Commercial

Selecting a sector

Within the diverse expanse of commercial property there are three main sectors – industrial, office and retail. More...

Stand out global performer

Yields in New Zealand’s commercial property sector remain some of the highest in the world – even though the sector is now stabilising. More...

Changing focus for Augusta

Augusta Capital’s shift away from an investment model of direct ownership has made for a 42% drop in total profit this year, the company’s end of year results show. More...

Tenant magnetism: top 10 tips

Attracting and retaining tenants is critical for success in commercial property investment, so we talked to a few industry veterans for advice on how to make a property appeal to tenants. More...

Illegal renting charge for Molesworth landlord

Officials are taking the owners of a now demolished Wellington office building to the Tenancy Tribunal for unlawfully renting space to residential tenants prior to November’s earthquake. More...

Risky masonry streets identified

Thirty eight streets in the Wellington region where building owners will have to secure unreinforced masonry parapets and facades within 12 months have been identified. More...

Capital suffering office space shortage

There’s an acute shortage of office space in Wellington due to November’s earthquake, according to a new Colliers International survey. More...

Pinning down finance

Commercial property investments carry more risk than residential investments and this means that getting finance for them is a far more intricate process. More...

Navigating shaky ground

Attention has been focused on the business risks seismic events can pose since last year’s Kaikoura earthquakes – and yet many people are still unclear about what they need to do. More...

Govt deadline for earthquake risk masonry repair

Government crackdown means building owners in high earthquake prone areas in the Wellington region will have to tie back unsecured masonry parapets and facades within 12 months. More...

Sealing the deal

Buying a commercial property requires a multi-faceted approach and loads of research, but many investors don’t appreciate the finer points involved. More...

Before you sign on the dotted line

Leases are a critical consideration in any commercial property investment - and yet many people overlook the scope within them, as well as their finer details. More...

NZ commercial market global star

Ongoing strong performance is the hallmark of New Zealand’s commercial property market this year, according to latest Property Council / IPD New Zealand Property Index. More...

Fire levies unfair for investors

Unfair funding burden will be imposed on commercial property owners by the Fire Services Commission’s new funding proposals, the Property Council says in a call to arms. More...

The attractions of energy efficiency

Taking up a free energy assessment of their building could pay off for commercial property owners keen to attract high value tenants. More...

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