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JLL brokers lease for Minacs in Wellington’s Old Bank Arcade​

An international company plans to open a call centre in Wellington



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​​Old Bank Arcade Wellington small-min.jpgGlobal real estate company JLL has confirmed that it has brokered a lease for Minacs in the Old Bank Arcade in central Wellington. 

Minacs will be operating a call centre employing up to 300 staff in the character building. 

JLL’s Wellington-based broker Darwin Brooks say Minacs did considerable research before choosing Wellington. 

“Minacs came to us with a requirement for a call centre located in either Australia or New Zealand, to service a leading global technology company,” Brooks says.

“It’s a particularly tenant friendly market here in Wellington, so Minacs was able to get a better deal than in Auckland or Australia. Wellington was a 10 percent cheaper location than Auckland and New Zealand was 20 percent cheaper than Australia. Minacs seriously looked at Adelaide and also considered Central North Island options like Hawkes Bay, but in the end, Wellington won.

“Our compact CBD is easy to get around and there’s plenty of public transport. Minacs is looking to recruit lots of entry-level employees who are interested in technology, so the fact that Wellington has an excellent university means there’s a pool of the right kind of talent here,” Brooks says. 

“JLL is a global company and was able to assist Minacs, which is headquartered in North America, through the entire process, from the initial brief through to the conclusion of the lease,” Brooks says.

“After narrowing down the possible locations, JLL shortlisted buildings in both Wellington and Adelaide. The Old Bank Arcade was chosen because it offers character space which is seismically secure in a central location, surrounded by all of Wellington’s best amenities including fabulous shopping and dining.” 

The new jobs Minacs is bringing to Wellington will contribute to the vibrant, bustling CBD, Brooks says. 

“Initially Minacs will hire around 50 staff in Wellington, and this is expected to grow to up to 300 over the next two years,” Brooks says. 

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