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Westfield mall owner rejects ‘bully boy’ accusations as rental fight deepens – Sydney Morning Herald

Westfield mall owner Scentre Group has defended itself against bullying accusations from retailers after reporting a $3.6 billion interim loss.

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It reported collecting only 48 per cent of rent due in the second quarter, the critical period of the pandemic between April and June.
Rather than fading as social distancing restrictions ease, the clash between landlords and tenants over rental payments appears to be escalating. Retailer Peter Sheppard, who runs an upmarket eponymous shoe store at the entrance to Westfields Pitt Street mall in Sydney, has accused Scentre of being bully boy rent collectors.
Im really so annoyed with them. They…

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