Powerful property strategies

We have a keen understanding of the requirements of corporate organisations. We know you have a brand to protect and a bottom line to grow. Finding the best retail, industrial or commercial property to expand your business and undermine your competitors is key.

That’s why we use every ounce of our property advisory and lease negotiation experience and expertise to find innovative property strategies for you. To achieve market-leading commercial lease terms for you. To obtain the best properties – both on and off the market.

We invest time at the right points within the site selection process so that you don’t have to – we reduce 60 hours of your time into just 3.

Our cost-effective service will not only see you achieve those market-leading commercial terms, we also manage your occupation costs throughout the lease cycle, gaining you savings that far outweigh our fees.

Proactive lease management

We understand the need of corporate organisations to manage their occupancy costs, reduce their property risks and protect the future tenure of their properties.

Property costs are generally the 2nd largest business cost. We can help grow your bottom line by managing your property costs. Freeing you up to focus on growing your top line revenue.

We will manage your occupation costs throughout the lease cycle, gaining you savings that far outweigh our fees


“Marcus has been invaluable in helping Waitomo locate, source and qualify properties and negotiate commercial terms for our leases and acquisitions. I contracted Marcus to expand our service station network based upon his property, legal and financial expertise and previous experience rolling out retail networks in New Zealand and Australia.

Marcus’ persistence and tenacity in sourcing qualified properties for Waitomo has paid off in terms of money and time. I would recommend Marcus to any retailer, hospitality or location-based business looking for properties to expand its business.”

Simon Parham, Chief Operating Officer, Waitomo Petroleum Limited

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Grow your brand, grow your business

With significant franchise experience, we fully understand the particular requirements of franchisors wanting to grow their business through establishing your brand in new places.

That’s why we are ideally placed to provide expert advice in sourcing property for your next location…and the next after that.

We invest time at the right points within the site selection process so that you don’t have to – we reduce 60 hours of your time into just 3.

Our cost-effective service will not only see you achieve market-leading commercial lease terms, we also negotiate your future occupation costs throughout the entire lease cycle, gaining you savings that far outweigh our fees.

And, because integrity is something we highly value, we will never work with another business of a similar kind to yours at the same time.


“In a very short time Marcus has delivered impressive value to our business and business partners, specifically relating to negating rental increases; renegotiating bank guarantee obligations;  sourcing off market sites for clinics, such as our latest site where Marcus sourced the site, negotiated the lease commercial terms and concluded the Agreement to Lease in under 4 weeks.”

Penny Chapman, General Manager – Franchise & Operations, Caci NZ


“I was referred to Marcus from Proactive Property Group to help us renegotiate aspects of our lease with our landlord. It has been brilliant working with Marcus. Marcus’s depth of knowledge in terms of property and lease negotiation, combined with his open approachability, makes working with him a pleasure. I would highly recommend Proactive Property Group to anyone looking for property or leasing assistance.”

Louise Donaldson, Caci Clinic & Franchise Owner, Auckland, Ponsonby, St Lukes, Point Chevalier

Small Businesses

Don’t leave the success of your business to chance

Setting up a new business is an exciting time. You have a dream. You have developed your great idea and are ready to meet the market. All you need is a property to make your dream become a reality. You’ll set up, open the doors and wait for customers to flock in.

This is a dream acted on by many – but in truth not everyone who opens a new business succeeds. In fact, 21% of new businesses will close in the first year alone.

One of the key factors in the success of small businesses is selecting the right property.

This is not as straightforward as seeing somewhere you like and relying on gut feel or intuition to make a final decision. There are numerous factors to consider – and many are not as obvious as you might think. On top of which, you have to negotiate commercial lease terms as well as review and negotiate your Agreement to Lease.

We hate seeing businesses fail – and with it the death of dreams. That’s why we have developed a process specifically tailored for small businesses. Our service will ensure you don’t leave the success of your business to chance.

Tart Bakery

“We were referred to Marcus to help us with negotiations on two complex leases. One relating to a new retail outlet and the other for new factory space.

We are a small organisation and we were negotiating with large and sophisticated corporates.

Marcus helped to establish a negotiation strategy and navigated us through resolving numerous issues, within a tight timeframe.”

Paul Stephenson, Director, Tart Bakery

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5 Step Site Selection Services Process

1. Site Brief

Finding the ideal retail property or commercial property begins with providing clarity around what you require. Including things you might not have considered. Through our unique Site Brief Diagnostic Process, we put together a comprehensive profile of your ideal property. This enables quick and efficient qualification of potential sites for your business.

2. Market Scan

We use your Site Brief to conduct both a catchment review and a location review. We engage with Real Estate Agents and Landlords to find on-market sites and potential off-market sites. The market scan enables us to find the best possible sites that meet your specific requirements.

3. Site Qualification

Once we have ensured that we have found retail property or commercial property that meets your qualification criteria, we provide you with a list of options, ranked in order of recommendation. We then work with you to narrow this list down. So that you find the best possible option to help accelerate the growth of your business.

4. Commercial Terms

With a decision made on the most suitable retail property or commercial property site, we then work on your behalf to negotiate terms with landlords. And because we don’t work on commission and treat your money as our own, we’ll work hard to get you the best deal possible, as quickly as possible.

5. Documentation

With commercial terms settled, the final stage of the Site Selection Services process is to ensure your lawyer is properly briefed, your Agreement to Lease is drafted and all details we have negotiated with the landlord are documented. This is where our previous legal, financial and property experience and capability saves you time and money.

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