NZMS director James Kellow

Monday, October 12th 2020

Investment in Auckland’s CBD will survive

Commercial property investors are not going to abandon Auckland’s CBD in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdowns, according to a specialist property financier.

Adapting to commercial’s new normal

Tuesday, September 29th 2020

Adapting to commercial’s new normal

Economic headwinds may be threatening the commercial property sector but one property fund manager is opening a new offer on the back of a year that has been successful, despite Covid-19.

Augusta Capital takeover bid now unconditional

Thursday, July 09th 2020

Augusta Capital takeover bid now unconditional

ASX-listed Centuria Capital has declared that its takeover of New Zealand property funds manager Augusta Capital is now unconditional, as it has secured nearly 66% of Augusta’s shares.

$75m on offer for new developments

Tuesday, June 09th 2020

$75m on offer for new developments

Auckland ’s long-term future is sound as well situated residential developments will always sell and demand for affordable housing remains strong, a leading non-bank property financier says.

Bright spots in commercial outlook

Friday, June 05th 2020

Bright spots in commercial outlook

Nearly 60% of commercial property investors think that opportunities lie ahead but they are also believe there are changes in store for the sector.

Concerns over commercial rent dispute plan

Thursday, June 04th 2020

Concerns over commercial rent dispute plan

Too little, too late. That’s what commercial landlords’ advocates have to say about the Government’s newly announced $40 million commercial rent dispute package.

Resilience needed in face of change

Thursday, May 28th 2020

Resilience needed in face of change

The Reserve Bank says the commercial property sector is vulnerable to the Covid-19 crisis. But PMG Funds' chief executive believes that while there’ll be short-term pain, the biggest long-term impact will be structural change.

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Industrial holdings leave Provincia in strong position

Industrial holdings leave Provincia in strong position

Thursday, May 14th 2020

Tales of strife and problems abound in the commercial property world these days, but the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has not been as devastating for all commercial players.

Elephant in the room at level two

Elephant in the room at level two

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

It’s official: New Zealand will be moving to alert level two by Thursday and thousands of workers will be returning to work, but issues remain for the commercial property sector.

Capital investor calls for commercial rates moratorium

Capital investor calls for commercial rates moratorium

Wednesday, May 06th 2020

Councils should offer a one-year moratorium on rates to commercial landlords who are struggling with the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis, a prominent Wellington property investor argues.

Uncertain future for commercial development

Uncertain future for commercial development

Tuesday, May 05th 2020

Sixty percent of planned development projects worth several billion dollars are now uncertain due to the current economic climate, a new Property Council survey of its members suggests.

Govt considers commercial rent relief solutions

Govt considers commercial rent relief solutions

Thursday, April 30th 2020

Mounting costs for small businesses trying to deal with the economic fallout of Covid-19 have prompted the Government to consider rent relief options.

Covid-19 could strike REITs a hard blow

Covid-19 could strike REITs a hard blow

Thursday, April 30th 2020

The hit from the Covid-19 crisis could last longer and deeper than just the lockdown period for Australian and New Zealand real estate investment trusts (REITs).

More relief needed for commercial property sector

More relief needed for commercial property sector

Thursday, April 16th 2020

New measures to help out commercial landlords and tenants struggling with Covid-19 related lease issues have been announced – but the Property Council is warning that more support is needed.

“No access in emergency” lease clause: putting it in context

“No access in emergency” lease clause: putting it in context

Wednesday, April 08th 2020

Much attention has focused on a commercial property lease clause which could mean commercial tenants don’t have to pay all their rent during lockdown, so the Auckland District Law Society is providing more information about it...

Commercial sector facing hundreds of millions in lost revenue

Commercial sector facing hundreds of millions in lost revenue

Friday, March 27th 2020

Some large commercial tenants are refusing to pay rent and this could devastate the commercial property sector, the Property Council New Zealand is warning.

Syndicates take big share of commercial purchases

Syndicates take big share of commercial purchases

Friday, March 13th 2020

Investors thinking about joining up with a property syndicate can rest assured that New Zealand syndicates have been keeping busy of late.

More growth for co-working office space

More growth for co-working office space

Thursday, March 05th 2020

The popularity of co-working office space is not just a fad. In fact, according to a new report, there’s room for continued growth in this part of the Auckland office market.

Headwinds for the commercial market

Headwinds for the commercial market

Monday, February 10th 2020

Tightening credit conditions could impact on New Zealand’s booming commercial property market, according to the Property Council’s chief executive.

Australian giant in Augusta takeover bid

Australian giant in Augusta takeover bid

Wednesday, January 29th 2020

Commercial property investment company Augusta Capital today announced a surprise takeover bid from Australian listed Centuria Capital.

Looking outside the box

Looking outside the box

Monday, January 27th 2020

The property market is heating up again – and that means more competition for good deals – but there are still options out there for keen property investors.

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