How a live-work unit could kick-start your industrial business
Convenience and cost-effectiveness are the two prime benefits that come to mind when considering a live-work unit for an industrial business – but there are many others worth factoring in to the mix, too.
Operating your office business smoothly in a building with a Body Corporate structure
Being part of a unit-titled, mixed-use development where office, retail and residential users all have a presence within the one building or precinct, means that all occupiers need to adhere to the prescribed Body Corporate (BC) operational rules for that property.
Could being part of a new-look food precinct suit your business plan?
The traditional cavernous basement-style food courts that we have become accustomed to may offer reasonable rental rates and good foot traffic numbers, but the often-poor lighting, echoing acoustics and awkward access might be a turn-off for your food retailing business or start-up.
Is owning your industrial building the best use of your business capital?
While owning your own warehouse or other industrial property could – on paper – seem like a smart business decision, could it be at the expense of growing or evolving your business?
What to look out for when committing to new retail space off-the-plans
New mixed-use developments and dedicated retail new-builds are providing fresh options for business owners around the country and we have a few hot tips for those looking to secure space off-the-plans
What to consider when looking to relocate to new-build premises
So, you’ve decided that your business needs new premises and you’ve noticed a few glossy new-build developments being marketed in your desired area
How being part of a shopping mall could work in your business's favour
Traditional “old school” shopping malls, arcades and smaller-scale shopping centres have been under the spotlight lately with reports claiming that globally, they’re falling out of favour with customers.
How global warehousing trends could influence your business model
If your business model includes warehousing in some form, global trends suggest that warehouses will become even hotter property on the back of changing retail practices, and where that warehouse space is physically located will change as a result.
How sub-leasing office space can unlock benefits for your business
So, you’ve got your office up and running and ticking along but now you find that you have committed to more space than you actually need.
Common Retail Leasing Myths – And What To Look For Instead
As a retailer you’re probably pretty focused on the bottom dollar. But when you’re comparing leases in the search for your next shop, leave the price tag obsession to your customers. You have more important things to think about…
Common Tenancy Myths – And The Things You Should Look For Instead
You may be currently hunting down the cheapest office out there with the determination of a detective. But securing your perfect brand base isn’t all about finding the lowest-priced lease, nor is it about a lot of things you may have thought. Here’s our list of commercial real estate myths – and the alternative checklist you should pocket instead.
Warehouse Tenancy Myths and What You Should Concern Yourself with Instead
The thing about being in the market for a new warehouse is: when you’re looking for something so big, it’s hard to think small. But when it comes to signing a years-long commercial lease, the little things are often more important than the large, obvious ones. And sometimes those obvious things should be crossed off your list all together…
Got FOMO? Switch Up Your Office Space!
With many new dedicated office and mixed-use developments breaking ground around the country and examples of high-end refurbished office spaces coming to the market, businesses with existing leases in established older-style office buildings – and their staff – could be forgiven for having a touch of FOMO, fear of missing out.
Thinking More Like a Landlord Could Be a Smart Move
To get the most out of an industrial lease in the fast-moving industrial market, a tenant may have to start thinking more like a landlord.
Could the Next Big Sporting Tour Benefit Your Business?
The fast approaching British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand has more than just the sporting community excited; the hospitality and retail sectors are gearing up to optimise their share of the dollars that thousands of rugby fans will drop into metropolitan and provincial economies.
Business Growth Drives down Wellington Vacancy
Wellington’s powerfully performing economy, driven by expenditure on major infrastructure projects, booming Information and Communication Technology and film sectors along with strong results from the manufacturing sector, has been reflected in a fall in vacancy rates across the region’s prime industrial precincts.
The Space Race
The addition of new quality office space across NZ has been widely publicised – just take Auckland for example with over 100,000sqm expected to be delivered by 2019. Whether it is Britomart, Commercial Bay, Victoria St or Wynard Quarter – the location is becoming less relevant. So what are the drivers that attracting some of the biggest & fastest growing companies to new buildings?