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Secure long-term childcare investment in growing Mt Wellington

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A secure childcare investment property for sale in Mt Wellington offers all the benefits of a proven long-term tenant, a stunning new building, and a premium growth location with huge exposure to two key arterial routes.

Located on the corner of Ellerslie Panmure Highway and Mt Wellington Highway, the childcare centre is situated within a distinctive, high-quality development with abundant car parking.

It is occupied by Mighty Minds Educare on a 12-year lease with locked-in rental growth, plus the added security of a 12-month cash bond and personal guarantee.

Colliers International has been exclusively appointed to market Unit 5, 517 Ellerslie Panmure Highway, for sale as a long-term tenanted investment.

Director Shoneet Chand says the property is poised to benefit from strong demand for childcare in the immediate area.

“Perfectly positioned on a high-profile corner site, the property is located within a fast-growing locale with multiple planned residential and commercial developments nearby.

“It occupies the entire first floor of a premium new building constructed by highly experienced developers Argyle Estates.

“The development is anchored by a McDonald’s restaurant alongside St Pierre’s Sushi and popular local cafe Lola.

“Mighty Minds Educare is a well-established early childcare operator that is locally owned and operated.

“The lease returns $290,156.80 in net annual rent, with annual CPI reviews and market reviews every six years. The current term runs to August 2031, with two further terms of six years extending final expiry to August 2043.

“All of this adds up to a premium investment that will provide you with secure cashflow for many years to come.”

The property is for sale by deadline private treaty closing at 4pm on Wednesday 25 November, unless it is sold earlier.

Gareth Fraser, Auckland Director of Investment Sales at Colliers, says it comprises a premium 528sq m childcare facility with an additional 561sq m outdoor area.

“The building is set back from the road, providing ample on-site parking as well as exposure to the 40,000 cars that pass by the busy intersection every day.

“The location is directly adjacent to a retail centre anchored by Harvey Norman and Briscoes, close to Bunnings, and across the road from a planned new Countdown supermarket.

“Sylvia Park is only a few minutes’ drive away, while the popular surrounding suburbs of Stonefields, Panmure, Penrose and Ellerslie provide a strong residential catchment.

“The significant Tāmaki Regeneration Programme, which is underway, will add another 10,500 new homes to the catchment over the next 25 years.”

Logan Roach, Investment Sales Broker at Colliers, says Mt Wellington has long been considered one of Auckland’s most popular locations, being only 11km from the Auckland CBD.

“The property has excellent transport links, including the State Highway 1 interchange at Mt Wellington Highway, train stations at Sylvia Park and Panmure, and numerous bus routes.

“There has also been significant development in the immediate area in recent times including the expansion of Sylvia Park, as well as new office buildings, along with many new residential and industrial developments.”

Mighty Minds Educare was founded by director Chia-Chih Cheng, who is a qualified and registered early childhood education (ECE) teacher with 23 years of experience, including 16 years of centre management experience.

The Mt Wellington centre is licensed for 100 children. It is the partner centre to Mighty Minds Penrose, which is located on Great South Road and has operated since 2014.

The new centre’s key difference is its Montessori-inspired education approach. The operator is currently working with a consultant who has run a Montessori preschool in Ellerslie for 30 years and is bringing her core team leaders to Mighty Minds Mt Wellington.

Montessori preschools on average have a waiting list of up to six months, ensuring strong demand.

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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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Gareth Fraser

Auckland Director - Investment Sales


Gareth leads Colliers International's Investment Sales team. The team operates across the entire Auckland market from four strategic locations; CBD (including city fringe), South Auckland (based in Highbrook), West Auckland (based in North West Shopping Centre) and North Shore (based in Takapuna).

This is a large team of brokers and support staff focussed on providing solutions to owners, investors, developers, owner-occupiers and tenants. It features a specialised site sales team focussed on residential land and development opportunites. Investment Sales also includes the syndication division, offerring proportionate ownership opportunities to investors on behalf of clients.

Gareth is also on the Executive Team for Colliers in New Zealand.

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Logan Roach



Logan forms part of the Auckland CBD Investment Sales Team at Colliers International. Prior to Joining Colliers, Logan completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland swiftly moving into the role of Business Development Manager for New Zealand’s largest specialised waste & recycling equipment supplier. Utilising the skills obtained from this role, Logan now applies this knowledge to his strong interest of commercial & residential real estate. 

Logan places emphasis on creating and developing long lasting relationships by putting the needs of his clients first, to achieve the best possible results. He specialises in commercial & residential developent land sales in the Panmure, Glen Innes, Mt Wellington, Ellerslie, Greenlane and Eastern Suburbs areas, .

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