Mounting pressures on commercial landlords will impact tenants

It has been a while since I reported on the state of the property market. Needless to say there has been little to report other than a continuing glut, a trend that is not going to change anytime soon. But the pressures on commercial landlords above and beyond the oversupply are starting to mount…

Commercial landlords sell at lossIt has been a while since I reported on the state of the property market. Needless to say there has been little to report other than a continuing glut, a trend that is not going to change anytime soon.

But the pressures on commercial landlords above and beyond the oversupply are starting to mount.

Continue reading “Mounting pressures on commercial landlords will impact tenants”

The efficiencies of landlord and tenant working together

We hear so much these days about the benefits of collaboration and cooperation, but often it is the theory and not the practice we hear about. I’m involved in the last stages of a great project that…

The efficiencies of landlord and tenant working togetherWe hear so much these days about the benefits of collaboration and cooperation, but often it is the theory and not the practice we hear about.

I’m involved in the last stages of a great project that has been a successful collaboration between a building owner and a significant sized business to achieve a result of mutual benefit. Continue reading “The efficiencies of landlord and tenant working together”

Kiwi ingenuity & low-cost green solutions

I’ve often talked about the trends towards sustainability and green buildings and how this is something that is with us to stay. Work environments that are both green and user friendly are definitely in demand with employees, and also with organisations wanting to walk the talk around their commitment to the planet and people. Being green is…

Kiwi ingenuity & low-cost green office leasing solutionsI’ve often talked about the trends towards sustainability and green buildings and how this is something that is with us to stay.

Work environments that are both green and user friendly are definitely in demand with employees, and also with organisations wanting to walk the talk around their commitment to the planet and people. Being green is Continue reading “Kiwi ingenuity & low-cost green solutions”

Green, green & greener… What impact are environmental goals having on commercial property?

Today I will talk about the rise and rise of green buildings. In the past couple of months alone, I have been to the openings of three new green star rated buildings in Auckland. They…

Why crystal clear lease contracts are so, so criticalThe phrase “green shoots” has really taken hold as optimism about an economic recovery increases. It’s a great turn of phrase that has captured the imagination and there are definitely signs of recovery in some quarters. But I believe we still a need a few seasons before Continue reading “Green, green & greener… What impact are environmental goals having on commercial property?”

Making sure green doesn’t become mean

Just on a year ago, I posted a blog about the advent of green leases, in line with the increasing trends towards Green Star rated buildings. I was predicting that…

Making sure green doesn't become meanJust on a year ago, I posted a blog about the advent of green leases, in line with the increasing trends towards Green Star rated buildings.

I was predicting that New Zealand would follow Australia and see more and more green leases being agreed.

That is certainly proving to be the case. But as with any changes, green leases are not without their challenges. Continue reading “Making sure green doesn’t become mean”

Landlords woo tenants

High vacancy levels in the commercial lease market are starting to see landlords make some real efforts to woo tenants. I’ve started to see landlords for a number of buildings undertaking…

High vacancy levels in the commercial lease market are starting to see landlords make some real efforts to woo tenants.

I’ve started to see landlords undertaking refurbishments to make their buildings more attractive to tenants. There is also a trend to not simply take on cosmetic improvements, but to  Continue reading “Landlords woo tenants”