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Retail Revelations: practical insights on the retail industry from Australia’s COVID-19 epicentre

- Webinar - https://bit.ly/30g0j0d

VIC

Wednesday 5th August 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue



Webinar - https://bit.ly/30g0j0d

Event Sponsor

The CBD streets are deserted and a winter chill is currently blowing through some of Melbourne’s best-known food and retail strips, with the city in the midst of the second wave lockdown.

Join Lara Wiggins from KordaMentha and CBRE’s Zelman Ainsworth as they discuss the changing retail landscape and what Zelman is seeing on the ground as a specialist in Melbourne CBD and inner city retail leasing. They will also share insights obtained from a series of online interviews Zelman has conducted with prominent hospitality, entertainment and retail operators in recent months as part of a ‘Retail Revelations’ series for CBRE.

The session will cover issues such as:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on retail businesses and retail leasing activity
  • The differing approaches and perspectives of landlords and tenants
  • How retail businesses are navigating the current challenges
  • Future expectations for the retail industry

Guest speakers

Lara Wiggins
KordaMentha

Lara is a restructuring specialist and registered liquidator who has over a decade of experience working with distressed businesses. She is passionate about bringing people together to achieve the best outcome possible in difficult circumstances. Lara’s collaborative and commercial approach as well as strong technical skills have allowed her to drive successful outcomes on numerous large and complex matters such as the voluntary administration of ASX-listed steelmaker Arrium and receivership of the Gunns forestry group.

Lara has broad expertise across a range of industries including manufacturing, forestry, aged care, property, retail and hospitality. Her recent retail and hospitality experience includes the external administrations of menswear retailer Roger David and George Calombaris’ MAdE Establishment restaurant group. She has also assisted retailers in winding down their physical store networks through solvent restructures.

 

Zelman Ainsworth
CBRE

Zelman is a Director of CBRE Melbourne Retail Services, where he focuses on CBD and inner city retail leasing. With a background in property finance, Zelman has spent the past ten years in retail leasing with CBRE and leads leasing campaigns on Melbourne’s most high profile retail precincts, including 80 Collins Street, Collins Place, The Arts Centre and Fed Square.

Zelman’s personable approach, retail intelligence and affinity for the city of Melbourne has earnt him incredibly loyal client relationships and he is comfortable working with both boutique and world famous retailers. With a genuine love of retail and unrivalled local, national and international retail networks, Zelman is renowned for introducing store design and customer experience models from international markets to Melbourne. His inspired Retail Revelations series has also provided valuable insights into the attitudes, perspectives and approaches of some significant hospitality, entertainment and retail operators during these challenging times: https://www.cbre.com.au/covid-19/CBRE-Retail-Revelations?article=5b4a3730-5da2-4839-a078-41029185c4bb&feedid=a846f11c-ef48-4400-9d95-1a7707b2f30c

 

VIC

Wednesday 5th August 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue



Webinar - https://bit.ly/30g0j0d

Event Sponsor

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