3 Key Takeaways from the FBAA Masterclass: Phil Reichelt talks to Peter Switzer

On the FBAA Commercial Industry Masterclass live panel commercial experts discussed COVID-19 strategy for brokers and their SME clients.

3 Key Takeaways from the panel for Commercial Lease negotiation:

  1. Each state has their own Code of conduct which sets out the minimum rental abatement/deferral of what landlords must offer affected tenants
  2. Positioning clients for growth opportunities – access to sites and negotiating a lower rental or better terms – during COVID
  3. Knowing how far to push in ‘good faith’ commercial lease negotiations and what is negotiable with COVID

If you’d like to know more about renegotiating a current lease or positioning a business to take on a new commercial lease, please contact Phil Reichelt, Director of Tenant Leasing Group, for a confidential conversation. Watch Phil’s full contributions to the live panel discussion here

The panel was led by the infamous Peter Switzer of Switzer Financial Group and featured Malcolm Withers (Pepper Money Australia), Cristian Fedrigo (Get Capital), John Kolyvas (ING), Peter Vala & Per Amundsen (ThinkTank), Greg Sugar (PRP) and Phil Reichelt (Tenant Leasing Group).

Hosted by FBAA, and with thanks to sponsors Speedy Finance & Lend!

Watch the full live panel recording here.


Phil Reichelt


Phil has 25+ years experience advising and representing tenants on retail, office, industrial, large format retail, healthcare and other commercial property leasing.

A trusted veteran, Phil knows how to work negotiations in the tenant’s favour. He builds relationships directly with founders, business owners and senior executives to help optimise their business property situation.