Archive | Isthmus east

Updated: Wairau Valley car yard sells at over $2000/m² at Bayleys auction

11 of the 21 commercial properties auctioned by Bayleys on Wednesday in its third Total Property portfolio for the year were sold under the hammer. One more – 100 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead – has been sold post-auction.

The first were sold, followed by a lull, but 2 of the most expensive offerings were well down the auction list.

One was a Wairau Valley car sales yard, set among a line of lowrise buildings jammed between the Northern Motorway & Wairau Rd on the North Shore, a stretch where the height limit is now 20m under the unitary plan.

The car yard was sold at $2365/m², which means it’s destined for multi-level development.

2 properties were sold for $4 million, both in Henderson. The first was a bank branch on Great North Rd, sold on a 5.5% yield, and the second, a Supercheap Auto outlet in the Lincoln North shopping centre, sold on a 5.3% yield.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

166 Hobson St:
Outcome: sold prior
Agents: Sarah Boles & Terry Kim
Story, 11 May 2017: 12 years after demolition order scrapped, Hobson St building sells

Isthmus east

Panmure

63 Queens Rd:
Features: 97m² retail unit on 2 levels occupied by Willow Hair Design, parking space
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst on new 3-year lease with 2 2-year renewals
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ken Hu

Parnell

385 Parnell Rd, unit E:
Features: 54m², retail fully leased on month-to-month basis, 2 secure parking spaces
Rent: $32,760/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $505,000
Agents: Andrew Wallace & Cameron Melhuish

Remuera

563 Remuera Rd:
Features: 144m² cafe, Upland Rd shopping village
Rent: $76,104/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.6 million
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Andrew Wallace

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

42 College Hill:
Features: 511m² section, house with 124m² floor area, onsite parking
Rent: $44,500/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

44 College Hill:
Features: 389m² section, house, onsite parking
Rent: $44,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Mt Roskill

74 Carr Rd:
Features: 835m² site, 697m² single-level building
Outcome: withdrawn from auction, changed to sale by deadline private treaty
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Sunil Bhana

North

Kaikohe

39 Station Rd:
Features: 7199m² commercial property in 2 titles
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: John Greenwood & Paul Dixon

Warkworth

The Grange, 67 Auckland Rd, unit 11:
Features: 59m², Fish Nets fish & chips shop on 10-year lease in new retail development
Rent: $30,975/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $480,000
Agents: Matt Lee, Jan Hutcheson & James Chan

North-east

Albany

75 Corinthian Drive, unit L1:
Features: 197m² first-floor office, new 6-year lease in place with renewal rights, 5 parking spaces
Rent: $58,800/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: sold for $1.095 million
Agents: Jane Sims & Tonia Robertson

Birkenhead

Updated: 100 Hinemoa St:
Features: 757m² corner site, 421m² 2-storey building
Rent: $103,907/year net + gst from 6 tenancies
Outcome: passed in at $2.7 million, sold post-auction for $2.7 million
Agents: Simon Aldridge & David Huang

27-33 Mokoia Rd, units 4, 5 & 7:
Features: 59m² total, 3 strata units next to Highbury mall, tenants are a dry cleaner & kebab shop, third unit vacant
Agents for all 3: Michael Nees, Owen Ding & Oscar Kuang
Unit 4, vacant:
Outcome: passed in at $300,000
Unit 5, kebab shop:
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst, lease running to 2030
Outcome: passed in at $470,000
Unit 7, dry cleaners:
Rent: $18,942/year net + gst, lease 6 years from last October
Outcome: passed in at $300,000

225 Onewa Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 913m², vacant ex-surgery, 5 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agents: Michael Nees, Owen Ding & Oscar Kuang

Rosedale

7 Vega Place, unit E:
Features: 272m² industrial unit,
Rent: $52,000/year net + gst from established tenants on new leases
Outcome: sold for $980,000
Agents: James Kidd & Matt Mimmack

Silverdale

1 Polarity Rise, ground floor:
Features: 145m², 2 shops on 2 titles for sale as one
Rent: $61,966.70/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ashton Geissler, Eddie Zhong & Mustan Bagasra

Takapuna

424 Lake Rd:
Features: 3 tenancies
Rent: $61,950/year net + gst, rising to $63,383 in November,
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million
Agents: Michael Nees & David Huang

Wairau Valley

107 Wairau Rd:
Features: 1184m² site, 13-year-old car dealership Car7, 40m² office 
Rent: $63,600/year net + gst, redevelopment potential up to 20m height limit
Outcome: sold for $2.8 million at $2365/m²
Agents: Brian Caldwell & Ranjan Unka

North-west

Henderson

Lincoln North Shopping Centre, 192 Lincoln Rd, unit A1:
Features: 756m² retail unit, 7-year lease to Supercheap Auto from July 2016
Rent: $212,292.82/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $4 million at a 5.3% yield
Agents: Matt Lee, Tony Chaudhary & James Chan

373 Great North Rd:
Features: 808m² corner site, 1240m² floor area, BNZ as tenant on lease to 2020 with further renewal rights, basement parking
Rent: $219,360/year net + gst + opex, rent review in December
Outcome: sold for $4 million
Agents: Mike Adams & Laurie Burt

South

East Tamaki

44D Andromeda Crescent:
Features: 400m² industrial unit – high stud, clearspan warehouse 300m², office/amenities 40m², mezzanine 60m²
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agents: Nelson Raines

Mangere Bridge

19 Coronation Rd:
Features: 273m² town centre site, 160m² bank branch, seismic rating 67% of new building standard
Rent: $34,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $973,000
Agents: Nicolas Ching & Beterly Pan

South of the Bombays

Hawke’s Bay

Napier, Onekawa

Deco City Motor Lodge, 308 Kennedy Rd:
Features: 2682m² site, 30 studios and 1- & 2-bedroom units, conference suite, manager’s quarters, freehold going concern, Qualmark 4.5 stars, in Host Accommodation Group, seismic rating 80% of new building standard
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Paul Dixon, Daniel Moffitt & Carolyn Hanson

Attribution: Company release.

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5 intensive residentials & 2 warehouses sell at Barfoots

Barfoot & Thompson sold 5 intensive residential properties – apartments, townhouses, suburban units, cross-leases – at its city auctions on Wednesday-Thursday, leaving 9 unsold, and sold both commercial properties on offer.

After some long silences during the residential auction yesterday, one of the warehouses was brought back and sold after some spirited bidding. The other warehouse was sold shortly after auction.

Apartments

CBD

Queen St

Queen’s Residences, 8 Airedale St, unit 1104:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, study, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $1858/year
Outcome: sold for $470,000 at auction brought forward
Agents: Simon Cai & Terry Kim

Uptown

Amora, 100 Greys Avenue, unit 7D:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, management contracted to the hotel until 2020, hotel pays body corporate & council levies, annual CPI increases for income
Outgoings (paid by hotel): body corp levy $4531/year + one-off $1628 special levy to install common area air-conditioning
Income assessment: exceeding $9800/year + gst
Outcome: sold for $215,000
Agents: Mike Campbell

Victoria Quarter

Harbour Green, 11 Union St, unit 1110:
Features: refurbished 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, carport
Outgoings: rates $1316/year including gst; body corp levy $5185/year
Income assessment: $520-540/week
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Selina Zheng

SugarTree, 27 Union St, unit 809:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, study, 2 balconies, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $6999/year
Outcome: passed in at $870,000, back on market at $890,000
Agents: Livia Li & Alan Guo

Isthmus east

Epsom

1 Epsom Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/10 share in 1438m², 3-bedroom unit, balcony, carport
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $765,000
Agents: George Fong & Paul Sun

614C Manukau Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/4 share in 800m², 3 levels, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 living areas, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Diana & Peter West

Mission Bay

Garden Court, 105 Tamaki Drive, unit 12:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, parking space; the asset offered was 6500 shares in Garden Court Flats Ltd & the right to vacant possession of this flat
Outcome: passed in at $1 million
Agents: Andy Dye

Parnell

Farnham Terraces, 8 Farnham St, unit 2A:
Features: 140m², 2-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, storage locker, tandem parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $6278/year
Outcome: passed in at $931,000
Agents: Selina Zheng & Jason Li

Royal Oak

16 Beckenham Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 817m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.301 million
Agents: Leonie Stabler & Di Lynds

St Johns

23 Strong St, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 622m², 2-bedroom unit, deck, parking space
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $610,000
Agents: Cristina Casares & Jacqui Freeman

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

10 Flower St, unit 105:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $3912/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jason Buckwell

Herne Bay

37 Sentinel Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1442m², 3-bedroom freestanding townhouse, 2 bathrooms, attic, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.56 million
Agents: Jack Atherton & Sherryl Jones

Mt Albert

21 Burch St, unit 6:
Features: 86m², 2-bedroom unit, balcony, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $1040/year
Outcome: sold for $795,000
Agents: Lisa Redgrove & George Damiris

Mt Eden

69 View Rd, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 769m², 2-bedroom apartment, offstreet parking
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $745,000
Income assessment: $540/week current
Agents: Frank Excell & Ketiesha Elliott

Commercial

Isthmus east

Onehunga

154 Captain Springs Rd:
Features: 1793m² site, 1321m² warehouse with small office, 300m² front yard, 250m from Te Papapa Station
Rent: $122,000/year net + gst + outgoings on monthly arrangement
Outcome: passed in at $2.275 million, sold for $2.476 million after further negotiation
Agents: James Marshall & Nick Wilson

Penrose

922 Great South Rd:
Features: vacant 1163m² site, 482m² warehouse, showroom & office, 450m² yard, 21 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in with no bid, sold for $1.302 million after auction reopened
Agents: Nick Wilson & James Marshall

Attribution: Auctions.

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One unit sells, 3 townhouses passed in

One suburban unit was sold under the hammer at Bayleys’ One Tree Hill auction on Wednesday, and 3 townhouses were passed in at the agency’s other auctionrooms.

Isthmus east

One Tree Hill

68A Rawhiti Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom end unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $800,000
Agent: Lindy Lawton

Parnell

7 Cleveland Road, unit 23:
Features: 3-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, study, atrium, double garage
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $915,000
Agent: Fleur Denning

North-east

Takapuna

35C Northcroft St:
Features: 3-level townhouse, 3 bedrooms, internal-access tandem garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Jennifer Keenan & Joan Barton

South

Howick

62G Wellington St:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, parking space
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Alan & Sue Tucker

Attribution: Agency release.

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From the Barfoots auctions: Is there a trend?

The constant question in the auctionrooms, now that the extreme price escalation of the last couple of years is over, is: Is there a trend?

And the answer is ‘No’. After a hard push in one direction, forcing some regulatory or finance action, a lull is a reasonable expectation. But there will still be outliers – a property that’s a special attraction, something that brings 2-3 bidders up against each other whereas, for many properties, if the first hope is missed the next might do just as well.

One of the 2 apartments auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auction on Thursday was sold under the hammer. The other, in Stonefields, was passed in. A commercial property in Panmure, with vacant upstairs space, was also passed in.

In the agency’s city auctions on Wednesday, both apartments – in Parnell & St Marys Bay – were passed in.

Among the other offerings that I classify as intensive – suburban units, the occasional townhouse and the many cross-leases – 10 were sold and 4 passed in.

The auctionroom was crowded for a time on Wednesday, sparsely populated for the specialist offerings on Thursday morning.

Vendors continue to have to adjust their aspirations downward, but that downward pressure is less evident when what’s on offer is a cross-lease – in many instances, a cheaper entry point to a more exclusive suburb.

The 19 properties listed below include 4 apartments & one commercial property and are mostly on the east of the isthmus. As usual I’ve ignored the main stream of standalone residential offerings.

Thursday auction – apartments

CBD

Learning Quarter

Darlinghurst, 50 Eden Crescent, unit 2H:
Features: 60m², 2 bedrooms, high stud, storage locker & parking space on separate title nearby
Outgoings: body corp levy $284/year
Outcome: sold for $581,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

Isthmus east

Stonefields

Illico Apartments, 4 Bluegrey Avenue, unit 405:
Features: one bedroom, balcony, allocated parking space + guest parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $3024/year
Outcome: passed in at $500,000
Agent: Thelina Nuval

Wednesday auctions – suburban units, cross-leases & apartments:

Isthmus east

Epsom

6 Empire Rd, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.166 million
Agents: Derek Helliwell & Cathy Giles

510C Manukau Rd:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 3 bathrooms, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4896/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

46 The Drive, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 814m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $953,000
Agent: Maria Lambert

Greenlane

20A Matai Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1257m², 4 bedrooms, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.32 million
Agents: Paul Robertson & Maree Currie

Mt Wellington

10 Alana Place, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 share in 2625m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agent: Stephen Rendell

One Tree Hill

191A Campbell Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1717m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, double garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Andre Bodde & Paul Hodgman

56 Rawhiti Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 938m², 2-bedroom cottage, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.15 million
Agents: Alex Baker & Julie Fitzpatrick

Parnell

29C Bath St:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, deck, offstreet parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $5809/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Linda Galbraith

Remuera

22B Peach Parade:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1449m², 3 bedrooms, double carport
Outcome: sold for $1.02 million
Agents: Stanley & Barbara Armon

18 Rotomahana Terrace, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1014m², 2-bedroom unit, garage, storage
Outcome: sold for $835,000
Agent: Steve Hood

St Heliers

37C The Parade:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1012m², 2 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $912,500
Agents: Helen McVicar & Helen Clelland

St Johns

69 & 71 Swainston Rd:
Features: cross-lease – No 69: 2 half shares in 607m², 2 2-bedroom units; No 71: 802m², 2 2-bedroom units
Outcome: passed in when offered together & separately
Agent: Helen McVicar

St Johns Park

38 Pyatt Crescent:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 828m², 3 bedrooms, study, garage
Outcome: sold for $1.252 million
Agent: Michael Ataman

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

51 Grange Rd:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1637m², 4-bedroom villa, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, study, double garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Frank Excell & Ketiesha Elliott

114 Landscape Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 688m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $1.189 million
Agents: Paul Donovan & Sharon Walls

St Marys Bay

12 New St, unit 7:
Features: one-bedroom apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $2749/year
Income assessment: $460/week current
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Louise Stringer

Commercial

Isthmus east

Panmure

7-9 Basin View Lane:
Features: 245m² site, 430m² floor area, 3 tenancies on 2 levels, 220m² upstairs space vacant
Rent: $31,812.50/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: passed in at $785,000
Agent: Jane Chen

Attribution: Auctions.

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2 post-auction sales in Onehunga & Glendene

2 properties passed in at Bayleys 12 April Total Property commercial auction have since been sold. The agency’s next Total Property auction is next Wednesday, 17 May.

Isthmus east

Onehunga

4 Newsome St:
Features: 493m2 bare site zoned mixed use, height limit 21m
Outcome: no bid at auction, sold for $725,000 at $1470.60/m2
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Janak Darji

North-west

Glendene

3 Bancroft St:
Features: 3584m2 site, partially refurbished 2500mstandalone industrial building, 6-year lease to a tenant in occupation for over 30 years
Rent: $225,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $2.775 million at the 12 April auction, sold for $2.8 million at an 8% yield
Agents: Dave Stanley & Stuart Bode

Attribution: Agency release.

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3 industrial sales & 2 leases

Colliers agents have completed the sale of 2 industrial properties & one trade retail site in East Tamaki & Mt Wellington, and signed 2 leases on the Shore.

Sales

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

3 Donnor Place:
Features: 2749m² industrial property
Outcome: sold for $4.3 million + gst at a 5.52% yield
Agents: Hamish West & Paul Higgins

South

East Tamaki

24A Harris Rd:
Features: 595m² trade retail site
Outcome: sold for $1.85 million + gst at a 5.99% yield
Agents: Jolyon Thomson & Paul Higgins

39D Lady Ruby Drive:
Features: 530m² industrial unit
Outcome: sold for $1.41 million + gst
Agents: Jolyon Thomson & Andrew Hooper

Leases

North-east

Mairangi Bay

5 Saturn Place, unit E:
Features: 140m² warehouse, 116m² office, occupied by Perry Engineering Auckland Ltd on 5-year lease plus 2 3-year rights of renewal
Rent: $40,000/year net
Agents: Mike Ryan & Ryan de Zwart

Rosedale

29 Canaveral Drive:
Features: 923m² industrial property, 5-year lease plus 2 3-year rights of renewal
Rent: $150,000/year net
Agents: Jimmy O’Brien, Matt Prentice & Shoneet Chand

Attribution: Agency release.

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4 intensive residential & development properties sell

A mix of 4 properties in the intensive living & residential development sectors were sold at Bayleys auctions this week – an apartment in the 1930s Brooklyn building in the cbd, one of 2 properties in the future urban zone 28km north of the cbd at Dairy Flat, a St Heliers townhouse and a Manurewa section with development consents in place.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Brooklyn, 66 Emily Place, unit 14:
Features: one-bedroom apartment in 1930s building
Outgoings: rates $1532/year including gst; body corp levy $4208/year
Outcome: sold for $461,000
Agents: Diane Jackson & Julie Prince

Isthmus east

St Heliers

41C Vale Rd:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 3 bathrooms, courtyard, parking space
Outcome: sold for $1.125 million
Agents: John Howard & Josie Moon

North-east

The 2 rural properties marked future urban, one sold and the other passed in.

Dairy Flat

18 Green Rd:
Features: flat 3.38ha in 18 paddocks, 3-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Graeme Mann & Karen Asquith

20 Green Rd:
Features: 9620m² site, 2 tenanted houses, one of 2 bedrooms, the other of 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, each with a single garage
Outcome: sold for $1.3 million
Agents: Graeme Mann & Karen Asquith

South

Manurewa

40 Sturdee Rd:
Features: 809m² section, 3-bedroom house near motorways, health facilities & shopping centres, resource & building consents for development approved
Outcome: sold for $725,000
Agents: Shan Collings & Marlene Dragicevich

Takanini

220 Great South Rd, unit 1:
Features: 161m² refurbished standalone mainstreet bungalow containing 7 single-level offices
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Piyush Kumar & Peter Migounoff

Attribution: Agency release.

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Auction raises more questions than bidders’ hands

Barfoot & Thompson’s apartments auction today raised more questions than bidders’ hands.

In a sparsely population city auctionroom, the 4 properties on offer were a cbd apartment, a cross-lease in Ellerslie, a unit in Papatoetoe where the unit title wasn’t yet issued, and a Glen Innes house on a section – like thousands around Auckland now – with subdivision potential following rezoning.

The Connaught apartment had a bidder, but the margin between them and the vendor was about $200,000, setting the vendor’s target about $20,000 above the price achieved for a larger unit last July, when the market was far more active.

Excluding parking & balcony, the vendor would have been seeking about $14,000/m² internal, compared to a bid set at about $9000/m².

New apartment developments’ prices have moved well above the $10,000/m² that was a benchmark 2 years ago – construction costs have helped push some about $15,000/m² – but for older buildings those sorts of returns raise a question of how much of the windfall arising from price rises over the last 4 years is acceptable or readily achievable.

The Ellerslie cross-lease sold under the hammer after the vendor edged down but the other 2 properties attracted no bid.

A unit where the unit paperwork hadn’t been completed presented a risk most wouldn’t take in a declining market.

And, while the far eastern Tamaki suburbs on the isthmus started to attract more interest late last year, the unitary plan has opened thousands of residential properties up for potential subdivision, negating windfall opportunities and (in theory at least) opening suburbia up to cheaper new housing.

The mindset of cheaper new suburban development hasn’t set in yet, and may need a council push in terms of infrastructure provision & pricing, but the number of sections starting to come to the market indicates enough willingness to sell, and for intensification to gradually get underway.

CBD

Learning Quarter

The Connaught, 14 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 5I:
Features: 50m² including balcony, one-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $4455/year
Income assessment: $400/week
Outcome: passed in at $450,000
Agent: Bernard Scahill

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

141 Celtic Crescent, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1760m², 3-bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $800,000
Agent: Paul Studman

Glen Innes

16 Epping St:
Features: 688m² site in terrace housing & apartments zone under the unitary plan, 4 bedrooms
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Jack Hu

South

Papatoetoe

81A Huia Rd, unit 2:
Features: 69m² 3-bedroom unit, 25m² sleepout with own bathroom, double carport – unit title yet to issue and body corporate levy yet to be determined
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Neno Radinovich

Attribution: Auction.

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PFI sells one & leases 3 of 5-property Penrose portfolio

Property for Industry Ltd has sold one vacant Penrose property out of a portfolio of 5 it bought from Sistema Plastics Ltd in 2015, and has leased 3 others.

General manager Simon Woodhams & chief financial officer Craig Peirce said today PFI had sold the vacant 65 Hugo Johnston Drive (pictured) to an owner-occupier for a gross $14.25 million after an unsolicited offer, with settlement due on 21 June. The price represented a 17.8% premium over current book value and 29.4% over the initial purchase price.

PFI paid $28.5 million in 2015 for the 5 properties – 4, 6 & 10 Autumn Place and 65 & 80 Hugo Johnston Drive.

Motat (the Museum of Transport & Technology) recently leased 9364m² at 6 & 10 Autumn Place.

Boxkraft Ltd signed up last October to lease 3872m² at 80 Hugo Johnston Drive, starting in January, 6 weeks after Sistema’s departure.

The 2 leases, for an average term of 6.7 years, are worth a total $1,269,647/year to PFI.

4 Autumn Place, the smallest property in the portfolio, is still vacant, but PFI said it represented just 6.5% of the total lettable area originally bought.

Attribution: Company release.

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Onehunga couple launch apartment project on their old warehouse site

When Bruce & Anne Clegg moved from Wellington to Auckland in 1968, they launched their Draw Art Supplies business from their new home. When it grew, they bought a warehouse nearby on Beachcroft Avenue, across the road from the Onehunga Bay Reserve & lagoon.

Over the years they kept buying, building up a portfolio of 5 adjoining properties. Now that land is being turned over to an apartment development, Beachcroft Residences, and last night the Cleggs celebrated its launch.

They’d looked at apartment development on the site before, when intensive development was less fashionable, and got consent for a block of 12. It took 7 years to get resource consent, Mr Clegg commented.

This time, their project was in the second of Auckland Council’s special housing areas, on a block running through to George Terrace earmarked for development in December 2013, and this time it took less than a year to get consent.

Their development in partnership with Rodger Shepherd, Beachcroft Residences, will have 88 apartments in 3 linked 6-storey blocks around a central courtyard. 9 of the units will be in the affordable category. There will also be 3 retail spaces, including a café.

The one-bedroom affordable apartments have a price tag less than 75% of the median Auckland house price and range in price from $595-620,000, offering living spaces of 63-124m², including the deck. Other units are in a range of 1-3 bedroom, some with studies, and are priced between $695,000-1.3 million.

The development is being marketed by Bayleys Real Estate.

Image above: Bruce & Anne Clegg with the model of their Beachcroft Residences apartment development at the launch last night.

Attribution: Launch, agency release.

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