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‘Blank canvas’ warehouse in tightly held North Harbour

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A large, high stud warehouse is for sale or lease in Auckland’s low-vacancy North Harbour industrial precinct, presenting a ‘blank canvas’ opportunity for an owner-occupier, investor or tenant.

The 2,763sq m property at 16B Parkhead Place is superbly located just off the Albany Highway, a short distance from the State Highway 18 connection and close to SH1.

It offers a favourable office to warehouse ratio, container drop area, three roller doors and ample car parking, making it ideal for a wide range of uses.

The property is offered for sale or lease by expressions of interest closing at 4pm on Wednesday 21 October, unless sold prior.

It is being jointly marketed by Ryan de Zwart, Jimmy O’Brien and Mike Ryan of Colliers International North Shore, with Peta Laery and Richard Moors of Bayleys Commercial North.

“Whether you’re looking to upsize, downsize or right size, this is an ideal opportunity to secure a large North Shore industrial warehouse,” says de Zwart.

“The property is offered with vacant possession, allowing an owner-occupier to relocate before the end of the year.

“The high stud warehouse has racking available and is supported by office accommodation with some fit out in place. This presents a ‘plug and play’ opportunity for a new occupier at a time when many businesses are looking to reduce unnecessary costs.

“There is also an opportunity for an add-value investor to purchase the property and secure a new tenant, taking advantage of strong occupier demand in this low-vacancy area.

“The vendor is also open to leasing the property to a new tenant looking to relocate or right size.

“This property represents s a true ‘blank canvas’ that owner-occupiers, investors or tenants will not want to overlook.”

The freehold property is zoned Business Light Industry and has dual street addresses at 16B Parkhead Place and 2/277 Albany Highway.

Access is from Parkhead Place, which connects to the Albany Highway via Unity Drive South and Rothwell Avenue.

“The property is less than 1.5km from SH18 and around five minutes’ drive from SH1, providing excellent motorway connectivity,” O’Brien says.

“These connections will be improved greatly as work continues on the $700 million Northern Corridor project, which involves widening SH1 in both directions, a new connection with SH18 to link the motorway with the Western Ring Route and airport, and safe new routes for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists.”

Ryan says the building presents well and offers a 100 per cent NBS seismic rating.

“The warehouse provides 1,876sq m of high stud space, as well as a 209sq m workroom that sits below a mezzanine of the same size.

“There is 368.7sq m of office space over two levels, plus 100.3sq m of amenities on the ground floor. The site also offers 23 car parks.”

Laery says the property is well located within the North Harbour industrial precinct and is surrounded by a number of modern industrial properties.

“This is a well-established commercial and industrial area with a good central location within the North Shore’s expanding urban area.

“The precinct has proven very popular due to the high standard of surrounding development, quality working environment, access to transport links and a number of affluent suburbs close by.

“The land and zoning provide an excellent opportunity for industrial users in a tightly held market.”

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Jimmy O'Brien

General Manager | Director

Auckland North

Jimmy heads the Colliers North Shore team with a "lead from the front" approach. He specialises in both sales and leasing of commercial and Industrial Property, Now in his thirteenth year with  Colliers International he is constantly in the top 10 % of Colliers brokers.

A North Shore resident for over 40 years his local network and knowledge is extensive. Having come from a successful background of sales, marketing and manufacturing and a director of his own business for 20 years, Jimmy has built up a vast network of property developers, investors, architects, designers and corporate businesses both retail and commercial. With a broad knowledge as both a tenant and investor in the commercial property market his wide range of skills and extensive network will be an asset to any future clients.

Positions Held at Colliers:

March 2006: Industrial Broker

April 2008: Industrial Manager

July 2012: General Manager

February 2014: General Manager -Associate Director

June 2014: General Manager – Director

Through specialisation and a commitment to true team work, Jimmy and his team have sold property in excess of $1Billion and negotiated innumerable leases.

With a strong focus on finding property solutions for his clients, Jimmy has successfully represented AA Insurance, EasiYo Products, Sealegs, Johnson Controls, Electronic Navigation and Maxwell Marine to name a few.

Jimmy is consistently in the top 10% of Colliers brokers.

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Mike Ryan


Auckland North

Mike is a member of the Colliers North Shore team having started there in 2007 and with a focus on the local Industrial market. Covering both sales and leasing he is well known and respected by landlords, tenants, investors and developers and has worked with all these parties to assist with their commercial property requirements. Over his years in business Mike has been both a tenant and investor giving him a good understanding of the market and a wide range of skills to assist clients.

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Ryan de Zwart

Associate Director | Industrial Sales & Leasing

Auckland North

Ryan is consistently one of the company’s top performers and has been involved in some of the largest sales and leases, design build projects on the North Shore. He specializes in mid to high-end properties, with a strong track record in both the industrial and office market.

He joined the company in 2009, having been the No. 1 industrial broker at another large property company until that point. Prospering in the closer team environment at Colliers International, he again achieved high rankings, being in the top 3 rankings for 6 consecutive years.

Believing that a shared network and open communication are in everyone’s best interest, Ryan works closely with other members of the team. He approaches the job as a problem-solver, and is known for finding solutions that outperform the obvious, and delivers the best possible result to his clients.

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