The quick and the dead in NZ’s commercial property market

The latest research from the Property Institute of New Zealand shows a great deal of continuing pessimism about the state of the property market. The research canvassed 2,700 professionals in the property field ranging from valuers to facility managers, property managers and consultants. Here’s what they thought…

The quick and the dead in New Zealand's commercial property marketThe latest research from the Property Institute of New Zealand shows a great deal of continuing pessimism about the state of the property market.

The research canvassed 2,700 professionals in the property field ranging from valuers to facility managers, property managers and consultants.

Here’s what they thought…
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The day of the talk fest is over

I just learnt this morning that a conference I was to speak at next month has been cancelled. It made me pause for a moment to consider how people’s attitudes towards conferences and seminars have changed in today’s recessionary market. I heard a story recently that those working in the area of training and development are advised not to…

A time to be light on your feetI just learnt this morning that a conference I was to speak at next month has been cancelled. It made me pause for a moment to consider how people’s attitudes towards conferences and seminars have changed in today’s recessionary market.

I heard a story recently that those working in the area of training and development are advised not to Continue reading “The day of the talk fest is over”

A time to be light on your feet

I once heard a New Zealand export manufacturer talking positively about this country’s competitive advantage against some of the really big players in the world such as China and the U.S. He said our advantage was…

A time to be light on your feetI once heard a New Zealand export manufacturer talking positively about this country’s competitive advantage against some of the really big players in the world such as China and the U.S.

He said our advantage was Continue reading “A time to be light on your feet”

If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

I’ve been working with a few clients in the retail sector in main centres of both North and South Islands in the past few weeks and it’s given me a new feel for the trends and issues they’re all facing. There is no doubt, regardless of people’s financial situation, that kiwis are spending less. This is causing real challenges for most in the retail sector, large and small operators alike. And in these times, it…

I’ve been working with a few clients in the retail sector in main centres of both North and South Islands in the past few weeks and it’s given me a new feel for the trends and issues retailers are facing.

Continue reading “If you don’t ask, you don’t get!”

Smart ways to shift focus

I’ve been posting this blog for well over a year now, and I’d like to think we give readers a good heads-up on trends in the property lease market, as well as some insights into how the market works behind the scenes.

So it was interesting for me this week to take some of this expertise into the mainstream news media as a commentator on TVNZ’s business programme: NZI Business June 5: Renters’ market for office space…

I’ve been posting this blog for well over a year now, and I’d like to think we give readers a good heads-up on trends in the property lease market, as well as some insights into how the market works behind the scenes.

So it was interesting for me this week to take some of this expertise into the mainstream news media as a commentator on TVNZ’s business programme: NZI Business June 5: Renters’ market for office space

Continue reading “Smart ways to shift focus”

Time to give up secrets to make better deals

When it comes to financial matters, most of us like to keep the detail close to our chests. It’s often considered foolhardy to…

When it comes to financial matters, most of us like to keep the detail close to our chests.

It’s often considered foolhardy to Continue reading “Time to give up secrets to make better deals”