Thursday 25th March 2021
1:00pm - 1:45pm
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The pandemic has reinforced just how important leasing and tenancy arrangements are for small business owners, as thousands of commercial tenants in Australia have had to continue paying rent and outgoings while the utility of their leased premises has been limited by shutdowns and consumer health concerns. The retail sector has been hardest hit, and the National Retail Association’s partnership with Lpc Cresa continues to help members improve their businesses through improving their tenancy arrangements. In this webinar, Lpc Cresa advisors will speak about what can and cannot be done in relation to current and future leasing arrangements. This is a one-off moment in time where existing leases can be renegotiated and this opportunity should not be missed.  The Lpc Cresa team will also provide a brief introduction to the online subscription service that is being developed in conjunction with the NRA to assist members with their lease negotiations.


Kyle Swain

Retail Director – Australia and New Zealand


Kyle is the Director of our Retail business in Australia and Principal of our Brisbane office. He is passionate about helping retailers improve their bottom line through strategically aligned property outcomes. With a solid background in retail management with the former Coles Myer Group, and extensive experience across a range of property roles, Kyle has a unique skill set that positions him as a leader in tenant side leasing and property services. His experience in property development, tenancy design and fit-out roles gives him a unique ability to source sites and negotiate lease terms that minimise a client’s risk profile and maximise their sales potential. Kyle has post graduate degrees in Property Economics from the Queensland University of Technology and Business Administration from Charles Sturt University. He is also the Leasing and Tenancy Advisor to the National Retail Association. Away from the office, Kyle enjoys spending time with his young family.


Dylan O’Donnell

Director – Victoria


Dylan is a shareholder and Managing Director of Lpc Cresa, Victoria. He has twenty years of experience providing strategy, advice and representation for retail, office and industrial occupiers of commercial real estate, from SMEs to ASX-listed and Fortune 500 companies. Dylan prides himself on being a problem solver for his clients, someone they trust and someone they always want in their corner representing their interests. He always takes the time to understand his client’s business circumstances and frame the problem the business is solving before ultimately delivering the right commercial real estate solution. Away from the office, Dylan enjoys spending time with his young family and escaping Melbourne to Victoria’s south-west where he grew up.


John Reed

Chair & Associations Lead


John is a non-executive director and shareholder of Lpc Cresa who provides advice to management in relation to the long-term development of the business to deliver an exceptional client experience.  His property experience includes managing property service organisations and consulting to clients on their real estate and property management requirements. John is currently leading Lpc Cresa’s initiative to transform the way leasing advice is provided to small business owners, enabling easier access to Lpc Cresa’s expertise and improved lease outcomes for tenants across Australia and New Zealand.  Away from the office, John enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and surfing.

Whether you’re a new retailer starting out, or an established retail brand across multiple locations and channels, getting your leasing and property strategy right is critical to your long-term business success. Next to wages, rent is the most significant operating cost for retailers and rental overheads have been identified as the biggest challenge keeping retailers awake at night by Inside Retail’s annual Australian Retail Outlook surveys for a number of years. Drawing on their extensive experience in retail management and the property industry, Lpc Cresa can save you time, money and stress and ensure you: Never enter into a bad lease Never miss a critical dat Never pay too much rent Never miss an opportunity to reduce rental costs Lpc Cresa work with all types of retail business