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Lease negotiation + workplace planning = high-value solution

22 October 2015, by Chris Ware

Leading New Zealand IT business Intergen engaged TwentyTwo in February 2015 to deliver an all-in-one premises procurement, workplace planning and design solution to deliver a new location for its Auckland operation by December 2015. Chris Ware and Nick Ray describe the process...

TwentyTwo’s team for Intergen comprised Chris Ware who led the procurement and lease negotiations and Nick Ray who delivered workplace planning and concept design solutions. This team was able to deliver an independent, dedicated and responsive service that provided Intergen with an exceptionally cost-effective, high-value solution.

Chris led Intergen through the procurement process which evaluated the initial options sought and subsequently ran a secondary request for proposal to provide Intergen complete visibility on the possible options available. Intergen shortlisted three buildings in the Auckland CBD fringe/Wynyard Quarter that met their requirements of affordability, proximity to key strategic partners, as well as the opportunity to raise their brand profile.

With a tight timetable in which to deliver the right premises for Intergen, the ability to assess the suitability of each option and not lose out on opportunities in the fast-paced Auckland market, Nick was able to deliver workplace planning solutions quickly to enable the Intergen team to access each option.

Our independent, tenant-only process ensured that Intergen received the best options and we were able to negotiate the best solution for their organisation. 

Intergen’s preferred option was 152 Fanshaw Street, which provided largely open-plan floor plate with great fitout opportunity that was in close proximity to key partner Microsoft – plus provided a great outlook over Victoria Park.

On completion of a successful negotiation, Nick undertook to develop the fitout through to preliminary design and worked closely with Intergen to ensure their vision was possible within their current framework and budgets. 

The preliminary design was passed over to Stack Interiors, Business Interior specialists in Auckland, to complete final detail designs and manage the integrated fitout.

Nick continues to maintain a project oversight role with Intergen.


About the author

Two boys and a wife. Runs, bikes, lifts stuff. Wannabe chippie. Renovates. Played right back. Too many headers.

Chris has worked across tenant and landlord representative roles and consultancy and client-side roles since 2008, most recently for the Ministry of Health. Since joining TwentyTwo in early 2014, Chris has specialised in tenant representation, leasing/premises procurement, negotiation and project leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies in Management.

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