Commercial property news - Auckland

How should you craft your next office space?

11 March 2022

The rise of the hybrid work model has been a game-changer in the realm of office space, as businesses find themselves overloaded with extra space as people opt to permanently work from home for all, or part of the week.

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Watch your space

12 November 2021

Considering Relocating? Cachet presents a simple pre-lease guide to help you in your assessment.

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Interacting with your team

12 November 2021

Communication while working remotely can be a challenge for managers who want to balance staying in touch without overwhelming staff with unnecessary information.

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Relocation guideline

07 November 2020

This step-by-step guide has been assembled from Barfoot & Thompson Commercial’s knowledge of the leasing process and potential pitfalls. This is an essential guide to help you make an informed property decision.

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Space: Our New Frontier

07 November 2020

While previous office trends have come and gone, working from home seems to be here to stay. What, if anything, can (or should) landlords do to their office space, to retain or gain tenants. We asked Barfoot & Thompson CEO Chris Dobbie for his thoughts on the trend, and what other leaders in business are saying.

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Are offices an obsolete concept?

20 June 2020

Working from home has proven in many cases to be efficient, productive and successful. Throughout the lockdown, sales were completed, customers were taken care of and business, for the most part continued as per usual. Now that we are emerging from quarantine, people are asking - do we really need offices?

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The world of work has transformed

20 June 2020

The global covid-19 crisis has escalated the already significant shifts in the relationship between employees and work. Pre-covid, a 2020 Peakon survey of New Zealand employees across a broad spectrum of organisations revealed that 63% described themselves as ‘disengaged at work’

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Switching to a brighter future

20 June 2020

There is intensified public pressure to increase our energy generation from renewable energy sources as we re-prioritise and plan our recovery post-COVID-19. It’s a chance to do better for the environment and for businesses to capture the economic benefits and save on outgoings.

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Soft fitout and FF&E

20 June 2020

Ergonomic furniture reduces discomfort and can increase productivity. Colour stimulates the brain and open spaces give employees more room to breathe.But can changing something as simple as a chair really make the difference?

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Changing workplace landscapes brings new opportunity for business

20 June 2020

For some, working from home has its perks. The morning commute is shorter and the kitchen is close. For others, the time to go back to the office couldn’t come soon enough, they miss the interaction with colleagues and the separation of home and office life. So how do businesses make the best of both worlds?

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Why tenants are seeking green options

17 March 2020

While the pool of available properties that fall into the category are few and far between in Auckland - the growing appeal of “green” properties cannot be denied. There are a number of reasons that tenants are attracted to these sorts of offices - some of which are concrete and others more warm and fuzzy.

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Office amenities as a recruitment tool

09 March 2020

As people spend more and more time at the office, staff are increasingly raising the bar as to their expectations for the environments they work in. People no longer see their workplaces as just a place to push paper and toil away at computers. Both workers and employers are wanting spaces that cater to the social and wellbeing of their personnel. Find out more.

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Building an electric fleet

09 March 2020

With new models arriving on the market, and potential government incentives (or penalties) on the way, is now the right time to make your move to EVs? We asked Drive Electric’s Mark Gilbert for his tips for building an EV fleet. Find out more.  

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Competition for Office Space in the CBD

09 March 2020

When plans for Commercial Bay were initially announced, there was a bit of trepidation on behalf of Auckland CBD landlords fearing that this could be a major disrupter to current tenancies. Find out why competition for office space is fierce in the CBD.

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Turn buzzwords into business success

12 June 2019

It isn’t just millennials who are demanding more flexible working practices. And more flexible working practices are changing the nature of the buildings we work in. How can that be reflected in your lease arrangements?

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Inspirational workspaces

07 May 2019

The impact of a work environment reaches far beyond the office walls and furniture; people’s behaviour and experiences can be fundamentally changed by physical space. How can your company realise the dream of both physical and behavioural change through strategy, design and fitout?

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Q&A Snapcomms' big move

17 March 2019

We talk to Snapcomms about their recent move. How their search for premises went, what their priorities were and how it worked out.

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