Ian Shimmin is a leading independent advisor in property economics and market research.

As Urbis’ national economics and research leader in the retail sector, Ian has a strong focus in the retail property space. He also assists both private and public sector clients as an expert witness on matters relating to future needs, demand and impacts across various specialist property sectors, including retail, residential, retirement, child care and entertainment.

Ian and the National Retail Team provide economic advice on major acquisitions and developments, site location and network strategies and shopping centre performance improvement initiatives for clients throughout Australia and overseas.

Ian also organises and leads the Urbis Overseas Retail Study Tour which explores retail property innovations, trends and ideas from around the globe. Recent tours have included a multitude of locations throughout North America, UK and Europe and Asia.

By working at the nexus of customer research and economic analysis, we can offer insights that help our clients deliver shopping centres and residential projects that anticipate and meet their users’ needs and are supported by the market.