Goodman Property Trust is undertaking a new way of capitalising on demand from tenants for industrial property in South Auckland.
The project, dubbed Big Footprint, promotes leasing opportunities to customers in five Goodman-owned and managed business parks.
Greg Goldfinch, general manager of Colliers International's industrial team at Highbrook, South Auckland, says the seven facilities being marketed "provide a huge variety of options for businesses looking to move".
"Warehouse space from 2000sq m up to large facilities of 16,000sq m is being offered, with yard, canopy, office and racking options.
"In some cases, the racking will already be installed, meaning tenants can move in to facilities which are ready to go, reducing business interruption."
Goodman portfolio manager Jarrod MacGregor says the Big Footprint project promotes the leasing opportunities in the trust's South Auckland portfolio in a co-ordinated campaign which is designed to lift business awareness of the range of property solutions the company provides.
"Much of the space offered in the Big Footprint campaign has been created by inter-portfolio movements with existing customers outgrowing their existing premises.
"For example, two of our larger tenants, Frucor and Mainstream Logistics, have both moved into new tailored facilities built by Goodman.
"With high demand for industrial property in the South Auckland market at the moment, we decided the timing was opportune to market our existing facilities to customers with racking consents, along with options being put into place, potentially saving these businesses significant time and money."
Consented and installed racking would be viewed as a considerable plus by logistics companies in particular, says Goldfinch.
"Logistics operators are traditionally busy from October until Christmas, so having space ready to go so they can move quickly and be operational in their new premises before the busy months will be a big draw."
The properties have various options, and are all in business parks and industrial estates, providing employee amenities.
"Lease terms can be flexible to suit different business needs," MacGregor says.
Two properties are in the M20 Business Park in Manukau, which is well-serviced by bus and train routes and motorway access, and has an on-site cafe.
Vacated by Frucor and magazine distributor Gordon and Gotch, 86 Plunket Ave has two tenancies.
The warehouses are 16,419sq m and 5221sq m, with canopies and refurbished air-conditioned office space.
Also in the M20 park is 8 Edsel Way, a modern facility providing a 2006sq m warehouse with office, canopy and large yard. Naming rights are also available.
In the Highbrook Business Park, East Tamaki, is 107 Kerwyn Ave, vacated by Geon.
It has an 8064sq m warehouse with office, canopy and yard. A full office fit-out is included, and the property has prominent street frontage, attractive landscaped grounds and 24/7 security.
"The new occupier of this excellent facility will enjoy the many amenities in the award-winning Highbrook Business Park, which include the newly opened town centre with its shops, cafes and restaurants," says MacGregor.
At 44 Dalgety Drive in the Enterprise Park at Wiri is a modern property providing large, economical warehouse space
The warehouse can be divided into clear span sections of 4600sq m each with canopy and yard, or to suit larger businesses requiring warehousing of up to 14,000sq m with the flexibility to expand. Enterprise Park's location close to motorways, Auckland International Airport and Wiri Inland Port means it is ideal for businesses in the freighting, logistics and manufacturing sectors, says Goldfinch.
Two properties are in the Westney Industrial Park in Mangere, another location ideal for transport and logistics firms because of its location near the airport.
At 20 Timberley Rd there are three units with warehouses of 8250sq m, 3127sq m and 5170sq m, with canopies and yards.
A modern facility with 4165sq m of warehousing is available at 3 Timberley Rd. It has an office, canopy, yard and extensive separate staff car parking.
Stage 2 of 113 Savill Drive, Savill Link, Otahuhu, is vacant following Toll Group's move to new design-build premises.
The warehouse is 7953sq m in size with a large canopy and the property also has offices, yard and a separate dangerous goods store.
The Savill Link estate is well-established and is home to leading companies including Furniture City, Holden, Mainstream Logistics and Supercheap Auto.