Chesters Real Estate is a private real estate agency specialising in the Brisbane commercial property market.
Our areas of focus are:
• Retail lease negotiations
• Project leasing
• Asset & development site sales
• Tenant representation
Our office is located in James Street, Fortitude Valley – Brisbane’s premier design & lifestyle precinct. Since 2012 Chesters Real Estate has established a reputation of bringing some of the best national and international fashion and food & beverage retailers to Brisbane including:
Messina Gelato | Camilla & Marc | Betty’s Burgers
Hellenika Restaurant (QLD No.1 Restaurant 2018)
Bassike | Dion Lee | Love Stories
We also pride ourselves on our relationships and access to the best local retail Queensland has to offer.
Our work focuses in and around the Brisbane CBD and we are proud and fortunate to work on some of the most interesting and significant recent developments in Brisbane as the city has evolved. These include:
The Calile Hotel, James Street Fortitude Valley | 3,000 + sqm of fashion & food and beverage retail
Haven, Gasworks Newstead | Project lease including Miele, Ecco Bistro, Betty’s Burgers, Salt Meats Cheese, Cheeky Poke
Fish Lane, South Brisbane | Evolution of Brisbane’s cultural and dining precinct in South Brisbane – leases to Chu the Phat, Messina Gelato, Starbucks
The Westin Hotel, Brisbane | Restaurant space below the 300 room 5 star hotel on Mary Street, Brisbane CBD
James Street, Fortitude Valley | Leases to Bec & Bridge, Aje, Brooklyn Beauty, Jardan, Style Craft, Assembly Label, Jocelyns Provisions, SABA, Auguste the Label, Mister Zimi, Venroy, Calexico Man, St Agni
In addition to over 20 years of combined real estate experience, our directors Greer Gittoes and Michael Platsis have extensive personal experience in the retail sector through owning and operating food & beverage venues and working in commercial property finance. This gives us a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics of this sector, enabling us to provide our clients with informative and relevant advice and information for their asset.
Greer Gittoes established Chesters Real Estate in 2012 after recognising the opportunity for a dedicated and specialist Brisbane retail agency. Chesters has since evolved into a market leader for speciality retail leasing and has developed a strong reputation of working with the most dynamic retail brands. Greer has also worked as a property analyst in London, Suncorp Group in Property Development & Finance, and has successfully run her own food and beverage business.
Greer is well known for her ability to identify the best tenants and her creative and effective approach to lease negotiations.
As Director at Chesters, Michael Platsis takes a hands on approach with our clients and their projects. Whether it be managing the retail leasing of a new development or implementing a strategy to maximise the value of an asset before sale.
Michael has been fortunate to have worked in the Brisbane commercial property markets for 8 years, in management positions at Wright Property Group (now Cushman Wakefield) and CBRE. With experience in retail and commercial leasing, asset and development site sales, Michael has benefited from the exposure to these markets and gained a comprehensive understanding of commercial property in Brisbane.
Executive Assistant at Chesters, Caitlyn coordinates internal office administration, using meticulous detail in the preparation and execution of formal documentation, drafting and marketing. Her Diploma in Human Resources, coupled with eleven years in hospitality has built a humble approach to customer service and client interaction, allowing a rounded perspective to the workplace.
During her time with the Jamie Oliver Group, Caitlyn has successfully opened restaurants in both London and Australian venues. Working more recently in Harvey’s Bistro has fine-tuned an understanding of the James Street precinct and the well-established business culture attached. Confident and well-versed in accommodating professionals in diverse industries, Caitlyn practices discretion and mindfulness, whilst allowing her humour and genuine charm to surface