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Find a new lease on life through security in commercial, retail leasing

After the turbulent year that was, it is necessary to future-proof your small business against the common pitfalls in commercial and retail leasing.

Jan 15, 2021, updated Jan 15, 2021
(Photo: @carltraw, Unsplash)

(Photo: @carltraw, Unsplash)

Join John Nicolas, Partner at Gadens Lawyers, as he discusses the key legal issues in commercial and retail leasing in 2021.

This includes looking at the impact of COVID-19, the emerging divergence in the performance of CBD and non-CBD locations, and the common pitfalls landlords and tenants experience when tackling these issues.

John will share his experience and strategies for future planning and negotiating.

This free online event will be hosted by Brisbane Business Hub, an initiative created to help businesses recover from the economic impact of COVID-19 by delivering access to resources and workshops.

Paul Spiro, Chairman of Gadens, outlined their drive to support community initiatives like the Brisbane Business Hub.

“Gadens has always been strongly and passionately committed to supporting various community based projects of significance for Brisbane,” he said.

Click here to register for the free online event. 

John Nicolas is a Partner in Gadens Brisbane’s Property and Construction Group and is recognised as an expert in retail asset leasing, management, development and capital transactions.

“The two biggest costs usually incurred by businesses are their workforce and their premises. Where premises are leased, and cost savings are required, it is only natural that the lease arrangements will be looked at closely,” said Nicolas.

“Leases have a legal element, but they also regulate the relationship between the landlord and the tenant.  Making sure that that relationship is kept strong is often more important and productive than the lease itself,” he said.

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Nicolas has worked with some of Australia’s largest (including two of the top five) shopping centre owners, managers and developers on their whole ambit of legal issues, including transactional documents, general advice and disputes.

“Through my work for both landlords and tenants, I hope to be able to give some insight into what is important for each party and how each party may approach complex situations, like those arising from COVID-19,” he said.

Nicolas continually consults on regulatory and industry issues, advising the Shopping Centre Council Australia (SCCA) on the most recent review of the Retail Shop Leases Act (Qld), advising the Property Council Australia (PCA) Queensland on the COVID-19 retail and commercial tenancies regulation and sitting on the PCA Queensland Retail Committee since 2015.

Event Details

Dealing with Challenges in Commercial and Retail Leasing

Tuesday 19 January 2021

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm AEST

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