Edmonton has 2 of the Top Malls in Canada

The Retail Council of Canada recently released a report focusing on shopping malls in Canada.  They used the metric of sales per square foot (total sales divided by the total square footage of the building) to show which malls across the country were the most productive.  Interestingly, Southgate was the top in Edmonton, and finished in the top 5 across Canada with sales per[…]


State of Edmonton’s Industrial Market

Oil prices continue to be under pressure and the International Energy Agency recently reported on a glut of excess supply.  As of mid-week, oil prices are trading below $44 / barrel (WTI:$USD).  As we are now approaching the two year mark since oil prices began dropping, the vacancy rate for industrial properties in Edmonton has[…]


Warehouses Ceiling Heights by the Numbers

Warehouse ceiling heights have continuously risen over the past few decades. Many of the buildings constructed in the 1980’s featured a clear ceiling height of +/- 20′. For clarity, clear ceiling height is generally regarded as the height below any joists, trusses or lighting. In other words, it’s the maximum functional height that a company[…]


City of Edmonton Announces 2016 Mill Rate

To little fanfare, the City of Edmonton released the mill rates for residential and non-residential* property taxes for 2016.  As we have written about in another article, non-residential tax rates have been rising at an alarming pace over the past few years so it is refreshing to see a more modest 1.45% increase this year.[…]


How We Will Help You Lease or Purchase a Commercial Property

We Work For You We are dedicated to working strictly in your best interests. In fact, if we work together in an agency relationship, we owe you a number of fiduciary obligations, including: Loyalty, confidentiality and of full disclosure of all conflicts of interest that may arise Disclose, in a timely manner, all relevant facts[…]


How and Where to Obtain Business Licenses and Permits in Edmonton

If you run a business in Edmonton, it is imperative that you’re familiar with your business classification under the Business License Bylaw and your building’s classification under the Zoning Bylaw. In fact, we get asked about the business license process so often that we wrote this article to help give insight on the topic.  […]


Comparing Edmonton Property Taxes to Surrounding Municipalities

Following up on last week’s article about the shift in Edmonton’s tax rates from 2010 to 2015 (see original article here), we had a few requests to see how property taxes compared across the region. While most municipalities make it fairly simple to find the tax information, a few were rather technologically inept, so we[…]


Facts on Edmonton Property Taxes

The City of Edmonton has 376,560 total properties it formally assesses, comprising 352,567 residential properties and 23,993 non-residential (including multi-family).  Even though residential properties make up nearly 94% of the number of total properties, the taxable assessed value tells a different story.  Of a total of $172.3 billion, residential amounts to $115.6B compared to $56.7B for[…]


Understanding Income Property Values

MORE THAN JUST A “CAP” RATE Properly assessing a commercial investment property’s value is a complex and lengthy activity. Due to the time consuming nature of the process, the temptation is to simply apply the prevailing cap rate in the market to the potential net operating income. The problem with this basic calculation is that[…]


Industrial Logistics: Shipping and Receiving

Shipping and receiving is an integral component of a company’s logistics and supply chain management. Most industrial buildings can accommodate cube vans and small trailers but there may not be adequate clearance for larger vehicles. Full-sized truck and semi-trailer combinations are now approaching 89’ in total length, making it difficult – if not impossible –[…]


Edmonton Commercial Real Estate Market Research


PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate

Fall Forecast 2015

Q2 2015 Canada Construction Survey

GST in Real Estate Transactions

Edmonton Energy and Technology Park (EETC)

Year End Review


Edmonton Site Selection Profile Q1 2014

PwC Emerging Trends In Real Estate 2014

Highlights of the Alberta Economy 2014Year End Review

Development Incentive Program Requirements


NAI Insights: Fall 2013

Forbes Middle Market Commercial Real Estate Report

Vacant Industrial Land Supply: City of Edmonton Report_2013

The Whyte Report May 2013

Property Tax Rate Analysis: REALPac | Altus Report

Site Location Profile: City of Edmonton Report


Edmonton Market Report | Spring 2012

Edmonton Market Overview

2012 Global Market Overview