Australasian Retail | First Half 2019

Research and Forecast Report

Enhance your perspective on Retail property markets with our latest Research & Forecast Report, First Half 2019.

Our latest report examines the key trends influencing various retail markets across Australia and New Zealand. 

New Zealand Market Highlights

  • Retailers face challenging market conditions, but recent data helps support more positive conditions ahead
  • Vacancy rates remain low, but supply rises in some locations will provide a dampening on rent rises
  • Investment yields remain broadly steady, but high levels of enquiry remain for prime retail assets

Australia Market Highlights

  • Australian consumers spent nearly $305 billion at physical stores in the 12 months to March 2019, which is 20 times more than the amount spent on online shopping.
  • Nine out of ten of the most visited Australian shopping websites in 2018 belong to traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.
  • The Australian retail property market continues to offer an attractive value proposition and more favourable risk-adjusted returns compared to other developed markets.

Australasian Retail | First Half 2019

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Chris Dibble

Director | Research & Communications

Auckland CBD

Chris Dibble oversees the delivery of award-winning research reports, PR and Communications for Colliers International New Zealand. With over 13 years of experience and university qualifications in economics, geography, marketing and property, Chris has a  multi-disciplinary approach that assists a broad range of clients in their strategic decision making. Chris is a regular presenter and market commentator with an extensive network of media contacts to discuss the latest insights on current and future property trends. Chris also works with in-house and external writers to curate an audience-focused content delivery strategy for Colliers.

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Leroy Wolland

National Director | Retail Leasing

Auckland CBD

Leroy focuses on national retailers in the large format retail sector. He matches his clients’ new requirements with appropriate opportunities and helps in rationalising any sites surplus to their needs.

He takes a strategic role in advising private and institutional developers and landlords on project leasing options. He also actively helps Australian retailers identify strategic opportunities to launch their brands in the New Zealand market.

Leroy is committed to delivering results to his clients.

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