Well operated: Industry revenue has grown despite strong competition from online shopping

Strong investor demand for retail property has boosted capital values over the past five years, driving revenue growth in the Retail Property Operators industry. However, retail property operators have been battling many of the same problems as the retail sector. Competition from online retailers and an oversupply of retail property have been among the key challenges. While vacancy rates have improved over the past five years, this is expected to be due to the increasing use of long-term leasing agreements.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 13.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $36.4 billion. This includes an expected increase of 4.9% in the current year, as strong growth in online shopping limits demand for retail space...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing demand from overseas investors has contributed to the industry’s expansion
  • Many retailers have gone out of business, creating occupancy issues for some industry players
  • Consumer sentiment will remain a critical issue for retailers over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Retail Property Operators industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on labour costs, an estimated $0.51 is spent on capital costs. However, the level of capital investment required to operate a property unit varies depending on the size, location and type of retail property. While investment in a single commercial property, such as a small shopfront, might not require a significant level of ongoing administrative or labour input, investment in large properties like shopping centres and department stores is more labour-intensive. Significant capital is required to finance the acquisition of retail property assets. This indicates that the industry is highly capital-intensive...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Retail Property Operators Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Retail Property Operators are:

  • Financial structure of the company
  • Management of a high quality assets portfolio
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from retail trade and Consumer sentiment index in the Retail Property Operators industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Retail Property Operators Industry?

    Industry operators primarily engage in leasing retail property.

    Industry Products
  • Regional retail premises
  • Sub-regional retail premises
  • CBD retail premises
  • Neighbourhood retail premises
  • Large format retail premises
  • Strip retail premises
  • Standalone retail premises
  • Other retail premises
  • Industry Activities
  • Retail property renting or leasing (as owner or leaseholder)
  • Retail building renting or leasing (as owner or leaseholder)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from retail trade
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Business confidence index
  • Cash rate
  • Demand from online shopping

  • Current Performance
  • Investor activity
  • Retail sector woes
  • Location is everything
  • Foreign retail influx
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Supply
  • Retail conditions
  • Table: Retail Property Operators Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Retail Property Operators Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Finance
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Air Conditioning and Heating Services
  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Electrical Services
  • Painting and Decorating Services
  • Plumbing Services
  • Real Estate Services

  • Products & Services
  • Regional retail premises
  • Strip retail premises
  • Sub-regional retail premises
  • Neighbourhood retail premises
  • CBD retail premises
  • Large format retail premises
  • Standalone retail premises
  • Other retail premises
  • Chart: Retail Property Operators Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food retailers
  • Consumer goods retailers
  • Food-service establishments
  • Heavy-duty product retailers
  • Other retailers
  • Household goods retailers
  • Hospitality venues
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Retail Property Operators Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Retail Property Operators

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Retail Property Operators Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Scentre Group,
  • Table: Scentre Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Retail Property Operators Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Retail Property Operators Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Stands for Australian real estate investment trust. A trust, which is usually listed on the ASX, holds a portfolio of real estate, allowing investors to buy units in the trust.
  • Anchor Tenant
  • A retail tenant that brings business to a shopping centre. They are typically the largest and most popular store in the centre.
  • Non-Core Assets
  • Assets not required for the long-term operation of the business. They are likely to be sold and mainly comprise high-risk properties.
  • Vacancy Rate
  • The amount of space unoccupied as a percentage of total available space.
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