Riverhead industrial land opportunity in growing Northwest Auckland

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The last remaining industrial site in The Mill Industrial Park in Riverhead is for sale, presenting an opportunity for owner-occupiers, developers or land bankers to invest in high-growth Northwest Auckland.

The 1.15ha lot at 24 Sawmill Road is located within a popular industrial subdivision less than 30 minutes’ drive from Auckland’s CBD and port.

It is suitable for a wide range of future possibilities including a large high stud warehouse for distribution/manufacturing, smaller industrial units to suit investors or owner-occupiers, or straight yard use.

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

Associate Director Ryan de Zwart says it is an exciting proposition for developers, investors, land bankers or owner-occupiers.

“This large industrial landholding is superbly positioned within great accessibility in one of the city’s fastest-growing areas.

“Auckland’s population is projected to grow by 1 million over the next 30 years, with large tracts of that growth to be based in the northwest.

“Major residential developments are planned or underway in nearby Whenuapai, Red Hills, Westgate, Hobsonville Point, Kumeu and Huapai.

“With limited greenfield industrial opportunities available in the area, this property represents a significant opportunity to capitalise on strong projected growth.”

The property is located in The Mill Industrial Park near Riverhead, which is occupied by some 15-20 likeminded industrial businesses.

It offers excellent transport connections and is only 6km from the start of the Northwestern Motorway.

Zoned Business - Light Industy, the 11,506sq m site has no additional building covenants and further subdivision potential.

Jimmy O’Brien, General Manager and Director of Colliers North Shore, says neighbours include industrial and rural properties and Riverhead Forest.

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

“The site is suitable for a large industrial building with a sought-after ratio of warehousing and minimal office, with enough yard space for container loading bays.

“It could also be developed into a number of smaller industrial units, with yard space to suit one or multiple users.

“The site will also be attractive to yard-based industrial users, with future add-value potential to develop some or all of the site.”

The property is one of 22 industrial sites that make up The Mill Industrial Park.

The Kumeu Industrial Property Association (KIPA) manages the stormwater, potable water, wastewater, security and verge lawn mowing for the sites.

Planned infrastructure investment for 2020/2021 includes a wastewater upgrade, for which KIPA has a 20-year consent to allow treatment to remain on-site. This includes stormwater retention ponds and vegetation.

KIPA also plans to transition water supply from a bore to external provision from Watercare.

These planned infrastructure upgrades will ensure the future viability of the site as the surrounding area undergoes strong projected demographic growth.

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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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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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