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Jun 28th, 2017

Beaux Lane - Australian Institute of Architects Award

Lease Equity are pleased to announce that the Beaux Lane project architects, Taylor Robinson, recently received an architectural award recognising the design excellence for this retail redevelopment.

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Jun 9th, 2017

Swarovski opens new store at Perth Hay Street Mall

Austrian luxury jewellery retailer, SWAROVSKI, opened a new store on Perth's Hay Street Mall yesterday.

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Jun 2nd, 2017

Celebrating 15 Years Beyond Expectation

At Lease Equity, we are celebrating 15 years of working in partnership with our clients. This has enabled us to continue to strive and achieve Beyond Expectation in commercial property management, sales, leasing and marketing.

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Jun 1st, 2017

Tsagalis Driven by Outcomes

Notching up 15 years in business, and managing more than $1.1 billion in combined retail rents for clients over that time, is a significant achievement in any industry. But for Lease Equity's Jim Tsagalis, the longevity of his business and the value of deals presided over are not his most treasured achievements. Instead, Mr Tsagalis says, he's most proud of the role retail leasing specialist Lease Equity has played in the evolution of Perth.

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May 31st, 2017

Bringing More of the Best to Perth

Lease Equity, one of Perth's top tier retail leasing oper­ators, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and a $1.1 billion­ plus rental roll.   

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May 18th, 2017

Perth still has $400 million of redevelopment in the pipeline

At the recent Retail Update hosted by PEF Property 360, Jim Tsagalis, Managing Director of Lease Equity outlined a number of upcoming projects that would transform the City of Perth.

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May 17th, 2017

Kings Square Freo Attracts Eager Bids

The developer of the $270 mil­lion Kings Square Fremantle revitalisation project, Sirona Capital, has appointed CBRE to advise on unsolicited bids from Australian and offshore insti­tutional investors.

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May 17th, 2017

Westin Hotel to head CBD’s east end revival

BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd's$500 million, 28-level Westin Hotels & Resorts development at 480 Hay Street is to spearhead a revival of the drab, shabby eastern side of Perth’s CBD.“It’s going to create an active public space and central hub for the city’s east end" Jim Tsagalis of Lease Equity said.

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Apr 10th, 2017

Welcoming Shane Isaacs to the Lease Equity Team

We are pleased to welcome Shane Isaacs to the Lease Equity team.

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Feb 15th, 2017

Lone Star Rib House Joondalup is Now Trading

The former GTB Tavern site has been split to accommodate two high quality food operators. The inclusion of these to Joondalup will further enhance the precinct as a vibrant high quality food and beverage destination, offering an eclectic mix of local, national and international operators that will challenge traditional northern suburb restaurant precincts

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Feb 14th, 2017

Congratulations to The 2017 IGA International Retailers of the Year!

Lease Equity would like to congratulate James Kelly for winning IGA’s 2017 International Retailer of the Year award for the 1,390sqm Taylor Road IGA, Nedlands known for its innovative offerings and service.

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Jan 31st, 2017

Starfish Bar Mt Lawley | The Verdict

Opening its doors just a few weeks ago, Starfish Bar Mt Lawley is the newest and only seafood restaurant of its kind in the heart of Beaufort Street.

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Jan 9th, 2017

Welcoming McDonalds to Vasse Village Centre

Lease Equity are pleased to welcome McDonald's as its newest occupants to the Vasse Village Centre joining major anchor tenants Coles, Coles Express and the Vasse Medical Centre.

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Dec 8th, 2016

Beaux Lane, Mt Lawley is Now 100% Leased

Lease Equity is proud to announce that Beaux Lane, Mt Lawley is now fully leased.

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Dec 5th, 2016

Byford Village Shopping Centre - Now Open

The centre opened fully leased with a 4,020m2 Coles Supermarket and 11 speciality stores including 4 national retailers.

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Dec 1st, 2016

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Nov 30th, 2016

Successful Sale of 10 & 12 Bay View Terrace, Claremont.

Successful result for our client today with the sale of 10 & 12 Bay View Terrace, Clarmeont under the hammer at $4.8m

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Nov 29th, 2016

Historic Centre a Renewed Retail Hub at City Beach

A community-first focus is paying dividends for shopping centre owner GPA, with its Empire Village Shopping Centre becoming a new focal point in City Beach.

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Aug 15th, 2016

Confidence grows in Caversham

Primewest's $26.5 million purchase of Caversham Village Shopping Centre has cleared the decks for the second stage of the Caversham Village commercial precinct.

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Jul 29th, 2016

CEOs’ Desks

Business News photographer Attila Csaszar captured images of some of WA's business and political leaders at their workstations. 

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Jun 1st, 2016

City Beach store to rise from the ashes

The owners of the Boulevard IGA in City Beach are hoping to capitalise on the local community's love of the outdoors and sport when it opens in August.

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Jun 1st, 2016

Village sites full

Port Coogee Village Shopping Centre, developed by Frasers Property, will open its doors next Wednesday fully leased.

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Apr 11th, 2016

Beaux Lane - Is This Perth’s Coolest New Laneway?

You wouldn’t think a tiny little laneway could transform a suburb, but this seems the case when it comes to Beaux Lane in Mount Lawley.

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Mar 21st, 2016

Lord of the Fries ventures west

Ethical fast food chain, Lord of the Fries, has expanded into Western Australia with a store in Perth's CBD opening last Friday.

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Dec 7th, 2015

Offices at 389 Oxford Street, Mt Hawthorn

Lease Equity has been appointed to sell or lease strata offices at 389 Oxford Street, Mt Hawthorn.

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Sep 28th, 2015

Quality retail piques investor interest

While storm clouds gather over office assets and land development comes off the boil, interest in retail property is building as investors look for somewhere secure to park their cash.

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Sep 28th, 2015

Growing market pressures majors

The traditionally dominant players in Australian retail are being forced to reinvent themselves in the face of increased competition - from each other, and a host of international raiders.

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Sep 21st, 2015

Brand clarity crucial for connections

SPECIAL REPORT: Uncertain economic conditions mean ensuring a brand meets its market targets is increasingly important.

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Aug 19th, 2015

Perth gets new lease on city life

Perth's expanding restaurant market and the arrival of new retailers have imbued the CBD with the first signs of diversity and character.

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Aug 19th, 2015

Caversham Village work starts

Construction has started on the Caversham VIllage Shopping Centre and the mixed-use area, to become the retail and commercial centre for the rapidly growing suburb and surrounding areas.

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Aug 16th, 2015

Village shopping hub draws in a crowd

LESS than a year out from opening, the new 4400sqm Port Coogee Village Shopping Centre is almost packed to the rafters.

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Jul 16th, 2015

Homewares giant Pottery Barn moves to Perth

A billion-dollar homewares brand credited with revolutionising the way Americans entertain has made its way to the CBD, where Perth's first Pottery Barn will open its doors to shoppers today.

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Jul 8th, 2015

Williams-Sonoma confirms WA store openings

On July 16, Williams-Sonoma, the North America-based homewares retailer will open three stores, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm, on Hay Street, Perth.

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Jul 1st, 2015

Square Metres

Lease Equity capital markets director Luke Pavlos is leasing a 171sqm and a 180sqm office in a new building in Mount Hawthorn.

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Jul 1st, 2015

140 revival has global appeal

The retail area of CBD tower one40Willlam has had its second launch, just five years after the building opened.

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Jun 24th, 2015

The West Australian - Inside Cover

This week we give you tips for shopping, working or living in the CBD - using images taken by people who do just that.

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Jun 3rd, 2015

Cloisters work draws a crowd

Work has finished on the $70 million redevelopment of a Hay Street office building and the refurbishment of retail space that will breath new life into CBD landmark the Cloisters site, which runs from Hay Street through to 200 St Georges Terrace.

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Apr 29th, 2015

Subi resurgence will take time to spread

Subiaco is going through a mini-development boom but retailers outside the train station precinct could continue to struggle, according to industry commentators. 

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Apr 1st, 2015

$21.4m shopping centre hub for Port Coogee waterfront

Construction work on a new shopping centre in Port Coogee is .expected within months following a strong response to calls for expressions of interest to lease specialist shops and retail outlets at the centre.

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Feb 21st, 2015

Warning to local retail

Weak consumer sentiment and the recent flood of international retailers into Perth will mean a tough year for locals and may send some to the wall.

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Feb 13th, 2015

Jim Kidd Sports Thanks Jim Tsagalis in The West Australian

Jim Kidd Sports would like to thank Jim Tsagalis from Lease Equity

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Jan 28th, 2015

On The Block

The State Government has moved into one of Mirrabooka's most prominent locations with the opening of the Department of Transport's new driver training and licensing centre on the former Mirrabooka Ice Skating Rink site.

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Jan 21st, 2015

Cathedral + Treasury seeks legal tenants

Tenants are being sought for two floors of office space in a compact new project, the Treasury Annex Building, which is being constructed in the Cathedral + Treasury Precinct. 

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Jan 7th, 2015

US homewares giant to set up house in Perth

Another international retailer is moving into Perth, with US homewares heavyweight Pottery Barn eyeing space on St Georges Terrace.

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Dec 20th, 2014

CBD redevelopment aims to lure global retailers

More than $100 million is being spent on projects to lure global retailers into the Perth CBD, breathe new life into Cottesloe's beachfront and shake up Subiaco's shopping strip.

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Dec 19th, 2014

‘Stunning’ five-storey beach design revealed

A Pepermint Grove sandalwood businessman is behind the first new fivestorey building planned for Cottesloe's beachfront.

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Dec 16th, 2014

Major Cannington projects set for green light

Two major retail redevelopment projects in Cannington will move closer to construction later this week, with regulatory approval expected for a $235 million expansion of Westfield Carousel and a $28 million Bunnings Warehouse development at the Cannington Exhibition Centre and Showgrounds

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Dec 5th, 2014

WA’s Retail Space Shortage Intensifies

Western Australia is in the grip of a retail space shortage according to the latest profile of the state's shopping centre industry.

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Nov 26th, 2014

Two join the Lease Equity team

Lease Equity has appointed Sean Milentis as senior leasing execu­tive and Roni Mo to its property management team as a senior portfo­lio manager.

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Nov 20th, 2014

Trinity Arcade’s Meat Me in the City - The West Australian’s Review

We're going out on a limb here. But before we do...

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Nov 19th, 2014

East end on makeover march

Kuwait-owned St Martins Properties and one of its tenants will spend more than $20 million on renovations at the group's Perth holdings, joining a massive revitalisation of the city's east end.

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Nov 18th, 2014

Success Close To Homes

MIXING apartment living with shopping precincts is being touted as the way forward for WA small businesses.

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Nov 14th, 2014

Village sites for sale at Vasse centre

The first commercial sites are for sale at the new Village Centre at Vasse, which will service residents and South West tourists.

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Oct 29th, 2014

Population growth outstrips shopping

WA is in the grip of a retail space shortage according to the latest proflle of the state's shopping centre industry.

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Oct 22nd, 2014

Rush after auction

The retail property leased to luxury handbag and accessories company Mimco in Claremont's fashion hub was passed in at auction earlier this month but sold the next day for an undisclosed amount.

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Oct 6th, 2014

Tenancy mix key to suburban strips survival

City councils are bing urged to make it easier for local retail strips to be revitalised

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Oct 2nd, 2014

Global brands driving change in CBD, suburbs

Retail property players say international fashion brands are only the beginning of the global onslaught.

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Sep 18th, 2014

Neighbourhood Strength

Australand last week secured development approval for the 4431sqm Port Coogee Shopping Centre and is now looking for tenants in 14 specialty shops.

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Sep 12th, 2014

Melbourne’s Mimco in prime Perth

LEASE Equity (08 9426 1777) is currently marketing a prime shop in one of Perth’s most prestigious suburban retail strips.

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Sep 3rd, 2014

Perth’s first 7-Eleven set for Hay St Mall

PERTH'S first 7-Eleven convenience store is set to be located in the inner city, with a development application lodged for fit-out and signage at the McNess Royal Arcade in the Hay Street Mall.

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Aug 27th, 2014

On The Block

Lease Equity has been appointed to sell the property at 62-66 Banksia Road in Welshpool.

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Aug 21st, 2014

Sale is talk of the terrace

A big contingent of investors is expected to be among the bidders when a property in one of Perth's most tightly held retail precincts is auctioned in October.

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Aug 19th, 2014

The Reinvention of Retail

The successful introduction of the State Government’s Activity Centres policy in 2010, which removed the caps on shopping centre development, has created an environment in which every major shopping centre is looking to grow.

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Aug 8th, 2014

Centre Targets Fashion Giants

Global clothing giants H&M and Uniqlo could follow Zara and Topshop into WA after the owners of Garden City revealed they hoped to lure both fast-fashion retailers into the shopping precinct.

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Jul 23rd, 2014

Lease Equity - Channel 9 News Perth with Jim Tsagalis

Watch Jim Tsagalis from Lease Equity discuss the latest developments on the iconic Treasury Building in Perth, Australia

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Jul 16th, 2014

Retail leasing begins at Old Treasury

FJM Property has begun the leasing campaign for the retail and hospitality component of the State Buildings, part of the $580 million Cathedral and Treasury Precinct.

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Jul 3rd, 2014

Perth is in store for the biggest retail overhaul in 50 years, forum told

An influx of international retailers, shopping centre upgrades, and the rise of online shopping has kickstarted Perth’s biggest retail overhaul in 50 years...

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Jul 2nd, 2014

Retailers’ tills ring in Kings Square, City Link potential

Kings Square's retail market will be the food and beverage hub at Perth City Link and is expected to attract retail spending of $110 million when it opens next year.

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Jun 27th, 2014

Perth to get two Zara stores

International fashion giant Zara will open two Perth stores before the end of the year and is understood to be scoping out the northern suburbs for a third site.

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Jun 23rd, 2014

Perth’s new retail home will provide spending boost for WA

Perth’s Kings Square development is set to rival sophisticated developments such as Southbank in Brisbane and Darling Quarter in Sydney, according to local retail experts who say eastern states retailers are flocking to be a part of Kings Square.

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Apr 30th, 2014

Aldi wins coveted Cannington OK

Global chain Aldi is advancing into WA’s retail market with plans to open a discount supermarket on Albany Highway in Cannington.

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Apr 23rd, 2014

Big potential on gateway to city

"Companies will be hardpressed to find a building of the same quality at the same price point, either in the CBD or suburbs,"

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Apr 12th, 2014

Retail boost as mural artists paint the town

Walls and alleyways around Perth’s central business district have this week become canvases for international and local artists as part of non-profit cultural organisation FORM’s Art in the City project.

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Apr 10th, 2014

Tom Prout adds experience to Lease Equity’s Growing Leasing Team

Lease Equity is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Prout, joining its Retail Leasing team as Senior Leasing Executive.

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Apr 2nd, 2014

Karawara venue serves Korean, Gangnam style

The early success has prompted Lease Equity, which operates Waterford Plaza, to lobby the founders for a second Restaurant Gangnam in another of its shopping centres.

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Mar 17th, 2014

Shopping centre fit-out contributions

The company (Roxby Architects) was first introduced to tenancy coordination by retail leasing specialist Jim Tsagalis of Lease Equity and the Perron Group whilst it was involved in the Belmont Forum remodelling in 1997.

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Feb 18th, 2014

Global brands target Perth CBD

Retail supply is at a premium in the CBD and several overseas names are set to add to the space race this year.

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Nov 13th, 2013

Lease Equity gains director Luke Pavlos

Lease Equity has strengthened its office sales, leasing and management division with the appointment of Luke Pavlos, who has 10 years experience in commercial real estate.

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Oct 24th, 2013

David Murray joins Lease Equity

At Lease Equity, David Murray has joined the company's retail property management team as a senior portfolio manager.

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Oct 24th, 2013

Revamp for Trinity Arcade

Work is to start on a refurbishment at Perth's historic Trinity Arcade that will bring a vibrant edge to the arcade's heritage character.

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Oct 16th, 2013

Big box squeeze out

An influx of top international brands moving to Perth, including the recent addition of Brazilian shoe company M Dreams on Murray Street, are likely to push out smaller retailers.

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Sep 26th, 2013

Deal Makers: Global brands and new investments to change retail property

The arrival of a clutch of international brands in coming years has the potential to rejuvenate the city retail sector, which has been hit by softer spending and the extended shopping hours at suburban centres.

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Aug 14th, 2013

Lease Equity nails Plaza Arcade deals

Lease Equity has clinched a string of leasing deals at Plaza Arcade in Perth's CBD.

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Aug 7th, 2013

Lease Equity snares Fred Clohessy

Fred Clohessy has left CBRE after 14 years to take up a new position at Lease Equity where he will be a director responsible for retail leasing.

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Jul 17th, 2013

Geraldton Takeaway

Lease Equity sold a high-profile Geraldton fast food outlet at 184 North West Coastal Highway for $2.95 million, reflecting a yield of 6.85 percent.

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May 23rd, 2013

Subi office sale reveals potential

Lease Equity has sold the office complex at 112 Chruchill Avenue in Subiaco for $1.38 million.The sale reflects a passing yield of 6.15 per cent, indicating the underlying redevelopment potential of the site, according to Lease Equity managing director Jim Tsagalis.

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Apr 10th, 2013

High street hits hinge on a mix

Subiaco's Rokeby Road is the best high street in Perth and a role model for other shopping precincts, according to a report by Lease Equity and the Property Council of Austalia, WA.

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Mar 27th, 2013

Redevelopment options lift as Plaza Arcade Sold

The sale of Plaza Arcade earlier this year further consolidates the ownership of Perth's prime mall properties and, according to Lease Equity managing director Jim Tsagalis, increases redevelopment prospects in the CBD.

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Feb 8th, 2013

Offshore Investors, syndicators buy up

Singapore-based Starhill Global REIT has added to its Perth retail property portfolio by acquiring Plaza Arcade in central Perth.

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Jan 31st, 2013

Starhill makes Perth play

Singapore-listed Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust has snapped up Perth's Plaza Arcade for $48 million.

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Dec 13th, 2012

Retail Lags Population

The supply of retail space in WA has not kept up with population growth and the property industry is forecasting a significant catch-up phase of construction to build new shopping centres.

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Oct 22nd, 2012

Interesting Times Ahead - For Perth Retail Sector

It's interesting times ahead for retailers in perth with changes to retail trading hours coming into effect plus a generous influx of retail space opening up in the CBD providing increased competition and a change in conditions for an already competitive sector.

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Sep 18th, 2012

Pukka Tucka & More in the CBD

Perth CBD is undergoing a transformation of gastronomical proportions. A plethora of bars and restaurants have recently opened in the Perth CBD with more reportedly planning to open. Lease Equity’s Managing Director Jim Tsagalis has been responsible for many of the new entrants into the market including The Trustee, The Heritage Brassiere and the Print Hall a four level 1,400 sqm venue about to open in the former West Australian Newspaper’s building on St Georges Terrace at Brookfield Place. He counts these outlets as world class and comparable to most other leading venues around Australia.

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Sep 12th, 2012

An influx of restaurants improves CBD amenity

Big changes are sweeping through Perth's food and beverage market with smaller outlets benefiting from the influx of city workers and bigger newly opened restaurants taking out sizeable chunks of CBD retail space.

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Apr 25th, 2012

St Martins Arcade fully leased

A final retail tenant is completing its fitout in the renovated St Martins Arcade and by next month, all the retail space in the arcade will be leased and open for business.

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Apr 15th, 2012

Scene Out

Party for a Perfect 10!

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Apr 15th, 2012

Kicking back gets classier

First came the small bars. Now Perth is set to see a wave of high-class restaurants open around the CBD.

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Feb 29th, 2012

Subiaco falls off the pace as retailers struggle

A general malaise in retail sales, a lack of car parks and stringent development rules are three of the biggest issues facing Subiaco's retail property and broader business markets.

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Nov 9th, 2011

Waterford a big attraction

Waterford Plaza Shopping Centre can now claim the title of the City of South Perth's only regional shopping centre serving the needs of the area's residents as well as the students of Curtin University.

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Nov 3rd, 2011

Retail property majors sink their money into centres despite spending slowdown

Western Australia's retail property owners are taking advantage of the slump in consumer spending to extend and upgrade their centres in preparation for the next upswing.

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Sep 8th, 2011

Top fashion chains hunt big CBD space

A short supply of big retail spaces in the CBD is hampering plans by two of Europe's top fashion chains to set up shop in Perth and reap the benefits of the state's long-term economic outlook.

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Jul 27th, 2011

Church outsources property portfolio

Lease Equity has been appointed to manage and exclusively lease the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust's WA portfolio of mixed-use properties in the Perth CBD.

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Jul 18th, 2011

General Pants Marches in to Town

Australia's leading youth retailer General Pants Co has leased its first outlet in Western Australia at 195 Murray Street Mall, Perth. The chain has 38 other stores nationally. General Pants is one of the best youth fashion retailers in the country, and has leased its flagship Western Australian store which will open its doors to the WA public for the first time on August 13. Lease Equity's Managing Director, Jim Tsagalis, negotiated the deal and confirmed "we had finalised the Lease for the premises almost 12 months ago. The site was, until recently, occupied by Angus and Robertson, which, subsequent to finalising this transaction, went into demise and now no longer exists. General Pants were very careful in wanting to be located in...

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Jul 11th, 2011

Youth retailer for CBD

One of Australia's leading youth retailers, General Pants Co, has leased its first WA outlet on the Murray Street Mall.

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Jul 11th, 2011

Thornlie centre snapped up

National property organisation Australian Unity has sold the Thornlie Square Shopping Centre to Adelaide-based property investor Nick DiMauro for $21million.

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Jul 7th, 2011

Lease Equity adds to team

Michelle Haines has extensive experience in property portfolio management and joins Lease Equity in the role of portfolio manager.

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Jun 9th, 2011

Shops shut in ‘strong’ WA

It only takes a short stroll through Perth's City shopping malls to see Australia's two speed economy in action.

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May 11th, 2011


Toni & Guy move signals trend in Subiaco Retail


A new trend has emerged in the Subiaco area whereby the prime retailing precinct has extended up Hay Street.  This has been driven by increased rents and the heightened prominence of new developments east along Hay Street. International hair stylists Toni & Guy have committed to relocating their salon and Creative Arts Headquarters, with a long term Lease to the architect designed, brand new 304 Hay Street on the prominent Townsend Street corner.

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Apr 19th, 2011


Lease Equity’s Growth Continues

Lease Equity is delighted to announce a number of new appointments adding to its growing team.

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Apr 11th, 2011

Lease Equity Grows Team

Commercial real estate company Lease Equity has appointed Shayne Eastcott as property manager.

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Mar 11th, 2011

Caution puts Perth retail rents in a holding pattern

Weak trading conditions and cautious consumer spending have left Perth retail rents in a holding pattern and Landlords and developers in the tenuous position or deferring new developments while looking after key tenants.

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Mar 2nd, 2011

Perth retail rents in holding pattern


Weak trading conditions and cautious consumer spending have left Perth retail rents in a holding pattern and landlords and developers in the tenuous position of deferring new developments while looking after key tenants. Retail specialist Lease Equity is forecasting moderate growth for Perth's retail property market this year but also says more development activity is likely to occur next year.

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Nov 15th, 2010

Senior Appointment at Lease Equity

Albert Sertorio has joined the Executive Team at property firm Lease Equity.

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Nov 9th, 2010

Waterford Plaza Surges Ahead

Waterford Plaza Shopping Centre, located opposite Curtin University and just 7km from the Perth CBD, is about to complete the first leg of its third stage of redevelopment.

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Nov 3rd, 2010

Equus in the spotlight

The recent State Government announcement of a $584 million redevelopment of the old Treasury and St Georges Cathedral heritage precinct appears certain to revitalise the eastern Mall end of the Perth CBD, with interest in surrounding commercial properties spiking since the announcement according to industry sources.

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Nov 3rd, 2010

Equus sales powered by State plans

Sales of office space at the 26-storey Equus Building have been brisk since the State Government unveiled plans to redevelop the Treasury Buildings on the opposite corner in the CBD.

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Oct 26th, 2010

New venue set to ignite Nedlands

Nedlands is increasing its prominence as a food and beverage destination with the opening of The Byrneleigh Tavern and Restaurant last Friday.

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Aug 25th, 2010

Subiaco Retail Development Extends East

A new state of the art two storey retail showroom building is nearing completion on the prominent corner of Hay Street & Townsend Road in Subiaco, with Lease Equity’s Greg Radin appointed to secure tenants for the project.

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Aug 25th, 2010

Subiaco Retail Opportunity in Corner Showroom

A new two-storey retail showroom complex due to be finished i nthree months in Hay Street, Subiaco, has been put on the rental market, to cater for high-end showroom businesses squeezed out of Rokeby Road, according to the leasing agent.

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May 5th, 2010

Push for Perth - Minister ‘would cut red tape’

Premier Colin Barnett is under pressure from property heaveyweights to appoint a Minister for Perth, amid fears the WA capital is falling behind other cities.

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Apr 10th, 2010

Business Looking Up

Steps are under way to activate oodles of forgotten space in the upper levels of buildings across Perth's CBD.

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Feb 3rd, 2010

2010 Retail Forecast

Notwithstanding some encouraging results posted in recent months, many analysts are maintaining a “cautiously optimistic” forecast for the upcoming 2010 retail market.

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Nov 5th, 2009

Space shortage drives up strip demand

Limited opportunities in Perth's premier strip shopping locations will keep rental values at current levels, as existing retailers hang onto their leases and rarely choose to exit the coveted locations.

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Nov 5th, 2009

Retail readies for new policy

Developers and shopping centre owners are making significant investments to capitalise on the state government's Activity Centres planning policy.

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Nov 5th, 2009

Confident retail sector targets growth amid resources recovery

Perth's retail property market is set for a revival on the back of an improved economic outlook, boosted by Western Australia's growing resources sector and opportunities provided by a raft of new shopping centre developments, particularly in the CBD.

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Sep 12th, 2009

Retailers quick to pick up space in Equus

Half of the 30 retail outlets in the new $280 million mixed-use Equus complex that was once the Cinema City site in the CBD have been sold in a flurry of off-market transactions totalling more than $15 million.

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Sep 6th, 2009

Enex100 tenants to keep city’s pulse up

The health of prime retail leasing in the CBD appears robust, with enex100 signing up 17 more key names into its spacious complex, many of which are making their first independent appearance in WA.

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Jul 22nd, 2009

Dome nabs Ellenbrook

The flagship tenancy in Ellenbrook's second stage has been snapped up by Dome Coffees, which will move into a brand new two-level corner building in Main Street, on the northern end of the development.

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May 11th, 2009

Consolodation for bulky goods

The local bulky goods business is entering a consolodation phase after a three-year period of sustained growth, according to industry analysts.

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Mar 23rd, 2009

Fast Food On The Go As Bank Moves In

The National Australia Bank has signed a 10-year lease to open a one of a kind branch at the former Red Rooster premises in the Murray Street Mall later this year.

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Mar 18th, 2009

Brisbane Street Life, Rents on The Rise

The last two prominent Brisbane Street properties has been leased to upmarket book and stationary designer and retailer, Life Editions.

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Feb 18th, 2009

Projects Show Confidence in WA Retail

Property developers are looking beyond the current economic gloom and are preparing for further expansion in the retail sector in Western Australia, according to a survey by Lease Equity and the Property Council of Australia.

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Jan 28th, 2009

Retail Centres Put 20pc of Expansion Plans on Hold

WA retail centres owners and developers are pushing ahead with existing plans for expansion and development worth $1.6 billion but have put on hold refurbishment and extensions in 12 centres.

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Jan 14th, 2009

CBD Attracts Top Names in The Fashion World

Perth landlords and leasing agents are successfully enticing international and national fashion clothing and accessories retailers to the CBD as part of a concerted push to stop the exodus shoppers to the Eastern States, notably Melbourne.

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Dec 18th, 2008

Small Retailers Pay Price For WA Shopping Centres Cap

WA small retailers are being forced out of big shopping centres by increasing rents that are affordable mainly to national and international brands, according to property groups.

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Dec 17th, 2008

Stakeholders Focus on Recharged CBD

Major property owners in Perth's CBD want to revitalise the retail heart using a model credited with making cities such as London, Philadelphia and Melbourne more attractive to shoppers and retailers.

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Dec 15th, 2008

Shopping Centre Marketing - More Real & Less Fluff

In this time of global economic decline, it is understandable that shopping centre owners want to ensure that expenses are kept to a minimum.

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Dec 12th, 2008

The Big Retail Issues & Trends

At the Property Council's October division lunch a panel of industry experts discussed the big issues and trends in the retail sector.

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Dec 12th, 2008

Development Survey Shows Confidence in WA Retail

Property developers are looking beyond the current economic gloom and are preparing for further expansion in retail business in Western Australia.

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Dec 11th, 2008

Suburban Shopping Centres to Spend $1bn on Growth Plans

About 236,000 square metres of extra retail space is due to come online in Perth over the next four years, according to a retail report by the Property Council of Australia (WA), with just less than half the extra space coming from new centres.

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Dec 10th, 2008

Development Survey Shows Long-Term Confidence in WA Retail Property

Property Developers are looking beyond the current economic gloom and they are preparing for further expansion in retail business in Western Australia.

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Nov 28th, 2008

Lease Equity Continues Growth

Lease Equity is proud to announce a number of new appointments to its growing list of experienced and professional staff members.

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Nov 26th, 2008

Lease Equity Appointments Grow Business

Lease Equity has announced a number of new appointments.

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Oct 1st, 2008

Top Design Makes Century City an Attractive Option

Century City is earning a reputation as an office and retail destination for high-flyers, with leading global engineering company Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR) along with its wholly owned subsidary, Granherne, pre-committing to three floors of the new landmark development.

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Sep 15th, 2008

Perth Retail Strip in Demand

Lease Equity, a specialist retail property firm in Perth, has identified Inglewood as an emerging retail precinct, extending the Mt Lawley shopping strip along Beaufort St.

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Sep 3rd, 2008

Inglewood Retail Goes National

The retail profile of Inglewood is altering, with national tenants such as Flight Centre moving alongside the traditional smaller shops.

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Sep 3rd, 2008

Inglewood now part of the Beaufort set

Demand for Beaufort Street retail space continues to grow and the precinct has expanded north through to Inglewood as a result.

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Sep 1st, 2008

Equus Development

Lease Equity and Collins Realty Group have been appointed joint selling agents for the commercial strata office component of the landmark inner city Equus Development.

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Sep 1st, 2008

Kelmscott Commercial Centre

Lease Equity and Knight Frank have been appointed joint selling agents for a proposed mixed use commercial centre on a prominent Albany Highway site in the heart of the Kelmscott town centre.

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Jul 30th, 2008

Plaza Theatre May Get a Fresh Lease on Life

The formerly grand old Plaza Theatre in the centre of Perth, abandoned since the 1980s, may soon be revived for "big format" use such as a theatre or child-care centre.

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Jul 30th, 2008

Subiaco Sets Rental Pace

Plunging the dipstick into the office leasing market via an expressions of interest campaign in Subiaco has revealed the expected huge demand, with a single floor achieving a market leading rent before the campaign even closed.

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Jul 28th, 2008

Constant Vigilance

Retail property management has become more challenging for the property firms that once had the market cornered.

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Jul 2nd, 2008

CBD Retail Rents Skyrocket

Retail in Perth's Hay and Murray Street Malls, already among the top 40 on a global scale, are set to leap by up to 100% in the next 12 months.

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Jul 2nd, 2008

Perth CBD Retail Rents Skyrocket

Retail rents in Perth’s Hay and Murray Street Malls, already among the top 40 on a global scale, are set to leap by up to 100 per cent in the next 12 months.

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Jun 24th, 2008

New CBD Precinct to Fight Suburban Malls

Inner Perth landowners may soon face a rates hike to fund a new precinct to fight off competition from suburban shopping malls.

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Jun 23rd, 2008

Changes Bring A Buzz To The City

The reputation of Perth's central business district as an after dark dead zone may be about to get a shakeup.

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Jun 23rd, 2008

Changes Bring a Buzz to City

The reputation of Perth’s central business district as an after-dark dead zone may be about to get a shakeup.

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Jun 21st, 2008

City Looking Chic as it Builds a Reputation

Glamorous Italian fashion house Prada will join Gucci and Louis Vuitton in Perth's most exclusive shopping strip for the city's on-going unprecedented retail bonanza.

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Jun 21st, 2008

City Looking Chic as it Builds a Reputation

Glamorous Italian fashion house Prada will join Gucci and Louis Vuitton in Perth’s most exclusive shopping strip for the city’s ongoing unprecedented retail bonanza.

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Jun 18th, 2008

Interesting Take On Subi Lease Strategy

The growing appeal of Subiaco as an office market has been underlined by an unusual market manoeuvre in which a centrally located offering is being leased via expressions of interest.

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Jun 18th, 2008

West Perth Site In Sweet Spot

A two-block property up for sale in West Perth is expected to ride on the coat-tails of the succesful overhaul of the adjacent New City West precint, which is being transformed into an impressive retail, commercial and residential hub.

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Jun 18th, 2008

Interesting Take on Subi Lease Strategy

The growing appeal of Subiaco as an office market has been underlined by an unusual market manoeuvre in which a centrally located offering is being leased via expressions of interest — a ploy usually reserved for sales.

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May 22nd, 2008

Bulky Goods Retailers Bank on Boom

Bulky Good retailing has emerged as a high growth retail category in Australia.

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May 12th, 2008

Retail Developments Will Change the Face of Perth

The number and scale of commercial and retail developments in Perth is unprecedented and they will change the face of the city.

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May 7th, 2008

Kmart Commits to Boom Town

Retailers and property developers have thrown their weight behind predictions Geraldton will be the State's next commercial hot spot, with discount retailer Kmart locked in as anchor tenant for a 7,600sqm shopping centre/office precinct under construction in the booming Mid-West city.

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May 7th, 2008

Kmart Secures Geraldton Site

Marret Property Group has commenced construction on the Geraldton Central Shopping Centre, to be anchored by Geraldton’s only Kmart Discount Department Store and feature over 12 specialty stores.

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Apr 30th, 2008

Kelmscott Offers Rent, Project Plans

A high profile development site with key tenants on Albany Highway, in the heart of the new Kelmscott commercial precinct, is for sale and comes with approved plans for a striking mixed use development.

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Apr 30th, 2008

High Profile Albany Hwy Development Site to Sell

A high profile development site on Albany Highway in the heart of the new Kelmscott precinct is for sale through Lease Equity.

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Apr 21st, 2008

Lease Equity Expands Leadership Team

Retail property specialist Lease Equity has appointed Chris Whincop to its leadership team as Associate Director - Property Management.

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Apr 3rd, 2008

Lease Equity Adds 50 Years Experience to the Team

Lease Equity is pleased to announce the following appointments: Bill Clohesy has been appointed as Senior Portfolio Manager at Lease Equity.

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Apr 2nd, 2008

Lease Equity Grows

Chris Whincop has been appointed to the leadership team at Lease Equity as Associate Director - Property Management.

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Mar 15th, 2008

High-end Fashion Follows the Money

As Tiffany & Co prepares to take up residence on King Street in the city and a number of other luxury brands sign leases along the retail strip, several projects under construction in the CBD are attracting national and international brands.

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Feb 20th, 2008

Rents Hit $5,000 in Top City Malls

The flurry of new CBD office precinct developments and the improved railway system is attracting a swag of high profile-tenants to the Hay and Murray street malls who are prepared to pay up to $5000/sqm for their shop space.

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Feb 13th, 2008

Vista - Greg Radin

Greg Radin, Director of Sales and Leasing at Lease Equity makes some forecasts for the retail property market.

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Feb 13th, 2008

Demand for CBD Retail Continues to Surge

Rental growth in the CBD and the calibre of tenants is at an all time high according to leading property agency Lease Equity.

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Dec 19th, 2007

Retailers Keen to be Part of Beaufort Set

The Beaufort Street strip in Mt Lawley, long the darling of arthouse cinema and restaurant aficionados, is becoming increasingly popular with "edgy" as well as mainstream retailers who are paying rents that have nearly trebled in the past two to three years.

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Dec 19th, 2007

Beaufort Street - Perth’s Premier Retail Strip

Over the past few years, Beaufort Street has experienced a changing face in retail shops, together with a range of bars, cafes and restaurants creating a vibrant and eclectic mix.

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Nov 18th, 2007

Lease Equity Expands

Lease Equity has expanded its team with the appointment of Donna Edmiston as Lease Administrator and Sally Lewis as Leasing Executive.

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Nov 15th, 2007

Suburban Centres Pay Their Own Way

With Western Australia's growing population and ecomomy, retail investors and developers are looking at the state's neighbourhood shopping centres in a new light.

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Nov 7th, 2007

Booming Retail Development

The 2007 Property Council/Lease Equity Retail Development Survey has shown that GLA for retail developments will soar by 210,000 square metres by the year 2011.

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Oct 3rd, 2007

Lease Equity Appointments

Retail property specialist Lease Equity has extended its team with six new appointments.

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Sep 15th, 2007

Mt Lawley Home to Food Chain’s First WA Offering

National fast food chain Noodle Box has opened its first WA store at 568 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, the site of former family kebab store Kebabistan.

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Sep 7th, 2007

Lease Equity Lands Another National Retailer In WA

National fast food chain Noodle Box has opened their first WA store on the emerging retail strip of Beaufort Street in Mt Lawley, situated on the fringe of the Perth CBD.

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Aug 15th, 2007

Cockburn Centre May Expand Even More

Perth billionaire Stan Perron is preparing to open the third stage of a $45 million redevelopment of the Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre next month but it may not be the last expansion for the complex.

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Jul 30th, 2007

Jim Finds Fast Track to Business Success

Taking time out from the work force to complete a postgraduate degree in business management at ECU has paid dividends for leading Perth retail property developer and manager Jim Tsagalis.

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Jul 26th, 2007

Cockburn Gateway Shopping City… In Demand

Stage Three of Cockburn Gateway Shopping City is scheduled to open in September this year.

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Jul 19th, 2007

New Name at Lease Equity

Adam Musbah has joined Lease Equity as Associate Director Portfolio Leasing.

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Jul 9th, 2007

Lease Equity Appoints New Associate Director

Lease Equity has added another Director to its management team.

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Jun 15th, 2007

Lease Equity - Five Years of Adding Value

Established in 2002, Lease Equity is celebrating five years of adding value to their client’s assets through specialised asset management, leasing, sales and consultancy services.

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Jun 13th, 2007

Lease Equity Rides the Retail Rocket

Retail agency Lease Equity has grown its turnover by more than 80 per cent since it started five years ago, and Managing Director Jim Tsagalis says the strong growth will continue.

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Jun 6th, 2007

Shopping Centre Set to Enjoy Strong Growth

Just 18 months after opening, Southern River Shopping Centre is stepping into gear with a number of leasing additions to take advantage of the residential sprawl from neighbouring estates and Exclusive Leasing and Managing Agents Lease Equity is behind the centre's expansion.

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May 2nd, 2007

WA Boom Brings in Big Buyers

Big institutions will continue to pick off suburban shopping centres as the retail property sector in WA maintains its strength, say market analysts.

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Apr 2nd, 2007

Shopping Centres - Will the Good Times Continue?

Retail property is the hot ticket amongst investors as capitalisation rates continue to fall and keen competition is experienced amongst potential shopping centre purchasers.

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Mar 8th, 2007

Lease Equity Grows

Lease Equity is pleased to announce the following appointments.

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Mar 1st, 2007

The Expansion of Property Management Skill Sets

The field of property management over the years has taken on a higher profile as the focus shifts from simple property management to value adding asset management incorporating higher skill sets required from managers.

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Feb 2nd, 2007

Retail Demand in Perth’s South-West Corridor

The continued growth of Perth's South-West corridor continues unabated as the city's population size expands.

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Feb 1st, 2007

Big Issues In Retail 2007

Lease Equity Managing Director Jim Tsagalis talks on what retail property can expect in 2007.

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Jan 18th, 2007

Appointment: Manager - Marketing & Operations

Neil Malcolm has been promoted to Manager – Marketing & Operations at Lease Equity.

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Dec 15th, 2006

Plaza - Rebirth of an Icon

Plaza Arcade is an iconic building in the Perth CBD which has retail trading roots stretching back over 175 years.

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Dec 1st, 2006

Fitouts - Managing the Process Effectively

Fitouts of retail shops, or any commercial property, are required to be undertaken with the full support of the landlord, which is invariably controlled and monitored by the appointed Property Manager.

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Nov 22nd, 2006

Retail Mix Vital for New CBD Offerings

The expected supply explosion of office space in the CBD will be met with similar new capacity in the retail sector.

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Nov 20th, 2006

Secret Harbour Fully Leased

Perth's Secret Harbour Shopping Centre has been fully leased, with 18 new specialty retailers signed.

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Nov 17th, 2006

More People Spur Centre Expansions

Booming population growth in the outlying suburbs of Perth is underpinning massive spending by property developers on suburban and regional shopping centres.

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Nov 15th, 2006

Newcomers Spark New Look for Mezz Shops

The regeneration of the Mt Hawthorn area has provided a strong demographic foundation for the redevelopment of the Mezz Shopping Centre.

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Nov 15th, 2006

Cockburn opens Gateway to a new Shopping City

Cockburn Gateway Shopping City opened Phase I of its $45 million redevelopment on Monday 13th November 2006 to a very positive reception.

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Nov 8th, 2006

Lease Equity Appointed to Manage Fully Leased Secret Harbour Shopping Centre

Specialist retail leasing and management company Lease Equity has been appointed as property managers after fully leasing the Secret Harbour Shopping Centre.

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Nov 7th, 2006

Lease Equity Appointed to Manage Warnbro Fair

Lease Equity has been engaged to manage Warnbro Fair while legal proceedings are completed against the former owner.

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Nov 7th, 2006

Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre Phase I Redevelopment Ready for Opening

Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre will officially open Phase I of its $45 million redevelopment on Monday the 13th November.

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Nov 1st, 2006

Property Managers: What do we do?

It has been said that the success of the Richard Branson 'Virgin' empire has been based on his highly astute employment of individuals who are recognised as specialists in their own field.

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Oct 23rd, 2006

Winning Lease

Retail Management group Lease Equity has been appointed to manage the $55 million Warnbro Fair Shopping Centre.

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Oct 23rd, 2006

Opening Nears for Cockburn Project

The first stage of Perth's $45 million Cockburn Gateway Shopping City redevelopment will be officially opened on November 13.

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Oct 16th, 2006

Gateway Expansion Kicks Off

The first phase of the $45 million redevelopment of the Cockburn Gateway Shopping City has been opened, with the second phase on track for completion in the middle of next year.

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Oct 10th, 2006

Lease Equity Appointed to Manage Warnbro Fair

Warnbro Fair Shopping Centre has been the subject of recent media interest after the collapse of the Westpoint Corporation and subsequent appointment of Korda Mentha as administrators of the substantial real estate interests of the collapsed company.

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Oct 5th, 2006

Lease Equity Latest News - October 2006

2006 has been a fantastic year for Lease Equity, our clients, and the Western Australian economy as a whole.

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Oct 4th, 2006

Receivers Launch Warnbro Action

Westpoint Corporation receivers KordaMentha have launched legal action in the WA Supreme Court in a bid to settle a dispute with Elderslie Property over the option on the Warnbro Fair Shopping Centre.

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Oct 2nd, 2006

Lease Equity to Manage Warnbro Fair

Lease Equity has been engaged to manage Western Australia's Warnbro Fair Shopping Centre, which is subject of a contentious option which is likely to end up in court.

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Oct 1st, 2006

Hay St Mall Reclaims Top Pedestrian Traffic Rating in Perth CBD

Pedestrian numbers are on the rise in the Perth CBD. However pedestrian flows were altered by major construction projects and the amenity of recent building upgrades.

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Sep 18th, 2006

Hay Street Mall Pulls in Perth Punters

Pedestrian traffic in the Perth CBD has increased by an average of just 1% in the past three years, according to a survey by the Property Council of Australia and Lease Equity.

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Sep 13th, 2006

Hay St Mall & Plaza Arcade the Big Winners in 2006

Pedestrian numbers are on the rise in the Perth CBD, however pedestrian flows were altered by major construction projects and the amenity of recent building upgrades in the main shopping precinct, according to a survey of pedestrian traffic in the city.

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Sep 1st, 2006

Warning: Your Property is at Risk: Please Secure

We live in an age of heightened security and a greater awareness of the threat of global terrorism.

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Aug 30th, 2006

High Flyer Joins Lease Equity as Director

Greg Radin has been appointed Sales and Leasing Director at Lease Equity.

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Aug 15th, 2006

Pedestrian Survey Predicts City Boom

Pedestrian traffic in the heart of the city has increased by an average of just one per cent in the past three years but retail specialist Lease Equity claims the modest increase is the beginning of a significant upswing for the city's retail sector.

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Aug 15th, 2006

Radin Joins Lease Equity

Retail property specialist Lease Equity has strengthened its management team with the appointment of former NSC Corporate Sales Director Greg Radin as a Sales & Leasing Director.

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Aug 1st, 2006

The Net Lease Resurgence

With the advent of changes to the Retail Tenancies Act and the inability of Landlords to recoup management fees from tenants through the leases, most Landlords adopted gross leases as the basis for rental charges.

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Jul 15th, 2006

Environmental Audits for Properties

Property Managers, in exercising their duty of care, need to ensure that the properties under their management have environmental risks identified and addressed.

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Jul 1st, 2006

Gateways Name Change

Gateways Shopping City is pleased to announce it is changing its name to Cockburn Gateway Shopping City.

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Jun 17th, 2006

Clough to Develop Showroom Space

Clough Property has commenced construction of a showroom development adjacent to Stockland's Boardwalk Estate subdivision and the Southern River Shopping Centre.

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Jun 15th, 2006

Kelmscott Welcomes a Brighter New Look

Local residents will soon have access to convenient local shopping, with the $6 million redevelopment of Kelmscott Plaza near completion.

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Jun 14th, 2006

Fashions Facelift to Drive Forrest Chase

Iconic shopping centre Forrest Chase is undergoing a fashionable facelift as Perth's cashed-up consumers drive retail rent in the State capital.

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Jun 12th, 2006

Promotion at Lease

Founding staff member Andrew Pratt has been appointed as Associate Director of Lease Equity.

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Jun 10th, 2006

Property Managers… Do You Run the Risk?

Just one of the many responsibilities a Property Manager holds is that of maintaining insurance cover.

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Jun 4th, 2006

Fashionable Forrest Chase

Forrest Chase, the heart of the Perth retail shopping district, continues to attract national and international branded fashion outlets.

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Jun 1st, 2006

Southern River Shopping Centre

Only a few months after the opening of the Southern River Shopping Centre, and due to the centre's success, Clough Property has commenced works on the surrounding Showrooms development.

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May 30th, 2006

Bulky Goods Demand Fuels Store Openings

Perth's bulky goods market shows no sign of slowing, with extensive residential development buoying demand for whitegoods, furnishings and other homewares while other Australian markets slide.

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May 15th, 2006

Southern River Goes Bulky For Goods

Clough Property Group has commenced work on adding showrooms to the Southern River Shopping Centre only months after the shopping centre being completed.

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May 12th, 2006

Profiles in Excellence - Lease Equity

Lease Equity is one of Western Australia's greatest business stories in the making. Established in 2002, the retail property consultants have already joined the ranks of Australia's industry leaders undertaking multiple transactions across the country.

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May 1st, 2006

Budgets - Be Sure to be Compliant

It is that time of year again when Property Managers turn their attention to the budget process for the forthcoming financial year.

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Apr 20th, 2006

Redevelopments - What Property Managers Need to Know

Shopping centres need to be continually upgraded to meet customer requirements, remain competitive within their trading environment and be functionally and aesthetically relevant in today's market.

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Apr 4th, 2006

Century City About to Start

Demolition is complete at the $250 million Century City development, owned by Peter Laurance's Pivot Group and ISPT, and construction on the 100 St Georges Terrace project is tipped to start in July.

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Mar 30th, 2006

Perth Shapes Up

The proliferation of shopping malls, including their development and extension, has lead to the questioning of the relevance of strip retailing.

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Mar 15th, 2006

Yield Compression - How Expert Property Management Can Deliver Greater Returns

Over recent years, yields have fallen in the purchase of commercial property as a booming economy and excess funds in the marketplace means investors are purchasing commercial property at even lowering capitalisation rates.

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Feb 12th, 2006

Lease Equity Adds to Team

Kirsteen Slessor, formally of Hawaiian Management, has been appointed leasing executive for Lease Equity. Neil Malcolm has also joined the company to oversee the business' marketing and operations.

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Feb 1st, 2006

Lease Equity News - February 2006

Since our last update I am pleased to confirm that we have added a large number of property management and leasing appointments to our portfolio. These are spread throughout metropolitan Perth in key strip locations and shopping centres.

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Feb 1st, 2006

Lease Equity News - February 2006

Since our last update I am pleased to confirm that we have added a large number of property management and leasing appointments to our portfolio.

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Jan 25th, 2006

US Book Giant Moves to Perth

Global Book, music and movie retail giant Borders is setting up its first WA store, selecting a prime Hay Street location for the launch of its assult on the Perth market.

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Jan 3rd, 2006

Bank Guarantees Versus Security Bonds

Commercial landlords invariably seek security of some form to ensure compliance with the essential terms and conditions of the lease.

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Nov 8th, 2005

Lease Equity to Manage Fully Leased Secret Harbour

Specialist retail leasing and management company Lease Equity, has been appointed as property managers after fully leasing the Secret Harbour Shopping Centre.

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Jun 15th, 2005

Plaza Arcade is About to be Fully Refurbished

The Refurbishment shall be completed by November 2005 and is to be undertaken in two stages.

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Apr 27th, 2005

Plaza Arcade $6 Million Dollar New Look

Work is about to start on a $6 million upgrade of Plaza Arcade linking the Hay and Murray Street Malls.

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Dec 1st, 2004

Regional Centres See Their Strongest Year

Regional Shopping Centres have recorded their strongest year on record on the back of a buoyant national economy and strong house-hold expenditure.

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Nov 17th, 2004

Forrest Place Facelift Attracts Full Register

The historic Commonwealth Bank building in Forrest Place will soon reclaim its place as a prominent landmark multi-million dollar refurbishment and a full registar of tenants.

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Nov 14th, 2004

Agents See Good, Bad Changes in Shopping

The Perth retail scene will suffer in the short term if deregulated shopping hours are introduced.

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Oct 28th, 2004

Beating Heart of Retail in CBD’s Refurbished Malls

The announcement of several new prestigious new tenants for St Martins Arcade is seen by many as a postive sign of things to come for Perth's shopping malls.

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Oct 6th, 2004

Oil Hike Fallout Warning

Jones Lang LaSalle has warned that high oil prices will affect retail and industrial market leasing as the cost of fuel bites into consumer spending.

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Sep 22nd, 2004

Kelmscott Shopping Centre Plan Dumped

Syd Chesson's $30 million dollar vision to transform the Kelmscott Shopping Centre has evaporated.

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Sep 1st, 2004

Flicker of Interest for Carillon Space

Multiplex wants to cash in on the city's resurgent retail sector by transforming a disused Hoyts cinema above Carillon Arcade into a new shopping complex.

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Aug 25th, 2004

Space Invaders Stalk Retail

Forecasts suggesting the amount of new retail space in Australia could jump 40 per cent in the next 18 months has sparked concern about returns from what has long been the darling of the commercial property sector.

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Aug 23rd, 2004

Lease Equity Wins and Loses

Lease Equity, the Perth retail property specialist, has lost its leasing contract for Whitford City to Westfield, but has picked up the Perron Group's Belmont Forum and Mirrabooka Square.

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Aug 11th, 2004

Lease Equity Spreads Wings

Retail specialist Lease Equity is still building its book of leasing clients, adding the Perron Group's Belmont Forum and Mirrabooka Square to the list this month.

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Jul 21st, 2004

Retail clamour fires bulky goods take-off

National companies are flooding into W A to set up warehouses and capitalise on a spending spree which has fuelled soaring demand for bousehold items.

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Jun 9th, 2004

Ocean Keys to Expand

Ocean Keys is set to double in size before September next year under a $30 million expansion by Coles Myer.

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Apr 14th, 2004

National Retailers Lift Demand in City

Demand for prime city retail space has never been stronger as national retailers bolster the market.

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Apr 4th, 2004

Westfield to Pump $50m into Innaloo

Westfield has announced a $50 million expansion of its Innaloo Shopping Centre.

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Mar 10th, 2004

Retail Makes a Return to the Terrace

The appearence of cafes in lobbies up and down St George's Terrace is just the first stage of a retail revival in the city's financial strip.

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Feb 19th, 2004

40under40

After his 40 Under 40 win this year, Jim Tsagalis says his business, Lease Equity, has continued to grow in its second year of business.

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Feb 7th, 2004

PM charms locals out of $450,000

PRIME Minister John Howard's four-day visit to WA this week was the most successful ever by an Australian PM -not in terms of votes won but in extracting money from the well-heeled party faithful.  

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Dec 10th, 2003

Hypermarket a Big New Player

Just a week after the opening of Harbour Town brand direct centre WA's fast expanding retail sector is getting a major new player with the opening of the states first hypermarket stores.

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Dec 3rd, 2003

Saraceni Mulls CBD Retail Bid

Luke Saraceni and his partner are considering an offer by a WA based fund for the $45 million Woolworths retail devolopment on Murray St Mall.

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Nov 24th, 2003

Quicksilver Joins in Perth CBD Retail Boom

Surfwear retailer Quiksilver will open a flagship store in Perth's Murray Street Mall after signing a lease for a former National Australia Bank building.

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Nov 19th, 2003

City Retailers Eye Youth

International surfwear brand Quicksilver will open a flagship store in the Murray St Mall after signing a lease for the former National Australia Bank Building.

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Sep 17th, 2003

Vacancies Going Down Market

A flurry of leasing activity in the city is pushing the vacancy bubble down into lower grade stock as tenants take advantage of competitive leasing deals to upgrade their accomodation.

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Aug 27th, 2003

City Numbers Fall Despite “Revival”

City Landlords are still to reap the rewards of rising retail property values, despite industry claims of a CBD renaissance.

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Jul 3rd, 2003

Retailers Site Sells for $2.8m

The Rowe & Jarman property at 637 Hay Street Mall sold for $2.77 million to a Perth Investor on an initial yield of 7 per cent.

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Jun 25th, 2003

Buyers Shopping for Retail Centre

More than $80 million worth of retail property in WA is set to change hands in the next few months as buyers scramble to bed down deals ahead of stamp duty increases in the new financial year.

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Jun 27th, 2002

Retail Focus Presents a Niche Opportunity

The complexities of the retail property sector have given rise to a new agency specifically focused on the idiosyncrasies of this tough market.

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Jun 24th, 2002

Retail Agency

Jim Tsagalis and Kym Thomason have established a new commercial retail agency in Perth that will provide retail and management services for the retail industry

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Jun 12th, 2002

Boutique Leasing Venture

Property Executives Jim Tsagalis and Kym Thomason have joined forces to establish a boutique commercial agency specialising in retail leasing and management.

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Feb 3rd, 2002

Whitford City Shopping Centre Expansion

Construction will start this month on an $83 million expansion of the Whitford City Shopping Centre in Perths northern suburbs.

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