Member Webinar | Retail... But not as we know it

2:30pm Tuesday, 9 March 2021
3:30pm Tuesday, 9 March 2021
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Consumer spending plunged by a record 16.4% in April 2020, but one category saw a bounce: non-store retailers. According to, online retailers like Amazon have seen a jump in sales as shares of the Seattle-based company have gained nearly 30% in 2020. So, what is the future for retail property? What innovations or developments are transforming the face of retail globally? How will these trends impact Aotearoa and what should we be investing in now for the future?

Join speaker Chris Dibble of Colliers New Zealand Limited, who will provide an update on how COVID-19 has highlighted the fragilities of the retail sector and fast-tracked the structural changes that were already taking place. Chris will showcase local and global examples of how some retailers and landlords are reacting positively to the opportunities and positioning themselves for the future.

Linda Trainer of Kiwi Property will provide an update on some of the key trends emerging in the retail sector, including the way in which local retailers have adapted to the evolving operating environment. She will also talk about the evolution of the traditional shopping centre and the exciting opportunities presented by the rise of mixed-use.

Register today for an inspiring look at the retail property market from those in the know.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.


Gerard Earl 

Director, Colliers New Zealand Limited

Gerard joined Colliers New Zealand Limited after 6 years working for listed property funds, KIPT and DNZ Property Fund in both leasing and shopping centre management roles. Gerard has solid knowledge and experience in management, leasing, redevelopment and strategic planning.

At KIPT, Gerard was part of the Centre Management and project team responsible for delivering the recently redeveloped Centre Place, Hamilton. More recently, his role with DNZ Property Fund saw him managing the fund's retail assets in Johnsonville, Wellington and being involved with the strategic planning of the proposed redevelopment of that site. Gerard is a key member of the Wellington Regional Committee, Property Council NZ.

Chris Dibble

Director, Research and Communications, Colliers New Zealand Limited

Chris Dibble oversees the delivery of award-winning research reports, PR and Communications for Colliers New Zealand Limited New Zealand. With over 13 years of experience and university qualifications in economics, geography, marketing and property, Chris has a  multi-disciplinary approach that assists a broad range of clients in their strategic decision making. 
Chris is a regular presenter and market commentator with an extensive network of media contacts to discuss the latest insights on current and future property trends. Chris also works with in-house and external writers to curate an audience-focused content delivery strategy for Colliers.

Linda Trainer

Asset Manager, Kiwi Property 

Linda has overall responsibility for the strategic and operational aspects across the asset classes, with a view to optimising their investment performance. She has more than 20 years' experience in property, retail, management and marketing. Prior to joining Kiwi Property in April 2018, she was most recently New Zealand Regional Manager at Scentre Group.


This event is member-only.

This event is complimentary for all members. Property Council membership is by organisation/company. All employees of member companies are members by default.

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Contact Information

Nicole Ramage

Wellington Regional Manager

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