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COURT ORDERED SALE – BEST WESTERN INNS & SUITES, TUMBLER RIDGE BC

GARY HAUKELAND 604-683-7535 OR JD MURRAY

s  ACRES0ENDING3UBDIVISION s.#0SHOWS2- MULTIPLERESIDENTIAL s!DJACENTTOPROPOSEDSUPERSTORE s$15.0 mil

ER T D AC N R U NT CO

s#ZONING s2ESIDENTIALCOMMMIX sRESSUITES COMM5NITS s$2.488 mil

STORAGE OPPORTUNITIES s&RASER6ALLEY )NTERIORAND 3UNSHINE#OAST

COMMERCIAL LAND – ABBOTSFORD s.EXTTONEW350%2-!,, sAC#ZONED s2ES#OMMUSESALLOWED s!SKING  

or 1-800-890-9855 KEN KENHICK HICK 604-534-7974 KEN KIERS KIERS OR OR KEN kiers@naicommercial.ca

MERRITT, BC OPPORTUNITIES

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS SOUTH SURREY

KITSILANO, VANCOUVER 2864 WEST 4TH AVENUE

RECENTLY SOLD! s-ID)SLAND3ELF 3TORAGE&ACILITY s3OLD  

INDUSTRIAL LAND – AGASSIZ sACRESnTITLES #ANBEPURCHASEDSEPARATELY s- (EAVY)NDUSTRIAL sACRESPAVED s!SKING  

967 ACRES s:ONED2ES )NDUSTRIAL s(UGE'RAVEL2ESERVES sMINTO-ERRITT sPriced at $8.0 Mil ($8,275/acre)

MINI STORAGE ON 1 ACRE PARCEL sUNIT3ELF 3TORAGE&ACILITY s2OOMTOEXPANDBYACQUIRINGADJACENT ACRESITE s0ROFORMA./)   s$1.475 Mil

ALFRED LEUNG 604-889-6807 FOR LEASE 8,459 SQ. FT. SHOWROOM & W/H s$ 5.50 s.f. plus $2.50 s.f. T.N. NAI GODDARD & SMITH CHRIS LANGHAUG 604-240-6224 NAI COMMERCIAL

JUST LISTED – HOT PRICE s5NIT4OWNHOUSE3ITEs!C2- &ZONING s3ERVICESATSTREETsAsking $749,000

NEW PRICE 11.4 ACRES DEV. LAND ADJACENT TO WAL-MART s6ENDORHASOTHERINTERESTS s.OWONLY$2.99 MilKAC

SPLIT ZONING s!C$EVELOPMENT3ITE s:ONED2 HIGHDENSITYMF# SHOPCTR #OMMsAsking $2.95 Mil

3 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL LOTS sACRESEACHAmazing price $59,900 ea.

or 1-800-890-9855 CHRIS LANGHAUG 604-534-7974 langhaug@naicommercial.ca

INVESTMENT PROPERTIES FOR SALE LANGLEY AREA INDUSTRIAL FREE STANDING BLDG.

s SQFT7AREHOUSE/FlCE sACRESPAVEDLOT s&INISHEDOFlCEWITHMEZZANINE s(EAVYPOWER FENCEDANDSECUREYARD s%XTRAYARDAREAn2ARE s$2,500,000

INVESTMENT/END USER FREESTANDING BUILDING

s)NDUSTRIAL-ULTI TENANTBUILDING s&REESTANDINGWITHWAREHOUSEANDOFlCE s SQFTTOTALUNITS s0RIME#ENTRAL,ANGLEY,OCATIONS s $2,100,000

COMMERCIAL ZONED LAND s,ANGLEY#ITY  SQFT s# :ONING2ETAILAND/FlCE s%XPOSUREON&RASER(WY s)DEALFORMIXEDUSE s#OMMERCIALOR2ESIDENTIALCOMPLEX s0ROPERTYIS%NVCLEANANDVACANT s Asking Price $1,350,000

DON MACDONALD, CCIM OR TODD BOHN 604-534-7974 or 1-800-890-9855 s donmac@naicommercial.ca

Build on the Power of Our Network. Over 325 Offices Worldwide.

VANCOUVER • LOWER MAINLAND • VANCOUVER ISLAND SECTION

$4.29 FEBRUARY 2011 Vol. 26/Issue 2

15 STIR STARTS STREET FIGHT

Pushback against citybacked rental tower

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sSTOREY UNITHOTEL s SQFTCONFERENCECENTRE sSEAT LICENSEDFURNISHED RESTAURANT s# ZONINGn4RAVEL#OMMERCIAL s Price: $7,500,000

SELF–STORAGE FACILITY s UNITS  ACRES s6ANCOUVER)SLAND s!SKING  

Granville Street property owner Mohamed Ahmed names mayor and developer in his $10 million lawsuit

11 CITY PARKING WARS RAMP UP

Downtown operators squeezed between high taxes, stalled demand 17 MIXED USE TO THE MAX

Developers link hotels, homes, retail, offices to safeguard against slump SPECIAL SECTION • B12

HOT PROPERTIES R E C R E A T I O N A L R E A L E S T A T EE

PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT 40069240 RETURN UNDELIVERABLE CANADIAN ADDRESSES TO CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT: 102 EAST 4TH AVENUE, VANCOUVER, B.C. V5T 1G2

washington virgin berry land

38.42 acres virgin berry ground; 33 acres +/- premium soil suitable for Meekers; 2 acres +/- suitable for Cascade Bounty; 1 acre wildlife pond; 2 acres +/- lowland; water rights; building site; spectacular view of Mount Baker; 15 minutes from truck crossing, 5 minutes from Aldergrove crossing; $625k U.S.; agent also an owner; for more information call 1-360-366-3357 or www.copaccenter.com


A2 Lower Mainland 28 SUITE APARTMENT BUILDING, LANGLEY

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DON DUNCAN / CHRIS DRIVER / PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

BRETT AURA

FOR SALE 37 ROOM MOTEL

FOR SALE

HIGH VISIBILITY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

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FOR SALE - SALT SPRING ISLAND RESORT

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WILLIAM N. HOBBS

HIGHWAY EXPOSURE

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DAVID POTTINGER

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

FOR SALE - 5.8 TO 10+ ACRE RAIL SERVICED SITE

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

www.westerninvestor.com FEBRUARY 2011 WESTERN INVESTOR

BILL RANDALL / DON DUNCAN / CHRIS DRIVER / PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

239 - 241 E. 1ST AVE

SINGLE-TENANT INVESTMENT

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FOR SALE - $1,065,000

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PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

BILL RANDALL

BRAD NEWMAN-BENNETT/ DAVID POTTINGER

RON EMERSON

FOR SALE: BRAND NEW STRATA BUILDING

94,040 SF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS ON 10.28 ACRES

FOR SALE - 15 LEGAL SUITE S. GRANVILLE APARTMENT

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BILL RANDALL

BILL RANDALL

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MARK GALLAGHER LEAH COLLINGS

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MARK GALLAGHER HUDGE PARMAR

FOR SALE - 1.85 ACRE DEVELOPMENT SITE

FREE STANDING MEDICAL BUILDING, MAPLE RIDGE

FOR SALE 10.65 ACRES

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ALASTAIR FERGUSSON

FOR SALE - HIGH EXPOSURE CLOVERDALE PROPERTY

CRAIG BALLANTYNE / ANDREW LAURIE

JAMESON HOUSE OFFICES

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JENNIFER ROBERTSON

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BART VANSTAALDUINEN

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PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

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GROCERY ANCHORED SHOPPING CENTRE

INVESTMENT PROPERTY & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

917 DENMAN STREET, VANCOUVER, BC

FOR SALE-3 FULLY LEASED INDUSTRIAL BUILDING PORTFOLIO

COURT ORDERED SALE

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

COURT ORDERED SALE

ERIC WALKER

DAG MEYER

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GREG MILES

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PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

LEE HESTER

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

*SEAN UNGEMACH KYLE WILSON

BILL RANDALL

FOR SALE BC RETAIL PORTFOLIO

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RICK EASTMAN

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

FOR SALE - INVESTMENT

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BILL RANDALL

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

HUDGE PARMAR

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CHRIS J. NEWTON

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MARK GALLAGHER LEAH COLLINGS

FOR SALE

FOR SALE - 2.7 ACRES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND

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WILLIAM N. HOBBS

MARK GALLAGHER LEAH COLLINGS

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

RARE FREESTANDING 5 UNIT INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

SINGLE - TENANT INVESTMENT

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

SILVER CHALICE PUB HOPE, BC

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BILL RANDALL

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

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PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP.

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The information contained herein was obtained from sources which we deem reliable, and while thought to be correct, it is not guaranteed by Cushman & WakeямБeld. Kevin Meikle is licensed with K.H.M.Realty Ltd. and has a contractual relationship with Cushman & WakeямБeld Ltd. Bart Corbett is licensed with BG Corbett Realty Advisors Ltd. and has a contractual relationship with Cushman & WakeямБeld Ltd. Sean Ungemach is licensed with SBU Realty Advisors Ltd. and has a contractual relationship with Cushman & WakeямБeld Ltd. Martin Delafontaine is licensed with Martin Delafontaine Realty Inc. and has a contractual relationship with Cushman & WakeямБeld Ltd. Craig Haziza is licensed with CAH Realty Inc. and has a contractual relationship with Cushman & WakeямБeld Ltd.


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On the cover Mohamed Ahmed is suing the city of Vancouver and a developer over a border dispute on Granville Street. Photo: Sam Leung

HOT PROPERTIES 3&$3&"5*0/"-3&"-&45"5&

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RETAIL USER

Big Box stores are permitted in this 135 acre site located on all four corners of Exit 266 and Interstate 5; eight miles south of the border. Located in the City of Ferndale, all services will be available.

5.81 ACRES t GENERAL COMMERCIAL t $1,400,000

Located in Ferndale, fully serviced with sewer, water and utilities. Interstate 5 visibility; this property is ready to build and owner is willing to build to suit for you.

NEW INDUSTRIAL BUILDING t 20,000 SF t $2,375,000

Lease guaranteed for 12 months from date of closing for Investors or ready to move into for users. Seller will consider financing with 30% down. Located on Interstate 5, 12 miles south of the border.

RON BENNETT COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Ron Bennett

SUTTON GROUP WEST COAST REALTY

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1-360-671-9440 U www.RonBennett.com

fax 604-888-3261 Don Munro 604-817-7338 botsold@intergate.ca

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WESTCOAST REALTY

FOR SALE 3800 Wesbrook Mall provides an excellent environment that will support and enhance the intellectual and social development goals of companies involved in R&D. Laboratories, ofďŹ ces, teaching, training, and conference facilities, in support of research and development in a number of key areas. CALL LARRY AT 604-689-8226



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(PWFSONFOUDSFBUFTCJ[BSSFTPDJBMIPVTJOH n small coastal towns close to Vancouver, housing squats have been established, some of which have run for years. We visited one recently, a collection of old RVs and converted school buses on Crown land off a little-used logging road. There were 11 welfare recipients living in this camp, with one pretending to be the landlord, who issued receipts to the others. This way the residents could each collect $375 per month in government housing assistance. This generated enough income, in addition to the welfare payments, for the group to live fairly comfortably and rent free. One resident, a young Quebec drifter, said he had been living in the compound for three months and seen other setups during his travels across B.C., from the Port Renfrew area of Vancouver Island to the Kootenays and the Cariboo. In Vancouver, meanwhile, the first residents of the ultra-luxury Olympic Village residential project on the shores of False Creek began moving into their new digs just before Christmas. All on social assistance, most will never pay more than $400 per month for their homes in a complex where the typical condominium buyer pays up to $1,000 per square foot or more to be a

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neighbour. According to industry estimates, the average cost of a socially-assisted home at the Olympic Village is $595,000. Unlike the buyers, who must make their high mortgage payments or lose their homes, those on social assistance are virtually guaranteed a low-priced home for life. We don’t begrudge those taking advantage of government to beat the highest housing costs in Canada. Without such support, some of these tenants would be homeless or even have to get a job and pay their own rent. Meanwhile, B.C. landlords must cap any rent increases this year at 2.3 per cent. However, due to the harmonized sales tax (which cannot be charged on rent but is on many landlord input costs) rising fuel prices and property taxes, landlords will face an average increase in costs of about 3.5 per cent. There are also tax penalties for those who sell their rental property. As well. a Vancouver moratorium on rental demolition in many popular neighbourhoods restricts what an apartment-building owner can do with his property. And, as the feature story in this issue shows, there is often fierce NIMBY resistance to the construction of low-cost rental housing.

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Macdonald Commercial R.E.S. Ltd FOR SALE • Kitsilano Strata unit, fully leased 1,363 Sq. Ft. 5% Return $689,000 FOR LEASE • Prime Kerrisdale retail space on 2100 block, West 41st Ave. | 5,395 Sq. Ft. Eric Poon | 604.714.4768 | www.EricPoonCommercial.com OKANAGAN GOLF DRIVING RANGE FOR SALE - Land, Building & Business Approx. 10 acres in ALR List Price $1,975,000 Gary Khan | 604.714.4799 | flash1@telus.net FOR SALE – STRATA RETAIL OPPORTUNITY/FULLY TENANTED 555 North Road, Coquitlam BC • 4 commercial strata lots • Currently 100% leased to six tenants • 24 parking stalls • Available either Individual or Bulk sale • Across from Lougheed Town Centre FOR SALE – 107 UNIT SRO/3 LIQUOR LICENSES/CORNER LOCATION • Call for details / UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE – KAMLOOPS/67 ROOM FULL SERVICE BOUTIQUE HOTEL • Call for details FOR SALE – WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT SITE • Harrison Hot Springs / Harrison Lake • Opportunity to build 4 storey / 25 units • 138 Ft. of frontage / 26,310 Sq. Ft. site • Asking $2,580,000 Brian Tattrie | 604.714.4783 | btattrie@telus.net | www.BrianTattrie.com APARTMENT BUILDINGS & DEVELOPMENT SITES FOR SALE VIEW ALL LISTINGS AT

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• 22 units Mt. Pleasant, beautiful building (New Listing) • Prime 1 Acre Waterfront, Harrison Hot Springs (Condo Development Site) • Prime 1 Acre across from Skytrain, North Surrey (Development Site) • 11 units Mount Pleasant (5 - 1-bedroom; 6 - 2-bedroom) | Asking $2,095,000 UNDER CONTRACT • 16 Units, Port Alberni, Reduced to $1,797,000 (6.3% Cap) RECENT SOLD • 19 Units, Metrotown For complete information packages including pictures & financials, view online: www.GOODMANREPORT.com

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WORLD CLASS RESTAURANT located on the beach in White Rock, BC, featuring West coast cuisine, top line new equipment in the perfectly designed kitchen, stunning interior with sweeping ocean view. Totally turnkey operation. A must see for the professional restaurateur. $599K BOUTIQUE WINERY located in prestigious South Surrey BC on 14 acres, fully irrigated pastoral farm land along side of the winding Serpentine River. Grape varieties planted in 1992, includes retail sales bldg and production bldgs. Asking Price $2.9M (REDUCED) BOARDING KENNELS for dogs and cats, established in 1970. Excellent reputation, profitable, very clean and well managed kennels. Price includes 5 manicured acres of land in Surrey BC. 2000 s.f. house, and office, rooms for 51 dogs and 19 cats. Asking Price $1.5M HOTEL GIFT STORE CHAIN 5 units, specializing in distinctive quality Canadian gifts, collections and carvings which are the finest in Canada. Very profitable, and well established for many years located in prestigious major hotels in B.C. Price of $749K includes $500K inventory DON CHERRY’S BAR & GRILL property and business, completely remodelled 2010, near new kitchen equipment, strong sales history, located in high development area of Maple Ridge BC, dining 100 seats plus 60 in bar and 28 patio seats. Asking for property and business $1.5M

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SURE SLIM FRANCHISE B.C. International franchised wellness clinic specialising in controlled weight loss and healthy style living. Located in Langley B.C. Well established profitable business with great potential for further growth for the new owner, Full training provided. Asking $179K Wayne Hampton | whampton@shaw.ca or Dennis Germyn | germyn@shaw.ca 604.590.2444 | www.investmentcanada.biz Dennis K. Aitken 403-205-8203

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If either of these requirements have not been met within the nine-month period, the developer must stop marketing; if within three more months such items have still not been obtained, buyers are again provided with the opportunity to freely walk away from their purchase agreements. With strong demand for new homes and correlated rising market values, the pre-sale process seldom had to be considered by the courts during most of this past decade, as buyers were happy to close on real estate that had typically already increased in value from the date of the buyer has had a reasonable their agreement to purchase. opportunity to read the appliThroughout this time, most cable Disclosure Statement. developers and their advisAfter this buyer has signed a ers developed a good working purchase agreement with the understanding of REDMA and developer, REDMA gives the a basic comfort level as to what buyer an additional seven days constituted compliance. to walk away from the agreeMost developers are aware ment with no strings attached. that if they fail to properly This seven-day rescission comply with REDMA, it could is viewed as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cooling offâ&#x20AC;? result in the applicable purchase period, where an otherwise agreement becoming unenfrenzied buyer is able to more forceable. Accordingly, develPETER TOLENSKY carefully review the Disclosure opers have always been well Statement and evaluate his or advised to ensure they comply her purchase decision after leaving the sales with the rules and regulations. centre. As many projects are marketed under REDMA with certain variables still outstanding (such as certain title matters or specific 5FTUJOHUIFNBSLFU The second function that REDMA serves is to amenities added to the project), the law also assist in keeping the multi-family market effi- provides developers with the flexibility to idencient, as it permits developers to determine the tify changes in the project or to correct othviability of a development project by undertak- erwise incorrect information contained in an ing a sales campaign before being required to earlier Disclosure Statement. In most cases, as commence construction and take on the associ- long as such changes do not alter the identity of the developer or signal the appointment of ated cost and risk. Provided that the developer has control of the a receiver (or similar person) to act on behalf relevant lands and has proceeded through the of the developer due to financial problems, municipal entitlement process to a sufficient amendments to the Disclosure Statement do stage, the developer can market the project via not give buyers the ability to break their conthe Disclosure Statement process. tract. REDMA simply requires that any factors Once marketing has commenced, REDMA provides the developer with nine months to that could be expected to affect the value, obtain a building permit and any required price or use of the property must be reflected financing to ensure adequate arrangements in an amendment to the Disclosure Statement are in place for the purpose of installing utili- that is to be filed with the superintendent ties and services associated with the project. of real estate and provided to each buyer.

Laws on condo pre-sales are critical to B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developers and buyers as hot market cools

4VSWJWJOH QSFTBMFT he real estate market continues to be a hot topic in British Columbia, due in large part to property values in this province outshining the rest of Canada. This past decade in particular could be characterized as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;decade of the condoâ&#x20AC;? in B.C, as the public was often inundated with stories of overnight lineups outside of sales centres leading to announced sellouts of many condominium projects. Underlying these news stories is B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Real Estate Development and Marketing Act (REDMA) and its associated regulations and policies. It is an essential piece of legislation that allows the multi-family, new-home market to operate in this environment. An understanding of its function is critical for both developers and property buyers.

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REDMA serves two important functions. The first is as consumer protection legislation. In this function, REDMA regulates how and when real estate developers are permitted to sell residential, multi-family projects to the public and creates the enforcement regime to compel compliance. Not only does REDMA provide for strict rules governing the handling of deposits by developers, but it also creates the rules, which require that buyers be provided with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disclosure Statementâ&#x20AC;? containing certain prescribed information prepared by the developer and filed with the superintendent of real estate concerning their real estate purchase. Under REDMA, a developer may not enter into a purchase agreement with a buyer unless

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The recent global economic woes have not left the British Columbia real estate market untouched. As a result, some buyers have now turned to the courts to seek relief from their contractual obligations under purchase agreements entered into under the REDMA regime. Most notable of these recent cases are the B.C. Court of Appealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision in Chameleon Talent Inc. v. Sandcastle Holdings Ltd. and the subsequent Supreme Court decision of Maguire v. Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ltd. Partnership. The essence of these cases is that the REDMA requirement for a developer to disclose its estimated project construction commencement and completion dates are material items. The courts ruled that developers should be required to amend their Disclosure Statements as soon as the developer knows these estimated dates are incorrect. In both of these cases, the developerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to so comply with REDMA allowed the buyers to walk away from their contracts. As anyone who has undertaken a home renovation can attest, construction timing is perhaps one of the most unpredictable aspects of real estate development. All that Sandcastle and Maguire say is that a delay of many months from the originally estimated timing is considered a fundamental matter. The fact that the associated purchase agreement contains an outside date for completion or that the buyer has been kept informed by the developer as to construction timing through other communications, like project update emails, is not enough. From the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective, in order to adequately protect the buyer, any changes in estimated timing must be communicated via an amendment to the Disclosure Statement. These recent cases clarify that developers are wise to err on the side of caution by filing amendments to Disclosure Statements more frequently and sooner than they may otherwise have previously been accustomed.â&#x2014;&#x2020; Peter Tolensky is a partner in the commercial real estate and development group at Lawson Lundell LLP. He can be reached at 604-6853456.

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Unique & Sound Investment 8-9% NET RETURN Marriott Pinnacle Hotel

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Gorgeous hotel units, â&#x20AC;&#x153;strataâ&#x20AC;? not time share. In one of the top hotels in the city. Located in the best and priciest city location of Coal Harbour, with water and mountain views, steps to new convention centre, Robson St. & Stanley Park. A very healthy return of 8-9% on this carefree and headache free investment by sharing in the total revenue of this destination four star hotel. $218K.

Excellent location King George & 24th Ave. Build townhomes or hold for future development with neighbours. Good spacious rental home plus large garage shop and sheds on property now. Asking $1,500,000

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Gold Dust CafĂŠ Building

FOR SALE OR LEASE Established for over 4 decades; the building is situated in the heart of 100 Mile House. - Main ďŹ&#x201A;oor 2800 SF has full ďŹ xtures for turnkey 72 seat restaurant / cafĂŠ with 2200 SF basement. The 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor ofďŹ ce / retail has 2500 SF with its own entrance and equipped with washrooms. All equipment is included and ideal for owner operator or investment. $529,000. MLSÂŽ Terry A Young 604-970-3808 1-800-665-1455 terry@terryyounghomes.com RE/MAX Crest Realty

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Distribution Warehouse

Located at Duke Point near Nanaimo this 35000 sq. ft. warehouse is ideally situated for distribution of goods to Island locations. Just 5 years old this building has 22 ft. ceilings, ďŹ ve loading bays, 1800 sq. ft. of ofďŹ ce space as well as a 3 bedroom caretaker suite. Now available for sale at $4.3 million or for lease at $9 NNN.

Chilliwack Light Industrial Central location in Chilliwack, this 3000 sq. ft. warehouse light manufacturing facility has ofďŹ ces, mezzanine and upper ďŹ&#x201A;oor ofďŹ ces. Available at $2500 per month Gross or can be purchased at $369,900.

Warehouse in Chilliwack 4600 sq. ft. warehouse for lease in central location in Chilliwack. Permitted use includes light manufacturing, retail, ofďŹ ces, storage etc. The CSM Zone permits a wide variety of uses. This is at Harvard Business Park and has easy and quick access to all transportation routes. Available at $7 NNN

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1050 PACIFIC ST (Main OfďŹ ce Entrance) Unique opportunity to own a dual use strata consisting of a 613 sf ofďŹ ce with street entrance + a 870 sf 2 bdrm suite above. 2nd entrance 2J â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1033 Marina side. $1,099,000 2132 ALBERTA (Near 6th & Cambie) 2357 sf 2 level C1 Zoned building. Rebuilt 10 yrs ago. Lower level is vacant, 2nd level is a private 2 bed, 2 bath residence. Bonus: 1200 sf 3rd ďŹ&#x201A; roof deck. $1,690,900

21427 83rd AVE near 216 St. proposed interchange in Willoughby Heights in Langley. 1.51 acres for sale (65,000 sq ft) + Properties on either side may also be available (for another 3 acres). Currently zoned SR-2. Suburban Residential with 4200 sq ft house & a few outbuildings on property. Potential future re-zoning to Highway Commercial once interchange ďŹ nished in 2013 (strip mall, hotel?) $1,999,000

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LILLOOET LAND FOR SALE - 17 ACRES 1.5 HRS NORTH OF WHISTLER

11880 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11920 96A AVE 4 lots with 275 ft frontage & 36,000 sf of land, zoned single family. Most properties currently rented. Great holding property! Go to web for info package and area video. $2,100,000

8810 TEXAS CREEK RD (8km south of Lillooet) 17+ acres â&#x20AC;&#x201C; view lot on a knoll, drilled well, sweeping views of valley, mountains & river. Golf course nearby. Build your dream home. MUST BE SOLD $139,000

COMMERCIAL DRIVE MEXICAN RESTAURANT

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2095 COMMERCIAL DRIVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ME & JULIO MODERN MEXICAN KITCHEN 1,920 s/f totally renovated new restaurant with 90 seats & 24 on heated patio. Sales $1M/ yr with $75K Net. Lease $6,317/mo all in. 2am license on Fri. & Sat. (until Aug 2012 + 5yr option) $299,000

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FEATURE Downtown operators are squeezed between soaring taxes and stalling demand in green city

1BSLJOHQSFTTVSF PETER MITHAM WESTERN INVESTOR ancouver may aspire to be a walkable, bike-friendly city, but motorists still depend on the car lots scattered through downtown, run by operators including international giant Impark. Smaller players such as Advanced Parking (an independent subsidiary of Impark) and home-grown, city-owned EasyPark, which manages close to 11,000 parking spots throughout Greater Vancouver, also vie for business.

And, on the surface, business is good: Colliers International reports that Vancouver ranks fifth in Canada when it comes to parking costs, with an unreserved monthly parking spot costing an average of $266.81. This compares with a rate in Calgary of $453.38 a month, and a national average of $224.10 a month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a gain of 2 per cent over the previous year. While the rise in parking costs was minimal, it was a sign of strength in a market that had been hit hard by the rise in commercial vacancies of 2009 that diminished demand for parking. It was a different story as the economy began to rebound in 2010, and a similar story awaits in 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the economic environment continues to improve both in terms of business activity and consumer confidence, Colliers anticipates these will create upward pressure on monthly and daily parking rates respectively,â&#x20AC;? said Wayne Duong, Colliersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; director of research, in comments accompanying the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual parking survey. Add in a lack of new supply, especially in Vancouver where thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cap on downtown commuter parking, and business prospects look resilient.

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users think twice about their parking requirements. Gas prices and a hike in Translinkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking sales tax to 21 per cent from 7 per cent mean many commuters are looking for alternatives to the car. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there: the opening of the Canada Line and Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contentious bike lanes are giving commuters more alternatives to the car than ever. The impact is clear: anecdotal reports suggest that occupancy has fallen 10 per cent to 20 per cent over the past year as commuters ditch the car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When other options open up for people, like Canada Line, I think that also motivates people to get out of their car and take transit. Or if we improve the options to ride your bike, people will choose to ride their bike instead of take their cars,â&#x20AC;? said Carli Edwards, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking management engineer, who manages the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationship with EasyPark. While transient parking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which typically accounts for more than half of EasyParkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revenue â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t declined, the hit to monthly contracts from the parking tax was immediate. %FNBOEEPXO â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the introduction of that tax caused a But the high cost of parking is also making number of cancellations for monthly parking

uses planned for the block. Telus wants a landmark development for the site, which it is tipped as developing with Westbank Projects Corp., but the new project will have to respect the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to see commercial space developed as well as adequate parking facilities. The arrangement would likely be similar to a deal the city struck with Bentall for the Bentall 5 project, in which an existing city-owned parkade was incorporated in the new development through an allocation of public parking spots in addition to those required by the development. The pressure on lot owners will still remain, however. Impark didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t return calls seeking comment for this report, but it remains a firm critic of Translinkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking tax. Demand for parking spots doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t waive the tax users have to pay for the privilege of using paid parking, and the impact of the tax has a disproportionate impact on downtown parking lot owners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel it places an unnecessary burden on the downtown and on those that have no other choice but to use a vehicle to come downtown,â&#x20AC;? said Charles Gauthier, executive director of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and a spokesman for Drive Out the Tax, a coalition of business owners opposed to Translinkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking tax. The association would prefer a vehicle levy on all drivers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re waiting to get the numbers for December [2010], but certainly the trend that started last year is continuing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; anywhere from 10 per cent to 20 per cent off previous years before the tax went from 7 per cent to 21 per cent.â&#x20AC;?

on Day 1, as you could imagine.â&#x20AC;? But since the decline in commuter parking was consistent with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal of reducing commuter traffic and saving spots for those who really need them, Edwards said the drop doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t concern the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy with that,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More people will go downtown but the same amount of people will drive. So thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be no more space for vehicle storage downtown, even if we increase office space.â&#x20AC;? With the cap on downtown parking spots, she said the rise in vacancies across downtown is freeing up spaces that will be needed when any one of the six new office towers proposed QFSDFOUUBY for downtown come to completion (this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Combined with the HST, drivers now pay a expected before 2015). 35.5 per cent sales tax on paid off-street parking in Metro Vancouver â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the highest sales tax #FTUVTF on parking anywhere in North America. But lower revenue is combining with a higher tax Gauthier said the resulting lost business burden on owners to push operators to find the will have the domino effect of reducing busihighest and best uses for their sites. Telusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan ness revenue, and in turn property values, by to seek a development partner for its EasyPark- hundreds of thousands of dollars, ultimately managed parkade at Robson and Richards being costing the city millions in lost property tax a case in point, with a mix of office and residential revenue.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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PORT COQUITLAM 4 LOT SUBDIVISON $1,295,000

MOTEL

ESSO STATION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BARRIERE, BC

Surrey Motel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 27 rooms plus managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suite on approx 41,300 sq ft lot. Asking $3,300,000

Renovated Esso Gas Station, C-store, propane truck stop. Truck/car wash plus ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suite. Asking $2,600,000

INDIAN RESTAURANT Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous Indian Cuisine, 170 seat liquor rest. Serving lunch and dinner buffet plus Indian sweets. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a goldmine. Asking $1,100,000

PUB/LIQUOR STORE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BARRIERE, BC Renovated 25 unit motor inn with managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suite, restaurant, pub/liquor store. Asking $2,450,000

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GROUND FLOOR: Esso gas bar/ C-store, and Post ofďŹ ce. 2nd FLOOR: 4 - 2 bedroom apartments. Each unit self contained. Land, Building & Business $2,850,000

HARRISON 1.23 ACRE LOT For potential townhomes

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Net income approx. $148,470/year. Building 23,700 sqft. on 38,000 sqft. lot. Fully rented $2,150,000

Well established c-store/produce & flowers, daily sales over $3800.00 per day plus rental income. Asking $2,000,000 mil with property. Or business only $498,000

ABBOTSFORD COFFEE

INVESTMENT PROPERTY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LANGLEY, BC Excellent investment property for future development. Approximately 39,000 sq ft land, building is used as automotive repair and 3 bedroom apartment. Asking $1,500,000

Specialty coffee/cafĂŠ in a busy strip mall $129,000

GAS STATION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALDERGROVE, BC. Shell Gas Station, convenience store, & propane. Business Only

BOTTLE DEPOT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; TRAIL BC Land, Building & Business. Encorp license, depot, electronics, paint care. $948,000

In-Town Oceanfront Property

Multi-purpose Development Property; 97 acres gently sloping land + approx 19 acres of foreshore with deep water access $3,100,000

Magnificent Waterfront Acreage

245 acres west sloping land approx. 2700â&#x20AC;&#x2122; waterfront; incredible panoramic views; in ALR $3,100,000

Incredible Location!

132 acres just past downtown core; select areas provide stunning ocean & island views; in ALR $849,000

Ideal Agri-Business Opportunity

LOWER MAINLAND PORT COQUITLAM WAREHOUSE

46 PRIVATE ACRES (2 Titles) $6,250,000

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Powell River Investment O P P O RT U N I T I E S

$429,000

BOTTLE DEPOT - ENDERBY, BC Encorp license Bottle Depot. Business with property. $445,000

102 acres fairly level land; many possibilities; easy access; in ALR $569,900

Great Investment Property

30 acre wooded parcel zoned M3 Industrial; easy access; services available $349,000

Aroma's Gourmet Coffee & Lunch

Well established; coffee & Lunch. Well established; steady clientele. Leased space on active business complex; Across from Airport. Financials available. $59,900

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Asking $13,840,000 PRINCE GEORGE, BC – FOR SALE

www.naibusinesses.ca LOWER MAINLAND MILLWORK

VANCOUVER DINNER CRUISE BUSINESS NEW LISTING

s!WARDWINNINGARCHITECTURALMILLWORKBUSINESS s-AJORCLIENTSIN#ANADAAND53! s%MPLOYSLATESTCOMPUTERIZEDTECHNOLOGY s%ARNINGSFORECASTINEXCESSOF 

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$2,000,000 incl. equip & working cap

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$2,500,000 incl. yachts and moorage LADIES FASHION BOUTIQUE NEW LISTING s,ADIESFASHIONSWITHTWOHIGHPROlLERETAILLOCATIONS s#ARRIESGREATBRANDSFROM.ORTH!MERICANAND%UROPE s#OMPUTERIZEDINVENTORYCONTROL s%XCELLENTWEBPRESENCE s7OULDSUITOWNEROPERATORORABSENTEEOWNER

251 Units – 2 Properties

ACREMAINLYBEDROOM UPGRADES ROOFS BOILER MOSTSUITES ETC PERSUITE Asking $11,000,000 PENTICTON, BC – FOR SALE

$195,000 incl. inventory ASKING PRICE $4,690,000

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LOWER MAINLAND ARTS & CRAFTS STORE s4HISBUSINESSISANINSTITUTIONAMONGARTCRAFTSENTHUSIASTSAND PROFESSIONALMODELBUILDERS s)NOPERATIONFOROVERYEARS s%XTENSIVERANGEOFQUALITYPRODUCTS s)DEALBUSINESSFOROWNEROPERATOR

$250,000 incl. inventory

ARRAN HOUSE – 2902 SOUTH MAIN STREET SUITES BUILT SENIORSBUILDING

TWOELEVATORS NEWROOF ASSUMABLEMORTGAGE

Asking $7,500,000

$650,000 plus inventory VANCOUVER BEARD PAPA FRANCHISE REDUCED LOWER MAINLAND METAL FABRICATING COMPANY REDUCED s7ELLESTABLISHED,OWER-AINLANDBUSINESS s3TRONGEARNINGSHISTORYANDHEALTHYMARGINS s3PECIALIZINGINSHEETMETALALUMINUMFORCONSTRUCTION

$2,400,000 incl. equipment & inventory LOWER MAINLAND METAL FABRICATING s3TRUCTURALSTEELMANUFACTURING s3PECIALIZINGINSEISMICUPGRADES s/VERYEARSINBUSINESSWITHLIMITEDCOMPETITION

$110,000 incl. equip LOWER MAINLAND HAIR & BEAUTY SALON REDUCED s/VERYEARSINBUSINESS s&ULLSERVICEBEAUTYSALON sSTATIONS WAXINGROOMS TANNINGMACHINE s,ONGTERMSTAFF s2EVENUEINEXCESSOF 

$590,000 incl. equipment

$288,000 plus inventory

ALF SANDERSON 604-691-6646

DELON CHEUNG 604-691-6654

alf@naicommercial .ca

delon@naicommercial .ca

PAVING BUSINESS – PRINCE GEORGE s2EVENUE-UP sEBITDA+ WITHOWNERWAGE sTONHR"ATCH0LANWITHBAGHOUSE $829,000 including equipment & inventory

EQUIPMENT RENTAL – PRINCE GEORGE REGION sYEARSINBUSINESS s2EVENUEsYRWEIGHTEDEBITDA+ $1,549,000 including equipment

craig@naicommercial.ca

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KEN KIERS

B U S I N E S S E S FO R S A L E BLUEBERRY FARM (Abbotsford) 3ITUATEDONPRIME-ATSQUImATS4HISWELL MAINTAINEDFARMWITHNEW SQFTHOUSEOFFERSMATURE"LUECROPAND$UCE3ET UPFORMACHINEPICK#OMPLETEDRIPIRRIGATIONSYSTEM ....................................$2.1mil JEWELERY STORE – VANCOUVER 6ERYWELLKNOWNSTOREINBUSY6ANCOU VERSSHOPPINGDISTRICT,OWRENT0ROlTOF ............................ $480,000 + Inv. CURRENCY EXCHANGE (Surrey) 0ROlTABLE  YEARS WITH THE CURRENT OWNER SQFT BUSINESS LOCATED AT THE BUSY ROAD 'OOD LEASE AND EASY PARKING ..........................................................................................................................$150,000

CRAIG TENNOCK 604-880-7290

604-514-6830 TF: 1-800-890-9855

kiers@naicommercial.ca

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – FOR SALE

s.EWLYOPENEDFRANCHISEOPERATION s/PPORTUNITYTOBUYATAFRACTIONOFFRANCHISESTARTUPCOST s)DEALOWNEROPERATORBUSINESS s'REATPOTENTIAL

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Asking $4,750,000

PETER SEED 604-691-6608

CHRIS WIESER 604-691-6662

COURT ORDERED SALES 397 Acre Development Site, Sechelt BC s:ONED#$ MIXEDUSERESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL s!PPROXIMATELY FEETOFWATERFRONTON0ORPOISE"AY s Price: $22,250,000 459.1 Acre Development Site, Cranbrook BC s:ONED#$ 5( 2ALLOWINGFORLOWMEDIUMDENSITY RESIDENTIAL s3URROUNDING'ARY0LAYERDESIGNEDGOLFCOURSE sPrice: $17,000,000

RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT (Vancouver) 0RIME +ITS 0OINT SQFT HALFDUPLEXWITHSQFTPATIO5NOBSTRUCTEDVIEWOF6ANIER0ARK ANDHIGHCEILING CROWN MOLDINGS AND SOLID MAPLE HARDWOOD mOORS#OULD BE LEASED AT MONTH .......................................................................................................................... ...$1.38M

3,070 sq. ft. Retail Commercial Development, Pemberton BC s'ASBAR-AC$ONALDSONSITE sPrice: $2,300,000

FURNITURE AND HOME DECORATION (Lower Mainland) #USTOM DESIGN FURNITURE AND HOME ACCESSORIES RETAIL STORE 3ELLING FURNITURE DESIGNBYVERYWELLKNOWSLOCALFURNITURE&ACTORY4HEYCARRYLINEFORHOMEANDCOM MERCIALUSE0ERFECTBUSINESSFORINTERIORDESIGNER$178,000 + Inv.

0.82 Acre Light Industrial Lot, Squamish BC s:ONEDL  ALLOWINGFORINDUSTRIAL RETAILANDCOMMERCIALUSE sPrice: $450,000

RESTAURANT & PROPERTY (Princeton BC) 0OPULAR2ESTAURANTWITH FULLLIQUORLICENSEANDTENANTEDLIVINGACCOMMODATIONUP STAIRS ............. $498,000

165 Acre Development Site, Abbotsford BC s3EVENPARCELSTOTALINGACRES sPrice Reduced: $9,900,000

COFFEE FRANCHISE (Richmond) /NEOFTHEBESTINAVERYATTRACTIVEBUSY AREA0ROlTABLEWITHLONGLEASE ........................................................ $283,000 + Inv. EURO DELI (Coquiltam) 7ELL ESTABLISHEDPROlTABLEDELICATESSENWITHSMOKE HOUSE'OODLEASE .......................................................Assets $183,000 plus Inv.

ELIZABETH WOZNICZKO 604-691-6648 elizabeth@naicommercial.ca

INDUSTRIAL & DEVELOPMENT SITES 12,000 sq. ft. Strata Office/Warehouse, Richmond BC s:ONED) ALLOWINGFORINDUSTRIAL RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONALUSEsPrice: $1,695,000

GARY HAUKELAND OR J.D. MURRAY gary@naicommercial.ca 604-683-7535 jdmurray@naicommercial.ca

Committed to Canada. Connected to the World.


Lower Mainland/BusinessOpportunities A13

WESTERN INVESTOR FEBRUARY 2011

SORRY, YOUR AD IS MISSING...

Residential / Commercial

1955 East Hastings - $1.199 million Freestanding Warehouse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mixed Use 3000 sq ft Main Level plus 3000 sq ft Lower Level and 3000 sq ft upper storage. Parking, Loading Bays Lot 6100 sq ft â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MC-2 Zoning - Residential/Commercial & Light Industrial VENDOR MOTIVATED! Great Opportunity

VANCOUVER

Private Mortgages Been turned down by your lender for ďŹ nancing? Need quick funds? No mortgage is too big or too small. Call me now for a FAST APPROVAL!

CHILLIWACK Commercial Strip Mall - $1.7 million 4 Tenants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Net income $104,000 Solid building / Great Location

AJIT HUNDAL, AMP

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, FRANCHISES & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN WESTERN CANADA

TMG The Mortgage Group Canada

CHILLIWACK 5905 Vedder Rd. $789,000 (Sardis) 6-Plex â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 bedroom units, gas ďŹ replaces Great location! Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Last!

For advertising information call 604-669-8500 or 1-800-661-6988 toll free anywhere in Canada or the USA.

Telephone: 604-614-6899 Toll Free: 1-866-614-6899 138-555 W. 12th, Vancouver BC, V5Z 3X7

CHILLIWACK 46240 Yale Rd. 3 NEW 1000 sq ft Units $199,000 each Perfect for YOUR Business WHY RENT? Call now.

For Sale

INVESTOR ALERT

BURNABY OfďŹ ce Investment

Great investment 19.75 Acres is Zoned for 1 acre, new Sewer Line is only a couple blocks away, potential income 10,000 SF warehouse with 3 cooler and 5 BDRM older house only $3,999,000.00.

CHILLIWACK Laundromat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Business Only $200,000 Turn Key â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Owner Operated Nets approx $80,000 per year Financials Available

- fully leased ofďŹ ce building

31 Acres approximately 15 year old Blueberry farm with 8 bed room house last year berry was around 250,000.00 asking $3,500,000.00

CHILLIWACK 160 Seat Restaurant - $289,000 Assets Only â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Going concern Equipment List available Great location. Shadowed by Safeway

- 34,685 sf gross building area

34 Acres for blueberry or raspberry close to 264 St border in USA. $375K

WE NEED PROPERTIES NOW!!!!!! DESPERATELY NEEDED: COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SHOPPING CENTRES

- two secure levels of underground parking

Great income 16.44 acres blueberry farm with new 7200 SF house, 5 BR and 1 kitch + 1 spice kitch each ďŹ&#x201A;oor, setup for 2 family plus 2nd house have potential income only $2,700,000.00

- 35,565 sf (.81 acre) rectangular site For further details please contact:

AMARJ I T G I L L

KENT CRAIG

604-614-7101 Global Force Realty

(604) 279-3817

kc@kentcraig.com

We have SERIOUS BUYERS Looking for Investment Property

1 BUYER 2 BUYERS

$2-4 Million $5-20 Million

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Own your own IRLY Building Centre dealership. We are seeking entrepreneurs to be part of BCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest building materials and hardware chain. We offer advertising, computer & merchandising support. New and existing locations. Partnership opportunities available. Dealer - owned co-op. Receive rebates & patronage dividends.

LINDSEY GAUTHIER Showcase Realty

Cell: 1.604.798.2977 OfďŹ ce: 1.888.355.6771 Lgauthier@sutton.com

Contact Brad Dixon or Susan Robinson @ 1-800-663-3342swww.irlybird.com

www.naicommercial.ca Commercial Real Estate Services, Worldwide.

ONE HOUR OPTICAL AND HEARING CENTRE

FULLY LEASED LANGLEY INVESTMENT BUILDING CAP RATE 6.1%

MERRITT TRAVEL CENTRE & TRUCK STOP

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ASKING $500,000 plus inventory

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A14 Lower Mainland

www.westerninvestor.com FEBRUARY 2011 WESTERN INVESTOR

ABBOTSFORD INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Airport North Business Park

Airport East Business Park

30553 Great Northern Ave

Just South of Hwy. #1 at Clearbrook Rd.

For Sale or For Lease

Freehold Lots For Sale

32,025 S.F tilt slab building, 24’ clear ceiling height, ample power available, N/G radiant heat installed, Grade Loading, I-2 Zoning. Close to Abbotsford International Airport, Highway 1 and the Abbotsford Auto-Mall. Seller may assist with financing OAC.

Lots from 1 to 11 acres that will be zoned either IB-1 or I-2. Services on the lot line. Ideal for small to medium sized Industrial users. Full information package available soon.

$4,800,000

Maclure Business Park 33403 Maclure Road Rent Month to Month or Lease to Own. Purchase with 90% financing OAC when you combine your first mortgage with a VTB second. Prices start from $1,483 + HST per month.

31877 South Fraser Way For Lease High Exposure Freestanding Commercial Building on 1.25 Acres. Outstanding Commercial Storage Space , 21,530 s.f. with two dock and one grade loading $4.75 per sq ft + HST Gross Lease. Natural Gas Heating, fluorescent lighting and two piece washroom included. 12 parking stalls with gated access.

Commercial Medallion Club Homelife Glenayre Realty Co. Ltd.

Ken Neufeld Business: 604.217.0455 www.abbotsfordicirealestate.com kenneufeld@telus.net


A15

WESTERN INVESTOR FEBRUARY 2011 www.westerninvestor.com

COVER Granville street fight evolves into $10 million lawsuit against City of Vancouver and rental developer

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of the Ahmedsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; property due to loss of safety, security and privacy, the Ahmeds claim.

WESTERN INVESTOR

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The imbroglio also highlights the dangers that lurk for owners of small plots of land adjacent to underused properties, such as singlelevel parking lots. Mohamed Ahmed launched the legal action December 29 after he failed to stave off construction of a 10-storey tower on a singlelevel parking lot next door to the 110-year-old apartment building that he and his wife, Jutta Ahmed, have owned and lived in since the 1968. They allege that developer Blue Sky Properties Inc., which is affiliated with Bosa Properties Inc., attempted to buy the Ahmedsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; three-storey property last year for little more than $1 million. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about half the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assessed value and a tiny fraction of its market value, Jutta Ahmed told Business in Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can buy toilet paper for that,â&#x20AC;? she said. Bosa Propertiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; vice-president of sales and marketing Daryl Simpson denied that his company ever offered to buy the Ahmedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s land. Regardless, the Ahmeds are now faced with the prospect of a 106-unit residential tower abutting both their six apartments and a 390-square-foot balcony, which is carved out of the middle of their old brick building at 1130 Granville Street. The result will be an extreme devaluation

â&#x20AC;&#x153;People in the [proposed building] could jump over to our balcony and rape the people in our building,â&#x20AC;? Mohamed Ahmed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they get drunk and throw a glass it will come in our window.â&#x20AC;? Ahmed said that, were it not for construction next door, his and his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property would be worth up to about $10 million. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the Ahmeds are claiming that amount in their lawsuit. Both developer and city staff say standard procedures were followed when the city rezoned the parking lot and voted to add 63 per cent more allowable density in September. The change allows Blue Sky to develop a structure 5.72-times the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75-foot-wide and 120-foot-deep footprint. The 92-foot maximum allowable height for the proposed structure remains unchanged.

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Ahmed names mayor Gregor Robertson and eight city councillors in his lawsuit because, he alleges in his notice of civil claim, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there can be no doubt of collusionâ&#x20AC;? between those representatives and Blue Sky. Ahmed argues that Robertson and hisVision Vancouver council were so ideologically driven to encourage developers to build market rental housing that they were not concerned with how it would impact his property. One of Robertsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hobby horses during his mayoral tenure has been the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Short Term Incentives for Rental Housing (STIR) program, which aims to boost the market rental housing stock in the city.

Photo: Sam Leung

4FDVSJUZDPODFSOT residential rental project downtown on Granville Street has angered neighbours and prompted a $10 million lawsuit against both the developer and the City of Vancouver.

Mohamed Ahmed fears that a rental construction tower next door will devalue his 110year-old building in downtown Vancouver.

Blue Sky is developing its tower under the STIR program and intends to complete con- 8IBUJT45*3 struction by February 2012. ancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Short Term Incentives for Ahmed pointed to another example of why Rental Housing (STIR) program, which he believes Robertson and city council were came into effect in June 2009, is a 2.5not acting in a transparent way. year program that responds to the market Council voted to change the zoning bylaw rental shortage by providing incentives to for Blue Skyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s site a second time, without encourage the development of new marnotice, on December 14. Council first voted ket rental housing. to rezone Blue Skyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property in June and that STIR encourage projects where up change was confirmed in September when to 100 per cent of new rental units are council voted to enact the bylaw. secured for the life of the building or 60 City director of planning Brent Toderian years, whichever is greater. rejected Ahmedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accusation that the December The STIR incentive package for develchange to the bylaw was either unusual or opers includes: shady. In fact, Toderian stressed, the December sRENTALPROPERTYASSESSMENTONRENTAL change to the bylaw was prompted when city units only); staff made a calculation error when converting sDEVELOPMENTCOSTLEVYWAIVERON square feet to square metres. rental units only); That error found its way into the enacted sPARKINGREQUIREMENTREDUCTIONSON bylaw. Were the bylaw not changed, then rental units only); the entire block of Granville Street between sDISCRETIONONUNITSIZEAND Helmcken Street and Davie Street would be sINCREASEDDENSITYANDEXPEDITEDPERgranted much more permittable floor area than mit processing. council had intended, Toderian said.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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BUILDERS

www.danpreston.ca

1. 80+ units T/H site, Langley

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2. Willoughby area 28 row home lots

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3. 5 acs. NCP coming, nr. 72 Ave $3.5 mil.

SENIOR'S DEVELOPMENT SITE $2,800,000 Foundation in place, tendered plans, permits, ready to build. Income $3,780,000 - Vendor take-back financing.

4. 51 units T/H site, top M/Ridge area 5. 10 acs. res. dev. site-all appâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-build approx. Oct 2011 6. 1+ac. lots subdivision Missionlake-park-resort type setting

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7. 5 acs. NCP very soon $3.5 mil.

Richmond - S.McLennan 27 Units - $5,825,000 38,000 S.F. Lot, .85 FAR

8. N. Langley row home lots, $195,000 each

New West Queensborough 76 Units - $9,250,000 3.28 Acres - NO FAR

2 Surrey motels, $4 mil. each

WANTED

WANTED

CONTAMINATED SITES

B.C. mini-storage up to $1.2 mil.

RAY LEWIS West Coast Realty LANGLEY

604-812-9733

I have experienced buyers for immediate purchase of your site. For more information contact us at 1-888-597-7272

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A16 Lower Mainland

www.westerninvestor.com FEBRUARY 2011 WESTERN INVESTOR

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Abbotsford Development Property 5.2 Acres of fully serviced view property across from new townhouses and just down the road from Ledgeview Golf Course. Contact 604-308-1475

GASTOWN - VANCOUVER • Well-established pub • Approx. 4,500 sq.ft.- Capacity: 192 • Newly re-modelled • New commercial kitchen • Selling assets $300,000 • Lease to be negotiated • Turn-key operation

FOR SALE

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Fully equipped production shop and material inventory. Auto Cad computer system. Customer list.

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LOWER MAINLAND Pub & Liquor Store

A Prosperous New Year of the Rabbit to Everyone

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Kitsilano Condo-Problem Free 16 yr. old • Rainscreened Building • Renovated Studio Suite • West Broadway Location • On major Bus routes • Close to shopping • Rental Ok Can show small positive cash flow with 25% down

MANUFACTURING BUSINESS FOR SALE – GREATER VANCOUVER - Stable, profitable, well established - Growth potential - Long term government contracts - Owner retiring - Annual EBITDA of $580,000 - Asking $2,300,000 plus working capital.

CAMERON PETERS CGA 604-722-4588

604-328-8055 Realtors Welcome

NORTHERN BC PUB Land and Building opportunity Offered at $950,000

MOTELS HOTELS & PUBS throughout B.C.

www.gannetdiesel.com

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619-5410 (604) 862-9915

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Surrey, B.C. Established 1979

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OPPORTUNITY- SURREY, BC

PACKAGE HOME MANUFACTURING COMPANY

604-617-9459 cwpinvest@yahoo.ca

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JOHN JOHNSON Tel: 604-319-2504 Fax: 604-463-5287 PRUDENTIAL STERLING REALTY LTD.

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NIGHTCLUB FOR SALE VANILLA ROOM - LANGLEY 6001 196A Positive cash flow, 8,000 sq ft. club, furniture/fixtures and liquor license included, long term lease in place. $349,000

NIGHTCLUB FOR SALE THE BABYLON - WHITE ROCK 6,000 sq ft club, 8 bar wells, 2 high end VIP rooms, liquor license 7pm to 2am 7 days a week, basement with staffroom and storage, main floor cooler access, 10 year lease ($8,000 p/mo) $170,000

BROOKSWOOD MULTI FAMILY 3760 207th ST, LANGLEY Main house plus 3 suites - potential for a 4th living area! Hardwood floors and newer appliances. 3800 sq ft with 6 bedrooms, 5 Baths, 15,440 sq ft fenced/treed lot garage/workshop. $539,000 $579,000

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uses than Pattison-Reliance plans, but the economics of development have shifted to allow for a more complete mix that diversifies the offering. “It’s a choice-of-use area, which means they don’t have to build office. They could build a larger residential component into the project,” Toderian explained. “But the fact that they’ve built in about 190,000 square feet of office space into the project at the expense of residential, if you will, shows how interested people are in office construction.”

.JYJOHUPUIFNBY PETER MITHAM WESTERN INVESTOR ompact cities don’t happen without complete buildings, and urban land economics in B.C. have helped make mixed-use projects a favourite strategy for developers seeking to satisfy both municipal planning objectives as well as their own cash-conscious pro formas.

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(TOP) The Executive Group Vancouver and Argo Ventures are planning a South False Creek mixed-use project with 500 homes and 40,000-square-feet of retail next to the Olympic Village. (RIGHT) Mix it up: Delta Group’s redevelopment of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia combines hotel, residential and office uses.

The suburbs have seen similar projects – Central City in Surrey is a case in point, where retail space carried the project until the adjoining office tower filled up, while developers have occasionally leveraged existing uses to anchor additions, as in Westminster Centre on Sixth Street, where office space was added three years ago to an existing retail complex.

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The next iteration will be in office towers, including some of the half-dozen actively discussed for possible construction in Vancouver’s downtown core this decade. An outstanding example is Telus’s plan for an office tower at 520 West Georgia Street, adjacent to its existing headquarters, and a residential tower further down the block at Robson and Richards that will support construction of the office component. The scale of the office component – a 22-story tower offering up

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One of the most significant examples is the year-old Woodward’s redevelopment, which combines market and non-market residential units with institutional and commercial space in a $400 million complex funded in large measure by condo sales. Similarly, many of the major new hotel projects gracing downtown incorporated residences targeted to investors that supported development of the hotel itself, as at the Shangri-La and the Rosewood Hotel Georgia . Office space mixed with both retail and residential is also becoming common. “When you look downtown, the developers need to do mixed-use projects to make their numbers work,” said Bob Levine, principal in the Vancouver office of Avison Young Commercial Real Estate. “They’re building new office space at the Hotel Georgia, but the only reason they’re building new office space is because the residential is carrying it.” The same holds true for Jameson House, where residential sales helped make the numbers work for a project commended at its inception by former Vancouver planning director Larry Beasley for breaking ground with its mix of uses in the upscale Hastings Street shopping district. At South False Creek, theExecutive Group Vancouver and Argo Ventures Inc.are planning a South False Creek mixed-use project with 500 “boutique residences” and 40,000 square feet of retail next to the Olympic Village, with completion in mid-2013.

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to 500,000 square feet of office space – is designed to satisfy the city’s desire for commercial space in the core, and the inclusion of the residential site was integral to the project from a financial point. “It’s currently zoned to allow residential and we had anticipated residential there,” explained Brent Toderian, current Vancouver planning director. “By confirming that the rest of the site was going to be for commercial [development] only, and increasing the density of that commercial, council effectively made the rest of the site much more viable for office development.” It’s a slightly different story at the site Pattison Group and Reliance Properties have assembled at Burrard and Helmcken Streets for Burrard Gateway, a mixed-use development that will include retail, residential and a 190,000-square-foot office tower. Toderian said the site could have had a different mix of

But if mixed-use projects make economic sense to developers, they also appeal to investors, for whom they offer diverse revenue streams in a single asset. This is particularly true in competitive suburban markets where the economics of development have typically allowed larger projects – but primarily retail. With the addition o f office space, and in some cases residential (such as Larco Investments Ltd.’s Morgan Crossing project in South Surrey), developers can create a more integrated and attractive environment for residents and workers that give projects a distinctive character and firmer financial footing. “You can argue that mixed-use projects offe a greater diversification of income,” Levine said. “Say the office market is overbuilt: you still have your residential and retail to fall back on.” One recent transaction where a mix of uses was an appealing element was Winnipeg-based Artis Real Estate Investment Trust’s purchase of PoCo Place in Port Coquitlam. The $48 million purchase gave Artis a 163,844square-foot complex split approximately 63 per cent to retail and 37 per cent to office space. While located in the midst of a key commercial area, the presence of a seven-storey office tower made the project stand out for Artis in a retail-heavy neighbourhood. It illustrates the appeal of a diversified property in a market where caution might otherwise

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nary discussions with Ecoasis representatives indicate the company plans to highlight the environmental qualities of Kadenwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final phase when it launches in early 2011. Two phases totalling 40 lots were released prior to the downturn that hit real estate markets in late 2008, but just 18 have been developed. More homes are in the works, however, and realtor John Ryan of Whistler Real Estate Co. Ltd. believes the gondola will generate interest as Kadenwood grows to a critical mass of residences. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The gondola pretty well separates us from n exclusive mountain community above any neighbourhood in North America in terms Whistlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creekside neighbourhood, of ski resorts,â&#x20AC;? Ryan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be interestowned by Intrawest, has been snapped up by a local private investor who plans to lend ing to just see how it does impact the real estate up there.â&#x20AC;? a green tinge to the neighbourhood. Kadenwood is set to have 60 homes when Ecoasis Properties Ltd. bought complete. Kadenwood, a ski-in-ski-out community Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of several development projects launched by Intrawest in the fall of 2001, Ecoasis principal Dan Matthews, a foundat the end of September for an undisclosed ing member of the Canada Green Building amount. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of several assets Intrawest Council, is pursuing. Through Saintsbury has sought to sell as part of a corporate Holdings LLC, Matthews has partnered with restructuring aimed at paying down its debt. the Townline Group in Richmond. He is also Last month, a long-awaited gondola to the exclusive subdivision was commissioned, her- a partner in the EcoUno Land Group, which is active on Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Baja Peninsula. alding a new era for the development. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Peter Mitham/Business in Vancouver â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The gondola] tops off the ultimate enclave in North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top-rated ski resort,â&#x20AC;? Keith McIvor, vice-president of sales for Ecoasis, said in a statement. The gondola is for the exclusive use of residents and guests of Kadenwood, which claims bragging rights as Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only ski-in-ski-out resort community directly accessible by a gontotal housing starts in B.C. soared 43 dola. Developed by Doppelmayr Garaventa per cent in December, compared with Group at a cost of $3.5 million, the gondola a month earlier, reports Central 1 Credit rises 710 vertical feet on a 25 per cent slope. Union. At 31,500, year-end 2010 posted The gondola didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come without a fight, the highest seasonally-adjusted rate in two however. years, and led by multi-family construction. Kadenwood residents took Intrawest to court to secure the lift, which was part of the original rezoning application Intrawest presented to local councillors, including Ken Melamed, now Whistlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intrawest was going to do a number of amenities, including trails, a park, a playground,â&#x20AC;? Melamed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was some skiin-ski-out potential, and this lift. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a he City of Richmond is mapping out bit of a challenge to watch the time itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken land reserved for industrial development for the gondola to be built.â&#x20AC;? over the next 30 years to add to its existing The liftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s completion is a positive sign for 34 million square feet of industrial space. the community, and Melamed said prelimiWorking with AECOM, a global architec8 ) "5 ¤ 4  ) " 1 1 & / * / (  * /

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floor space. Under one scenario, industrial use would also be permitted in second-storey locations, perhaps above retail outlets on No. 3 Road, with access to industrial space at the rear of the building. Steveston Village is proposed for a variety of maritime-oriented industrial users. Richmond Council expects to be voting on the proposal early this year.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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REGIONAL ROUNDUP Sooke balances commercial land demand with an outstanding coastal lifestyle

3FBMXFTUDPBTU WESTERN INVESTOR ooke, about 45 minutes northwest of Victoria, close to the southern terminus for the famous West Coast Trail, takes its name from theT’Sou-ke First Nations people, the first inhabitants of the area. The area’s traditional industries have been logging and fishing. Today, tourism and commuting have become the important factors in the economy of the region.

The town and district, with a population of about 12,000, continues to balance demand for commercial and industrial development with its bucolic lifestyle. The balancing act is taken seriously in a town where saving trees appears as important as new development. This was seen recently when Sooke council held a special meeting to decide the future of two old Douglas firs in the centre of town at the Evergreen Mall. The resulting decision to remove the big trees – considered a hazard to Hydro installations – 12 days before Christmas sparked controversy, especially since one of the 150-year-old trees had traditionally been decorated with Christmas lights. “I am appalled at the destruction,” was a typical comment on a citizen blog set up to defend the trees. Still, the District of Sooke has not shied away from encouraging new development. Last year Council launched an incentive program that provides tax holidays and other relief for new commercial and residential projects in the village’s downtown. It has apparently paid off. Last month Prestige Hotels was hiring staff in preparation for the opening of its Prestige Oceanfront Resort & Convention Centre fronting Sooke’s harbour. Meanwhile the new Mariner’s Village, the only new condominium project under construction in Sooke, reported that 75 per cent of the first phase had sold out. The development

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boasts a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and loft condominiums and townhouses, according to Connor Developments, which expects the first phase to complete this spring.

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When built out, Mariner’s Village will be a blend of 375 dwelling units and approximately 100,000 square feet of commercial space, including a medical clinic, as well as a 176-slip marina, boardwalk and public wharf, all in the heart of Sooke. Mariner’s Village marketing manager Darin Chamberlain of Sutton Group West Coast Realty said the project, where units are mostly priced in the $400-per-square-foot range, has drawn a mix of “savvy” investors and owner-occupiers. “Investors are attracted when they see $400 per square foot right on the waterfront,” Chamberlain said. He added that Prestige has a bid to provide floatplane services nearby, which he said could boost the investment potential at the development.

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lans for a large resort project at Port Renfrew near Sooke on Vancouver Island has drawn a wave of protests led by surfers, environmentalists and local First Nations. The plan’s opponents met in Victoria in December for a demonstration against developer Ender Ilkay’s plan to build 279 vacation cottages, retail and a recreation centre on the near-500-acre site. “We are going to start campaigning for a moratorium on the resource lands until they have identified nodes for economic development,” said Gordon O’Connor of the Dogwood Initiative, an environmental group that organized the meeting with the Jordan River Steering Committee and Forest Action Network. The meeting was chaired by former federal environment minister David Anderson, according to a report in the Victoria Times Colonist. Pacheedaht Chief Marvin McClurg is supporting the proposed resort, but other band members said they have not been consulted. A retail component is being added, too, but The seven parcels, stretching over seven Chamberlain was shy on naming the retailers kilometres beside the West Coast Trail, who will be setting up shop. were bought by Ilkay after the province A separate ocean-view condominium devel- let Western Forest Products (WFP) take opment, Harbour View Centre, is in the plan- 28,000 hectares of private land on the ning process for a 32-suite project, but so far Island out of tree farm licences. construction has not proceeded past site prepaWFP then put 2,550 hectares of land in ration. the Juan de Fuca electoral area up for sale. The Capital Regional District quickly *ODFOUJWFT bought some of the highest-profile land, Sooke’s downtown incentive plan was instru- near Jordan River surfing sites and other mental in getting the Mariner’ – s Village proj- popular recreation areas, as parkland. ect underway, the developer confirms. A new official community plan and The incentives are in the form a local bylaw land-use bylaws for 132,000 hectares that provides for a tax exemption for LEED- of rural resource lands emphasizes wilstandard revitalization projects, waiver of derness but potentially allows low-key fees and charges and the creation of a capital tourism development and resource extracimprovement reserve to encourage commercial tion. Photo: Andrea Johnson/Tourism BC

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of Nanaimo

JAY COUSINS

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JAY COUSINS


A24 Vancouver Island

www.westerninvestor.com FEBRUARY 2011 WESTERN INVESTOR

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COMMERCIAL STRATA DOWNTOWN COMOX -Hi proďŹ le, hi trafďŹ c location w/ huge street frontage -840 s.f. in prestigious Comox Quay Asking $340,000 GROCERY STORE/BAKERY WITH RESIDENCE -desirable Bates Beach area -nearest competition 3.5 km -separate bakery & store businesses down -3 bdr residence up -includes ½ acre, 3100 s.f. bldg, garage, sheds. Asking $399,000 7.5 ACRES LOT, ALR ZONED -piped water in ground at each end of property -area of Country Hobby Farms & Estates -just 5 minutes South of Courtenay Asking: $250,000 MATERNITY BUSINESS -also sells infant, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wear, carriers & consignment -exclusive rights to Beco Baby Carriers, & Skip Hop products -busy main street location in downtown Courtenay Asking $49,900

ROB PHILLIPS R. MIKE MULLIN, CGA TF: 1-800-715-3999 TF: 1-855-650-6560 Email: mullin@telus.net Cell: 250-897-8508

CASTLE COVE Home is located on a secluded sandy bay within walking distance of Chemainus, Vancouver Island, home of world famous murals and dinner theatre. Accessible by boat or road. On sewer and water only 1 hour drive from Victoria. Presently a private home with three suites used as a holiday house with great potential for a luxury resort with ďŹ ne dining. 180â&#x20AC;&#x2122; beach front with 240â&#x20AC;&#x2122; views. Great for swimming and boating. A unique castle style home sitting on the oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge, very quiet and private.

rob@robphillips.ca

DAWN SNELL

www.robphillips.ca

OfďŹ ce (250) 246-4966 Direct Line: (250) 246-0331 www.dawnsnell.com WEST COAST REALTY

Coombs $85,000 Prancing Pony Gifts in the side portion of World famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goats-On-The-Roofâ&#x20AC;? Coombs Country Market. Central Vancouver Island $559,000 Seller ďŹ nancing available. Forest Coach Tours Ltd. Forest Transport Services Ltd. www.forestbustours.com Parksville $1,300,000 Approximately 1300 feet boarding on the new Island Highway. Forest Coach Tours Ltd includes 9.35 acres, 1962 sq.ft industrial shop with 3 phase power and out buildings.

and higher-density development in the town Lower Mainland centre. LEED-certified buildings could be eligible for a 100 per cent rebate on the municipal Straight property taxes in the first year, 60 per cent in of Georgia the second and 30 per cent in the third. Vancouver For high-density residential, incentives Island extend to reductions in property taxes and building permit fees and up to 30 per cent cut Sidney in development cost charges, Port Renfrew 17 Despite the incentives, not much new com14 mercial real estate development has taken Langford SOOKE place in the past year, confirms John Vernon, â&#x153;Ş Victoria Salish Sea a local Re/Max realtor. The local Shoppers Drug Mart has expanded and there has been 4PPLF #$ jostling of tenants in the downtown retail strip, Population 12,000 he said. Average detached house price $380,000 The Sooke business community is based in New-condo prices, per sq. ft. $400 the downtown core and consists of two grocery Main employers Tourism, commercial stores, pharmacies, a hardware store, two shopfishing, government ping malls, several financial institutions and medical services. There are also a number of home-based businesses and a nearly sold-out industrial park. In Sookeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunriver Estates subdivision, new houses start at $340,000, though many are -PXDPTUIPNFT priced in the $600,000 range, Vernon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;About 90 per cent of workers in Sooke comWhile its proximity to Victoria would sugmute to Victoria,â&#x20AC;? Vernon said, noting that in gest a large retirement population, Vernon said Sooke, real estate is primarily residential. a number of young families are also buying The average price of a Sooke detached in Sooke to take advantage of its recreationhouse, according to the Victoria Real Estate al opportunities. The beaches from Sooke Board, is $380,000, virtually unchanged from Harbour along the 74 kilometres of Pacific a year ago and far below the Greater Victoria Marine Circle Route to Port Renfrew, offer average of $647,063. spectacular views and fishing, he noted.â&#x2014;&#x2020; ry

JO KLASSENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RESTAURANT: -17 years, highly successful -sells more seafood than any restaurant on Vancouver Isl.! -over 46,000 meals sold per year!! Asking $339,900

Comox Valley www.coastrealty.com

Port Alice $625,000 Port Alice RV Park, Campground, Restaurant & Laundromat

Great Commercial / Residential Condo Acreage PRIME LOCATION IN SOOKE TOWN CORE CTC1 Zoning is Highest and Best Zoning Available!

Ucluelet $959,000 2 acre Fishing unloading and ice plant. 500 lineal feet waterfront plus foreshore rights.

â&#x20AC;˘ 1.71 Acres, Near All Amenities. â&#x20AC;˘ Ideal for phased Commercial Units on ground level with Ocean View Condos above.

Parksville $525,000 4.3 acres of land on the new Island Hwy.

â&#x20AC;˘ Zoning allows Medical Center, Retail, Shopping Centre, Hotel, Motel, Theatre & more!

REBCO Manufacturing Ltd $50,000 REBCO truck boxes(beds) and liners for full size trucks

â&#x20AC;˘ Existing 2 bdrm house and detached 2 car garage. MLS 277854 Only $1,350,000

RICHARD GOLDNEY 1-800-668-3622 sold@richardgoldney.com RE/MAX ANCHOR 113 2 Ave W Box 1890s1UALICUM"EACH "#s60"

Colin Corby & Associates 250.642.6361

F U L L PIC T U R E S O N L I N E

www.rgoldney.com

Coast Capital Realty

NEW PRIME RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE CENTRALLY LOCATED NEXT TO POPULAR RETAILERS SUCH AS CENTRALLY NEXT SHOPPERSLOCATED DRUG MART TO POPULAR RETAILERS SUCH AS SHOPPERS DRUG MART.

COMOX

LANGFORD CONDO SITE APPROVED FOR UP TO 188 UNITS EXCELLENT LOCATION LOCATED NEXT TO COSTCO, A SHERATON HOTEL, HOME OUTFITTERS, AND MANY OTHER RETAIL STORES 2.34 ACRES OF POTENTIAL

Please visit our website or call for more details.

monarkinvestments.ca

604-592-7250

Financing Available. Potential Trades.

WWWCOLINCORBYCOMscolin@colincorby.com

NANAIMO | VANCOUVER ISLAND

VANCOUVER ISLAND Comox Valley

DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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MOTEL NEAR DEPARTURE BAY FERRY REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! 21 Units plus Owner's TWO PRIME LOCATIONS FOR SALE WITH POTENTIAL FOR CAREHOME OR CONDO SITES

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3&5"*-from A23

COMOX VALLEY,

Residence. Designated for 6 Storey Commercial OfďŹ ce / Residential Mix. The site is perfectly located wih great access and Hwy Exposure. Enjoy current income while planning a higher and better use for the site!

COMING SOON 47 Unit apartment block, substantially renovated.Top of its class in this City. Zero Vacancy. Excellent Management, Cap @ approx. 9% Ask. Watch for this exciting Investment. Call ROB for info.

Asking $1,500,000 Call DARWIN for info. OCEAN & CITY VIEWS! 12.4 ACRE SITE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY 10 RES. LOTS PLUS 26 LUXURY TOWNHOMES. Located in an upscale residential neighbourhood close to Vancouver Island University. This RS-8 site has all necessary designs, plans, reports & approvals in place. The Development Permit is ready to be issued after conďŹ rmation or any modiďŹ cations a new Purchaser may want. All services & approvals are available to be in construction this year! Call DARWIN for info.

WATERFRONT COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT ONE OF THE LAST ON LAKEFRONT! Commercial re-zoning allowed, excellent hwy visibility and ease of access via parallel side business road. Unique older home on site would allow conversion to medical or other professional ofďŹ ces. Call DARWIN or ROB for info.

UNIQUE BUSINESS AND PROPERTY OPPORTUNITY FOR A JOINT VENTURE REQUIRED FOR A LEADING HATCHERY One of the best Hatchery establishments on the Southern B.C. Coast. Excellent location offering perfect conditions for product success. Over 25 years of husbandry make this operation a leader in its ďŹ eld. Hatchery occupies 12 freehold waterfront acres on a spectacular lake on Central Vancouver Island. All foreshore leases, water licenses and required permits are in place. Business involves all aspects from wild salmon enhancement, egg development and shipment to Asian destinations, and the raising of smolts for various specialty sea farm operations. Further detailed information is available for qualiďŹ ed investors.

Call ROB for info.

MULTI USE DEVELOPMENT SITE Great development potential in the rapidly expanding area of Chase River in South Nanaimo. 8.91 acres, 4.3 acres usable, higher density residential and Commercial uses. Adjacent to Highway 19A. Easy access.

OUTRIGHT PURCHASE OR POSSIBLE JV OF A UNIQUE AQUACULTURE SEA FARM

for further development is also available. Located in the best part of Port Alberni next to North Island College & other amenities.

Turnkey facility waiting to be restarted into production. Excellent location in the Barkley Sound, PaciďŹ c Rim area of the West Coast. This location for a Sea Farm is noted as one of the best. Expansion possible to other neighboring areas to create a nucleus of farms. Consultation available to train staff, workers and manager in all operations of the sea farm. All permits in place. Currently priced for an outright sale @ 35% of that of a new facility. JV will depend on investment required.

Call ROB for info.

Asking $550,000 Call ROB for info.

Asking $2,800,000 Call DARWIN for info. EXCLUSIVE LISTING - CAREFREE INVESTMENT 16 UNITS! 6 yr. old Apt./Townhome project in Port Alberni. Fully leased to Gov't. Agency. $1,797,000 Additional adjoining land

Darwin Mahlum Robert Borden

250.760.1066

Vancouver Island's Leader. DEVELOPMENT, LAND, RES/COMM PROJECTS, & MARKETING

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84 UNIT HOTEL

New development on Ucluelet harbour located next to main pier in centre of town. Heavy tourist area. Commercial/ Residential mix. Further info available

3.42 acres, approx. 450 ft of waterfront, great privacy with a large well maintained 3600 sq ft home. Southeast exposure with great views and marine trafďŹ c to watch. Subdivision possibility in to 2 parcels without compromising the privacy. PRICED AT $1,500,000

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POWELL RIVER OPPORTUNITIES

BOSTON PIZZA

Established profitable location UNLIMITED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

12 UNIT OCEAN VIEW TOWNHOUSE

MEXICAN CASA & CASITA

Welcome to Cedar Lodge currently running as a B&B, but why not consider a Health Centre, Wellness Spa or Adventure Retreat? Resort has recently completed upgrades to offer four self contained suites, a huge custom kitchen and vaulted great room. All bedrooms and suites have decks or patios and there is a wonderful glassed in porch next to the kitchen. Brand new shop, 2 double carports and lots of parking. There is also an updated three bedroom house located on this private 3 1/2 acre lot. $750,000

2 buildings for sale. Each building has 6 2-bedroom town homes in it. Each unit offers a covered patio and porch, ocean view deck and a large carport. Town homes have oak ďŹ&#x201A;oors under carpets and concrete block construction to provide sound and ďŹ reprooďŹ ng. There are also 2 separate laundry and utility buildings plus extra parking with paved lot. Good income and cash ďŹ&#x201A;ow. call now for all the details. $495,000 REDUCED TO $395,000 until Feb 28/11.

Unique and charming residential/commercial property on 1/4 acre in the heart of downtown Powell River with a stunning ocean view home, a large private organic garden/orchard and glass greenhouse. As a bonus, the property includes a small restaurant, located directly on Marine Avenue. Aside from the stunning ocean views, this property is ideally positioned for taking advantage of trafďŹ c on Marine Ave. This business is currently being rented and operated as a restaurant and brings $1,250 a month in rent. $420,000

AARON MAZUREK, PREC. 1-604-414-8699

42 STRATA SUITES IDEAL FOR GROUP PURCHASE

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Calgary. Bought as part of Prestigious’ investment property portfolio. Price: $14.6 million.

Deal: 46,365-square-foot industrial building on 1.97 acres, Burrows Road, Richmond. Price: $4.8 million. Deal: 9,000-square-foot commercial building on 8,162-square-foot corner property, Main Street, Vancouver. Price: $2.6 million. DTZ agent Stephen Webber sold the following: Deal: 12,969-square-foot commercial site, Burrard Street, Vancouver. Price: $7.6 million.

29,197-square-foot retail building, Prince George, sold for $3 million.

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From: NAI Commercial, Vancouver. NAI agents Terry Harding and Jackson Tang From: LandQuest Realty, New Westminster. listed and sold the following: LandQuest agent Matt Cameron sold the Deal: Apartment-building portfolio of three properties sold for Boardwalk Equities. following: Deal: 9,000-square-foot log home on 90 acres Calgary, 105 units; Coquitlam, 41 units; and of waterfront, North Thompson River near Burnaby, 79 units. Price: $32.8 million. Kamloops. Bought by a European investor NAI agent Jon Meder sold the following: with plans for an equestrian centre. Price: Deal: 20,000-square-foot office building, Recently completed a major commercial Columbia Street, New Westminster. Price: real estate deal? Send details for a free $1.85 million. $1.77 million. report here to: wieditor@biv.com. From: McLeod Realty Team, Edmonton. NAI agents Ken Hicks and Ken Kiers of McLeod owner Robert McLeod reports the NAI Langley sold the following: Deal: 27,912-square-foot mini-storage facility following: Deal: Lease and sale of six-bay, 12,588- on three acres, with 145 units, in Parksville. Sold square-foot commercial property on 91 for Storage Vault CDN to Younghusband Street, Edmonton. Price: Units sold for an Holdings. Price: $2.8 million. average of $200 per square foot; leases for NAI agent Peter Seed sold the following: Deal: 29,197-square-foot retail strip mall on an average of $13 per square foot. 2.39 acres, Tabor Boulevard, Prince George. From: Prestigious Properties Group , Price: $3 million. Canmore. Prestigious senior vice-president Scotty Grubb reports the following: From: DTZ Barnicke, Vancouver. DTZ agent Luxury log home on 90 acres of riverfront Deal: 120-unit apartment building, N.W. Dan Mussendon sold the following: sold for $1.85 million.

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NANAIMO & VANCOUVER ISLAND PROPERTIES

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NORTH ISLAND HOTEL & PUB, WINE & BEER STORE 50 Rooms and restaurants. 2 lots. Over 3.9 Million annual sales. $2,995,000

1 BEDROOM PLUS DEN $239,900 WATERFRONT TOWNHOME 1740 SF 2 bedrooms, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, roof top patio. $599,000

HERITAGE APTS & PUB 13 small apartments. 115 seat pub leased. 1 commercial space - leased. Generating over $10,000 monthly. Asking $1,100,000

NEW WALK ON WATERFRONT TOWNHOME $509,000 NO GST, NO HST NANAIMO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Lease with option to purchase this Nanaimo restaurant lounge fresh food market. Popular martini lounge with adjoining fresh food market convenience store. 70 seat lounge and restaurant. 18 seat patio. All equipment. $124,500

WATERFRONT FIXER UP HOME PLUS COTTAGE On beautiful Protection Island. Sewer & water. 10 minutes by ferry to Nanaimo. $529,900

FORECLOSURE COURT ORDERED SALES 3 ACRE TOWNHOME DEV SITE Stunning ocean view up to 30 units. $995,000 FORECLOSE DOWNTOWN NANAIMO OCEAN VIEW Mid Rise Development site. Zoned C28, allows for commercial and multi family. -iiÀʈÃʓœÌˆÛ>Ìi` $695,000 26 UNIT CONDO DEVELOPMENT SITE Fabulous ocean views. 1 acre. Financing available. Approved plan with city. $795,000 FORECLOSURE OCEAN VIEW DEVELOPMENT 9 Acre, 30 lot subdivision in Chase River Quiet neighbourgood property is beautifully treed And would accommodate 30 – 36 single family homes or small lots. Mortgager may finance. Trades welcome. œÀiVœÃÕÀiÊ*ÀˆVi\ $995,000

HOTELS & PUBS FULLY SERVICED HOTEL Recently renovated, 30 rooms, 125 seat pub, wine and beer store. Generating over $1.5 million annually and growing. $1,790,000

38 Front Street Units for sale. Call Dale for available units.

FULL FACILITY SUPER 8 MOTEL Central/southern Vancouver Island. High profile Location. 36 rooms, with franchised restaurant that includes 125 seat pub 1.5 acre property. $3,950,000

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HOTEL & WINE & BEER STORE 8 suites, pub. Close to Nanaimo airport. $1,190,000

INCOME PRODUCING + REVENUE PROPERTIES NANAIMO DUPLEX 3 bedrooms per side, 2 separate titles. Excellent income. $419,000 71 UNIT APARTMENT BLOCK 4 separate buildings. New Renos. Over $500,000 spent. North Island location. Over $27,000 monthly income. Management in Place. $2,350,000

HERITAGE APARTMENT BLOCK 13 self contained units. 1 commercial space plus lease pub & license. Gross revenue $10,000/month. Asking $999,000

FOR LEASE – JUST LISTED 115 Seat Pub. Central Vancouver Island area. >Ê >iÊvœÀÊ`iÌ>ˆÃ

DEVELOPMENT SITES NORTH NANAIMO OCEAN VIEW CONDO DEV SITE Trades Welcome. Approved plan with city for 23 units. $459,000 3 ACRE OCEAN VIEW DEV SITE North Nanaimo unrestricted ocean view. f£°£Êˆˆœ˜ OCEAN FRONT CONDO DEV SITE 24 units, approved plan, overlooks new marina. Presale included. $1,500,000

HOME WITH SUITE ON 1.6 ACRES Subdividable property. $459,900

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5 PLEX NANAIMO 5 meters, over $4,500 monthly revenue. Asking $749,500

JUST LISTED; FANTASTIC OCEAN VIEW RM-5 Dev site, urestricted views, overlooks cruise ship pier. Approved for 36 condos, No DCC’s. $729,000 NORTH NANAIMO 51 UNIT APPROVED PLAN FOR OCEAN VIEW CONDOS Over 1/2 acre site. Financing available. Asking $1,250,000 23 ACRES $459,000 40 ACRE PARCEL Subdividable into 5 acre country estates. Priced at S595,000 PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEW DEV. SITE 24 Lots approved residential subdivision property Cost estimates available. Asking $1,475,000 30 ACRE FARM – NANAIMO Jingle Pot Area. f£°£Êˆˆœ˜ 140 ACRE DEV. SITE Nanaimo $3,990,000

OCEANVIEW 3-PLEX South Vancouver Island. Excellent Income. $369,000

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GARY HOOGE

604-533-3491

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604-533-3491

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xLocation: Lickman Rd. Interchange and Hwy 1 Chilliwack Usage: Warehousing, food processing, manufacturing, general commercial and light & heavy industrial uses. Outside storage

FOR SALE IN CHILLIWACK LIVE/WORK OPPORTUNITY xMixed use 3,250 sq. ft. building x4 Bays with in floor radiant and

xSeparate 3 bdrm, 2 bath

separate gas and electric meters xResidential units above

xClose to airport and suitable for

residential unit with 1 bay shop airport related use

SALE $689,900

FORECLOSURE PROPERTY x8,940

sq. ft. building renovated xPriced below appraised value xCompletely

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FORECLOSURE PROPERTY x11,293

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street exposure of City Parking xRenovated in 2007

SALE $975,000

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xCompletely Renovated xIn Harrison Hot Springs x1,057 sf strata property x Fully Leased- 7% CAP

xIdeal opportunity for live/work xProperty is .60 acres xModular home & Restaurant xZoned C2 (HWY Commercial)

SALE $219,900

SALE $177,900

1 ACRE INDUSTRIAL LIVE/WORK PROPERTY x2,843 sq. ft. 4 Bedroom Home xGreat living space xZoned CD14 - Outside Storage

xLight xIdeal

Industrial/Commercial for Automotive, woodwork, Machine Shop, Warehouse, Distribution

SALE $649,900

INDUSTRIAL LAND 2 LOTS - 1/2 ACRE EACH Zoned M-2 $339,000 EACH 1 LOT - 10.6 ACRES Dual Zoning M-3 & M-4 $4,850,000

Lots are level with compacted gravel base x Offering dual road frontage xManufacturing, distribution, outside storage, warehousing, food processing, etc. x

FOR LEASE Lease from $12$13/sq ft. xWell Located next to new Safeway xSpace available 850 to 7,000 sq ft xOn site parking and good access

Lease $12/sq ft. xRetail - 2,060 sq. ft. xExcellent exposure xNew tenant incentive

Lease from $6.50$14/sq ft. xOn high traffic corner x806 to 1,900 sq. ft. xWell maintained building

Bob Plowright RE/MAX Bob Plowright Realty CHILLIWACK, BC 1-800-830-7175 - 604-858-7179 bob@bobplowright.com www.bobplowright.com

OFFICE FOR SALE

Langley, BC #104-6351 197th Street. A rare opportunity to own a 1446 sq.ft. office in a Prime Langley location, the ‘Willowbrook Professional Centerî. The office has two entrances and parking at both front and rear of building. Office should lease out between $17-$20 / sq ft. Immediate Possession.

RE/MAX TREELAND

Western Investor February 2011 Section A  

Commercial Real Estate, Franchises and Business Opportunities in Western Canada

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