Welcome to your BTR Management Solution

Welcome to your BTR Management Solution

Why Essence Communities

Essence Communities is a subsidiary of UniLodge Australia, the leading operator of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation in Australia and New Zealand. With 27 years’ experience and over 130 properties under management, we have accumulated invaluable experience to make your project a success.

Essence Communities is one of the few companies in Australia currently operating Build to Rent (BTR) buildings and have tailored our services to the sector. We have a strong pipeline of projects underway and welcome further partnerships.

Project Advisory

With a long and successful track record of development, Essence Communities can offer design advice, technical expertise, financial modelling, and feasibility studies among other services. Minimise your development risk by early input from an experienced operator and enjoy long term financial gains.

Property Operations

Property Operations is the core business of Essence Communities. From Pre-opening to Property and Facilities Management with Quality Assurance protocols, your investment requires professional management for optimised outcomes. We offer a strong track record and would happily supply references from a multitude of long-term partners.

Marketing and Leasing

We understand that successful lease up and fast stabilisation is critical to residential projects. With an experienced team and exposure to every market in Australia and New Zealand, we have a deep understanding of the sector. Our existing BTR projects have outperformed established industry benchmarks. Essence Communities can accelerate your rental returns too.

Community Curation

Successful community curation enables higher financial returns, longer tenures and lower acquisition costs. Essence Communities have the service ethos, cohort management culture and supporting tech stack to ensure that your tenants form strong communities. Our dedicated on-site property team delivers customised community programs that cater to diverse interests, guaranteeing that residents enjoy a wide range of engaging activities.

Our Partnerships