Published 17 May 2018, updated 24 May 2018:
Update: The second of 2 units in the Sainsbury retail centre in St Lukes has been sold post-auction, after not attracting a bid on the day.
Back to all those bids…
It took 40 minutes and 377 bids for the first property to be sold yesterday at Bayleys’ third Total Property auction for the year.
That property, a small unusually designed bank branch at the corner of Karangahape Rd & Upper Queen St, at the top of Auckland’s cbd (and foot of the picture), was eventually bought by a neighbour after competition initially from 4 other bidders.
The final battle between 2 K Rd owners took the price in small steps from $3 million, when it went on the market, up another $1 million. The sale was at a 4.12% yield on current rent.
In contrast, and in keeping with the way many commercial auctions have gone over the last year, the next property on the list, a service station, attracted no bid and was passed in on the vendor’s indicative bid.
5 of the 9 properties auctioned were sold under the hammer and another was sold prior.
While auctioneers have struggled to attract bidders on many properties in recent times, where there is interest yields have remained strong.
At this auction, the sub-3% yield on a Meadowbank retail property may reflect development potential more than existing quality, and a bank branch at Kaikohe in Northland sold for a yield just over 7.5%.
But retail & hospitality offerings remain attractive – 4.7% on a St Lukes café, 5.4% on a Rosedale café.
12-14 O’Connell St, units A, B & C:
Features: 3 retail units of 63.43m², 56.25m² & 238.57m² (total 358.25m²), occupied by a café, a florist & the best chocolate shop in New Zealand, Bohemein
Rent: $333,490.11/year net + gst
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Nicolas Ching, Beterly Pan & James Chan
Mid-City arcade, 239 Queen St, unit 2E:
Features: vacant 80m² retail unit
Outcome: auction postponed
Agent: Oscar Kuang
122-130 Karangahape Rd:
Features: 357.41m² floor area on Upper Queen St corner, seismic rating 100% of new building standard, ANZ Bank a longstanding tenant, 6 parking spaces
Rent: $164,958/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $4.005 million at a 4.12% yield
Agents: Matt Lee, James Chan & Quinn Ngo
2-4 Dorchester St:
Features: 339m² site, 190m² floor area, 2 refurbished retail tenancies, A grade seismic rating, neighbourhood centre zoning gives development upside
Rent: $64,496/year net + gst from 2 8-year leases starting February 2016
Outcome: sold for $2.25 million at a 2.87% yield
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk
388 New North Rd:
Features: 288.5m² shop, 636.6m² canopy, unit title share of 5385m², Gull service station next to Kingsland Village, in automotive-based complex
Rent: Gull Petroleum (NZ) Ltd on 15-year lease from August 1999, renewals to 2039, 2-year CPI-based reviews, current rent $283,197.51/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in on sole bid from vendor at $4.8 million, pricing the property on a 5.9% yield
Agents: Stuart Bode & Mike Bradshaw
Sainsbury retail centre in St Lukes business park, 55 Sainsbury Rd, unit 1:
Features: 84m² floor area, 90m² outdoor floor area, café on new 5-year lease
Rent: $52,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.114 million at a 4.67% yield
Agents: Phil Haydock & Ken Hu
Updated: Sainsbury retail centre in St Lukes business park, 55 Sainsbury Rd, unit 7:
Features: 104m² floor area, foodmarket on 5-year lease from June 2017, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $45,000/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: no bid; sold post-auction for $715,000 at a 6.29% yield
Agents: James Darji, Amy Weng, Nicolas Ching & Phil Haydock
Features: 459m² site, 230m² floor area, ASB Bank Ltd on 6-year lease from September 2016, one 6-year right of renewal, seismic rating 67% of new building standard, parking at rear
Rent: $33,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $437,000 at a 7.55% yield
Agents: Nicolas Ching, James Chan & Neil Campbell
4 Arrenway Drive, unit G:
Features: 82m² Korean restaurant, 2 dedicated parking spaces + common parking
Rent: $36,750/year net + gst + outgoings, 4-year lease from April 2017, 3 4-year rights of renewal
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Mustan Bagasra & Terry Kim
Rosedale retail centre, 96 Rosedale Rd, unit 15:
Features: restaurant with 144m² retail floor area, 85m² covered terrace
Rent: $89,500/year net + gst + outgoings from 8-year lease
Outcome: sold prior for $1.65 million at a 5.4% yield
Agents: Eddie Zhong & Steven Liu
3026 Great North Rd:
Features: 956m² car sales yard, dual frontage through to Veronica St
Rent: $48,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.15 million
Agents: Kate Kirby & Stephen Scott
45 St George St:
Features: 228m² site, 200m² floor area, in heart of Old Papatoetoe Mall/New World redevelopment
Rent: $44,869/year net + gst from 2 tenants on renewed leases from 1 April
Outcome: sold for $745,000 at a 6% yield
Agents: Quinn Ngo, Matt Lee & Janak Darji