landlord

Agency’s generation game

By PHILIP CHANDLER Fifteen years after selling her Queenstown real estate business, prominent realtor Mae Young’s back on the scene. Last week she joined Ray White’s local office as a licensee salesperson, at the same time as her 23-year-old son, newly-qualified salesman, James...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's council's resisting pleas to institute free parking in the resort's CBD to help businesses suffering from the Covid-19-induced crisis. Restaurateur Graham McCarthy says CBD businesses now need local customers with the tourist trade, which they almost solely relied...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Arguably the Wakatipu's biggest landlord is being praised for his generous support to his 30-plus local tenants. Irish billionaire Eamon Cleary aggregated a large swathe of Queenstown CBD and Arrowtown commercial buildings before his death in 2012. Now, in light...

Double whammy

By PHILIP CHANDLER A heavily-pregnant Queenstown migrant stressed out about losing her job claims she's also been intimidated by her landlord. Spa beauty and massage therapist Viviane Soares de Freitas was distressed enough to be among 150 Hilton Hotel staff made redundant...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown landlord and his tenants are urging locals to patronise, and help save, the CBD. In recent years, many residents have bypassed central Queenstown in favour of Frankton, citing traffic congestion or lack of parking. Now pharmacy building...
By PHILIP CHANDLER In the face of the tourist industry's Covid-19-induced implosion, a Queenstown-based tourism broker's delighted he's just been given extra firepower to do his job. Simon Haslett's worked in the region for Resort Brokers for the past five years, but...
When we toasted the arrival of 2020, who would have predicted within three months a virus spread to humans, from a bat in a wet-market in provincial China, would bring the world to its knees and wreak havoc on...

Rent holidays called for

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time Queenstown restaurateur believes businesses like his that've been forced to close due to Covid-19 deserve a rent holiday "because our turnover is zero". Blue Kanu co-owner Grant Hattaway's suggesting they pay no rent for three months then,...
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