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Gadens is a true sector specialist when it comes to managing large retail, commercial and industrial leasing portfolios. We act for many of the largest holders of office, industrial and retail portfolios in Australia and are able to offer a national solution for the provision of all retail, commercial and industrial leasing. Over decades of experience and industry involvement, we have developed a detailed understanding of the issues which are likely to impact our clients’ portfolios.

We regularly advise on the drafting and negotiating of lease agreements and lease-related documents, interpretation of leases, rent reviews, make-good arrangements, incentives and disputes including enforcing and terminating leases.

With one of the largest retail leasing practices in the market, we cater for the day-to-day needs of over 150 shopping centres Australia-wide and have been involved in close to $3 billion worth of shopping centre developments in the past five years. Particularly strong and efficient, the sheer size of our shopping centre practice enables us to handle high volume retail leasing and as such, we regularly advise on the negotiation, drafting, settling and registering of all documentation relating to major, mini-major and specialty retail tenants as well as advice on complex and day-to-day management issues, administrative issues and compliance with retail legislation across all jurisdictions.

We act for landlords of an extensive range of commercial and industrial leasing matters including CBD office buildings, large scale warehouses, cargo and freight handling infrastructure, motor vehicle storage and processing services, storage areas, wharves, container parks, logistical centres and intermodal transport terminals. Our commercial leasing specialists have been involved in many of the largest office leasing deals in Australia in recent years.

Our Lease Disputes Team has an unrivalled depth of experience all types of disputes including retail, commercial and industrial lease disputes, contractual disputes, land tax valuations, insolvency and debt recovery. Our range of property debt recovery and leasing disputes services includes advising on complex and day-to-day property management and administrative issues; preparing and issuing letters of demand, notices to remedy, notices of termination and notices of re-entry; preparing, negotiating and finalising terms of settlement; advising on prospects of, issuing, defending and managing debt recovery proceedings; representation at mediations and advocacy in complex leasing disputes; enforcing judgements; winding up proceedings; providing advice in relation to tenant insolvency; and preparing and issuing bankruptcy notices and related proceedings.

Our proprietary platform, GPS Leasing, facilitates the online instruction and management of retail, commercial and industrial leases. GPS Leasing gives clients the control and ability to track the progress of all leasing matters and instructions. Accessible via a secure web portal, the system records and houses valuable information about an organisation’s leases and the lease production and management process.

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