Retail Research and Forecast Report | Second Half 2020

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Six-months on from the initial impact of COVID-19 and although many economic records have been broken, in a global context, Australia has been one of the top performing economies. Although uncertainty still remains, the recent Federal budget announcement has boosted consumer sentiment with the focus now centred around the recovery and how Australia will move forward. In this report we investigate how the consumer, the retailer and the landlord are continuing to adapt and evolve to the changing retail landscape and what this means for the future of retail.

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Retail Research and Forecast Report | Second Half 2020

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Michael Bate

Head of Retail | Retail

Sydney CBD

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.

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Kate Gray

Director

Adelaide

Kate joined Colliers International in 2013 as Associate Director. She has over 6 years experience in property research within the South Australian market and has conducted primary research into the retail and suburban office markets. Kate writes and speaks regualry on commercial property trends in the South Australian market.

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