The Empire

Empire Retail Property Experts is a licenced boutique Real Estate Agency specialising in all facets of shopping centre leasing, development, and planning.

Based in South East QLD; the EMPIRE RPE Team operate Australia wide while providing its clients with the unique opportunity to access and leverage more than 50 years of combined institutional, landlord, tenant and agency expertise. 

Empire RPE was born out of the mutual desire of 3 respected property professionals to fill the growing demand from astute institutional and private shopping centre landlords looking for high-quality strategic leasing solutions and asset planning without the burden of recruitment and retention normally associated with top tier leasing and development executives.


In October 2018 Empire Retail Property Experts was launched with Miles Stewart, Scott Bollard and David Fairbairn combining to deliver a full spectrum leasing platform for its seed clients Abacus Property Group. Fast forward 12 months and the team are at it again bringing success for its various clients. 

Our experience includes working for some of the biggest names in Australian retail property:

  • Abacus Property Group
  • Charter Hall Group
  • ISPT
  • KKR Private Equity
  • Mc Connaghy Group
  • Retail Food Group
  • Stockwell Property
  • Suncorp Group
  • Zagame Corporation

Our Expertise

The Empire RPE team use their extensive national retailer relationships as well as their unique ability to engage with local retail communities quickly building trust in order to drive asset value and sustainable leasing deals while leveraging best possible outcomes for its clients.  

Our expertise covers all aspects of shopping centre development and leasing; complete asset life cycle reviews and lease planning from acquisition through to divestment and exit strategies. We cover all retail asset classes including Strip Mall retail, local centres, Neighbourhood centres, Convenience-Plus centres, Sub-Regional centres, Regional and Major Regional shopping centres.

The Experts

Scott Bollard


 Scott has enjoyed a 20+year property career specialising in shopping centre leasing and strategic asset planning for both institutional and private clients alike.  

Scott's career includes National Leasing Manager for Abacus Property Group, Regional Leasing Manager for Charter Hall, 

Leasing Executive for Stockwell Property Management as well as Leasing Consultant for PRD Realty Surfers Paradise/Colliers International.  

David Fairbairn


  David brings with him over 15 years of experience in Leasing representing both Landlords and Tenants, including the strategic project and static leasing for both Abacus Property Group and Charter Hall’s shopping centres portfolios.  

David also has extensive experience working with tenants previously representing  Donut King and Brumby's Bakery as well as negotiating for Suncorp Group on their retail portfolio nationally. 

Miles Stewart


Prior to Miles being appointed CEO of Triathlon Australia;  he held the role of Head of Leasing for Charter Hall, a $14.5 billion property funds management business looking after all facets of their Retail Shopping Centre Leasing & Delivery platform. This included shopping centre acquisition due diligence, development feasibilities,
lease administration, tenancy delivery, and leasing. Miles also had an extremely successful career as an elite athlete in the sport of triathlon, achieving two World Championships, numerous ITU World Cup wins and a Commonwealth Games silver medal in Manchester in 2002. He had the honour of being the first Australian home in the men’s event at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, finishing sixth overall. In 2009 he was an inaugural inductee into the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame.


Leasing Resourcing

  • Project Leasing
  • Static Centre Leasing
  • Tenant Dispute Resolution
  • Landlord Representation
  • Tenant Representation

Lease Negotiation & Documentation

  • Vacancies
  • Renewals
  • Remixing
  • Relocations
  • Lease Surrenders
  • Lease Variations
  • Licenses and Casual Agreements
  • Complete Leasing Documentation suite
  • Leasing, Tenancy Delivery, and Lease Administration tracking
  • Leasing Reporting
  • Leasing process and workflow management
  • Tenancy Inspection/Condition Reports and Design Critique Reports
  • Team Integration and collaboration tools

Centre Master Planning & Leasing Strategies

  • Leasing Budgets and Feasibilities
  • Forecasting & Expiry Profile Management
  • Centre Composition Summaries
  • Usage Gap Analysis
  • Centre Precincting & Mix Curation
  • Right Tenant Right Location
  • Centre Repositioning
  • Defensive Leasing Strategies
  • Target Tenant Strategies
  • Highest & Best Use  
  • Strategic Churn
  • Value-add

Strategic Partnerships

Empire RPE also has long term established partnerships with the following industry specialists in order to offer its clients access to the following expertise and services:

  • Development feasibilities and Town Planning Approvals management
  • Tenancy Coordination and Delivery
  • Retail Design Management
  • Lease Administration
  • Legal representation

Leasing Opportunities

Broadbeach, Gold Coast (QLD)


The Oasis Shopping Centre

Elanora, Gold Coast (QLD)


19th Avenue Shopping Centre

Lutwyche, Greater Brisbane (QLD)


Lutwyche Market Central & 120 Chalk Street

Ashfield, Greater Sydney (NSW)


Ashfield Mall Shopping Centre

Contact Us

Empire Retail Property Experts

P.O Box 1838 Broadbeach, QLD 4218

Scott Bollard 0403 064 568 | David Fairbairn 0437 406 341 | Miles Stewart 0405 318 200 |