Commercial properties listed for sale on rose strongly in October

Commercial properties listed for sale on rose strongly in October

Auckland commercial property investors should find plenty to tempt them as we head into summer, with a surge of new commercial listings on in October.

The biggest increase in new listings was in smaller retail premises, with 122 new retail properties with an average asking price of $1.64 million newly listed on the specialist property website in October.

That put more than $200 million of new retail stock on to the Auckland market last month, making it easily the busiest month for new retail listings so far this year (refer accompanying table).

But by value the biggest surge in new commercial listings was Auckland industrial properties, with $605.8 million of industrial properties being newly listed for sale on in October, with an average price of $4.589 million.

The increase in new industrial listings will bring welcome relief for investors looking to make acquisitions, because it comes after something of a lull in industrial listings.

According to, the number of industrial properties in Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury that were newly listed for sale on the website in the September quarter was the lowest it had been in any quarter since the start of 2013.

Office listings were also strong in Auckland with a new high for the year of 72 office properties with combined asking prices of $189.6 million coming on to the market in October.

Canterbury remains the second biggest region for commercial property sales, with a surge of smaller office buildings with combined asking prices of $58.9 million newly listed on in October, and a similar surge of smaller industrial properties with a combined value of $43.3 million.

The Wellington market was more subdued, with $12 million of industrial properties, $6.6 million of office properties and $7.2 million of retail properties newly listed for sale in October.

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