Saskatchewan has entered step three of our reopening plan and most restrictions from public health orders have been lifted.
But does that mean we should all go back to business as usual?
I think there are a few pandemic measures we could all just continue with.
As a Commercial Real Estate Broker, it’s my job to prepare my clients.
Typically, there is a process they will need to go through to complete a lease or purchase.
The purpose of my focus here is to provide an overview of the steps necessary to mortgage commercial real estate.
It’s easy to get skeptical about leasing commercial real estate with all the media reporting business doom and gloom during the pandemic.
Well I’m here to tell you, not only is their rising hope on the horizon but things aren’t near as dicey as some think.
In many larger jurisdictions, commercial brokers focus on one asset class such as office, industrial or retail.
They do that because they know that to service their clients, it’s necessary to have a high degree of knowledge in one area.
In Saskatchewan we do not have that luxury.
Saskatchewan’s premier Scott Moe is optimistically eying reopening our province (again) to business despite some of our neighbouring provinces tightening down.
As much as I strongly believe safety is a high priority, I also believe salvaging our economy is just as important.
So what does Moe’s re-open plan mean for business?
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you believed that it was in the best interest of someone you know to plan for change, but failed to convince them of your belief?
Sometimes thoughtfully framed stories can be more impactful than our best efforts to convince.
Let me explain.
Regina City Council was publicly criticized last week for a land sale they engaged in with an undisclosed buyer.
Some of the outcry is from adjacent property owners who may or may not have had use for the land themselves.
But any criticism from the general public about the cloak and dagger secrecy of the sale may not be fair.
Renewals in commercial leasing can be almost as important as securing a lease in the first place.
There is quite a bit of finesse to this process.
Smart companies will look beyond potential cost savings and base their decision on how to best invest in their most important asset…their employees.
I’m often asked what I believe will be the impact of the work from home transition on office occupancy.
I think it’s a matter of planning and investing where the money will be best served.
Have you ever come across a roadblock, turned to take an alternative route and found yourself up against another obstacle?
During Saskatoon’s construction season (basically anytime not designated Winter), it can be frustrating trying to find a route without some hurdle.
Likewise, commercial real estate buyers and sellers can potentially encounter endless roadblocks during the course of a transaction.
Unlike driving, though, you can anticipate these snags and potentially veer around them.