How to Successfully Navigate a Lease Rent Review from Drafting to Determination (N180619)

5:00pm Tuesday, 19 June 2018
6:30pm Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Baker McKenzie - Sydney
Tower One Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Rent reviews are a critical feature of commercial leases and can result in escalated occupancy costs.  Errors and uncertainties in rent review clauses are all too common and can be costly. Tenants need an effective strategy for dealing with landlords and managing the review process to achieve optimum outcomes.  Landlords need to understand the impact of tenant requested changes.  If the matter is disputed, the effective presentation of evidence in an expert determination and/or in court is critical to achieving the right outcome.

In this seminar, real estate and dispute resolution experts from Baker McKenzie with extensive experience in these issues will be joined by experienced valuers, tenant’s representatives and leasing agents for an open panel examination and discussion of:

  • key issues in drafting and negotiating effective rent review clauses;
  • effective strategies in managing the review process to achieve the best rent outcome;
  • the role of the expert valuer in dispute resolution and what makes for a great expert submission;
  • challenging an expert determination.


Find our more about the Presenters

Sebastian Busa
Partner, Baker McKenzie

Sebastian Busa advises on structured property transactions, joint ventures and the acquisition, development and sale of industrial, commercial and mixed use developments, hotels and bifurcated property and business structures.

As a specialist advisor on property development, Sebastian is highly experienced in complex title structuring, purpose built facilities, agreement for leases, development agreements, joint venture agreements and associated trust and taxation structuring.

He also has a large commercial leasing practice and specialises in managing property portfolios for landlord and tenant clients. Clients include major property developers, major corporate tenants, institutional investors, hotels and resorts, and REITs industry participants.
Sebastian is recognised as a recommended lawyer by Asia Pacific Legal 500 2019.

David McCredie
Partner, Baker McKenzie

David McCredie is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie and member of the Australian Dispute Resolution, Product Liability and Pharmaceuticals & Health Care Groups.

David's focus is on product liability litigation and advisory work, trade practices and contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes and disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions and other Corporations Act matters. David has been recognised for his continuing role acting in major litigation in legal directories such as Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Global.

Mark Chapple
Partner, Baker McKenzie

Mark Chapple is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Sydney office. A leading dispute resolution and insolvency lawyer in Australia over three decades and "Partner of the Year " at the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards including for his work in major litigation, Mark is regularly retained to successfully resolve a wide range of major complex commercial disputes, while also taking lead roles in many of Australia's most significant corporate insolvencies over that period.

Mark is an accredited mediator, an experienced advocate and a respected author and presenter on a wide range of dispute resolution, commercial and business management topics. He was also head of Baker McKenzie's Australian and Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution practices until late 2005, and the Firm's Australian Managing Partner from late 2005 until June 2010.

Mark has also devised and presented Masters programs at the University of Technology, Sydney in Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring and Advanced Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring.

Rani Narulla
Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie

Rani is a Senior Associate within the Dispute Resolution practice group at the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie. Rani has a breadth of experience in property dispute matters, in addition to general corporate and commercial litigation matters.

Rani’s property dispute practice encompasses acting for both landlords and tenants, including large institutional investors and multinational companies, and addresses a range of issues, including those arising from compliance with Agreements for Lease, rent review disputes, breaches of leases, licence agreements, and contracts for sale.

Peter Messenger
Principal and Director, ICP

Peter is a Principal and Director of ICP, Australia’s leading corporate property strategists and the largest independently-owned company in the Australian market. With more than 35 years’ experience, Peter is one of this country’s most respected corporate property strategists. 

His experience includes serving as a Senior Managing Director at CBRE, establishing the operations of one of the very first Australian lessee specialists in GVA Grimley, and successfully operating and selling a number of his own businesses as a going concern.

As a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a Registered Valuer, Peter is without peer in his understanding of business, property valuation, lease structures, tenancy administration, rent reviews, make good disputes and tenant advocacy. He has a formidable reputation as a negotiator and has successfully represented the interests of some of the largest, high-profile corporate entities in Australasia. Peter remains an inspiration to the profession and a mentor to many industry executives.   

Simon Fonteyn
Founder and Managing Director of Leasing Information Systems Pty Limited, BCom Dip Val. M Mgt AAPI

Simon is the founder of LIS and has over 25 years property experience. He is a specialist retail valuer and is considered one of Australia’s leading consultants on retail leasing. He is regularly called on by Governments, Courts and Media to provide expert opinions on the state of the retail market.

Jonathan Carlile
Senior Valuer, Dip Val. AAPI. CPV

Jonathan is a property professional with over 25 years’ experience across retail, commercial and industrial real estate, including 17 years focusing on retail property and national retail network growth. For 15 years, Jonathan was a senior executive responsible for business development and property at Metcash Limited.

Program of Events

4.30pmRegistration Opens
5.00pmSeminar Commences
6.30pmClose followed by light refreshments

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API Student Members$48
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