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.
Director | Retail Leasing
Since joining Colliers George has focussed on project leasing and master planning retail precincts and shopping centres. George enjoys the challenge of integrating a retailers needs with the landlords commercial objectives, into a mutually beneficial outcome.
This area of expertise is currently undersupplied in the market, and one George aspires to be the market leader in.
Director | Retail Investment Services
Mike is a Director (VIC) of Retail Investment Services bringing over 13 years of industry experience. Mike has a comprehensive understanding of the retail sector, allowing him to provide prudent advice to his clients and purchasers.
With the last seven years focusing on the delivery of some of Victoria’s most significant Sub-Regional and Neighbourhood Shopping Centres for prominent private and national clients, Mike offers a unique level of expertise to his clients and purchasers with his in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Shopping Centre market incorporating:
• Strategic shopping centre asset positioning and re-positioning
• Master-planning and project delivery
• Shopping centre acquisition and disposal
• Sale negotiation and transaction
• Major Retail Lease negotiation and transaction
• Marketing campaign strategy and implementation
PAST & PRESENT CLIENTS:
• ANZ, Commonwealth Bank Australia, Westpac
• Australian Unity
• Coles & Woolworths
• Dennis Family Corporation
• JP Morgan
• Goldman Sachs
• H Troon
• Makris Group
• Perri Projects
• Prattcorp Pty Ltd
• RG Property
• Salta Group
• Salvo Property Group
• Shayher Group
• SP Setia
Ben leads the South Australian retail leasing team. Ben's strengths include strategic retail planning, tenancy re-mix strategies, project leasing and solution based leasing.
Ben has worked for two of the four major commercial real estate agencies
Director | Retail Leasing
Retail Property is my passion , and importantly, in appreciating that site selection and the right rent deal can make or break any business. 20 years of experience in real estate, with over 15 years in retail property, on both sides of the fence, gives me a unique advantage in ensuring optimal site selection for success.
I've worked as the lessor (Knight Frank and Westfield leasing - Carindale, Chermside, Toombul, Bondi Cairns central, Caneland ( Mackay), Redbank Plaza) and as the tenant (Outsourced Coffee Club, Vivians Jewellery, Grill'd, Matchbox, Just Cuts, Riot Art & Craft and New Zealand Natural) - all of who successfully expanded under my watch. This experience and knowledge is irreplaceable in the retail business and sets both Colliers , and myself, apart from the rest of the market
In my role with Colliers I oversee the Brisbane and Gold Coast leasing teams and personally specialise in the Brisbane CBD market and key Projects.
KEY RECENT CDB LEASING APPOINTMENTS
- ISPT- Central Plaza redevelopment
- Challenger bank - Queen street
- Gucci - 190 Edward street repositioning
- Primewest - 308 Queen street
KEY RECENT PROJECT LEASING APPOINTMENTS
- Mercato at Byron Bay 9 Woolworths and Palace Cinema anchored centre)
- flagstone Coles
- The barracks, Spring Hill
- Albany Creek Village , Coles centre
- Scape , Southbank
- South City Square, East Brisbane
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