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
Our Q1 2013 Market Dashboards are now available. Read more
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.
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
I was disappointed recently to read a disparaging comment on the internet regarding Downtown Kitchener. So much effort by so many has gone into revitalizing the downtown. It made me think about how invested Colliers is in the downtown and how many milestone projects Colliers has participated in over the years.
72 Victoria may not mean much to the casual observer but to a real estate person looking at the historical relevance, 72 Victoria is the fore-runner to the Tannery District.
I have come to realize that Waterloo Region, with its comparatively small office market, is an ideal place to identify trends in office real estate. When I talk to companies in Waterloo Region about their business plans, strategies and goals, they put an enormous emphasis on the “War for Talent”. Companies everywhere are competing for good employees.
A typical conversation with a company from Kitchener or Waterloo sounds a little like this: