Jillian Cressey has over 25 years of specialised retail property knowledge including shopping centre leasing, rent reviews, lease renewals and tenancy management strategies together with advising retail clients in the formulation and implementation of acquisition and disposal strategies. Jillian has established successful relationships, from the leading Australian retailers and landlords, major space users and major international brand-names, through to specialty and 'niche' operators in a wide range of sub-sectors.
Jillian's professional focus is on adding value to her clients' business and investments, whether through the achievement of the most appropriate and 'up to the minute' tenancy mix solutions, by sourcing the latest in retail concepts, by optimising the level and quality of sustainable income, or by identifying the ideal locations to meet specific retailer requirements.
Having worked extensively in Australia and the UK, Jillian has a detailed understanding of the key drivers of retail property markets, both from an investor/developer's viewpoint and from an intimate working knowledge of the structure of different retail businesses and the decision-making processes within those businesses. This insight has provided the strong basis for the successful negotiation and conclusion of hundreds of leasing transactions across a broad range of retail, food & beverage and leisure/entertainment uses.
Jillian's strong understanding of her clients' business needs, her emphasis on client service and renowned tenacious approach combine to create successful and value-adding outcomes.
One of the recent successes of Jillian’s career was her role as Leasing Manager for Ipoh Management Services, Sydney. Jillian was responsible for the development and implementation of leasing plans and objectives for their four Sydney CBD Centres – The Queen Victoria Building, The Strand Arcade, The Galleries Victoria and No.1 Martin Place. This role involved constant exposure and communication with over 400 Australian and international retailers.