Alistair  Palmer

National Director

Professional Experience

Alistair is the National Director and Business Line Leader for Australia’s market leading CBRE Retail Services Group which consists of 30 retail leasing executives across the country with sector focus on Retail Leasing, Large Format Retail and Retail Tenant Representation where CBRE is responsible for diverse range of property requirements for landlords, developers and retailers. Alistair also sits on the CBRE Australian Senior Leadership Board. 

Alistair commenced his employment with CBRE in 2004 and has been a market leading retail leasing agent throughout region for these past 12 years. With over 17 years’ experience in real estate including over 14 years in the retail sector, he has developed a thorough knowledge of the ever changing retail market and has forged excellent relationships with owners and retailers alike, having worked to create some of Australia’s best known retail destinations, including the southern hemispheres largest homemaker centre Springvale Homemaker from design conception to fully leased. From a Landlord negotiation perspective, Alistair’s extensive experience in negotiating with major retailers including Tag Heuer, Coach, Bunnings, Aldi, Woolworths, Coles, Spotlight, The Good Guys and Harvey Norman. From a retail tenant representation perspective, Alistair continues to manage retailer property requirements for Tiffany & Co, Costco and Tesla Motors.

Alistair has a very strong background in retail lease negotiation and project marketing from his previous employment which included portfolio management on behalf of the Commonwealth Bank (Retail Branch Portfolio) and a residential project marketing role with the highly successful Sydney development company, Winten Property Group. 

The retail property market is forever evolving and to stay in front of the curve Alistair maintains a position on the CBRE International Retail Council which consists of CBRE key retail executives from across the Globe who regularly share information on new retail concepts in addition to best practice shopping centre design and layout.

Very important to the growth and change of the retail landscape in Australia is associations that represent retailers and the retail property industry which is why Alistair is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centre’s (ICSC), further Alistair maintains a very strong relationship with the LFRA (Large Format Retailers Association) of which CBRE are platinum associate members and this relationship extends back over 15 years.