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.
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.
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.
Have you ever entered a business that turned you off so quickly that you couldn’t wait to exit?
This happens all too often in the retail and service industry.
What message is your space presenting to potential clientele?
We’ve just released our 2Q21 market surveys and all three sectors are reporting a reduction in vacancy.
Remarkable statistics considering the economic storm we’ve been passing through!
It appears that our resource rich economy is only going to continue to improve with the recent upcycle in commodity markets.
International demand for food, fertilizer and fuel have turned the corner after a slow 2020.
Let’s take a look at each sector individually.