Commercial Property

Capital gets own property gongs

Mike Cole, Wellington branch president of the Property Council, wants to recognise local property heroes.

Wellington to honour its own commercial property trailblazers.

Church sells Cranmer Court site for apartments

The historic Cranmer Courts, which were demolished due to earthquake damage.

Prominent Christchurch site goes to mayor-led development firm

Bad time to buy, says housing survey

Survey which probes the health of the housing market finds people are largely negative about house buying.

House prices are not expected to stop rising, according to latest survey

Anti-property investor sentiment is misplaced

Andrew King says the proportion of mortgages to investors is right where it should be.

OPINION: Property speculators are running a different business to landlords, says Andrew King

Queenstown no longer reliant on its good looks alone

Queenstown town centre manager Steve Wilde, First Retail Group managing director Chris Wilkinson and client services manager Lorraine Nicholson are working on a strategy for Queenstown's CBD.

Central Queenstown has traded on its good looks long enough and is in danger of losing its appeal, a new business group believes.

Lyall Bay house and cafe sells strongly

144 Onepu Rd which sold recently at auction along with a house for more than $1.48m.

Strong bidding for a commercial and residential opportunity in Lyall Bay.

Competition stiffens for commercial property

Major overseas players have started showing interest in Wellington commercial properties, such as 133 Molesworth St which sold recently for $80m.

Conditions are conspiring to rachet up demand for Wellington and Auckland commercial property

Fun and games at Lynmore Junction

Rotorua MP Todd McClay (left) and Holmes Group managing director Ryan Holmes survey the plans for the new Lynmore Junction development, which includes a large-scale entertainment zone.

A $13 million entertainment and retail is set to be built in Rotorua's Te Ngae Road.

Cinema screens give way to television screens

New Zealand actress Ngaire Porter enjoys the brand-new 700-seat Regent cinema in Naenae, Lower Hutt, in 1958.

Vistavision gave way to television as the decline of Wellington's great cinema age began in the 1960s.

Supermarket site sales the tip of the iceberg?

The climate is good for sales of retail properties, says one expert.

The sale of 19 New Zealand supermarkets could be the first of a wave of retail properties with leaseback clauses

Hanmer motor lodge hits market

The Hot Springs Motor Lodge caters to Hanmer Spring's burgeoning tourist and corporate markets

Hanmer Springs motor lodge has more corporate business potential

Yours for $235,000 and TLC gallery

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The former Waipukurau Hospital is back on the market after the owner, who bought it sight unseen in 2011, has decided its not for him.

A bargain has hit the market, but any buyer will need some decent DIY skills.

Building the future right

Willis Bond & Co managing director Mark McGuinness:  "I've learnt in business if you find really good people, work with them and keep working with them."

Willis Bond & Co managing director Mark McGuinness looks back on his career as a property developer.

From butchery to bourgeoisie

Striking Gear Meat workers and their children pictured on April 6, 1981, as a six-week dispute neared its end. From left, Thomas Meihana with Selina, 7 months, Glen Rainford with Hemi, 12 months, Malcolm McAllister with Kimiora, 5 months.

The closure of Petone's meatworks in 1981 changed its social composition.

Interest strong in Willis St property

This three-level property at 76 Willis St (outlined in red) is regarded as a strategic location

The home of Willis St's Ti Kouka cafe is on the market, and interest is expected to be high.

Boulcott St apartment block takes shape

An artist's drawing of the eight-level building being built next to St George's Hotel and St Mary's Church on Boulcott St.

Work has begun on a $15m Wellington apartment block due for completion next March.

Queenstown site comes with hotel consent

A Spanish-style vision of what could be built at Queenstown's 595 Frankton Rd

An imposing piece of Queenstown waterfront land is being sold off for development either as an apartment block or a four to five star hotel.

Road to close for 350-tonne crane

BP House, pictured, on Customhouse Quay is being demolished to make way for a new building, forcing street closures.

Johnston St will be closed to bring in a crane ahead of the demolition of BP House.

Queens Wharf a retail ghost town gallery

Queens Wharf, Retail Centre front and Events Centre used for sport and music shows behind. Wellington Waterfront. 
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They built it, but the shoppers did not come to Queens Wharf retail centre.

Christchurch's 'hollow core'

A drawing of Fletcher Living's East Frame aimed at drawing residents back into the CBD

Inner-city residential projects are central Christchurch's last hope, Lincoln University professor says.

Options for childcare centre property

One of the two residential properties along Evans Bay Parade currently being used as a childcare centre and up for sale.

Evans Bay Parade, a favourite for Wellington walkers and yachties. And now, possibly for something quite out of the box.

Those involved in Beehive construction ''proud''

People involved in the construction of the Beehive say they are proud of its new status.

The Beehive's inclusion as a historic place has been warmly greeted.

Big slice of Jackson St up for grabs

An entire block in Petone known as 73 Jackson St is up for sale, offering multiple development options.

A substantial piece of Petone land once tagged for a large apartment block is up for sale.

Holiday park for sale

The Otorohanga Holiday Park is on the market for $1,680,000.

The site comes with a four bedroom house, a public gym and laundromat.

Summerhill centre seeks buyer

The 14-unit Summerhill retail centre in Palmerston North includes a standalone restaurant and bar.

A suburban shopping centre in Palmerston North has been placed on the market.

Moves to aid landlords of abandoned rentals

Minister of Building and Housing Nick Smith announcing proposed new rules for the rental market last week.

Tenants skipping out on their leases is a problem for roughly one in every 10 landlords in some regions, according to new government research.

Beehive becomes a historic place

The Beehive has been given the highest status as a historic building.

The Beehive gets recognition as a historic place in its own right

Arts and Crafts treasure up for sale

This 108-year old concrete block residence in Lower Hutt has been used commercially since the 1950s and is now up for sale.

A piece of Lower Hutt history goes on the market.

Living it up on New Regent St

The Christchurch  bar has found a new owner.

Christchurch's New Regent St a strong drawcard for hospitality operators

Paraparaumu's Burger King for sale

Burger King's premises in Paraparaumu are on the market.

Burger King's Paraparaumu site is up for sale.

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