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Split-risk investment loaded with options in Eden Terrace

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A prominent residential building in the sought-after Auckland city fringe suburb of Eden Terrace offers a wide range of buyers the opportunity to secure a split-risk investment property with future growth potential and long-term upside.

12-14 Nikau Street, Eden Terrace is a 722sq m building with 13 residential units spread across two levels with an additional level of secure basement parking. The property is strategically located on a 606sq m site that is zoned Business – Mixed Use Zone under the Auckland Unitary Plan.

The property is fully leased on a range of short-term tenancies and provides $280,800 in total gross rental income per annum, a significant amount of holding income for any prospective purchaser.

The freehold site is located on the doorstep of the new Mount Eden train station for the City Rail Link, which is due to be completed in 2024, offering excellent future connectivity for occupants. The property is also zoned for Auckland Grammar School.

Colliers Associate Directors Jonathan Lynch and Kris Ongley have been exclusively appointed to market the property for sale by deadline private treaty closing at 4pm on Thursday 9 December, unless sold prior.

The freehold site is rectangular in shape with a Nikau Street frontage of just over 20m and a side boundary of approximately 30m.

Located on the southern side of Nikau Street, the property sits approximately 80m from the intersection with Mount Eden Road. Following excavation to accommodate the current building, the contour drops steeply away from Nikau Street to the south-east.

One further car park fronts the Nikau Street boundary together with vehicle access points to two garages and the basement car park driveway. There are 12 car parks in the basement.

The building was constructed in the 1980s and has undergone a series of mostly cosmetic renovations and internal upgrades since, leaving it in excellent condition for the current occupants.

Lynch, Associate Director of Investment Sales at Colliers, says the property allows for future growth given there is approximately 150sq m of developable land behind the building.

“The mixed-use zoning of this property will hold significant appeal for a range of prospective purchasers who will see the long-term value on offer, coupled with the flexibility to pursue a number of different projects,” Lynch says.

“There is significant holding income available for the new owner and properties in this popular location will always experience huge demand among potential occupiers. This steady rental stream will provide the new owner with a level of security while they scope their next moves.

“The National Policy Statement on Urban Development, which will require planning rules to allow for greater development in existing urban areas, including a minimum build height of six-storeys within walkable distance of rapid transport stops, means this property comes loaded with potential if the new owner wishes to reposition it in the future given its proximity to the City Rail Link.”

The City Rail Link will allow commuters to reach Britomart from Mount Eden station in nine minutes and will have the capacity to move 54,000 people per hour at peak times.

Ongley, Associate Director of Investment Sales at Colliers, says Eden Terrace is a popular suburb given it is only 2km away from Auckland’s CBD, which allows occupants to enjoy what the city has to offer.

“The property has a vast amount of potential given the flexible zoning and prominent city fringe location, which is less than 100m from Mount Eden Road,” Ongley says.

“We expect there will be significant interest in this property and encourage all prospective purchasers to do their due diligence and contact us immediately.

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Jonathan Lynch


Auckland CBD

Senior expertise in Commercial Property Sales and Leasing in central and city fringe Auckland. Completed over $500 million+ sales transactions over the previous 9 years since joining in early 2010 with a focus on investment properties, mixed-use developments, redevelopment sites comprising under-utilised improvements, land sales and office, retail and warehouse leasing.

BBS Degree (Massey University) majoring in Real Estate; 10 years of business development experience in the FMCG sector and previous role as a property manager at Jonmer Projects providing a comprehensive understanding of key drivers in both general business and the property market, together with the added benefit of an appreciation of client liaison & needs.

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"I'm delighted to be able to offer the sincerest thanks from the owners of 36 Rossmay Terrace and 52 St Lukes Road. Your diligence and professionalism throughout every aspect of these campaigns for the sale of both properties was a strong factor in the extraordinary results achieved for the vendors in each case.

I would be readily recommend you as a 'dream team' within the superb Colliers group." - Parnell Services Limited (for Jonathan Lynch & Hamish Paterson)

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Kris Ongley

Director | Hotels Sales & Investment

Auckland CBD

Kris is a Director in Colliers' market-leading Hotels Sales and Investment division.  This is a national mandate, covering medium to large-scale hotels throughout New Zealand, and includes sales, acquistions, and advisory. 

Prior to  joining Colliers in 2012, Kris obtained law and commerce degrees from the University of Otago, graduating in 2004. He then practiced as a commercial property solicitor for nine years (2004-2012), working at large law firms in Auckland and Wellington. His clients included private and institutional investors, developers, central and local govenment bodies, hoteliers, banks and financiers, listed property trusts, and family offices. 

Kris's career in agency started at Colliers in 2012 where he became an Associate Director in the Auckland Investment Sales and Syndication divisions.  This saw him selling commercial, retail and industrial investments and development sites throughout the Auckland region, as well as offering nation-wide porortionate ownership investments to the marketplace on behalf of syndication clients. 

In 2022 Kris was promoted to Director of the Hotels division where he spcialises in the sale of hotel assets throughout New Zealand. 

Over his 17-year commercial property career Kris has built a rare combination of legal and agency expertise accross a broad range of markets.  The resulting track-record and industry network are testament to his committment to offering clients are genuinely professional approach to agency.   

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