Megatrends are often described as powerful and transformational
forces that can change economy, business and society over the course of
Obvious examples of this would be the use of electricity,
the creation of the automobile and in the most recent past, the adoption of the
We follow quarterly and annual trends in our markets, but
what are some of the megatrends being predicted for our economy as they may
affect commercial real estate specifically?
Commercial real estate investing is all about how hungry you are for specific product types.
This desire will, in many ways, be fuelled by your aversion to
How much risk do you think you can chew?
I think it’s fair to say that we don’t recommend people and
their services if we don’t like them.
The problem, however, is that often liking someone can
hinder us from really considering if you’d recommend them.
Confused? Consider the following…
There is definitely a trend in the commercial real estate
industry to open office concepts.
There are a number of reasons why it works for some office users,
but it may not make sense for everyone.
I’ve never professed to be a psychic, but I think looking over the trends of the past year I can safely make a few bets on the commercial real estate market for Saskatoon in 2020.
The City of Saskatoon has tabled their epic discussion on a
two-year budget for 2020/2021.
While the preliminary budget released this summer projected a 3.97 per cent property tax increase overall, we can all breathe a sigh of relief because it will only be 3.7 per cent.
Wait, what the heck?! That’s still a lot!
This is not good news for anyone, especially commercial
property owners who already carry a greater tax load than their residential
With commercial mortgage rates at historic lows and good availability of funds, we don’t find occasion where these alternative finance options are often used.
There are however times when an alternative strategy is required for the buyer to fund the deal.
It seems like just yesterday that Justin Trudeau shocked
Westerners with a decisive victory in the 2015 federal election.
However, it’s been a brisk four years and now everyone’s
hitched back up on the old campaign trail.
As is the season, all parties are setting their plans
forward for Canadians should they get a chance to lead.
I may have to read between the lines a little, but is there
anything in these election promises for the commercial real estate industry?
I started writing my blog to increase my social media footprint. While it has helped, it’s no longer my purpose.
Rather, I now enjoy expressing my thoughts on issues that pop up in my week. It’s usually something that has happened that inspires me to write about a topic…here’s what’s on my mind.
I want to work with a professional, whether it may be financial, medical or technical, that’s prepared to, at times, tell me what I need to hear.
If I am working with an individual or firm that is always selling me and/or agreeing with my line of thinking, I’m inclined to move on.
Too sick for work can be a subjective term.
I must admit I’ve pushed the limits and found myself exiled
from the office on more than one occasion for coming to work when I should
legitimately be at home.
I would say my average yearly sick days would even out
around 3 or 4 maybe.
Which puts me well below recent statistics that say
government employees are averaging in at 12.2 days lost per year.