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H&M to lead retail revival at Queensgate

Swedish fashion & homegoods retailer H&M will open its third New Zealand store in October, leading in to the return & arrival of a large number of other retailers at the quake-hit Queensgate Shopping Centre in Lower Hutt.

Kiwi Property Group Ltd brought the Swedish listed company, H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB, to New Zealand first, opening an H&M store at its Sylvia Park shopping centre in Auckland a year ago. Philip Carter’s The Crossing development in Christchurch, which incorporates offices and food & beverage outlets in a precinct which combines new & restored heritage buildings, opened the second H&M this month.

Queensgate, managed by Stride Investment Management Ltd for the Diversified NZ Property Trust, will open its H&M on Thursday 26 October, in 2700m2 on 2 levels in the Centre Court.

The Diversified trust bought the former Westfield mall from Scentre Group (NZ) Ltd in August 2016. Part of it was closed after the Kaikoura earthquake in November and a portion of the carpark & its cinema complex were demolished. After a partial reopening, the centre was fully reopened in April.

Stride shopping centres general manager Roy Stansfield said on Wednesday the company was also readying sites at Queensgate for other new stores and stores that were returning, relocating & upgrading: “We expect many of these to be completed before the busy Christmas period. These include Skechers, Bed Bath N Table, Health 2000, Portmans, Merchant, Bed Bath & Beyond and Boost Juice.

Earlier story:
9 July 2017: H&M to open at Queensgate

Attribution: Stride release.

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4 provincial sales for Bayleys

Bayleys has sold 4 properties down country in its Total Property auction series – in Tairua, Taupiri, Opotiki & Lower Hutt.

South of the Bombays

Bay of Plenty

Opotiki

108 Church St:
Features: 413mcbd site, 330m2 building occupied by ANZ Bank since construction in 1985
Rent: $48,685/year net + gst       
Outcome: sold for $516,000 at a 9.44% yield, bank currently on a one-year lease from July with 5 one-year rights of renewal
Agents: Brendon & Lynn Bradley and Kim Williams

Coromandel

Tairua

148 Main Rd:
Features: 822mcommercially zoned site on State Highway 25, single-level streetfront building with established bakery tenancy, 3 storage sheds at rear
Rent: $29,807/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $553,000 at a 5.39% yield
Agents: Josh Smith & Belinda Sammons

Waikato

Taupiri

1 Railway Rd:
Features: 3948m2 site, 986m2 Fonterra subsidiary Farm Source rural supply services store
Rent: $137,842/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.25 million at a 6.12% yield, 8-year lease runs until 2023, 4 3-year eights of renewal
Agent: Josh Smith

Wellington

Lower Hutt

305 Jackson St:
Features: 290m2 site, 175m2 single-level office building, 71% new building standard seismic assessment
Rent: assessed potential rent $43,700/year net + gst   
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $676,000
Agents: Andrew Smith & Paul Cudby

Attribution: Agency release.

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Summerset buys at Porirua for 5th Wellington village

Retirement village developer Summerset Group Holdings Ltd said today it had bought a 6ha site, price undisclosed, in the Kenepuru Landing development at Porirua for its 5th village in the Wellington region.

Kenepuru Landing is a joint residential housing project between developer Carrus Corp Ltd & local iwi Ngati Toa.

Summerset chief executive Julian Cook said the proposed village on Bluff Rd would have over 290 homes, including 2- & 3-bedroom villas & apartments, one-bedroom serviced apartments and resthome & hospital care. The village would also include Summerset’s memory care centre concept, offering 20 one-bedroom apartments in a safe environment for people with dementia.

The company expects to build 450 retirement units nationally this year.

Attribution: Company release.

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Updated: Reserve Bank sublets to help pay the rent

Published 4 September 2017, updated 6 September 2017:
The Reserve Bank has gone further into commercial sub-leasing – not because it saw how to use space better, but to meet its schedule of payments to the Government. The NZ Defence Force has signed a lease to occupy 3 floors in the Reserve Bank building in Wellington, beginning sometime in the next 4 months (the bank said ‘later this year’).

Update paragraph: The bank told me yesterday it owned the building and wasn’t subletting. In my shorthand I called it subletting because the bank is leasing out space so it can pay its owner, the Government, not because it didn’t need the space. Strictly, it’s a lease. In effect, the bank’s not an owner in control.

The bank’s head of currency, property & security, Steve Gordon, said today the Defence Force would be the fourth tenant in the building, joining the Parliamentary Counsel Office, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and the State Services Commission.

He said the bank had vacated the floors being leased to the Defence Force as part of a strategy to increase its property income to meet its funding agreement.

The bank has been leasing space in the building, at No 2 The Terrace, since at least mid-2016.

Mr Gordon said the appeal of the building lay in its top seismic rating & proximity to Parliament. The building is being refurbished to modernise its interior.

Attribution: Bank release.

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Wellington industrial property & development prospect sold

Bayleys agents in Wellington have sold a Ngauranga industrial property and 3 sites with development potential in Hopper St, Te Aro.

South of the Bombays

Wellington

Ngauranga

1 Lower Tyers Rd:
Features: 7138m² site, modern 4662m ² high-stud industrial building, 100% new building standard seismic rating, 30 parking spaces; leased to The Information Management Group (NZ) Ltd (a Freightways Ltd subsidiary) for 12 years until April 2021, with 4 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $741,943/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $9,893,000 at a 7.5% yield
Agent: Grant Young

Te Aro

7, 9 & 11 Hopper St:
Features: 1424m² site in 3 titles, 966m² 2-level 1970s warehouse & showroom; 2 bare land titles have residential development potential (height limit 27m)
Outcome: sold to an owner-occupier for $3,601,111 with vacant possession
Agents: Mark Walker & James Higgie

Attribution: Agency release.

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All 6 southern properties sell at Bayleys auctions

Bayleys sold all 6 properties south of the Bombays in its Total Property auction series last week.

South of the Bombays

Bay of Plenty

Bethlehem

1 Valley Grove Rd (pictured):
Features: 1310m² site, 978m² 2-level A grade office building constructed in 2008, 18 parking spaces, 2 tenancies, anchored by national insurance broker BrokerWeb Risk Services Ltd
Rent: $144,128/year net + gst
Outcome: sold to an Auckland buyer for $2.195 million at a 6.57% yield
Agents: Brendon & Lynn Bradley

Rotorua – Glenholme

193 Ranolf St:
Features: 348m² suburban site, 3 retail units totalling 170m², leases ranging from 12 months to 4 years, all with renewals
Rent: $28,103/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $285,000 at a 9.86% yield
Agents: Brei Gudsell & Paul Stewart

Manawatu

Feilding

11 Manchester Square:
Features: 157m2 cbd site, 100m² character building recently fully refurbished and seismically  strengthened to 70% of new building standard, new 10-year lease term to the Thai House group, which operates 14 restaurants in the North Island
Rent: $38,000/year net + gst, fixed 2-yearly CPI rent increases
Outcome: sold for $455,000 at an 8.35% yield
Agents: Bede Blatchford, Karl Cameron & Lewis Townshend

Wellington

Grenada North

50 Takapu Rd:
Features: 1247m² truck refuelling site on corner of Jamaica Drive at the gateway to the Grenada Business Park, leased to BP Oil NZ, which has exercised a right of renewal until November 2022 and & owns maintains all of the truckstop plant & equipment
Rent: $60,766/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $799,000 at a 7.6% yield
Agents: Fraser Press & John Pritchard

Lower Hutt

423 High St:
Features: 1000m² site, 643m² single-level building tenanted by a Jetts 24-hour fitness centre on a renewed lease from June 2016 and a tyre/auto centre, 14 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $2.1 million at a 6.8% yield
Agent: Andrew Smith

Stokes Valley

18-20 George St:
Features: 1665m² site, rundown 1145m² double-bay warehouse/workshop building with mezzanine & office space
Rent: potential income assessed at $55,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $6.15 million
Agents: Richard Faisandier & Andrew Smith

Attribution: Agency release.

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6 sales & 7 leases for Bayleys in Manawatu & Wellington

Bayleys offices in the lower North Island, but primarily in the Wellington region, have reported 6 sales & 7 leases of commercial space.

Image above: 57 Kiln St, Silverstream.

South of the Bombays

Manawatu

Palmerston North

43 Alderson Drive:
Features: 7552m² site, 1504m² industrial building used as a cold storage facility by national tenant Big Chill on a 12-year lease from 2013 with annual CPI increases; includes 1692m² of adjoining development land
Rent: $369,937/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $5.4 million at a 6.85% yield
Agent: Fraser Press

328-330 Broadway:
Features:1356m² cbd site, 2-level 920m² commercial building, 7 tenants; 3 ground-floor retail tenants including TAB and offices above, on 2- to 3-year leases
Rent: $149,100/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.8 million at an 8.3% yield
Agents: Karl Cameron, Lewis Townshend & Bede Blatchford

Wellington

CBD

138 The Terrace:
Features: 605m² site, 9-level 3000m² office building, 7 tenants including Kiwibank, Chen Palmer & QE2 National Trust, on varying lease expiries through until 2023
Rent: $679,083/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $7.55 million at an 8.99% yield
Agent: Mark Sherlock

Lower Hutt – Wingate

15 Eastern Hutt Rd, Wingate.

15 Eastern Hutt Rd:
Features: 4108m² site – 1438m² yard, 2670m² warehouse building; purpose-built distribution centre for Harvey Norman which has a 5-year lease from November 2016, with 4 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $264,230/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.5 million at a 7.55% yield
Agents: Mark Hourigan & Fraser Press

Paraparaumu

35 Te Roto Drive:
Features: 1.0865ha corner site with parking for over 100 cars & 3616m² data centre; Unisys NZ Ltd has occupied the site for 17 years and signed a new 5-year lease in October 2016, with 3 3-year rights of renewal
Rent: $457,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $5.71 million at an 8% yield
Agents: Mark Sherlock & Stephen Lange

Upper Hutt – Silverstream

57 Kiln St:
Features: 4.0369ha site 167 parking spaces, 23,481m² warehouse & office building developed in the 1980s as Foodstuffs (Wellington) Ltd’s head office & distribution centre; 12,228m² of high stud, clearspan, drive-through warehousing, 5420m² of lower stud warehousing & 5733m² of offices partly refurbished in 2012
Outcome: sold by Foodstuffs to another owner-occupier for $10 million
Agents: Richard Faisandier, Mark Hourigan & Fraser Press

Leases

Wellington

CBD

102-122 Lambton Quay, level 8:
Features: 379m² of B grade office space, one-year lease term
Rent: $130,165/year + gst at $350/m²
Agent: Jim Wana

Newlands

6 Hurring Place, unit 2a:
Features: 1680m² industrial building with office accommodation over 2 levels
Rent: $273,030/year net + gst
Agent: John Pritchard

Te Aro

3 Market Lane
Features: Lease assignment of 1960m² of office space on 3 levels by Xero to co-working business BizDojo encompassing just over 3 years on the initial lease term plus further rights of renewal until 2027 as well as naming rights; Xero will relocate this year from 3 buildings to become anchor tenant in the nearby former Manthel Motors heritage building being redeveloped by The Wellington Co Ltd
Rent: Undisclosed
Agents: Luke Frecklington & Luke Kershaw

82 Tory St:
Features: 250m² of restaurant space, 6-year lease term
Rent: $120,000/year + gst at $350/m²
Agent: Luke Frecklington

Lower Hutt

531 High St:
Features: 3569m² lowrise office building, 75 parking spaces, leased for 6-year term
Rent: $856,080/year + gst at $240/m²
Agent: Matt Gibbs

Ngauranga

4 Glover St:
Features: 2500m² industrial building, 7m high warehouse with multiple entries, offices, 15 parking spaces
Rent: $330,000/year + gst
Agent: John Pritchard

Upper Hutt

20 Somme Rd:
Features: 1000m², 2 floors of office & lab space with modern fitout; 12-year lease term begins on 1 October
Rent: $212,220/year + gst
Agent: Matt Gibbs

Attribution: Agency release.

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H&M to open at Queensgate

Expanding Swedish fashion retailer H&M (H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB) will open its first Wellington store at the Queensgate shopping centre in Lower Hutt this year.

Centre manager Stride Property Group’s shopping centres general manager, Roy Stansfield, said on Friday the announcement marked an important milestone in a large project, which had been a long time in the works: “We’re incredibly excited that a world-renowned brand like H&M has chosen Queensgate as the location for its first Wellington store. It’s testament to the standard of the centre & the opportunities in the region as a whole. Customers & retailers alike have been curious about the works going on in the centre as we prepare for H&M’s opening, so we’re very happy to be able to finally confirm who this new tenant is.”

Stride hasn’t confirmed the store’s opening date yet.

The Diversified NZ Property Trust, which Stride manages, bought the former Westfield mall from Scentre Group (NZ) Ltd last August. Part of it was closed after the Kaikoura earthquake in November and a portion of the carpark & its cinema complex were demolished. After a partial reopening, the centre was fully reopened in April.

H&M has a big international expansion programme underway, with 500 openings completed or planned this year.

Attribution: Company release.

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4 sales & 7 leases in latest Bayleys results

Bayleys agents have completed 4 commercial sales on Queen St, in the Heritage Auckland hotel building, at Rosedale and in Petone, and 7 leases in Dairy Flat, Rosedale, Silverdale & the Wellington cbd.

Image above: The former Farmers’ Grand Tearoom in the Heritage Auckland hotel, bought for conversion to a penthouse apartment.

Sales

CBD

Queen St

155 Queen St, units 11A, B & C:
Features: 631m² office unit in 3 titles, 2 parking spaces on separate titles, occupied by NZ Institute of Studies, longer-term residential development potential
Rent: $150,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.9 million at a 7.89% yield
Agents: Anna Radkevich & Ranjan Unka

Victoria Quarter

Heritage Auckland, 35 Hobson St:
Features: 539m² on the top floor of the Heritage Auckland Hotel, formerly the Farmers department store’s Grand Tearoom, has operated as a function centre since hotel conversion in the late 1990s; the hotel has indicated it won’t be renewing the 20-year lease expiring in October next year; high stud ornate ceiling, 2 external decks with harbour & city views plus 4 parking spaces
Rent $200,782/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.5 million at an 8.03% yield or $4638/m², buyer has indicated intention to convert to penthouse apartment
Agent: Matt Lee & James Chan

North-east

Rosedale

14 Vega Place, unit C:
Features: 354m² industrial unit, 8 parking spaces, tenant Adrenalin Publishing Ltd in occupation for 16 years and has renewed for a further 4 years from 1 July
Rent $62,420/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.18 million at a 5.29% yield
Agents: Ashton Geisler, Laurie Burt & Mike Adams

South of the Bombays

Petone

2 Jackson St:
Features: 2010m² site, 1500m² store occupied by Kathmandu for 15 years
Rent: $243,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $4.1 million at a 5.92% yield
Agent: Richard Faisandier

Leases

North-east

Dairy Flat

17 Kahikatea Flats Rd, units C1 & C2:
Features: 280.8m² building area – warehouse 150m², office 90m², other area 40.8m², yard 3000m², no parking spaces
Rent: leased in June for $111,450, premises rental $396.90/m²
Agent: Rosemary Wakeman

Rosedale

Part 1-3 Parkhead Place:
Features: 581m² industrial unit – warehouse 411m², office 137m², other area 33m², 8 parking spaces
Rent: leased in June for $80,000/year net + gst, premises rental $137.69/m² (no separate charge for parking)
Agent: Laurie Burt

Silverdale

19 Foundry Rd, unit A:
Features: 142m² industrial unit – warehouse 92m², office 50m², 2 parking spaces
Rent: leased in June for $25,000/year net + gst, premises rental $176.05/m² (no separate charge for parking)
Outcome:
Agent: Rosemary Wakeman

150 Foundry Rd:
Features: 225m² industrial unit – warehouse 150m², office 75m², 4 parking spaces
Rent: leased in June for $32,500/year net + gst, premises rental $144.44/m² (no separate charge for parking)
Agent: Rosemary Wakeman

8 Peters Way:
Features: 1356.6m² office & warehouse – warehouse 976m², office 205m², showroom 175.6m² 21 parking spaces
Rent: leased in June for $195,000/year net + gst, premises rental $143.74/m² (no separate charge for parking)
Outcome:
Agent: Rosemary Wakeman

South of the Bombays

Wellington cbd

20 Customhouse Quay, part level 12:
Features: 349.4m² of A grade office space leased for 7 years
Rent: $242,246/year + gst
Agents: Luke Kershaw & Luke Frecklington

20 Customhouse Quay, part level 12:
Features: 225m² of A grade office space leased for 9 years
Rent: $156,025/year + gst
Agents: Luke Kershaw & Luke Frecklington

Attribution: Agency release.

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Meridian cuts space but signs new Customhouse Quay lease

Meridian Energy Ltd will cut the office space it leases at 33 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, by a third from September 2019, but has agreed to a new long-term lease on the balance.

Meridian occupies 4419m² but will cut back to 2933m² under the new 12-year lease that building owner Stride Property Ltd has agreed to.

Stride chief executive Philip Littlewood said both landlord & tenant would look for a new tenant for the 1486m² of level 1 space being vacated.

Attribution: Company release.

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