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.

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Collaboration the key to the future of Christchurch

The rebuild of Christchurch is getting the wobbles. There are some very tough decisions to take about…

Collaboration is key to future of ChristchurchThe rebuild of Christchurch is getting the wobbles.

There are some very tough decisions to take about which heritage buildings can be preserved, the design of the new CBD, and where the new construction should begin.

Underpinning this is a major challenge over time; the urgency of getting things done quickly to have people and businesses up and running ASAP, versus taking the time to plan well.

Dealing with clients in Christchurch, I have heard a few horror stories about SERA, the government agency responsible for rebuilding after the earthquake, and their lack of consultation with business property owners. Continue reading “Collaboration the key to the future of Christchurch”

Christchurch earthquake turns city on its head in so many ways

The Christchurch earthquake has the whole country reeling, for people both close to the tragedy and those far away. I think most of us are really simply lost for words to describe the enormity of it. The devastation has hit on so many, many levels. And we all come to terms with the shock in our own ways. For myself, I am lucky not to have anyone close to me deeply affected. In a professional capacity, I am already working with clients in Christchurch as they assess how to go about picking up the pieces. They are…

Christchurch earthquake turns city on its head in so many waysThe Christchurch earthquake has the whole country reeling, for people both close to the tragedy and those far away.

I think most of us are really simply lost for words to describe the enormity of it. The devastation has hit on so many, many levels.

And we all come to terms with the shock in our own ways.

For myself, I am lucky not to have anyone close to me deeply affected.

In a professional capacity, I am already working with clients in Christchurch as they assess how to go about picking up the pieces. They are deeply traumatised and very unsure about what to do next as they stare through rubble, past armoured personnel carriers and cordons at where they used to work.

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Natural disaster planning for commercial tenants

The impacts of natural disasters on people around the world and close to home have been top of mind for us all in the past few months. It brought home to me how vulnerable we are wherever we live and work. I had a personal experience…

Coles supermarket floodedThe impacts of natural disasters on people around the world and close to home have been top of mind for us all in the past few months.

It brought home to me how vulnerable we are wherever we live and work.

I had a personal experience working with relocating businesses affected by the Christchurch earthquake, and it gave me a firsthand experience of how devastating this sort of disaster can be. And of course those impacts are continuing with the ongoing aftershocks.

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