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The Growing Demand for Retail Opportunities in Burleigh Heads


Leased By Alma Property | Shop 5 - 2 James St | The Yiros Shop
In the vibrant landscape of South East Queensland's retail leasing market, Alma Property stands out as a trusted leader. Specializing in retail leasing across the region, Alma Property offers comprehensive services to both local businesses and national retailers. Their expertise extends to prime locations such as the bustling hub of Burleigh Heads, where a significant influx of interest from retailers has been observed recently.

Burleigh Heads has become a magnet for both local entrepreneurs and national retail chains seeking to establish or expand their presence. Known for its laid-back atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and thriving local culture, Burleigh Heads offers a unique blend of lifestyle appeal and commercial viability. The area's demographic diversity, coupled with its increasing foot traffic from tourists and locals alike, presents a lucrative opportunity for retailers aiming to capitalize on the area's growing popularity.


Several factors contribute to the growing demand for retail space in Burleigh Heads.

Firstly, the suburb's strategic location between the Gold Coast Highway and the stunning coastline attracts a steady flow of visitors and residents. Secondly, the area's redevelopment and revitalization initiatives have enhanced its infrastructure and appeal, making it a prime destination for retail investment. Additionally, the community's strong support for local businesses and vibrant cultural scene further bolster Burleigh Heads' attractiveness as a retail hotspot.

Leased By Alma Property | Shops 1& 2 - 1730 Gold Coast Hwy | Lim Lay Thai

In a recent off-market transaction managed by Alma Property, the couple behind the Nahm Tallay Thai group bid determinedly for a space at 1730 Gold Coast Hwy. They took over the previously occupied tenancies of Ghanda Clothing and the adjacent Korean restaurant Suzi, combining the two spaces into one 234 sqm venue. Their new restaurant, Lim Lay Thai, has been beautifully fitted out and warmly received by the community.


In another recent off-market transaction, 11 Connor Street was successfully secured by ATG (Australia The Gift group), a Brisbane family business established in the 1950s. Rudi Scutti of Alma Property managed the off-market transaction, in which ATG acquired the former Pepe Italian restaurant and converted it into Love Burleigh Australia.


Leased By Alma Property | 11 Connor St | ATG Retail
Rudi says: "this location is particularly well-suited for retail use due to the high volume of passing foot traffic".

Other emerging brands have also been extraordinary standouts in Burleigh Heads. Fish Bowl, a successful F&B brand founded by young entrepreneur Nathan Dalah in Bondi, chose the former CBA branch site at the complex on the corner of James Street and Connor Street for their first Queensland location. Alma Property handled the transaction and negotiations. The building's owners recognized the brand's potential, guided by Alma Property's recommendations, resulting in exceptional success.

"We see people of all ages, including families, who want to make healthy, conscious decisions coming to Fish Bowl Burleigh on a daily basis," says Rudi.

Leased By Alma Property | Shop 1 - 2 James St | Fishbowl

In the same building, Alma Property secured The Yiros Shop on a long lease back in 2020 after Coffee Club's lease expired. Rudi says,

"Alma Property has a strong relationship with TYS founder Nicholas Mitrossolis. He has been extremely happy with the success of the location, and since that deal, the brand has been on an ongoing rollout."

Burleigh Heads is not just a location but a thriving community and a promising retail market. With Alma Property's expertise and deep understanding of the area, they are well-positioned to facilitate successful leasing opportunities for both landlords and retailers. Rudi Scutti and Jason Cooke of Alma Property have been working closely with landowners and retailers to elevate their retail properties and offerings in Burleigh Heads. Whether you're a local entrepreneur looking to launch a new venture or a national retailer expanding your footprint, Burleigh Heads offers the perfect blend of lifestyle, commerce, and growth potential. Partnering with Alma Property ensures access to prime retail spaces in this burgeoning hotspot of South East Queensland.








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