• “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’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
    “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
    “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 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 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
    “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
    “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. You should write the Valuer’s manual on retail property valuation – the detail you go into is impressive.” - Leading NSW Specialist Retail Valuer
    “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 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
    “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
    “Don has a high level of experience as a specialist retail valuer, arbitrator/mediator and on tenancy determination/submission matters.” - John Kendall, Property Advisor
    “…You were very thorough. It is always good when the facts are provided in detail leaving no questions to be asked.” - Large Retail Landlord
    “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 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
    “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
    “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 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
  • News

    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 more »

    Posted by : Don GilbertDon GilbertPosted on : 27 April, 2014

    Is the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Functioning Properly?

    For quite some time we have been vocal in our criticism of what we see as an unhealthy “culture” within the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).  It is a publicly funded body whose behaviour ought to be absolutely independent, more »

    Posted by : Don GilbertDon GilbertPosted on : 01 April, 2014

    Update on 2013/14 Review of NSW Legislation

    The 2013/14 review of the New South Wales legislation is under way.  NSW appears to be seeking far more transparency in regard to leases and lease negotiation than you find in QLD where there is an information asymmetry between parties.  more »

    Posted by : Don GilbertDon GilbertPosted on : 01 April, 2014

    Don Gilbert Interviewed by Steve Austin on 612 ABC Brisbane

    Click on this link to hear a discussion about how retail lease costs are killing business and what needs to be in the legislation in order to remedy the situation, specifically end-of-lease dispute resolution mechanisms. http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2012/02/are-retail-lease-costs-killing-business.html?site=brisbane&program=612_morning

    Posted by : Don GilbertDon GilbertPosted on : 01 April, 2014