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One unit sells, 3 townhouses passed in

One suburban unit was sold under the hammer at Bayleys’ One Tree Hill auction on Wednesday, and 3 townhouses were passed in at the agency’s other auctionrooms.

Isthmus east

One Tree Hill

68A Rawhiti Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom end unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $800,000
Agent: Lindy Lawton


7 Cleveland Road, unit 23:
Features: 3-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, study, atrium, double garage
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $915,000
Agent: Fleur Denning



35C Northcroft St:
Features: 3-level townhouse, 3 bedrooms, internal-access tandem garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Jennifer Keenan & Joan Barton



62G Wellington St:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, parking space
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Alan & Sue Tucker

Attribution: Agency release.

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Icon puts refurbished St Kevins Arcade back on market

The Icon Group (2014) Ltd owner Paul Reid has put St Kevins Arcade on Karangahape Rd up for sale after refurbishing it over the last 2 years.

The 2431m² 3-level retail, office & residential complex, built in 1924, sits on 1250m² at 183 Karangahape Rd and is fully leased with 35 tenancies generating $1.168 million/year net income. The tender through Bayleys closes on Wednesday 14 June, unless sold prior.

Mr Reid said the decision to sell fitted with the company’s commercial add-value business model. The proceeds would be recycled into Icon’s next project.

“We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved with the refurbishment of this iconic building. We’ve spent considerable funds restoring the arcade and carefully choosing quality tenants while still retaining its point of difference & character. We have also de-risked & stabilised the asset for the next owner and believe it will deliver superior long-term capital growth.”

St Kevins Arcade, outlined.

The arcade has 21 ground-floor & basement retail and food & beverage tenants, 6 upper-level commercial suites including a recording studio, 4 apartments and 4 storage & parking units. It has a 22m frontage to K Rd and steps down to Myers Park and the lower end of the cbd.

The refurbishment & restoration included a full interior & exterior repaint & retiling, new roofing and the reinstatement of historical corbels & leadlight glass. Modern building services such as new fibre cabling were also installed and the first-floor offices & amenities and 4 residential units were upgraded.

Bayleys agent Alan Haydock said the property had a weighted average lease term of about 3.5 years and many of the leases had fixed annual rental increases, which would provide the next owner with steady rental growth. Fellow agent Damien Bullick said retailers should also benefit from the opening of the nearby city rail link Karangahape Rd station, scheduled for 2023.

Link: St Kevins Arcade

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


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


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


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


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


29C Bath St:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, deck, offstreet parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $5809/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Linda Galbraith


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


Isthmus east


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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Sales start to flow post-auction

City Sales had an unsuccessful hour in the auctionroom on Wednesday as all 6 apartments were passed in, but by the end of the afternoon had 2 sold conditionally and offers had been made on 2 more.

The 2 conditional sales were at the Zest on Nelson St and The Point on the Viaduct Basin.

The Point unit was taken to market by the receiver & manager of owner Glenys Treweek’s affairs, Tom Rodewald of Tauranga, appointed on 30 March. The apartment has 3 mortgages over it, 2 registered last year and the third registered on Monday to the owner of another unit in the building.

Ms Treweek was crowned Miss New Zealand in 1970, and in recent years was involved in property investment & the thoroughbred industry. Her partner, longtime property investor & stud owner Michael Tololi, was bankrupt from 2010-13 after creditors turned down his debt-compromise offer of $300,000 to have been paid over time on $40.3 million of debt. Ms Treweek was a director of Karaka companies Karaka Group Ltd, Stony Bridge Thoroughbreds Ltd & Twin Pines Thoroughbreds Ltd.


Quay Park

Grand Central, 26 Te Taou Crescent, unit 109:
Features: leasehold, 34m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1101/year including gst; body corp levy $11,652/year including ground rent
Income assessment: $385/week current
Outcome: passed in at $49,000 (excluding gst)
Agents: Tom Faye


Hereford Residences, 8-15 Hereford St, unit 11D:
Features: 84m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking available from developer at $80,000/space
Income assessment: $750-800/week
Outcome: passed in at $825,000
Agents: Tom Faye & Anna Birkenhead

Victoria Quarter

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 228:
Features: 32m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1037/year including gst; body corp levy $3197/year
Income assessment: $450-500/week
Outcome: passed in at $307,000, sold conditionally post-auction, price confidential
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman


The Point, 121 Customs St, unit 415:
Features: leasehold, 92m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 24m² deck, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $3584/year including gst; body corp opex levy $9606/year, ground rent $14,079/year
Income assessment: $1100/week
Outcome: passed in at $910,000, sold post-auction conditional on vendor consent, price confidential
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann & Nicola Hunt

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

Memphis, 11 Charlotte St, unit GI:
Features: 47m², one bedroom, deck, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1169/year including gst; body corp levy $3153/year
Income assessment: $450-500/week
Outcome: passed in at $450,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman


New Lynn

10 Crown Lynn Place, unit 3L:
Features: 28m² studio; unallocated parking is available on the property
Outgoings: rates $853/year including gst; body corp levy $2320/year
Income assessment: $280/week
Outcome: passed in at $90,000
Agents: Trish Shanaghan

Attribution: Auction.

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12 years after demolition order scrapped, Hobson St building sells

An office tenancy in the former Canvas City & Wong Doo building at the corner of Hobson & Cook Sts, leased in March, was sold at an auction brought forward at Bayleys yesterday.

The small 2-storey building faced demolition in 2005, when South Korean developer Dae Ju Developments Co Ltd sought council permission to knock it down and extend the Fiore apartment building, already approved, across 2 sites.

Heritage campaigner Allan Matson fought demolition and Auckland City councillors Christine Caughey & Faye Storer led the process to look again at Dae Ju’s application.

Eventually, Fiore was built in 2 stages, with the corner shop refurbished. It was constructed in 1885 with shop space at ground level, living areas behind & bedrooms above. It was sold yesterday by Dae Ju successor KNC Global Management Co Ltd.


Victoria Quarter

166 Hobson St, corner Cook St:
Features: 199m² floor area on 2 levels in refurbished category B historic building, occupied by Global Visas Ltd on new 6-year lease
Rent: $110,000/year net + gst + outgoings, body corp levy $5889/year
Outcome: sold for $1.92 million at a 5.73% yield at auction brought forward
Agents: Sarah Boles & Terry Kim

Earlier stories:
12 March 2017: Fiore corner office space leased
8 September 2013: First use of council heritage fund is for Wong Doo building & Airedale cottages
23 December 2011: Council agrees to compromise allowing development above Wong Doo building
5 April 2011: Council slams demolition bans on Canvas City & Ranchhod buildings
17 May 2009: Dae Ju gets new consent to knock down Canvas City building
17 April 2009: Dae Ju revives Canvas City demolition plan as it puts Elliot Tower on hold & redesigns Star site building
13 December 2006: Dae Ju can knock down Canvas City lean-tos, and escapes hefty bond
21 April 2006: Heritage campaigner battles on to save Canvas City from demolition for new development
5 April 2005: Councillors hold up Hobson St demolition with theme of “heritage capital”

Attribution: Auction.

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Hurstmere Rd & Silverdale retail properties sell

A retail & restaurant property on Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, sold at a 4.7% yield at Colliers’ auction yesterday, and a predominantly retail Silverdale village property (outlined in picture) sold at a 6.2% yield.

A Titirangi property containing 3 retail tenancies & considerable land was passed in.



11 Silverdale St:
Features: 1366.7m², total net lettable area 1366m² over 2 levels, 12 tenancies – 8 ground-floor shops, 3 upstairs offices & a storage area, seismic rating 100% of new building standard
Rent: $218,338/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: sold for $3.5 million at a 6.24% yield
Agents: Shoneet Chand & Alan Pracy


42-44 Hurstmere Rd:
Features: 298m² retail property in 2 titles, 3 tenancies on total 315m²
Rent: $147,254/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.125 million at a 4.7% yield
Agents: Euan Stratton, Matt Prentice & Ellie Martin



408-416 Titirangi Rd & 490 South Titirangi Rd:
Features: 8939m² site in 2 titles, 905m² floor area, 5 retail tenants
Rent: $267,065.30/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $3.9 million
Agents: Michael Bray & Deborah Dowling

Attribution: Auction.

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2 post-auction sales in Onehunga & Glendene

2 properties passed in at Bayleys 12 April Total Property commercial auction have since been sold. The agency’s next Total Property auction is next Wednesday, 17 May.

Isthmus east


4 Newsome St:
Features: 493m2 bare site zoned mixed use, height limit 21m
Outcome: no bid at auction, sold for $725,000 at $1470.60/m2
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Janak Darji



3 Bancroft St:
Features: 3584m2 site, partially refurbished 2500mstandalone industrial building, 6-year lease to a tenant in occupation for over 30 years
Rent: $225,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $2.775 million at the 12 April auction, sold for $2.8 million at an 8% yield
Agents: Dave Stanley & Stuart Bode

Attribution: Agency release.

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3 industrial sales & 2 leases

Colliers agents have completed the sale of 2 industrial properties & one trade retail site in East Tamaki & Mt Wellington, and signed 2 leases on the Shore.


Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

3 Donnor Place:
Features: 2749m² industrial property
Outcome: sold for $4.3 million + gst at a 5.52% yield
Agents: Hamish West & Paul Higgins


East Tamaki

24A Harris Rd:
Features: 595m² trade retail site
Outcome: sold for $1.85 million + gst at a 5.99% yield
Agents: Jolyon Thomson & Paul Higgins

39D Lady Ruby Drive:
Features: 530m² industrial unit
Outcome: sold for $1.41 million + gst
Agents: Jolyon Thomson & Andrew Hooper



Mairangi Bay

5 Saturn Place, unit E:
Features: 140m² warehouse, 116m² office, occupied by Perry Engineering Auckland Ltd on 5-year lease plus 2 3-year rights of renewal
Rent: $40,000/year net
Agents: Mike Ryan & Ryan de Zwart


29 Canaveral Drive:
Features: 923m² industrial property, 5-year lease plus 2 3-year rights of renewal
Rent: $150,000/year net
Agents: Jimmy O’Brien, Matt Prentice & Shoneet Chand

Attribution: Agency release.

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Matakana & Rosedale sales for Bayleys agents

Bayleys agents on the Shore have sold a residential development site immediately outside the village at Matakana, with approval for a new subdivision road, and 2 warehouses on Arrenway Drive (one in December).




63 Arrenway Drive, unit 5:
Features: 120m² industrial unit – warehouse 80m², office 40m²
Outcome: sold in December for $520,000 + gst at $4333/m² land & building
Agents: Matt Mimmack, Eddie Zhong & Michael Block

63 Arrenway Drive, unit 9-10:
Features: 200m² industrial unit – warehouse 160m², office 40m², 4 parking spaces
Outcome: sold in March for $970,000 + gst at $4850/m² land & building
Agents: Eddie Zhong, Michael Block &, Matt Mimmack



Matakana Valley Rd:
Features: 4.8ha m²,
Outcome: sold in May for $4 million + gst at $83/m²
Agents: Ranjan Unka & Brian Caldwell




32 William Pickering Drive, unit D:
Features: 282.8m² industrial unit – warehouse 168.4m², office 57.2m², other area 57.2m²
Rent: leased in May for $41,000/year net + gst, including parking, premises rental $144.98/m²
Agents: James Kidd & Ryan Dannhauser

Attribution: Agency release.

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4 commercial sales for Colliers

Colliers has recorded 4 sales at Mangere, Papamoa and in Hawke’s Bay.



221 Ihumatao Rd:
Features: 12,432m² commercial site
Outcome: sold for $4,844,970 + gst
Agent: Ash Vincent

South of the Bombays

Bay of Plenty


7 Twin Oak Avenue:
Features: 3007m² childcare centre
Outcome: sold at auction for $2.3 million + gst at a 5.64% yield
Agents: Grant White, Simon Clark & Rob Shoeser

Hawke’s Bay


100 Heretaunga St West:
Features: 3254m² retail investment property
Outcome: sold for $6.1 million at a 9.35% yield
Agent: Danny Blair

Havelock North

11 Donnelly St:
Features: 490m² commercial property
Outcome: sold for $1.135 million, at a 5.9% yield
Agents: Dan Walker & Danny Blair

Attribution: Agency release.

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