• “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 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
    “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
    “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
    “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 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
    “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
    “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
    “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 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
    “Thank you Don for all your help and for all the contributions that you make to the retail property industry.” - NSW Specialist Retail Valuer
    “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
    “…You were very thorough. It is always good when the facts are provided in detail leaving no questions to be asked.” - Large Retail Landlord
    “Thanks for your efforts!” - Dominic, Owner of Multiple ACT Delicatessens
    “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
    “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
    “Don has a high level of experience as a specialist retail valuer, arbitrator/mediator and on tenancy determination/submission matters.” - John Kendall, Property Advisor
    “Hi Donald, thank you for confirming what I already thought about Shopping Centres and retail Leases/Values.” - Business Valuer
    “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’s Credentials

    Managing Director, Australian Lease & Property Consultants Pty Ltd

    • 30 years of hands-on experience in multiple facets of the retail property industry, the last 20 focussed on retail shop leases, retail property valuation and retail dynamics.
    • Extensive retail lease expertise, in-depth understanding, outstanding analysis skills, coupled with integrity, common sense and fairness.
    • In providing services as retail property consultant and expert witness, Don approaches each lease and business model on an individual basis and examines all variables to reach fully-informed conclusions.
    • Practices as a Specialist Retail Valuer (SRV) throughout Australia and is registered in NSW, QLD (one of only 24 in the entire State) and WA.
    • Recognised by his peers and professional associates as a highly qualified and experienced Specialist Retail Valuer with a reputation for integrity and honesty throughout Australia.
    • Passionate advocate for fairness and equity in retail property valuation and when structuring a retail lease agreement.
    • Developed and prepared submissions to governments on Retail Shop Leases, Retail Tenancy Laws and Current Market Rent.
    • Active participant in industry groups frequent contributor to professional and industry publications and international conferences. To view, Click Here
    • Proven leader and visionary in his fields of knowledge who, since 1993, has taken the initiative to show how retail lease agreement structures have caused a serious misallocation of Business Capital to Property Capital in Australia. This costs the economy billions of dollars annually and has poisoned the retail business environment.
    • By combining his understanding of economics – including business, property and general economics – with his statistical and mathematical analysis skills and extensive hands-on experience, Don has developed his own methodology for assessing current market rent. The GEM MethodTM or GEMTM as it is called, is being codified and enhanced by 3D Economics Pty Ltd and should be released in the coming year.

    B Com/B Econ; Dip Prop Val; Cert Med & Arbit
    API CPV; MRICS
    Retail Leasing Consultant & Retail Business Consultant
    Specialist Retail Valuer & Arbitrator
    Certified IAMA and RICS Dispute Resolution Specialist
    QLD Val Reg No 2652; NSW Val Reg No VAL025994; WA Val Reg No 44582
    For a copy of Don’s full CV, Click Here

    Intellectual Property – Tool Kits, Articles, Research Papers & Presentations

    Throughout his career, Don has developed a unique insight into the Retail Property Industry. His internationally important research, modelling and analyses are available in articles, papers and presentations, many of which have been published in professional and retail property industry journals. To read them
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    Are you a Tenant negotiating or renewing a retail lease agreement? Take advantage of Don’s experience as a retail leasing consultant and understanding of retail shop leases without even picking up the phone. Download his LEASE NEGOTIATION TOOL KIT. This 30-page document is designed to help you overcome the substantial negotiation and information disadvantage that ordinary SME business people face when dealing with large retail landlords.
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