Altus Group has recently released its 2022 “Canadian Property Tax Rate Benchmark Report,” which provides some interesting stats.
Although Saskatoon and Regina both raised commercial tax rates, with Saskatoon increasing by 3.3% to $16.15 and Regina by 2.74% to $17.14, Saskatchewan’s costs are far below the national average.
Patience is a virtue for multi-tenant investment sales final adjustments
All parties to a sale (brokers, property managers, buyers, sellers, and lawyers) must be prepared for the process necessary to calculate occupancy cost adjustments at sale closing.
If you’re selling multi-tenant commercial real estate, the final statement of adjustments that your lawyer provides could take a couple of months to complete.
Condo ownership can be likened to a long-term personal relationship.
This is probably most relevant in residential examples; your home tends to be more sentimental than your work environment.
You spend a lot of time at work. Due to that time investment into your business you want to do everything to ensure a property will serve you for the long run.
There are many working parts in offering to purchase or lease a commercial real estate property.
Determining the strategy you will employ in a negotiation, however, can have a big bearing on the outcome.
There has never been a better time to cash-out of your Saskatchewan industrial and retail commercial real estate.
While there is currently demand from owner occupants for office buildings, that demand however is not the same for multi-tenant office due to typically higher vacancy in that particular asset class.
Insurance is a difficult line item to justify sometimes until you need it.
Do I have enough? Can I actually access it if I need to?
What happens if I just don’t have any?
Commercial real estate landlords, regardless of their vacancy, don’t have to be excited to rent to just anybody.
Sophisticated landlords can get downright picky.
This isn’t necessarily a reflection of discrimination towards any type of tenant, however.
Some Landlords believe they can renew their Tenants at the same rental rate that a Broker is able to negotiate.
Alternatively, Tenants often believe they can do a good job representing themselves in their renewal.
Whether a Landlord or a Tenant, your commercial real estate representative can make a solid case why you should contract an experienced broker to represent you.
I am not referring to dual agency but rather single agency where a Broker would represent either a Tenant or a Landlord.
It’s interesting how business philosophies can evolve.
When I joined ICR 25 years ago, everyone had individual offices. You rarely saw a closed door but each of us had our own space.
Our company culture has always been open and collaborative.
We navigate an increasingly complex industry.
When I engage a professional, I expect them to listen to my requirements and establish a strategy to fulfill those requirements and needs.
That could mean preparing me for potentially different outcomes and/or establishing a strategy that results in exceeding my expectations.
Much like the game of chess, strategy plays a huge factor in my odds of success.