Using our experience and strategies, we make sure your project doesn’t fall at the last hurdle. We keep on top of your tenants to ensure they are on track, let you know if their progress is at risk, and build strong relationships with stakeholders.


Get it right from the very beginning. We program your project with a realistic lens, and work to de-risk the tenancy delivery process, monitoring progress at every milestone.


Managing stakeholders in an operating centre is a priority. We look after the day to day communication with everyone involved, and work closely with centre management.

Mixed Use

We specialise in mixed use projects. They are fundamentally different to standard shopping centre environments, and need a modified approach to ensure success.

Project Management

Whether you have just one tenancy in an existing centre to be delivered, or another ad hoc project that needs attention, Setting Up Shop can manage your smaller projects with ease.

Karyn O’Brien


I have been working in retail fitout for over 15 years, with experience on all sides of the fence – tenant, landlord, contractor and consultant. I know the tricks of the trade and understand stakeholder motivations and concerns.

While retail fitout is my passion, it is often an add-on or afterthought in many projects. I established Setting Up Shop so that I could offer a focussed, specialised service and deliver better outcomes for landlords and tenants alike.

Karyn seamlessly project-managed a new build for me over a number of months. I found her to be professional, organised, and excellent communicator. She brought a wealth of knowledge to the project that resulted in a finished build that was beyond my expectations. I could not recommend her more highly!  

Clare Sourgnes

CEO Artisan

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