As brokers, landowners engage us to provide an opinion of value on development land.
At the same time, those landowners often offer, what is believed to be, comparable land sales within close proximity to the subject property.
What they may not realize is that there could be a whole back story to that supposed comparable land sale that render it incompatible as a sale comp.
The markets are pricing in five, quarter point interest rate increases in 2022 which will result in commercial mortgage rates ranging between 4 to over 5 per cent.
What will be the consequences of this increase to the commercial real estate investment market?
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.
I can’t handle reading any more news on how the pandemic has decimated the economy.
If you know my background, you aren’t surprised that I have a lot opinions about how media is operating these days.
Overstating the obvious isn’t making anything better, I liken it to reporting on the umpteenth snowstorm this winter.
So I am on a personal mission (at least this week) to report only on the uplifting stories despite the pandemic!
It’s interesting to see the similarity that has been revealed between Regina and Saskatoon through ICR’s latest Market Update.
The difference in vacancy rates between the two cities, in this sector are less than 10 basis points.
You must go back to 2010 to find similar strength in absorption of vacant industrial property.
Rumours of the impending demise of the Canadian Toys “R” Us stores has been swirling since their U.S. parent filed bankruptcy in September 2017.
At that time it wasn’t widely understood that the Canadian stores were separate of this filing and, in fact, somewhat profitable along with the other 1,600 stores around the globe.
News of a recent sale of the 81 Canadian stores speaks to the long-term viability of the toy retail franchise.
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.
Administration at Prairieland Park has disclosed they have endured ongoing losses at Marquis Downs over $500,000 annually during the last five years prior to the pandemic.
With no place to relocate, this will effectively end professional horse racing in Saskatchewan.
There seem to be a lot of mistruths circulating about whether or not Prairieland has the authority to discontinue the sport on their site.
You bet they can.
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.