Significant Events that Shaped Edmonton’s Commercial Real Estate Market

Last week we wrote an article on how much Edmonton’s retail market has changed (yet stayed the same) over the past century. To expand on the topic, we researched and chronicled a number of significant milestones in Edmonton’s history.  It’s not an understatement to say that the following events helped form the very fabric of[…]

What’s Changed in the Commercial Real Estate Market in the Past 100 Years?

It wasn’t too long ago that one of the world’s largest retailers announced free shipping on any order over $25, only to one-up themselves a few years later when they lowered the threshold to $10. It was a revolutionary development, as shoppers could sift through a large assortment of goods, order whatever they liked, then[…]

How Will a UCP Government Affect the Commercial Real Estate Market?

Let’s do a quick flashback in time: May 5th, 2015: Alberta’s New Democratic Party won a majority government. May 6th, 2015: A blizzard punched Edmonton in the face. For those who thought the past four years was the winter of discontent, there was some vindication this past week as the UCP government won in advance[…]

A Floor Plan Is Worth a 1,000 Words

To show how powerful floor plans can be, take a look at this one and see if you can guess what famous office it illustrates (if you can read the names, that’s a big hint): If, like us, this simple floor plan got you reminiscing about one of the greatest shows in the history of[…]

Potholes in Edmonton’s Data Highway

We came across this week’s topic by accident. We initially set out to make a top 10 list of the highest assessed properties in Edmonton, when we noticed the following high profile properties not on the list: – Stantec Tower (10220-103 Avenue) – Rogers Place (10220-104 Avenue) – JW Marriott (10344-102 Street) We weren’t able[…]

Why is the Business License Process in Edmonton so Confusing?

(Edmonton) – On Monday we went with one of our clients to the City of Edmonton to assist them with getting a business license.  To our pleasant surprise, we had the business license in hand within 45 minutes of walking in. Our past experience had conditioned us to prepare for at least two hours, so[…]