High-exposure Wairau Valley showroom for auction with vacant possession

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An industrial-zoned showroom property on a high-profile corner site in Wairau Valley is for sale with vacant possession, presenting abundant options for occupiers, investors or developers.

Located in one of the most tightly held areas of Auckland’s North Shore, the property at 135 Wairau Road comprises a 393sq m standalone building on a 685sq m freehold site at the corner of Tristram Avenue.

Colliers International has been exclusively appointed to market the property for sale by auction at 1pm on Wednesday 1 July, unless it is sold earlier.

Matt Prentice, Industrial Director at Colliers North Shore, says the property has wide appeal.

“This outstanding offering is sure to be of interest to occupiers looking for ‘X Factor’ exposure and signage opportunities, developers looking for a small project, or investors taking advantage of the tightly held location.

“Rarely does an add-value freehold corner site become available for purchase, especially with such massive exposure to the Northern Motorway and the Tristram Ave interchange.

“The property is zoned Business Light Industry, but sits within an Identified Growth Corridor Overlay that allows for a wider scope of activity.

“It is available with vacant possession, allowing a new owner to move in, re-tenant or redevelop the site straight away.”

Shoneet Chand, Investment Sales Director at Colliers North Shore, says the building comprises a single-level showroom with an A-grade seismic rating.

“Built in the 1970s, the property offers a combination of showroom, office, storage and staff amenities. The fit out includes carpeted flooring and air conditioning.

“There is ample car parking for up six cars outside the front of the building, plus a grass verge at the rear.

“The property is superbly located on the main arterial route through Wairau Valley. This established industrial area has undergone a change of use in recent years, especially on Wairau Road, which now provides a mix of showroom, bulk retail, smaller shops and car sales yards.

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

Jimmy O’Brien, General Manager and Director of Colliers North Shore, says the Wairau Valley area continues to experience very low vacancy and high demand from occupiers.

“Intensification and demographic change continue to create growth in the area. This is complemented by very high levels of amenity and accessibility.

“The property for sale is located close to shopping centres and many retailers servicing the established residential neighbourhoods of Forrest Hill, Glenfield and Unsworth Heights.

“Auckland’s CBD is a 15-minute drive in off-peak traffic via the Southern Motorway, with access available from Tristram Avenue to the southeast or the Northcote interchange to the south, both via Wairau Road.

“With such a superb location in a tightly held area, 135 Wairau Valley is bound to attract keen interest at auction. Occupiers, investors and developers will not want to miss this chance to secure an exceptional smaller industrial offering.”

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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.  Specialising 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 $550 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. 

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Shoneet Chand


Auckland North

Shoneet is a Director at Colliers International and specialises in Investment & Development Sales over $2m across the wider Auckland region. Over the past 10 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 completed a number of deals with investors out of the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Shoneet was the top broker in his market for both 2014 and 2015 & once again placed in the top 10 brokers nationwide for Colliers in 2016.

In 2017, he transacted over $250 million of property, did 73 deals and was ranked 2nd in New Zealand.

In 2018, he was a finalist in the Commercial & Industrial Salesperson of the Year category which is judged nationwide across all agencies and again was the top broker in his market, being involved in over $300m of unconditional sales.

In 2019 he was again ranked in the top 5 brokers nationwide for Colliers and was involved in over $300 million of settled sales in the calendar year. 

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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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