Multi-Million Dollar Sales Piling up in Edmonton

2018 is shaping up to see some huge deals in Edmonton’s commercial real estate market.

As we reported a few weeks ago, there have already been some noteworthy sales, with the sale of Edmonton Tower for $400 million leading the way.

There are clearly a healthy number of buyers in the market as a number of other sales have recently popped up:

A multi-family / assisted living portfolio with 2 properties in Edmonton, 1 in St. Albert and 1 in Morinville just sold for $297.9 million.  The portfolio comprises 775 total units.  In Edmonton, one property is in Griesbach and the other in Rutherford.

A 10 property portfolio of 7/11 / Esso gas stations just sold for $28.7 million.  4 properties in Edmonton, 3 in Sherwood Park, 1 in Spruce Grove, 1 in Calgary & 1 in Red Deer. Sale entails 7-Eleven stores & Esso gas bars. Same parties were involved in a sale of 11 properties across Alberta in 2017. The sale price is in $CAD, adjusted for the transaction of $22.8 in $USD.

Hawkstone Plaza in West Edmonton (4903 – 184 Street / 18348 Lessard Road) just sold for $29.2 million in a court ordered sale. The property consists of 88,955 square feet on 7.56 acres and sold for a reported 5.68% cap rate.  Major tenants include Co-Op, ATB Bank, Tim Hortons & Sobeys Liquor.

Station Square in Fort Saskatchewan (10004-99 Avenue).  56,182 square feet on 4.11 acres, selling price of $16.1 million.  Major tenants include Co-Op and TD Canada Trust Bank.

Toys “R” Us, the Canadian subsidiary of the bankrupt US company, has sold 3 of their Edmonton locations for over $30 million and will lease back the buildings from the new ownership group.

This includes the following locations:

3940 Gateway Boulevard – 43,750 square feet – sold for $12.1 million;
9908-170 Street – 49,200 square feet – sold for $12.1 million;
9535 – 132 Avenue – 42,460 square feet – sold for $6.4 million.

Staples also completed a sale / leaseback on it’s property at 2008 – 101 Street.  25,726 square feet on 2.3 acres.  Sold for $10.2 million with Staples reportedly leasing the building on a 15 year lease.

A retail property at 5682-75 Street, comprising 36,561 square feet on 3.66 acres just sold for $13 million.  Tenants include Cycle Works and Barbecue Country.

The Travelodge at 10320-45 Avenue just sold for $11 million.

Hampton Inns and Courtyard Marriott at 18304-100 Ave just sold for $33.8 million.

In Acheson, two large industrial properties also sold.  At 27750 Acheson Road, a 70,229 square foot industrial building just sold for $6.1 million and at 28084 Acheson Road, a 55,609 square foot building sold for $7.4 million.

There has also been several other multi-million dollar transactions across all asset classes that we haven’t touched on.  While we still have 5 months left in 2018, the year is already trending towards being the highest grossing year in transactions since we entered the recession in 2015.






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4 thoughts on “Multi-Million Dollar Sales Piling up in Edmonton

  • Some large sales here. As a point of curiosity, what would you attribute the large discrepancy in the sale price of the Toy’s R Us buildings to? The 95 street location sold for only 50% of the other two locations but has similar square footage. Surely this can’t be left as location alone, the store front it self faces a main traffic artery (97 st). I have spent time in all three locations and the building age and qualities seem similar, (not that I have done a thorough investigation.)
    Anyway, Your thoughts are welcome.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks for the comments! We were actually quite surprised by the discrepancy as well. Our only guess it that the rent that the new owners agreed to were significantly different between the two locations. Just speculating on our behalf, but the one on the north side seems like it was a great deal. If we use a cap rate of 7%, it would yield a simplified NOI of $448,000, which would amount to roughly a $10.50 / sq ft net lease rate. That is very cheap for high profile space on 97 Street.

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