Two high-profile retail units boasting a strong mix of established tenants on the main strip of Auckland’s growing Browns Bay are for sale separately or as a combined investment.
Colliers International has been exclusively appointed to market Units G1 and G2, 87-109 Clyde Road, for sale by deadline private treaty closing at 4pm on Thursday, 14 September, unless sold prior.
Gareth Fraser, Colliers International’s Auckland Investment Sales Director, says both stratum in freehold properties boast an enviable list of investment fundamentals.
“These superb split-risk retail offerings feature a great North Shore location, excellent established tenants and long-term add value options,” he says.
“With a commanding location on Browns Bay’s main retail strip, both properties are well positioned for growth as the East Coast Bays area continues to attract new residents.
“This is a rare chance to get a foothold in sought-after Browns Bay by adding one or both of these solid investments to your portfolio.”
Unit G1 is split into seven tenancies over 1,178sq m. It is currently returning a net rental income of $407,896 per annum plus GST.
The unit is tenanted by eateries Beach Bistro and Velvet Gypsy, convenience food retailers Subway and Noodle Canteen, charity Age Plus, government agency Work and Income, and clothing store Caroline Eve.
Unit G2 has four tenancies over 465.45sq m, returning $178,618 in net rental per annum plus GST.
The tenants are Pizza Hut, Rangitoto Accounting, and Gaku Teppanyaki Restaurant. The fourth tenancy is currently vacant with a vendor underwrite.
Fraser says both properties for sale benefit from a superb location in the heart of Browns Bay.
“Situated in a high-growth Auckland location, these properties are only about a 10-15 minute drive from Takapuna and a 25 minute drive from Auckland CBD,” he says.
“Browns Bay’s popular retail and commercial centre is one of the largest in the East Coast Bays area. Residents are attracted to its wide variety of convenience and retail shops, as well as business services operating from offices on the upper levels.”
Fraser says both properties enjoy street frontage on the eastern side of Clyde Road, at the northern end of Browns Bay’s established retail strip.
Beach Bistro and Velvet Gypsy in Unit G1 also have secondary frontage to Beachfront Lane, which offers direct access to nearby Browns Bay beach.
“Clyde Road is well regarded as an excellent retail location with strong demand from the local catchment,” Fraser says.
“The recent upgrade to Beachfront Lane has improved the facilities surrounding the beach, enhancing properties such as this.”
Zoned Business Town Centre, the units form part of a medium-rise, mixed use building.
Colliers International North Shore Investment Sales Director Shoneet Chand, who is marketing the property with Fraser, says the retail units were originally developed in the mid-1980s.
Substantial additions were made in 2003, including residential apartments overlooking the beach.
“On-site car parking is available on the ground level at the rear, with pedestrian access from each unit, as well as the first floor above the shops. Additional parking is provided on the street.”
The building is believed to be of concrete frame construction. It meets 100 per cent of new building standards.
The vendor is currently carrying out an extensive refurbishment of the canopy.
Chand says Unit G1’s established tenants offer investors an excellent split-risk option.
Beach Bistro is a well-regarded local eatery that quickly became a favourite among locals since opening in 2012.
“The business was closed by fire in April last year, but is now being refurbished,” Chand says.
Beach Bistro occupies 97sq ma and has recently signed to a new six-year lease.
Velvet Gypsy is a well-established bar and restaurant.
“Offering indoor and outdoor seating with a dual-sided fireplace, Velvet Gypsy also hosts many weddings and other functions,” Chand says.
The restaurant occupies some 286sq m and is signed to a four-year lease.
Social services provider Work and Income, part of the Ministry of Social Development, occupies a 335sq m tenancy.
“Government tenants are highly attractive to investors,” Chand says.
Women’s fashion retailer Caroline Eve occupies a 175sq m tenancy; Asian eatery Noodle Canteen occupies 100sq m; sandwich chain Subway occupies 96sq m; and charitable trust Age Plus occupies 88sq m.
Chand says Unit G2 also offers a good range of tenants.
“Gaku Teppanyaki, which occupies some 168sq m with an excellent fit out, is a well-established Japanese restaurant that is popular with locals,” he says.
Convenience food retailer Pizza Hut occupies some 154sq m; local accountancy firm Rangitoto Accounting occupies 82sq m; and the underwritten vacant tenancy occupies 61sq m.
Chand says interest in both units is expected to be strong.
“We’re encouraging parties to avoid disappointment by expressing interest in one or both of these excellent investments today.”