There’s a New Big Dog in Town

If you read the headline and saw the cover picture, you may think we’re talking about Rogers Place or Stantec Tower. However, in this case the big dog is Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust and the town is all of Canada.  Admittedly, we might be guilty of click-bait here, but if we haven’t lost you[…]

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The 10 Most Expensive Sales in 2017

Edmonton’s commercial real estate market was busy last year with the top 10 sales alone amounting to over $700 million.  Similar to the past two years, multi-family properties have represented a large portion of the top 10 most expensive transactions, with office, retail and land sales rounding out the rest of the list. Property Class Address  Sale Price  Sale[…]

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Giveaway Time!!

Win 2 tickets to the 3rd annual Children’s Wish Poker Tournament ($300 value). Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 Venue: Casino Yellowhead Check-in: 5:00 pm Cards: 6:00 pm $10,000 Prize Pool Texas Hold’em $5,000 first prize Light buffet included Surprise guest players Follow these rules: #1: Like this photo on Instagram #2: Tag someone you would like[…]


Don’t Forget Your Tools – A Short Story on Crime in Edmonton’s Industrial Parks

Crime and No Punishment A Story With a Bad Title and a Sad Ending Last month, a construction worker parked his truck in a fenced yard compound behind his company’s building.  While he had parked there countless times before, that night was the first time he forgot to take his tools.  It turned out to[…]


Edmonton Shopping Malls Have Slight Decrease in Sales

Considering the unprecedented rise of e-commerce options, coupled with the worse provincial recession in decades, one might think that retail sales have plummeted.   However, there’s recent data from the Retail Council of Canada that suggests shopping malls have weathered the storm quite well. Southgate Centre, West Edmonton Mall, Kingsway Mall, Edmonton City Centre and Londonderry[…]


Our Prediction is Close to Reality

A few months ago, when oil was hovering in the low $50’s, we made a prediction that oil would rise to $70 sometime in 2018.  Some people scoffed.  Others laughed.  Our own friends started sending our calls straight to voicemail.  We even lost 15 followers on Instagram.  Okay, maybe we have a flair for the[…]


108 Reasons to be Frustrated with the City of Edmonton

What follows is a sad, but true, story regarding the City of Edmonton. As part of our due diligence for one of our listings, we called the City this week looking for information, specifically if they have any records of permits on the property. The City clerk asks for the municipal address to the property[…]


The 10 Best Books We’ve Read Recently

Before we get back to our regular blog content on Edmonton’s commercial real estate market, we wanted to give you some reading ideas* for 2018. In no particular order, here are our favorite books we’ve read recently. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Scott Adams, the cartoonist famous for Dilbert, is[…]


Our Top 5 Blog Posts from 2017

While it takes time and effort to put out a blog post each week, the hardest part is pushing forward after a string of articles have low readership.  Of the 52 blog posts we wrote last year, many had an underwhelming amount of unique views (using blogger parlance).  We’re comfortable admitting to this, since statistically[…]


Top Instagram Accounts in Edmonton

This week Chad had an article published on Forbes about the top 10 commercial real estate accounts to follow on Instagram.  It wasn’t an article about which accounts were the most popular (for example, we found one commercial broker who had over 10,000 followers but her pictures were either of her hair, her nails, or[…]