perspectives podcast

EP9: Supermarket popularity shakes up neighbourhood retail

Investors hunt local shops for mixed use potential.

July 14, 2020
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Meet our speakers

Matt Healy
Head of Retail, Elanor Investors Group

Matt is a senior executive in the property sector, with extensive experience in major property development, asset and investment management, as well as operations, leasing and construction.
As head of retail at Elanor Investors, Matt is responsible for 12 shopping centres in Australia and New Zealand. He previously held executive and senior management roles with Westfield Group, Lendlease and 151 Property Group.
Matt holds a bachelor of engineering, from the University of Technology Sydney, and an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

Lee McLaughlin
Senior Director, Property and Asset Management, JLL

Lee works with one of JLLs blue chip clients, ISPT. As the account director, she and her team manage their portfolio of 60 assets in the retail, office and industrial sectors. Prior to this Lee was the head of retail for JLL in Victoria, and joined the firm almost 10 years ago after working many years with Lendlease and GPT.


Rebecca Kent (host)
Hello listeners and welcome to another episode of JLL's perspectives podcast. Today we’re covering retail, and particularly suburban, supermarket-orientated shopping centres. They’ve been having a pretty hot run as our lives centre more around our homes, and we travel less amid the coronavirus pandemic. But increasingly, the local shops are becoming more than just a place to stock up our pantries. They’re expanding to incorporate apartments, offices, childcare centres, medical clinics and other property uses. To tell us more, I’m joined by two guests, Matt Healy, head of retail at Elanor Investors, and Lee McLaughlin, property and asset manager, and former head of retail in Victoria, for JLL. One of them leaves us with a rather profound quote: “One thing is for sure: staying still in retail is going backwards.” There it is. Keep listening to find out more. I’m Rebecca Kent and this is the Perspectives podcast.

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