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5 sales by Colliers

Colliers agents have sold a Victoria Park Market restaurant and a Rosedale office in Auckland. In the South Island, the agency has offices in Christchurch & Dunedin and a quake-damaged motel in Christchurch.


Victoria Quarter

Victoria Park Market, Drake St, unit 74:
Features: 268m² net lettable area, New York-style restaurant & bar, the Oak Room, on 6.5-year lease
Rent: $100,794/year + gst     
Outcome: sold for $1.3 million at a 7.8% yield
Agents: Adam White, Simon Felton, Gareth Fraser & Tony Allsop



9C William Pickering Drive:
Features: 377m² 2-level office     
Outcome: sold by private investor to owner-occupier Zen Connections Ltd for $1.395 million
Agents: Janet Marshall & Kerry Cook

South Island



49 Papanui Rd:
Features: quake-damaged former Adelphi motel, 1517m² site, 12 motel units & a manager’s unit
Outcome: sold at auction for $1.7 million on an “as is, where is” basis
Agents: Will Franks & Mark Macauley


7 Tennyson St:
Features: 2781m² site, 261m² retail, new 10-year lease to Restaurant Brands Ltd
Rent: $170,000/year net + gst     
Outcome: sold at auction for $3.215 million + gst at a 5.3% yield
Agents: Courtney Doig & Charlie Oscroft


ASB House, 248 Cumberland St, levels 1 & 2:
Outcome: sold for $2.825 million at a 7.6% yield
Agent: Dean Collins

Attribution: Agency release.

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11 South Island commercial sales

Bayleys agents in the South Island have completed 9 sales in Christchurch and 2 more in Ashburton & Nelson.

South Island



24 Clarence St South:
Features: 510m² vacant industrial building, 8 parking spaces, sealed yard, 328m² warehouse, 140m² of offices over 2 levels, 90m² mezzanine
Outcome: sold vacant for $735,000 at a 6.99% cap rate on expected rental
Agents: Stewart White, Chris Frank & Alex White


31 Canada Crescent:
Features: 3050m² site-year-old 1609m² industrial building – 1344m² of 6.5m-high clearspan warehouse, 265m² showroom/office, seismic rating 100% of new building standard, 29 parking spaces, leased to international company Pentair on 5-year lease from February 2014 with 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $190,000/year
Outcome: sold for $2.55 million at a 7.45% yield
Agent: Nick O’Styke

45 Carmen Rd:
Features: 2256m² high profile corner service station with retail area & 25 parking spaces, occupied by Gasoline Alley with 5 years to run on initial 8-year lease term & 3 4-year rights of renewal
Rent: $164,834/year         
Outcome: sold for $2.3 million at a 7.1% yield
Agent: Nick O’Styke

15 Green Lane, unit 1:
Features: shared 1732m² site, 368m² north-facing industrial building, seismic rating 77% of new building standard, 8 parking spaces
Rent: $54,000/year
Outcome: sold for $773,000 at a 6.99% yield on well established tenancy
Agent: Nick O’Styke


6 Doric Way:
Features: 3414m² of industrial land in Waterloo Business Park
Outcome: sold to an owner-occupier for $857,750 at $250/m²
Agents: Stewart White, Alex White & Chris Frank


245 Stanmore Rd:
Features: 1469m² site, 360m² building
Outcome: sold for $650,000 at a 5.8% yield, currently on a month-to-month lease
Agents: Stewart White, Chris Frank & Alex White


29 Epsom Rd:
Features: 830m² site, 498m² industrial building split into 2 units, seismic rating 90% of new building standard, 2 established tenants, 9 parking spaces
Rent: $75,000pa + gst      
Outcome: sold for $1.2 million at a 6.25% yield
Agent: Nick O’Styke

14 Watts Rd:
Features: 1.1279ha site, 5628m² warehouse & office building, large amount of parking
Rent: $502,918/year from lease that expired 31 October
Outcome: sold for $5.5 million
Agents: Stewart White, Chris Frank & Alex White


33 Maunsell St:
Features: 1312m² site zoned industrial general, 2 adjoining tilt-slab warehouses totalling 410m², 40% & 60% seismic assessments, plus 3-bedroom dwelling with separate entrance
Rent: assessed market rental $50,000/year net
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $672,000
Agents: Greg Mann & Garry Ottmann



390 East St:
Features: 994m² site, 1329m² former Ministry of Works building, seismic rating 40% of new building standard, lease back to NZ Post until October 2020 with one 3-year right of renewal, 2 additional casual tenancies and 396m² of vacant space
Outcome: sold post-auction for $562,500 at a 9.96% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace



47 Muritai St:
Features: 2001m² site, 2-storey 480m² motel complex comprising 14 units, 3-bedroom manager’s residence
Outcome: sold freehold for $1.37 million at a 6.4% yield, lease in place until November 2046
Agent: Gill Ireland

Attribution: Agency release.

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6 sales south of Bombays, 3 in Christchurch development in Total Property auction series

6 properties south of Auckland were sold last week in Bayleys’ Total Property 7 auction series down the North Island.

In Christchurch, 3 units in a 17-unit development by Latitude Group Ltd (Ken Wimsett & Callum Baker) were sold in the Total Property auction. The developer envisaged uses would range from retail, office, hospitality & commercial services to trade supplies.

South of the Bombays

Bay of Plenty

Mt Maunganui

314 Maunganui Rd, units E & F:
Features: 2 adjoining office units totalling 223m², on the ground floor of Custom House commercial complex in high profile corner position; Bayleys’ franchisee Success Realty Ltd has occupied for past 10 years & renewed for further 10 years from October 2017, with 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $99,668/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.22 million at a 4.49% yield
Agents: Brendon & Lynn Bradley

Hawke’s Bay

Havelock North

2A Lindsay St:
Features: 472m² site, 195m² single-storey commercial building, seismic assessment 75% of new building standard, 5 parking spaces; occupied by hair stylist on 12-year lease from September 2016 following completion of building extension for a beauty clinic division
Rent: $45,751/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $815,000 at a 5.61% yield
Agent: Jacob Smith


New Plymouth, Bell Block

29-37 Paraite Rd:
Features: 1.084ha site, dual access, 2182m² industrial building including 621m² of canopies; international oil & gas company has occupied the site since 2012 on 7-year lease with 3 one-year rights of renewal
Rent: $199,112/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.6 million at a 7.66% yield
Agents: Alan Johnston & Iain Taylor



21-29 Bell Rd South, unit 6:
Features: 475m² tilt slab industrial unit built in 2008 and occupied since then by Fletcher Building subsidiary Foreman Commercial Interiors Ltd, current lease until June 2020 & no renewal right; 217m² high-stud warehousing plus 258m² of offices over 2 levels, 8 parking space
Rent: $70,400/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.04 million at a 6.77% yield
Agent: Richard Faisandier


216 Jackson St:
Features: 227m² site, 313m² 2-level mixed-use building, ground-floor 138m² dairy, rear access to courtyard, 175m² 3-bedroom character apartment above completely refurbished in 2009
Outcome: sold for $1.1 million at a 5.5% yield on periodic tenancies
Agents: Andrew Smith & Paul Cudby

30-32 Waione St:
Features: 1568m² corner redevelopment site zoned general business, in 2 titles, 3 street frontages; 625m² of industrial buildings, large yard area at rear
Rent: holding income $91,650/year gross + gst until 30 April 2018
Outcome: sold for $1.4 million
Agents: Andrew Smith & Richard Faisandier

South Island



987 Ferry Rd, unit 2:
Features: 158m² unit, 4 parking spaces on own titles in retail complex opened last year; 10-year lease to law firm Saunders & Co plus 3 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $58,455/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.028 million at a 5.69% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace

Unit 6:
Features: 292m² unit, 7 parking spaces; 2 tenancies, one with a 10-year lease to Moroccan restaurant & the other with a 6-year lease to Bayleys’ Canterbury franchisee Whalan & Partners Ltd, both with further renewal rights
Rent: $122,798/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.935 million at a 6.35% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace

Unit 10: 
Features: 209.5 unit, 6 parking spaces; ANZ Bank has done an extensive fitout and has a 6-year lease from July 2016, with 3 3-year rights or renewal, 3-yearly market rent reviews plus annual CPI-indexed increases
Rent: $71,332/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.3 million at a 5.48% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace

Attribution: Agency release.

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New Christchurch hotel goes on market

A new hotel under construction in Christchurch, which was to have launched the Ramada Encore brand in New Zealand, has gone on the market through Resort Brokers.

The franchise arrangement Wyndham Hotel Group remains an option.

The 88-room 3.5-star hotel is being developed at the corner of Colombo & Salisbury Sts by local company Lepdon Holdings (2006) Ltd (Ann & Gary Le Pine) in collaboration with Vietnamese builder TLC Modular (Thao Li Construction, Trading & Services Co Ltd).

Resort Brokers Australia national sales manager Trudy Crooks said the Le Pines had intended to operate the hotel themselves, but then decided to sell it

Expressions of interest close on Friday 17 November.


Resort Brokers NZ
The Hotel Conversation, 23 October 2017: Brand new Christchurch cbd hotel for sale
Wyndham Hotel Group, 1 May 2017: Ramada Encore Brand Debuts in New Zealand
TLC Modular

Attribution: Wyndham, Resort Brokers, The Hotel Conversation, TLC.

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4 commercial leases in Auckland & Christchurch

Knight Frank agents have secured 4 commercial leases, 2 on the Auckland isthmus and 2 in Christchurch.


Isthmus east


130B Main Highway:
Features: 70m² office, storage shed, 4 parking spaces
Rent: $25,000/year net + gst + opex      
Agent: Sophie Dixon

Mt Wellington

1066 Great South Rd, unit R:
Features: 75m² warehouse & amenities, 73m² mezzanine office, 2 parking spaces
Rent: not disclosed  
Agent: Scott Worrall

South Island


Christchurch cbd

137 High St, level 1:
Features: 100.8m² first-floor office, 63.4m² balcony
Rent: $31,971/year net + gst + opex      
Agent: Tom Lax


3 Kennedy’s Bush Rd, ground floor unit 3:
Features: 45m² ground-floor office unit, parking space
Rent: $15,000/year net + gst + opex      
Agent: Campbell Taylor

Attribution: Agency release.

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4 industrial property sales for Colliers

The Vijay Frame & Truss business and clothing company AS Colour Holdings Ltd’s head office & distribution facility, both in Henderson, have been sold through Colliers.

In Grey Lynn, a small light industrial building on Mackelvie St has been sold, and a Christchurch warehouse has been sold.

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

36 Mackelvie St:
Features: light industrial building, 4 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $2,316,750 at a 2.9% yield
Agents: Charlie Oscroft & Kris Ongley



9-11 Aetna Place:
Features: Vijay Frame & Truss business, part of Vinod Kumar’s Vijay Holdings Ltd group
Outcome: sold for $900,000
Agents: Pauras Rege, Marcus Jacobson & Shelley May

84 Central Park Drive:
Features: 6735m², Australasian clothing company AS Colour Holdings Ltd’s head office & distribution facility
Outcome: sold for $9.2 million at a 5.1% yield
Agents: Andrew Hooper & Dwayne Warby

South Island


Christchurch, Phillipstown

15 Phillips St:
Features: 897m² site, 766m² refurbished warehouse – 510m² warehouse, 150m² consented mezzanine, 106m² office, 7 parking spaces
Outcome: sold at auction for $991,000
Agents: Christian Kellar & Paul Marshall

Attribution: Agency release.

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Wigram sale, 6 commercial leases in Auckland & Canterbury

Knight Frank agents have reported a Wigram warehouse sale in Canterbury and 6 commercial leases in Auckland & Christchurch.


South Island – Canterbury


22 Sonter Rd, unit 1:
Features: 470m² warehouse, 180m² office/showroom
Outcome: sold for $1.45 million at a 5.4% yield (market yield 6.5%)
Agent: Craig Edwards




70 Favona Rd:
Features: 1500m² industrial yard
Agent: Scott Worrall


14B Vernon St:
Features: 250m² warehouse unit
Rent: $34,000/year + gst + opex 
Agent: Josh Franklin

South Island – Canterbury


41 Sir William Pickering Drive, unit 5:
Features: 74m² ground-floor office unit, 3 parking spaces
Rent: $21,990/year net + gst + opex      
Agent: Campbell Taylor


48 Fitzgerald Avenue, unit 11:
Features: 347m² warehouse, 246m² showroom, 8 parking spaces
Rent: $82,000/year net + gst + opex      

Agents: Sam Stone & Elliot Clayton

68 Fitzgerald Avenue, part level 1:
Features: 159m² first-floor office tenancy, 4 parking spaces
Rent: $47,909/year net + gst + opex      
Agent: Tom Lax

Innovation Precinct, 181 High St, unit D3:
Features: 99² ground-floor retail tenancy
Rent: $49,005/year net + gst + opex
Agent: Tom Lax

Attribution: Agency release.

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2 NZ Post properties sell in Christchurch

2 NZ Post properties were sold in Christchurch on Friday to start Bayleys’ sixth Total Property commercial auction series for the year. An Ashburton property was passed in.

The auction series comes to Auckland today, with 10 properties on the auction list.

South Island



390-400 East St:
Features: 994m² corner site in Ashburton’s main street, 1329m² building, 3-year ground-floor lease from settlement to NZ Post & Kiwibank, 2 upstairs monthly tenancies, 396m² of vacant space
Rent: $56,052/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $425,000
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace



31 Bishopdale Court (pictured above):
Features: 278m² site, 309m² refurbished & strengthened building; 6-year lease until October 2022, with 2 3-year rights of renewal to arts supplies, giftware & book retailer Paper Tree, which also has NZ Post & Kiwibank services contract that includes 534 postboxes
Rent: $62,000 /year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.1 million at a 5.64% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace


713 Ferry Rd:
Features: 566m² corner site adjacent to recently opened New World supermarket, 320m² standalone building – 201m² Discount Dairy tenancy which holds NZ Post services contract with 590 postboxes on lease until June 2024, and 119m² occupied by laundromat with a lease until February 2023
Rent: $60,832/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $871,000 at 6.98% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace

Attribution: Agency release.

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Cotterill sees opportunity for NPT as tenants quit

Image above: The AA Centre on the corner of Albert & Victoria Sts in downtown Auckland, between the bungy jumps of the Royal International site & Sky Tower, and with works underway at the corner for the city rail link tunnel & station.

Listed property investor NPT Ltd has tenants leaving 2 of its 5 properties – one of them quitting 6 office floors – and the new board sees opportunity.

Bruce Cotterill.

New chair Bruce Cotterill was dying to tell shareholders about impending investment activity at the annual meeting in Auckland on Friday, but didn’t quite have everything in place to make the revelations.

“While we aren’t in a position to provide any detail at this time, we are working on a number of initiatives that we expect will deliver better returns to our shareholders and would set us on a clear path to growth. Although it is early days in our tenure as directors, this board has made rapid progress and shareholders may expect an update in the coming weeks as some of our initiatives come to fruition,” he said.

NPT has had a chequered history since its inception as the National Property Trust in 1994, but one thing about it hasn’t changed: it started small and has remained so, getting its portfolio over $200 million in value for a while but now down at $174 million.

Its change in prospects began last September when Augusta Capital Ltd bought 9.26% of its shares from the Accident Compensation Corp, then proceeded to make an offer for its management contract. In October, Augusta said it also wanted NPT to buy a portfolio of 3 unidentified properties valued at $329 million, and it wanted to help NPT grow its portfolio to improve returns.

This latter was odd, because Augusta had whittled down its own portfolio in favour of managing syndicates. NPT’s board baulked, and so began a struggle for control that cost NPT $2 million.

The loser, at a special shareholder meeting in April, was Kiwi Property Group Ltd, which also wanted NPT to buy properties – 2 assets valued at $230 million, the Majestic Centre in Wellington & North City Centre at Porirua, now on the market through an expressions of interest process.

Augusta won the fight for control after lifting its holding to 18.85% and the total  vote against Kiwi’s proposal was 54.85%.

Mr Cotterill was installed as independent chair; a recently appointed member of the old board, Carol Campbell, remained as an independent (and had her position confirmed at Friday’s meeting); and Augusta’s new chair, Paul Duffy, and another independent, Allen Bollard, were elected.

AA moving to Sale St

Mr Cotterill told shareholders AA Insurance had recently informed the company it intended to relocate to a new office building under construction by Mansons on Sale St in February 2018, although its lease on its 6 floors in the AA Centre – right above the Aotea station being constructed beneath its Albert-Victoria St windows – runs until June 2019.

Said Mr Cotterill: “This departure will provide us with a further opportunity for refurbishment & repositioning of the building in the Auckland City office leasing market. Leasing inquiry for the floors that are to become vacant is very strong and we expect to be able to lease them relatively quickly.”

He said NPT had been working on leasing the AA space for a couple of months: “We don’t have signatures on paper but we do have good inquiry.”

Print Place – repositioning or disposal?

In Christchurch, NPT’s property at 17 Print Place, Middleton, recently lost one of its 3 tenants and will lose another in December. On this, Mr Cotterill told shareholders the vacancy & shortening weighted average lease term had resulted in the value of the property easing. But again Mr Cotterill saw opportunity: “This vacancy may provide us with an opportunity to reposition the property.”

Mr Duffy said it was over-rented and had too much office space relative to its warehousing.

One shareholder questioned the board about NPT being an absentee landlord, but Mr Cotterill responded: “We agree with you, and we’ve appointed Colliers [as manager of its Christchurch properties]. They haven’t got any tenants yet because we only agreed to appoint them this morning.”

Mr Cotterill agreed with another shareholder that selling Print Place was also an option. He said the new board had 2 strategies to focus on – growing the portfolio, and repositioning what it already owned.

He cautioned that growth wouldn’t be easy: “We’re trying to rebuild when prices are at their peak. That’s not the easiest thing to do.”

He said the board recognised that “mum & dad” shareholders relied heavily on dividends and the board intended to maintain dividends at their present level. On Friday afternoon the board announced a 0.9c/share first-quarter cash dividend, carrying 0.1544c/share of imputation credits, and gave full-year guidance that total dividends would be at least the same as last year, 3.6c/share.

Again, Mr Cotterill presented the optimistic outlook: “This represents a conservative approach to 2018 financial year distributable profit while the board considers a number of options before it for NPT’s future direction. A further update can be expected on the board’s plans for NPT in the coming weeks.”

At the moment, NPT’s management remains internal – Kiwi’s proposal to buy it was defeated in April and Augusta’s proposal wasn’t put to that meeting, but Mr Cotterill said the outcome of the April meeting had raised interest in taking over the contract. One party had turned its talks into a proposal and the board was discussing the possibility with another: “There’s nothing concrete,” he said.

Earlier stories:
2 June 2017: NPT profit eaten up in battle over its future
26 April 2017: Cotterill takes chair at NPT
21 April 2017: Augusta wins fight for NPT
7 April 2017: Augusta lifts stake in fight for NPT
31 March 2017: An unlikely twist could still derail NPT’s Kiwi deal
31 October 2016: Fourth era for NPT a hard option to combat
27 September 2016: Augusta buys 9% of NPT

Attribution: Annual meeting.

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11 South Island commercial sales

Bayleys agents have sold 11 commercial properties around the South Island – in Nelson, Canterbury & South Canterbury and Otago – including the Baaa Bar (pictured), reputed to be the last student pub in north Dunedin still standing.

South Island



5 Venture Place:
Features: 4768m² site, 2230m² 40m-wide clearspan warehouse, 460m² of offices, 46 offstreet parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $4.05 million
Agents: Stewart White, Alex White & Nick O’Styke


8-10 John Rd:
Features: 1305m² site, 495m² newly constructed childcare centre; new 10-year lease plus 2 6-year rights of renewal
Outcome: sold for $2.625 million at a 6.24% yield
Agents: Stewart White, Chris Frank & Tony Chaudhary


204 Hills Rd:
Features: 4370m² corner site, 1228m² suburban shopping centre, 9 tenants, 46 parking spaces
Rent: $371,772/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $5.33 million at a 6.97% yield
Agents: Blair Young & Mitchell Wallace


10 William Lewis Drive:
Features: 2425m² vacant industrial site in central business park
Outcome: sold for $815,000 at $336/m²
Agent: Nick O’Styke


9 Kilronan Place:
Features: 1935m² industrial site, 1014m² warehouse/workshop, 5.5m at knee with 5-tonne crane, 47m² office
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.35 million
Agents: Stewart White, Nick O’Styke & Alex White

12C Symes Rd:
Features: 890m² industrial unit, 3.5 tonne gantry crane, 13 parking spaces in small business park; seismically strengthened to 67% of new building standard; new 4-year lease
Rent: $95,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.307 million at a 7.27% yield
Agent: Nick O’Styke


Kennaway Rd, lot 14:
Features: new 1000m² warehouse, 200m² of offices in Portlink Industrial Park
Outcome: sold to an owner-occupier for $2.3 million in a design, build & purchase agreement
Agents: Greg Mann & Garry Ottmann

South Canterbury

Lake Tekapo

11 & 13 Sealy St:
Features: 8094m² vacant site in 2 titles, zoned residential 2 but suitable for commercial visitor accommodation
Outcome: sold for $3.5 million at $432/m²
Agent: Tracy Chen


The Wood, 87 Grove St:
Features: 749m2  site occupied by The Bush Inn, comprising 16 studio units plus living areas, laundry & kitchen; building completely redeveloped & 100% occupied, manager’s apartment upstairs
Outcome: sold as freehold going concern for $1.25 million
Agent: Gill Ireland


24 Golf Rd:
Features: 1487m² site, tenanted 13-unit 610m² motel, A grade seismic rating, standalone 3-bedroom manager’s accommodation
Outcome: sold for $1.23 million at a 6.5% yield
Agent: Gill Ireland



746 Great King St:
Features: 403m² site in university area & on State Highway 1 corner, 390m² bar/restaurant, leased to Baaa Sports Bar & Grill for 10 years from June 2017, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $90,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.2 million at a 7.5% yield
Agent: Robin Hyndman

Attribution: Agency release.

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