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 InsightsSummer 2017

Graeme Donaldson Commercial and Industrial Specialist

Yes, a new year and new opportunities. At MB Cook things have started with a real hiss and a roar. Our agents have been fielding a large number of tenant and owner occupier enquiries, primarily in the smaller industrial and office sectors. A significant number of transactions resulting. Obviously this brings with it new options for those buying or leasing. We see 2017 being an exciting year with great opportunities across all sectors.

Christchurch’s Central City is to have a real boost with approximately 500 workers about to relocate back into central. This will be a welcome reprieve for the many hospitality and retail operators who are finding it hard to attract clientele from outside their immediate surroundings. Most of this first 2017 wave will be located in the new Grand Central building on Cashel Street. Other projects expected to be finished this year are the Justice and Emergency precinct which will accommodate 2000 workers and the Crossing Retail Complex. We believe the Central city is about to really come alive.

Industrial, this sector is in full swing with its drive towards relocating out in Hornby and surrounding suburbs. Calder Stewarts’ HQ is filling up fast with quality tenants and there are more on the horizon. There is certainly building activity around Waterloo Business Park. For both of these quality developments the benefit of the second stage of the southern motorway (which is expected to be completed 2019) and the Halswell Junction link road that will run from Halswell Junction Road through to Pound Road (expected to be completed 2017/2018) cannot be underestimated. Simply said these two arterial links will aid in giving good access both North, South, East and West of the city. It is an exciting time for Hornby.

Investment, Low interest and low 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 86 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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