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28 UNITS STRATA TITLED PRICE $2,995,000 Gerry McCasky (250) 231-0900

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CHRISTINA LAKE $489,000

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EUROPEAN BAKERY HIGH VOLUME OWNER RETIRING, WILL STAY ON AND TRAIN $300,000

MILANO PIZZA & CHICKEN TAKE OUT $169,000

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RARE NEW FEE SIMPLE MIXED USE BUILDING! Approx. 6,581 sq. ft. - 3 residential suites & 4 commercial Stratas including a full height basement to utilize for storage, etc. It’s a BUY! Newly constructed corner fee simple mixed use building is completed, 2nd oor 3 Residential tenanted Suites. Main oor consists of 3 commercial strata units, approximately 3,354 sq. ft. - ideal for retail, professional or commercial use. Superior construction! Commercial bays are available for viewing at any time. Asking: $2,000,000 for Building, Asking: $1,2000,000 for Main Floor Commercial Space plus HST MLSŽ

APPROXIMATELY GREAT LOCATION IN THE PANDOSY CORRIDOR - TO BE BUILT ! Priced individually - New Strata Commercial/Residential Mix building. Commercial bays on 1st & 2nd oors. Main oor - $557,420 for 1,378 sq.ft. 2nd oor $1,216,499 for 3,307 sq ft. 3rd oor Penthouse - residential priced at $834,640 1,834 sq ft & $711,450 1,581 sq ft each. All measurements to be veriďŹ ed by survey. The building can be purchased for $3,000,000 net usable 8,100 sq. ft. Call Ken or Kris for details.

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Land assembly in North Glenmore / University District. Minutes from Kelowna’s International Airport. One side abuts golf course in Quail Ridge subdivision. Property is fenced. Lot D 70.80 Acres $5,318,000 Lot 1 15.63 Acres $1,315,800 Lot 9 11.62 Acres $ 962,200 Lot 10 9.10 Acres $ 773,500 Lot 8 8.98 Acres $ 763,300 This assembly comprises 5 lots that can be purchased individually or as a complete package. Call Ken or Kris for details. Asking: $9,132,800 MLSŽ

PRIME SERVICE COMMERCIAL LEASE

- recently combined into approximately 1,990 sq ft of main oor OfďŹ ce or Retail Space on St Paul. Central downtown location, close to shopping restaurants and bus service. Available For Lease: $2,239 plus TNet and HST MLSÂŽ

Both Sites 6.5 Acres – New Price $6,500,000 MLSŽ (Plus DLC – Latecomer Charges)

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support your business that requires an open retail bay, boardroom, ofďŹ ces and bonus mezzanine. Footprint 3,324 sq. ft. and 1,415 sq. ft. mezzanine. Prominent location on busy Leckie Rd. Ideal for Service Commercial Professional. Can convert bay doors for shop space. Busy area. Asking: $4,000 per month + Cam, Taxes + HST MLSÂŽ

RETAILER WANTED – OFF BERNARD AVE. Retail main oor, good parking, for Lease

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on McCurdy Rd - 4 Industrial Bays available. 3 units approx. 1,569.6 sq ft. Corner unit also available 735 sq ft. Warehouse, electric, 200 amp., 3 phase power. Open parking. Ready for your improvements. Asking: $12.50 psf plus CAM MLSÂŽ

SENIOR CARE ZONING Approximately 2.06 acres vacant land in Westbank on Elliott Road. Located in an area which is increasingly being developed into commercial properties. Currently zoned R3D - permitting congregate housing, minor home based business, major day care centre, group or accessory buildings and structures. Asking: $2,500,000 + HST MLSÂŽ

PRICE REDUCED! BUILDING AND LAND FOR SALE at Reid’s Corner Commercial Strata. Building approximately 4,212 sq ft. Current zoning C10 – Commercial Mixed use. Easy access from Hwy 97N and close to Kelowna’s International Airport. This property is also available for Lease. Asking: $550,000 or Lease at $11.00 psf plus NNN + HST MLSŽ

A VERY RARE OFFERING in the Cedar Avenue Land Use Area. OCP delineates Commercial C4 or C9 zoning. This revenue producing two storey “Inn� under a B & B License incorporates 2 separate kitchens, 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms with 3 full living areas in the +/- 3, 887 S.F. of Living area. 21’ above ground pool & 8 man hot tub accentuate the lakefront lifestyle across from a future park/beach/lake access in a convenient walk to everything in the South Pandosy corridor. Asking: $1,650,000 + HST MLSŽ


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$100,000 PRICE REDUCTION - CHRISTINA LAKE CAMPGROUND

Will Sell Building as an option 6500 Sq Ft Modern Building FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET IN OVER 20 YEARS!

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Beautifully designed and tastefully decorated 3 bedroom/3.5 bath side/side townhome. The award winning architectural design and curb appeal makes TRAILS EDGE a desireable Sun Peaks location. True ski-in/ski-out property backing onto the Morrisey ski run and forested ski terrain. This beautiful recreational property has recently been updated with new furniture & freshly painted in today’s contemporary colours. Open fl oor plan with vaulted ceiling, cozy gas fi replace, gourmet kitchen, granite throughout, stainless steel appliances, heated tile fl oors and your very own private hot tub off the family room. Secure single car garage. Square footage - 1,797. HST Paid

The 2 Bedroom/2 Bath condo at CRYSTAL FOREST, is ideally located just a short walk to the main village, skating rink & recreation centre. Ski-in location and a short 5 minute walk to the Morrisey Lift or the main lifts in the village. Fully furnished, cozy gas fi replace, ski-locker, owners lockoff and 2 underground parking stalls. High speed internet and cable included in maintenance fees. Square Footage – 850. HST paid.

$489,000 - 55 – 5000 SUN PEAKS ROAD Prime Ski-in/Ski-out location at the Award Winning TRAILS EDGE townhome development. Located at the top of Trails Edge, you can ski right to your back door. After skiing, relax by the cozy rock fi replace or soak in your personal hot tub. 3 Bedroom/2 ensuites/1 Bath, comes fully furnished. Extra sleeping space in newly constructed family room in the basement. Secure single car garage. Square footage – 1,876. HST Paid

$267,000 – 20 – 2120 SUN PEAKS ROAD This fabulous 2 bedroom/2 Bath condo at SUN MOUNTAIN VILLAS is attractively priced at $267,000, with gorgeous mountain views and backing onto the Valley Trails and the Graham Cook designed golf course. Condo has recently been updated in today’s contemporary design, with sophisticated lines and effi ciency in mind. Top of the line stainless steel appliances included along with some furnishings. Private secured single car garage with extra parking out front for 1 more car. Square Footage – 994. HST Paid

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$219,000 – Lot 19 - 5322 LOOKOUT RIDGE LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. This dream home building site offers exceptional ski-in/ski-out access from your front/back door. Larger Lot with beautiful panoramic views of the mountains. Generous buildout period. Building access from the front and back. Owner purchased property for $279,000 – he wants it sold and has reduced the selling price to $219,000. Lot square footage – 10,818.

$319,000 – 117/118 – 3190 CREEKSIDE WAY COMMERCIAL BOUTIQUE space in the well located FIRESIDE LODGE. A total of 819 Square feet suitable for retail/offi ce space. Located in the heart of Sun Peaks Village with all the amenities that Sun Peaks has to offer. Sun Peaks is a world class ski resort located only 45 minutes from Kamloops, B.C. Time to get in now for the upcoming 2011/2012 ski season. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE PROPERTIES AND OTHERS AT SUN PEAKS RESORT, PLEASE CALL:

DEBORAH PETERSMEYER M C M R E A L E S TAT E LT D. (OFFICE)

250-372-2277 (CELL)

Asking Price $1,200,000

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COVER Residential outlook for 2012 positive for both home sellers and landlords right across the Prairies

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fter a slower start to 2011, housing starts are ratcheting upward in Alberta’s two largest cities.

Calgary’s housing starts were up in August 2011 over the same month a year ago – marking the first month in a year that single-family housing starts have increased over the previous year. Overall, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation data, Calgary area housing starts were up 44 per cent to 1,237 units in August 2011, from 858 a year ago. While that’s a positive trend for builders and developers, year-to-date housing starts in the region were off 18 per cent for the first eight months of 2011 to 5,425, down from 6,641. Single-family starts comprised 3,350 units, or a little more than 61.7 per cent of starts. Things were also looking up in the Edmonton region in August. Edmonton area housing starts were also up in August, from 690 starts for the month last year, to 805 units this year. That 17 per cent hike is below Calgary’s, but still positive. Year-over-year housing starts were still down in the capital region, falling 16 per cent from 7,018 last year to 5,890 in 2011. Multi-family starts have been the key driver this year in Edmonton, according to CMHC. They’ve been running almost even with 2010, with 2,691 recorded for the first eight months of this year. That’s close to 46 per cent of all Edmonton area housing starts. “Notable gains in apartment construction have pushed year-to-date multi-family starts to

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just nine units shy of the production pace last year,� notes CMHC’s Edmonton area housing update for September. Colliers International predicts the demand for new and existing apartments in the Edmonton market will be healthy for sellers in 2012. “When quality product does come to market, the result is usually a multiple bid scenario. There simply isn’t enough product to satisfy the appetite out TOP: Winnipeg realtor Ralph Fyfe of Century-21 there,� Colliers says in its Bachman and Associates: “We are in for a very latest Edmonton multi-famhealthy year.�: LEFT: Saskatoon home builders are ily update. “If there’s any coming off a near record year, but slowdown in starts advice we can offer owners seen in 2012 despite incentives for new home buyers. contemplating sale – if your building is well maintained, the number of interested buyers will signifi- The upturn in both cities is based on stronger 4BTLBUPPO job and immigration growth and persistently One of the brightest spots for the residential cantly increase.� low mortgage rates. sector in all of Western Canada, Saskatoon wil )PVTJOHTUBSUT The average new detached house price in see an 18 per cent increase in housing starts While 2011 housing starts are down overall Calgary is expected to increase 1.3 per cent this year and an 11.6 per cent increase in resale in Edmonton and Calgary, both markets have next year to $548,000, and up even more mod- housing. seen prices of new homes rise. In Calgary, for estly in Edmonton, to $520,000. Next year, while still strong, does not look so example, the median selling price for a new rosy. The forecast is that home builders, facing single-family hit $480,271 in August 2011, up 7BDBODZSBUFT competition from the resale sector and buffeted 9.6 per cent from August 2010. Total rental units started in the Calgary market by job losses, will start work on 2,500 homes CMHC pegs the price increase in Edmonton for the first eight months of 2011 hit only 49. in 2012, down about 11 per cent from this year much lower, only 4 per cent from August 2010 In stark contrast, CMHC identified 604 starts The average price of a new detached house is to August 2011. The latest median price for for the rental market in Edmonton for the first expected to rise only 1.4 per cent next year, to Edmonton was $452,424, about 5.8 per cent two thirds of 2011. $388,000. below Calgary. There is a small overhang forming in The forecast is for Calgary’s rental vacancy Housing starts in Edmonton will rise 11 rate to dip slightly next year to 3 per cent, and Saskatoon’s condo market, with an estimated per cent in 2012 to 10,100 units, compared to level at the same rate in Edmonton. 1,300 units finished as of August, a 66 per cen 9,100 units this year. Nearly 4,000 of these new The tighter vacancy rate will mean higher increase from a year earlier. homes will be multi-family units. average rents in both cities – Alberta has no “Builders will scale back and focus on selling Calgary will post only 8,500 housing starts rent controls – and the end of rental incentives units currently under construction,� according this year, but will see an 11 per cent surge in that had been common this year. Good news for to CMHC’s Saskatoon office. CMHC expects 2012, to 9,400 new homes, CMHC suggests. landlords, but tougher for tenants. Please see Rentals page B6 Photo: Sunridge Homes

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multi-family starts to fall 21 per cent in 2012 to 950 units. A wild card is takeup on a Saskatoon City incentive that provides assistance to new home buyers, which resulted in 176 new home sales in the past two years. If the plan becomes heavily subscribed it could boost demand for lowercost condominiums and townhomes. In the resale market, 3,800 homes are forecast to sell next year, slightly lower than in 2011. Average resale prices should continue to rise, advancing 2.1 per cent in 2012 to $314,000. Saskatoon continues to look like a strong market for landlords over the next year. The rental vacancy rate will rise from 3.6 per cent this year to 3.8 per cent in 2012, according to CMHC, but average rents are expected to climb 2 per cent.

since the average new house price is expected to increase nearly 4 per cent to $490,000. Expect Regina’s apartment vacancy rate to be around 2 per cent next year, with the average two-bedroom apartment renting for $950 per month. Job growth is driving both rentals and home sales, with a projected 4.9 per cent unemployment rate in Regina next year, the best of any urban centre in Canada.

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Winnipeg’s rental vacancy rate will remain in the 1 per cent range in 2012, CMHC says, which contines to rank it among the lowest in the country. The reasons are an improving economy, higher in-migration and job creation, plus the loss of rental units to condo conversions over the past few years. Rental construction has increased, with 490 apartments started in the first eight months of this year, but it will be awhile before that makes a dent in the tight vacancy rate. Winnipeg is under provincial rent controls, which caps rental increases next year to 1 per

14 apartment condominiums to be built to complete the 38-unit Valley Vista on a two-acre sloping property. Excellent view of Shuswap Lake from one side, forest on the other. Onebedroom, 600 sq. ft., two four-plexes and a six-plex. Some suites are level entry. Can be rented. Quiet pets welcome. Modulars built by SRI Homes in Kelowna. Foundations are ready and waiting for the two four-plexes. All services and driveways are in.

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cent, but new units are exempt from the legislation. As a result, CMHC is forecasting average rents to spiked 4.5 per cent this year and a further 3 per cent in 2012 to around $900 for a two-bedroom apartment. Total new home starts in Winnipeg are forecast to reach 3,750 units in 2012, maintaining a strong pace seen since 2009. The average new house price is expected to rise to $409,000. As for the resale market, sales are forecast to increase modestly from this year to 12,200 in 2012, with the average resale price at $250,000 next year, up about 4 per cent from 2011. Ralph Fyfe, president of Winnipeg Realtors and an agent with Century-21 Bachman and Associates, says low house prices, low mortgage rates and consumer confidence are setting the stage for another strong resale market next year in Manitoba’s biggest city, "We are coming off the best sales year since 2007," he said. “Winnipeg is still a bargain. If those conditions remain in place, we’re in for a very healthy market, in 2012,” Fyfe said. ◆

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.C.’s harmonized sales tax (HST) is dead but it continues to haunt developers of high-end homes, who say confusion over the HST phase-out has stalled sales and forced price discounting. The main issue is new homes priced at $525,000 or more, n $8 billion federal government shipwhich don’t qualify for HST rebates, a building contract is expected to boost Vancouver Board of Trade panel discussion demand for commercial and industrial real estate in North Vancouver, with the uptick on the Metro Vancouver housing market was told last week. expected to start next year. “This is really hurting us in the new-home “Now is the time to be looking for space business,� said Ward McAllister, president on the North Shore,� said Terry Thies, a principal with Avison Young, who has been and CEO of McAllister Ledingham Ltd., a Vancouver developer. “We don’t have any discussing real estate needs with North transition rules yet. What is amazing to me Vancouver-based Seaspan Marine Corp., is that it took three days to bring this tax in which landed the multibillion-dollar conand now they are telling us it will take up to tact on October 19. Thies said it is “still 18 months to unravel it.� early in the game� for Seaspan, which has McAllister said, “Any of our product at sufficient facilities to start the largest fed$525,000 or over is just sitting.� Developers eral procurement contract ever awarded in are forced to make deals and discount prices, B.C. Thies said it is likely that demand for both he said. The former president of the Urban industrial and office space in North Vancouver Development Institute said the development industry has been “begging� for clear transiwill begin to ramp up in mid-2012 as suppliers and contractors for the huge project begin tion rules on the HST since a summer referendum killed the controversial tax. “The first to assess their real estate needs. meeting [with the province] to discuss this is The North Shore industrial market, November 15,� he said. dominated by North Vancouver City According to a housing outlook from and District, currently has an industrial vacancy rate of 2.1 per cent, according to a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., newsurvey by Cushman & Wakefield, and has housing starts in B.C. are forecast to fall 2.5 the highest warehouse lease rates in Metro per cent in 2012, to 27,600 units, after posting a 7.6 per cent increase this year. Vancouver, at from $10 to $15 per square foot. There is 140,000 square feet of new industrial space under construction on the North Shore. Prices for industrial land are also the highest in the province, averaging $2.5 million to $3 million per acre of serviced industrial. Thies noted that the North Shore has a oyal Dutch Shell, with Asian-based 7.7 per cent office vacancy rate, which had partners, has bought a liquids import been expected to increase after two new terminal in Kitimat from Cenovus Energy, office buildings completed this year at the fuelling speculation of a new liquid natural Dollarton Business Park and at 1860 Lonsdale gas (LNG) port being built in the area. Avenue, North Vancouver City. With the shipCenovus took over the 42,000-barrel-peryard contract announcement, the vacancy day Kitimat facility a year ago from methanolrate could now be lower by next year, Thies production giant Methanex. suggested. To date, three liquefied natural gas (LNG)

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proposals have targeted the Kitimat site as a potential exit point for Canadian natural gas. Shell spokesman Stephen Doolan said the company and its partners Korea Gas Corp., Mitsubishi Corp. and China National Petroleum Corp. were “now exploring the potential for an [LNG] export terminal on the site.� Producers have been eager to tap into growing offshore demand for natural gas, which fetches more than triple the price in Asia than in North America.

The $5.6 billion Kitimat LNG project heralded by Apache Canada, EOG Canada and Encana has been approved for an export licence by federal regulators, setting it up to compete with or possibly partner with Shell, according to analysts. Korea Gas, one of Shell’s key partners in the venture, is the world’s largest buyer of LNG. The state-run company has bought stakes in several Canadian shale gas fields, including a joint venture with Encana, acquiring supplies for South Korea.◆

   

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$399,000.00 Land & Buildings

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1440 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2nd Ave.

9080 Penn Rd.

Extremely well maintained quality 5,386 sq ft OFFICE building. Vacant possession June 2012.

FOR LEASE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 25,660 sq ft quality warehouse located in the Danson Industrial Park.

5083 & 5111 Domano Blvd.

1108 Boundary Rd. FOR SALE & LEASE - 9,000 sq ft cement block building on 2 Acres, fenced compound. Building has been renovated & updated. Land has been graded for proper drainage. 3-phase power.

FOR LEASE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Prime College Heights RETAIL/OFFICE space. Visually desirable location. Net Lease.

9368 Milwaukee Way

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FOR SALE - 31,640 sq ft major fabricating/ manufacturing facility (28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings). Located on 3.74 Acres, fenced yard, cranes, quality ofďŹ ces.

9543 & 9565 Anzac Cres. FOR SALE - 1.88 Acres. Zoned M-2. Industrial lots, cleared, level & serviced.

A 49 pad campground, plenty of room for expansion & a modern 2,000 sq ft bungalow on 77 Acres. Âź mile of frontage on Highway 97 South.

1437 North Fraser Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Quesnel FOR SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Court Ordered Sale 38.5 Acre property. 604 sq ft stand alone ofďŹ ce. Main 3,498 sq ft concrete block 4 bay truck shop, with 1,628 sq ft addition attached. A 2,160 sq ft storage building with a 648 sq ft wood frame storage shelter. A sand/gravel business historically operated from this site, however no licensing permits have been conďŹ rmed.

1550 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st Ave.

1921 Upland St.

ONE OF A KIND OPPORTUNITY. 3 concrete block warehouse on 3 Acres. 44,080 sq ft total space. Well maintained with 11 loading doors, 13 O/H doors, 3 phase power & highway access.

FOR SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Exceptional 12 unit apartment building. Good location, well maintained property. 8% Cap Rate.

508 George St.

Unit #C â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3131 Westwood Dr.

8,200 sq ft fully equipped 250 seat restaurant. Previously â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tony Romaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; franchise. Completely renovated & equipped.

FOR LEASE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1,200 sq ft high visibility location in Westgate strip-mall. Net-Lease.

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Cash-flow property, with upside potential, is smart buy for aging boomers seeking security

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Those in their mid-50s or early 60s may be experiencing doubts about having enough income to retire or perhaps worried about outliving their money. They may still want to work, or have to, but realize they do not have enough time left to build up a retirement fund by going to work each day. More than three-quarters of British Columbians plan to continue working in retirement, a new poll shows. Eighty per cent of B.C. residents said they plan to start their own business, continue to work full time, become a consultant or take on part-time hours, according to the CIBC poll conducted by Harris/Decima. From a financial-planning perspective, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to have the plan provide the income you need for the retirement income you want. After 35 years of real estate investing through good times and recessions I believe that cashflow residential property, with an upside potential, is the steady course for long-term income. But is it the right thing for a 60-year-old to be

undertaking? If you live an additional 30 years, is a real estate investment that matures in seven to 10 years worth looking at? Investment real estate and its leverage aspects may be the answer. What follows is a very simple approach to building a property portfolio that is a cash-flow investment plan, not a speculative play.

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affect your cash flow? er, they take a huge amount of searching and The answer to all these questions is educa- many false starts. Remember that we are talktion first, and then action. ing about a passive investment approach to real estate investing so you can spend your time 'PVSTUFQT doing what you want while your portfolio is Do a financial mortgage review of your current building you cash flow and equity. Your system should give you the blueprint to present your and future portfolio. 1. Educate yourself in real estate invest- deal to financiers and joint-venture partners alike, time after time. ment; 2. Review your goals and discover what is 3FWJFXHPBMT important to a middle-age you. Take a breath or a weekend and think about 3. Take action 4. Have a mortgage plan for your portfolio. where you are now and want to go in the next First, meet with a mortgage broker who phase of life. This would include both a personunderstands real estate investing and have him al and financial reflection. Make some simple or her help you develop not just a plan, but your notes so you can review them and see if they plan, including: still seem important in a few days. Take a real â&#x20AC;˘ defining your end goal, and how much real open look at this new age and embrace it. We want to continue living to our highest estate you need to achieve it; â&#x20AC;˘ determining the kinds of investments that potential. We want to be valued, to experience well-being, happiness and love, to be fully selfare right for you; â&#x20AC;˘ identifying obstacles to your success, and expressed in the last third of our lives. We still have a lot to contribute. overcoming them; and â&#x20AC;˘ discovering financial options and solutions, We need to transform the culture of aging including recent market and regulatory changes from one of loss, disappointment and decline to that affect investors. one of possibility, power and purpose. We need Next, develop or find a system to reduce the to shift the way we look at aging. I like the statement from a favoured book, risk, increase the positive cash flow and find properties in both hot and cold markets. This The Elder, by Marc Cooper and James system should show you when and how to buy Selman: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make the rest of your life be the best for maximum profits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; location is important, of your life.â&#x20AC;?â&#x2014;&#x2020; but timing is everything. Successful real estate investors know when to buy and when to sell. Murray Wood, president of BuyHomesBC.ca, It takes money to buy real estate. One hears spent six years as a qualified financial plana lot of talk about â&#x20AC;&#x153;no money downâ&#x20AC;? deals but ner and has developed recreational real estate someone has to put the money down. There during his 35-career. He now focuses on helphave been books written that contain very ing middle-age people build simple real estate interesting strategies for these deals; howev- revenue portfolios. murray@buyhomesbc.ca

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RON RODGERS - OWNER / MANAGING BROKER Email: ron@northeastbc.com FOR SALE i 73.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x122â&#x20AC;&#x2122; commercial lot - 10019 103 Ave Fort St John Asking $134,900 MLSÂŽ N4505054 i 10.78 Acres plus four newly renovated houses at Mile 101 Asking $395,000 MLSÂŽ N4504487 i 146.6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x x150â&#x20AC;&#x2122; multi-family lot - 9608 97 Ave Fort St John Asking $449,000 MLSÂŽ N4504895 i 83â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x120â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Highway Commercial lot - 808 121 Ave Dawson Creek Asking $468,000 MLSÂŽ N132643 i 4.74 Acres plus trailer home & shop - 6419 Airport Road FSJ Asking $695,000 MLSÂŽ N4504930 i Over 7600sf light industrial shop on 1.05 Acres FSJ Asking $1.28 Millions MLSÂŽ N4504981 i 36.36 Acre DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY close to new FSJ hospital Asking $1.45 Million MLSÂŽ V4022639 i 3.01 Acres HIGHWAY Commercial Property - FSJ Asking $1.68 Million MLSÂŽ N4504968 i 39,000+sf Industrial INVESTMENT property on 3.73 acres lot long term lease in place. Asking $2.88 Million MLSÂŽ N4504999

FOR LEASE i 2,810 sf office space along highway frontage - 11419 Alaska Rd FSJ Asking $19.00sf + triple net ($4449/month) MLSÂŽ N4504877 i 5,000sf office/shop/warehouse on 2.7 Acre lot @ Mile 54 on Alaska Highway Asking $16.00sf + triple net MLSÂŽ N4504884 i 5,000sf industrial shop/office on .599 acre lot 109 Street FSJ Asking $14.75sf + triple net ($6145/month) MLSÂŽ N4505084 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ARRANGE VIEWING - PLEASE CALL RON

Holiday Message from NorthEast BC Realty Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year NEBC would like to take this chance to thank all who we worked with over the past year. We look forward to 2012 and wish you all a safe and happy holiday. From Ron and Theresa Rodgers


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Brand new Investment Units under construction with corporate tenants available starting @ $730,000 Potential rent at $78,000 Building lots available in a brand new subdivision. Single family and duplex lots starting @ $104,900

Can be sold in smaller parcels. Great highway exposure. Bordering city with flexible zoning options from Commercial/Industrial to Multi-Residential and more.

KEVIN PEARSON 1-250-787-6737 kevin@kevinpearson.ca

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#132673 - In the centre of the City close to the traffic circle on Alaska Highway...1.55 acres of flat land with all new services to the property and bordered by 8th street and the paved roadway to the new apartment building. Excellent location, commercially zoned, will builld to suit. $290,000 #129953 - RETAIL BUILDING Great location on 10th St over 3,000 sq ft on main and additional 3,000 sq ft on second floor, located next to Scotia Bank. Ground floor now leased out to only video rental company in Dawson Creek. Asking price of $375,000

#130083 - Prime location on Alaska Ave. in Dawson Creek - close to all retail and downtown and still on main artery through the City. Total of 17,000 sq. ft. of new space and can be divided into whatever you need. Popular new restaurant now open, lots of parking.

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A RARE FIND! 10433 - 269 Rd

10123 - 100th Street A prime downtown location, right on 100th Street, just under 2500 square feet divided into 2 separate retail spaces, both sides currently leased $299,900

MLS# N4504949

7000 sf building offers 1000 sf of office/reception & 6000 sf of shop space ,4-16’ O/H doors & 1-14’ O/H door, 17’ ceiling, 200 amp service, just under 1 acre of land. $869,000 - MLS# N4504751

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING!

SHOP IN CITY LIMITS! 10215 - Beaver Rd 2835 square ft shop is heated & insulated, 2 - 12 foot doors. Only a few blocks to Alaska Highway, NO city services. C3 zoning, 0.894 of an acre

8224 - 93rd Street 1050 sq ft of offi ce w/ hardwood fl oors. Front reception & display area & the shop with 3 bays, 1 is drive through/wash bay. Radiant heat, mezzanine area, 14’ overhead doors. Fenced compound all on city services.

$215,000 - MLS# N4504755

INVESTMENT GEM!

4717 - 51 St., Chetwynd

$1,200,000 - MLS# N4504915

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COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL LAND Situated across from the EnCana event centre, Chances casino and new Holiday Inn this is a very desirable location. Total of three lots each approx 4.5 acres each, excellent visibility and access. Priced at $450,000 - $500,000 each

$879,000 - MLS# N4504836

PROSPECT PARK LOCATION 10711 - 91ST AVENUE

Fully occupied w/consisted ROI to the owner. Contains established businesses & a fully furnished 2 bdrm apart. Torch on roof in 1999 & new fire system in Jan. 2011.

FOR LEASE 3200 SQ FT SHOP with an additional 1680 sq ft of office are on upper floor. 2 doors 12x14 into 40x40 shop. Zoned M2 (light industrial) on .23 of an acre. Asking $16.00/sq ft.

Updated offi ce space, new windows, doors and updated forced air furnace. 1100 sq. ft. of offi ce space attached to 3250 sq. ft. of shop. + 6500 sq. ft. of additional shop space available. $15.00/sq ft + NNN -

FOR SALE OR LEASE 5040 sq ft building on busy Alaska Ave. Many uses, drive thru availability, lots of parking, next to government liquor store. Owner will consider dividing building into two rental units. Priced at $795,000 or $16.00 per sq ft to lease.

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#130010 - WELDING / MACHINE SHOP for sale Includes 12’ door, 13’ ceilings, 3 phase power, 23o Volt/400 amp service. Gravel yard, 100 sq. ft. offi ce with shower & bathroom. Fire hydrant, 2 overhead cranes. $220,000 #129257: THE SOUTH PEACE UNITED CHURCH IS FOR SALE. OVER 11,000 SQ. FT. - Sanctuary, hall, kitchen, offi ces, and support services. Excellent corner location, zoned commercial, very good condition, ready for an offi ce or residential conversion. $495,000

#133128: NEW STRIP MALL has 4 available spaces left for lease, 1,750 sq ft each. Great location on 8th street between Tim Horton’s & The Brick. Lease rates start as low as $16/sq. ft. Start your business here. Strip mall is 10,000 sq. ft. and is also for sale.

L A N D #129635: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LANDS, one parcel of 25 acres on the north west edge of Dawson Creek for sale, superb location for residential homes, the timing is right as we need more residential lots for our busy market place. Asking $625,000

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#129593: COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH BEER AND WINE STORE for sale (gross sales of $2,000,000). Great location in Dawson Creek, also 40 apartments, bar/restaurant area and commercial space. Asking $3,500,000. Call for more info.

#129877: ONE ACRE OF MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL LAND suitable for 37 unit apartment or condo complex. Across from the hospital in a prime residential area of Dawson Creek. $179,000

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#130029 RETAIL STOREFRONT on 102nd Ave. for sale, 3500 sq. ft on a corner location, paved parking, good visibility can be used for offi ce, retail, or your own small business. Owner will consider leasing as well. Reduced to $119,000 as is

#133401 - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY located on the east side of Dawson Creek. Belsum Auto Recyclers Ltd has a proven track record and shows a good return. Includes 6.5 acres of prime industrial land on Hwy #49, a heated main shop with 3200 sq.ft. and an adjoining 2400 sq. ft. building used for stripping vehicles. Lots of inventory, and equipment includes 3 forklifts and a skid steer. Asking $1,200,000 for the land, buildings, and turnkey business with inventory.

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#129952 - FOR SALE OR LEASE Multi purpose building with 2 units now leased leaving 11,000 sq ft. available. Upgrades include updated roof and furnaces Asking price is just $397,000

#127836: SUBDIVISION FOR MOBILE HOMES! Total of 39 mobile lots are possible on this 4.6 acres, zoning in place, some services are already in, 3 lots have been subdivided. Call for more info. Asking $300,000

WILL BUILD TO SUIT - AIRPORT ONE ACRE LOTS Developer has 3 one acre lots in a row at the airport with highway frontage...will build a 5000 - 7,000 sq, ft. pre-engineered steel shop, provide a graveled and fenced yard with a 5 year lease starting at $ 14.00 per sq. ft. for the shell. Also willing to build and sell to tenant. One lot now leased and sold. Only 2 left! #127066: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION 0.74 acres at the intersection of 17 Street and Alaska Highway. Ideal location for strip mall, service station, etc. $295,000 #127441: 80 ACRES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND with highway frontage, railway tracks, water and sewer in the City of Dawson Creek. Asking $31,250 per acre

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RECREATION FEATURE Cash-strapped resort developer has until December 11 to secure refinancing

"WJBXFTUXJOTDSFEJUFYUFOTJPO CARLA WILSON WESTERN INVESTOR he Vancouver Island-based Aviawest Group has won creditor protection to December 11 as it tries to finance its cash-strapped companies, which includes its flagship Parkside Resort and Spa in Victoria.

The extension was granted early in November in the Supreme Court of B.C. in Vancouver, said court-appointed monitor Mark Wentzell of Grant Thornton Ltd. That protection had initially been granted October 24 on an interim basis. “During this time, the company will work on a restructuring plan,” Jim Pearson, Aviawest CEO, said in a statement. The creditor protection process “is in the best interests of all stakeholders, and we are pleased the courts granted us an extension of the order. Although the circumstances are challenging, we look forward to working with our creditors to achieve the best possible outcome. “Over the past two weeks, we have had positive responses from potential restructuring partners. We will work hard over the next five weeks to take these relationships to the next level.”

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Total liabilities for the group of companies are $99.468 million, Grant Thornton said in a report to court. Of that, $70.5 million is owed to secured creditors and $27.57 million to unsecured creditors. Debt mounted as the company built and launched Parkside, leading to Aviawest’s

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Victoria’s $60 million Parkside Resort and Spa is among Aviawest’s troubled assets.

insolvency, Pearson said in a court document. The $60 million development opened in 2009. Its 126 units are either wholly owned or under fractional ownership. Aviawest earlier developed the Pa c ific Shore s Resort and Spa at Craig Bay near Parksville. It opened in the early 1990s, one of the first fractional-ownership projects on Vancouver Island. The Aviawest group of companies includes a multi-destination real estate vacation club with several thousand members and a resortmanagement arm, the company’s chief financial officer said in a court document. The group has also developed or bought

other resort properties, such as the Rosewood Victoria Inn in Victoria, the ski-in Pinnacle Lodge at Sun Peaks, 10 units at the Water’s Edge Resort at Ucluelet and 41 luxury suits called Aviawest in Vancouver at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel.

“Total unsold inventory held valued at $80.1 million”

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A report from the monitor states that total unsold inventory held by Aviawest is valued at $80.1 million. That breaks down to $63.53 million in Parkside, which has a total residential value of $51.8 million for whole and fractional ownership units. Another $11.6 million is in commer-

cial inventory. Pacific Shores unsold inventory is valued at $16.59 million. Its residential value is pegged at $7.9 million in whole and fractional ownership. There is $7.1 million in commercial inventory and $1.5 million in land, the report said. The largest individual creditor is BC Investment Management Corp. (BCIMC), which is owed approximately $48 million under two loans, secured by mortgages, said a court document. Another document filed in court contains a list of 108 individuals or couples, many retired, who have invested in Aviawest’s projects or companies and are owed various amounts. Several state that they are retired and invested retirement funds. One Alberta woman wrote that the $101,575 she invested represents half her retirement savings. Secured creditor Fisgard Capital Corp. has offered to lend up to $2.5 million under two accounts, one for Parkside and one for Pacific Shores, the company said in a report filed in court, if creditor protection was continued. Fisgard has said in an affidavit that it is owed $8.7 million. BCIMC has requested that Aviawest be placed into receivership. No plan has been put in place by Aviawest other than “perhaps more of the same, which clearly has not worked,” BCIMC said in documents. BCIMC is one of Canada’s largest institutional fund managers. Clients include publicsector pension plans, public bodies and publicly administered trust funds. It was set up by the province under the Public Sector Pensions Plans Act in 1999.◆ – With Times Colonist files

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CONDITIONALLY SOLD • CANMORE DEV. • 20 Unit townhouse project • 50% complete, at "Lock Up" stage • Asking $6,200,000 GREAT RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE Centre 89, Calgary, AB • Up to 13,000 sf • Going home side of Macleod Trail Tim Anderson Tel: (403) 291-8866 tanderson@naicalgary.com timjn_anderson@yahoo.ca

HOTEL - FULL SERVICE SOUTHEASTERN ALBERTA • N.O.I. in excess of $725,000 • Full Service Including Conference / Wedding facilities • Well Flagged • 42 rooms with room and plans for expansion • Two lounges • High VLT count • Net Rental income as well • Priced to Sell! 5 MOTELS PRICED UNDER $700,000 • Located in various southern Alberta towns • Great returns for an on-site operator • Have your own business for a little more than the cost of an average home in Calgary. Jim Balfour Tel: (403) 291-8860 jbalfour@naicalgary.com

Tim Anderson Tel: (403) 291-8866 tanderson@naicalgary.com timjn_anderson@yahoo.ca

LAND FOR SALE • 2 Acre Multi residential Site - Calgary Region • 2.53 acre industrial zoned land in west Calgary Shane Olin Tel: (403) 708-9086 solin@naicalgary.com

Gene Sarmaga (403) 826-5636 gsarmaga@naicalgary.com

Bower Plaza, Red Deer, Alberta

CONDITIONALLY SOLD 154 Bowness Centre NW, Calgary, AB • 16,200 sf retail building • $1,800,000 ($111 psf) • +/- 1 acre of land CONDITIONALLY SOLD 4110 - 79 Street NW, Calgary, AB • 10,250 sf • Office Building Shane Olin Tel: (403) 708-9086 solin@naicalgary.com

Westmount, Okotoks, Alberta

Gene Sarmaga (403) 826-5636 gsarmaga@naicalgary.com

SOLD Bower Plaza Red Deer, AB 50,000 sq. ft. Prime Retail Shopping Centre Shane Olin Tel: (403) 708-9086 solin@naicalgary.com

4337 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, Alberta Shane Olin Tel: (403) 708-9086 solin@naicalgary.com

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NNN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY !!!

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ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL PORTFOLIO 4 Industrial Properties Offered at: $5,000,000 GILBERT, AZ

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I am working with a well qualified & ready buyer to purchase an operating park in B.C., ALBERTA or SASK. Price up to $3 million! Realtors Welcome!

Income: $70,200 Property Size: ±48,516 SF Additional ±33,000 SF available Building Size: ±5,015 SF Lease Expiration: February 2015

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NICK SLEZINSKI 403 540-8058 ALBERTA IS AGAIN MOVING! MOTELS & HOTELS

LAND PARCEL Income: $78,000 Property Size: ±1.978 acres Building Size: ±11,894SF Lease Expiration: January 2013

Lot Size: ±31,186 SF Zoning: Regional commercial Outside storage capabilities Adjacent to Gilbert property

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17718 - 64th Ave Edmonton, AB T5T 4J5 (780) 429 - 1200 1(866) 481 - 2950

BUSINESS ONLY zRV & Truck Wash - South Edmonton. Business Only - PENDING zIndian Restaurant - South Edm. Prime Location - PENDING

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320 zBottle Depot Businesses - 3 Locations in AB. Call For Info BOTTLE DEPOT BUYING & ORIENTATION - BOOK NOW! ***CERTAIN CONDITIONS APPLY***

CALL RAJAN NULLIAH 780.441.5419 zCosmetic Store - Located in a busy mall w/ high foot traffic. Operating for over 16 years. - $179,900 + Inventory

≥ FULL SERVICES 63 Unit Motel with Rest., Pub,

≥ PROVOST Brand new 44 unit motel. Asking $4.5M ≥ CAMROSE 20 unit motel, (nice Ma & Pa ≥ ≥ ≥

Liquor Store. Shows excellent Rev. Ask $7.7M

operation) upgraded and very clean, Asking $1.1M. HARDISTY New 44 unit Motel. NAMPA, ALBERTA in busy boom town, 16 unit motel, 100 seat lounge, VLTs, liquor store and restaurant. PRICE REDUCED TO $990,000! CAMROSE ALBERTA 68 room, full services Hotel. REDUCED - NOW $4.0M.

For additional information contact:

JIM BOYD

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≥ DAYSLAND Convenience store and Gas Bar., ≥

Mechanical shop, all located on a 1.5 acre parcel with residence. Shows good revenue. Asking $375,000. CAMROSE, AB 2 Side by Side, newer 4 plexes. Fully leased. Asking $560,000 each

SOLD

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL OREST: 780-679-8353 FAX: 780-672-1897 CAMROSE, ALBERTA

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zSupreme Plating Business - w/property and inventory. 1.11 acres of prime property located in North Edmonton - $3.5M

CALL GREG STEELE AT 780.945.7800

MULTI-FAMILY z8 Units - RET/MF Mix Commercial Bldg DT Ft. Sask - $1.3M z15 Units - West Edmonton - $100,000/Door z18 Units - Two building package. Strathcona - $130,000/Door z20+ Units - Strathcona Fully Rented - $125,000/Door zSenior Development - Ready to build. Downtown - Call For Info

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zLand/Bldg For Sale - Spruce Gr. 5500SF on 0.7 acres REDUCED PRICE - $799,000

z61000 SF+ Whse & Of - 14135 128 Av. Priced to sell! - $5.8M zOffice/Medical Centre - Leduc. Fully leased. 8.2% CAP - $1.7M zNisku Multi-Tenant Bldg - Room for upside. VTB Avail. - $1.79M zGeneral Store w/Property - Outside Edm. Over $1M revenue. 2000 SF bldg on 0.345 acres. Excellent opportunity! - $595,000 zRV Storage & Service - 8.87 ac w/7,362 SF buildings - $1.095M

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320 zAuto Wash w/Land & Bldgs - Prime location in NE Edm - $3.5M zSylvan Lake - Choice of 3 Est Motels. Beach facing & close to Marina. Priced at $1.7M, $2.2M and $2.635M

CALL RAJAN NULLIAH AT 780.441.5419 zGas Station, Grocery/Convenience & Liquor Store - Over $2M in sales.Land, Bldg and Business Included - $1.3M

CALL NEIL HORVATH 780.908.5630

CALL ALLY PIRMOHAMED AT 780.604.0302

LAND z Nisku Commercial Land - 5 Lots. Zoned CS - $375,000/Acre z Sturgeon County - 240 Acres (2 Parcels) - $15,900/Acre

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320

LEASING z Leduc Plaza - 1100 SF units available immed. Only 5 units left! www.LeducPlaza.com

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320 z 2000 SF Retail - Corner lot w/parking. Downtown Fort Sask. $13.20/SF plus OP Costs

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www.westerninvestor.com DECEMBER 2011WESTERN INVESTOR

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN WINDSOR, ONTARIO

â&#x20AC;˘ 4000 sq ft Penthouse ofďŹ ce space - 17th Ave S.W. Calgary â&#x20AC;˘ 4900 sq ft Industrial / OfďŹ ce Condo N.E. Calgary - $595,000 â&#x20AC;˘ 1500 sq ft fully equipped restaurant space for lease, N.E. Calgary â&#x20AC;˘ RV Repair Business, Calgary - $650,000 â&#x20AC;˘ Retail OfďŹ ce - Downtown Calgary, 7550 sq ft - $3.75M â&#x20AC;˘ Calgary Neighbourhood Shopping Centre - $9.5M â&#x20AC;˘ Neighbourhood Shopping Centre - $4.2M â&#x20AC;˘ Retail Condos - Downtown Calgary. Up to 20,000 sq ft - $525/sq ft â&#x20AC;˘ 33 unit Apartment Condo - $3.465M â&#x20AC;˘ 28 unit Inner City Apartment - $4.0M â&#x20AC;˘ 98 Unit New Condo Development - $19M

APARTMENTS: 40 Unit Condo $2,100,000 50 Unit $2,250,000 46 Unit $1,590,000 29 Unit $915,000 35 Unit Condo $1,800,000 18 Unit $513,000 22 Unit $695,000

DUPLEXES: $113,900 $1,600 / mo $85,000 $1,250 / mo $136,900 $1,700 / mo TRIPLEXES: $144,900 $1,900 / mo $98,500 $1,500 / mo $114,900 $1,625 / mo

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DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

+/- 19,701.20 SQ FT: Vacant serviced site in NE Edmonton. Zoned CB1 (Low Intensity Business Zone) ......................................... $395,000 +/- 0.947 ACRES: in Valemount, BC. Zoned C3 (Service Commercial) ................................ $49,500 +/- 1.05 ACRES: in Valemount, BC. Zoned HC (Highway Tourist Commercial) .............$455,000 +/- 3.84 ACRES: in SW Edmonton, Zoned IB (Industrial Business) ............................. $3,500,000 +/- 1.85 ACRES: in NE Edmonton on 50th Street ............................................. $1,295,000 +/- 0.31 ACRES: high visibilty location on 111 Avenue ....................................................... $610,000 CONTACT JEFF MCCAMMON OR DOUG BAUER

INVESTMENT SALES SITE

PRIME WEST EDMONTON LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; RA7 â&#x20AC;˘ Ready to build â&#x20AC;˘ 3.34 acres â&#x20AC;˘ Asking $4,175,000 CONTACT JEFF McCAMMON / DOUG BAUER OR DUSTIN BATEYKO

STETTLER MALL, STETTLER, AB

â&#x20AC;˘ Âą91,403 sq. ft. on 10.21 acres anchored by The Brick, Peavey Mart and ATB â&#x20AC;˘ Just $65.00 / sq. ft. â&#x20AC;˘ Located in the heart of Alberta

WESTLOCK MALL, WESTLOCK, AB

â&#x20AC;˘ Âą64,218 sq. ft. on 5 acres anchored by Peavey Mart and The Bargain Shop â&#x20AC;˘ $51.40 / sq. ft. â&#x20AC;˘ Attractive returns

CONTACT DAVID COONEY / DOUG FOGG OR HOWARD McCANN

SPRUCE GROVE, DEVELOPMENT LAND

â&#x20AC;˘ Adjacent to Superstore and Home Depot â&#x20AC;˘ Parcels from 1 - 3.75 acres â&#x20AC;˘ Great owner/user land, join Mac's

CONTACT DOUG FOGG OR MARK McCANN

OFFICE BUILDING FOR SALE

â&#x20AC;˘ Well located 2 storey ofďŹ ce building on 124 Street â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent owner/user opportunity with dental ofďŹ ce built out on main ďŹ&#x201A;oor â&#x20AC;˘ Total of 6,940 sq. ft. above ground â&#x20AC;˘ $1,850,000

CONTACT IAN NEWMAN

FORT MCMURRAY, AB

â&#x20AC;˘ Former Fort Theatre â&#x20AC;˘ 36,400 sq. ft. site which includes a 14,500 sq. ft. building

CONTACT DOUG RAE

EDSON LANDING - $3,950,000 â&#x20AC;˘ 13,390 sq. ft. on 1.14 acres in Edson, AB â&#x20AC;˘ An opportunity to own a quality shopping centre which is 100% leased to excellent tenants with clear title, superior construction in a tremendous highway location. CONTACT HOWARD McCANN / DOUG FOGG OR ADAM MARTINSON

MERRITT, BRITISH COLUMBIA â&#x20AC;˘ Âą12,000 sq. ft. free-standing building for Sale or Lease â&#x20AC;˘ Includes bonus parking lot â&#x20AC;˘ Lease: $6.00/sq. ft. Sale: $850,000

CONTACT murry.osborne@cwedm.com or scott.sowinski@cwedm.com

FORMER WAL-MART MEDICINE HAT, AB â&#x20AC;˘ High proďŹ le redevelopment opportunity â&#x20AC;˘ 12.95 acres / 100,287 s.f. building â&#x20AC;˘ $10,000,000

CONTACT HOWARD McCANN OR MARK McCANN

DUGGAN MALL, CAMROSE, AB â&#x20AC;˘ Âą65,136 sq. ft. separately titled dept. store anchoring a major enclosed shopping centre; asking $4 Million ($61.40/sq. ft.)

MULHURST BAY CROSSING DEVELOPMENT LAND â&#x20AC;˘ 132.4 acres on Pigeon Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Area Structure Plan approved â&#x20AC;˘ 207 dwelling units â&#x20AC;˘ 200 site R/V seasonal park â&#x20AC;˘ 10.28 acres commercial development site

CONTACT JEFF McCAMMON OR DOUG BAUER


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REGIONAL ROUNDUP Stability seen as government makes up nine of 10 top employers in Lethbridge

WESTERN INVESTOR ethbridge, sheltered behind an expanding wall of government paycheques, has been protected from the global economic gales and the southern Alberta agri-business hub continues to enjoy envious growth. Developer Ken Harvie is among those who expect more of the same in 2012 and beyond.

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“For all of our big-box development, as well as our downtown development project, we have a lot of activity right now on the commercial end, so we’re very optimistic for 2012 and 2013,” said Harvie, a partner in the Stranville Group. Harvie’s firm has shown a willingness to immerse itself in Lethbridge, taking on everything from greenfield commercial and residential development on the city’s south end to a downtown project to transform an old movie theatre into offices. Its Coulee Creek Common project and nearby big-box developments on the city’s south end have become home to a critical mass of retailers, and with Lethbridge growing a comfortable 1.4 per cent in the past year, the demand for good commercial sites isn’t likely to disappear any time soon. “We’re dealing with a multi-national right now that we’re close to having a deal completed with that’s for over 100,000 square feet,” Harvie explained, adding his firm has also heard from other retailers about two other major buildings, but isn’t in formal discussions at this point. There’s clearly still a demand for the city’s best land – and it’s easy to see why the windy

city remains steady in Alberta’s boom-and-bust economy. While many of Alberta’s second-tier cities are largely or almost entirely dependent on the resource sector, Lethbridge springs from agriculture, and remains stable because of its significant public-sector presence. Indeed, nine of the city’s 10 largest employers are public-sector entities, from Alberta Health Services to the accomplished University of Lethbridge. The latter, Lethbridge’s second-largest employer, is in line for more than $5.6 million in provincially funded building upgrades, and is starting construction soon on a new $32 million residence complex for an additional 259 beds. It is also receiving a $2.3 million grant to pay for planning work on a long-anticipated science building. On top of that, the university moved up two spots in Maclean’s Canadian university rankings this year – to fourth out of 22 primarily undergraduate schools. The university’s 1,720 employees add stability to everything from the housing market to retail sales. So does the bustling Lethbridge Agriculture Centre, situated just outside the city. It boasts around 625 staff involved in a wide variety of research. Lethbridge College adds another 930 employees to a market that’s insulated far more than Red Deer or Medicine Hat from downturns in natural-gas drilling.

R Transport Ltd. The trucking company has grown from its strategic location at the junction of Highways 3, 4 and 5 to employ more than 900 people. “We don’t seem to get the dramatic highs and lows. We’re in a low right now, but our low is not a low like Calgary’s,” offered Harvie, who grew up in southern Alberta and understands what keeps Lethbridge humming. Lethbridge’s population grew to 87,882 residents this year, a 1.4 per cent hike over 2010. While residential growth was again strongest on the west side of the Oldman River, commercial growth is focused on the south end, with the city’s downtown focused more on redevelopment. Harvie doesn’t see that changing, even with 32,000 folks choosing the west side as home. That’s because most west side residents still 1SJWBUFQMBZFST The major 17 private-sector employers in the work on the east side of the river (the university city includes Sunrise Poultry, the largest of is the only major westside employer) and westthree food processors, and trucking giant H & side retailers can’t survive simply from revenue

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that ramps up at 4 p.m. and disappears five hours later, Harvie says. While a new complex for public and Catholic high schools opened with a public library branch on the west side over a year ago, major commercial development may be years ways away for the west side. “It’s going to take some creativity and it’s basically going to take a shortage anywhere else of good commercial lands to spur that on,” Harvie said.

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In the meantime Harvie’s firm has eyed strategic investment in the city’s core with a redeveloped office complex downtown. It’s also planning a downtown residential tower, though market conditions haven’t led it to chase down a development permit just yet. The city’s downtown, its traditional retail centre, has lost market share to big boxes on

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STRIP MALL IN CARSELAND • Asking price: $2.2M • NOI: $140,400 • Building size: 12,600 sqft • Leased 100%

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Invest in land with development potential. 381 acres on Lake McGregor. Hour and 10 minutes SE of Calgary. Approximately 3/4 mile of shoreline. Gently sloping. Suitable for lake view lots or golf course. Vendor willing to lease back.

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OFFICE BUILDING FOR SALE. Prime Location. On Jasper Avenue and 114th street in the Oliver Area. 4 storey building consisting of 56,012 square feet . Property is on 3 lots (50 feet x 150 feet) with also parking lots (92 feet x 150 feet) in the rear. Property is wedge between two drugs stores (Shoppers Drug Mart and Medicine Shoppe). New developments all around. ELLERSLIE RE DEVELOPMENT SITE 80 acre parcel across from the new Edmonton Recreation centre along Ellerslie Road. PULSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT SITE. Located in the Quarters project on 95th street and 102 Avenue. A total of 4 lots (14,200 sq.ft.) (142 ft frontage and 100 ft deep. Presently, building is 11,840 sq.ft. This is a new up and coming area. Plans for future LRT system is slated for the area. Asking $ 3,300,000 OLD STRATHCONA BUILDING. Located on Prime 82nd Avenue and 103 Street. Historical building. Long, long term Tenants, built in 1895. Building is 1650 sq.ft. of main ďŹ&#x201A;oor with 12 foot ceilings. High ceilings in basement. Well looked after building. Asking $ 1,100,000

Please Call Bob Chinn, Assoc. (bob.chinn@century21.ca)

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Val Toffoli

Selling Edmonton since 1987

Phone: 780-707-9395

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APARTMENT BUILDINGS: â&#x20AC;˘ 2 Units â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Side by Side Bi-Level Duplex. Great West End Location. Needs some TLC & priced Accordingly! ONLY $479,000 â&#x20AC;˘ 12 Ste Character Bldg. Owner Managed & Well Maintained. Large Stes. Central. Some upgrading to suites - REDUCED! â&#x20AC;˘ 12 Ste Character Bldg. Central McDougal. Over 6.5% cap rate. Some upgrades. Seller open to Reasonable Offers! â&#x20AC;˘ 18 Ste â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ctl QMP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6.7% Cap Rate; 3 Appliances (Dishwashers); Some Covered Parking. Many Upgrades in & out! â&#x20AC;˘ 20 Ste â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ctl McD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6.12% Cap Rate; Multitude of Upgrades â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Excellent Ste Mix ranging from 575-880 sq.ft. Balconies â&#x20AC;˘ 20 Ste â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ctl McD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6.59% Cap Rate; Major Upgrades; Great Ste Mix (only 9/20 are 1 Bdrm!) Seller 2nd VTB Mtg Possible â&#x20AC;˘ 42 Ste â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ctl QMP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 S x S projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Over 6% Cap Rate; Many Upgrades; Super Ste Mix with LGE Stes! 2nd VTB Mtg B & B - HEALTH RETREAT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DEVELOPMENT - EXECUTIVE ESTATES â&#x20AC;˘ 74 BEAUTIFULLY TREED ACRESin Parkland County near Edmonton/Devon. Unique 6600 sq. ft. Architecturally Designed Home with 8 Bdrms - 6 Baths. Outdoor PoolHorse Shelter-Triple Garage. Presently a Residential Estate. â&#x20AC;˘BUILDERS/DEVELOPERS: 40 acre parcel ready for submission to county for 8 lot subdivision. Bonus: 1 lot features gorgeous 3632 sq. ft. Executive home with triple garage & 2 large shops â&#x20AC;&#x201C; excellent home base for builder/developer. Across from 1 of the most prestigious subdivisions in parkland county.

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$"-("3:"3&" %&7&-01.&/5-"/%4 EAST CALGARY - 84 ST. SE 98 Acres near Stoney Trail $15.6 Million ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE Golf Course, Campground and Development Land. 303 Acres, Zoned Recreational $3.79 Million ROCKY VIEW 160 Acres on Country Hills Boulevard $5.6 Million EAST CALGARY - 17TH AVE SE 160 Acres near Stoney Trail $20 Million EAST CALGARY RY - 844 St. NE near Stoney 160 Acres ne ear Sto oney Trail Trai $32 M Million illion EAST CALGARY - 17 Ave SE 13.52 Acres Stoney Trail Frontage $6.76 Million CHESTERMERE - SIERRA VISTA Single & Multi Family, Retail, Golf Course, Area Structure Plan. 5-7 Units Per Acre 53 Acres - $6.9 Million 88 Acres - $10.2 Million 140 Acres - $16.1 Million 160 Acres - $18.4 Million

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algary has opened the four-lane Fourth Street S.E. underpass, a joint effort of Calgary Municipal Land Corp. and the city, which will spur downtown development It connects Stampede Park and the Saddledome with the redeveloping East Village, dipping below the CP Rail tracks. The $70 million underpass project is a critical piece of infrastructure to accommodate 22,100 vehicle trips a day once the build-out of East Village is complete. “This underpass is critical to the future development of East Village,” said Michael Brown, CMLC’s president and CEO. “But it also supports the Calgary Stampede master plan redevelopment, the National Music Centre and other projects slated for the area.” Apart from wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and dedicated bicycle lanes, the underpass features state-of-the-art LED lighting in its walls and handrails.

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dmonton took major steps in late October toward the construction of a new downtown arena. Following approval of a financial framework for the $450 million arena – the city will pay $125 million directly to the project, and $125 million will be generated by a ticket tax – the city moved ahead with $41 million in land purchases to accommodate the arena and related developments. The Katz Group, which owns the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, is committing $100 million to the new city-owned arena, while the city plans to keep chasing federal and provincial contributions to generate the remaining $100 million for its arena budget.

The city has defended the land purchases for the arena site and surrounding amenities, which amount to almost 16 acres. “Owning the land around the arena allows the city to have greater control over the type and pace of development,” said city manager Simon Farbrother. “In the end, the city will only own the land needed for the arena and associated infrastructure. Buying the rest now is strategically important for development in the area, and the city will sell it at the appropriate time.”

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otorists travelling in and through Fort McMurray are now driving over Alberta’s largest bridge deck – one that covers an area equal to five football fields. The brand new $127-million Athabasca River Bridge carries Highway 63 over the river. It opened to four lanes of two-way traffic, but will eventually carry five lanes of northbound traffic over the river. “This milestone puts us well on our way to our ultimate goal of having 10 lanes of traffic flowing over the Athabasca River,” said Ray Danyluk, Alberta’s minister of transportation. “This new bridge is a key part of an overall plan to move people and goods safely and efficiently in Fort McMurray.”

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he much-anticipated opening of the northwest section of Anthony Henday Drive gives truckers and commuters access to 21 kilometres of free-flowing road in the capital region. The $1.42 billion portion of the freeway runs from Yellowhead Trail on the west side of Edmonton to Manning Drive and reduces travel time significantly. It’s a big plus for developers in the city’s north-

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he future is looking a lot brighter these days for developers and taxpayers in the northeast Alberta community of Cold Lake. That’s because the city’s long pursuit of a better financial situation has yielded a commitment from the province to share millions of dollars of tax revenue annually with the oilsands city, population Cold Lake has access to huge tax pool. 14,500. Under a deal that involves several municipalities, not to mention the quiet creation of a new provincially administered improvement district, tax revenue from oilsands plants on what’s known as the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range will bolster city coffers starting in 2012. That revenue had been flowing only to Lac La Biche County. The county will in turn receive some compensation from Cold Lake. The Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which contains Fort McMurray, will lose some revenue to Lac La Biche County under the arrangement, but gain access to Crown land for development. For Cold Lake, the deal means phased-in access to somewhere in the neighbourhood of $18 million annually in new property tax revenue, more than it’s collecting from all its beleaguered taxpayers in 2011. “We’ve been very consistent with regard to the city’s concerns over its escalating infrastructure deficit combined with an unbalanced municipal tax base, which is comprised of mainly residential assessments,” said Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland. “This was unsustainable and simply not viable.” The deal means a municipality that had been making noise over the years about shutting down development and dissolving into the surrounding Municipal District of Bonnyville will be in a much better position to handle future expected oilsands expansion in the area. The MD will be paid $600,000 in 2012 by the city to maintain roads accessing its new cash cow, with that amount escalating in future years. Interestingly, new provincial PremierAlison Redford has been fairly silent on the initiative, despite a flurry of media coverage in northeast Alberta. As of November 1, the province had yet to issue even a news release on its controversial tax re-allocation scheme. Of course prominently announcing an about-face might seem risky for a government that 16 months earlier was telling Cold Lake it was sustainable under existing taxation models. Photo: Tammy Read/Point2Point Real Estate

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west and in neighbouring St. Albert. The project is completely free flow and includes eight interchanges, five fly-overs and two rail crossings, for a total of 27 bridge structures. With the opening of this leg, the freeway is 90 per cent complete and travellers have access to a total of 69 kilometres of free flow on Anthony Henday Drive.

Northwest Anthony Henday Drive is the single largest public-private partnership transportation investment to date for the Alberta government. The contract is with Northwest Connect General Partnership to design, finance, build and maintain the new portion of freeway.◆ – Compiled by Dave Husdal

"The JEDI region offers Kimto Manufacturing a number of advantages including a good transportation network, a very low cost of doing business, and access to a broad range of skilled labour."

Contact JEDI for your best business advantage

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CITY OF WETASKIWIN • TOWN OF MILLET • COUNTY OF WETASKIWIN


B22 Alberta

www.westerninvestor.com DECEMBER 2011WESTERN INVESTOR

• Commercial & Industrial Development Opportunities • Single Family Homes & New Apartments Required • 35 minutes to Edmonton and 60 Minutes to Red Deer

• Retail & Hotel Development Opportunities • SKYPORT at Wetaskiwin Airport Sites Available • 44,000 loyal shoppers in immediate trading area

City of Wetaskiwin

For Details Contact: RONALD HOLLAND (780) 361-4404 Toll Free: 1-800-989-6899 Edm Dir: (780) 421-0953 rholland@wetaskiwin.ca

Economic Development P.O. Box 6210 Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 2E9 www.wetaskiwin.ca

Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc. 3555 Manulife Place, 10180 – 101 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 3S4

+1 780 420 1585 www.colliers.com

Accelerating success. Retail Investment Opportunity

Multifamily Opportunity 15 UNITS PENDING

14 UNITS SOLD

16,164 SF RETAIL BLDG

Edmonton, AB West end location, one block away from approved LRT route, 6 three bedroom suites

Edmonton, AB North location, new PVC windows, 12 - two bedrooms, upside on rents

48 UNITS PENDING

129 UNITS AVAILABLE

542-24 St., Fort MacLeod, AB Fort Plaza Fully leased to 5 tenants NOI - $162,323 Anchor tenants: Fields, Anderson Liquor, The Cash Store

Red Deer, AB 75% two bedroom units, large suites, ravine views, oversized site size

21 UNITS PENDING Edmonton, AB NAIT location, turnkey project, upside via LRT expansion

London, ON 11 Storey concrete high rise, condo quality, strata titled

12 UNITS NEW LISTING Edmonton, AB Centrally located, close to NAIT LRT route, new roof, boiler and windows, fully renovated, turnkey project

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Amit Grover

Jandip Deol

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2-12,000 SF BUILDINGS

Ponoka, AB 22 acres, Highway 2 exposure

Edmonton, AB Calgary Trail, office/retail centre, for sale or lease, Stony Plain Road and central Edmonton for sale

EM TE TOWN Alder Flats, AB

NEWER RETAIL STRIP MALL Unique western themed town with Edmonton, AB 3 buildings totalling 16,259 SF, south Edmonton, principles only

10303 65 Avenue, Edmonton, AB 12,044 sf 2 storey office/ retail, frontage on Gateway Boulevard, Price $1,400,000

PONOKA LUBE-X BUILDING

cabins, campground and motel, operating business with excellent growth and upside

Jeff Grobman

Steven Pearson

DIR +1 780 969 3031 jeff.grobman@colliers.com

DIR +1 780 969 3023 steven.pearson@colliers.com

5011-48 Avenue, Ponoka, AB 26,782 sf fully leased retail complex. The Bargain Shop, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy. Year I Income - $298,367 Price: $3,500,000

4714 - 50 STREET, PONOKA, AB OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 2,512 sf freestanding building, BUILDING strong Covenant Tenant, 2874 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, AB Average Rental income - $69,500 7,063 sf freestanding retail pad. Price - $868,750 Net income: $190,701/year Price: $2,200,000 DIR +1 780 969 3003 casey.mcclelland@colliers.com

80,000 SF BUILDING

Rimbey, AB Residential & commercial development on Highway 53

HEALTHWORKS BUILDING PONOKA TOWNE CENTRE

Casey McClelland Mark Swaenepoel

Land & Building Opportunities

24 ACRES

SOLD

DIR +1 780 969 3037 mark.swaenepeol@colliers.com

Hotels

WEST COUNTRY INN Drayton Valley, AB Limited service, 52 rooms, built in 2005. Asking $4,100,000

Perry Gereluk DIR +1 780 969 2979 perry.gereluk@colliers.com

7 ACRES LAND Fort McMurray, AB Ready for 11,000 SF office, 16,000 SF industrial shop

10020 BIGGS AVENUE Fort McMurray, AB 53,300 SF land with 13,000 SF building. Excellent redevelopment C5 Land. (California Club Bingo)

20,000 SF RETAIL

26.99 ACRES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND Fort McMurray, AB Located on Hwy 69 close to the planned airport terminal

COMING SOON Fort McMurray, AB Up to 300,000 sqft of Industrial Development. Build to suit from 5,000 square feet and up. Close to airport.

Fort McMurray, AB For sale. With or without business. KUUSAMO DEVELOPMENTS Available immediately. Excellent Fort McMurray, AB exposure in a newer building 5 bays sold or leased, only 5 bays remain 2 LOTS WITH LAND & BUILDINGS Fort McMurray, AB 145 MACMILLAN RD. 280 MacLennan Crescent Fort McMurray, AB 10% Cap rate. $6,775,00. 290 16,800 SF industrial building, MacLennan Crescent 2.33 acres fully leased, NOI $700,000 w/ 6,000 SF shop. $5,450,000 rising to $750,000 in 2013

INDUSTRIAL BAYS FOR SALE OR LEASE Ready August 1, 2011 occupancy Taiga Nova Eco Industrial Park

INDUSTRIAL BAYS Fort McMurray, AB 12,978 SF, for sale or lease 3 bays sold, 1 available

Ken Shebib, CCIM

FORT MCMURRAY AIRPORT BEAVERLODGE MOTOR INN Fort McMurray, AB Hotel development opportunity. New terminal. Call for details.

Fort McMurray Opportunities

Beaverlodge, AB Two hotels, 60 rooms, revenue of $4 mil. Asking $5,500,000

MOB DIR

+1 780 863 7355 +1 780 881 6297

ken.shebib@colliers.com

Land Opportunities

DAYS INN Dawson Creek, BC Occupancy rate above 80%. 85 rooms. Asking $11,150,000

FLAGGED HOTEL Edmonton, AB Full service hotel. 90 rooms. Leased F&B. Asking $8,750,000

RED DEER LAND

FOR SALE

404 acres of prime future residential land 8.9 kilometres of river frontage Recently annexed into Red Deer City Limits Price: $15,000,000 ($37,134 per acre)

+/- 100 acres Significant gravel deposit 823,820 cubic meters of proven aggregate reserves. Price: $1,000,000

BELLWETHER PARK

Alberta Opportunities

13124 130 Avenue, Edmonton, AB FOR SALE

TOWER PARK LAND Grande Cache, AB c 86+ acres for development in Grande Cache c ASP in place or modify as you desire. c Demand for housing in Grande Cache. c Residential, retail, office, multi-family and industrial sites to be developed. c Interest from a food/grocery anchor tenant.

CAMROSE LAKEFRONT LAND

FOR SALE

3.72 acres of land shovel ready for 76 row-housing units Price: $2,800,000

SOLD: SYLVANCROFT LANDS

SOLD: WABAMUN LAKE LANDS Lakeshore Road, Parkland County, AB 9.09 acres of lakefront land zoned CR (Country Residential District) 142.84 acres of AG zoned land One of Alberta’s most popular lakes Sold for $1,600,000

12719 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB 2.05 acres of residential infill land, superb location in the highly sought after, and prestigious neighbourhood of Groat Estates. Sold for $2,500,000

Ken Shebib, CCIM MOB DIR

+1 780 863 7355 +1 780 881 6297

ken.shebib@colliers.com

Mark Swaenepoel

Rick Argue

DIR +1 780 969 3037 mark.swaenepoel@colliers.com

DIR +1 780 969 2997 rick.argue@colliers.com


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REGIONAL ROUNDUP North Battleford pushes commercial development as northern oil plays fire up

/PSUIFSOGSPOU WI STAFF WESTERN INVESTOR hen Sierra Properties of Calgary went looking for residential opportunities in Saskatchewan, North Battleford likely appeared an obvious choice.

With a growing population, a near-zero rental vacancy rate and the potential of an oil and gas boom, the northwest Saskatchewan city of 13,000 also has a shortage of housing and a tax exemption for developers. In fact, when Sierra receives permits this month for a 43-lot subdivision, it will be the first private residential developer in years to break ground in North Battleford, according to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of economic development. Sierraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project, in the established Kildeer Park area, will likely be dominated by groundlevel townhouses, said Dennis Levertu, who said primary demand in North Battleford is for new homes priced in the $200,000 range. â&#x20AC;&#x153;New detached houses sell for $280,000 or more,â&#x20AC;? he said. Sierraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move follows the release of residential lots by the city, a new 21-unit condo project and the conversion of a downtown commercial building into rental housing. Last year the city posted a record $47.9 million in building permits, but this has been overshadowed with a $70.3 billion surge in permits through the first 10 months of this year. For years, North Battleford has battled with a rental vacancy rate of around 1.2 per cent, one of the lowest in Canada, due to ongoing demand from construction workers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think the vacancy rate may rise a bit now that some of the big [construction] projects are finishing,â&#x20AC;? Levertu said. These industrial projects, however, will also begin a new round of longer-term employment, which brightens

Photos: City of North Battleford

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(TOP) North Battleford is one of the fastest-growing cities in Saskatchewan. (TOP RIGHT) SaskPowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North Battleford Energy Centre under construction. (RIGHT) Cueplex, a private- and public-sector multiplex, will be complete within a year.

companies are working in the area and North Battleford is positioned for exponential growth in the coming years,â&#x20AC;? Levertu said. North Battleford is scrambling to meet that demand. The city has earmarked about $3 million to develop a new 14-acre industrial park, where it expects to sell serviced lots for around $150,000 per acre. As of October, $51 million in industrial construction permits have been issued, five times higher than in all of 2010. North Battleford is home to a large business base including well-established industrial companies such as Maple Leaf Consumer Foods (the only bacon-processing plant in Western Canada), Mifab Mfg, G & C Asphalt, Kindersley Transport, EnviroSafe 0JMQMBZT Chemicals, Anderson Pumphouse and Unicon Pipeline. As well, all the major grainBut electricity is not the only power lighting *OEVTUSJBMTUSBUFHZ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The industrial development strategy contin- handling companies operate inland terminals North Battlefordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Recently, Allstar Energy Ltd., a subsidiary ues to fuel successful job and development that support the grain industry in the area. of 49 North Resources Inc., has begun explora- growth. More and more resource development Please see Incentives page B24

the small cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic horizon. These include the completion of the $250 million SaskPower natural-gas power-generator project, the $12.6 million Canadian Feed Technology Research Facility by Cargill Ltd. and the University of Saskatchewan, and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jewel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the four-building, $55 million Cueplex, a large multi-purpose, community and recreation centre that will be fully complete next year. Underway is a second project from SaskPower, the gas-powered North Battleford Energy Centre that will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 260,000 homes in Saskatchewan. The plant will fire up in 2013.

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Winnipeg and Brandon. The idea, according to MLCC spokeswoman, Diana Soroka, is to put outlets in “underserviced” neighbourhoods, particularly in the northeast and southwest parts of Winnipeg. The new concept stores, which should be between 600 and 1,500 square feet in size, will be fully enclosed within their own four walls in the grocery store. While they will offer a range of wine, spirits and beer, they won’t have the same breadth of product that full-service stores do, Soroka said. Canada Safeway said it would respond to the MLCC’s request for proposal. Safeway spokesman John Graham said while it would be interested in having liquor offerings in a number of its stores, the MLCC stipulation that no express mart be located within two kilometres of a full-service location rules out many of its outlets right off the hop. “We operate a number of liquor stores in Alberta and have seen the convenience of adding additional services in grocery stores, such as a bank, coffee shop and pharmacy,” he said.

our new retailers have set up shop in perhaps the most secure area in Manitoba – the air-side of Winnipeg’s new terminal building. Upper Crust sandwich shop, Asian eatery Red Wok, PGA Tour golf store and a pair of T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants – one for Canadian departures, the other for U.S.-bound passengers – have christened their inaugural locations at James Armstrong Richardson International Airport on the air-side of the security check points. Christine Alongi, spokeswoman for the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA), said research has shown today’s passengers are increasingly ignoring retailers on the public sides of airports because their priority is getting through security so they can relax before their flights. The quartet of retailers will target the 3.5 million people who fly out of Winnipeg each year, a number that is expected to hit 5 million in the next 10 to 15 years, according to he City of Winnipeg has hit a redevelWAA projections. opment hole-in-one. A spokesman for U.S.-based T.G.I. Friday’s Looking to get out of the golf course busisaid if the two airport locations are successness, the city has signed an agreement with ful, it will definitely consider opening outlets Quebec-based Nordik Spa-Nature to open up in other parts of Winnipeg. its Finnish spa concept at the Crescent Drive Golf Course in south Winnipeg. The $7 million year-round facility will feature dry saunas, cold waterfalls and temperate pools, steam baths, outdoor hot baths, outdoor fireplaces and relaxation areas. Scheduled to open in late 2012, the spa won’t target the high-end client that tends litre of milk, a loaf of bread, a stick of to frequent such locations. Instead, with a butter and a bottle of tequila. $45-per-day fee, its goal is to make the spa For the first time in Manitoba history, the experience available to just about everyone, items on this shopping list will be able to be said Martin Paquette, Nordik’s CEO. purchased at a grocery store starting next Golfers need not worry that the nine-hole spring. The Manitoba Liquor Control Commission course will shut down. Instead, Nordik will build a new clubhouse for them – the old (MLCC) plans to open an unspecified number one has already been demolished – and will of liquor “express marts” in grocery stores in

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service hungry golfers with the same kitchen that takes care of spa-goers. Earlier this fall, the city put out an expression of interest to see if anybody was interested in buying seven of its golf courses for commercial or residential development or to assume their long-term lease. That move came after auditors discovered the city-owned courses were deep in debt.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the town has one lot left thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big enough to build on. People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want a 50-foot lot; you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell them. They want bigger frontage,â&#x20AC;? said Wayne Blair, Carberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor. Compounding the problem in Carberry, and countless other small towns, Blair said, is that it suffers from a lack of affordable housing, too. The challenge, then, is to develop new subdivisions as quickly as possible to keep potential residents and even some current ones from seeking more spacious pastures in other communities. One developer has sold out all 17 of the lots

he had available. That might not seem like much in some centres but in Carberry, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unqualified boom. One house in the development has been completed and a family has just moved in, six more houses are going up and the rest of the lots are expected to see building activity shortly. Tricia Zander, economic development officer for Carberry, located about an hour east of Brandon and about 90 minutes west of Winnipeg, described it as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a good family town with good schools and a couple of stores.â&#x20AC;? It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t big enough to warrant attention from

national retailers but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a grocery store, a coffee shop and a denturist and town officials are optimistic a physiotherapist, an optometrist and a small-animal veterinarian will follow in the short term. It is, however, home to a McCains Foods potato-processing plant, the biggest employer in town. Zander said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also hopeful an upgrade will be forthcoming to Carberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreation centre, which she added is â&#x20AC;&#x153;workable but old.â&#x20AC;? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also an outdoor pool, a bowling alley, a hockey rink and curling sheet in town and a short distance away is Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Blair said Carberry has sent economic recruiting officials to communities around

the province, including Thompson, and the work has paid off. This year, 46 new people moved into town, including a number from Germany. The influx is reverberating in the local real estate market. The average house in Carberry is an 1,100-square-foot, three-bedroom bungalow that sells for about $160,000. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up 5 to 10 per cent from a year ago, according to Les Watts, a realtor and partner in Royal LePage McPhail Agencies. He attributes much of the price appreciation to demand from people in Shilo, located about 15 minutes down the highway. The pressure on the housing market should increase further in the short term when the Spirit Sands Casino opens up about 20 kilometres to the south on Swan Lake First Nation land. Watts says between the gaming and a trio of restaurants, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expected to employ between 200 and 300 people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our housing prices are still lower than Brandon,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mainly due to the lo prices; our lot prices are considerably lower.â&#x20AC;? The number of serviceable lots available, however, is almost non-existent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be tough to have anything available for at least a year. If you really want to build, you have to buy something older and tear it down,â&#x20AC;? he said.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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wo-time most valuable player basketball star Steve Nash has scored a franchise hat trick outside of his on-court performance with the Phoenix Suns. Nash, a partner in Liquid Nutrition Group Inc. (LNG), reports that the beverage and snack franchise has sold out all 20 of its B.C. franchises. The NBA star Steve Nash (centre) opens Liquid Nutrition tradstores are expected to open ing on the Toronto Stock Exchange. soon in major cities across the province including Vancouver, Kelowna, Whistler and Victoria. Another 10 stores are expected to open in Metropolitan Toronto this year with plans to expand to 35 markets across Canada, including Ottawa and Oakville, Ontario; Atlantic Canada; and Montreal. Expansion into Calgary is also possible. Nash also helped to successfully launch LNG onto the Toronto Stock Exchange in September and scored his third win by blending Liquid Nitrogen into his chain of Steve Nash Sports Clubs. “As a native of B.C., I am proud to announce that we are bringing Liquid Nutrition stores to our great province,” said Nash. “I don’t always have time to fix a gourmet meal at home, so with Liquid Nutrition, I can get all the nutrients my body needs in a cup. “ He added in a smooth pitch reminiscent of his passing plays: “Perfect for my lifestyle ... perfect for any lifestyle.” Glen Young, LNG president, said the company has started tapping into major markets in Canada, U.S. and around the globe. “The interest has been extremely positive to date. People believe in our vision and our products and, simply put, they want to get involved. We received franchise requests from interested parties in as far away as the Middle East and Asia,” he said. Steve Nash Sports Clubs will be the first to offer a countertop Liquid Nutrition kiosk, with construction to commence early in December in Nash’s hometown of Vancouver. Liquid Nutrition and FWG Acquisition, part of the New Evolution Fitness Co., have agreed to the trial opening. Franchising Corp. is currently the franchisor of six Liquid Nutrition Group stores in Montreal, with franchise commitments and expansion opportunities throughout Canada and the United States, as well as licence opportunities internationally. No information on Liquid Nitrogen total franchise costs, initial franchise fees or any advertising and royalty fees were made available, despite Western Investor requests to the marketing department of Liquid Nitrogen.

enver-based fast-casual franchising company Spicy Pickle has announced today that it is expanding its brand to Canada. The company stated that it has entered into a franchise agreement for the development of the first Canadian Spicy Pickle restaurant in Calgary. The restaurant is expected to open in the summer of 2012, representing the beginning of the brand’s expansion plans across the country. Jeff Branton, vice-president and general manager for the company’s Canadian operations, including its BG Urban(SM) cafés and grills, said, “Given Canada’s strong economy, and in Calgary in particular, this is a great market in which to launch Spicy Pickle in Canada, and it will complement our BG Urban brand operations nicely. Being that we are a Canadian company with our BG Urban cafés and grills already in British Columbia, we have the infrastructure to support and grow both our brands here, so adding Spicy Pickle was a natural move.” The company, which operates its separate BG Urban restaurant brand in Western Canada, already has 12 BG Urban cafés and grills in and around Vancouver, Ian Boyd, the Calgary franchisee for Spicy Pickle, said, “I expect the brand to be huge here, and I’m just excited to be the one to introduce it to Canada. I have no doubt that the people of Calgary are going to fall in love with Spicy Pickle.” Branton, who has worked announce its Calgary location soon. closely with Boyd through his application A Spicy Pickle franchise requires a total process, said they are presently pursuing investment of approximately $272,555 to a site for the new restaurant and hope to $515,700, depending on the size and loca-

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Commercial Real Estate, Franchises and Business Opportunities in Western Canada

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