• “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
    “Don has a high level of experience as a specialist retail valuer, arbitrator/mediator and on tenancy determination/submission matters.” - John Kendall, Property Advisor
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “Hi Donald, thank you for confirming what I already thought about Shopping Centres and retail Leases/Values.” - Business Valuer
    “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. You should write the Valuer’s manual on retail property valuation – the detail you go into is impressive.” - Leading NSW Specialist Retail Valuer
    “I have known Don for many years and worked with him in both South Africa and Australia. Don is a dedicated retail property professional and continues to strive to know more about his industry and how to make his clients more » - Dr. Brent Stephens
    “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 Don. Much appreciated. And thanks again for your fine talk yesterday it is a real pleasure to listen to someone that has such a great understanding of their specialty field and says it like it is. We need more more » - QLD Business Valuer
    “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
    “…You were very thorough. It is always good when the facts are provided in detail leaving no questions to be asked.” - Large Retail Landlord
    “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
    “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
    “Don is a clear-sighted, down-to-earth business professional with a sharp sense of where economic value comes from, and how to deliver; and how to measure it. Engaging with him on retail property valuation takes me instantly from theory to the more » - Govindan (“Govind”) Nair
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “Thank you Don for all your help and for all the contributions that you make to the retail property industry.” - NSW Specialist Retail Valuer
  • Important “Pub Companies and Tenants Consultation” by UK Government

    Jo Swinson, who was elected as the Liberal Democrat MP for the UK’s East Dunbartonshire in 2005, and in 2012 became the Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and Mike Benner, Chief Executive of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), with 150,000 members, discuss on YouTube the UK Government’s “Pub Companies and Tenants Consultation” process and results, which looks at ‘unfair’ rents in the UK and how a market review process could assist their situation, particularly in the case of long-term leases. This is an extremely thorough review and Australian Governments could well take note: see proposals, consultation responses and video at:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/pub-companies-and-tenants-consultation