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Week 7—13
May 2018

MKW18 7—13 May

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Dining Out: Navigating Leases For Food Startups

Food - Panel

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Is your hospo business hungry for a permanent home?

Heading out to share a meal is, for many, a highlight of the week. The hospitality industry is also the livelihood of countless Melburnians. Yet, the struggle to secure sustainable and financially viable real estate is very real for countless businesses. Moving from pop-up to permanent is tough, but we’ve got you covered. Join the pros as we figure out the best way to navigate your next big move, what’ll you’ll need and what your options are as a small business in the Melbourne real estate market.

This event is part of From the Ground Up: An Exploration of Food, Hospitality and Technology in Melbourne – a day of programming dedicated to understanding the role Melbourne plays in the wider conversation around food and innovation. Check out the full visual schedule, or download a text version.

Image: City of Melbourne / That Startup Show / Photographer Wren Steiner.

Speaker Info

Anthony Brearley

Anthony is a partner in Mills Oakley's Melbourne’s Property team. Anthony has a range of experience with more than 25 years in the property industry both in Australia as the head of a top tier property practice and working overseas on major corporate land transactions and developments.

Roscoe Power

Roscoe is a-once-upon-a-time waiter, bartender & barista now turned property development & start-up professional. After 10 years in the property and construction industry, he co-founded and became CEO of a property technology start-up called CoDev, which is tasked with solving the Australian housing affordability crisis with the support of industry leaders. Roscoe also is also a co-founder & director of Worksmith, Australia's first co-working space dedicated to hospitality professionals. Having been mentored by some of Australia’s most innovative & successful CEO’s, Roscoe is incredibly passionate about utilising the power of collaboration to inspire people to pursue innovative concepts whilst having the support of their peers.

Simone Gervasi

Simone Gervasi is a property development professional and currently holds the position of Development Manager at Melbourne based property development firm, ICD Property. Simone has over 7 years experience within the property development sector across numerous residential, commercial and retail projects. Simone is a certified foodie, so it was only natural that she keenly put her hand up to lead a large team in conceptualising and delivering the new HWKR food centre concept here in Melbourne. HWKR is the first of its kind in Australia and is loosely based on the Hawker Markets of South East Asia and the Time-Out Markets in Europe. At HWKR local, interstate and international restauranteurs are offered fully equipped, small format kitchens to test new smaller format food concepts, whilst delivering it in beautifully designed, shared casual-dining space. All the successful tenants at HWKR are rotated on short lease term, keeping HWKR's offering fresh and fun for the returning customer

Zelman Ainsworth

Since joining CBRE 9 years ago, Zelman has built a loyal landlord & tenant client base. His commitment to clear communication and understanding his client's individual drivers has helped Zelman build a strong track record of success and become a recognise name in the Australian real estate market.

Zelman enjoys working with creative and exciting retailers from all categories and restaurateurs, getting a clear understanding of their retail requirements and then going out to the market and helping them source the perfect property for their business needs.

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