NSW State of the Market: Retail (N170824)

4:45pm Thursday, 24 August 2017
6:30pm Thursday, 24 August 2017
Tower Three, International Towers Sydney
Level 14, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney 300 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo, New South Wales 2000

Sydney growth brings opportunity

As part of the API NSW ‘State of the Market’ Series, we are pleased to present a panel of retail industry experts from LocationIQ, AMP Capital and Charter Hall providing their topical insights, analysis and predictions for the retail property sector. 

 Topics to be covered from our presenters include:

  • Retail market macro trends and influences
  • Census 2016 results – dinner table conversation starters
  • The fallen – retail store closures explained
  • The good – retail store/centre openings and opportunities
  • Retail myths vs. economic factors
  • Amazon: the background, what we know and potential impact?
  • Australia vs global retail differences
  • Online retail impact on physical shopping experience – bricks vs clicks
  • Institutional Owner view: performance and portfolio analysis, future trends and case studies

The seminar is a must for all property professionals who are interested or involved in the retail property sector.

An interactive Q&A session with the presenters will be included as part of the program.


SOM: Retail speakers

Read more about the presenters

Gary Horwitz
Head of Retail Management, Lendlease

Gary Horwitz is Head of Retail Management at Lendlease, and has over 20 years of experience in the industry with extensive experience both retail management and retail development.

Gary has been leading the Lendlease retail group since 2010, ensuring that the business continues to provide the best service to the Funds on existing assets, while leading initiatives in relation to new retail development opportunities and driviing a consolidated approach to retail place-making across Lendlease. Gary is currently responsible for the asset management of 16 shopping centres, in addition to delivering the pipeline of development opportunities for the Lendlease shopping centre and Urban Regeneration Retail businesses.

Gary was instrumental in the delivery of high-profile mixed-use developments, including Darling Quarter and Barangaroo. Barangaroo features hundreds of carefully curated retail tenancies, including Australia's first boutique David Jones. Other recent developments include the $1 billion Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre in WA, $230 million Caneland Central Shopping Centre in QLD, and the $250 million Macarthur Square in NSW.

Greg Malempre
Director, Location IQ

Greg commenced work in the field of economic and consumer research in December 2004. After joining Location IQ as an Associate Director in 2009, Greg was promoted to Director in July 2011. He has significant exposure and experience in the field of retail and shopping centre analysis, working closely with a diverse client base on a wide range of projects across all of the states and territories of Australia in addition to New Zealand. Greg has travelled to some of the leading global retail cities and has a keen interest in international and domestic shopping centres and retailers.

Kylie O'Connor
Fund Manager, AMP Capital Diversified Fund

Kylie O’Connor is the Fund Manager of the AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund (ADPF), a $5.2 billion wholesale fund invested in retail, office and industrial assets across Australia.  Kylie joined AMP Capital from Lend Lease where she was responsible for a number of smaller funds and retail mandates.  Kylie has had over 15 years’ experience in property funds management with a particular focus on retail assets and has been involved in the delivery of several large development projects on behalf of her wholesale investors.  Prior to this, Kylie held several roles at Arthur Andersen in the property audit and advisory business.

Greg Chubb
Group Executive - Retail, Charter Hall

Greg joined Charter Hall in late 2014 as Head of Retail, leading the group’s Retail strategy across property and asset management, leasing, marketing and development services.  In early 2016, Greg’s remit was extended to include leading the group’s Retail funds and was appointed to the Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX: CQR) board as an executive director.  Greg and his team has been responsible for growing the Group’s convenience-based retail portfolio of shopping centres, hardware, hospitality and automotive assets from $2.9 billion on commencement to $5.4 billion today.  Greg leads a team of 200+ retail specialists responsible for over 150 assets Australia-wide.   
Prior to joining Charter Hall, Greg was the Property Director at Coles Supermarkets Australia and Managing Director/Head of Retail for Sandalwood/Jones Lang LaSalle in Greater China. Greg has also previously held executive leadership roles at both Mirvac and Lend Lease.   

Greg holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Land Economy) from the University of Western Sydney, is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI) and Registered Valuer. 


4:15pmRegistration opens
4:45pmForum commences
6:30pmForum closes, followed by light refreshments
7:30pmEvent concludes

Registration Fees

Early bird (closes Friday 4 August) 
API Member$82
API Student Member$59
Non Member$105
Standard Rate (from Saturday 5 August) 
API Member$92
API Student Member$69
Non Member$115
All fees include GST 

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Full attendance at this event accrues 2 CPD points.








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