Cantabrians are renowned for being resilient, and this trait is abundantly evident in the real estate world.
Christchurch is the stand out performer of the 2012/2013 Harcourts National Awards.
Nine of the country’s Top 20 Sales Consultants came from the Christchurch area, including the number two and three rankings scooped up by Cameron Bailey of Papanui and Alison Aitken of Christchurch City. Alison was also the top Auction/Tender Lister.
Simon Rowland –Jones, from Christchurch City Commercial, takes the country’s top NAI Harcourts Sales Consultant award.
The top three property managers come from the Grenadier Accommodation Centre, Tracey Edwards, John Siebert and Murray Orr, as does Top Property Management Business Development Manager Brent Manderson.
Christchurch City won the office with the most auction/tender listings and Papanui and Fendalton also won Top Office awards for their overall revenue and revenue per consultant.
Christchurch Business Development Manager Chris Kennedy says in the city’s …
Being a commercial property agent in Christchurch is not easy, however Simon Rowland-Jones has excelled in a city still in recovery and uncertain of its future.
Simon was named New Zealand’s top NAI Harcourts Sales Consultant at the Annual Awards 2012/2013. NAI is Harcourts’ commercial property arm.
He says despite a very difficult two years, he and his team have been busy working with developers, investors and previous building owners, with the majority of their sales in bare commercial land in the central city.
Simon says the biggest challenge for commercial property owners is in working out where the future of Christchurch is going. He sees his role as helping people understand how they can best use the land they have purchased for redevelopment or replacement buildings.
“While the Christchurch council has set out a blue print for the new city centre, you still have to look outside the box …
It’s only been in operation for a year, but NAI Harcourts Hamilton is already proving a success, taking top billing at the 2012/2013 Harcourts National Awards.
The office stood out as New Zealand’s top NAI office for Gross Commercial Revenue and Auction/Tender Listings.
Managing director Mike Neale says Hamilton is experiencing a commercial resurgence, and in the 12 months since opening, NAI Harcourts Hamilton has completed in excess of 150 sales and lease agreements.
“Commercially Hamilton has had a fairly erratic five or so years, but in the past 12 months there has been some growth. At the moment you can see three or four cranes in the CBD and people are looking for opportunities. Add to this low interest rates and the recipe is right.”
The NAI Harcourts Hamilton team of nine consultants have vast local knowledge and are each a specialist in their own area.
“We do work …
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The hotspots of Auckland and Christchurch continue to produce great results. These two markets, however, must be classified as unique and in parallel to the remainder of the country as other regions slowly, steadily but surely recover off the back of historically, record lows. Auctions continue to be the selling method of choice as buyers bid competitively to secure their property before any rate hikes stunt buying. As reported by John Key in this week’s news conference ‘the Government are looking to find solutions to Auckland’s house price rises and land supply issues.’ Will we see any action soon?
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Disclaimer: All Harcourts MarketWatch figures are current to the end of the reported month and are compared to the same month ended for the previous year. ‘Written Sales’ is defined by all sales brought to contract …
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Harcourts’ Northern Region continues to experience heightened activity with high auction numbers and a rising median sale price which keeps creeping up each month, following a strong start to the year.
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Good growth: Hamilton’s industrial precincts grew while vacancy rates fell across the city last year.
Around 3000 square metres of industrial land was bought or leased in Hamilton last year, a sign of strong growth in the city, commercial property experts say.
About 37,200 sq m of space was added to Hamilton’s industrial stock last year, an annual survey of industrial land compiled by NAI Harcourts and CBRE has shown.
In that time, overall vacancy levels dropped from 5.7 per cent in 2011 to 3.6 per cent, as about 3000 sq m of space was leased or bought.
“The city has a filling-up feel about it which is really good,” NAI Harcourts director Theo de Leeuw said.
“The filling-up is both owner-occupiers who are buying and taking advantage of the lower interest rate regime as well as tenancies expanding.”
De Leeuw said part of the growth was …
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