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How to effectively manage a lease portfolio for a maturing network.

Half-day workshop (1.00-5.00pm)

Following on from the Avoiding common pitfalls in Retail Leasing workshop, this learning event is designed for maturing franchisors and experienced leasing personnel to effectively manage a portfolio of retail leases.

This highly-interactive workshop not only provides core information, but also facilitates the exchange of information about retail properties of common interest to participants, as well as an improved understanding of site and landlord requirements.

This is an essential learning opportunity for any franchise property or site selection specialist and builds on knowledge from the Avoiding common pitfalls in Retail Leasing workshop, as well as the  Franchise Site Selection and Territory Planning workshops.

Earn 50 education credits if enrolled in the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • How to manage the administration of multiple leases
  • The importance of ongoing research about leasing and market factors
  • How to manage options and transfers
  • How to manage a portfolio for brand integrity

Workshop Outline

Lease administration

  • Administerting a portfolio schedule
  • Identifying and creating lease events
  • Creating and managing a critical lease path

Strategic lease management

  • Ongoing research to support leasing decisions
  • Leveraging time for maximum effectiveness
  • Brand management of a lease portfolio

Leasing relationships

  • Managing lessee/lessor relationships
  • Managing franchisee/franchisor relationships where leases are involved.

Resolving lease disputes

Who Should Attend

Anyone with senior responsibility for managing a portfolio of leases in a mature network, or who has more than five years experience in retail should attend this workshop, including:

  • Franchise system leasing managers and support personnel
  • Senior executives including CEO's and CFO's
  • Franchise recruitment managers and territory planners

Workshop Presenter

Phil Chapman, Director, Lease 1

With a retail career spanning over 30 years, Phil has a uniquely well-rounded background across all facets of the retail industry, from core retailing and retail property marketing, management and leasing to retailer specific consulting.

Phil commenced his career in retailing with Coles-Kmart Division in 1978 and progressed to Area Manager before joining Woolworth's Big W Division where he rose to State Coordinator (Soft Goods) for Queensland. He then entered Retail Property Management in 1988 as a Marketing Manager and went on to be appointed Centre Manager for several centres throughout Queensland for companies such as LJ Hooker, Knight Frank and eventually Byvan (now Savills), where he was State Manager (Leasing) responsible for a portfolio of 32 Shopping Centres.

Drawing on this diverse retail industry experience, Phil started what is now known as Lease1 in 1997 and is now widely recognised as one of Australia's leading Retail Shop Lease consultants. He has won numerous retail industry excellence awards, is a recognised Professional Advocate for Retailers by the Retail Shop Leases Registry, and is in demand throughout the country as a guest speaker and lecturer on retail tenancy.

2016 Scheduled Dates & Registration

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Brisbane TBA
Sydney TBA
Melbourne TBA



All workshops and events conducted by the Franchise Advisory Centre are held in CBD venues in each respective capital city.

Venues are centrally located with easy access to public transport and parking. Participants are notified of venue details upon booking.


  • Arrival and tea-break catering
  • Detailed handouts
  • Each participant will also receive a voucher worth $495+GST for a Strategic Lease Review
  • An allocation of 50 points toward the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) qualification (on completion of assessment item)
  • Workshop participation certificate

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