Property Under Contract – Successful Search During Lockdown

May 20, 2020

A 4 bedroom , 2 living room, 2 bathroom home with double internal access garaging in Hamilton is under contract and goes unconditional within the week. The clients, who were looking for an investment property, signed with Erskine + Owen as Buyers Agents, prior to Lockdown. During Level 4, research and desk reviews of properties…

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Residential Property Investment Post Covid 19 – Directors Market Commentary

May 19, 2020

Two months ago NZ’s property market was on its way to posting record high house price growth. And then Covid came. While we navigate the property market through these extraordinary and uncertain times – there is one thing that is not new in times of crisis, and that is the speed by which the media…

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Directors Market Commentary: Churchill on Covid-19

April 16, 2020

Some have likened Covid-19 to this generation’s war. My Grandfather who died in the war, and my Grandmother who had to deal with his death would probably shake their heads and tell me I‘m as soft as an over ripe avocado. That said, it is probably the greatest challenge this generation has faced and that…

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Daycare Syndication Units Available 

April 16, 2020

Daycare centre syndication, now live and currently returning investors 7%* per annum, paid monthly. Some units still available Last week the Government’s 2020 Budget announced a $278 million funding boost for Early Childhood Education centres (ECE) for 100 per cent qualified teachers, over the next four years, strengthening investment opportunities in this sector. One such…

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There’s No Place Like Home – Expats Flock to Secure NZ Property Investments

March 6, 2020

New Zealand is once again proving to be a safe port in a storm – especially during this time of political and economic uncertainty.  Expats living in the Asia-Pacific region are at the forefront of those flocking to secure investments back home. The upsurge in interest began in June last year with the rise in…

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Broken Toes & Coronavirus

March 6, 2020

I am writing this as I sit in Auckland’s children’s hospital. My daughter broke her toe doing a backflip on the beam at gymnastics. There were tears when it happened and then a river of tears when she saw the x-ray and faced the harsh reality that she probably won’t be able to compete this…

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Director’s Commentary – No Change to the OCR

November 18, 2019

  A 25 basis point drop in the OCR from the Reserve Bank was largely expected and so we were surprised there was no change. Why did we expect one? Because the NZ economic growth rate is slowing, inflation is at the lower end of the target range and worldwide interest rates continue to recede…

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Relocation of Premises

November 11, 2019

It is our pleasure to inform you that we have relocated to new, smarter business premises. Our new office is located in Newmarket, one of Auckland’s most popular and bustling destinations, with the premises offering more comfortable meeting rooms and better parking facilities. Address: Level 1, 103 Carlton Gore Rd, Newmarket, 1023 Erskine + Owen…

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Wattie’s National Distribution Centre Syndication Fully Subscribed

November 11, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Wattie’s Distribution Centre is fully subscribed prior to closure date on the 8th November, 2019. This sold down quickly following launch on the 9th September, 2019. There has been a level of over subscription for the syndication, with investors interested in future Erskine + Owen projects. A summary…

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The Global Search For Yield & Other Major Changes By Tony Alexander

October 24, 2019

Tony Alexander – Economics Speaker and Writer, I have recently accompanied Erskine + Owen for the roadshows of their latest syndication – Wattie’s National Distribution Centre. My presentation focused on ways in which the world we have all come to know over perhaps the last 30- 60 years has shifted in ways a lot of…

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