Build to Rent Property Management Experts

Essence Communities is the wholly owned Build to Rent (BTR) management brand of Australia’s largest manager of student accommodation – UniLodge.

Essence Communities leverages UniLodge’s unrivalled expertise and scale in intensive residential property management services. With over 70 properties in every state of mainland Australia and in the New Zealand cities of Auckland and Wellington, the group has over 23 years of experience managing large- scale BTR properties and student communities.

Essence Communities (EC) are experts in the financial optimisation of properties. Using our scale and proven technology and systems, we can efficiently manage properties and ensure consistent annual rental increases, reduced PM costs and promote additional value-added service offerings.
Our scope of services broadly covers:


Tenancy Management


Property Marketing and Lease up


FM Coordination


Community Development