Leasing – Retail Property


In a successful retail business the goodwill is the asset. Stock and fittings depreciate, but goodwill appreciates. The goodwill is the location and the location is secured by your retail lease. Without a secure lease your goodwill, your asset, is worthless.

That is why after staff costs Rent is usually your major operating cost. It is also the least flexible. So the negotiation and maintenance of the lease is the most important single business transaction you will undertake.

The shopping centre experts at BDA Property Services have represented hundreds of independent and national brand retailers in their dealings with Landlords, from the corner store to major regional shopping centres.

It is our business to understand your business.


What can BDA Property Services do for you?

     Save you a lot of money, time and stress. We will plan and prepare recommendations for you on appropriate terms for any transaction or dealings you may have with your Landlord, represent you in negotiations with the Landlord and clearly explain and vet the documentation from an experienced commercial point of view.


Why will it save you time and money?

     Because the skills you need to run a successful retail business are not the skills you need to successfully negotiate your shop lease. Negotiating shop leases is all BDA Property Services do, all day, every day.  It is not surprising our clients achieve much better results when renewing their lease than a BDA Property Services trying it alone.

We are not real estate agents, and act exclusively for tenants. We never take fees from property owners because we work for you, the tenant, to get the best result for your business.


What our clients say about us.

  • "A quick one to say thanks for Tuesday night. I thought it was a great venue, great atmosphere and a bunch of knowledgeable and colourful business people. Hats off mate!" 

    Chris WalkerWriter & Editor, Wordfox
  • "Mark has extensive franchising and business experience and combines this knowledge with great enthusiasm and drive. He is a brilliant person for bouncing ideas around and always brings creativity and a fresh perspective to the table. Would recommend Mark for his wide ranging abilities in policy, strategy, industry knowledge and innovative thinking."

    Jackie DihmOwner, FitChips
  • "Mark and I always seem to catch up at just about franchising event around the country. He is deeply immersed in the business community and is a great source of help and advice when required. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and a really nice guy who is always a pleasure to catch up with."

    James ScurrManaging Director, Cashflow It
  • "Mark brings a sense of energy and positivity to everyone he meets. I have total trust in him as a fellow consultant, and together we are able to get great outcomes for a client we jointly work with. He has an instinctive understanding of how businesses work, and is able to bring structure and systems which enable businesses to replicate and grow. He is comfortable working with financials, whilst his greatest strength is probably his insight into people. Mark is supportive and encouraging, yet not afraid to be honest and forthright when required. I look forward to working with Mark on future projects."

    Jayne GriffithsHR Director, My Hr Adviser
  • " I must say you put things in a way that made me understand things and I really got lots from our session and plan to be making changes in the future. I look forward to the next steps in our meetings." 

    Sandy AndersonManaging Director, Spruce Ups
  • " On behalf of Legalwise Seminars, we wanted to thank you for chairing our Franchise Law seminar. We are extremely appreciative of your significant contribution. Overall, the feedback received from the seminar has been excellent and we are delighted with the outcome." 

    Sintija DobrotinsekProgram Manager, Legalwise
  • " Mark has an extensive franchise consulting and business development practise in WA and beyond, and is an active contributor to the franchising industry through his membership of the Franchise Council of Australia WA Chapter Committee. Mark is a diligent and hard working adviser and he generously shares the benefits of his knowledge and experience with others for the betterment of franchising as a whole. Amongst Mark's outstanding qualities as an adviser are his willingness to rigorously pursue improvement and challenge the status quo, and to be honest and direct in his advice."

    Veronica JumeauxPartner, HWL Ebsworth
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