Update by Anita Menzies
Edited by Neil Punja
Images by Darcelle Bell, Anita Menzies and Neil Punja
Image presentation by Darcelle Bell
Auckland Property Management (APM) was appointed as property manager for Clendon Shopping Centre in May 2018. We found that the centre was in need of some serious TLC. It struggled to have basic property management and maintenance such as carpark lighting, parking signage, line marking, car park sweeping and rubbish control. In addition, inefficiencies in property management caused issues with charging and collecting levies creating financial stress for the owners and tenants.
Overall the perceptions of safety have improved with lower reported crime rates around the Centre. Issues such as vehicle crime, building vandalism and begging have all reduced.
Within a few months APM’s commercial team has made a positive difference to the Centre. APM was able to channel funds based on property need and priority. Clendon Park Business association Chair Neil Punja has a wonderful term “Quick Wins” explaining this priority based form of improvements. “Quick Wins” are small changes that lead to bigger more sustainable change in the future for the betterment of all our community.
One of the key factors contributing to the numerous improvements is a positive partnership with the Clendon Park Business Association, the Manurewa Local Board, The Clendon Neighbourhood Policing Team, Clendon Pride, as well as forming stronger working relationships with owners and tenants of the Centre.
We still have a lot to do, like repairing the car park asphalt, planting trees and updating signage. However, with a change management strategy in place, things will continue to improve.
APM thanks all the local community groups for all their assistance and support in helping Clendon Shopping Centre a place the Clendon community can be proud.
Let’s remove the risk with our Commercial Management focused on providing a positive return. Give us a call today on: (09) 638 2500 Or, simply fill in the form below and one of our team will be in touch.