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Brand new multi-unit tenancies for lease in Northcote

Brand new multiunit tenancies for lease in Northcote

A new multi-unit development set for completion in 2022 in a tightly held commercial pocket of Northcote will bring seven warehouse and office units and a cafe to the market providing prospective tenants with flexible lease options and the opportunity to secure an architecturally designed premises.

Construction has commenced at the site, which is located at 14-18 Kawana Street in Northcote, with the first tilt slabs now in place. Completion is expected in May 2022, which will boost supply in an extremely popular and highly accessible area that has historically been starved for choice.

The seven units will vary in size from approximately 485sq m to 950sq m with car parks assigned for each property, while the road-front cafe will be 108sq m with a 35sq m deck.

Kawana Street is 350m away from Onewa Road, which offers immediate access to State Highway 1 with Auckland’s CBD a short drive away.

Colliers Brokers Matt Prentice, Ryan de Zwart, and Jack Tuson have been exclusively appointed to market the properties for lease and are open to all enquiries.

Prentice, Director of Sales and Leasing at Colliers, says the unique nature of each unit means there will be something for everyone and all units come with an approximately 40sq m canopy for loading and unloading goods.

“Each unit consists of an airconditioned office and showroom, and a clear-span 9m high stud warehouse, which can be accessed via an electric roller door,” Prentice says.

“Units 1, 3, 5 and 7 comprise the western block, while Units 2, 4, 6, and the cafe, which is sure to be popular among the surrounding properties and neighbourhood, make up the eastern block.

“The development has been created with flexibility in mind, providing a variety of configurations for occupiers to consider.”

· Unit 1 is 664sq m, has an annual lease of $141,280, and includes nine car parks.

· Unit 2 is the largest of the complex and features two offices and a large warehouse in the 954sq m unit, which includes 13 car parks. The annual lease is $218,300.

· Unit 3 is 525sq m, has an annual lease of $112,860 and includes six car parks.

· Unit 4 is 524sq m, has an annual lease of $113,870, and includes seven car parks.

· Unit 5 is 525sq m, has an annual lease of $114,160, and includes seven car parks.

· Unit 6 is 497sq m, has an annual lease of $110,490, and includes seven car parks.

· Unit 7, located at the rear of the western block, measures 556sq m, has an annual lease of $119,250, and includes seven car parks.

De Zwart, Associate Director of Industrial Sales and Leasing at Colliers, says the location is part of an area in Northcote that has convenient connectivity to the surrounding suburbs.

“To the south is Birkenhead, comprising many retail outlets and commercial offices. The Highbury Shopping Centre is located within central Birkenhead, anchored by the Countdown supermarket,” de Zwart says.

“The suburbs of Northcote, Northcote Point, Birkenhead, and Hillcrest provide a strong catchment of local workers and customers to this pocket of development, which is situated within the fast-growing Kaipātiki Local Board area. “

Tuson, Industrial Sales and Leasing Broker at Colliers, says the property is part of an area experiencing notable regeneration.

“Refurbishment or redevelopment is occurring in Northcote and Wairau Valley due to the dated nature of the existing stock, which provides a range of exciting new opportunities for the area,” Tuson says.

“We expect there will be strong interest in these units, which represent a premier leasing opportunity in a highly sought-after area of the North Shore, and we encourage all prospective tenants to investigate their future occupational options and contact us immediately.”

The complex is zoned Business – Light Industry Zone under the Auckland Unitary Plan and this designation covers manufacturing, production, logistics, storage, transport, and distribution activities.

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Matt Prentice


Auckland North

Matt joined Colliers International in 2006 with a focus on mid to upper end industrial & investment transactions.  Specializing in tenanted investments, occupier representation through to vacant land / building sales on the North Shore, Matt was promoted to a North Shore Director in 2015.

In 2011 and 2012 Matt was awarded the “Golden Gavel” for Colliers New Zealand as the most successful auction sales broker across Colliers New Zealand. Matt has been the number one North Shore sales and leasing broker, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  In 2012, was a top 20 performer across Colliers New Zealand and has over $600 million of sales since joining colliers International.

In 2013, Matt was in the top 10 Highest Performing Brokers Nationwide and in 2014, he had a record year completing more than 50 transactions, and  finished in the top 10% of brokers in New Zealand.

In 2015, Matt completed over 60 transactions, more than any broker North of the Bridge, again finishing in the Top 20 brokers in New Zealand.

In 2016, Matt had a record year finishing top 10 in the country and was the top broker on the North Shore.

In 2017 Matt finished in the top 5 brokers in New Zealand, and completed over 70 transactions.

In 2018 he finished in the top 10 brokers in New Zealand and completed over 120 transactions. Matt was awarded the MVP of brokerage for Colliers International New Zealand.

In 2019 Matt finished in the top 5 brokers in New Zealand and achieved the “Golden Gavel” as the highest performing “Auction Broker”. Again, he completed over 100 transactions.

2020 was a record year, selling over $250 million of stock, with 99 deals in total for the year. Matt finished as the 4th highest performing broker in NZ.

Recent Transactions include:

  • 13 William Pickering Drive, North Harbour - $17,300,000

  • 7-19 Croftfield Lane, Wairau Valley - $17,280,000

  • 6 Canaveral Drive, Albany - $13,000,000

  • 44 Arrenway Drive, Albany - $15,300,000

  • 2c William Pickering Drive. North Harbour - confidential

  • 180-184 Target Road, Wairau Valley - $13,000,000

  • 71 Apollo Drive, Albany - $17,550,000

  • 124 Bush Road, North Harbour - $14,950,000

  • 229 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany - $33,000,000

  • 34-41 Poland Road, Wairau Valley - $15m circa

  • 1-11 Parkway Drive, Albany - $21,000,000

  • 44 Arrenway Drive, Albany - $15,300,000

  • 30 Apollo Drive, Albany - $12,942,000

  • 155 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley - $11,500,000

  • 53 Paul Matthews Road, North Harbour - $5,610,000

  • 7 Armstrong Road, North Harbour - $7,400,000

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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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Jack Tuson


Auckland North

Jack specialises in the Auckland industrial market, servicing both the leasing and sales markets. Jack has a particular focus on the North Shore region where he has formed strong relationships with property owners, buyers and tenants.

He has experience in the divestment of both tenanted and vacant industrial buildings, and has handled numerous occupier requirements.


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