Julie Collins has more than 15 years’ experience in the retail and leisure sectors in Australia and overseas, and advises Urbis’ retail clients.

Her advice helps clients optimise their property portfolios and grow their store capacities and networks.

Julie has worked in-house with retailers and leisure providers and consulted to local councils and shopping centre owners. Her experience working for both retailers and consultancies at home and abroad gives her a unique perspective on issues and developments in the industry.

In London, she advised fashion retailers on their proposed expansion across Europe, and work with international leisure operators looking to enter the UK market. At Coles, she identified network opportunities to accelerate the new space program and grow the store network. Julie has also worked with councils to develop strategies for town centres with high vacancy rates, such as the installation of pop-up shops, art galleries and public spaces.

I love working in an industry that I’m passionate about, and that’s relevant to everyone’s day-to-day life. Everyone has a view on retail, and that’s what makes it so interesting.