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Eight out of 10 recent commercial property sales reported by Bayleys in Christchurch were either vacant properties or development sites

Eight out of 10 recent commercial property sales reported by Bayleys in Christchurch were either vacant properties or development sites
This vacant warehouse/office at Phillipstown in Christchurch sold for $537,000.

Investors were not shying away from vacant commercial properties in the latest tranche of commercial sales reported by Bayleys Real Estate.

These included two properties at Frankton in Hamilton, both of which were vacant, and 10 properties in Christchurch and Rolleston, of which eight were vacant or development properties.

The Hamilton properties included a character house which had been converted to offices with seven on-site car parks, that sold for $605,000, and a large corner site in a residential precinct that was occupied by a car wrecking business, which went for $886,956.

The Canterbury sales included several vacant development lots in a couple of business parks in Rolleston, a couple of development sites in the Christchurch CBD, both of which were close to The Square, and a mix of retail, office and industrial properties spread around the city.

Several sold at prices between $500,000 and $600,000, making them affordable for smaller private investors.

The most expensive sales were a large industrial property at Sydenham that sold for $3.5 million, providing a net yield of 7.38%, and the 220 square metre top floor of a modern, three level office block in Upper Riccarton, that that sold for $4,100,000.

Details, including photos of all the above properties and other commercial sales, are available on our Commercial Property Sales page.

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Boom time. Panademic or No Panademic in NZ


Insurance money in CHCH still buying up large. Debt is cheap - why not.

Gotta add that Sydenham with 30 commercial somethings for sale, and 289 Commercial something for lease (TM search). Sounds like a great low investment yield location to me.