Video tour of The Elements by Kinleaf, Sentinel’s Build to Rent development and Australia’s first 100% rental community.


In Australia, Sentinel Real Estate Corporation has been investigating the apartment rental market and laying the foundations for the launch of our Build to Rent model for residential communities since 2011. Our offering has been developed specifically for the Build to Rent Australia landscape and is grounded in 55 years' experience in property management, successfully running multifamily housing communities in the United States.

We are proud to introduce Kinleaf, our Australian Build to Rent brand. Premium and sustainable, Kinleaf developments are mindfully designed and thoughtfully managed communities, created to offer Australians a convenient and transparent rental experience in vibrant, desirable communities throughout the country.

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A Proven Solution to a Fragmented Market

We completed Australia's first Build to Rent development in Subiaco, Perth in 2019 and saw 100% of Element 27's studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments leased within nine months. Phase 2 of Element 27 opened in April of 2022 and has since achieved similar success. With the two phases now fully operational, and two additional phases under development, the property has been rebranded as The Elements by Kinleaf. This new name reflects both the integration of the phases and the property itself within the Kinleaf portfolio.

Our newest addition to the Kinleaf portfolio is The Briscoe by Kinleaf, recently completed in West Melbourne. The Briscoe embodies the same values as The Elements and we are targeting the same environmental sustainability benchmarks as The Elements.

In addition to a premium lifestyle, with quality community amenities and thoughtfully designed apartments; all of the Kinleaf communities offer clarity of tenancy, with a range of leasing periods and simple renewals; transparency, with a bias-free application process; and convenience, with on-site management and maintenance staff.

The Elements by Kinleaf has unparalleled sustainability integrated into their design and function. Phase one achieved Carbon Neutral Certification, the first apartment development in Australia to do so, and Phase two has received a 5 Star Green Star Design & As Built v1.3 certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. We are targeting the same environmental sustainability benchmarks at The Briscoe.

Video tour of The Briscoe by Kinleaf, Sentinel's newest Build to Rent development, located in West Melbourne, VIC.

A Growing Population and a New Dream

Over the last ten years, the Australian Dream of home ownership has shifted and the proportion of renting households has steadily risen, with almost a third of all Australian households renting their residences. Stable Australian population growth, particularly in the urban areas of Perth and Melbourne, contributes to the struggle of housing affordability in Australia, with people questioning whether it is better to rent or buy. Rental statistics show supportive demographic trends, urbanization, affordability issues and changing lifestyle preferences will likely drive demand for rental housing for years to come.

To best serve that sector, we have established Sentinel Australia. With offices in Melbourne and Perth, Sentinel Australia has a robust team of professionals addressing development, management and client servicing for the Australian market. Its established network of relationships with local partners, suppliers and governmental and developmental entities work to bring our rental property communities to life.

Learn more about Sentinel Australia.

Sentinel Delivers Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Certified Apartment Building - News Article, July 23, 2021

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