Arena REIT

Melbourne, Australia
Invested through
  • Triodos Future Generations Fund
  • Triodos Impact Strategy Fund - Defensive
  • Triodos Impact Strategy Fund - Balanced
  • Triodos Impact Strategy Fund - Offensive
  • Triodos Impact Strategy Fund - Dynamic
Asset ClassesListed equity
Impact strategyImpact Equities and Bonds
ISIN codeAU000000ARF6
Industry groupReal Estate Management & Development
Aligned with SDGs
  • Quality Education

Arena REIT is an internally managed Australian Real Estate Investment Trust listed on the ASX200. It is a real estate developer, owner and manager of a diverse portfolio of social infrastructure properties. Their properties are used by governments, not-for-profit organizations and corporations to deliver essential services to the community. It has over 270 social infrastructure properties across all Australian states covering three sectors: early learning centres, multi-disciplinary medical centres and specialist disability accommodations.

Investment rationale

It has proven to be beneficial for all children to have access to quality early childhood development and education. High quality early learning benefits children in many ways: it cultivates cognitive and social-emotional skills, learning skills, while preschool attendance also benefits elementary school results and is especially valuable for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Access to early childcare also promotes gender equality as this enables higher workforce participation of females.

Arena REIT has over 270 social infrastructure properties. The majority of its properties (89% by value) are Early Learning Centre (ELC) properties, where three- and four-year-olds can enjoy play-based educational programs both indoor and outdoor. These properties give licensed places to well over 22,000 children. The remaining properties are health-care related: multi-disciplinary medical centres and specialist disability accommodations.