Advisory Committee

  • The Tenancy Advisory Committee exists to provide the retail industry with a centralised platform of thought leadership specific to retail tenancy and leasing practices. 

  • The Committee consists of leading property and leasing professionals to provide guidance to the ARA and members on a range of leasing issues. 

  • As a forum to understand industry best practice, the Committee supports retailers succeed by responding to emerging issues and supporting ARA advocacy. 

  • Eligibility: Senior property and leasing managers or equivalent roles nominated by premium ARA members  

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Darryl Behrendorff

Group Property & Network Development Manager of API


  • Supporting advocacy on state and territory rent relief provisions 

  • Monitoring and reporting on industry codes of practice

Key Recent Issues

  • Legislative and regulatory developments 

  • Leasing and negotiation strategies to support retailers’ cost savings 

  • Turnover and sales reporting 

  • Transparency in leasing arrangements 

For more information, please contact the secretariat for this committee: araadvisory@retail.org.au

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Phillip Chapman

Founder and Chairman of Lease1
Phillip Chapman is one of Australia’s leading retail industry experts

Participating Retailers include:

Super Retail Group, 7 Eleven, Bakers Delight, API, ProVision, Spec Savers, Country Road Group, Florsheim and many more.