Monthly Musings.

Thoughts on the Real Estate market and beyond.

Making sense of yields

Jan 09 2012

The festive season gives us good opportunity to amply consider many things. This year, after the pavlova was consumed, and before we settled on the resolutions for the new year, I started to think about property yields – and more particularly why they are at the level they are.

I tend to discount…

5B POLARIS PLACE Refurbishment Complete

Dec 05 2011

The refurbishment at 5b Polaris Place, East Tamaki is nearly complete.
The building comprises 482 sqm medium stud warehouse and 68 sqm office/amenities. It is located in the heart of East Tamaki and has dual roller door access, perfect for storage or manufacturing!


General Election and Festive Greetings

Dec 01 2011


Another election has come and gone - this one notable for both how little disruption it caused to economic activity, and for the low voter turnout. In percentage terms it was the lowest turnout in 120 years. We can certainly empathise with the attitude that by ignoring politicians…

Domain Road now complete

Nov 30 2011

The transformation of 4 Domain Road from an original 50's style chartered drinking club, to a modern apartment and showroom / warehouse is now complete and the tenant is in occupation. The project was Expedio's first New York style apartment conversion, and we are proud of the results.


13G Saleyards Rd has sold

Nov 21 2011

13G Saleyards Road, Otahuhu has sold thanks to Katie Wu of Bayleys.

Is easier really better?

Nov 01 2011

New Zealand is generally recognised as a business friendly environment. In fact New Zealand has ranked first as the world's easiest place to start a business and third out of 183 countries for ease of doing business in a report from the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank. The cost…

Free Alarm Monitoring

Oct 20 2011

We’re offering free alarm monitoring for 6 months for any of 13G Saleyards Road, 55A Druces Road, and 5B Polaris Place if a lease is concluded before the end of November. This offer is in conjunction with our preferred alarm servicing and monitoring company Mantrac Security.

Free Racking Offer

Oct 20 2011

We're offering free racking for any tenant leasing any of the following: 13G Saleyards Road, 55A Druces Road, and 10D Dent Place.
The offer of free racking applies if a lease is concluded before the end of November 2011. This can mean a capital saving to a tenant of up to $30,000.

Small industrial in Manukau soon available

Oct 07 2011

We will soon have come available a 170 sqm unit in Manukau. It is a low stud and affordable space in business 6 zoning with 3 phase electricity and 4 car parks.
There is currently a tenant in place so if you have a client that you believe may be suitable please contact us to arrange a…

Imagination, or the lack of it

Oct 07 2011

Here at Expedio we pride ourselves on our ability to add value to industrial property. We frequently purchase vacant buildings that have seen a few years of neglect, and then complete a refurbishment according to the type of space it is.

In the initial stages the ideal situation is to locate…

5b Polaris Place, East Tamaki: Still available

Oct 07 2011

Over the past few weeks we have had contractors in at 5b Polaris Place completing a basic refurbishment.
The exterior and entranceway has been modernised, the offices have been opened up, and they will soon receive a fresh touch of paint.
If you have any clients that require…

What the customer needs

Oct 07 2011

It seems a long time ago now, but when I went to sales school, one of the principles I learned was to identify what the customer needs.
It may seem simple - but it has stood the test of time. It is much easier to make a sale when you are fulfilling a need than attempting to sell what the customer…