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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


Q1 2013 Waterloo Region & Guelph Commercial Real Estate Market Statistics

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


The War for Talent

Andrea Dubeckyj:

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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Waterloo Region Semi-Annual Reports Released

Fall – Winter | 2012

(Press Release: October 23, 2012)

With the recent success of brick and beam developments such as the Breithaupt Block and The Tannery, Colliers International Read more »


Welcome to the Block

We are extremely excited to welcome five new tenants to the Breithaupt Block!

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Top 12 Landlord Mistakes

Top 12 Landlord Mistakes

Major missteps that can slow or derail your leasing efforts:

1. Signing leases without a strategic plan. 

A whole building approach to leasing is critical to achieve the best rates and best tenants. Read more »

Waterloo Region and Guelph Market Dashboards

Q2 2012 Market Dashboards

Our Q2 2012 Market Dashboards are now available.

Click on the links below to download reports for Waterloo Region and Guelph. Read more »


Q1 2012 Semi-Annual Waterloo Region Market Reports

Our semi-annual office and industrial market reports are
now available for download.

Highlights from the report include: Read more »


The Breithaupt Block- Construction Update

I’ve been meaning to make it over to the Breithaupt Block and get some updated construction photos but simply haven’t had the time.  Luckily for me, UrbanWaterloo has posted a series of photos on detailing the progress at the site.  Thanks for that!


One of the main courtyards is already taking shape. Take a look at the rendering below to see what the finished product will look like.

.... and after. Looks great, doesn't it?

LRT For Dummies

LRT for Dummies

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 »


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