“The good oil”, an old Australian expression that refers to the practice of giving reliable, sound and truthful advice on a given subject - I thought this was an appropriate name for my blog.
The following articles have been written by me and primarily relate to retail property leasing and more broadly the retail industry in Australia. They are designed to be interesting and to assist retailers, however from time to time I will also make comments and observations about economics, geopolitics and social affairs here in Australia and overseas that I believe have a bearing on the retail industry.
All articles that I write are my own personal views and whilst I take great care when researching all subject matter, anyone reading these articles should do their own research and should not rely on any views expressed in my blog. You should always do your own independent research to satisfy yourself before embarking on any business venture.
I hope you enjoy my blog, “The Good Oil”
Good landlord relationships, a must……!
I was recently speaking to a leasing executive friend of mine who is with a large retail property trust – we were discussing various issues within the industry, in particular retailer relationships and people who do what I do, negotiate leases on behalf of retailers.
After some banter, the leasing executive became quite serious and said that he really didn’t like dealing with certain lease negotiators and some retailers. When I asked why that was the case, the leasing executive said they were just too difficult to work with and were often abrasive. At first I thought he was having a tacit jab at me, but thankfully he assured me that he was talking about a handful of individuals within the industry, not myself. (more…)