As a rapidly growing property development and investment company, Yuhu Group Australia remains fundamentally committed to fostering growth and building better communities.

Based in North Sydney, NSW, Yuhu is a private, predominantly Australian-owned family business that was founded in 2012 by Mr Xiangmo Huang. In early 2018, the company announced the appointment of Mr Nick Tobin as CEO.

Yuhu Group Australia is active across property and asset identification and acquisition, through to property management, development and sales.

In a relatively short period, the company has built the foundations of an impressive investment portfolio containing high quality property assets in and around Sydney. The company’s longer-term investment strategy centres on targeting prime assets with both solid income streams through commercial and retail tenancy as well as future development upside.

Over the next five years, Yuhu will continue to actively identify additional investment opportunities that fit this strategy, while at the same time advancing mixed-use development projects.

The company’s decision to enter a more active investment growth phase was evident in the first half of 2017, when it made more than AUD $500 million in new investment commitments. This included entering a AUD$380 million agreement to acquire the Bakehouse Quarter retail and commercial precinct in Sydney’s inner west. At the time, it was described as the largest prospective transaction of its type so far in NSW that year.

Late 2016 also marked an important milestone for Yuhu Group Australia with construction commencing on its first major development, The Miller residential tower in central North Sydney.

The company also owns and operates two suburban shopping centres north-west of the Sydney CBD at Eastwood and Glenwood and notable office buildings in North Sydney and other prime north shore locations, including more recent acquisitions at Pymble and Northbridge.

Final assessment also awaits Yuhu’s development application for the transformation of Eastwood town centre into a vibrant new residential, commercial and retail precinct. This would represent more than AUD $400 million of capital investment.

The company also continues to explore investment opportunities in agriculture and fisheries. Yuhu has made initial investments centred on fisheries in Tasmania and South Australia with a value of over AUD $30 million.

Proudly, Yuhu Group Australia has also demonstrated a strong commitment to philanthropy and in supporting a range of community events and initiatives. As evidenced by our commitment to growth, Yuhu is a company that is extremely optimistic about the future.

Mr Huang is well-known for his philanthropy and community leadership.

Yuhu Group Australia founder Mr Xiangmo Huang and his family migrated to Sydney in 2011 because of the quality of life advantages and new investment opportunities on offer.

The company he formed in 2012 is today a predominantly Australian-owned family business with the major shareholders proud Australian citizens.

In his native China, Mr Huang established the Shenzhen Yuhu Investment Development Company Limited in 2001, a private company specialising in property development. The Yuhu name comes from the small town in Guangdong Province in which he was born.

The company earned a reputation for constructing quality villas and high-rise apartments and later extended its investments to agriculture, logistics and clean energy.

Prior to starting his own businesses, Mr Huang held senior positions with a major railway construction company and studied economics and history. In 2015 he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a business leader and contributor to international relations and community welfare.


Having entered a very exciting growth phase, the coming years will be full of activity for Yuhu Group Australia.

After laying some solid foundations from which to grow the business, following our establishment in 2012, we are now looking to go to another level.

The centre pieces include:

  • Eastwood and Glenwood suburban shopping centres.
  • Pymble Corporate Centre and Northbridge commercial centre on Sydney’s upper north shore.
  • Berry 20, a major office building in central North Sydney.
  • The prime Miller Street site of our first major residential development in North Sydney.
  • We have also entered into an agreement to acquire the outstanding Bakehouse Quarter precinct in Sydney’s inner west.

Our strategic focus is on those assets that will deliver capital growth as well as solid cash-flow over the longer period through commercial and retail tenancy.

In particular, we are targeting larger-scale assets which have the added benefit of future mixed-use development potential, including a combination of residential, retail and commercial. This approach makes sense to us as opposed to a specific residential focus that presents the ongoing challenge of having to identify suitable sites, typically with limited cash-flow opportunity.

Our vision to transform the Eastwood Shopping Centre, one of the group’s earliest acquisitions, into a vibrant new master planned community illustrates our strategic investment approach.

We certainly intend to remain active in the market with a view to further growing our portfolio over the coming years as we also contemplate the management of investment funds linked to our assets.

Beyond our investment and development activities, at Yuhu we have also instilled a strong sense of social responsibility and we seek to lead by example.

We are very proud of the support we are able to provide to a range of outstanding community groups such as the Children’s Medical Research Institute at Westmead. We intend to build on this track record.

I am also passionate about promoting cultural diversity and greater understanding and take my community leadership role in this respect very seriously. We are for example delighted to support events like Sydney’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

At Yuhu we are pleased with the progress we are making in Australia, but we also have a long journey.

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Mr Tobin brings extensive leadership experience to the role.

Yuhu Group Australia announced the appointment of Mr Nick Tobin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in early January of 2018.

Mr Tobin brings a wealth of leadership experience to the position with a breadth of knowledge across local government, property investment, development and management, as well as financial management and stakeholder engagement.

Before joining Yuhu Group Australia he served as General Manager with a major property development and investment company and led various projects and notable acquisitions in Sydney.

Prior to this, Mr Tobin held numerous senior roles with various local councils across Sydney in an exceptional local government career that spanned three decades. He served as General Manager of Willoughby City Council between 2007 and 2014 where he successfully completed $300 million capital works program.

Mr Tobin holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Technology Sydney.


At Yuhu Group Australia we have every reason to look to the future with a sense of confidence and optimism.

The company has taken some significant steps over the past 18 months, broadening its base of high quality assets and is extremely well positioned for further growth.

The balance sheet is healthy with our commercial assets generating good returns and we are pleased with the progress we are making with our developments, including The Miller residential project in North Sydney where construction is well underway.

The Miller will certainly raise the bar in terms of sophisticated living in what is truly a blue-chip location in proximity to public transport and everything else North Sydney has to offer today and in the future.

I am also hopeful we can secure final approval for the significant redevelopment of the Eastwood town centre to the north-west of Sydney in the not too distant future.

The Eastwood project will be transformative and set a new standard for urban renewal and in a major way deliver on our pledge to build better communities. On completion it will represent more than AUD$400 million of capital investment in what is a very vibrant part of Sydney.

Yuhu Australia also stands ready to secure additional quality assets which will deliver solid rental returns over the short to mid-term and which also present future mixed-use development upside.

The recent acquisitions of outstanding commercial properties at Northbridge and Pymble on Sydney’s enviable upper north-shore as well as the AUD$380 million agreement we entered to acquire the historic Bakehouse Quarter precinct in the inner west underline our strategic approach.

We plan to remain active in the market for the foreseeable future and will continue to be very selective in the investments we target to further enhance the quality of our portfolio. To date, the ability of our team to identify terrific assets and investment opportunities has proven to be a real strength that we are determined to maintain.

Separately, and for me personally, one of Yuhu’s most admirable traits is a very genuine commitment to deliver a return back to the community, not only through our projects but also a generous spirit of giving and supporting worthy causes that benefit people. This was something instilled by our founder and long may it continue.

Yuhu Group Australia really is a company on the move and it’s an exciting time to be involved.

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