The Australian retail sector continues to navigate through a disruptive period. Traditional models of retailing no longer meet consumer expectations and retailers are being urged to make changes to their strategies. Nevertheless, brick-and-mortar stores remain an essential part of the retail landscape and continue to evolve to suit the future generation of consumers. In this report, Colliers International explores the latest trends impacting Australian retailers and shopping centre owners.
Head of Retail Management | Real Estate Management
I have more the 30 years’ experience in the retail investment property industry, having managed and driven asset strategy for numerous shopping centres across Australia, South East Asia and The Middle East.
I recently joined Colliers International as National Director following the acquisition of McKenzie Hall, a specialist retail management and leasing company, in 2014. Prior to leading the McKenzie Hall management team, I was Managing Director and shareholder of the Byvan Group, a specialist retail centre management company, which sold to Savills in 2002.
My experience as a business owner ensures that I strive for long term and above average performance for my clients and my teams.
My ability to think like an owner, complemented with my leadership experience and people management ensures I deliver outcomes and results for my clients and their centres.
I am a founding Board member of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia and was extensively involved in the development and management of the Property Council of Australia education courses. I am also a past National Chair of the PCA Education Committee and was a lecturer for more than 15 years for the Shopping Centre courses.
Head of Retail | Retail
My professional knowhow stems from an extensive career in retail property development, project leasing, site acquisition and disposals and property management.
I joined Colliers International after holding the position of National Business Manager for Stockland Commercial for 9 years. During this time I was responsible for the acquisition and disposal of just over $750M worth of Retail and Commercial assets.
Prior to my Capital Transactions role in Commercial Property, I was the Regional General Manager Leasing for the Stockland Shopping Centre portfolio.
Prior to Stockland, I was the National Leasing Manager for Lend Lease Retail here in Australia. I worked on some of Australia’s leading Retail projects including, Casuarina Darwin, Melbourne Central, Sunshine Plaza and Smithfield in QLD and Woden in the ACT. I was the Lend Lease Asset Manager for the Kiwi Income Fund and worked on several of their retail projects in New Zealand.
Prior to Lend Lease, I was a National Director with Jones Lang Wootton in both WA and NSW and ran the National Project Leasing team for again some of Australia’s best retail assets and Portfolios.
I also have a lengthy career in the media working for John Fairfax and Sons in TV and Radio for many years.
Head of Retail Investment Services | Australia
Lachlan leads the Australian Retail Investment Services team having transacted in excess of $11 billion worth of shopping centres across Australia in the last 10 years. Lachlan has been with Colliers International for over 12 years and has 21 years of retail experience encompassing retail investment, leasing and master planning.
With an in-depth understanding of shopping centre performance, Lachlan can provide you with expert advice on the sale and acquisition of your retail investments.
- Capital Partnering / Joint Ventures / Portfolio Transactions
- Asset Marketing and campaign strategy, implementation and execution
- Shopping centre acquisition and disposal
- Sale negotiation and transaction
- Strategic asset positioning and repositioning to maximise asset performance
- Buy side investment advisory