Project management director CBRE has appointed Gary Perkins as national director of project management. Perkins has more than 15 years of internationally accredited design and delivery experience across multiple sectors and has been extensively involved in Christchurch rebuild projects over the past four years, leading the delivery of the new Brackenfields Shopping Centre in Amberley, among a number of significant seismic upgrade projects.
Big sales by Whillans Whillans Realty Group has celebrated Independence Day by announcing three big sales. Blair Chandler sold a 3072sq m Auckland CBD site at 35 Whitaker Place for $14.1 million equivalent to $4589 a sq m. The lot has resource consent for a 25,490sq m gross floor area twin tower scheme housing 1082 student beds. Bruce Whillans sold a large 3478sq m redevelopment site formally occupied by Monaco Motors at 251-253 Great South Rd, Greenlane, for $7.75 million or the equivalent of $2228 a sq m for the land and buildings. Whillans also teamed with Ash Hira to sell a 3865sq m Bunnings store on a 6783sq m waterfront site in New Plymouth’s CBD for $5.35 million representing a 7.47 per cent yield.
Queen St retail unit A 260sq m prime retail unit at 99A Queen St in Auckland’s CBD has sold for $6,660,000 at a 6.07 per cent yield through Alan Haydock and Damien Bullick of Bayleys Auckland. The unit is leased to eyeware retailer Oakley South Pacific Pty for 10 years from 2008, with one five-year right of renewal and annual rent reviews to the CPI plus 1.5 per cent.
Church buys warehouse A 2930sq m warehouse with 72 car parks on a 7493sq m Business 5 zoned site at 13 Lambie Drive, Manukau, has sold vacant for $5 million to a church group through Geoff Wyatt of Bayleys South Auckland and Rob Taylor of Barfoot & Thompson.
Newmarket conversion A vacant, 600sq m warehouse conversion involving a two-level building with an in-built garage and loading dock at 22 McColl St, Newmarket, has been sold for $2.6 million to a private investor by Jonathan Lynch and Nick Healy of Colliers International.
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