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Testimonials
  • “I’ve been on most sides of real estate ownership and management. As a developer, owner, professional manager, and tenant. Don has a refreshingly rational, economically and mathematically literate approach to retail property valuation which avoids many of the rule-of-thumb pitfalls more » - Graham Young, Publisher
    “I have been provided with a copy of a report made by Mr D E Gilbert of Queensland Lease Consultants [former name of ALPC] who is a recognised expert in the relation of rent review determinations, in particular retail premises.” - Leading Australian QC
    “Don has a high level of experience as a specialist retail valuer, arbitrator/mediator and on tenancy determination/submission matters.” - John Kendall, Property Advisor
    “I love reading your articles, always make me laugh. We have decided to quit… retail just isn’t fun anymore and our landlord is being a typical landlord, demanding full refits, jacking up rents, constantly criticizing etc., etc., and I’m over more » - John, Showcase Jewellers
    “…You were very thorough. It is always good when the facts are provided in detail leaving no questions to be asked.” - Large Retail Landlord
    “And thank you for emailing your (very substantial) report to me. Your analysis and comments are excellent, forthright and challenging, and more insightful than my own advisors!” - Pharmacist, Major Brand
    “Don is one of the most qualified and experienced retail lease valuers in Australia and has qualified as a retail rent specialist arbitrator by both IAMA and RICS. Unlike many traditional valuers, he regularly seeks newer and better valuation methodologies more » - Matt Myers, Senior Univ. Lecturer
    “Thank you Don for all your help and for all the contributions that you make to the retail property industry.” - NSW Specialist Retail Valuer
    “Thank you very much for all the time, effort, and consideration you have put into our submission. We are extremely happy with your service… We feel extremely fortunate to have discovered you – it is very rare to find an more » - John, Grocery Retailer
    “Thanks for your efforts!” - Dominic, Owner of Multiple ACT Delicatessens
    “Don excels at what he does. He is the most veracious provider of diligent retail property valuation work I have come across in my 27 years as a Real Estate Agent. I would recommend Don whenever a thorough examination of more » - Jonathan Blocksidge, Director REIQ
    “And yes, you definitely gave me some valuable tips! You have some very interesting stories. I hope that one day I will have some exciting experiences to talk about too!” - Solicitor
    “Don. You should write the Valuer’s manual on retail property valuation – the detail you go into is impressive.” - Leading NSW Specialist Retail Valuer
    “Don has showed the highest level of integrity and trustworthiness in my dealings with him. His tenacity and attitude to succeed are legend. He makes sure he delivers.” - Mathew Tait, Pharmacist
    “I have known and collaborated with Don Gilbert for four years, ever since I first met him at a conference in Korea. I have found him to be refreshingly numerate, candid, and outspoken on matters concerning the retail property industry, more » - Vernon Martin, President APRI
    “Don has excellent knowledge of all facets of retail property and leases in general. He looks at each lease and business on an individual basis and understands the business’ performance with respect to its physical location rather than just a more » - Richard Lord, Property Professional
    “I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed your presentation yesterday… I’m the guy who thanked you for “telling it as it is” afterwards. I agree with your belief that most rents are over priced and impact on more » - Business Valuer
    “Don has a thorough understanding of the concept of value. From both sides of the equation of owner and tenant he strives to achieve equitable playing fields where fairness also provides win/win outcomes. Don is big picture orientated and has more » - Colin Freeman, Director
    “As a retailer with over 15 years Brisbane CBD experience, we engaged Don for independent expert advice to assist us in proving damages to the landlord who was a major industry superannuation fund. I am proud to confirm that Don’s more » - Ermanno Nobilio, Specialty Retailer
    “Don is a leader and visionary in his field. He has a remarkable aptitude for predicting future market trends and dynamics. He has a deep and broad understanding of the retail property market and has always offered sound perspectives.” - Cedric Tyler, CEO
  • Meet Our Expert
  • Don Gilbert
    Retail Property Consultant Specialist Retail Valuer…

    “With 30 years of hands-on experience in multiple facets of the property industry, the last 20 focussed on retail dynamics, including retail shop leases, retail property valuation and current market rent, Don is an experienced retail leasing consultant.”

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  • Proven Results
      • We have helped hundreds of clients to resolve problems with their retail lease agreement and to settle retail disputes.
      • Don Gilbert is recognised by peers and professional associates as a highly qualified Specialised Retail Valuer who is one of the most experienced and honest in Australia.

     

      • Don has earned a reputation as a passionate advocate for fairness and equity in retail property valuation and when structuring your retail lease agreement.

     

    • Our 2006 research and advanced modelling on current market rent accurately forecast the 65% A-REIT correction in 2007/08 which caused a loss of $65 billion dollars!
    • We have provided internationally recognised advice to our clients for over 20 years and developed and prepared submissions to governments on Retail Shop Leases Acts, Retail Tenancy Laws and current market rent.