Secure, affordable lifestyle communities for Over 50’s living

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Who We Are

Serenitas is one of Australia’s leading providers of secure, affordable lifestyle accomodation options for older Australians.

Serenitas operate and develops quality Over 50’s villages that provide excellent community facilities, with a range of quality and affordable options. We provide financial security for all our homeowners so that they can have peace of mind, knowing their home is secure and they will live in  a safe, active and engaging community.

Serenitas owns various land lease communities including National Lifestyle Villages – the market leader in WA, The Vantage at Vasse, The Outlook in Albany, RV Homebase Fraser Coast and has a pipeline of communities under development for over 50’s land lease living.

A Solid Foundation

Serenitas is a joint venture between Tasman Capital Partners, an Australian-owned and focused private equity firm, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. Serenitas was established in 2017 with the objective of establishing a leading land lease community business.

The management of Serenitas has a strong track record in the development and management of lifestyle residential communities and is committed to continue to see these develop in both quality, affordability and security.

Our Vision

That every Australian be able to retire in comfort and security knowing that they can live the later part of their lives in the home they love,  with friends around them, and access to facilities and activities that maximise their quality of life and longevity.

“We appreciate that every Australians’ home is their castle and are committed to providing our homeowners with peace of mind and serenity knowing their home is secure.”

Rob Nichols – CEO Serenitas

Buying Into A Serenitas Village

Buying a new home is a major decision, and one that needs to be carefully considered. For over 50’s the options may include staying in your current home, moving to an apartment, a retirement village or a land lease community / lifestyle village. The choices can be confusing at times, but if you do decide to buy into any type of  village, it is essential to ensure that the company behind it is financially secure.

Serenitas is backed by Tasman Capital Partners an Australian owned institutional fund manager specialising in land lease communities, and GIC – Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.

Serenitas is led by an experienced team who have successfully operated in the industry for many years with a strong track record of developing and managing lifestyle residential communities. They are committed to providing quality, affordable and secure housing options for older Australians. 

Growth Plans

Serenitas is seeking to grow its locations through acquisition, joint ventures and capital partnering with other industry participants. Backed by Tasman Capital and GIC a long term institutional investor in Australia, Serenitas is one of the leading operators of land lease communities with over 3600 home and development sites.

If you would like to know more about selling your existing site or partnering with Serenitas, get in contact with either Rob Nichols or John Wood at info@serenitas.com.au. As industry experts, they are happy to have a confidential chat to help you understand your options and where to seek advice to support your decision to either sell or partner.

Our Team

Rob Nichols | Serenitas Founder and CEO

Rob has a breadth of experience in the MHE sector that began in January 2012 when he purchased a village on the NSW Central Coast. He later founded Tasman Lifestyle Continuum (TLC) and then as CEO grew it into Australia’s third largest MHE operator with 11 villages. TLC was merged with Gateway Lifestyle Group (GLG) and the combined group floated in June 2015. Rob was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of GLG.

Rob is the chairman and a co-founder of Tasman Capital Partners that has invested in a range of industries including healthcare, consumer and financial services.

Before entering the MHE sector, Rob had a diverse career in private equity, corporate finance and as a chartered accountant both in Australia and overseas.

Rob is married and has a son and two daughters. His interests include most water sports and camping.

DEAN WALKER | SERENITAS COO

Dean is COO of Serenitas and brings a wealth of experience in the Land Lease Communities industry, having worked in the sector for over 12 years.

Dean has been involved in the caravan park, manufactured housing and land lease communities industry in the capacity of park owner, land lease community developer and also as an owner of a manufactured home building business. Before joining Serenitas, Dean was the founding Director of Urban Dwell Constructions, which manufactures prefabricated modular homes and commercial buildings.

Dean has a keen interest in developing ‘greenfield’ land lease communities with the aim of providing high quality, affordable lifestyle living for over 50’s. Dean’s overall experience has allowed him to design, develop and operate residential land lease communities as well as expanding existing mature villages.

He started his career in the construction industry in South Africa where he qualified as an Architect and he has over 24 years’ experience in the property industry.

Dean loves black and white photography is married with three  children and lives on the beautiful central coast of NSW.

JOHN WOOD | SERENITAS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

John is the Business Development Executive Director for the Serenitas group, responsible for the acquisition of existing and greenfield land lease projects, as well as working closely with government to develop legislation.

One of Western Australia’s leading entrepreneurs, he was named WA’s Young Entrepreneur when he was just twenty and went on to establish, build and sell several businesses.

After a successful career in retail, real estate, caravans and manufactured homes, he recognised a gap in the market for active older Australians who wanted to release the equity in their homes in order to live a more enriching life with an active and social retirement. He founded National Lifestyle Villages which is now Western Australia’s leading lifestyle village operator servicing over 4500  homeowners over 20 years.

John is the proud father of two adult children, and loves keeping fit with squash and the gym so that he can continue to enjoy bad food and a beverage with friends.

NATHAN CLEARY | SERENITAS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Nathan joined Serenitas in 2018 following a number of years at Right2Drive as a senior finance professional.

Prior to joining Right2Drive, Nathan spent most of his career in private equity as well as working in corporate advisory and commercial roles, including at Boral Limited.

Nathan started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and is a CPA and CFA Charter Holder.

Nathan is married and has a daughter and two sons. His interests include guitar, golf, kickboxing and reading.