There is no question that commercial property ownership is considered a sound investment. Values increase over time, good returns are possible and rental yields can be lucrative. But what if something goes wrong with the building, are you in good shape?
Viranda’s Client Survey Ticked the Box for Many
In April, Viranda ran a successful questionnaire with its clients and subscriber base.
Refurbing for Rental Upside
Below is some key information around refurbishing your commercial property, why it might be a good idea, and how Viranda can assist.
ANNOUNCEMENTS! Capital Gains Tax off the Table // Phase 2 of Overseas Investment Act
Debated for years and just like that, axed! A lack of public support and non-consensus within Cabinet has seen Capital Gains Tax (CGT) wiped off the table.
A Review of the Markets - March 2019
With the first quarter behind us, we take the time to reflect on the commercial property market and provide a quick update for you.
Flexible Workplaces – No Waste of Space
Across the globe there is a rising demand for shared offices, known as the flexible space market. It’s good to share, right?
Jan is one of the longest-serving team members at Viranda. An experienced industry professional, she first joined the company in 2004 as an Executive Assistant for three years. After a stint away, Jan rejoined again in 2010.
Newmarket’s Living Centre on the Horizon…
Newmarket will soon offer the biggest shopping mall in New Zealand and one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. Of particular excitement is news of securing an anchor tenant, David Jones department store.
Brandon’s journey at Viranda
Brandon joined Viranda in August 2016 and has crammed a lot into this relatively short timeframe. As group projects manager, his role is constantly changing and inspiring. Throw study into the mix, and it’s not been without its challenges. We asked him for some thoughts about his journey to date:
Merry Christmas from Viranda
Season Greetings! In the busy lead up to Xmas, we take this chance to wish you a fantastic festive season and a safe and happy holiday ahead.
A Positive Culture at Viranda
With a Bachelor of Commerce and a typical Kiwi OE spirit, Peter set off on his travels in 2012. His adventures took him to San Diego, Vancouver and Melbourne, where he gained valuable work experience in real estate marketing and commercial tenant public relations.
A REVIEW OF THE MARKETS – November 2018
There has been plenty of media reports and general chat around Auckland’s housing market flattening, but commercial property continues to fire, with a strong spike in sales occurring in the past 12-months.
Overview of Viranda
Viranda Holdings act for a broad range of clients, and Mark and Oliver share more about the 3-key services offered in this quick overview.
Krispy Kreme hits Chancery Square!
Viranda’s work with Chancery Square in mid-town Auckland took another sweet turn recently when it welcomed high-profile brand, Krispy Kreme to the fold.
A New Lease of Life for the Gasometer Site
Just a short walk from Viranda’s office is Huron Street where a big change is unfolding. A large multi-level carpark is set to replace the old Gasometer site. Groundworks have begun, and timelines indicate an opening date of mid-2020.
History of Viranda
From Viranda’s inception 33 years ago, and the changing times of business, Founder and Chairman Andrew Guest reveals how technology, project management and a dedicated team has played a big part in the success story so far.
Viranda Appoints Oliver Wills as Director – Commercial Property
Viranda is pleased to announce the promotion of Oliver Wills to Director – Commercial Property.
Our Advice? You can Bank on it
The low interest rate story continues... Investor interest in commercial property remains attractive, and rightly so! These rates are appealing and show no rumour of increasing soon.
Viranda Congratulates Nick
Viranda Property Manager, Nick Harvey, doesn’t fall into the ‘first home buyer’ camp, he’s yet to buy residential property. It’s a less than typical scenario, but this young entrepreneur recently purchased his first commercial building in Penrose, Auckland.
Leasing opportunities just a click away!
There is no reason why commercial property, technology, and good old-fashioned service can’t go hand in hand, and Viranda is delighted with the response to its recent launch of a Leasing Summary system.
A decade! Jess Wech reflects
A Decade! Jess Wech Reflects “My colleagues are amazing people, we work so well together. It’s a very supportive environment, geared towards bringing out the best in each other.” Jess reflects on her ten years at Viranda. Joining the company in April 2008, at just 16, Jess has steadily progressed in her career.
The Changing Face of Retail
The way we shop has changed! Consumers are increasingly buying online. Retail property owners must adapt to create an experience that cannot be matched online. A good example is Viranda’s involvement with the rebrand and refurbishment of Chancery Square to create a vibrant village square. Find out more.
Northern Corridor Improvements Project
Viranda has held the same company address in Takapuna since the doors swung open in 1986. Our location sits within the scope of this significant project. Our team, and of course clients too, travel into Takapuna to work or meet with us, via a number of motorway links associated with the Northern Corridor Improvements project. We will watch with interest as the milestones are ticked off.
A Review of the Markets - May 2018
Strong demand for industrial and commercial property continues in Auckland and Viranda continues to see low stock pushing up rent and ensuring capital growth for clients.
Viranda Promotes Sara Sheldon
Viranda is delighted to announce the promotion of Sara Sheldon to Senior Property Manager. The change in role recognises Sara’s long-serving dedication to Viranda, along with her mentoring qualities towards other property managers within the company.
Impact of Commercial Bay
Viranda will watch with interest as the $850 million Commercial Bay development opens on the Auckland waterfront next year. With 39-levels of office space, laneway-inspired shopping and dining, and easy access to a public transport hub, Commercial Bay looks set to redefine urban spaces.
New Legislation Takes Aim At Asbestos
With changes to The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 coming into effect in a matter of days (4th April 2018), commercial tenants, landlords and other...
Case Study: One Byron Ave, Takapuna
One Byron is an exciting commercial development in the heart of Takapuna. Sporting a refurbished interior and exterior, the building services a dynamic array of businesses...
The ‘Experience Economy’ is here to stay.
The ‘Experience Economy’ is here to stay. At Viranda, we are seeing a rapidly changing world and the impact has never been greater than for retailers - particularly traditional bricks and mortar retailers...