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9 commercial, industrial, retail & rural sales

Colliers agents have concluded a range of sales in Auckland & elsewhere around the North Island.

They include the Whoa! Studios at Henderson (pictured above) on a leaseback, industrial sites in East Tamaki & Hamilton, a Mt Maunganui retail development and a central Hamilton office building.



Whoa! Studios, 8-16 Henderson Valley Rd:
Features: 5916m² entertainment venue & restaurant The Grounds in 1902m² warehouse & office building, on 2 titles, 42-space carpark + separate staff parking, zoning allows mixed used evelopment up to 72.5m high
Rent: new 10-year leasebacks for studios & restaurant at $636,339/year net + gst, 5-year rights of renewal, fixed 2.75%/year rental growth
Outcome: sale & leaseback at 6% yield, which puts the price at $10.61 million
Agents: Andrew Hooper, Hamish West, Josh Coburn, Caroline Cornish & Cherry Higginson


East Tamaki

42 Allens Rd:
Features: 1647m² industrial site, 862m² floor area – warehouse 736m², office 126m², shared driveway
Current rent: $100,000/year net + gst, putting the purchase price at a 4.05% yield
Outcome: sold to an owner-occupier for $2.47 million
Agents: Paul Higgins & Jolyon Thomson

South of the Bombays

Bay of Plenty

Mt Maunganui

Mount Central, 233 Maunganui Rd:
Features: 3096m² site,1345m² building, 9 tenancies of 80-120m² in retail development built in 2016, 52 parking spaces managed by Wilson Parking on lease expiring next June; commercial zone allows development to 12m, design allows subdivision into 4 titles
Outcome: sold for $16 million at a 4.9% yield
Agents: Duncan Woodhouse, Simon Clark & Mat Gibbard



164a Lake Rd:
Features: 698m² site, 2-storey 528m² warehouse & office, tenant has renewed with final expiry in 2027
Rent: $54,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $900,000 at a 6% yield
Agents: Mat Gibbard & Mark Rendell



Rockwood Farm, 2999 Whakarau Rd:
Features: 404.69ha breeding & finishing farm, sheds, centrally located homestead, 85ha of bushland 
Outcome: sold at auction for $2.9 million
Agent: Rod Chrisp

Hawke’s Bay


306 Ellison Rd, unit 1:
Features: 800m², Ideal Electrical Ltd’s new showroom & warehouse, due for completion in April
Outcome: sold off the plans to an investment syndicate for $3.2 million
Agents: Ian McLachlan & Danny Blair



256 Brymer Rd:
Features: 16.17ha development site, zoned residential, elevated views 
Outcome: sold for $7.8 million
Agent: Alan Pracy

The Kiwibank Centre, Hamilton.

Kiwibank Centre, 410 Victoria St & 12 Alma St:
Features: 1912m² floor area, ground-floor retail, 3 office floors, multi-tenanted, seismic rating 67% new building standard, 5-level 32-car The Stack on separate Alma St title
Rent: estimated $567,500/year net + gst, putting a 7.1% yield on the approximate sale price
Outcome: sold for around $8 million to Tauranga-based property fund manager Property Managers Group
Agents: John Hagar & Alan Pracy


Ingram Rd, lot 11:
Features: 17,748m² industrial development site between State Highway 3 & the Hamilton Airport runway
Outcome: sold for $3,141,396 at $177/m²
Agents: Mark Brunton &Alan Pracy

Attribution: Agency release.

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6 commercial & rural sales include 2 post-auction & 1 pre-auction

Colliers agents have sold 4 properties around Auckland & 2 in Gisborne, including 2 post-auction & one pre-auction.

At Albany, a site on Appian Way (pictured) with consent for a mixed-use development has been sold.

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

4E Pacific Rise:
Features: 820m² office property, 3 tenants, 28 parking spaces
Rent: $191,396/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: sold for $3.15 million at a 6% yield
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Simon Child & Michael van der Putten



4 Appian Way:
Features: 3406m² development site, has approved resource consents for a mixed-use residential, retail & commercial development
Outcome: sold for $5.38 million
Agents: Cherry Higginson, Josh Coburn & capital markets team



1-9 Maramara Rd:
Features: 2200m², new purpose-built childcare centre, 575m² floor area, licensed for 90 children, 18-year lease to established provider New Shoots Ltd
Rent: $257,400/year net + gst
Outcome: sold post-auction for $4.4 million at a 5.85% yield
Agents: Josh Coburn, Shoneet Chand & Caroline Cornish


East Tamaki

15 Ra Ora Drive:
Features: 2000m² site, 998m² industrial building, 18 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $3.2 million at a 4.68% contract yield
Agents: Jolyon Thomson & Paul Higgins

South of the Bombays



1189 Wharekopae Rd:
Features: 6.37ha rural property – citrus orchard, sheds, 4-bedroom home, tennis court, helicopter pad
Outcome: sold post-auction for $1.3 million
Agents: Alan Thorpe & David Egan


297 Matawai Rd:
Features: 11.07ha citrus orchard & 250m² homestead 
Outcome: sold pre-auction for $2.3 million
Agents: David Egan & Alan Thorpe

Attribution: Agency release.

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Auckland commercial, Waikato retail & southern lifestyle properties sell

Colliers agents have sold 2 Auckland commercial properties in Newmarket & Rothesay Bay, 2 retail investments in Hamilton & Matamata, and 2 lifestyle properties on the outskirts of Gisborne & Napier.

Isthmus east


118 & 120 Carlton Gore Rd:
Features: 706m² combined area of 2 adjacent commercial properties, net lettable area 644m², 2 separate vendors
Outcome: bought by a private investor for $7.365 million
Agents: David Burley & Kris Ongley


Rothesay Bay

595-601 Beach Rd:
Features: zoned neighbourhood centre; 595-599 Beach Rd is on cross-lease, 3/4 share in 678m², 3 tenancies; No 601 is freehold, 224m², currently a vacant yard
Rent: $66,000/year net + gst from cross-leased property
Outcome: sold for $1.28 million, at a 5.15% yield
Agents: Gawan Bakshi, Shoneet Chand & Sean Honeycombe

South of the Bombays


70 Haisman Rd:
Features: 12.65ha rural lifestyle property, 3-bedroom house, 6 paddocks
Outcome: sold post-auction for $1.3 million
Agents: Alan Thorpe & David Egan

Hawke’s Bay


Brookfields, 153 Kings Rd:
Features: 7.89ha lifestyle property with income from an orchard lease, has consent to irrigate
Outcome: sold at auction for $1.75 million
Agent: Duncan McKinnon



11 Willoughby St:
Features: 392.4m² retail unit a corner of Mill St, 2 tenants
Rent: $90,422.20/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: sold for $1.54 million, at a 5.87% yield
Agents: Alan Pracy & Justin Oliver


65-69 Arawa St:
Features: 352m² site, retail block built in 2016, 313m² floor area, 3 tenants
Rent: $93,225/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: sold for $1.68 million, at a 5.54% yield
Agents: Alan Pracy & Justin Oliver

Attribution: Agency release.

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7 sales ranging from mainstreet to backblocks

Colliers agents have completed 7 commercial, industrial & rural sales at St Johns in Auckland, Hamilton, Hastings and Te Karaka (between Gisborne & Opotiki).

Isthmus east

St Johns

4 Farmhouse Lane:
Features: 2154m² site, 1629m² warehouse & office
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $4.35 million
Agents: Hamish West & Andrew Hooper

South of the Bombays

East Coast

Te Karaka

319 Whatatutu Rd:
Features: 38.8ha farm – 20ha of fertile cropping land, 18ha of grazing land, 3ha leased to a local nursery, large shed complex
Outcome: sold at auction with vacant possession for $1.15 million
Agents: David Egan & Alan Thorpe

Hawke’s Bay


1026 Heretaunga St West:
Features: 456m² retail unit leased to ANZ Bank, 19 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $1.805 million at a yield of 6.06% yield
Agent: Danny Blair

200 Market St:
Features: 3640m² retail & office property, predominantly leased to Kiwibank
Outcome: sold to an investor for $7,085,740 at a 6.13% yield
Agent: Danny Blair

822 Omahu Rd:
Features: 510m², new industrial development leased to engineering supplies company SaecoWilson
Outcome: sold for $1.46 million at a 4.65% yield
Agent: Danny Blair



279 Kahikatea Drive & 19 Wickham St:
Features: 2.44ha site in 2 titles, 6918m² warehouse
Outcome: sold for $8.3 million
Agents: Alan Pracy & Mark Brunton


26 Clarence St:
Features: 2009m² site, commercial office building,
Outcome: sold for $1.884 million
Agents: Alan Pracy & Mark Brunton

Attribution: Agency release.

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10 sell at Bayleys’ commercial auction

9 properties were sold under the hammer and one post-auction of the 17 in Bayleys’ commercial auction yesterday. Another 3 were sold prior.

[Today’s report is short on some detail.]


Learning Quarter

5 Eden Crescent, units A & B:
Features: 600m² strata title, renovated, licensed karaoke bar & restaurant
Rent: $161,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $2.5 million
Agents: Oscar Kuang & Nicolas Ching

Queen St

239 Queen St, unit 1A:
Features: new 12-year lease
Rent: $150,657/year net + gst
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Quinn Ngo & James Chan

Isthmus east


38 Eaglehurst Rd, unit 7:
Features: warehouse
Outcome: declared reserve of $600,000, sold for $800,000
Agents: Andrew Wallace & Cameron Melhuish


206 Manukau Rd:
Features: 898m² corner section,
Rent: $67,340/year holding income
Outcome: passed in at $3.55 million
Agents: Owen Ding & James Chan

Mission Bay

2 Atkin Avenue, unit 1:
Features: 374m² site zoned mixed use (up to 18m) under unitary plan, 3-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for$1.955 million
Agents: Phil Haydock & Angela Yang


18 George Terrace:
Features: 342m² site zoned mixed use, warehouse, office, amenities
Outcome: sold for $1.072 million
Agents: James Valintine & William Gubb

4 Newsome St:
Features: 493m², permissible height 20m
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & James Valintine


100 Queens Rd:
Features: town centre zone under unitary plan
Rent: $121,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.6 million
Agents: Mark Pittaway

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

12 Fleet St:
Features: 336m² site
Rent: $52,260/year
Outcome: sold prior at declared reserve of $1.25 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Mt Roskill

439 Mt Albert Rd:
Features: corner site, 4-bedroom home, internal garage, 3 commercial tenancies on ground floor
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Phil Haydock & Angela Yang


91 College Hill:
Features: 337m² site zoned mixed use, 275m² gross floor area, 5 secure parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $2,577,500
Agents: Nigel McNeill & Meredith Graham


513 Sandringham Rd:
Features: retail + refurbished 3-bedroom flat
Rent: $88,060/year
Outcome: sold for $1.75 million
Agents: Scott Kirk & Damien Bullick



44 Akoranga Drive:
Features: 946m² corner site, mixed use zone next to AUT
Outcome: sold for $2.5 million
Agents: Michael Nees & Simon Aldridge


6 & 6A Blomfield Spa:
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Simon Aldridge & David Huang

Wairau Valley

170 Wairau Rd, unit 18:
Features: Hell Pizza on long-term lease
Rent: $54,000/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: sold for $990,000
Agents: Paul Dixon & Tony Chaudhary



3 Bancroft Crescent:
Features: 3584m² site, long-term tenant, 6-year lease term with renewal rights
Rent: $225,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $2.775 million
Agents: Dave Stanley & Stuart Bode

New Lynn

3019 Great North Rd & 2 Bentinck St:
Features: 1459m² corner site in 2 titles, vacant possession
Outcome: passed in at $1.625 million at $1114/m²
Agents: Mike Adams & Scott Kirk


Botany Downs

286 Cascades Rd:
Features: 7493m² site opposite Pakuranga golfcourse, 70m frontage to Cascades Rd
Outcome: sold for $6.1 million
Agents: Dave Stanley & Graeme Sun

Botany South

Bishopsgate business centre, 2 Bishop Dunn Place, unit 32:
Features: 134m² first-floor office, storage, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $465,000
Agents: Geoff Wyatt & Dave Stanley


292 Great South Rd:
Features: 2209m² site, standalone office & warehouse building anchored by long-term office lease + 2 warehouse tenants
Rent: $152,592/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.68 million
Agents: Sunil Bhana & Peter Migounoff

South of the Bombays


412 Gladstone Rd:
Features: 670m² store, seismic rating 100% new building standard, 6-year lease term
Rent: $122,569/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million, sold post-auction for $1.52 million at an 8% yield
Agents: Paul Garland & Colin McNab

Attribution: Auction.

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Last of Dorchester trust properties on market

Turners Ltd (the former Dorchester Pacific Ltd) has put on the market the last of 4 properties it dropped into a separate trust in the wake of the global financial crisis to protect the value of its mortgage portfolio.

Dorchester bought out the prior mortgages on the portfolio’s 3 hotel properties, becoming an owner instead of being a powerless lender. The 3 hotels – the Goldridge in Queenstown, Parkview in Christchurch and the Emerald in Gisborne – represented just over $30 million of Dorchester’s $40 million of property loans at the time it entered a moratorium in December 2009. The fourth asset was an apartment building in Queenstown.

The moratorium ended in August 2010 but, by the time an attempt to take control of the trust management was launched last year, only the apartments had been sold. Since then the Christchurch & Queenstown hotels have been sold, leaving the Emerald.

It’s one of Gisborne’s largest commercial properties, including the 50-unit Quality Emerald hotel, 1910m² in 3 commercial tenancies, 4 retail tenancies, a vacant 2-storey building & 96 parking spaces at the corner of Gladstone Rd & Reays Quay, overlooking the Taruheru River.

The trust has taken the property to international tender through Bayleys, closing on Wednesday 13 April.

Marketers Alan Haydock & Cameron Melhuish (Bayleys Auckland) & Colin McNab (Gisborne) said it was being offered for sale in multiple parcels of either individual parts or the entire property. The parcels are:

  • The 4-star plus Qualmark-rated Quality Emerald Hotel & conference centre plus 2 levels of fully leased offices on the same title, 1554m² occupied by Gisborne District Council and returning $317,505/year net + gst, plus the 96 parking spaces in an adjoining building, some on long-term leases and the balance used by the hotel
  • The 3 retail units totalling 488m², each on its own title, one vacant, 2 leased to longstanding tenants for a total $73,116/year net, which can be tendered for individually or together, and
  • The vacant 324m² 2-level heritage building at 9-11 Gladstone Rd, where each floor is on a separate title & available for purchase individually.

Russian businessman Serguei Sonkin developed the property in the mid-2000s. The hotel was built in & around the former Quay Point office building, some of which was retained. 6 apartments added on top of the building were sold individually and the 4-level parking building beside the hotel contained retail space on the ground floor. All the buildings have a seismic rating exceeding 66% of new building standard.

Earlier stories:
2 June 2015: Bid to oust Dorchester trust manager fails, but sales process to accelerate
15 May 2015: 2 investors turn heat up on Dorchester property trust manager
11 March 2011: Dorchester signs Frankton Arm sale agreement, cautions on Briggs offer for property trust units
1 July 2010: Dorchester reconstruction approved
17 May 2010: Dorchester finalises reconstruction plan, awaits trustee approval
27 November 2009: Dorchester completes third hotel purchase
21 August 2009: Byrnes described the way back up for Dorchester

Attribution: Agency release, own files.

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Judge tells Waitangi Tribunal to get on with Mangatu claims resolution

High Court judge Denis Clifford has told the Waitangi Tribunal to get on with resolving Maori claims relating to thousands of hectares north of Gisborne instead of putting the matter in the ‘too hard’ basket.

In 2 proceedings heard last November, The Proprietors of Mangatu Blocks Inc chairman Alan Haronga, the Te Aitanga a Mahaki Trust & David Brown challenged, as unlawful, decisions of the Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal declining & adjourning applications for the resumption of Crown forest lands.

The claim, dating back to 1992, is for the return to Mangatu of 8626 acres (3491ha) the Crown acquired from Mangatu in 1961, which now form a quarter of the Mangatu State Forest. Other parties are now also involved in the claim.

The Waitangi Tribunal reported to the Government in December 2013 on applications for binding recommendations relating to the Mangatu Crown forest-licensed lands, after the Supreme Court had directed it in 2011 to hear the Mangatu Incorporation’s application for the remedy of its claim in respect of the Crown’s 1961 purchase of 8522 acres in the Mangatu 1 block.

The tribunal said in that report: “The Crown purchased the 1961 land from the Mangatu Incorporation to establish a forest to prevent & control hill country erosion & downstream flooding. “In its report, Turanga tangata turanga whenua: The report on the Turanganui-a-Kiwa claims, the Waitangi Tribunal found that the Crown ‘failed to act reasonably & with the utmost good faith when it acquired the Mangatu forest lands from the Maori owners’ and therefore breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.”

The tribunal said in the closing chapter to its 2013 report, The pathway to settlement: “It would be far better for the applicants to negotiate with the Crown for as large a settlement package as possible, and then agree with each other as to how to divide any proceeds, than for the tribunal to impose a solution by way of a binding recommendation.”

The tribunal recommended mediation between claimants and a return to negotiations with the Government: “In the event that settlement negotiations are not successful, we reserve leave to the claimant groups to apply to the tribunal for a comprehensive remedies process.”

However, Justice Clifford said in his judgment out yesterday: “As I read the Mangatu Remedies Report, there are essentially 2 reasons why the tribunal adjourned the Mahaki Trust’s application. First, negotiations with the Crown for comprehensive relief were ongoing and so, reflecting its ‘remedy of last resort’ approach, the Mahaki Trust’s efforts & energies were better spent in that forum. The tribunal would need to undertake a comprehensive remedies inquiry before making a binding recommendation.

“Second, the task of deciding as amongst the various claimant groups was a difficult one. I think the extracts from Haronga that I have cited above demonstrate the error in those reasons. That is, the tribunal is not entitled to defer to the fact of Crown negotiations to adjourn a resumption application.

“If a claimant invokes the tribunal’s adjudicatory jurisdiction under section 8HB then, subject to a narrow power of deferral under section 7A and the discretion under section 8HB(1)(b), a decision is required. That conclusion is reinforced by the context of the Forestry Lands Settlement Agreement.

“The bargain was, put simply, that the Crown could sell the forests and that specific claims for the return of forestry lands would be expedited and, where successful, the economic benefit of the sale proceeds would be paid to the successful claimants, subject to the 5-100% range in schedule 1.”

Justice Clifford said the tribunal was at odds with the Supreme Court’s approach to reason that a significant factor in deciding not to make binding recommendations as regards the Mahaki Trust “was that it had not conducted a comprehensive remedies inquiry. That reflects the tribunal’s erroneous ‘last resort’ reasoning. It also seems a little hard on the Mahaki Trust, given that it had filed a comprehensive claim, and the tribunal had (quite understandably in light of Haronga) limited itself to the Mangatu Lands resumption issue.

“In other words, and supplementing the process for non-binding recommendations, a claimant was entitled to invoke the greater protection of section 8HB(1). To indeed be greater, that protection cannot be made subject to non-binding recommendations which the Crown may or may not accept. Nor can it be made subject to Crown settlement policy.

“Secondly, and perhaps even more clearly, the difficulty in making the apportionment decision as between successful claimants of land & compensation is not a reason for the tribunal not to undertake the exercise and make that decision. That was its statutory role.

“The Supreme Court was of the view that the tribunal had considerable flexibility in fashioning the terms & conditions of binding recommendations to achieve an appropriate apportionment. That it was a hard task was beside the point.

“Finally, the transfer of land & compensation are matters which can, after the event, be taken account of by the tribunal when making further recommendations for compensation. But it is not the tribunal’s role, as I read Haronga, to assess whether or not implementing the bargain from the Forestry Lands Agreement meant that a successful claimant would, in effect, receive more than had been indicated by the parameters of a Crown settlement proposal and by the tribunal’s recommendatory view of how compensation offered by the Crown might properly be apportioned between overlapping claims.”

Links: 22 May 2015, Clifford decision

Mangatu Remedies Report

Attribution: Judgment, Mangatu Remedies Report.

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Gisborne Carters sale

Published 25 May 2009

Round 2 for the week of Bayleys Real Estate’s tally of recent sales transactions covers the North Island south of the Bombays, and Christchurch. This section of the report covers sales in Gisborne:


Gisborne, 342 Gladstone Rd, 2683m2 Carters building supply depot on 8920m2 of fringe commercial land, sold for $3.1 million at an 8.5% yield; 9-year lease to Carter Holt Harvey Ltd from August 2007, with fixed annual rental increases of 3%. (David Gubb, Bayleys Auckland; David Brown, Bayleys Gisborne)


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Attribution: Bayleys release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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