Retailers + Shopping Centres


We partner with Australia’s leading retailers to help
them make informed investment decisions.

Location iQ has been trusted by some of the biggest names in the retail industry in Australia for over 15 years. The likes of Woolworths, GPT Group, Vicinity Centres, Dexus, Scentre Group, Lendlease and AMP and many others rely on our advice to help them make accurate, profitable investment decisions. We help our clients assess the feasibility for new store or centre locations and asset management. We also help them sure up their strategies to optimise their network or portfolio.



Our unrivalled knowledge in the retail sector has
evolved from our extensive experience across:

All retail types: No one else can match the breadth of our experience across all types of retailers – from supermarkets to lottery kiosks, big-box retailers to smaller regional centres, individual chain stores to transit shops in hospitals and airports.

All geographical locations: We have helped retailers thrive all across Australia and NZ. We have the experience and data to support businesses who want to place themselves in the busy CBDs, right through to more remote regional areas. Wherever you want to grow, we’ll help you.

All assets: We help retail owners optimise the value of their portfolio across all aspects of the asset lifecycle. Including Asset Management, Investment Management, Capital Transactions, Development, and Research teams.


We assist our clients with:

  • Knowledge around market changes, demographics and consumer trends.
  • Understanding each asset’s unique market characteristics.
  • Projecting how their assets will grow/change over time.
  • Store network/portfolio strategy.
  • Identifying acquisition/divest opportunities.
  • Finding opportunities for expansion/redevelopment potential.
  • Sales and leasing documents.
  • Imparting industry and economic trends which may impact the future potential of an asset or property portfolio.
  • Scenario planning – Base case vs. Development scenarios.
  • Quantifying competitive impacts.
  • Highlighting gaps in the market – both at a category and individual brand level.
  • Economic impact assessments – as part of development applications to Council.
  • Expert witness testimony – aid in planning courts and tribunals.


We tailor our approach to our clients and their assets by utilising a combination of:

  • The extensive experience of our team.
  • Our unrivalled proprietary database.
  • Our comprehensive range of external data sources – from various population forecasts, mobile phone pings, transactions, Census, Mapbox activity and CommBank iQ spend.
  • GIS technology – which is used to visualise metrics such as trade areas, socio-economic and spend data, competition, population growth and mobile phone visitation.


From airport hubs to child care developments. Wellness centres to
large shopping centre chains. We’ll find the best spot for you to thrive.


Our clients range from major national retailers (such as Woolworths, Big W, Dan Murphy’s, Harris Farm, and The Lottery Corporation) to major real estate investment trusts and property developers including Lend Lease, Stockland, Dexus, AMP, Scentre Group, Vicinity Centres, and The GPT Group. We also advise many private developers.

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