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Queen St retail unit sells at 4.6%

A Queen St retail unit sold on a 4.6% yield at Colliers’ auction yesterday.

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Queen St

155 Queen St, unit B:
Features: 109m², seismic rating 80% of new building standard
Rent: $242,000/year net + gst + opex at $2220/m², 6-year lease to Specsavers NZ Ltd from March 2016 plus one 6-year right of renewal, 3%/year fixed growth
Outcome: sold for $5.31 million + gst at a 4.56% yield
Agents: Kris Ongley, Adam White & David Burley

Attribution: Auction.

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Augusta fund sells NZ Post building

A Hong Kong-based investor has bought the NZ Post building on Victoria St West, the fourth property in Augusta Capital Ltd’s Value-Add Fund No 1 to be sold.

2 retail premises in the conversion of 396 Queen St and the Viaduct Point apartment complex were also sold by Bayleys agents.

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Queen St

396 Queen St, unit 19:
Features: new 18m² shop, only one remaining for sale on Mayoral Drive frontage of building, located alongside the lobby entrance of the 255-room Four Points by Sheraton Hotel being constructed in the former office tower; fully serviced with power & gas, marble flooring & lighting; Russell Property Group Ltd bought the 19-level office tower a year ago to convert it
Outcome: sold vacant for $280,000
Agent: Millie Liang

Victoria Quarter

151 Victoria St West:
Features: 1741m² site on the corner of Hardinge St, 5-level, 4777m² commercial premises, 75 parking spaces; fully leased to NZ Post Ltd until 2022 although it no longer uses all the building; fourth property to sell from Augusta’s Value-Add Fund No 1, bought by a Hong Kong-based investor
Outcome: sold for $30 million at a 5.93% yield
Agents: Beterly Pan & James Chan

Waterfront

125 Customs St, unit 111:
Features: 110m² leasehold retail unit plus one basement parking space on ground level of Viaduct Point apartment complex, occupied by the same superette operator since 2003; current 8-year lease from April 2013, with one 6-year right of renewal
Rent: $44,133/year net + gst; tenant pays all outgoings, including ground rent payments
Outcome: sold for $467,000 at a 9.45% yield
Agents: Quinn Ngo & Matt Lee

Earlier story:
14 November 2016: Russell to convert 396 Queen St to hotel

Attribution: Agency release.

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Empire unit sells, Guardian & Spencer passed in

A unit under long-term management in the Empire apartments was sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction yesterday, but units in the Guardian and Spencer on Byron were passed in.

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Learning Quarter

Empire, 23 Whitaker Place, unit 710:
Features: 54m², 3 bedrooms, under Theta Management Ltd lease until April 2026
Outgoings: rates $1188/year including gst; body corp levy $4725/year
Outcome: sold for $150,000 + gst
Agents: Ron Yang & Damian Piggin

Queen St

Guardian, 105 Queen St, unit 612:
Features: 47m², high stud one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1380/year including gst; body corp levy $3747/year
Income assessment: $450-470/week
Outcome: passed in at $390,000
Agent: Cameron Brain

North-east

Takapuna

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 1406:
Features: 48m², one bedroom, balcony, parking space, in hotel pool – Hotel Management (Takapuna) Ltd (Graham Wilkinson); offered on an “as is, where is” basis with remediation of building defects liabilities & compensation assigned to the buyer; owners agreed on Tuesday on starting remediation works
Outgoings: rates $4469/year including gst; body corp levy $3554/year
Outcome: passed in after a bid at $120,000 & a vendor bid at $300,000 + gst
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Attribution: Auction.

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Updated: Empire unit goes well over declared reserve

Published 30 August 2017, updated 2 September:
A unit in the Empire apartment building on Whitaker Place (pictured) was sold $40,000 above the $100,000 declared reserve at Bayleys’ auction on Wednesday.

2 other apartments were passed in, but the first of these, in Portland Tower on Queen St, was sold post-auction and the second, in the Hopetoun Residences off Karangahape Rd, is under contract.

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Learning Quarter

Empire, 23 Whitaker Place, unit 514:
Features: 3 bedrooms; the body corporate has brought proceedings against Downer EDI Ltd, the developer & builder of the Empire apartments, relying on the watertightness guarantee and has settled another claim; the unit has a deed of lease agreement with Theta Management Ltd (John Chen) and the lease has been extended to 20 April 2026
Outgoings: rates $1214/year including gst; body corp levy $4708/year
Outcome: declared reserve $100,000 + gst, sold for $140,000 + gst
Agents: Dave Hamlyn & Wendy Nichols

Queen St

Updated: Portland Tower, 62 Queen St, unit 12B:
Features: one bedroom, deck, managed by hotel
Outgoings: rates $3995/year including gst; body corp levy $6436/year
Outcome: passed in at $188,000, sold post-auction for $195,000
Agents: Dave Hamlyn & Marcus Fava

Uptown

Updated: Hopetoun Residences, 15 Hopetoun St, unit 7D:
Features: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2.7m stud height, parking space, storage room
Outgoings: body corp levy $6156/year
Outcome: no bid, post-auction under contract
Agents: Trent Quinton & Julie Prince

Attribution: Auction documents.

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3 central area buildings & Eden Terrace development property sold

Bayleys agents have sold 3 central area properties on High St (pictured above), Queen St and on Vernon St, plus an Eden Terrace site intended for development.

The Vernon St building is just up from the convergence of Victoria & Wellesley Sts at Victoria Park, and round the corner from some major developments occurring along Sale St.

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High St

41 High St:
Features: 240m² site, 434m² 2-level character building, ground floor previously occupied by fashion store is vacant while upstairs is leased to tanning clinic with March 2018 final expiry
Rent $61,219/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $5.9 million
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Mike Adams

Queen St

239 Queen St:
Features: 38m² retail unit on Queen St frontage of Mid City complex; new 12-year lease to Avanchi kebab takeaway, in occupation for over 10 years
Rent: $150,219/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2,935,657 at a 5.13% yield
Agents: Quinn Ngo & James Chan

Victoria Quarter

2A-2D Vernon St: 
Features: 3-level mixed-use unit-titled building comprising 111m2 boutique office floor with monthly tenancy, 3 81-90m2 apartments above, plus basement parking
Rent: $37,080/year net + gst on office space; apartments leased at $700-750/week on monthly residential tenancies
Outcome: sold for $3.2 million at a 4.7% yield
Agents: Cameron Melhuish, Matt Gordon & Genevieve Thompson-Ford

1 Minnie St, Eden Terrace.

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Eden Terrace

1 Minnie St:
Features: underdeveloped 1115m² elevated corner site zoned mixed use, 809m² 3-level building with warehouse, office & showroom space on first 2 levels & 3-bedroom apartment above
Outcome: sold to a developer for $3.888 million with vacant possession on long-term settlement
Agents: Scott Kirk & James Were

Attribution: Agency 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

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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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3 ex-Masala restaurants nearly make $8 million forfeiture order price tag at auction

3 restaurants in the former Masala chain were sold for $7.875 million at Bayleys’ auction yesterday, just short of a forfeiture order made in February.

Image above: Dining room of the former Masala restaurant in Mt Eden.

A Glen Eden shop with the Mad Butcher as tenant and a Dilworth apartment at the foot of Queen St were also sold under the hammer.

The restaurants, owned by JKK Holdings Ltd (Supinder Singh & Daisy Kaur) were taken to auction by the Official Assignee under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act after Justice Rebecca Edwards agreed in the High Court to an $8 million assets forfeiture order between the Commissioner of Police and 8 companies & 2 individuals associated with the Masala restaurant chain.

Justice Edwards said in her decision approving the settlement: “The settlement sum of $8 million represents almost all of the unlawful benefit said to have been derived from the tax evasion offending. The settlement sum is expected to be met in full through the sale of restrained properties.”

The 2 individuals, Joti Jain & Rajwinder Singh Grewal, were sentenced in 2015 to home detention and ordered to pay reparations on a long list of immigration & exploitation charges.

In March, Ms Jain was reported to have left New Zealand ahead of an appeal against being deported, but she was in the auctionroom yesterday.

All 3 restaurants in Mt Eden, Stanmore Bay & Birkenhead attracted multiple bidders. The properties were marketed for sale on an “as is where is” basis and subject to occupancy.

Apartments

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Queen St

Dilworth, 22 Queen St, unit 5L:
Features: one bedroom, high stud
Outcome: sold for $530,000
Agents: Julie Prince & Diane Jackson

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Isthmus west

Mt Eden

510 Mt Eden Rd:
Features: 554m² section, 200m² restaurant in converted villa at corner of Disraeli St in Mt Eden village, additional 206m² downstairs area gives potential to split risk
Outcome: sold for $3.61 million on “as is where is” basis, subject to occupancy
Agents: Scott Kirk, Adam Curtis, John Algie

North-east

Birkenhead

188-192 Hinemoa St:
Features: 835m² site, development potential, 280m² restaurant in converted villa, wraparound covered deck, vacant office area below restaurant previously used as accommodation
Outcome: sold for $2.535 million on “as is where is” basis, subject to occupancy
Agents: Adam Curtis, John Algie & Damian Stephen

Stanmore Bay

195 Brightside Rd:
Features: 1783m² site, 276m² restaurant
Outcome: sold for $1.73 million on “as is where is” basis, subject to occupancy
Agents: Jeremy Milton, John Algie & Adam Curtis

North-west

Glen Eden

5 Oates Rd, unit 5:
Features: 292m² corner unit in block of 13 shops, dual access, split internally between retail, office storage, meat processing & cool storage, opportunity to split or occupy the tenancy
Rent: $92,040/year net + gst from established tenant, the Mad Butcher
Outcome: sold for $1.375 million at a 6.7% yield
Agents: Adam Curtis, Adam Watton & Oscar Kuang

Earlier story:
28 February 2017: $8 million Masala assets forfeiture agreed

Attribution: Auction.

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Sub-3% yields on College Hill, and Queen St office sells

A Queen St office floor has been sold at just under a 7% yield, and the second of 2 College Hill properties auctioned by Bayleys in May has now sold.

Both of the adjoining College Hill properties were sold at sub-3% yields. No 42 is outlined in the picture and No 44 is on its right.

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Queen St

175 Queen St, level 6:
Features: 408m² office floor plus 88m² courtyard, one basement parking space, 2-year lease renewed from April 2017 to property management company AJ Stevenson Ltd
Rent: $89,520/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.28 million at 6.99% yield
Agents: Quinn Ngo & Matt Lee

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

42 College Hill:
Features: 511m² site, 124m² house, leased to a recruitment company with final expiry in April 2019
Rent: $44,500/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million at auction on 17 May, sold for $1.7 million at a 2.62% yield
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

44 College Hill:
Features: 389m² site, 156m² dwelling, leased to a Thai spa until September 2018 with one final 2-year right of renewal
Rent: $44,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold shortly after the 17 May auction for $1.5 million at a 2.93% yield
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Earlier auction story:
28 May 2017: Updated: Wairau Valley car yard sells at over $2000/m² at Bayleys auction

Attribution: Agency release.

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Pullman & Kitchener St apartments sell

2 apartments were sold at Bayleys’ city auction yesterday, one in the Pullman Residences and the other in Kitchener St Studios (pictured). Another 2 city apartments, a Herne Bay townhouse and a cross-lease in West Auckland were passed in.

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Kitchener St

Kitchener St Studios, 22 Kitchener St, unit 5D:
Features: one-bedroom loft, seismic rating 75% of new building standard
Outgoings: rates $1544/year including gst; body corp levy $4085/year
Outcome: sold for $665,000
Agents: Julie Prince & Diane Jackson

Learning Quarter

Maison en Ville, 24-26 Anzac Avenue, unit 4:
Features: 2/3-bedroom penthouse, internal floor-ceiling doors, leased parking space
Outgoings: rates $2751/year including gst; body corp levy $8136/year including $1988/year lift levy
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Diane Jackson & Julie Prince

Pullman Residences, 6 Princes St, unit 7G:
Features: 70m², fully furnished one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $11,209/year
Outcome: sold for $670,000
Agent: David Anderson

Queen St

CityLife, 171 Queen St, unit 2304:
Features: 261m², air-conditioned, double-height glass atrium living area, 3-bedroom penthouse, 3 bathrooms, powder room, study, wine cellar, room-sized storage area, wraparound balconies, 2 secure parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $25,486/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Shona Walding

Isthmus west

Herne Bay

4 Curran St, unit 9:
Features: 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $3276/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.4 million
Agents: Karen Spires & Sally Ridge

North-west

Sunnyvale

8 Borich Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 794m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Cindy Ji

Attribution: Auction.

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5 intensive residentials & 2 warehouses sell at Barfoots

Barfoot & Thompson sold 5 intensive residential properties – apartments, townhouses, suburban units, cross-leases – at its city auctions on Wednesday-Thursday, leaving 9 unsold, and sold both commercial properties on offer.

After some long silences during the residential auction yesterday, one of the warehouses was brought back and sold after some spirited bidding. The other warehouse was sold shortly after auction.

Apartments

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Queen St

Queen’s Residences, 8 Airedale St, unit 1104:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, study, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $1858/year
Outcome: sold for $470,000 at auction brought forward
Agents: Simon Cai & Terry Kim

Uptown

Amora, 100 Greys Avenue, unit 7D:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, management contracted to the hotel until 2020, hotel pays body corporate & council levies, annual CPI increases for income
Outgoings (paid by hotel): body corp levy $4531/year + one-off $1628 special levy to install common area air-conditioning
Income assessment: exceeding $9800/year + gst
Outcome: sold for $215,000
Agents: Mike Campbell

Victoria Quarter

Harbour Green, 11 Union St, unit 1110:
Features: refurbished 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, carport
Outgoings: rates $1316/year including gst; body corp levy $5185/year
Income assessment: $520-540/week
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Selina Zheng

SugarTree, 27 Union St, unit 809:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, study, 2 balconies, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $6999/year
Outcome: passed in at $870,000, back on market at $890,000
Agents: Livia Li & Alan Guo

Isthmus east

Epsom

1 Epsom Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/10 share in 1438m², 3-bedroom unit, balcony, carport
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $765,000
Agents: George Fong & Paul Sun

614C Manukau Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/4 share in 800m², 3 levels, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 living areas, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Diana & Peter West

Mission Bay

Garden Court, 105 Tamaki Drive, unit 12:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, parking space; the asset offered was 6500 shares in Garden Court Flats Ltd & the right to vacant possession of this flat
Outcome: passed in at $1 million
Agents: Andy Dye

Parnell

Farnham Terraces, 8 Farnham St, unit 2A:
Features: 140m², 2-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, storage locker, tandem parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $6278/year
Outcome: passed in at $931,000
Agents: Selina Zheng & Jason Li

Royal Oak

16 Beckenham Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 817m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.301 million
Agents: Leonie Stabler & Di Lynds

St Johns

23 Strong St, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 622m², 2-bedroom unit, deck, parking space
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $610,000
Agents: Cristina Casares & Jacqui Freeman

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

10 Flower St, unit 105:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $3912/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jason Buckwell

Herne Bay

37 Sentinel Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1442m², 3-bedroom freestanding townhouse, 2 bathrooms, attic, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.56 million
Agents: Jack Atherton & Sherryl Jones

Mt Albert

21 Burch St, unit 6:
Features: 86m², 2-bedroom unit, balcony, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $1040/year
Outcome: sold for $795,000
Agents: Lisa Redgrove & George Damiris

Mt Eden

69 View Rd, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 769m², 2-bedroom apartment, offstreet parking
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $745,000
Income assessment: $540/week current
Agents: Frank Excell & Ketiesha Elliott

Commercial

Isthmus east

Onehunga

154 Captain Springs Rd:
Features: 1793m² site, 1321m² warehouse with small office, 300m² front yard, 250m from Te Papapa Station
Rent: $122,000/year net + gst + outgoings on monthly arrangement
Outcome: passed in at $2.275 million, sold for $2.476 million after further negotiation
Agents: James Marshall & Nick Wilson

Penrose

922 Great South Rd:
Features: vacant 1163m² site, 482m² warehouse, showroom & office, 450m² yard, 21 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in with no bid, sold for $1.302 million after auction reopened
Agents: Nick Wilson & James Marshall

Attribution: Auctions.

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