• “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 a high level of experience as a specialist retail valuer, arbitrator/mediator and on tenancy determination/submission matters.” - John Kendall, Property Advisor
    “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
    “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 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 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
    “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
    “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 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 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
    “Hi Donald, thank you for confirming what I already thought about Shopping Centres and retail Leases/Values.” - Business Valuer
    “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 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 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 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 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
    “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. You should write the Valuer’s manual on retail property valuation – the detail you go into is impressive.” - Leading NSW Specialist Retail 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
    “…You were very thorough. It is always good when the facts are provided in detail leaving no questions to be asked.” - Large Retail Landlord
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    The 2012 review of the Queensland Retail Shop Leases Act is still ongoing. Early (sic) indications are that there will be no material change to even the negotiation and information imbalance between industry stakeholders. The Queensland Government seems more interested more »

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

    Overseas Inquiry to Purchase Large Australian Retail Chain

    My office has just had an overseas due diligence inquiry about the purchase of a large Australian retail chain. The potential purchase price of the chain is currently being supported by business momentum and historical figures. Read More

    Posted by : adminadminPosted on : 11 December, 2013

    Queensland flooding has landlords & tenants scrambling for their leases

    In Queensland flooding of shops and businesses has seen landlords and tenants scrambling for their leases; every situation is different, sometimes legal opinion is required, sometimes a commercial outcome is best.  Sometimes legal and commercial redress is required.  Most leases more »

    Posted by : adminadminPosted on : 11 December, 2013

    For the record

    For the record. Normally the New South Wales ADT demonstrates the most common sense, with clear cut decisions, and decisions that are fair and equitable. Not so in Eastpoint vs Grayson (matter 105212) [since dismissed by Judicial Member Molony, who then decided that the lease which clearly intended to and was operating under the NSW legislation, fell outside the legislation. Read More

    Posted by : adminadminPosted on : 11 December, 2013