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Premium Silverdale industrial with longstanding manufacturing tenant

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A trophy industrial investment property, offering exceptional tenant covenant from a long-established manufacturing business, is for sale in the fast-growing Silverdale area of Auckland.

Located in the heart of the Silverdale Industrial Estate, 2 David McCathie Place comprises a modern 1,985sq m facility on 3,193sq m freehold site with sought-after Heavy Industry zoning.

Well over four years remain on the current lease to a New Zealand-owned aluminium joinery business that has occupied the property since its construction in 2007.

The lease returns $333,000 plus GST in net annual rent, with final expiry in December 2030.

Colliers International has been exclusively appointed to market the property for sale by deadline private treaty closing at 4pm on Wednesday 26 August, unless it is sold earlier.

Director Shoneet Chand of Colliers North Shore says industrial investments of this calibre are hard to find in such a highly sought location.

“This superb offering is sure to appeal to astute investors looking for a bankable standalone industrial investment.

“It comprises a functional and flexible industrial building with an A-grade seismic rating, a large warehouse with potential to be split, two levels of offices, a showroom, lunch bar and ample basement car parking.

“It is strategically positioned on a high-profile corner site with 45 car parks in one of Auckland’s highest growth locations.

“Silverdale benefits from a surging population in the surrounding area, with most of Millwater’s 3,500 sites having been developed, while activity in Milldale is full steam ahead.

“The strength of this growth location is matched by the property’s very strong tenant covenant.

“The current tenant has 35 years of experience and is now one of the largest aluminium joinery manufacturers in Auckland. The award-winning company produces custom-made windows and doors to exacting specifications, using precision electronic cutting and machining equipment.

“When you consider this property’s location, covenant and profile, it all adds up to a true trophy investment.”

Matt Prentice, Director of Colliers North Shore, says the property is well positioned to provide access from both David McCathie Place and Forge Road.

“Primary access to the warehouse is via two roller doors from Forge Road, which extends west off Silverdale’s main arterial, East Coast Road, and is considered one of the main thoroughfares of the Silverdale Industrial Estate.

“The western half of the warehouse also offers full drive-through access for heavy vehicles.

“Rear access to the warehouse is provided from David McCathie Road via a ramped accessway and stepped loading bay.”

Prentice says the warehouse is predominantly constructed of full-height precast concrete, with strengthened structural beams to accommodate a gantry crane.


“There are two roller doors on the northern side of the building, providing the potential for the building to be divided into two separate tenancies, each with a warehouse and an office component.”

Prentice says the offices span two levels in the northwestern corner of the building, with a reception and accessible bathroom on the ground floor.

The first-floor offices are predominantly open plan, with flush windows overlooking the surroundings and providing good natural light.

There is partitioning for two offices and a boardroom at the northern end, and a control office overlooking the warehouse at the southern end.

The first floor also has a lunch area with a bench and sink, a barbecue area, separate male and female bathrooms, and a shower.

A further open plan office level, used as a showroom, is located at the northeastern end, with access from the main visitor car park fronting Forge Road.

The area has excellent natural light and its own kitchenette, shower and two further bathrooms.

The lunch bar, sublet by the tenant, is located at the front of the building.

The basement garage provides 16 covered car parks accessed from David McCathie Place via a single electronic roller door.

It has a full exhaust extraction system, a small plant room containing compressor equipment for the main warehouse, and wiring for a generator if required.

The building features remotely controllable security including CCTV and a full network of biometric key systems, divided into sections with individual access controls.

Broker Jack Tuson of Colliers North Shore says the Silverdale Industrial Estate is considered the principal industrial estate on the Hibiscus Coast.

“It continues to remain popular, with limited competition from much smaller industrial areas in Whangaparāoa and the Highgate Business Park, which is in the early stages of its development.

“Land here is zoned for light to heavy industrial activities, and the limited supply of such land in Silverdale emphasises the importance of the area as a key industrial business location.

“The location is easily accessible, with a travel time to Auckland’s CBD of about 25 minutes. The area is well serviced by public transport with the Hibiscus Coast bus station and park and ride facility close by.

“The immediate area is occupied by industrial businesses including importers and distributors, manufacturers, automotive and service businesses and some yard users.

“Commercial buildings catering to predominately bulk retail activities are also in the vicinity including PlaceMakers, Bunnings, Pak’N’Save and Kings Plant Barn.

“Across East Coast Road is a substantial area of residential development, providing a strong workforce catchment.

“The ongoing popularity and growth of this location makes 2 David McCathie Place a compelling investment opportunity.”

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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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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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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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