Monthly Musings.

Thoughts on the Real Estate market and beyond.

Our thanks to...

Oct 02 2012

Ben Pilley and Scott Bishop of Jones Lang LaSalle for leasing 23 Onslow Ave, Manukau.
Ash Vincent of Colliers for his assistance in leasing 19H Norman Spencer Drive, Manukau.
John Bolton of Bayleys for assistance in purchasing 2 tenanted buildings in Otahuhu.

Market Comment 1 Oct

Oct 02 2012

The Auckland residential market may be undergoing something of a boom - or is that a bubble ? Once again we see that institutional memories are painfully short, and the banks are starting to get back to their bad old habits of lending up to 95%. When combined with very low interest rates , this appears…

Super City No Longer

Oct 02 2012

An official Auckland Council spokesperson this week announced that the Super City was no longer. Manukau City (and Papakura) are independent. They have their own bank accounts and ratepayers requiring services (sic) should  approach those councils directly.

Whilst this surprise move caught…

23 Onslow Avenue has been leased

Sep 17 2012

Thanks to Scott Bishop and Ben Pilley of Jones Lang LaSalle.

Unit Titles Act 2010

Aug 31 2012

Attending as many bodies corporate agm's as we do, we have been concerned for some time at the rising costs associated with owning a property in a body corporate - as opposed to a stand alone property. There are often significant hidden costs. Generally when discussing properties we focus on rental…

Less legislation - more morality?

Aug 31 2012

There are times when a chance conversation triggers thoughts, and perhaps insights, about issues which directly impact on our daily lives. A recent conversation with a British business associate had the effect of making me think about the New Zealand business environment.

The associate's British…

141 Kerrs Road has been leased

Aug 09 2012

141 Kerrs Road has been leased thanks to Mike Marinkovich of Action Realty.

141 Kerrs Road back available for lease

Aug 06 2012

141 Kerrs Road is back available for lease. Please contact us if you have a client that may be interested.

Running in the arctic

Jul 31 2012

Recently Richard Keene and Susan Prater from the Expedio team had the opportunity to run a marathon inside the Arctic Circle. Read here about the journey to Somerset Island in Nunavit - and a little (but not too much !) about the marathon…

A buoyant economy - or one still in trouble?

Jul 31 2012

We find ourselves constantly asked for our view on the state of the economy. It's certainly not because of any classical training as an economist. Or perhaps it is because we have not trained as an economist. Perhaps it is simply because we work with such a variety of businesses - and are consistently…

Unit 2, 237-239 Great South Road, Drury has been leased

Jul 25 2012

Unit 2, 237-239 Great South Road, Drury has been leased.