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Sept. 04, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Movers and shakers: Trends in the Calgary commercial real estate market

The health of Calgary's commercial real estate market is often defined by what's happening with the city's downtown office space, but it doesn't tell the whole story.

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May 04, 2017 | CREBNow

Lots for lease

The suburban commercial real estate market has mostly avoided the high vacancy rates seen downtown, but levels are creeping upwards in suburban malls

The economic downturn of the past two years has had a widespread impact on Calgary's retail sector with businesses in the core particularly hard hit.

Two years of a recession in 2015 and 2016 have taken their toll as thousands of people in the city's central business district were victims of layoffs in the oil patch, which takes up the vast majority of space in the downtown office market.

With thousands of potential customers gone, retail stores and restaurants have felt the pinch.

John Savard, principal office leasing specialist with Bedrock Realty Advisors says suburban market especially hard hit in the City’s south end.

Feb. 10, 2017 | CREBNow

Suburban financial market faces significant challenges

Record vacancy rates predicted to trend upwards

Commercial real estate felt the pinch of a slumping economy in 2016 and Calgary's suburban office market was no exception.

From headleases – between a landlord and a tenant – to subleases – where a tenant puts some of their excess space on the market – commercial real estate outside the core had its challenges.

"A significant amount of very, very large blocks of vacancies are available on the sublease market and the headlease market, for that matter, and we have not seen a great number of tenants going in to take those spaces,'' said John Savard, principal, office leasing specialist with Bedrock Realty Advisors Inc.

Joe Binfet, managing director/broker of Colliers International in Calgary, said the city's office market is gaining traction following challenging conditions in 2016. Photo by Wil Adruschak/For CREB®Now

Jan. 10, 2017 | CREBNow

Positive traction

Real estate officials expect conditions to support turnaround in downtrodden commercial market

Calgary's commercial real estate market is showing signs it is finally moving on from tough economic conditions that sent vacancy rates soaring and rents plummeting over the past two years, say officials.

''There is a sense in the market that the worst is behind us and that conditions will gradually improve," said Joe Binfet, managing director/broker of Colliers International in Calgary.

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line would increase access to Asian markets. Photo courtesy Kinder Morgan

Dec. 21, 2016 | Brian Burton

In the pipeline

Energy project approvals spark good news for real estate; just unclear as to when, say experts

In the closing days of 2016, Calgary's oil-driven housing market has received a welcome jolt of excitement from the federal government.

Ottawa approved not one, but two multi-billion-dollar oil pipeline projects, promising to move nearly one million barrels per day (bpd) of additional oil to United States and global markets upon completion. The two new pipeline projects would increase Canadian oil shipping capacity by 24.9 per cent.

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