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12 sell at Bayleys’ Total Property auction

Bayleys sold 11 properties under the hammer yesterday of the 15 offered in its first Total Property commercial portfolio for the year. Another property was sold last Friday in an auction brought forward.

Yields were variable – down at 3.1% on one property which might reflect development potential more than the present return, 3.6% on a Plumbing World tenancy in New Lynn, 4.4% on a Manukau butcher’s shop, 5.25% on a Party Hire warehouse in East Tamki, 5.4% & 4.9% on 2 retail outlets in the new Dylan apartment building on Great North Rd (pictured above), 6.1% on a Rosedale gym. And, out of town, 7.6% on a long-term NZ Post lease in Whanganui.

CBD

Queen St

Mid-City, 239 Queen St, unit 1A:
Features: 39m² fast-food outlet fronting Queen St
Rent: $150,657.30/year net + gst from renewed 12-year lease to Avachi Fried Chicken
Outcome: auction postponed to Total Property 2, Wednesday 12 April
Agents: Quinn Ngo & James Chan

Uptown

117 Vincent St:
Features: 364m² site, total building area 736m² on 3 levels, each of 245.6m²; 12 parking spaces on ground floor, 2 office floors above
Rent: vacant
Outcome: passed in at $3.5 million
Agents: Nigel McNeill & Ben Bayley

Isthmus east

Onehunga

137 Onehunga Mall:
Features: 185m² site, 213m² 2-storey building
Outcome: sold for $900,000, including the bar & gaming business in it
Agents: Oscar Kuang & James Chan

Parnell

465-467 Parnell Rd:
Features: 612m² site zoned terrace housing & apartment building, 422m² villa, onsite parking, opportunity to own/occupy after April 2018
Rent: fully lease returning $119,113/year + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.525 million
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Jenny Kek

Isthmus west

Blockhouse Bay

The Blockhouse Bay property sold on 3.1% yield at auction brought forward.

575 Blockhouse Bay Rd:
Features: 610m² corner site zoned business – local centre, dual-access rear parking
Rent: $55,687.93/year net from convenience store & attached accommodation and 2-level gym
Outcome: sold at pre-auction; declared reserve was $1.4 million, sold for $1.8 million at a 3.1% yield
Agents: Alan Haydock & Damien Bullick

Grey Lynn

The Dylan, 367-375 Great North Rd, principal unit 1:
Features: 128m² freehold retail unit on ground floor of new apartment development, 2 parking spaces, occupied by Love Bites Kitchen
Rent: $68,000/year net + gst from 6-year lease started November 2016, 2 4-year rights of renewal, 3%/year increases, to market on renewal
Outcome: sold for $1.27 million at a 5.4% yield
Agents: Damien Bullick & Alan Haydock

The Dylan, 367-375 Great North Rd, principal unit 2:
Features: 49m² freehold retail unit on ground floor of new apartment development, no parking, occupied by Arch Hill Laundromat
Rent: $30,000/year net + gst on 8-year lease from October 2016
Outcome: sold for $611,000 at a 4.9% yield
Agents: Damien Bullick & Alan Haydock

Newton

10 South St:
Features: 357m² site, 318m² standalone building,
Rent: $126,000/year net + gst, new 10-year lease to main tenant + income from billboards & 2-bedroom flat
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Oscar Kuang & Nicolas Ching

North-east

Rosedale

32 Constellation Drive, unit 5:
Features: 385m² unit in retail centre, fully leased to Snap Fitness, 30 parking spaces in common area
Rent: $157,497/year net + gst, 8-year lease from 2013 + 2 8-year terms
Outcome: sold for $2.585 million at a 6.1% yield
Agents: Ranjan Unka & Anna Radkevich

11-13A Paul Matthews Rd:
Features: 517.7m² roadfront industrial unit, clearspan high stud warehouse, 8 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.55 million
Agent: Matt Mimmack

Wairau Valley

7 Porana Rd, unit A:
Features: 109.7m² vacant industrial unit, 2 parking spaces, multiple rollerdoor access
Outcome: sold for $476,000
Agent: Matt Mimmack

North-west

Henderson

Lincoln Centre, 111 Lincoln Rd, unit B:
Features: 1113m² building, occupied by Accident Compensation Corp since 2000, onsite parking
Rent: $287,000/year gross + gst, 3-year lease from March 2017 + 3-year right of renewal
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Nicolas Ching & James Chan

New Lynn

48 Portage Rd:
Features: 1012m² site + 1/10 share in 585m², 4-year lease to Plumbing World Ltd from October 2016 with rights of renewal
Rent: $62,250/year + gst, 4-year lease from 1 October 2016 with right of renewal
Outcome: sold for $1.73 million at a 3.6% yield
Agents: Mike Adams & Laurie Bell

South

Clover Park

112 Dawson Rd, unit O (shop 14) in Chapel Downs shopping centre:
Features: 230m² butchery, 2 parking spaces
Rent: $62,000/year net + gst + outgoings on 4-year lease from April 2016, rights of renewal to 2028
Outcome: sold for $1.42 million at a 4.4% yield
Agents: Dave Stanley & Geoff Wyatt

East Tamaki

179C Harris Rd, corner Ti Rakau Drive:
Features: 270m² strata title, showroom, warehouse & office occupied by Party Hire, 6 parking spaces
Rent: $46,000/year net + gst + outgoings, established tenant with renewed 4-year lease term
Outcome: sold for $875,000 at a 5.25% yield
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Janak Darji

Manukau Central

5C Jack Conway Avenue:
Features: 471m² corner unit title – 230m² ground floor, 241m² first floor, onsite parking
Rent: $130,000/year net + gst + outgoings from 2 tenants on long-term leases
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Rod Grieve & Maxene Bates

South of the Bombays

Napier

88-94 Dickens St:
Features: 911m² site, 3 ground-floor tenants, option to develop upstairs
Rent: $78,855/year net + gst
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Paul Dixon & Sam MacDonald

Whanganui

115 Victoria Avenue:
Features: 916m² site, 403m² floor area, 10 parking spaces
Rent: $206,268 from long lease to NZ Post Ltd
Outcome: sold for $2.73 million at a 7.6% yield
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Ed Donald

Attribution: Auction.

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East Tamaki & Papakura commercial sales

Knight Frank agents have sold an industrial unit in East Tamaki and a shop in Papakura, and completed 2 leases in Christchurch.

Sales

South

East Tamaki

89 Springs Rd, unit F:
Features: 260m² industrial unit, 148m² upstairs accommodation
Outcome: sold for $1 million at a 5.2% yield
Agent: David Wards

Papakura

182 Great South Rd, unit 3:
Features: 98m² vacant shop
Outcome: price confidential
Agent: David Wards

Leases

South Island – Canterbury

Burnside

25A Sheffield Crescent, unit 2:
Features: 695m² warehouse
Rent: $53,000/year + gst + opex
Agent: Terry Connolly

Sockburn

2 Distribution Lane, unit 1:
Features: 580m² office & warehouse, 12 parking spaces
Rent: $102,500/year + gst + outgoings
Agent: Campbell Taylor

Attribution: Agency release.

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3 suburban commercials sell but Vic Park Market premises all passed in

2 light industrial properties and an Ellerslie office building were sold at yields ranging from 5% (Airport Oaks) up to 6.9% (Ellerslie) at Colliers’ auction today.

They were followed by the Victoria Park Market (pictured above) management office, which was sold, and 4 restaurant & hospitality premises at the market, none of which received a bid (apart from one vendor bid on the first restaurant).

The market properties were all taken to auction by Drake City Ltd (Shahin Behrooz Kermani).

CBD

Victoria Quarter – 5 premises in the Victoria Park Market

Management office:
Features: 40.25m²
Rent: $15,750 + gst, reviews 2 years to cpi + 2% or market, whichever is higher
Outcome: sold for $292,500 at a 5.4% yield
Agents: Gareth Fraser & Simon Felton

Indian Village, units 4A, 5A, 6 & 7, Drake St:
Features: 207m², original 10-year lease runs until 28 February 2023, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $134,745/year net + gst, reviews on market soft ratchet
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Simon Felton & Tony Allsop

The White Rabbit, unit 73, Drake St:
Features: 490m², rooftop deck, original 10-year lease runs until 30 April 2022, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $212,341/year net + gst, reviews to market
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Adam White & Tony Allsop

The Oakroom, unit 74, Drake St:
Features: 224m², original 12-year lease runs until 31 October 2023, 6-year right of renewal
Rent: $100,794/year net + gst, reviews on market soft ratchet
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Adam White & Simon Felton

Hansik Restaurant, unit 75, Drake St:
Features: 303m², original 5-year lease runs until end of 2019, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $100,000/year net + gst, reviews structured
Outcome: passed in after vendor bid at $1 million
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Tony Allsop & Adam White

Isthmus east

2 Kalmia St, Ellerslie.

Ellerslie

2 Kalmia St:
Features: 2032m² mixed-use site, net lettable area 1477m² in 4-level air-conditioned building, multiple tenants, dual road access, 45 parking spaces
Rent: $373,992.13/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $5.4 million at a 6.9% yield
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Simon Child & Greg Goldfinch

South

Airport Oaks

46 Andrew Baxter Drive:
Features: 2940m² light industrial site, tenant Aquafit NZ Ltd, net lettable area 1816m² – offices & amenities 253m² at $200/m², warehouse 1031m² at $112/m², canopy 532m² at $60/m²
Rent: $197,992/year net + gst, new 5-year lease, 12-month bank bond
Outcome: sold for $3.9 million at a 5.08% yield
Agents: Brad Johnston & Paul Jarvie

East Tamaki

9 Bostock Place:
Features: 7099m² site, 3526m² floor area, longstanding tenant, potential to split building, large yard, dual road access
Rent: $392,532/year net + gst, 6-year lease
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Paul Higgins & Greg Goldfinch

90 Lady Ruby Drive:
Features: 849m² light industrial site, gross lettable area 724m² – office 180m² at $210/m², workshop 38m² at $125/m², mezzanine above workshop 38m² at $60/m², warehouse 505m² at $125/m², canopy 31m² at $55/m², 100% seismic rating, tenant Tex Onsite Ltd
Rent: $109,802/year net + gst, new 5-year lease
Outcome: sold for $1.93 million at a 5.7% yield
Agents: Paul Jarvie & Jolyon Thomson

Attribution: Auction.

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2 sales & 2 leases on Shore

Colliers agents on the Shore have sold & separately leased an office unit in the North Harbour estate at Rosedale.

The agency sold a Porana Rd unit at auction last week and an office on Anzac St, Takapuna, has been leased.

North-east

Sales

Rosedale

65 Paul Matthews Rd, unit 4a:
Features: 72m² office, parking space
Outcome: sold vacant in January for $305,000 + gst
Agents: Janet Marshall & Nick Recordon

Wairau Valley

39-45 Porana Rd, unit 1:
Features: 308m² unit, ground-floor storage, upstairs offices, 4 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $660,000 at auction 1 March
Agents: Euan Stratton & Matt Prentice

Leases

Rosedale

65 Paul Matthews Rd, unit 4a:
Features: 72m² office, parking space
Rent: leased in February for $18,780/year net + gst, parking $15/space/week, net excluding parking $18,000, premises rental $250/m²
Agents: Janet Marshall & Nick Recordon

Takapuna

17 Anzac St, level 2:
Features: 172m² office, 3 parking spaces
Rent: $50,980/year net + gst, parking at $35/space/week, net excluding parking $45,520, premises rental $265/m²
Agents: Nick Recordon & Janet Marshall

Attribution: Agent release.

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8 commercial leases on Shore

Bayleys agents on the Shore have concluded 4 commercial leases in the Rosedale area & 4 in Albany, Milford, Northcote & the Wairau Valley.

Leases:

North-east

Albany

5-7 Henry Rose Place, unit 5:
Features: 470m² unit – warehouse 345m², office 125m², 7 parking spaces
Rent: leased in February for $75,000/year net + gst, premises rental $160/m² (no extra for parking)
Agent: Laurie Burt

Milford

164 Kitchener Rd, unit 3:
Features: 155m² retail unit, parking space
Rent: leased in February for $48,300/year net + gst, parking $25/space/week, premises rental $403/m²
Agents: Ildy Meixner, Alex Strever & Steven Liu

Northcote

Downstairs of 67 Onewa Rd:
Features: 212m² industrial space – showroom 116m², other area 96m², 5 parking spaces
Rent: leased in February for $28,000/year net + gst, premises rental $132/m² (no extra for parking)
Agents: Steven Liu & Damian Stephen

Rosedale

112 Bush Rd, unit L:
Features: 186m² office, 7 parking spaces
Rent: leased in February for $53,000/year net + gst, parking $20/space/week, net excluding parking $45,720/year, premises rental $245/m²
Agent: Alex Strever

10 Canaveral Drive, unit 3:
Features: 344m² industrial unit – office 50m², warehouse 244m², showroom 50m², 6 parking spaces
Rent: leased in February for $58,000/year net + gst, parking $20/space/week, premises rental $168.60/m²
Agent: Matt Mimmack

Part of 1-3 Parkhead Place:
Features: 873m² unit – 713m² warehouse, 160m² office, 12 parking spaces
Rent: leased in February for $112,000/year net + gst, premises rental $128.29/m² (no extra for parking)
Agent: Laurie Burt

23 William Pickering Drive, part of unit E:
Features: 193m² office, 10 parking spaces
Rent: leased in February for $45,200/year net + gst, parking $15/space/week, premises rental $234/m²
Agent: Alex Strever

Wairau Valley

Corrected: 21 Poland Rd, unit 13:
Features: 321m² industrial unit (and the breakdown now equals the total) – office 55m², warehouse 220m², showroom 46m², 6 parking spaces
Rent: leased in February for $44,300/year net + gst, premises rental set at office $180/m², warehouse $120/m², showroom $170/m²
Agent: Trevor Duffin

Attribution: Agency release.

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Warehouse, 2 cross-leases & a multi-unit property sell

A Mt Wellington warehouse, 2 residential cross-leases and property with 4 units on the one title were sold at Barfoot & Thompson auctions over the last 2 days.

Units in City Gardens & the Celestion were passed in, one in Tower Hill was sold prior and one in the Metropolis was withdrawn from auction.

Commercial

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

48 Elizabeth Knox Place:
Features: 1937m² section, 811m² warehouse with about 500m² of mezzanine storage, 67m² ground-floor amenities & office, 42m² mezzanine amenities
Outcome: sold for $2.15 million
Agent: Mike Jensen

Apartments

CBD

Albert St

City Gardens, 76 Albert St, unit 23A:
Features: 59m², 2-bedroom corner apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $4518/year; special remediation levies have been paid in full and the unit has an indicative settlement share of $133,889 to cover further costs; current ballpark estimates of remediation are about $22 million including gst
Outcome: passed in, back on the market at $449,000
Agents: Livia Li & Alan Guo

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 1010:
Features: one bedroom
Outgoings: body corp levy $4072/year
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agent: Paul Neshausen

Learning Quarter

Celestion, 19 Anzac Avenue, unit 302:
Features: 56m², air-conditioned 2-bedroom apartment, 11m² balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $4284/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Jason Buckwell

Tower Hill, 1 Emily Place, unit 10C:
Features: 2 bedrooms, parking space, storage locker
Outcome: sold prior
Agent: Aaron Cook

Isthmus east

Grafton

31 Boston Rd:
Features: 151m² 4-bedroom apartment, mezzanine lounge, private courtyard; 112m² 2-bedroom apartment, balcony; 87m² 3-room office space; 158m² warehouse, 7 offstreet parking spaces; total 530m²
Outcome: auction postponed until Thursday 9 March at 10am
Agents: Ross & Joss Goodall

Mission Bay

63 Selwyn Avenue, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1038m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $696,500
Agents: Jane & David Wang

Mt Wellington

36A Harding Avenue:
Features: 1149m² section, 4 one-bedroom units on one title, 4 carports
Income assessment: $66,560/year appraisal in present condition
Outcome: on the market at $1.21 million, sold for $1.76 million
Agent: Rain Diao

Onehunga

95N Mays Rd:
Features: 80m² 2-bedroom terrace, patio, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $561/year, but $66,792 in special remediation levies was raised last year, estimated to be 60% of remediation costs; the body corporate has a claim before the Weathertight Home Resolution Service
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $598,000
Agents: Su Ma & Hattie Huo

Parnell

15 Augustus Terrace, unit 2C:
Features: one bedroom, parking space, storage unit
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $495,000
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

25 Cheshire St, unit A3:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, balcony, tandem parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $4296/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Michael & Tatyana Ataman

Isthmus west

Avondale

6 Elm St:
Features: 1012m² section, 3-bedroom villa & adjoining 12-bedroom extension, 2 bathrooms, 3 living areas, 6 offstreet parking spaces
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.999 million
Agent: Jason Li

Grey Lynn

34 Prime Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 617m², 5-bedroom bungalow, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: auction brought forward after $1.52 million offer was acceptable, sold under the hammer for $1.647 million
Agents: Repeka Lelaulu

South

Pakuranga

25 Pandora Place:
Features: 726m² section, 2 one-bedroom units & one 2-bedroom unit, garage, 2 carports, 3 other parking spaces
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Rain Diao

Attribution: Auction.

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Updated: 2 sell at Barfoots commercial auction, third sells later

Published 23 February 2017, updated 2 March 2017:

One commercial property in Otahuhu sold under the hammer and another in Penrose (pictured) sold a few minutes later at Barfoot & Thompson’s commercial auction on 23 February.

A third property, in the Surrey Crescent shops, didn’t attract a bid but was sold post-auction.

Isthmus east

Otahuhu

71 Portage Rd, unit F:
Features: 66m² unit, previously a lunch bar at front of light industrial precinct, 5 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $310,000
Agent: Mike Jensen

Penrose

26 Botha Rd:
Features: vacant 895m² light industrial site, 2 warehouses of 239m² & 355m², parking 
Outcome: passed in at $1.15 million, sold shortly after for $1.25 million
Agents: Nick Wilson & James Marshall

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Updated: 604 Great North Rd:
Features: 153m² standalone retail property at the Surrey Crescent shops, rear access (1/16 share in right of way), onsite parking 
Rent: $30,500/year on lease running until November 2018
Outcome: no bid, sold post-auction for $890,000
Agents: Marie-Anne Molloy

Attribution: Auction.

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Avondale sale & 5 Shore leases

Bayleys agents on the Shore have completed one warehouse unit sale in Avondale and 5 leases in Milford, Rosedale & the Wairau Valley.

The Apollo Drive retail unit at Rosedale is in a development (pictured) completed by Kea Property Development Group Ltd in December. It’s anchored by a childcare centre and has 13 retail units totalling 941m² of the 5218m² site. 2 other retail units were sold a month ago.

Sale:

Isthmus west

Avondale

16 Timothy Place, unit B:
Features: 287m² unit – 206m² warehouse, 81m² office
Rent: $46,956/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in February for $855,000 + gst at a 5.49% yield, $2979/m²
Agent: Ranjan Unka

Leases:

North-east

Milford

162 Kitchener Rd, level 1:
Features: 133.4m² office, parking space included
Rent: leased in February for #33,094.99/year net + gst, premises rental $248/m²
Agents: Paul Prouse & Ryan Dannhauser

Rosedale

56 Apollo Drive, unit 6:
Features: 95m² retail unit, shared parking
Rent: leased in February for $52,250/year net + gst, premises rental $550/m²
Agents: Laurie Burt & Eddie Zhong

14 John Glenn Avenue, unit B:
Features: 199m² retail unit, shared parking
Rent: leased in February for $85,000/year net + gst, premises rental $420/m²
Agent: James Yu

36 William Pickering Drive, unit 2:
Features: 103m² office, 5 parking spaces
Rent: leased in February for $27,860/year net + gst, parking $20/space/week, net excluding parking $22,660, premises rental $220/m²
Agent: Ryan Dannhauser

Wairau Valley

68 Hillside Rd, unit C:
Features: 344.68m² industrial unit – warehouse 266.43m², mezzanine 78.25m², 5 parking spaces included
Rent: leased in February for $35,000/year net + gst, premises rental $101.54/m²
Agent: Trevor Duffin

Earlier story:
5 February 2017: 2 new Apollo Drive units among January sales

Attribution: Agency release.

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Auctionroom climate change

A hush, in a room where last year there was a constant buzz and the most commonly used word, “mln”, was spoken almost as an afterthought.

Today, among the intensively developed residential properties on the market, 4 sold and 4 were passed in.

A bid, an excruciatingly long pause, much agent to-ing & fro-ing. The message comes back: no increase. Just under $40,000 later, the couple who weren’t going to pay a penny more hear the hammer fall in their favour and they’ve bought a house for just over $1.8 million.

For other properties, the bidding just stops or, for many, doesn’t start at all. Often, though, a sale may be concluded within half an hour of the property being passed in. That happened 3 times while I was there today and, of 20 properties offered (I missed the last 4), 12 sold although buyers were few & far between.

At the peak last year, Barfoot & Thompson’s city auctionroom pushed up to 80 homes/day through the process, 2 sessions/day on at least 2 days/week and often 2 auctionrooms operating simultaneously.

The auctions are now spread over 4 days, the total in a day might be around 30 or even down to 20, the buzz has gone and it’s the vendors who are facing the tough questions on price. Still, in this climate a success rate of 60% is not to be sneezed at.

What’s made the difference between last year’s boom times & now? Foreign investor curbs, and the price of money has changed.

Below, the intensive offerings:

CBD

Victoria Quarter

City Oaks, 188 Hobson St, unit 610:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $5859/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Frances Li & Ian Thornhill

Isthmus east

Epsom

36 Pah Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 852m², 4 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.315 million
Agents: Vern Hines & Sara Knight

30A & 30B Selwyn Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 902m², bungalow converted into 2 flats, one of one bedroom the other of 2 bedrooms
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Diana Buczkowski & Peter West

165 The Drive:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 814m², 4 bedrooms, sunroom, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.648 million
Agent: Robert Thompson

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

32 Ireland St, unit 4:
Features: 2 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $3054/year plus second levy of $1123
Outcome: sold post-auction
Agents: George Damiris & Anna Lechtchinski

Mt Eden

18 Leamington Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1856m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in at $1.181 million
Agents: Joanne Simpson & Repeka Lelaulu

Westmere

214A Garnet Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 814m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.47 million
Agents: Felicity Scott

North-west

New Lynn

31 Nikau St, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, deck, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $675/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: George Damiris & Carl Madsen

Attribution: Auction.

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Colliers to manage WestCity for new Adelaide owners

The Adelaide-based Angaet Property Group, which bought the WestCity mall at Henderson from the Scentre Group at a steep discount to target price at the end of last year, has appointed Colliers to manage the centre.

Angaet is owned by the DiMauro family, headed by Nick DiMauro & his son Michael, who have built up a portfolio of 25 shopping centres around Australia.

Angaet paid $A147 million for WestCity, over 20% short of the $A175 million price tag quoted by the Australian Financial Review when the property went back on the market last September. However, that price is just short of the book value ($NZ161.5 million/$A150.6 million) ascribed to WestCity in Scentre’s annual report out yesterday. The Scentre report put WestCity’s cap rate at 8.38%.

WestCity has a net lettable area of 36,108m² on a 5ha site, is anchored by Countdown, Farmers, The Warehouse & Event Cinemas, and has 130 specialty stores & 1492 parking spaces.

The sale was reported in Australia on 1 December, when it was subject to Overseas Investment Office approval, but Scentre said nothing about it until it was mentioned in passing in the group’s annual results release yesterday.

Colliers quoted Nick DiMauro yesterday: “I believe WestCity is a vibrant shopping centre, and the many infrastructure projects around the Henderson area in the near future will enhance the centre’s prominent position.

“We look forward to working with Colliers International to provide the best possible shopping experience for the residents of Henderson & its surrounding communities.”

Colliers will take over management of the centre from settlement.

6 of the 40 malls on Scentre’s books last year were in New Zealand, and WestCity was the last still wholly owned by the company after it sold 49% of 5 of them – Albany, Manukau, Newmarket, Riccarton & St Lukes – to Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, at the end of 2014.

Scentre put WestCity & the other 3 New Zealand centres on the market in 2015 and sold 3 at the end of that year – Glenfield to Ladstone Holdings Ltd, Queensgate in Lower Hutt & Chartwell in Hamilton to the Diversified fund managed by Stride Property Ltd – for a combined $549 million.

Attribution: Company & agency releases.

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