western Sydney Airport site.|
|Underlying Property Land area||The lot is slightly irregular in shape and features a frontage to Emmett’s Farm Road of 103.15 meters and depth of 190.39 – 197.39 meters. The total site area is approximately 20,000 square metres.|
|Zoning||RU4 Primary Production Small Lots zoned site.
The Underlying Property is located within Sydney’s South West Growth Centre, Future Residential Growth Area. This precinct is earmarked for future re-zoning, however, there is no exact date for any proposed re-zoning as to if and when this will occur.
|Gearing||No gearing. A supplementary capital raise in 2021removed the debt of $2.1 million|
|Term of Sub-Fund||10 years from the date of the first issue of units in the Sub-Fund, unless the term is extended by an ordinary resolution of unitholders. The Sub-Fund was created on the 25 May 2020.|
If you would like to invest in the Landbanking site within the DomaCom Fund, you can join this crowdfunding campaign by completing the application and lodging your investment funds through this General Advice page. Please ensure that you first read the DomaCom Fund’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). For a copy of the current PDS, please click here or call your financial adviser.
When you have lodged your bid and the campaign is filled, you will also receive a Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement (SPDS) outlining the specific offer to invest in this land banking investment opportunity, which will contain all the information required for you to make a decision. You are not bound to proceed with your bid amount in the sub-fund until you accept the offer contained in the SPDS (which will include the specific details for the property). If you are new to DomaCom, click on the Apply button to begin your application. If you are an existing DomaCom Fund investor, you can log in to access your account and all the other public crowdfunding campaigns by clicking the Investor Login button.
Refer to Section 7 of the Risk section of the PDS for an explanation of the risks involved in an investment in the DomaCom Fund and the general risks associated with property markets.
Specific risks of this investment:
• Value changes – The value of an Investor’s investment will go up and down in accordance with the value of the Underlying Property. There is no guarantee that the value of the investment will increase, and it may in fact decline in value.
• No guarantee – Returns are not guaranteed and Investors may lose some or all of their capital. The nature of this investment is to expect an appreciation in the value of the units, with little to no income to be paid to investors during the term of the investment. There is no guarantee that this expectation will be fulfilled.
• Past performance – While this area of Sydney in which the underlying property is based has experienced capital growth in the land value in the past, this is no indication it will increase in value in the future.
• Liquidity risk – An Investor cannot withdraw from the Sub-Fund until the Sub-Fund is terminated, and the Underlying Property is sold. DomaCom via its platform does offer a liquidity facility through which Investors can seek to sell their Units to another party, however, there is no guarantee of this.
• Damage or loss – There is a range of events that can damage the Underlying Property including acts of God (fire, flood, earthquake and other natural disasters) through to accidents, negligence, and failures of maintenance. While insurances will be in place it may not cover or may not fully cover such losses.
• Insufficient income – The costs associated with Underlying Property may exceed its income, however, if there is a shortfall, Investors will be given an opportunity to subscribe for additional Units in the Sub-Fund to meet those expenses pro rata to their Unit holding in the Sub-Fund. Investors who don’t subscribe for further units will have their investment in the Sub-Fund diluted.
• Vacancy risk – a property manager will be appointed to manage the property and secure tenants to tenant the property and derive income from the market garden. If tenants are not secured, there is a risk that the property will not generate the income that has been budgeted for. If this were to occur the investors may be required to raise further funds to offset the expenses of running the property.
• Re-zoning risk – The Underlying Property is located within Sydney’s South West Growth Centre, Future Residential Growth Area. This precinct is earmarked for future re-zoning, however, there is no exact date for any proposed re-zoning. There is a risk that re-zoning may not occur throughout the life of this Sub-Fund.
• Unexpected property event – The risk that the Underlying Property may be negatively impacted due to a property-specific event, for example, a change could occur to local zoning rules, development of competing and other events that were not anticipated at the time of acquisition.
• Economic risk – There is a risk that the general economic conditions in Australia may change in relation to interest rates, employment rate and economic growth that could, in turn, have an impact on the Property market and specifically the value of the Underlying Property.
Fees and Cost
The estimated total ongoing operating costs for the Sub-fund that will hold the property is 2% p.a. This is primarily represented by the DomaCom Management Fee of 0.88% p.a. and KSI Project Management Fee of 1.12% p.a.
It is anticipated that the Land will be held for a period of 10 years. Upon the eventual sale of the land by the Sub-Fund there will be a performance fee of 20% paid to KSI Investments representing the difference between the purchase price and the sales price. The remaining 80% of this profit will be paid to all investors in proportion to their investment.
Unit Price of the units of the Sub-Fund
The investors are buying units into an existing Fund and will pay $1 a unit which is a premium to the current unit price. An independent valuation of the property will be undertaken in second quarter of the year to determine the current price of the property at that time of the investment, so that the appropriate unit price is established.
# Based on information carried out by KSI Investments Analysed data of properties traded in the suburbs of South West Growth Centre (SWGC) & North West Growth Centre (NWGC) across 14 suburbs, Transactions between 1985 – 2021, Size: 9,999m2 – 29,999m2 and Data sourced from RP Data core Logic.
13%: Land prices grow with the average rate noted between 1985 – 2021 in the NWGC and SWGC. The price growth in this period was the combination of natural increase in rural land values and the impact of rezoning from rural to residential.
Given the similarities between the NWGC and the SWGC both being priority growth areas of Greater Sydney, it is reasonable to use historical data from the NWGC as part of the benchmark for forecasting prices in the SWGC.
It should be noted that while historical performance provides a guide it does not necessarily mean that future performance will be the same as it has been historically.