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New Crown entity will advance housing infrastructure

The Government has lodged the documents to establish a new company, Crown Infrastructure Partners Ltd, to support development without breaching local council debt constraints.

Auckland Council has been tiptoeing just below its debt:revenue ratio limit of 265%, and put the concept to the Government of a special purpose vehicle to fund infrastructure in a way that recognises those debt constraints.

Instead of the council funding infrastructure for new development, it will come from the Crown company. Auckland mayor Phil Goff said yesterday this would enable construction of 23,300 homes in the north & south of the region to be brought forward.

Mr Goff said the announcement was made at Drury, in South Auckland, because that was likely to be the first place the new funding would be used, for 700 homes.

Mr Goff said: “The initial investment of $387 million in transport & water infrastructure in Drury South & West, Paerata & Pukekohe will enable the construction of 17,800 dwellings much earlier than would otherwise be the case.

“A further major development will be around Wainui in north Auckland, with $201 million in infrastructure funding required for an additional 5500 dwellings.

“The new investment vehicle will provide capital from the Government & the private sector which will not be debt on the council’s books. It will be funded through development contributions & targeted rates within the new housing developments.

“Auckland is growing by 45,000 new residents/year and requires unprecedented levels of infrastructure growth to keep up with demand. Increasing the supply of housing is a critical part of overcoming our housing shortage and slowing price rises caused by demand exceeding supply of housing.

“The new unitary plan ensures there is adequate land – greenfield & brownfield – to meet demand, but infrastructure servicing that land is necessary for homes actually to be built.

“Special purpose vehicles are another tool in our toolbox to enable us to lift the scale & pace of new housing development.”

Attribution: Mayoral release.

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Hobsonville Land aims for more houses below median price

HLC Ltd has begun a programme with its builder-partners to increase the supply of new homes at or below the median price of homes in the vicinity of Hobsonville Point, currently $884,000.

HLC is the Government-owned company, formerly the Hobsonville Land Co Ltd, which is engaged in residential land development at Hobsonville Point, and now also at Northcote.

Chief executive Chris Aiken said on Friday the programme would focus on the Buckley B & Te Uru precincts at Hobsonville Point, where 500 homes would be built over the next 4 years at or below the average of the median house prices for the former North Shore & Waitakere cities, as published by the Real Estate Institute every month.

The homes built as part of this programme will be mainly 3- or 4-bedroom homes. Some 2-bedroom homes would also be built, and they’d mostly be terrace houses or apartments.

Mr Aiken said this programme was in addition to the company’s programme to deliver Axis series homes, currently priced at or below $650,000. 20% of all new homes at Hobsonville Point will be Axis series homes.

He said: “The only way to reduce house prices in Auckland is to increase the supply of housing below the median price,” but add that the builders were also motivated by the commercial opportunity: “This is the part of the market in which demand is greatest. Continuing to only build big expensive houses on large sections isn’t meeting the majority of market need.

“Auckland is changing, with more one- or 2-person households, and many homeowners prioritising lifestyle & amenity over a backyard or large house.”

Mr Aiken said these homes would be sold on the open market by the 8 building companies participating in the programme, and would not use a ballot system sometimes required for Axis series homes when demand exceeded supply.

Buyers must buy the property in their own name and be owner-occupiers, meaning the buyer must live in the home for a minimum of 2 years after purchase.

The first homes to be built as part of the programme are expected to be ready for occupation from mid-2018, but some are already available to buy off-the-plan through Ockham Residential Ltd & Classic Builders Group Ltd.

Attribution: Company release.

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Mairangi Bay unit sells

One suburban unit sold at Bayleys’ auction in Takapuna on Thursday.


Mairangi Bay

7A Brighton Terrace, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom end unit, study nook, garage
Outcome: sold for $875,000
Agents: Peter Christofferson & Stephanie Glennie

Attribution: Agency release.

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2 leasehold units plus one in Metropolis sell at auction

2 leasehold apartments – one in the Docks and the other in the Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour – plus a unit in the Metropolis were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction yesterday, leaving 4 other units unsold.

2 units in the Spencer on Byron hotel in Takapuna were passed in, and a third was withdrawn before the auction started.


Albert St

Quay West, 8 Albert St, unit 2302:
Features: 74m², one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1785/year including gst; body corp levy $8433/year
Income assessment: $650-700/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $565,000
Agent: Ron Yang

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 1902:
Features: 52m², corner one bedroom, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1595/year including gst; body corp levy $7037/year
Income assessment: $620/week current
Outcome: sold for $616,000
Agent: Dominic Worthington

Quay Park

The Docks, 4 Dockside Lane, unit 224:
Features: leasehold, 30m², one bedroom, remediation of building underway
Outgoings: rates $1037/year including gst; body corp levy $4359/year including ground rent of $1675/year; terminating leasehold from 2011 for 150 years, ground rent reviewed every 7 years, next review November 2018
Income assessment: $390/week current
Outcome: sold for $121,000
Agent: Dominic Worthington


Oxford, 13-17 Mount St, unit 5K:
Features: 54m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1278/year including gst for unit, $1262/year for parking; body corp levy for unit $3624/year, parking $626/year
Income assessment: $650-700/week furnished
Outcome: passed in after the sole bid, from the vendor, at $600,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li


Sebel, 85 Customs St West, unit (door) 615:
Features: leasehold, 57m², one bedroom, study area, 7m² balcony
Outgoings: rates $/year including gst; body corp levy $18,038/year, including $7840/year ground rent
Outcome: sold for $300,000
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak



Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 501:
Features: 59m², fully furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $2190/year including gst; body corp levy $2982/year excluding gst
Income assessment: in hotel management pool
Outcome: passed in at $175,000 + gst
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 612:
Features: 48m², fully furnished one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1195/year including gst; body corp levy $3140/year
Income assessment: $550/week, fixed until 30 September
Outcome: passed in at $275,000 + gst
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 712:
Features: 2 bedrooms
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Attribution: Auction.

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2 leasehold apartments sell at auction

The owner of 2 leasehold apartments in the Quay Park precinct one at Hudson Brown and the other at The Landings, sold both under the hammer at City Sales’ auction yesterday.

The third property up for auction, a New Lynn studio, was passed in.


Quay Park

Hudson Brown, 57 Mahuhu Crescent, unit 422:
Features: leasehold, 70m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1608/year including gst; body corp levy $10,004/year including ground rent
Income assessment: $580/week fixed until January
Outcome: sold for $220,000
Agents: Tony Kelly & Trisha Shanaghan

The Landings, 10 Ronayne St, unit 611:
Features: leasehold, 41m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $873/year including gst; body corp levy $2799/year, ground rent $2297/year
Outcome: sold for $130,000
Agents: Tony Kelly & Trisha Shanaghan


New Lynn

10 Crown Lynn Place, unit 3E:
Features: 28m² studio, deck
Outgoings: rates $865/year including gst; body corp levy $2474/year
Outcome: no bid, back on the market at $230,000
Agent: Trisha Shanaghan

Attribution: Auction.

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Bayleys apartment action slow

Bayleys sold 2 northern beach properties under the hammer at its auction yesterday, but action in the apartment sector was slow.

A beach house at 10 Kokopu St, Omaha, sold for $1.575 million and another at 6 Breve St, Mangawhai Heads, sold for $1.125 million.

A new unit in the Hereford Residences just down from the transforming Karangahape Rd received no bid, a cross-leased unit in Mt Albert was passed in, a Glen Eden townhouse was withdrawn from the auction list and put back on the market with a price tag, and the receiver’s auction of a Parnell townhouse was postponed  fortnight.



Hereford Residences, 8 Hereford St, unit 814:
Features: 130m² internal, 20m² covered balcony, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $5082/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Julie & Ellie Prince

Isthmus east


Fox Terrace Apartments, 5-7 Fox St, unit 13:
Features: 135m², 3-level standalone townhouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces, ground-floor courtyard, rooftop terrace, in leaky complex which has settled with council
Outcome: taken to market by receiver, auction postponed to Wednesday 2 August
Agent: Chris Reeves

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

825 New North Rd, unit 9:
Features: cross-lease, 1/10 share in 1088m², 2-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: passed in at $430,000
Agents: Summer Sun


Glen Eden

94 Glengarry Rd, unit 19:
Features: 2-level 2-bedroom townhouse, deck, parking space
Income assessment: $390/week appraisal
Outcome: withdrawn from auction, back on market at $478,000
Agents: Christopher Valladares & Michelle Hicks

Attribution: Auction.

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3 suburban units sell

3 of the 5 suburban units & cross-leased homes auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson yesterday were sold under the hammer or shortly after.

Isthmus east


7A Atherton Rd:
Features: cross-leased terrace, quarter share in 1384m², 4 bedrooms, deck, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.505 million
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

15C Cornwall Park Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1275m², 5 bedrooms, pool
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ann Lepper & James Gai

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

24A Marlborough St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 698m², 3 bedrooms, deck, offstreet parking
Outcome: passed in at $930,000
Agents: Matt O’Rourke & Ryan Harding


New Lynn

100 Portage Rd, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold shortly after auction, price not disclosed
Agents: Richard Han & Barry He



60 Coxhead Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1148m², 3-bedroom bungalow, deck, sleepout
Outcome: sold for $520,000
Agent: Repeka Lelaulu

Attribution: Auctions.

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Dowling moves to CBRE to open West Auckland office

Deborah Dowling (pictured), who managed Colliers’ new West Auckland office based in the NorthWest Shopping Centre when it was split last year from the North Shore office, has moved to CBRE as its managing director for both territories.

She has a team of 8 agents working from CBRE’s city office until their new premises in the NorthWest centre are ready in late August.

CBRE’s senior managing director for New Zealand, Brent McGregor, said today: “Being able to establish a physical presence out west provides clear advantage to our clients. Deborah’s team has about 40 years’ experience in the western & North Shore suburbs. With dedicated specialists for each area, CBRE’s clients in these locations are in very capable hands.”

Mr McGregor said the new office would open at a time of important change in Auckland’s infrastructure development: “The newly opened Waterview Connection provides significant commercial property opportunities in the western suburbs due to the enhanced freight logistics it provides.”

He said the team had experience across industrial, retail, commercial, development land & lifestyle blocks.

“Deborah & her team are well known for their success running auction campaigns for their clients, and will continue to do so in the new CBRE office. The West Auckland office will be set up with full auction facilities, allowing CBRE to run regular auctions from both West Auckland & the Auckland cbd.”

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


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



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


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




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


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


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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Hereford apartment auctioned off plans

An apartment in Tawera Group Ltd’s Hereford Residences conversion of the former commercial building, Baycorp House, sold off the plans at Bayleys’ city auction on Wednesday.

An unusual Parnell building that combines apartment, office & parking on 4 levels was pulled from the auction and a St Heliers apartment was passed in.



Hereford Residences, 8 Hereford St, unit 702:
Features: 115m² internal, 15m² balcony, 2.7m-high ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces, storage locker
Outcome: sold off plan for $1.225 million
Agents: Julie & Ellis Prince

Isthmus east


11 Farnham St:
Features: 269m² site, standalone building with 4 levels built 10 years ago, 659m² floor area, private lift to penthouse on top 2 floors, conservatory, 4 bedrooms, 5/6-car garage + secured yard parking on ground floor, partitioned office & amenities on level 1, air-conditioned on levels 1-3
Outcome: auction postponed
Agent: Millie Liang

St Heliers

10 Benbow St, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, decks, double garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Murray Wallace & Hamish McKay

Attribution: Agency release.

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