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Colliers Canada Spring Retail Report

Colliers Canada Spring 2013 Retail Report

Highlights :

  • Is Canada facing a retail bubble?  An average of 11.5 million SF of retail space has been added since 2007 even as retailers are scaling back and switching to online retail
  • No other country comes close to North American per capita supply levels will the Canadian retail industry face challenges if demand subsides while growth continues?
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semiannualQ32012

Q1 2013 Waterloo Region Semi-Annual Reports Released

Included below are excerpts from the reports:

Canadian Economic Overview:

The Canadian economy has been sending mixed signals during recent months, with some current domestic indicators looking more positive while others are not so encouraging. 

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Industrial Parking

Under-used industrial parking lots are full of possibilities.

Waterloo Region is one of the more progressive areas in North America – being the smallest region to invest in a light rail transit system and taking significant steps to contain urban sprawl. The governments of the three major cities and the region have taken important measures to ensure sustainable growth.

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29
May
Colliers Canada Spring Retail Report

Colliers Canada Spring 2013 Retail Report

Highlights :

  • Is Canada facing a retail bubble?  An average of 11.5 million SF of retail space has been added since 2007 even as retailers are scaling back and switching to online retail
  • No other country comes close to North American per capita supply levels will the Canadian retail industry face challenges if demand subsides while growth continues? Read more
30
Apr
semiannualQ32012

Q1 2013 Waterloo Region Semi-Annual Reports Released

Included below are excerpts from the reports:

Canadian Economic Overview:

The Canadian economy has been sending mixed signals during recent months, with some current domestic indicators looking more positive while others are not so encouraging.  Read more

8
Apr
semiannualQ32012

Q1 2013 Waterloo Region & Guelph Commercial Real Estate Market Statistics

Our Q1 2013 Market Dashboards are now available. Read more »

4
Mar

The Demand Side of Real Estate: Demographics

Originally posted on the informed tenant's Blog:

Office Space Demand

The demand side of real estate is often glazed over by real estate companies.  We refer to economic conditions, historical statistics and past data sets not ever really being able to quantify the impact on demand.  For our 2013 Market Outlook Breakfast we took a hard look at a number of different influences on demand and I was fascinated to discover the extent to which demographics impact the office real estate market.

Consider the following two demographic stats:

  • For the first time in history we have more people reaching retirement age than reaching the age to enter the work force.
  • Right now, both Baby Boomers and their children are in the work force. We have the largest working age population of any other time in our history- and, apparently we have enough office real estate to house them all.

Demographically, future demand for office real estate is decreasing.

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1
Mar
Colliers 2013 Market Outlook Breakfast

Colliers’ 2013 Market Outlook Breakfast

Thank you to all who attended our annual Market Outlook Breakfast this year, held yesterday morning at the Breithaupt Block. Despite slush and snow, we were happy that so many of our clients and partners were able to attend.

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21
Feb
Industrial Parking

Under-used industrial parking lots are full of possibilities.

Waterloo Region is one of the more progressive areas in North America – being the smallest region to invest in a light rail transit system and taking significant steps to contain urban sprawl. The governments of the three major cities and the region have taken important measures to ensure sustainable growth. Read more

19
Feb

New York Times Praises Waterloo Region

I was pleased to read a very interesting article featuring the Kitchener-Waterloo area in the New York Times,  written by Ian Austen.  His article portrays the Waterloo region as a creative hub of new technology, praising the University of Waterloo and its co-op programs Read more »

29
Jan
Selling the Preston Springs Hotel

CASE STUDY: Selling the Preston Springs Hotel

After sitting vacant for nearly 10 years, Colliers was hired to sell the former Preston Springs Hotel. The listing team, comprised of Karl Innanen and Curtis Darling, sold the landmark building in just over one month at nearly 100% of the asking price – a feat many said could not be done.

Why and how are the questions that keep pouring in – here’s the inside track. Read more »

6
Dec
Colliers International's 2012 Global Investor Sentiment Survey just released.

Domestic investors remain active and positive in their outlook.

Although the global economy is working through challenges, Canada has been a solid performer, in relative terms and our Global Investor Sentiment Survey finds that it is viewed as a highly attractive target for property investment.  Read more »

22
Nov
Preston Springs Hotel

A New Beginning for the Preston Springs Hotel?

The landmark building at 110 Fountain Street in Cambridge is now available for sale through A. Farber & Partners Inc., a member of Farber Financial Group, in its capacity as Receiver of Guelph Financial Corporation. Read more »

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