CBRE Care for Kids

26 February 2022

The childcare investments market has been in the spotlight over the past 24 months as demand from investors seeking secure long-leased investments hit an all time high.

Unlike other commercial markets, the childcare sector is heavily subsided by the government making it an attractive investment option for many investors.

The sector has seen significant investment from both private and institutional investors with capital being injected to this sector.

“We had already seen an increase in childcare planning applications before the pandemic, as demand for childcare services was outstripping supply” Mr Tat said.

The demand for childcare services remains high and these new centres which were going to relieve some of this demand and pressure was delayed due to the pandemic. Therefore new centres are not being completing in time to cater for the demand.

Care for Kids, Australia’s Number 1 childcare search platform for parents, has seen a three-fold increase in activity on their website since the end of 2021, with parents searching for and comparing childcare options in order to select the right centre for their family.

“We are always looking to partner with organisations who add value to our network of more than 8,500 childcare centres. Our purpose is to not only help these centres stand out from the crowd and attract families, but to overall support them grow and succeed in business. Our partnership with CBRE gives childcare operators exposure to new opportunities for further investment, growth, and expansion” said Care for Kids CEO, Arthur Charlaftis.

“Since partnering with Care for Kids, we have received many enquiries from operators nationally looking to expand. This is reflective of the current status of the childcare industry,” Mr Peluso said

With the new partnership formed between CBRE and Care for Kids, both sides are already seeing ongoing strong growth within the childcare sector with its operators hungry for growth, particularly due to  impacts brought on by the pandemic.