COVID-19 – Commercial Leases; the current change to the market, the Code, the financial requirements and the future for Australia

Date - 01 May 2020
Venue - Webinar

Bartier Perry is pleased to join forces with CBRE and RSM to present this seminar on the effects that COVID-19 is having on the commercial and industrial leasing markets.

During this webinar, we will focus on:

  • The macro-economic effect COVID-19 is having on the commercial and industrial sectors and the future predictions on these sectors in light of COVID-19;

  • The National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct (Code) for commercial leases during COVID-19; and important tips to remember when negotiating with landlords and tenants under the Code;

  • What financial information should be prepared and provided to aid in negotiations under the Code; and

  • Practical considerations for organisations over the next three months’ as workplaces commence reopening.



Tristan Gannan, Senior Director, Advisory & Transaction Services – Occupier, NSW at CBRE

Tristan is one of the most experienced tenant representatives in the Sydney market and has advised major local and global organisations in their real estate matters. In 2019 across Australia our advisers negotiated on behalf of 342 organisations in transactions totalling over 450,000 m2 of office space.

Melissa Potter, Partner in Property and Planning Team at Bartier Perry

As a Partner of Bartier Perry’s Property Group, Melissa has over 20 years’ experience acting for landlords and tenants in drafting, reviewing and negotiating industrial, commercial and retail leases and agreements for lease. Melissa’s clients include institutionalised landlords, tenants and businesses.

Patrick Flanagan, Partner in Business Advisory Services at RSM Australia

As a Partner of RSM Australia’s Business Advisory Services, Patrick has over 30 years’ experience advising SME owners on acquisitions, structuring, raising capital and improving financial performance. Patrick advises business in a number of primary, secondary and tertiary sectors including IT, manufacturing, construction, health care, retail and mining services.

Nicole Fitzgerald, Head of Workplace Strategy and Change Management at CBRE

Over the past two years, Nicole’s team has impacted over 591,000sqm of workspace and inspired over 41,000 people to connect, create and contribute to a better working world. Nicole is currently involved in the CBRE Taskforce for Reopening the World’s Workplaces, actively supporting clients in developing and implementing plans and protocols and forming recommendations about how to rethink, reopen and reoccupy workplaces when the time comes.


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