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Barfoot & Thompson Commercial agents based in Takapuna have sold a Newmarket Broadway building on a 6.46% yield.

Isthmus east


131-151 Broadway:
Features: 2408m² site, 4734.67m² net lettable area, fully tenanted 5-level retail & office building, adjacent to Rialto, 87 parking spaces
Rent: $1,801,127/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in November for $27.9 million at a 6.46% yield
Agents: Elaine Tutty & Bruce Jiao

Attribution: Agency release.

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Auckland house values at standstill, catchup continues strongly elsewhere

Auckland house values remained at a standstill in the 3 months to October, while the catchup being played out around the rest of the country was strong in several centres, according to Quotable Value Ltd’s monthly update.

Averaged over the whole region, Auckland’s value growth rate for the 3 months was 0.1% – up in 4 of the pre-2010 council areas, down in 3, but none of those moves by very much.

Places where housing inflation wasn’t rampant for the 9 years from December 2007 – starting with the trough during the global financial crisis and much slower climb out of that than occurred in Auckland – included Gisborne, still up on the QV count by only 8.9% since 2007, Whangarei up 42.1%, Invercargill up 28.2% and Dunedin up 50.8%.

Those cities’ most recent rolling 3-monthly gains are 1.5% in Gisborne, 6% in Whangarei, 3.6% in Invercargill, 3.8% in Dunedin.

On Auckland’s borders, Kaipara has risen 2.3% over the last 3 months and 11.5% over the last year, while Waikato has gained 1.7% in 3 months, 5.3% over the year.

Below, the dollar figure is the average value for October. The first percentage is for the 3 months to October, the second is for the last 12 months (QV switches those around in its tables) and the third is the change since the 2007 peak. For Auckland, QV still works on the old council boundaries (councils marked in bold); Kaipara & the Hauraki Gulf Islands, as usual, have low counts:

Auckland region, $1,050,647, 0.1%, 0.4%, 92.9%
Rodney, $943,053, -0.7%, 0.8%, 60.8%
North, $965,739, -0.1%, 0.6%, 56.9%
Hibiscus Coast, $921,316, -1.3%, 0.6%, 56.9%
North Shore, $1,215,601, 0.1%, 0.2%, 88.4%
Coastal, $1,381,946, -0.5%, 0.1%, 83.4%
Onewa, $979,159, 0.9%, 0.5%, 97.4%
North Harbour, $1,194, 0.9%, 0.3%, 96.6%
Waitakere, $826,280, 0.6%, 0.6%, 94.9%
Auckland City, $1,239,592, -0.1%, -0.2%, 99.1%
Central, $1,090,427, 2.3%, 0.4%, 91.5%
East, $1,558,780, -0.1%, -0.7%, 95.6%
South, $1,097,192, -0.9%, 0.3%, 103.8%
Islands, $1,171,450, -1.1%, 1.4%, 83.2%
Manukau, $906,928, 0.9%, 1.7%, 98.1%
East, $1,159,206, 0.9%, 1.3%, 94.5%
Central, $706,492, 0.9%, 2.8%, 87.9%
North-west, $783,961, 0.8%, 1.8%, 112.2%
Papakura, $698,825, -0.6%, 1.0%, 94.2%
Franklin, $671,732, 0.4%, 1.8%, 69.8%

Northern border, down country & nationally:

Whangarei, $563,312, 6.0%,12.7%, 42.1%
Kaipara, $548,740, 2.3%,11.5%, 38.3%
Waikato, $484,170, 1.7%,5.3%, 59.9%
Hamilton, $565,859, 1.2%,4.0%, 56.5%
Tauranga, $713,859, 1.2%,3.9%, 48.3%
Gisborne, $323,702, 1.5%,11.3%, 8.9%
Wellington region, $685,387, 4.0%, 8.1%,50.5%
Christchurch, $495,742, 0.3%,0.4%, 30.7%
Queenstown-Lakes, $1,174,167, 1.1%,6.2%, 70.7%
Dunedin, $431,665, 3.8%,11.7%, 50.8%
Invercargill, $282,705, 3.6%,12.2%, 28.2%
Total NZ, $681,545, 1.3%, 3.5%, 64.8%

Attribution: QV.

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Barfoot & Thompson wins “best in world” title

Barfoot & Thompson won the award for best real estate company in the world at International Property Media Ltd’s awards in London on Monday.

The agency also won the New Zealand categories for best lettings agency, best in marketing for the Nugent Rise project in Auckland, best agency over 20 offices and best agency website.

The awards are open to residential & commercial property professionals around the globe.

Other best in category & award winners (runners up) in the New Zealand section were:

Property consultancy: Best, CBRE; award, JLL
Real estate agency: Best, Bayleys Realty Group; award, JLL
Marketing: Awards, Bayleys, Prestige Real Estate International Ltd
Agency over 20 offices: Award, Bayleys

Harcourts takes Reader’s Digest award

Meanwhile, back home, Harcourts International Ltd has won the Reader’s Digest quality service gold award in real estate sales for the second consecutive year.

The Reader’s Digest awards are decided through a survey by Catalyst Market Research Ltd. 1500 respondents were asked to nominate a service provider in up to 41 categories, including real estate sales. To qualify to vote on a category, respondents must have used a service provider from that industry.

Harcourts clients gave the agency an average star rating of 4.7 out of 5. Harcourts has also won the Reader’s Digest most trusted award every year since 2013.

Attribution: International Property Media, agency releases.

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Pt England house & Landings apartment sell after heavy bidding

Heavy bidding saw a Pt England house and a leasehold apartment in The Landings at Quay Park (pictured) sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today. An Aucklander apartment was passed in, also after heavy bidding.

Bidding on the house at Pt England opened at $900,000 and finished with a sale at $1.4 million.

The Landings property was a more complicated proposition. It was taken to market by the liquidator of NZHB Properties Ltd, Brenton Hunt (Insolvency Matters Ltd, Christchurch), with a number of clauses relating to vendor liability crossed out.

NZHB, formerly NZ Home Bonds Ltd (director Peter Judkins, of Christchurch) went into liquidation on 5 June.

Bidding on the 8th floor apartment opened at $100,000 and escalated quickly. It sold for $350,000. Auctioneer Ted Ingram said the Landings had recently received a council code compliance certificate after a big remediation project. Next up for owners, however, is negotiation of the 7-yearly review of the Ngati Whatua o Orakei Trust Board ground lease, which came up for renewal on 1 August.


Learning Quarter

The Aucklander, 25 Rutland St, unit 7D:
Features: 27m² studio
Outgoings: rates $1130/year including gst; body corp levy $3644/year
Income assessment: $400-420/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $250,000
Agents: Dusan Valenta & Jasmine Chote

Quay Park

The Landings, 8 Ronayne St, unit 811:
Features: leasehold, 71m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking space, code compliance certificate issued for remediation works
Outgoings: rates $1357/year including gst; body corp levy $10,431/year ($5685 operational levy, $4746/year ground rent); the ground lease review began on 1 August
Income assessment: $640/week
Outcome: sold for $350,000 by the liquidator of the owner, NZHB Properties Ltd; conditions removed from the sale contract included vendor default, late settlement or failure to give possession, vendor warranties & undertakings
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

Isthmus east

Pt England

The house at 5 Riki Rd, Pt England.

5 Riki Rd:
Features: 812m² section, 127m² 3-bedroom house, garage
Outgoings: rates $2841/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $1.4 million
Agent: Adam Pearce

Attribution: Auction.

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Updated: 13 sold in Bayleys’ Total Property auction

8 of 16 properties on Bayleys’ Total Property commercial auction list were sold under the hammer on Wednesday, but by the end of the week the sales had climbed to 13, including one prior & another 4 post-auction. The auction for another 4 properties was postponed.


Learning Quarter

42 Airedale St:
Outcome: passed in at $2.4 million
Agents: Millie Liang

Isthmus east


142 Broadway, unit 1A:
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Luke Carran & Owen Ding


10 Walls Rd:
Features: 584m² warehouse, showroom & office building, split into 2 tenancies, on 825m² corner site with dual access
Rent: $36,000/year net + gst from one tenancy
Outcome: passed in at $1.1 million, sold post-auction for $1.15 million at an 8.4% yield
Agents: James Valintine & James Hill

352-354 Remuera Rd, Remuera.

352-354 Remuera Rd, Remuera.


352-354 Remuera Rd:
Features: 339m² 2-storey building in heart of Remuera Rd shopping strip, anchor tenant the Phoenix Tree Garden Restaurant plus a clothing store & travel agency
Rent: $131,460/year net + gs
Outcome: sold for $2.86 million at a 4.6% yield
Agents: Quinn Ngo, Owen Ding & James Chan

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Updated: 20 Newton Rd:
Features: 303m2 site in mixed-use zone, 450m2-level building with A grade seismic rating, ground-floor workshop & showroom leased to auto interior business, vacant 225m2 upper level fitted out to high standard offering residential use options
Rent: $33,642/year net + gst (under-rented) from short-term ground-floor lease
Outcome: passed in at $1.35 million, sold post-auction for $1.375 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Mt Albert

88 Hendon Avenue:
Features: 71m² shop in suburban retail strip occupied by dairy on 3-year lease from April 2013 with one right of renewal
Rent: $16,800/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $340,000 at a 4.9% yield
Agents: James Appleby & William Coates



14 Corinthian Drive, units 3 & 4:
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Eddie Zhong & Damian Stephen

270 Oteha Valley Rd, units 6 & 7:
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Quinn Ngo & Eddie Zhong


560 Glenfield Rd:
Outcome: passed in at $2.75 million
Agents: Simon Aldridge & Michael Nees


1 Shakespeare Rd:
Features: 556m² corner site on intersection of Shakespeare, East Coast & Kitchener Rds, 290m² vacant building formerly used as fitness complex
Outcome: passed in at $1.2 million, sold post-auction for $1.3 million at land value of $2338/m²
Agents: Simon Aldridge & Michael Nees


New Lynn

2 Crum Avenue:
Features: 400m² warehouse, showroom & office building on 696m² dua- access corner site
Rent: $14,000/year net + gstar from short-term lease on first-floor offices
Outcome: sold for $1.275 million
Agents: William Coates, Mike Adams, James Appleby & Cameron Melhuish

3102 Great North Rd:
Features: 160m² 2-storey retail & office building on 152m² site in established shopping strip, 2 tenants on short-term leases
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold prior for $450,000 at a 5.3% yield
Agents: Quinn Ngo & Katie Wu

404-406 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi.

404-406 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi.


404-406 Titirangi Rd:
Features: 575m² retail complex on high-profile 2664m² site in tightly held Titirangi Village, 3 tenants plus 237m² of recently vacated ground floorspace
Rent: $133,570/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.9 million
Agent: Mike Adams



Update: 333 East Tamaki Rd, unit G:
Features: 529mindustrial unit – warehouse 362m2, office 90m2, mezzanine 76m2, 8 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in at $640,000, sold vacant post-auction for $650,000
Agents: Clint Barber & John Bolton

792 Great South Rd, unit 7:
Features: 87m² retail premises in Pacific Square retail complex, 10-year lease to Vista Cafe from May 2006, 2-yearly rent reviews to CPI plus one 8-year right of renewal
Rent: $48,975/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $580,000 at an 8.4% yield
Agents: Tony Chaudhary, Janak Darji & Amy Weng


32 Broadway:
Features: 382m² corner site, single-level retail block, seismic rating 70% new building standard, 3 established tenancies
Rent: $66,890/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $725,000 at a 9.2% yield
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Jamak Darji

79-85 Great South Rd:
Features: 1123m² medical centre on 2185m² site with redevelopment potential under its proposed unitary plan zoning of metropolitan centre, occupied for nearly 20 years by Counties Accident & Medical, whose lease expires next year with no right of renewal
Rent: holding income of $196,577/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.815 million
Agents: Tony Chaudhary, Shane Snijder & Janak Darji

2 & 6 Railway St West (pictured at top of page):
Features: 3118m², 2-building bulk retail complex on 6319m² site in 2 titles, 68 parking spaces, 7 tenancies including Noel Leeming plus other national retailers
Rent: $497,573/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $6.175 million at an 8.05% yield
Agents: Peter Migounoff & Piyush Kumar

Attribution: Auction.

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