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Don E Gilbert

With 30 years of hands-on experience in multiple facets of the property industry, the last 20 focused on retail dynamics, including retail shop leases, retail property valuation and current market rent, Don is an experienced retail leasing consultant.

  • Australian Lease & Property Consultants Pty Ltd
  • B Com/B Econ; Dip Prop Val; Cert Med & Arbit.
    (RICS accredited valuer expert and arbitrator; Firm Regulated by RICS)
  • Specialist Retail Valuer & Arbitrator
  • Accredited across Australia

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Phone: +61 1300 413 789
Phone: +61 (0)40963 4223
Address: Mitchelton, Brisbane, QLD 4053, Australia

Our Location

Retail Butcher Shop


Family owned business major landlord; new lease; Tenant got “stitched up” with wholesale sales brought into percentage rent. Perhaps some misrepresentation going into lease.

Lease conditions / lease terms:

New 5 year lease; 18 months into lease;

Gross rent paid: $160,000 pa;

Ran software modelling: used industry benchmarks; similar butcher shop premises (rental evidence) supported circa $100,000 pa gross;


Tenant requested Landlord renegotiated new lease terms. Gave notice, paid out creditors and closed shop down and saved 3 ½ years of his life to do other things.


Inflated rents may significantly inflate the value of any property. Prior to acquiring a property, test the veracity of the leases and rent levels.


This 30-page document is an absolute “must have” for any Tenant who is negotiating a retail lease. It is designed to help you overcome the substantial negotiation and information disadvantage that ordinary (SME) business people face when dealing with Landlords/ Lessors who work with leases every day.

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