2019: Edmonton Storm Clouds or Silver Linings?

We’re only in the first week of 2019 and we’re already prepared to make our first prediction of the year. With the caveat that we have made some remarkably poor predictions in the past, we’re fairly certain we’ll get this one right: 2019 will be filled with a lot of negative headlines. We’re basing this[…]

A Recap of 2018: EdmontonCommercial.com

As 2018 comes to an end, we wanted to quickly reflect on our past year of blogging.  With 50+ more articles under our belt, we’ve now written over 250 blog posts about Edmonton’s commercial real estate market.  In the past couple weeks we also added an option to subscribe to receive our posts automatically (either[…]

A Step in the Right Direction by the City of Edmonton (With More Steps Still Required)

Whether it’s segmenting industrial areas apart from residential areas, or ensuring commercial areas are restricted to areas with adequate parking and traffic capacity, the City of Edmonton uses the existing zoning bylaw to allow and restrict what uses can occupy any given property or piece of land. Looking at a section of Edmonton provides an overview[…]

We Got 99 Problems But This Street Ain’t One

99th Street’s Impact on Edmonton’s Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Markets In 1870, private land ownership was introduced in Alberta, but until the Calgary and Edmonton Railway (C&ER) Company decided to establish a commercial centre on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River, Old Strathcona was largely undeveloped. Until 1882, only a sparse settlement[…]

Construction Project Update: Whitemud & 75th Street

The Valley Line LRT is part of the City of Edmonton’s “commitment to grow green and create a compact, more integrated urban environment where people have an opportunity and choose to use alternative transportation modes.” Originally, Edmonton’s LRT system consisted of only the Capital Line, which ran from the northeast through downtown to the university[…]

A Book that Anyone Involved in Commercial Real Estate Should Read

If you’re involved in commercial real estate in any capacity, we’re recommending Re-Engineering Retail by Doug Stephens.  Even more broadly, if you’re curious about what the future of retail might look like, you’ll find some very interesting predictions in this book.  While the focus is on the future of the retail landscape, there are underlying[…]