Sentimental Bob back in business

Tuesday 6 July 2004

Sentiment – and not just dollars and sense – is behind Sir Robert Jones' increased investment in the Wellington property market.

By The Landlord

Sir Robert confirmed yesterday his purchase of Lambton House for $18.3 million – his fourth big building buy this year.

On settlement, his company Robert Jones Holdings Ltd planned to spend $400,000 refurbishing the 14-storey building's lifts and air conditioning.

The building, fronting both Lambton Quay and The Terrace, houses the head office of Land Information New Zealand.

A combination of affection for his home town, cultural factors and property trends has helped to reawaken Sir Robert's interest in the Wellington market.

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