commercial property

Gerry Brownlee

Around the traps

Fri 26 Aug

Negotiations are close to being concluded between the Crown regeneration company Otakaro and a trust to buy the last two properties needed for Christchurch’s $30 million Performing Arts Precinct.

CHRIS DIBBLE: It’s better to ‘sweat the asset’ rather than staff

Timing is everything in Auckland offices

Fri 26 Aug

Office space in Auckland’s CBD is the tightest it has been for more than 20 years but real estate experts believe it has bottomed out.

EVEN BIGGER: But how will businesses harness the city’s growth?

Predicting Auckland’s future

Fri 26 Aug

Auckland is growing by 896 people a week, and nobody is sure where to put them all, or how to ensure everyone will be able to move around freely, not just tomorrow but in 30, 40 or 50 years.

Finance Minister Bill English, along with Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith, economists, financiers, insurers regulators, engineers, builders, architects, quantity surveyors and planners will discuss the importance of the construction sector to New Zealand’s economy and the challenges it faces at next month’s Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) Constructive forum to be held in Christchurch.

Around the traps

Fri 19 Aug

More than 30,000sq m of Wellington office space is empty and vacancy rates are predicted to keep increasing until they peak at 12-13% in 2018 and 2019, turning the sector into a tenants’ nirvana.

RETAINING STAFF: Good quality office crucial to the equation

Staff crucial in Chorus office leasing decision

Fri 19 Aug

Chorus’ decision to move its Christchurch office to a new building on the CBD’s fringe was motivated by staff more than senior management.

SIR JOHN ARMITT: “London, like Auckland, is grappling with its own questions of intensification vs sprawl”

Are London and Auckland really so different?

Fri 19 Aug

Aucklanders find it difficult to see the city’s infrastructure problems on the same level as a mega global metropolis like London.

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