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Four well presented warehouse units at 78 Diana Drive in Wairau Valley

Four well presented warehouse units at 78 Diana Drive in Wairau Valley 1536x1040

Wairau Valley units with a blank canvas for upside

Four well-presented warehouse units on a freehold site in the popular Wairau Valley industrial precinct are for sale as a tenanted investment with the opportunity for immediate rental upside.

The 2,024sq m property at 78 Diana Drive, on Auckland’s North Shore, is being marketed for sale by Colliers International.

It is to be auctioned at 2pm on Wednesday September 11, unless it sells earlier.

Colliers Director Matt Prentice says the split-risk asset would be a welcome addition to any portfolio.

“Three of the units have long-term leases to longstanding tenants, while the smallest unit has deliberately been left vacant for the sale campaign.

“This bankable investment is currently returning $116,088 in net annual rent, with further upside to come if you decide to lease the vacant unit. Fully tenanted, it is estimated to return $138,588 per annum.

“The vacancy would be a dream to lease, given the strong tenant demand and very low vacancy in the Wairau Valley area.

“Small industrial warehouse units with minimal office content and ample parking are particularly sought after in the marketplace, particular in this location.

“At 127.3sq m, the vacancy would also make an ideal storage unit for a new owner – perfect for a classic car or two!”

Director Shoneet Chand of Colliers says the property is conveniently nestled on Diana Drive, which is a busy arterial leading from Wairau Road to the established residential suburb of Glenfield.

“The property is only 200m from the intersection with Wairau Road and a further 500m from the Northern Motorway interchange at Tristram Ave.

“This excellent connectivity has helped to make the wider Wairau Valley area one of the most popular light industrial and commercial precincts on the North Shore.”

Chand says tenant demand for quality properties in the area remains high.

“The latest Colliers International research survey found the North Shore’s overall industrial vacancy rate remains below 2 per cent and has barely budged in the last year.

“Wairau Valley is particularly sought after, being home to a range of brands that underpin the area’s popularity, including Mitre 10, Bunnings, Tristram European, Supercheap Auto and Repco.”

Director Euan Stratton of Colliers says the property for sale is located down an exclusive driveway with generous car parking.

“The units are within a well-positioned L-shaped building with a total net lettable area of 872.1sq m.

“While the units are slightly different in shape and size, all of them offer clear-span warehousing with a 4m stud height, plus a small office and amenity area with mezzanine storage above.

“Each unit also benefits from a full-height roller door with a separate pedestrian entry, excellent signage and ample car parking in excess to that typically found within a development of this nature.”

Constructed in the 1970s and well refurbished, the property has an A-grade seismic rating, being constructed of concrete foundations and floors, concrete block external walls, aluminium joinery and a long run steel roof.

Light Industry zoning allows for a wide range of activities including manufacturing and distribution.

All three tenanted units are on six-year leases, with two rights of renewal of three years each. Rental reviews are every two years to market.

Unit 1 has a floor area of 208.5sq m and four associated car parks. It is leased by Artifex Flooring Limited at $32,500 in net annual rent, with final expiry in July 2031.

Unit 2 has a 296.3sq m floor area plus six car parks. It is tenanted by Autocolour European (1999) Limited at $42,000, with final expiry in October 2024.

Unit 4 has a floor area of 240sq m and six car parks. It is leased by Leith Glazing 2017 Limited at $38,000, with final expiry in July 2031.

The vacant tenancy, Unit 3, comes with two associated car parks. It has an estimated market rental of $22,500 per annum.

The property also has three additional car parks that are leased to a neighbouring business on a monthly basis, contributing $3,588 to the total annual rent.

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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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Shoneet Chand


Auckland North

Shoneet has been involved in selling investment property for over 13 years and since 2015 he has been a Director in the Investment Sales Team at Colliers International, specialising in Investment & Development Sales across the wider Auckland region.

Over the past 8 years he has been one of the most successful investment sales brokers in Auckland with a track record of significant sales second to none. He has had considerable experience in dealing with international purchasers and has recently completed several deals with investors out of Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has been involved in a number of large land sales and portfolio sales, including divestments for well-known brands like Z Energy, The Warehouse & Bunnings.

Shoneet has been the top broker in his market for both 2014 and 2015 while also placing in the top 10 brokers nationwide again for Colliers in 2016. In 2017, Shoneet transacted over $260 million of property and was ranked 2nd in New Zealand.

He was the top broker at Colliers in the 2018 financial year and a finalist for the Commercial & Industrial Salesperson of the Year award, which is judged nationwide across all agencies. In both 2019 & 2020 he was again ranked in the top 5 brokers nationwide for Colliers and was involved in over $300 million & $325 million of sales in each calendar year. 

Over the past six years, he has transacted over $1.5 Billion dollars in sales.

Notable Transactions over $10m include;

  • 2-4 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna -   $60,850,000
  • 33 Corinthian Drive, Albany  -   $50,500,000
  • 229 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany -   $33,000,000
  • Todd Industrial Park – Wellington -   $33,000,000
  • 9-11 Corinthian Dr, Albany -  $27,340,000
  • 44 Taharoto Road, Takapuna -   $27,270,000
  • 279-301 Lincoln Rd, Henderson -   $27,000,000
  • 11 Coliseum Drive, Albany -  $26,700,000
  • The Warehouse, Albany -   $26,400,000
  • LEP Childcare Portfolio-   $20,775,000
  • Farro Fresh/ASB Constellation Dr -   $25,500,000
  • Kmart Te Rapa  - $23,750,000
  • 1-11 Parkway Drive -   $21,000,000
  • Noel Leeming, Wairau Park -   $19,000,000
  • 5 The Warehouse Way, Northcote -  $19,000,000
  • Rapid Labels – William Pickering Dr -  $17,300,000
  • 16 Dinning Road, Riverhead -  $16,500,000
  • 35-45 The Strand, Parnell -   $16,100,000
  • 44 Arrenway Drive, Albany -   $15,300,000
  • 151 Lincoln Road, Henderson -    $15,250,000
  • 51 Corinthian Drive, Albany -  $15,150,000
  • 7-21 Kawana Street, Northcote -  $14,998,100
  • 124 Bush Road, North Harbour -   $14,950,000
  • 550 Te Irirangi Drive, Botany -   $14,200,000
  • PlaceMakers, Albany -    $14,000,000
  • 24 Oteha Valley Rd Extn, Albany -    $13,300,000
  • 217-227 Archers Rd, Wairau Valley -   $13,250,000
  • 44 Arrenway Drive, Mairangi Bay -  $13,117,116
  • 6 Canaveral Drive, Mairangi Bay -   $13,000,000
  • 119-121 Onewa Road -   $12,750,000
  • 3 Monahan Road, Mt Wellington -  $12,680,000
  • 155 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley -   $11,500,000
  • 13 William Pickering Drive, Albany -  $11,400,000
  • 14-18 Lovell Court, Albany -  $10,500,000
  • WCDL Development on Onewa Rd -  $10,250,000
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