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Both commercial properties sell at Colliers auction

Both warehouse properties auctioned at Colliers in Auckland today sold under the hammer, the first at East Tamaki at a yield just over 6%, and the second at Rosedale at 5.5%.



4A Rothwell Avenue:
Features: 974.9m² renovated unit in the North Harbour industrial estate – office 168.5m² on 2 levels, clearspan warehouse 806.4m², 6.4m stud height, roller doors at both ends, leased to international tenant Clariant
Rent: $120,640/year net + gst on lease with 2.5 years to run
Outcome: sold for $2.205 million at a 5.47% yield
Agents: Matt Prentice, Jimmy O’Brien & Shoneet Chand


East Tamaki

5 Greenmount Drive:
Features: 3995m² site, 2748m² office & warehouse – warehouse 2362m², office & amenities 298m² on 2 levels, mezzanine storage 87m², tenant Talvor Motorhomes Ltd on new 6-year lease, one 6-year right of renewal
Rent: $244,500/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: sold for $4.05 million at a 6.04% yield
Agents: Andrew Hooper, Dwayne Warby & Matt Prentice

Attribution: Auction documents.

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Corrected: Argosy sells Dalgety Drive property to owner-occupier

Published 21 March 2017, yield detail added 22 March 2017
Argosy Property Ltd has disposed of the industrial property at 67 Dalgety Drive in Wiri for $6.85 million, which the company said was a 44% premium to its most recent book value.

The company did an interim revaluation of its portfolio last September, for the first time since 2009, and that valuation of $4.45 million put the passing yield at 8.38%. The sale price is 54% up on that. The building has a net lettable area of 3698m².

Chief executive Peter Mence said yesterday Argosy classified the property as non-core. The buyer is a private company which will operate from the site once the lease of the current tenant, RLA Polymers Ltd, expires on 31 March.

Attribution: Company release, calculator.

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5 new Highbrook developments include more Quest units & parking building

Goodman Property Trust’s manager announced 5 new developments for the Highbrook Business Park yesterday, worth a total $44 million.

Goodman (NZ) Ltd chief executive John Dakin said they were expected to generate around $3.7 million/year in rent, an 8.4% return on investment.

The 5 new Highbrook projects, their size, cost & expected completion date:

Quest serviced apartment expansion: 60 new apartments, $11.7 million, July 2018
The Crossing office building 6: 3006m², $4.9 million, June 2018
Multi-storey carpark building: 324 new parking spaces, $5.7 million December 2017
Warehouse on Pukekiwiriki Place: 2929m², $13.9 million, November 2017
Showroom & warehouse units on Highbrook Drive: 1730m², $7.9 million, December 2017.

Mr Dakin said: “Completing the development programme at Highbrook is a key priority, and these new projects are timed to take advantage of the positive customer demand & strong market conditions that currently exist.”

Highbrook’s current value exceeds $1 billion, making it Goodman’s largest investment asset. The 110ha estate is about 70% of the way through its planned development and contains over 40 buildings, providing over 380,000m² of warehouse & office space.

The Crossing – the commercial heart – provides accommodation, business support services, food & hospitality options and other amenity & recreational opportunities.

Mr Dakin said: “High occupancy levels at the Quest and a shortage of visitor accommodation in Auckland are the catalysts for a substantial new expansion project that will double the number of serviced apartments at The Crossing. Following the success of the recently completed Building 5, we are also commencing another new office facility and developing an adjoining multi-storey carpark.”

The trust’s industrial portfolio has a 100% occupancy rate, and the 2 new warehouse developments are aimed at continuing Goodman’s highly successful build-to-lease programme: “With most projects leasing well before completion, it’s been an effective strategy that is growing cash earnings and improving an already high quality property portfolio,” Mr Dakin said.

Attribution: Company release.

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New zones highlighted for residential sales

The potential of new zoning under Auckland’s unitary plan is becoming a strong point for residential land sales as auction prices for houses decline and far more properties are passed in this year than last.

That was the case with 2 properties sold at Bayleys auctions this week, and a third had the existing commercial use as an attraction.

In the city centre, a 2-bedroom Metropolis apartment was sold under the hammer.

Square metre calculations below are based on more intensive use, excluding the value of the existing house.


Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2014:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, secure covered parking space
Outcome: sold for $577,500
Agent: Harry Cheng

Isthmus east

Royal Oak

20 Acorn St:
Features: 828m² flat section zoned apartments & terrace housing, 4 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $2.82 million at $3406/m² land
Agent: Dianne Burt

Isthmus west


470 Sandringham Rd (pictured):
Features: 675m² corner site zoned mixed housing urban, 5-bedrooms-plus, 2 bathrooms
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million at $2222/m² land
Agent: Summer Sun



110 Ridge Rd & 12 Nelson St:
Features: 1741m² corner road-frontage site on 2 titles, a house on each section, 11m height & 45% site coverage as of right, agent says existing commercial use of the past 20+ years means mixed commercial & housing a possibility
Outcome: sold for $2.6 million at $1493/m² land
Agent: Gary Robertson

Attribution: Agency release.

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12 sell at Bayleys’ Total Property auction

Bayleys sold 11 properties under the hammer yesterday of the 15 offered in its first Total Property commercial portfolio for the year. Another property was sold last Friday in an auction brought forward.

Yields were variable – down at 3.1% on one property which might reflect development potential more than the present return, 3.6% on a Plumbing World tenancy in New Lynn, 4.4% on a Manukau butcher’s shop, 5.25% on a Party Hire warehouse in East Tamki, 5.4% & 4.9% on 2 retail outlets in the new Dylan apartment building on Great North Rd (pictured above), 6.1% on a Rosedale gym. And, out of town, 7.6% on a long-term NZ Post lease in Whanganui.


Queen St

Mid-City, 239 Queen St, unit 1A:
Features: 39m² fast-food outlet fronting Queen St
Rent: $150,657.30/year net + gst from renewed 12-year lease to Avachi Fried Chicken
Outcome: auction postponed to Total Property 2, Wednesday 12 April
Agents: Quinn Ngo & James Chan


117 Vincent St:
Features: 364m² site, total building area 736m² on 3 levels, each of 245.6m²; 12 parking spaces on ground floor, 2 office floors above
Rent: vacant
Outcome: passed in at $3.5 million
Agents: Nigel McNeill & Ben Bayley

Isthmus east


137 Onehunga Mall:
Features: 185m² site, 213m² 2-storey building
Outcome: sold for $900,000, including the bar & gaming business in it
Agents: Oscar Kuang & James Chan


465-467 Parnell Rd:
Features: 612m² site zoned terrace housing & apartment building, 422m² villa, onsite parking, opportunity to own/occupy after April 2018
Rent: fully lease returning $119,113/year + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.525 million
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Jenny Kek

Isthmus west

Blockhouse Bay

The Blockhouse Bay property sold on 3.1% yield at auction brought forward.

575 Blockhouse Bay Rd:
Features: 610m² corner site zoned business – local centre, dual-access rear parking
Rent: $55,687.93/year net from convenience store & attached accommodation and 2-level gym
Outcome: sold at pre-auction; declared reserve was $1.4 million, sold for $1.8 million at a 3.1% yield
Agents: Alan Haydock & Damien Bullick

Grey Lynn

The Dylan, 367-375 Great North Rd, principal unit 1:
Features: 128m² freehold retail unit on ground floor of new apartment development, 2 parking spaces, occupied by Love Bites Kitchen
Rent: $68,000/year net + gst from 6-year lease started November 2016, 2 4-year rights of renewal, 3%/year increases, to market on renewal
Outcome: sold for $1.27 million at a 5.4% yield
Agents: Damien Bullick & Alan Haydock

The Dylan, 367-375 Great North Rd, principal unit 2:
Features: 49m² freehold retail unit on ground floor of new apartment development, no parking, occupied by Arch Hill Laundromat
Rent: $30,000/year net + gst on 8-year lease from October 2016
Outcome: sold for $611,000 at a 4.9% yield
Agents: Damien Bullick & Alan Haydock


10 South St:
Features: 357m² site, 318m² standalone building,
Rent: $126,000/year net + gst, new 10-year lease to main tenant + income from billboards & 2-bedroom flat
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Oscar Kuang & Nicolas Ching



32 Constellation Drive, unit 5:
Features: 385m² unit in retail centre, fully leased to Snap Fitness, 30 parking spaces in common area
Rent: $157,497/year net + gst, 8-year lease from 2013 + 2 8-year terms
Outcome: sold for $2.585 million at a 6.1% yield
Agents: Ranjan Unka & Anna Radkevich

11-13A Paul Matthews Rd:
Features: 517.7m² roadfront industrial unit, clearspan high stud warehouse, 8 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.55 million
Agent: Matt Mimmack

Wairau Valley

7 Porana Rd, unit A:
Features: 109.7m² vacant industrial unit, 2 parking spaces, multiple rollerdoor access
Outcome: sold for $476,000
Agent: Matt Mimmack



Lincoln Centre, 111 Lincoln Rd, unit B:
Features: 1113m² building, occupied by Accident Compensation Corp since 2000, onsite parking
Rent: $287,000/year gross + gst, 3-year lease from March 2017 + 3-year right of renewal
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Nicolas Ching & James Chan

New Lynn

48 Portage Rd:
Features: 1012m² site + 1/10 share in 585m², 4-year lease to Plumbing World Ltd from October 2016 with rights of renewal
Rent: $62,250/year + gst, 4-year lease from 1 October 2016 with right of renewal
Outcome: sold for $1.73 million at a 3.6% yield
Agents: Mike Adams & Laurie Bell


Clover Park

112 Dawson Rd, unit O (shop 14) in Chapel Downs shopping centre:
Features: 230m² butchery, 2 parking spaces
Rent: $62,000/year net + gst + outgoings on 4-year lease from April 2016, rights of renewal to 2028
Outcome: sold for $1.42 million at a 4.4% yield
Agents: Dave Stanley & Geoff Wyatt

East Tamaki

179C Harris Rd, corner Ti Rakau Drive:
Features: 270m² strata title, showroom, warehouse & office occupied by Party Hire, 6 parking spaces
Rent: $46,000/year net + gst + outgoings, established tenant with renewed 4-year lease term
Outcome: sold for $875,000 at a 5.25% yield
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Janak Darji

Manukau Central

5C Jack Conway Avenue:
Features: 471m² corner unit title – 230m² ground floor, 241m² first floor, onsite parking
Rent: $130,000/year net + gst + outgoings from 2 tenants on long-term leases
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Rod Grieve & Maxene Bates

South of the Bombays


88-94 Dickens St:
Features: 911m² site, 3 ground-floor tenants, option to develop upstairs
Rent: $78,855/year net + gst
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Paul Dixon & Sam MacDonald


115 Victoria Avenue:
Features: 916m² site, 403m² floor area, 10 parking spaces
Rent: $206,268 from long lease to NZ Post Ltd
Outcome: sold for $2.73 million at a 7.6% yield
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Ed Donald

Attribution: Auction.

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East Tamaki & Papakura commercial sales

Knight Frank agents have sold an industrial unit in East Tamaki and a shop in Papakura, and completed 2 leases in Christchurch.



East Tamaki

89 Springs Rd, unit F:
Features: 260m² industrial unit, 148m² upstairs accommodation
Outcome: sold for $1 million at a 5.2% yield
Agent: David Wards


182 Great South Rd, unit 3:
Features: 98m² vacant shop
Outcome: price confidential
Agent: David Wards


South Island – Canterbury


25A Sheffield Crescent, unit 2:
Features: 695m² warehouse
Rent: $53,000/year + gst + opex
Agent: Terry Connolly


2 Distribution Lane, unit 1:
Features: 580m² office & warehouse, 12 parking spaces
Rent: $102,500/year + gst + outgoings
Agent: Campbell Taylor

Attribution: Agency release.

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2 more apartments sell at Bayleys

2 apartments were sold at Bayleys auctions last week, on top of 5 at sessions in the agency’s new Wynyard Quarter auctionroom last Wednesday. Another one was sold prior and 4 were passed in.


Queen St

Quest on Queen, 62 Queen St, unit 2D:
Features: 2-bedroom loft, 2 bathrooms, patio
Outgoings: rates $1696/year including gst; body corp levy $4828/year
Outcome: sold for $760,000
Agent: Blair Haddow


Hopetoun Residences, 15 Hopetoun St, unit 1A:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $1.55 million
Agents: Robyn Clark & Peter Tanner

Isthmus west

Herne Bay

42E West End Rd:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 secure parking spaces, storage
Outcome: passed in
Agent: George Passmore

Mt Roskill

1307 Dominion Rd Extension, unit 2:
Features: 115m², 2- bedroom unit, annex & conservatory
Outcome: sold prior for $685,000
Agent: Jan Honey

St Marys Bay

54 Hackett St:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $1.18 million
Agent: Chris Batchelor


3 Tutuki St:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Lisa Smyth & David Downie



233A St George St, unit 3:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Steve Gill

Attribution: Agency release.

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3 suburban commercials sell but Vic Park Market premises all passed in

2 light industrial properties and an Ellerslie office building were sold at yields ranging from 5% (Airport Oaks) up to 6.9% (Ellerslie) at Colliers’ auction today.

They were followed by the Victoria Park Market (pictured above) management office, which was sold, and 4 restaurant & hospitality premises at the market, none of which received a bid (apart from one vendor bid on the first restaurant).

The market properties were all taken to auction by Drake City Ltd (Shahin Behrooz Kermani).


Victoria Quarter – 5 premises in the Victoria Park Market

Management office:
Features: 40.25m²
Rent: $15,750 + gst, reviews 2 years to cpi + 2% or market, whichever is higher
Outcome: sold for $292,500 at a 5.4% yield
Agents: Gareth Fraser & Simon Felton

Indian Village, units 4A, 5A, 6 & 7, Drake St:
Features: 207m², original 10-year lease runs until 28 February 2023, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $134,745/year net + gst, reviews on market soft ratchet
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Simon Felton & Tony Allsop

The White Rabbit, unit 73, Drake St:
Features: 490m², rooftop deck, original 10-year lease runs until 30 April 2022, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $212,341/year net + gst, reviews to market
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Adam White & Tony Allsop

The Oakroom, unit 74, Drake St:
Features: 224m², original 12-year lease runs until 31 October 2023, 6-year right of renewal
Rent: $100,794/year net + gst, reviews on market soft ratchet
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Adam White & Simon Felton

Hansik Restaurant, unit 75, Drake St:
Features: 303m², original 5-year lease runs until end of 2019, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $100,000/year net + gst, reviews structured
Outcome: passed in after vendor bid at $1 million
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Tony Allsop & Adam White

Isthmus east

2 Kalmia St, Ellerslie.


2 Kalmia St:
Features: 2032m² mixed-use site, net lettable area 1477m² in 4-level air-conditioned building, multiple tenants, dual road access, 45 parking spaces
Rent: $373,992.13/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $5.4 million at a 6.9% yield
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Simon Child & Greg Goldfinch


Airport Oaks

46 Andrew Baxter Drive:
Features: 2940m² light industrial site, tenant Aquafit NZ Ltd, net lettable area 1816m² – offices & amenities 253m² at $200/m², warehouse 1031m² at $112/m², canopy 532m² at $60/m²
Rent: $197,992/year net + gst, new 5-year lease, 12-month bank bond
Outcome: sold for $3.9 million at a 5.08% yield
Agents: Brad Johnston & Paul Jarvie

East Tamaki

9 Bostock Place:
Features: 7099m² site, 3526m² floor area, longstanding tenant, potential to split building, large yard, dual road access
Rent: $392,532/year net + gst, 6-year lease
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Paul Higgins & Greg Goldfinch

90 Lady Ruby Drive:
Features: 849m² light industrial site, gross lettable area 724m² – office 180m² at $210/m², workshop 38m² at $125/m², mezzanine above workshop 38m² at $60/m², warehouse 505m² at $125/m², canopy 31m² at $55/m², 100% seismic rating, tenant Tex Onsite Ltd
Rent: $109,802/year net + gst, new 5-year lease
Outcome: sold for $1.93 million at a 5.7% yield
Agents: Paul Jarvie & Jolyon Thomson

Attribution: Auction.

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Warehouse, 2 cross-leases & a multi-unit property sell

A Mt Wellington warehouse, 2 residential cross-leases and property with 4 units on the one title were sold at Barfoot & Thompson auctions over the last 2 days.

Units in City Gardens & the Celestion were passed in, one in Tower Hill was sold prior and one in the Metropolis was withdrawn from auction.


Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

48 Elizabeth Knox Place:
Features: 1937m² section, 811m² warehouse with about 500m² of mezzanine storage, 67m² ground-floor amenities & office, 42m² mezzanine amenities
Outcome: sold for $2.15 million
Agent: Mike Jensen



Albert St

City Gardens, 76 Albert St, unit 23A:
Features: 59m², 2-bedroom corner apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $4518/year; special remediation levies have been paid in full and the unit has an indicative settlement share of $133,889 to cover further costs; current ballpark estimates of remediation are about $22 million including gst
Outcome: passed in, back on the market at $449,000
Agents: Livia Li & Alan Guo

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 1010:
Features: one bedroom
Outgoings: body corp levy $4072/year
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agent: Paul Neshausen

Learning Quarter

Celestion, 19 Anzac Avenue, unit 302:
Features: 56m², air-conditioned 2-bedroom apartment, 11m² balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $4284/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Jason Buckwell

Tower Hill, 1 Emily Place, unit 10C:
Features: 2 bedrooms, parking space, storage locker
Outcome: sold prior
Agent: Aaron Cook

Isthmus east


31 Boston Rd:
Features: 151m² 4-bedroom apartment, mezzanine lounge, private courtyard; 112m² 2-bedroom apartment, balcony; 87m² 3-room office space; 158m² warehouse, 7 offstreet parking spaces; total 530m²
Outcome: auction postponed until Thursday 9 March at 10am
Agents: Ross & Joss Goodall

Mission Bay

63 Selwyn Avenue, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1038m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $696,500
Agents: Jane & David Wang

Mt Wellington

36A Harding Avenue:
Features: 1149m² section, 4 one-bedroom units on one title, 4 carports
Income assessment: $66,560/year appraisal in present condition
Outcome: on the market at $1.21 million, sold for $1.76 million
Agent: Rain Diao


95N Mays Rd:
Features: 80m² 2-bedroom terrace, patio, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $561/year, but $66,792 in special remediation levies was raised last year, estimated to be 60% of remediation costs; the body corporate has a claim before the Weathertight Home Resolution Service
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $598,000
Agents: Su Ma & Hattie Huo


15 Augustus Terrace, unit 2C:
Features: one bedroom, parking space, storage unit
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $495,000
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

25 Cheshire St, unit A3:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, balcony, tandem parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $4296/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Michael & Tatyana Ataman

Isthmus west


6 Elm St:
Features: 1012m² section, 3-bedroom villa & adjoining 12-bedroom extension, 2 bathrooms, 3 living areas, 6 offstreet parking spaces
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.999 million
Agent: Jason Li

Grey Lynn

34 Prime Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 617m², 5-bedroom bungalow, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: auction brought forward after $1.52 million offer was acceptable, sold under the hammer for $1.647 million
Agents: Repeka Lelaulu



25 Pandora Place:
Features: 726m² section, 2 one-bedroom units & one 2-bedroom unit, garage, 2 carports, 3 other parking spaces
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Rain Diao

Attribution: Auction.

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Airport company & Tainui to build Pullman at terminal

Auckland International Airport Ltd & Tainui Group Holdings Ltd said on Friday they’d agreed to develop a 5-star hotel next to the airport’s international terminal & the existing 4-star Novotel hotel. AccorHotels will operate the new 250-room hotel as the Pullman Auckland Airport.

Auckland Airport property general manager Mark Thomson said the timing was influenced by unprecedented demand for hotel accommodation in Auckland.

The hotel will be developed in a 50:50 partnership between Auckland Airport & Tainui. As part of this agreement, Auckland Airport has increased its ownership stake in the Novotel hotel to 50%. The 4-star-plus 263-room Novotel was completed in 2011.

The new hotel building will carry the name Te Arikinui, the chiefly title the late Maori Queen Te Atairangikaahu chose when she ascended to the wherowhero (throne).

Chris Joblin, Chief Executive of Tainui Group Holdings, says that this agreement reflects the strength of the relationship that has been established between Tainui Group Holdings and Auckland Airport.

Construction is expected to start by the end of this year, and the hotel is scheduled to open by late 2019. By then, the airport’s international terminal will have been expanded and work should be underway on the domestic section of the combined domestic & international terminal.

Image above: Artist’s impression of the new Pullman hotel next to the existing Novotel.

Earlier story:
24 July 2009: Novotel to stand in airport carpark

Attribution: Company release.

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