Monthly Musings.

Thoughts on the Real Estate market and beyond.

Balancing the good and the ugly

Feb 05 2013

It's easy to do the good stuff right, but are we judged more by what we do wrong than what we do right ?
Many organisations are judged favourably by what they do well. And so it should be.But how often is it that far more weight is given to what we do wrong, than what we do right 99% of the time.…


Thanks to John Bolton

Jan 28 2013


29 Moa St Sold

Jan 03 2013


17 Moa St Sold

Jan 03 2013


The next great american powerhouse -India or China

Nov 02 2012

Reading much of the American business press, and even our own to some extent, would have you believing that it is something of a toss-up between China and India as to which will be the next world economic powerhouse. But, as is oft quoted, statistics don't tell all the story, and the story they do…


Not trying to gild the lilly

Nov 02 2012

We deal with a wide variety of small businesses in our day to day activities. Unfortunately far too often we come across businesses who are trying to rort the system in one way or another.Long term we all know that it never pays, but it refreshing to come across someone who actually spells out one…


It's diferent over there

Nov 02 2012

Most months you get real estate wisdom and thoughts from Richard.

This month you get me, Rachel. I do all of the website work, and much of the marketing and social media for Expedio and her sister companies, Aventure and High Beam. And, since three years ago, I also live in Northern Chile.…


The hidden OPEX bill

Oct 02 2012

You will note that we are  now quoting a $ per square metre rate for OPEX, in addition to details of the total OPEX. We believe that this additional figure assists to give a clearer picture of the total cost of occupation.
Costs vary widely dependent on whether buildings are stand alone or part…


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.
 
Vincent…


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…