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Proposed Changes to the Retail Leases Act

In an effort to improve the longevity and continue the year on year growth of approximately 4.8% of Victorian Small Businesses, the Andrews Labor Government are looking to introduce amendments to the Retail Leases Act that will cut red tape and will benefit small business owners and Landlords alike as Property Manager Amanda Hart explains. A recent announcement made by the Andrews Labor Government regarding changes to the Retail Leases Act could mean less confusion around legal obligations and lease…

The Miles of Commercial Property

Executive roles for women in the commercial/industrial property sector are steadily growing and Crabtrees prides itself on growing its female staff into management roles. Senior Executive Megan Miles has exactly that, many miles under her real estate hat including starting in humble roles at some well-known residential agencies in 2005 and working her way through to her current position with more than 10 years of industrial commercial experience now behind her. “I began at Crabtrees in 2008, as administrative support…

Dex Collections Client Journey Part Two

Jack Xu, director of promotional products supplier Dex Collections reached out to Crabtrees senior executive Andrew Loudon early last year to find a larger facility to support the exponential growth of his business. Offering a wide range of promotional gifts including stress shapes, bags and pens, Dex Collections has an international reputation, importing and wholesaling products in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, as well as creating products through two Chinese factories. Currently based in Dandenong South, Jack found he…

AG Holding & Co and Campbell Constructions Client Journey Part Two

Trent initially began his own search online and looked at a few options which Crabtrees Senior Executive, Murray Barker, was managing. ‘I’ve been really happy with the service from Murray and Crabtrees throughout the whole process.’ ‘My grandfather started the business about 60 years ago. When he passed away in his thirties, my grandmother ran it and then it was sold in the mid 1980s. My dad bought it back in the early 1990s and that’s when I came on…

Office Design | Staff Morale

‘During the design process, it was important we considered a number of features. We wanted the team to feel an ownership of their workspace, to have a place where they belong" Crabtrees General Manager, Kerri Beinke. If you truly want to make your team feel excited about the prospect of work each morning, the office space has to feel inviting. Staff morale and the office environment play a huge role when it comes to the overall happiness of your team.…

Dex Collections Client Journey Part One

Crabtrees senior executive Andrew Loudon knew when Jack Xu of Dex Collections approached Crabtrees that they would need to take their time to find the right property. ‘He was in desperate need for a bigger property, but we showed him a few existing office warehouses and they just didn’t have what he needed,’ says Andrew. ‘So then we started looking at designing and constructing a new facility.’ Andrew was determined to find the right piece of land for the project.…

Land Tax 2019 | What you need to know

By now, most entities that own property will have received their 2019 State Revenue Office (SRO) issued Land Tax Assessment Notices. For many there has been a significant increase on their previous notices. This has raised some questions from our clients so we have put together a summary of the tax, the issues for 2019 and points to consider if you want to challenge the notice. By now, most entities that own property will have received their 2019 State Revenue…

Part Two Client Journey | Briner - Total Signage Solutions

When Briner were looking for their new HQ, Con approached Chris armed with a brief detailing the requirements for size, location and layout. Crabtrees director, Chris McKenzie, and Briner managing director, Con Tsakonas, have worked together for the past 15 years. ‘Briner supply the Crabtrees signboards and Con and I have forged a strong working relationship over many years working together,’ says Chris. When Briner were looking for their new HQ, Con approached Chris armed with a brief detailing the requirements for size,…

Client Journey | Briner - Total Signage Solutions

For the past 15 years Crabtrees Director, Chris McKenzie, has worked closely with Con Tsakonas, Managing Director of Briner, forging a strong working relationship. For the past 15 years Crabtrees Director, Chris McKenzie, has worked closely with Con Tsakonas, Managing Director of Briner, forging a strong working relationship. Offering quality signage and installation solutions to the market, including supplying the Crabtrees signboards, Briner have been operating for over 70 years and have established a loyal customer base and a stellar reputation. To support the…

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