“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”
Negotiating a lease, a process you can’t rush…
Over the past 12 months or so I have been involved in several lease negotiations with retailers where an impasse had been reached with both parties seemingly unable to work through their differences.
In all but one of these cases the deadlock was eventually broken and a compromise reached with both retailer and the landlord being happy with the final outcome. The negotiations were long and tedious, however it couldn’t be helped given the high stakes nature of the areas being negotiated. (more…)