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One condition left on Central Park sale, and Air NZ extends at Fanshawe St

Goodman Property Trust manager Goodman (NZ) Ltd said yesterday its sale of Central Park at Greenlane had all but gone unconditional, with only Overseas Investment Office approval still required.

The trust has also secured a new long-term lease commitment from Air NZ on its Fanshawe St headquarters.

Goodman (NZ) chief executive John Dakin said yesterday the $209 million Central Park sale to a joint venture led by New Zealand property fund manager Oyster Property Group Ltd represented a significant milestone in the repositioning of the Goodman trust, marking the last of its major identified asset sales.

“Following settlement of the property, the trust’s portfolio will be almost 90% invested in its preferred Auckland industrial sector and will have a value of $2.4 billion.

“With over $850 million of asset sales since 2012, we have positively rebalanced the trust’s portfolio, improving the quality & growth profile of the assets. It’s a disciplined strategy that is focused on the delivery of the industrial development pipeline and building a portfolio of unrivalled quality.”

Air NZ’s headquarters at 185 Fanshawe St.

The VXV precinct

The Goodman trust’s office investment is now focused in the VXV precinct of the Auckland waterfront Wynyard Quarter. The trust jointly owns the portfolio of 7 buildings with GIC Pte Ltd, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore. The portfolio has a value of $488.4 million and Goodman’s proportionate share is $249.1 million.

Air NZ’s head office at 185 Fanshawe St is in that precinct. Trans Tasman Properties Ltd began development of the 6-level building in 2005, putting a $60 million value on it, but sold the development part-built to what was then the Macquarie Goodman Property Trust, with Air NZ as the incoming tenant.

Air NZ has renewed its lease for 10 years. Mr Dakin said that, and the Central Park sale, would increase Goodman’s portfolio occupancy to 98% extend the office portfolio’s weighted average lease term to 10.6 years and the overall lease term to 6.2 years.

Earlier story:
10 November 2017: Big property sale follows first-half profit setback for Goodman

Attribution: Company release.

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Big property sale follows first-half profit setback for Goodman

A $28.2 million turnaround in the fair value of investment property took the Goodman Property Trust from a $67.6 million profit in the September half last year to a $39.5 million interim profit this year.

Perhaps more importantly, the trust has continued its repositioning since September with 2 more asset sales, conditionally selling the Central Park Corporate Centre (pictured) in Auckland and unconditionally selling a Christchurch property.

Main financial details (September 2016 in brackets):

  • Pretax operating earnings $59.8 million ($59.9 million)
  • After tax operating earnings $51.4 million ($51.0 million)
  • Fair value movement, down $8.4 million (up $19.8 million)
  • Pretax profit $45.3 million ($73.1 million)
  • After tax profit $39.5 million ($67.6 million), down 41.6%
  • Pretax operating earnings/unit 4.65c (4.7c)
  • After tax operating earnings/unit 4c (4.01c)
  • Look-through loan:value ratio 32.4% (28.8%)
  • Unchanged cash distributions of 3.325c/unit represent about 94% of cash earnings.

Management company chair Keith Smith said yesterday Goodman leased over 70,000m² of space on new or extended terms, the average lease term was 5.8 years and portfolio occupancy was 97%.

The trust announced 6 new industrial projects totalling $148.7 million in August, covering over 10ha of development land and providing almost 60,000m² of rentable area on completion, at an 8.3% yield on cost.

Since September, the trust has contracted to sell $229.4 million of property:

  • Central Park Corporate Centre, conditionally, for $209 million, and
  • the recently completed Steel & Tube development in Hornby, Christchurch, unconditionally for $20.4 million, due to settle in April 2018.

Board likes composition & quality

Mr Smith said the board was pleased with the overall improvement to the composition & quality of its $2.6 billion portfolio: “The progression of the development programme, selective asset sales & targeted acquisitions are all having a positive impact, refining the portfolio and positioning the trust for sustainable growth.”

Chief executive John Dakin said the portfolio which is now over 80% invested in “the rapidly growing & supply constrained” Auckland industrial sector.

“This investment focus reflects the positive return characteristics of industrial property and the stronger economic drivers of New Zealand’s largest city.

“Economic growth, demographic changes, technological advances & the development of online retailing are all contributing to the strong demand for logistics & warehouse space in Auckland.”

Mr Dakin said the sale of Central Park was a significant transaction for the trust: “It is the last of the planned major asset disposals and its successful conclusion would complete a substantial rebalancing of the portfolio, focusing investment in the Auckland industrial sector.”

He said the trust was also in a much stronger investment position following its asset sales, with gearing at 32.4%, well below the 50% maximum allowed under its debt & trust deed covenants.

The completion of the $100 million Goodman+Bond offer in May improved the trust’s liquidity & debt diversity, and at 30 September it had $260 million of undrawn bank facilities.

Assuming settlement of both conditional & unconditional sales, that gearing ratio will fall to 25.8% and the undrawn bank facilities will increase to over $500 million.

Assuming a stable business outlook, the trust expected to deliver full-year pretax operating earnings of about 9.1c/unit, cash earnings of about 7c/unit, and cash distributions totalling 6.65c/unit.

Attribution: Company release.

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6 units sell at Barfoot residential auctions

6 of 10 apartments, townhouses & suburban units auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office this week were sold under hammer.

They included one St Lukes apartment with remedial issues, sold at mortgagee auction.

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Victoria Quarter

11 Nicholas St, unit 8C:
Features: 105m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, balcony, tandem parking
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

14 Arthur St, unit 3:
Features: 2-level 3-bedroom townhouse, patio, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $962,000
Agents: Neno Radinovich & Daniel Duan

Glendowie

119 Riddell Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $780,000
Agent: Andrew Pender

Greenlane

22G Aratonga Avenue:
Features: one-bedroom unit, deck, double garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Kanta Lala

Newmarket

Kings Square, 26 Remuera Rd, unit 602:
Features: 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, balcony, 2 covered parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $1,023,500
Agents: Sam Leong & Wynne Wong

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

5 Foundries Lane, 61 Wellington St:
Features: 81m², 2-bedroom townhouse, deck, offstreet parking
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.149 million
Agent: Neil Dayal

Mt Albert

St Lukes Gardens, 11 Morning Star Place, unit 1E:
Features: 2 bedrooms, balcony, 2 offstreet parking spaces, across the road from Westfield St Lukes mall; the building has remedial issues and further levies are contemplated, offered on an “as is, where is” basis
Outcome: sold at mortgagee auction for $278,000
Agent: Philip Davis

North-west

Kelston

9 Alston Avenue:
Features: 1167m² section, block of 4 2-bedroom units with carports, all on one title
Outcome: sold for $1.515 million
Agent: Rick Thevenard

Massey

62 Cyclarama Crescent, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, deck, single carport
Outcome: sold for $601,000
Agents: Aaron Julian & Prasanna Kumar

New Lynn

126 Lynwood Rd, unit 1:
Features: ground-floor 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $465,000
Agent: Lisa Redgrove

Attribution: Agency.

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One unit out of 5 sells at Barfoot auctions

One suburban unit sold post-auction out of 5 offered at 3 sessions at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office last week.

The unit sold was in Greenlane. A SugarTree apartment in the city centre didn’t receive a bid.

In the agency’s Thursday morning apartments auction session, one of the 2 units sold under the hammer.

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Victoria Quarter

SugarTree, 27 Union St, unit 514:
Features: 49m², one-bedroom apartment, study, balcony, parking pace
Income assessment: $500/week + $70/week for parking, fixed until February
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Ivy Ong & Tom Chiu

Isthmus east

Greenlane

30 Garland Rd, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, deck, double garage
Outcome: sold post-auction
Agents: Helen Lam & Wendy Sadd

Isthmus west

Mt Roskill

1542 Dominion Rd Extension, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, study, internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Eric Xie & Lindsay Hooke

24 Princes Avenue, unit 3:
Features: 67m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: passed in at $710,000, back on market at $839,000
Agent: Dee Brennan

North-west

Te Atatu South

35A Coniston Avenue, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Fleur Reece & Angela Light

Attribution: Auctions.

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4 apartments, units & townhouses sold

One of the 3 apartments auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday – in the Queens Residences on Queen St (pictured) – was sold under the hammer. In the afternoon session, 3 of the 5 suburban units & townhouses were also sold.

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Albert St

Stamford Residences, 26 Albert St, unit 2108:
Features: 233m², 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, storage locker, 2 secure parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $20,108/year
Income assessment: fixed–term tenancy until June 2019
Outcome: passed in at $2.12 million
Agent: Aaron Cook

Uptown

Queens Residences, 8 Airedale St, unit 1302:
Features: 45m² including balcony, one bedroom, study
Outgoings: body corp levy $2193/year
Outcome: sold for $497,000
Agents: Selina Zheng & Tommy Zhang

Isthmus east

Epsom

218 Green Lane West, unit 44:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse recently reclad & refurbished with new code compliance certificate, carport, in secure gated complex
Outcome: passed in at $895,000
Agents: Yi Wei Lowndes & Tian Qiu

Greenlane

27 Puriri Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $732,000
Agents: Wendy Sadd & Helen Lam

Onehunga

85 Victoria St:
Features: 417m² section, villa in 2 one-bedroom flats, 4 parking spaces, zoned mixed housing, terraced & apartment
Outcome: sold for $705,000
Agent: Paul Hodgman

Parnell

13 Cheshire St, unit 407:
Features: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, tandem internal-access parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $3242/year
Outcome: passed in at $874,000
Agents: Anne-Marie & Victoria Koszegi

Remuera

725A Remuera Rd, unit 1:
Features: m², 2-level 3-bedroom townhouse, courtyards, garage with workshop, 2 offstreet parking spaces
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Paul Earl-Peacock

North-west

New Lynn

13 Seabrook Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $478,000
Agents: Leigh Walford & Antonio Bosu

Attribution: Auction.

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6 intensive homes sell at auction but “no bids” raise questions

6 of the 10 intensive homes auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday were sold under the hammer.

Out of a total residential offering of 20 properties at 2 auctions, 8 were sold, so a strong outcome on intensive dwellings, weaker on standalone homes.

But the more interesting factor arose at the end of the second auction. Of the 7 properties, 2 had sold just short of $1.5 million, 2 had sold below $1 million, one was passed in, and remaining were a cross-leased townhouse at Bucklands Beach and a modest 3-bedroom standalone in Glen Eden. Neither attracted a bid, with the auctioneer closing after seeking a $550,000 start for the Glen Eden home.

In a short few months, the residential market has gone from overpricing enthusiasm to underpricing by neglect, the inability to finance at lower levels or exclusion of likely bidders by regulation.

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Victoria Quarter

The Galleries, 23 Graham St, unit 26:
Features: 200m², 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, balcony, 2 parking spaces, storage locker
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Louise Allan & Alex Allan

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

3 Ellerslie Park Rd, flats 2 & 3:
Features: 2 2-bedroom flats, parking space each
Outcome: sold for $1.16 million
Agents: Barry Saxon

Epsom

26 Orakau Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 839m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $951,000
Agent: Dee Brennan

Greenlane

24 Puriri Avenue, unit 4:
Features: 88m², 2-bedroom unit, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $860,000
Agents: Janice Hamilton-Cox & Philip Cox

Mission Bay

21A Comins Crescent:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, courtyard, terrace, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Alex Baker

Remuera

117 Grand Drive, unit 2:
Features: refurbished 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 carport spaces, pool, bordering Waiatarua Reserve
Outcome: sold for $1.05 million
Agents: Stephen Rendell

Royal Oak

13C Raurenga Avenue:
Features: 419m² section, 4-bedroom townhouse, 3 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.461 million
Agents: Frances Li & Ian Thornhill

North-east

Takapuna

9B Puriri St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1012m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $875,000
Agents: Will Gluestein

South

Bucklands Beach

119 Bucklands Beach Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1618m², 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Frances Li & Raymond Chan

Papatoetoe

81A Huia Rd, unit 1:
Features: 69m², 2-bedroom unit, tandem carport
Income assessment: $440/week current
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Neno Radinovich

Attribution: Auctions.

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Greenlane & St Heliers apartments sell

2 apartments in Greenlane & St Heliers were sold under the hammer at Bayleys’ suburban auctions this week.

Isthmus east

Greenlane

4D Matai Rd:
Features: 474m² site in gated community, 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.52 million
Agents: John Procter

St Heliers

12C Maheke St:
Features: 164m², 3-bedroom apartment comprising whole top floor, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, 2 parking spaces, 6m² storage room
Outcome: sold for $2 million
Agents: David Rainbow & Ailsa McArthur

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

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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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Goodman takes syndicate units to facilitate Millennium Centre sale

The Goodman Property Trust’s manager said yesterday the trust had taken $12 million of units in the property syndicate that has bought the Millennium Centre at Greenlane (pictured) from it.

Goodman sold the 3 office properties at 600-604 Great South Rd, Greenlane, to syndicator Oyster Management Ltd for $210 million last year and settled yesterday.

Goodman (NZ) Ltd chief executive John Dakin said the trust had taken units in the syndicate to facilitate the transaction, would hold the investment for a maximum 2 years and expected to receive an annual return of 8%.

Mr Dakin said Goodman had also sold the commercial buildings & associated development land at 1 Show Place in Addington, Christchurch, for $14 million as part of its asset recycling programme. The unconditional sale to a local investor is expected to settle before the end of this month.

“An active sales programme is reducing debt and providing funding capacity for the trust’s development activity. It’s a strategy that is improving the quality of the portfolio and increasing investment in the favoured Auckland industrial market, a sector we expect to deliver superior growth,” he said.

The 2 transactions take Goodman’s total value of sales this financial year to almost $280 million.

Earlier stories:
5 October 2016: New leases lift price on Greenlane sale
14 July 2016: Goodman to sell Millennium & Yellow buildings to Oyster
1 July 2010: Goodman buys partner out of Show Place
30 May 2007: Macquarie Goodman buys 50% stake in Addington office park company

Attribution: Company release.

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4 commercial sales on isthmus & Airport Oaks

Bayleys agents have sold 3 business premises in Greenlane, Onehunga & Penrose on the isthmus and another at Airport Oaks.

Isthmus east

Greenlane

G1/G2, 93-95 Ascot Avenue:
Features: 435m2 of ground-floor office space, substantial fitout, in Ascot Business Park adjacent to Greenlane roundabout, previously used as medical premises, 10 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $2.1 million (at 7.4% yield on previous rental)
Agents: Gordon Gibson & Matt Gordon

Onehunga

51-53 Church St & 2 Fleming St:
Features: 894msite zoned mixed use, 609m2 industrial building, vendor to repaint & recarpet
Outcome: sold vacant for $2.2 million
Agent: James Valintine

Penrose

39 Station Rd (pictured):
Features: 822m2 site, 413m2 single-level retail building occupied by NZ Post/Kiwibank on a lease until August 2018, one 3-year right of renewal, 7 parking spaces
Rent: $63,000/year net
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.185 million at a 5.32% yield on present rent
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Andrew Wallace

South

Airport Oaks

77 Aintree Avenue:
Features: 3000msite, 900m2 childcare centre, 12-year lease to Bright Sparks Childcare Ltd from January 2008, 2 6-year rights of renewal
Rent: $275,236/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $4.37 million at 6.25% yield
Agent: Mark Pittaway

Attribution: Agency release.

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