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
John has spent a lot of time on this topic and believes whole-heartedly that office space should reflect a company’s culture, and in fact, that office space can influence and even create corporate culture. It’s great to hear that the idea of modern workspace (“not your dad’s office” as we like to call it) is filtering out beyond the tech industry.
Originally posted on the informed tenant's Blog:
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:
“RIM pays more and has an excellent benefit package; Google has unprecedented brand appeal and is just plain cool; Toronto is 60 minutes away and offers the allure of a great cosmopolitan city; (and for those not tied to any particular global location) California with its mountains, oceans, temperate weather and immense tech community is a pretty big draw.”
What I’ve noticed is that although I continue to have this conversation with tech companies, I’m now discussing the…
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Our semi-annual office and industrial market reports are
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In search of some background information and statistics on the new LRT in Waterloo Region, I stumbled upon this great infographic from SnapBlog (hosted by Snapsort in Waterloo). Although the LRT debate was a hot topic before it was approved by council in June of last year, I’ve been a little bit surprised at the lack of marketing I’ve seen (or not seen) coming from the Region in recent months. Read more