The value of proven results.

MB Cook is Canterbury’s most established commercial and industrial real estate specialist. Our proven performance is underpinned by close to a century of experience and results.

At MB Cook we deliver the best possible outcome for owners and tenants in the commercial and industrial property sales and leasing market. We achieve this by working hard, tailoring our approach and negotiating prudently.

We are proud of our history, proud of our track record, and proud to be known as successful local specialists.

The value of a company
with ethics.

Our understanding of the commercial and industrial property market and our commitment to genuine service has set us apart since the beginning of the business in 1928. Working honestly and developing long-term relationships is what our reputation is built on.

Delivering true value is our focus. We partner with our clients to understand their needs, provide honest advice and feedback, and to secure the best deals and outcomes.

  • Understanding the market
  • Understanding your needs
  • Providing honest advice and feedback
  • Securing the best deals and outcomes

Market InsightsSpring 2016

Graeme Donaldson Commercial and Industrial Specialist

Spring is finally here and the property market is poised for a buoyant season ahead.

Winter is a predictably quieter month for real estate. Having said that, at MB Cook we have seen more properties become available for lease recently, particularly in the office sector.

Of those new office listings, the majority have been in the region of 50 – 250m2. Not surprising given that a number of large companies have opted to move back into the central city and now those associated smaller office occupiers are following suit.

This creates some great opportunities for office tenants seeking new premises, especially if they are prepared to consider locating outside the four avenues where compelling evidence shows there are some great incentives being offered to attract long term tenancies.

The industrial market has been slow, however August seems to have opened the floodgates to new enquiry from both tenants and owner occupiers. With low interest rates that look like they will be around for some time, a number of our previous tenant occupiers are opting to purchase their own building.

Low interest and vacancy rates are also making commercial property a very attractive investment option. If you’re considering opportunities in this market, remember to buy in an area where there is a market requirement, be prepared to meet the market on rental, and factor into your calculations a vacancy factor between tenancies.

Commercial and industrial real estate is an interesting and exciting market to be involved in. At MB Cook we have over 85 years of experience in the business. Our team would love to showcase some of our current stock and discuss your requirements, so get in touch with us today!

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