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GLAD welcomes GPT Allies to network

GPT has welcomed the expansion of its support network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex staff members to include straight “Allies” who openly advocate and support greater LGBTI inclusion in the workplace. At an event attended by GPT CEO Bob Johnston, GPT Head of Retail Vanessa Orth and the pioneering LGBTI advocate and AFL […]

Looking into the future of retail

If you asked me to describe to you the future of retail, I would show you a Red Bean and Toasted Coconut KitKat. This KitKat will have been made at, and purchased from, the KitKat Chocolatory at Melbourne Central and is designed to mark Lunar New Year, reflecting the culturally diverse community that surrounds one […]

GPT marks Riverside Centre’s 30th birthday

The GPT Group has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Harry Seidler-designed Riverside Centre by officially unveiling a $30 million upgrade to the office building on the Brisbane River. “The Riverside Centre set a new benchmark for quality office space in Brisbane’s CBD and redefined the city’s skyline when it opened in 1986,” said GPT’s […]

Wollongong Central expansion awarded 5 Star Green Star rating

The $200 million Wollongong Central expansion has been recognised as one of Australia’s most sustainable retail developments after being awarded the country’s first 5 Star Green Star ‘As-Built’ rating for a shopping centre. The rating represents ‘Australian excellence’ in sustainable construction, according to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). The GBCA assessed a range […]

GPT CEO on diversity and unconscious bias

Challenging his own unconscious bias has driven Property Male Champion of Change Bob Johnston to lead the charge towards a more diverse, inclusive industry. When Johnston, GPT Group’s chief executive officer, told his daughters he’d been asked to join the Property Male Champions of Change, they were less than impressed. “They laughed and asked me […]

The story of Gathering Place

Artist Jasmine Sarin had some reservations when she was first asked by GPT Group to paint an artwork that reflected the company’s values. “I was a bit sceptical at first, thinking it was just a corporate that came in and made buildings and left,’’ says Sarin. Sarin had come into contact with GPT, after one […]

Click go the bricks

After a decade of traditional retailers scrambling to establish online stores, the tide has turned. Now a growing number of online retailers are rushing to establish a physical presence. This was no better illustrated in February when the world’s largest online retailer Amazon opened its first shopfront in the US. That same month in Australia, […]

GPT launches Reconciliation Action Plan

GPT Group today launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which contains a raft of commitments and targets aimed at helping close the disadvantage gap faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The launch in GPT’s Sydney headquarters was opened by a Welcome to Country from Gadigal Elder Uncle Allen Madden. GPT chief […]