COVID-19

Insights and recommendations for New Zealand real estate


We are continually monitoring the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on New Zealand real estate.

Our team of market-leading researchers and operators will regularly update this page with the latest advice, insights and recommendations for our clients. We understand this time is one of great uncertainty, and accessing the latest research and data is as important as ever. We’re here to help you to be enterprising, to navigate the impacts of the novel coronavirus and to make the most of opportunities in this challenging time.

Latest news
21 Jul 2020
Working from home experiment won’t set the new normal
New Zealand’s eight-week experiment with working from home during the Covid-19 lockdown is unlikely to have a long-term impact on demand for office space, according to leasing experts.
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28 May 2020
Auctions to provide transparency as new sale price benchmarks emerge
Commercial property sale prices over the next 3-6 months are likely to set the benchmark for the recovery in market performance over the following 12-24 months.
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20 May 2020
New Zealand hotels uniquely positioned for recovery - but it will be protracted
New Zealand is in a unique position to set the benchmark for global tourism’s road to recovery – but a new research report also paints a realistic picture of Covid-19’s blow to the hotel sector.
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18 May 2020
Syndication schemes attract investors throughout the lockdown
New Zealand’s unlisted property fund sector continues to perform well despite the tough economic conditions, as investors seek reliable returns backed by strong tenant covenants.
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5 May 2020
Covid crunch prompts call to understand ‘make good’ lease provisions
An uptick in early lease surrenders is likely as businesses adapt to Covid-19, prompting a call for tenants and landlords to better understand the ‘make good’ provisions in their leases.
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4 May 2020
Major property funds better placed to ride out this downturn than the GFC
New Zealand’s major property funds are better positioned to ride out the current economic downturn than it was during the GFC, according to Colliers International experts.
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Latest research
3 Jul 2020
New Zealand Research Report July 2020
Several years of tightening market conditions across Auckland's CBD and metropolitan office markets led to a ramping up of development activity that was projects to last over the next few years. However, this expectation has changed in a post COVID-19 world.
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16 Jun 2020
APAC Real Estate: Still Good Value In A Changed World
This report, the first of a two part series, examines why we see good value in Asia Pacific real estate as yields on property assets are compared with other asset classes.
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29 Jun 2020
APAC Real Estate: Still Good Value In A Changed World Part 2
This final report of a two part series, examines why we see good value in Asia Pacific real estate by comparing property yields with yields on bond and equities. While property yields are mostly higher, they may not be sustainable because the COVID-19 recession may impact income from property assets.
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5 Jun 2020
New Zealand Research Report June 2020
Latest survey sheds light on the impact of COVID-19. The results of our new investor and occupier sentiment survey sheds some light on how landlords, tenants and investors have reacted to the impacts from COVID-19 and expectations for the future. 
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18 May 2020
New Zealand Hotels | Covid-19 Impact and Recovery | Market Update May 2020
Find out more about the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Hotels market to date and our outlook on what the recovery process may look like for the New Zealand hotel sector.
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29 Apr 2020
New Zealand Research Report May 2020
After five weeks of lockdown in Alert Level 4, we are now in ‘Alert Level 3 – restrict’ for at least two weeks from 11:59pm on the 27th of April. Following on from our last monthly report in April, we provide more market considerations arising from COVID-19 over the past few weeks and potential implications for the property sector ahead.
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