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H1 2015 in review: McConnell media round-up
We’re proud to be active in the buoyant Kiwi property and construction market. Whether it’s leading new projects in the South Island, or continuing our work in master-planned residential communities around Auckland City, our team is out there: knowledgeable and speaking up about the issues that affect our clients, our project partners and the sector more widely.
We’ve collected some handy snippets of our team in the media in the first half of 2015 – we've certainly been busy! Check them out below.
Leaving the competition in the dust
McConnell Property’s senior project manager, Guy Rodger, was featured in the April/May edition of NZ Construction News, where he discussed the two methods they have employed to manage dust down in Canterbury’s new Beaumont Park residential development.
One of the dust management systems employs technology to respond remotely to climatic variables such as wind, the other uses polymer additives in the soils to encourage grass growth by retaining moisture in the soil and, at the same time suppressing dust. Could your next construction project in Christchurch benefit from this savvy technology?
Christchurch recovers its property mojo
Earlier this year, McConnell Property gave Stuff.co.nz an update on how the Beaumont Park development is getting along, as well a few other projects we have in the pipeline that will help to reshape Christchurch. What are you seeing in the Canterbury market?
Business may be the key to social housing
In a recent conversation with Stuff.co.nz, McConnell Property's General Manager, Nigel Richards, spoke about the likelihood of property developers from the commercial sector investing in social housing.
Richards said that private enterprises would most likely be interested in developing social housing as long as it was at a large scale and that the developers qualified for income related rent subsidies (IRRS). How do you think the debate around social housing will progress?
Timing is everything for new build resales
McConnell Property’s Takanini-based residential subdivision Addison was mentioned by the NZ Herald’s property editor Anne Gibson earlier this year, who warned property owners not to resell their property too quickly if they want maximum value.
New property statistics by QV found that residents who held on to their houses for three months or longer were experiencing increases in value of up to 10 percent.
First-home buyers beat deposit rule at Addison
Our Takanini development Addison was mentioned by the NZ Herald as an intelligent option for first-home buyers. While most first-home buyers are forced to come up with a 20 percent deposit to qualify for a mortgage, new developments generally only require a 10 percent deposit, and some buyers have been able to secure homes for as little as 5 percent.
Addison a top home pick for 2015
Addison got another mention by QV’s spokeswoman Andrea Rush in the Herald at the start of the New Year, who said she would seriously consider Addison or other new developments in Flatbush and Westgate, when asked what she would do if she had $600,000 to spend on property.
Thanks for the mention, Andrea!
Active in the industry
As you can see, we are active in leading and engaging in important discussions around property development and construction issues. If you’d like to speak to our team about how we can assist with your next property project, do get in touch.