HIGH profile retail property expert and former CBRE director Zelman Ainsworth has launched his own agency, Ainsworth Property.
Ainsworth said off the back of a challenging 2020, and at a time of disruption and uncertainty, it is exciting to launch a new player in the Australian retail market.
He said A-P will offer an end-to-end solution to retail services and he highlighted the importance of bringing together a new team of experts with a focus on building customer loyalty and facilitating growth.
“When we worked through our objectives for our AP business, we thought about all the frustrations, delays and challenges associated with retail leasing for our customers.
“We built a team of experts, aligned with key strategic partners, and have developed systems and processes to provide a service for our customers and deliver an end-to-end solution across the three core pillars of retail: retail strategy, leasing, and fit-out delivery,” he added.
Ainsworth said the global retail market is moving very fast.
Recently he told the Australian Property Institute REIV State of the Market conference that there is a global structural change currently taking place in the retail market and it has only been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is almost impossible to predict or forecast. The speed of change is incredible. In saying that, we have the opportunity to play an integral role within the revolution of retail that has been evolving for many years.
“We have never felt more excited and ambitious about retail, and we believe we are set for some innovative ideas and opportunities to use real estate in new ways and to help facilitate the growth.” Ainsworth concluded.