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www.naicalgary.com FOR SALE/LEASE 1499 - 17 Avenue SW Calgary Size - 2,444 sq. ft. Asking Price - $1,000,000 Lease Rate - $26.00 p.s.f.

INVESTMENT SALE Foothills Industrial Calgary 9% Cap Rate - 63,000 sq. ft. - 2.6 acres - 10 year term Daniel Goldstrom Tel: (403) 809-8326 dgoldstrom@naicalgary.com FOR SALE/LEASE 97 Prairie Place SE, Calgary Size - 4.7 Acres Asking Price - $1,699,000 Zoning - Light Industrial

Daniel Goldstrom Tel: (403) 809-8326 dgoldstrom@naicalgary.com

PRIME HOTEL SITE Location: Calgary, AB Direct Access to Airport, 2.56 +/- Acres $2,560,000 Jim Courtney Tel: (403) 291-8873 jcourtney@naicalgary.com INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES SOUTHERN ALBERTA HOTELS AND MOTELS - Three motels can be purchased as a portfolio or separately. Total over 300 rooms 8% cap rate on existing cash flow - 160 plus rooms full service hotel 80% plus occupancy Very Attractive Capitalization Rate AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE We have a selection of gas bars with convenience stores as well as some with additional services including liquor stores, RV pads, storage etc. available in Southern Alberta. Numerous other opportunities available in Western canada. All information on these opportunities will be treated on a proprietary and confidential basis. Contact: Jim Balfour Tel: (403) 291-8860 jbalfour@naicalgary.com

Contact: Tim Anderson Tel: (403) 291-8866 tanderson@naicalgary.com

INVESTMENT LAND FOR SALE • Located in an established commercial area, 6 km west of Calgary • Ideal for owner/user • 2.53 acres of development land; last parcel in Cell Subdivision B • Excellent access to trans Canada Highway Shane Olin Tel: (403) 708-9086 solin@naicalgary.com

Deb Wallace Tel: (403) 291-8862 dwallace@naicalgary.com

Wing Tang Tel: (403) 291-8872 wtang@naicalgary.com

FOR SALE - 17,600 sf in Calgary: retail/apartment building - Fully Leased - 7,000 sf in Calgary: retail/industrial building - Fully Leased - Development Opportunity - Okotoks - 16,000 sf - 2 Acre Multi Residential Site - Calgary Region - Foreclosure - 8,000 sf High Density Dev. Site - Calgary Core - Foreclosure Shane Olin Tel: (403) 708-9086 solin@naicalgary.com FOR SALE Pub For Sale Great Inner City Location $575,000 Restaurant For Sale Located on busy 17th and 37th Street Great Lease in Place "Reduced Price" Blair Mastin Tel: (403) 291-8869 bmastin@naicalgary.com

Colleayn Mastin Tel: (403) 291-8868 cmastin@naicalgary.com

BUSINESSES FOR SALE FLOOR COVERINGS CALGARY AREA Established more than 20+ years. Stable staff, long term customers. Revenue $5M & steady. EBITDA $460K (2010). $2,099,000 includes working cap. HVAC MANUFACTURER ALBERTA 2011 revenue est. $4M and profitable. Custom air handling manufacturer. In business over 20 years. Direct and indirect fired air. Under $1.7M earnout considered. EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRINCE GEORGE REGION 20 years in business. Revenue $1.25M, 5 yr weighted EBITDA $569K. Equipment FMV $1.5M (NBV $654K). Purchase land and buildings option. $1,549,000 For a List of All Businesses Call: Craig Tennock Tel: 1-877-880-7290 craig@naicommercial.ca

Calgary Office #211, 4014 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB T2G 2R7 • Phone: (403) 214-2344 FAX: (403) 214-0244 BUILT ON THE POWER OF OUR NETWORK. OVER 355 OFFICES WORDLWIDE.

19 OIL CAPITAL RUNNING EMPTY

Fort McMurray faces severe land shortgage

Shane Olin Tel: (403) 708-9086 solin@naicalgary.com

Shane Olin Tel: (403) 708-9086 solin@naicalgary.com

INTERIOR B.C. • ALBERTA • SASKATCHEWAN • MANITOBA SECTION

Housing official Bryan Lutes warns hot demand is burning through all serviced land in the city

11 GAME FEVER COOLED FAST

One year after Olympics sees lower visitors in Whistler and Vancouver 29 BRANDON VOTES ATTITUDE

New mayor sets bold, pro-growth strategy

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

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B2 Interior British Columbia Colliers International Centre Group Commercial Realty Kelowna, B.C. 250.763.2300

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Colliers International Centre Group Real Estate Services Kamloops, B.C. 250.372.7000

www.colliers.com/kelowna

INCOME PRODUCING - KELOWNA

PRIME DEVELOPMENT SITE WINFIELD TOWN CENTRE

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s&ULLYLEASED#25ANDFREESTANDING RESTAURANT s#ORNERLOCATION HIGHVISIBILITYONACRES Priced at $2,500,000 JEFF HUDSON ( Personal Real Estate Corp ) MARSHALL MCANERNEY (Personal Real Estate Corp)

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s#OMMERCIAL &!2 ACRES $5,999,000 s!DDITIONAL ACRES $3,575,000 Priced at: $8,999,000

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s-AGNIlCENTNATURALSITEFORAHOTEL 26 RESORTOR%CO!DVENTURE4OURISM sACRESOFRAREANDUNIQUENATURAL ASSET MIKE GEDDES

MULTI - FAMILY LAND Summerland Waterfront ACRES SANDY BEACH SINGLEFAMILYDEVELOPMENTSITE Vernon  FEETOFWATERFRONTON,AKE /KANAGAN0OTENTIALFORSINGLE FAMILYHOMES$6.0 M St. Andrews ACRESWITHPOTENTIALVINE YARD DEVELOPMENTSITE

MARSHALL MCANERNEY Call broker for pricing MIKE GEDDES

(Personal Real Estate Corp)

760 LAVAL CRES. KAMLOOPS

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s SQFTWAREHOUSEWITH SQ FTOFFICEANDSHOWROOMONACRESIN 3OUTHGATE)NDUSTRIAL0ARK Priced at: $1,485,000 LARRY GOOD

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MOTEL, HOTEL & BUSINESS CONSULTANTS s MEMBER of the Canadian I.C. & I Council

201-1449 St . Paul St., Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2E5 Syd Berisoff Larry Berisoff Wes McInnes 201-1449 St . Paul St., Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2E5

O f fice: Fax:

250-862-8100 250-984-0803

Syd Berisoff Agent/Broker

AssociateÊBroker

Larry Berisoff SalesÊAssociate

Associate Broker Agent/Broker email@syberrealty.com wes@syberrealty.com syd@syberrealty.com

email@syberrealty.com To view photos on these and other opportunities visit our website www.syberrealty.com To view photos on these and other opportunities visit our website www.syberrealty.com syd@syberrealty.com

REVELSTOKE, B.C. sUNIT OWNER -OTEL sSEATSEASONALRESTAURANT s!DJOININGDEVELOPMENTLANDAVAILABLE s#HOICE4RANS#ANADALOCATIONEXPOSURE $4,900,000

MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION sSEATPUBLIQUORSTORE s2ESTAURANTUNDERLONGTERMLEASE s%VERYTHINGINEXCEPTIONALCONDITION s6ALEMOUNTSFAVOURITESPOT s(IGHLYMOTIVATEDSELLER Now $1,999,000

BLAIRMORE, ALBERTA sUNITMOTEL OWNERSSUITE sSEATRESTAURANTREADYFORLEASE s'OODCONDITION READYTOGO s-OTIVATEDSELLER DOOR $795,000

SALMON ARM, B.C. s,OCATEDJUST.ORTHOFTOWNIN#ANOE "# sSEATPUB SEATPATIO STEPSTO THELAKE s!BSENTEEOWNERISHIGHLYMOTIVATED s)NCLUDESLAND BUILDINGISFULLYEQUIPPED $595,000

FERNIE, B.C. sUNITmAGGEDMOTEL TOWNCENTRE s0REMIUMHIGHWAYLOCATION EXPOSURE s4WOPEAKSEASONSPERFORMER s,EASEDFASTFOODOUTLETONPROPERTY s)NDOORPOOLSGOODRESIDENCE $1,495,000

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CACHE CREEK, B.C. s4ERRIlCOPPORTUNITYBUY sSEATRESTAURANT SEATBANQUETAREA sSQFTOWNERSSUITESTAFFQUARTERS s,ONGTIMEFAMILYOWNED#HINESE 7ESTERNRESTAURANT s#EMENTBLOCKBUILDING SQFTXLEVELS $449,000!

KOOTENAY LAKE s,OCATEDNEAR+ASLO "# s.EARLYACRESWITHWATERFRONTAGE s3PECTACULARMOUNTAINVISTAS s.ICELYUPDATEDCOZYCOUNTRYHOME sYURTS OUTBUILDING SPA RETREATOPERATION $1,195,000

QUESNEL, B.C. sUNITMOTEL260ADS s!SOLIDLONGTIMEPRODUCER s-AKEYOURSELF YRLIVEFORFREE s3OLID LOWRISKOPPORTUNITY $899,000

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#/--%2#)!,02/0%24)%3).+%,/7.!!2%!s#100-1553 Harvey Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G1 FOR SALE OR LEASE – AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK GREAT LOCATION IN THE PANDOSY CORRIDOR TO BE BUILT! Priced individually - New Strata Commercial/Residential Mix building. Commercial bays on 1st & 2nd oors. Unit 1 (main oor) - priced at $724,320 for 2,12 sq.ft. Unit 2 (2nd oor) $1,302,880 for 3,832 sq ft. 3rd oor Penthouse - residential priced at $579,000 each. Design changes may alter oor plate. All measurements to be veriďŹ ed by survey. Call Ken or Kris for details.

Sq Ft from 1,349 to 3,119. Construction is precast concrete. Radiant heating, 20 ft. ceilings & 14 ft. insulated overhead doors. Easy access to Highway 97, Kelowna Intl Airport, the University and Quail Ridge golf course and subdivision. CD15 Zoning. Available For Sale: $249,565 - $331,705 MLSÂŽ Available Lease: $10.00 - psf plus TNet MLSÂŽ

PERFECT IMMIGRATION PACKAGE Manufacturing of natural gourmet foods - in business since 1990. Production area is 900 sq ft with attached 1200 sq ft warehouse - includes the ofďŹ ce. Production area houses stainless steel ďŹ lling line - automatic piston ďŹ ller, conveyor belt, semi-automatic capper, loader table, accumulating table, cooking kettles, triple sinks and shelves. Warehouse accommodates ingredients, labels, jars and a small retail shop. +/- 19.70 acres. Included in purchase price - 10 lots “Quail RVâ€? park with water and sewer, 30 and 50 amp service with internet availability and laundry. Available: $2,800,000 MLSÂŽ

5600 SQ FT COMMERCIAL BUILDING 5,600 sq ft commercial building on Rutland Road.1 side is leased. Kelowna airport 10 minutes away. Double glazed windows, 12 x 12 OHD. Three phase power. C2 Zoning neighbourhood commercial with LUC in place – allows for automotive body repair and printing. Available: $1,399,000,000 MLSŽ

6,337 SQ FT COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR SALE Located in an area which is increasingly being re-developed into an upscale commercial area using the concessions provided by the City of Kelowna for redevelopment of the Town Centre core of the Rutland area. Fee simple land. 13 parking spaces on the property. Possibility splitting this building, maintaining a tenant base on both oors. Available: $1,795,000 MLSŽ

30.82 +/- ACRES TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY 4 km’s West of Revelstoke. Previous use as a wood mill. Lots of potential uses – Industrial or rezone to the “Perfect Campground�. Seller Says “Sell It�. M3 zoning – Heavy Industrial. Available: $599,000 MLSŽ NEW PRICE

WEST KELOWNA - INDUSTRIAL STRATA FOR LEASE Two units available for lease each one +/1,752 sq ft. New building with occupancy November 2010. 14’ overhead doors, 22’ ft clear to underside of truss. Inside ceiling height could accommodate a mezzanine. Property will be landscaped and include night lights. These 2 units (back to back) could be combined for +/- 3,504 sq ft. Available: $11.00 psf plus NNN MLSŽ

CONSOLIDATION COMPLETE 12 LOTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE FOR DEVELOPMENT Property would include a 6 storey commercial building and a 5 storey mixed use building. The commercial component of the project would have a one storey retail base with 5 storeys of ofďŹ ce space while the mixed use component has a 1 storey retail base with 4 storeys of residential development. The required parking will be located entirely within a 1 storey underground parkade. The gross building area for this development site would be approximately +/- 180,000 sq. ft. Available: $4,990,000 MLSÂŽ

BRAVA Under construction. 2 Commercial, 3 Residential Strata units for sale – passive investment. To be fully leased at 7% CAP Rate, 5 year term. Projected occupancy June 2011. Call Ken or Kris for all the details.


B4 Interior British Columbia BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SALMON ARM, B.C.

UĂŠĂŠ>Ă€}iĂŠ>V…ˆ˜iÉ7iÂ?`ˆ˜}ĂŠ-Â…ÂœÂŤĂŠâ€“ Suitable for investor or owner/operator. Includes land & buildings. fÓ°ÓxĂŠˆÂ?Â?ˆœ˜ UĂŠĂŠÂ˜Ă›iĂƒĂŒÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒ – 4 units in 1 building, established tenants with commercial leases in place. $319,000 UĂŠĂŠ˜`Ă•ĂƒĂŒĂ€Âˆ>Â?ĂŠ iĂ›iÂ?ÂœÂŤÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠ >˜` - 130 acres, with highway and railroad access. Reduced to $995,000 UĂŠĂŠÂœÂ?vĂŠ ÂœĂ•Ă€ĂƒiÉ iĂ›iÂ?ÂœÂŤÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠ >˜` – 162 acres, deluxe residence. BC Interior location. UĂŠĂŠÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠ*Â?iĂ?Ê– Prime Location, close to Downtown and University. Extensive Renos done. $525,000

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

DWIGHT VOS

SALLY SCALES

phone: (250) 554-4511 toll free: 1-866-456-0577 BEST-WEST REALTY LTD. KAMLOOPS email: dvos@kadrea.com

sallys1@telus.net or 250-832-4831

www.westerninvestor.com FEBRUARY 2011 WESTERN INVESTOR

VERNON, BC

Enderby Tube Taxi -,3s  This exciting business opportunity is a service provider of transportation, tube rentals, plus mobile food and beverage truck in Enderby on Shuswap river. Operates June to Sept.

1 – 2 Bedroom Strata Condos Positive cashow Fully managed From $149,900

Hunter’s Range Resort -,3s 

40 – 3 bedroom, 1½ bath Town Homes Possible strata conversion

Currently operating as ATV/Snowmobile rentals and campground on Mabel Lake Road in Enderby. 7.2 acres bordering crown land on 3 sides. Hundreds of riding trails. 2300s/f fully renovated house.

Call: 250-826-2284 Email: denarigroup@gmail.com

Call Rod Culic or Patrick Place, 250-546-8791

SHUSWAP LAKE

KELOWNA & OKANAGAN ACREAGES

MLSÂŽ 10020318 Price $949,000 4354 Copper Cove Rd Scotch Creek BC

VERY PRIVATE 4.42 Acre Estate on South Thompson River Approx. 15 minutes drive east of Kamloops next to River Shore Golf Course. Beautiful custom built rancher with 6 bedrooms, 3,360 sqft, vaulted ceilings, large kitchen with 4x8 Island + formal dining room & living room with rock ďŹ replace. Master bedroom has 5 piece ensuite. Designed to take in the southern exposure & peaceful river views! Enjoy the large patio area with water fountain & inground pool. 573 ft river frontage with boat dock. $1,350,000 MLSÂŽ

DAVID JUROME 250-862-1888 www.davidjurome.com

EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME - SMITHERS, BC s6ERYBRIGHTANDSPACIOUSKITCHEN s/AKCUPBOARDSANDmOORING

Downtown Realty

FOR SALE PENTICTON

LUXURY MOUNTAIN TOP HOME ON 2 ACRES BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF SKAHA AND OKANAGAN LAKE

Spectacular view of Shuswap Lake. Property has been extensively renovated with a open concept on the upper level. Basement has been fully ďŹ nished with Sauna. Property offers privacy, quietness, lots of room for your toys. Easy access to the water via the cable lift or enjoy a short walk to the Beach.

$2,499,000

PENTICTON

LAKEFRONT PENTHOUSE WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

1 BDRM + DEN: $529,000

MLSÂŽ 10011706 Price $899,900 3-1038 Wharf Rd Scotch Creek BC

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LAKEFRONT PENTHOUSE AMAZING VIEWS OF OKANAGAN LAKE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

2 BDRM + DEN: $1,599,000

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Gorgeous 88’ Sandy Beach with Southern exposure. Beautiful remodeled rancher style home for year round living. Enjoy a view of Shuswap Lake from the open living space or on the Large Deck. A Must See

OSOYOOS 10 INCOME PRODUCING LAKEFRONT RV LOTS

$1,250,000 + HST

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MARIAN GIBB One Percent Realty Ltd

$679,900

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250-302-9646 MARIANGIBB TELUSNET

@6BADDEH For Sale or For Lease

monarkinvestments.ca

604-592-7250

Financing Available. Potential Trades.

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Mona M. Murray Dip. ULE, RI (BC), CPM

O P P O R T U N I T I E S

MOBILE HOME PARK - MERRITT

Asking Price $1,595,000

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250-371-1055

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Deadline for appeal is May 2, 2011 With over 20 years of property assessment appeal experience, PacWest Commercial Real Estate Advisors specialize in the annual Review and Appeal of property assessments, property tax minimization strategies as well as Property Transfer Tax appeals throughout British Columbia. Proactive Service, Proven Results Tim Down, AACI, P. APP, CAE, RI(BC) Property Tax Services

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TEN ACRE BUSINESS PARK SITE West Kelowna. Projected gross income of approximately $425,000 in 2011. Existing 36,000 square foot building on 2 acre portion with surplus 8 acres for phased build out. Commercial zoning with 65% site coverage. Potential Site plans available. 2 titles, priced at $8,900,000

68 ACRE ALR SITE KELOWNA Prime Mission area location, borders on Mission Creek Greenway and 2,153 feet frontage on Gordon Drive. Tremendous long term potential. Three titles, with rental income. Asking $7,900,000

COURT ORDERED SALE: PENTICTON DEVELOPMENT SITE 9.4 acre site with income from existing RV park. Zoned Tourist Commercial, potential to rezone and subdivide. Asking $7,500,000

For Information, contact

JOE UNGARO 250 317-1819 joeungaro@shaw.ca

GARNET PROFIT 250 870-2391 gproďŹ t@shaw.ca www.RealestateKelownaBC.com

Royal LePage

mmatt@shaw.ca

www.realestatekamloops.ca

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BUSINESS LOANS & MORTGAGES

Taylor Capital Inc. Proudly arranging financing for B.C. businesses since 1998

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Interior British Columbia B7

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2500 - 53rd Avenue

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VERNON, B.C.

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PLUMBING BUSINESS, OSOYOOS, BC $99,000 20 year established home based business, well respected with long term customer base. "Workshop on Wheels", equipment & inventory included as well as client list. Seller will work with new owner for one month to assist in transition. A turn key operation. Owner wants to retire.

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Heidi Lussi Personal Real Estate Corporation

.31 acre downtown lot includes main level commercial and up to 3 more stories for multi family residential use permitted. C1 downtown commercial zoning-plans available showing 18 residential units approved in 2006. Located across from Watermark Hotel, some lake views.

The Property Source Group

1-800-667-2040 1- 250-549-4161

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8121 MAIN STREET $649,000 MLSÂŽ

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Prime corner lot with over 300' of Hwy 3 frontage across from the Best Western & Rattlesnake Canyon Amusement Park. C3 zoning with 2,340 sf metal clad building, office space above set on .70 acre fenced flat lot. Consider for gas bar, convenience store, auto sales & repair, restaurant etc. Excellent exposure for any business.

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CINDY GARNER

DAL ANDERSON

GORDON KEITH

8507 Main Street, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0

LIVE, WORK & PLAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH OKANAGAN For all your Real Estate needs call or visit us today!

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B8 Interior/Northern British Columbia OKANAGAN LAKE

Sicamous, BC

Multi-Unit Residential FOR SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 350 PRISTINE ACRES City of Vernon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; OfďŹ cial Community Plan Designated Hillside Residential Reserve City services at Property line 5 legal lots â&#x20AC;&#x201C; over 1 mile road frontage Adjacent to Predator Ridge World Class Golf Course and Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; International clientele Information package available upon request $21,700,000 LARRY BENNETTO Cell 1-250-308-6025 Bennetto & Associates 1-800-667-2040 RE/MAX Vernon www.bennetto.ca

10 Unit Residential Townhouse Property. Gross revenue of $88,800/yr. Annual expenses: taxes $5,080, water/sewer $4,000, insurance $950. Asking $890,000 (sold in 2007 for $1,000,000). Potential to stratify units for resale. Email tekamar@telus.net or call 1-800-658-2345

SALMON ARM, B.C.

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DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! Approved development sites; Dawson Creek BC, +- 15.8 Acres mixed use, single family, duplexes and multi family, engineering completed. View at www.Dawsonhills.ca. Asking $1,450,000 Kimberley BC; 5 +-acres approved for duplexes and multi family. View at www.kimberleycrossing.ca Asking $1,950,000

VTB considered for qualiďŹ ed buyers.

403-701-9844 or psalgado@westcastle.ca or psalgado@westcastledevelopments.com

FORT ST JOHN FOR SALE STRIP MALL s!PPROXIMATELY SQFT s&IVESPACES 'ROSSINCOMEPERYEAR   s4OTALEXPENSES4AXESINSURANCE MANAGEMENTAPPROX  s!SKINGPRICE  ASSETSALE OR  SHARESALE Call Sterling Management Services Ltd 250-785-2829 Ask for Robert Herman robert.herman@sterlingmgmt.ca

VERNON & AREA

15-SUITE APARTMENT BLOCK

T R A D E S C O N S I D E R E D O N S E LE C T P R O P E R TI E S LAKESHORE DEVELOPMENT

Excellent investment opportunity!

$1,700,000

15 UNIT APARTMENT BLOCK centrally located in downtown core of Salmon Arm. Close to all amenities with lake views. Building has had a major renovation in 2010 worth in excess of $700,000 with new windows, hardie siding, elec., roof and more. Zero% vacancy with long term tenants.

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Your Next Investment Opportunity MISSION - 7 ACRES - $799,999 IMMACULATE equestrian setup on a secluded and serene fertile acreage with access to small waterway for ďŹ shing, relaxing and eagle spotting. Renovated basement entry with beautiful maple kitchen, bay carousel eating area with million dollar mountain view, liv. rm, 3 large bdrms, 2 baths and room for extended family down with 2 bdrms, bath and kitchen.6 stall barn, 3 stall shedrow, 100 x 200 outdoor ring, 30 x 38 workshop, hay producing ďŹ eld plus grass and sand turnouts for horses. The property is fenced and xfenced and groomed to make your transition here effortless. Potential to run bed/bale/breakfast in this great location. You will not ďŹ nd any ďŹ&#x201A;aws here - call today to view.

ABBOTSFORD - 2.5 ACRES - $699,900 Located in the charming community of Arnold this diverse property will suit no matter what your needs are. All ďŹ&#x201A;at and usable and set up to house up to 14 horses, with two barns, turnouts, riding ring all drained and gravel footing. The home is a 7 bedroom basement entry well maintained with large kitchen to open dining and family room area and separate living room with beautiful red brick ďŹ replace (previous owner was a professional mason). Nothing left to do except move everyone in and enjoy. Easy to view - this is priced to sell fast. You will be impressed.

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SPOTLIGHT Mining, movies and a long-shot ski resort providing all the adventure one town needs

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WESTERN INVESTOR f you head to Smithers in northwest B.C., youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re likely to encounter a variety of people: tourists, mine workers, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, forestry-crew types, skiers and, of course â&#x20AC;Ś moviemakers.

Perhaps you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see them all at once, but the fact they exist is testament to a former boomtown looking for sustainability in a picturesque multi-use environment. The community of roughly 5,300 along the Yellowhead Highway and CN Rail mainline is a busy place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and one thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capable of a realistic arctic look when necessary. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why it was chosen for some of the location shooting for The Grey, a Hollywood adventure flick starring Liam Neeson. The movie is a survival story about a group of oil workers who crash their plane in Alaska and encounter a pack of aggressive wolves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do have that amazing mountain that can depict that arctic look that a lot of location managers are looking for,â&#x20AC;? explainedHeather Gallagher, manager of theSmithers Chamber of Commerce.

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Population 5,300 Trading area 20,000-plus Transport Highway 16, CN main line, daily air service Potential Hudson Bay Mountain ski resort, mining

Smithers is attracting a mix of miners, skiers and moviemakers.

Filming was underway in the Smithers area in January, and follows the shooting of another Hollywood production, Eight Below, in 2006. Bringing movie crews to town is easier when you have an established tourism sector â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one that welcomes folks looking for adventure on the ski slopes and in the backcountry. The local ski resort,Hudson Bay Mountain, is a strong regional draw with a big focus on Prince George â&#x20AC;&#x201C; northern B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most populous city â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but it also attracts Lower Mainland skiers and visitors from far away, thanks in part to an airport whose main runway was extended a few years back to handle commercial jets. Now the area is served by direct flights each day to Vancouver and Prince George.

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The ski hill has a new ownership group as of last fall, following the former operatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lessthan-stellar success with property development in the middle of a recession, and is expected to roll out some new property offerings early in 2011. Early development has focused on singlefamily lots with ski-in-ski-out potential on the mountain, which was once envisioned as a place for 6,000 beds of residences and accommodation. The long-established forestry industry keeps chugging along in Smithers, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the mining industry thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expected to grow, pushing adventure tourism and property development with it in a trading area over 20,000.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite a bit of optimism in the area, and a lot of thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relating to mining activity in the area,â&#x20AC;? said Re/Max realtor Ron Lapadat, a born-and-raised Smithereen. Mining activity in the surround Omenica mining region includes exploration for or production of gold, silver, copper and molybdenum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; activity Lapadat said is heating up, with its effects trickling through the market. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always positive spinoffs from any kind of major industrial and commercial development,â&#x20AC;? explained the veteran realtor. While housing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t by any means dirt cheap in Smithers, it has become comparatively affordable when stacked up against the real estate in adventure towns such as Golden and Revelstoke. An 1,100-square-foot, 20-year-old house in town will run you about $250,000, with that number jumping to $300,000 or more on five acres outside the town itself, Lapadat says. Higher-end properties such as lots in the new development of Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing go for between $79,000 and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for lakefront views â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $325,000. Single-family ski-hill lots are currently listed at between $140,000 and $150,000. Lapadat says the area has attracted a growing number of young professionals as well as skilled blue-collar types and shift workers.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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DAWSON

CREEK

www.dawsoncreekrealestate.ca

TOM MORAN 250-784-7090 tommoran@shaw.ca

LLOYD SMITH 250-784-7116 lloydsmith@shawcable.com

RE/MAX DAWSON CREEK REALTY 1-888-214-5871 DAWSON CREEK COMMERCIAL EXPERTS

TERRACE INVESTMENT PROPERTY

DAVE MATERI COAST MOUNTAINS

Cluculz Lake Opportunity Perfect location for family fun & Investment! Parcel 1 - 55 acres, 3 titles $545,000 approx 1650â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of lakefront, easy access Parcel 2 - 26 acres, 2 titles $365,000 approx 1450â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of lakefront, hwy access Get ready for Spring â&#x20AC;Ś Invest in waterfront now!

FOR SALE OR LEASE 5040 sq ft building on busy Alaska Ave. Many uses, drive thru availability, lots of parking, next to government liquor store. Owner will consider dividing building into two rental units. Priced at $795,000 or 17.50 sq ft to lease.

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#8947: PRIME OFFICE BUILDING in downtown Dawson Creek, 2,700 sq. ft., 10 offices, boardroom, excellent parking. Asking only $10.00 sq ft. #9122: MACHINE SHOP / WELDING SHOP is ideal for fabrication. This is an active business for sale with land, building and includes a long list of machinery. 2400 sq. ft. on a 1/4 acre and has a 12' by 12' door with 13 foot ceilings. Lots of power with 3 phase, 230 V, 400 amp. Gravel yard, convenient location, buy it all for $275,000

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#9034: HILLSIDE VILLAS (90% SOLD) Brand new condos (total 1,917 sq ft each), 6 appliances, 2 bdrms & den up, full bsmt, well priced at $209,000. Great location & view of Dawson Creek, would make an excellent rental. Last phase & only 3 units left. Available immediately! #9690: INDUSTRIAL LAND - 27 acres of Industrial land on Bi-Pass (Dangerous goods) Highway. Approx 5 acres already fenced & graveled, all services are available, over 1000 ft of Highway frontage. Prime location across from the new Cal-Frac location & the Ferus nitrogen plant.

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#9452: 3200 SQ. FT. SHOP built for 4 individual bays with 14 ft. doors situated on 3 lots. Asking $560,000 and owner will consider leasing.

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L A N D Highway Exposure - 1/2 acre lot $789,500 near Costco, Winners & Future Shop 3664 sq ft building plus basement zoned M3 - Business Industrial 83.7 Acres within city limits $295,000 near the airport & Ritchie Bros city sewer & water available nearby OCP supports rezoning for res subdivision Riverfront Townhouse site $575,000 1.76 acres - approx 263â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of riverfront zoned RM1 - multiple residential preliminary drawings for 13 townhomes Residential Development Opportunity 13 lots - 1.1 ac located adjacent to Connaught Hill Park - walk to downtown zoned RS2 - single detached housing

#9593: COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH BEER AND WINE STORE for sale (gross sales of $2,000,000). Great location in Dawson Creek, also 40 apartments, bar/restaurant area and commercial space. Asking $3,500,000. Call for more info. #9257: THE SOUTH PEACE UNITED CHURCH IS FOR SALE. OVER 11,000 SQ. FT. - Sanctuary, hall, kitchen, ofďŹ ces, and support services. Excellent corner location, zoned commercial, very good condition, ready for an ofďŹ ce conversion. #8542: INDEPENDENT VIDEO STORE for sale, been in business for over 20 years. Shows a steady income, long term lease is available on the building. #9394: 2 YEAR OLD 32 FT. BY 60 FT. SHOP designed for 2 separate users on .4 of an acre. Each unit with overhead door, mandoor and washroom. Fenced and graveled. Asking $295,000

Established Business For Sale $349,000 entertainment rental & event planning extensive equipment list & 2 cube vans over 13 years name recognition

Elaine Kienzle 250

563-8769

www.elainekienzle.com

#9635: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LANDS, 3 separate parcels 25, 79 and 116 acres. Superb location, the timing is right as we are expecting thousands of new people in the near future. #8077: ONE ACRE OF MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL LAND suitable for 37 unit apartment or condo complex. Across from the hospital in a prime residential area of Dawson Creek. $179,000 DEVELOPMENT LAND 48.75 acres of residential land inside the boundary of Dawson Creek. Great investment opportunity. Asking $750,000 #7836: SUBDIVISION FOR MOBILE HOMES! Total of 39 mobile lots are possible on this 4.6 acres, zoning in place, some services are already in, 3 lots have been subdivided. Call for more info. Asking $300,000 #8755: STRATA LOT. Excellent location for a restaurant or high exposure franchise. Land only services plus paved parking for this 1/2 acre strata lot. Location is between the Pomeroy Hotel and Best Western overlooking the highway. Asking $295,000 #8664: COMMERCIAL LOT in downtown location, good central location next to dentist ofďŹ ce, across from doctor's ofďŹ ce, and optometrist ofďŹ ce. 45 x 120, great location for professional/medical ofďŹ ce. #7066: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION 0.74 acres at the intersection of 17 Street and Alaska Highway. Ideal location for strip mall, service station, etc. #7441: 80 ACRES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND with highway frontage, railway tracks, water and sewer in the City of Dawson Creek. Asking $31,250 per acre

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#7545: NEW STRIP MALL has 4 available spaces left for lease, 1,750 sq ft each. Great location on 8th street between Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & The Brick. Lease rates start as low as $16/sq. ft Start your business here.

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B10 Northern British Columbia EXTREMELY BUSY LOCATION AVAILABLE IN WILLIAMS LAKE!! Building For Sale or Lease! Ideal space for franchise type operation. Great Hwy exposure, with ample parking. Video store has moved out after 12 years. Space is located in busy strip mall with convenience store, laundromat, beauty salon and pizza outlet. Currently residential suite in basement is rented. 1419 sq ft of retail/ office space available on main floor. Reasonably priced to sell or lease. Asking $229,000 Call for more details!

Dana Hinsche 150 Mile Realty Cell: (250) 398-0914 E-mail: DanaHinsche@ranchesonly.com

www.westerninvestor.com FEBRUARY 2011 WESTERN INVESTOR

FORT. ST. JOHN

RECESSION PROOF BUSINESS

THRIVING TAXI COMPANY IN WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. Only company in Williams Lake. Diverse business with contracts for CN Rail and Canada Post, WCB etc. Shares sale. Included: Land and Building, Cars and licenses. Business related equipment. Asking price $495,000 Over $750,000 Gross/year. Financial papers available on request. Call (250) 392-4056 or e-mail coral001@shaw.ca

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FORT ST JOHN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

FOR SALE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX 12,577sf Building Currently Leased 2.619 Acres located on 100th Ave Asking $1.6 Million (Exclusive) Modern business office space. Warehouse includes 10 TON overhead crane plus 3 work bays and 1 drive thru bay. Large paved yard plus covered storage. Excellent access off 100th Ave close to truck by-pass, city amenities & more. Viewing by appointment – call Ron for more information

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

FOR LEASE

10004 - 94th Ave 2800 sq ft shop with office/reception area. 1-10’ & 1-12’ door + mezzanine for storage. $549,900 MLS# N4504434

Approx 10 minutes from town. 4 offices. Shop has 22’ ceilings, 10 ton crane over in-floor steel tracks, 5 bays (1 drive through). $9.25/ sq. ft. MLS# N4504464

GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY

REVENUE GENERATOR!

6511 Wildmare Sub., Chetwynd 10,000 sq ft with office/drive through wash bay. 8,000 sq ft leased until Nov/2011. 3.86 Acres. $900,000 MLS# N4504479

9424 - 100th Street 3 Units fully leased. Annual gross rents are $72,000/yr. Upgraded furnace & exterior, good exposure. $589,900 MLS# N4504195

RELOCATE & EXPAND HERE!

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9929 - Swanson Street

12672 Mukluk Frontage Rd. 2 buildings on .91 of an Acre with the 2 bdrm. and log structure grossing $2150/month. C-2 Zoning on Alaska Highway frontage $439,900 - MLS# N4504328

10.35 Acres, 12,500 sq ft Warehouse/Manufacturing Bldg, 5-18' overhead doors, 1-10 ton & 2-5 ton crane; office bldg has 3 offices & 10 x 32 Atco trailer. $3,200,000 MLS# N4504450

7142 – 252 Rd.

KATHY MILLER

NORTH EAST BC REALTY Ltd.

CURTIS ROBINSON PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

Remax Action Realty 1991 Inc.

Investing Our Energy In The North

kathy@bugkathymiller.com curtis@remaxaction.ca

RON RODGERS Managing Broker/Owner T: 250 785 4115 F: 250-785-4120 9912 100 Ave. Fort St John BC V1J 1Y5 www.northeastbc.com Email: ron@northeastbc.com

250-785-5520 Toll Free: 1-888-785-5520

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— Your PRINCE GEORGE Commercial Professionals — FOR SALE

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1550 - 1st Ave .................................... N4504391 ..........44,080 sq ft warehouse ................$3,750,000.00 1440 - 2nd Ave .................................. N4504001 ..............5,386 sq ft office ............................ $450,000.00 1108 Boundary Rd ............................. N4504492 ..............9,000 sq ft warehouse ........................................ 1505 - 3rd Ave ................................... N4504231 ..............19,642 sq ft retail ..........................$1,250,000.00 2493 Perrin Heights .............................. N196245 ..............Residential land................................. $45,000.00 9444 Rock Island Rd. ......................... N4504171 ...............5,200 sq ft warehouse ............................... SOLD "Bee Lazee RV Park". ..........................N4504404 ...............Business/land/buildings .................$1,500,000.00

1921 Upland St. 12 unit apartment building 1440 – 2nd Ave. Quality extremely well maintained 5,386 sq ft Office Building. Professional Tenants.

3041 McGill Cres................................ N4504234 ..............17,000 sq ft retail

..................... $1,775,000.00

2222 Balsam Ave. – Quesnel ............ N4504291 ...............14,000 sq ft warehouse/office ...........$779,000.00 9368 Milwaukee Way ......................... N4504301 ...............31,640 sq ft warehouse ................ $2,500,000.00 1921 Upland St...................................N4504330 ..............12 unit multi-family .......................... $850,000.00 508 George St. ................................ N4504232 ...............retail (restaurant) .......................... $2,000,000.00 'Domano Florists' ................................N4503630 ...............Business Only ..................................$120,000.00 'The Inn Flower Place' ..........................N4503632 ...............Business Only .................................. $139,900.00

1108 Boundary Rd.

1527 - 3rd Ave ...................................N4504230 ...............4,772 sq ft retail ............................. $600,000.00

9,000 sq ft cement block building on 2 Acres in

971 Hart Hwy .................................... N4503912 ...............Land - 5.02 Acres ........................... $350,000.00

the Danson Industrial Park. Fenced compound.

Lot #1 Atwood Rd. ..............................N4504036 ..............Land - 78.8 Acres ........................... $850,000.00

$699,000

4986 Hartway Dr................................N4504045 ...............Land - 0.31 Acres.............................. $80,000.00 5008 Hartway Dr ...............................N4504046 ...............Land - 0.263 Acres............................ $70,000.00 Fraser Lake, B.C. ..........................N4504181-4194 ..............Land .................... Industrial/Commercial varying Chief Lake Rd...................................... Sub-lakeshores land ...................................................$20-35,000.00 1594 – 3rd Ave. ................................ N4504221 ..............13,372 sq ft retail/office ............... $1,900,000.00

1550 - 1st Ave. Investment Opportunity 3 concrete block warehouses on 3 Acres. 44, 080 sq ft total space.

26485 Telegraph Rd. – Vanderhoof .... N4504362 .............539 Ac. Residential ....................... $700,000.00 996 Central St. ................................... N4504419 ..............LAND ............................................ $190,000.00 978 Central St. ...................................N4504420 ...............LAND ............................................$185,000.00

FOR LEASE 1644 & 1842 - 1st Ave ................ N4503867 .............13,500 - 17,000 sq ft ..............WAREHOUSE 481 - 3rd Ave ............................. N4504221 .............5,526 sq ft + 2,976 sq ft ............ INDUSTRIAL 1108 Boundary Rd ....................... N4504015 .............9,000 sq ft ............................... INDUSTRIAL

9368 Milwaukee Way Located on 3.74 Acres, 31,640 sq ft major fabricating/manufacturing facility.

9809 Milwaukee Way .................. N4504147 .............2,945 sq ft ............................... INDUSTRIAL 9080 Penn Rd ............................ N4503984 .............25,660 sq ft ...........................WAREHOUSE 678 Vancouver St ...................... N4504034 .............1,985 sq ft ....................................... OFFICE River Rd.

250-961-5478 RE/MAX Centre City Realty

www.pgcommercial.ca Each office is independently owned and operated

.................................. N4503911 .............19,224 sq ft ......................................RETAIL

KEN Goss

GEORGE Weinand

250-565-7653

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RECREATION FEATURE Olympic payoff proves elusive for Vancouver hotels and Whistler real estate sales

in Australia and 45 per cent from 32 per cent in the U.K.

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8IJTUMFSSFBMFTUBUF welve months after the Winter Olympics ended in Vancouver and Whister, tourism and real estate officials are still searching for a definite reading on the impact of the giant games.

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Undoubtedly a public relations hit – with international coverage and wild, wide public participation – the bottom-line numbers, as seen in hotel occupancies and Whistler real estate prices, are still not encouraging. Vancouver was voted the best Canadian destination by U.S. travel agents last month, but the city has won the same accolade for the eighth-straight year, so the Olympics are only part of the equation. Dayna Miller, Tourism Vancouver’s director of sales and travel trade, was in New York to accept the award. “This is significant because it’s voted on by travel agents – the front-line travel influencers who work directly with potential visitors to Vancouver,” said Miller. Meanwhile, Whistler Blackcomb hopes that exposure from the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will help attract new shareholders in its initial public offering (IPO). In a preliminary prospectus that Whistler Blackcomb used in announcing its IPO, the resort said it hopes to see the same post-Olympic boost experienced by Salt Lake City after the 2002 Winter Olympics. According to the National Ski Areas Association, in the five-year period following the Games, skier visits in Utah rose 6.2 per cent on average, a rate five-times faster than the North American ski industry as a whole. Surveys conducted by Tourism Whistler show global awareness of Whistler has increased substantially, with top-of-mind awareness rising to 42 per cent from 19 per cent in Germany, 62 per cent from 48 per cent

So far the rising knowledge of Whistler has not translated into higher real estate sales or prices. According to BC Assessment the market value of homes in Whistler is dropping, and one longtime local realtor agrees. “The majority of homes in the Resort Municipality of Whistler are worth slightly less on this year’s assessment roll than they were on the 2010 assessment roll,” saidJason Grant, area assessor. “Most homeowners in Whistler will see decreases in the -2 to -5 per cent range.” The news is not a surprise, said Whistler Real Estate’s Pat Kelly . If anything, BC Assessment’s numbers might be on the conservative side and some values may have dropped even further, he said. “Certainly the experience we’ve had is it has not gone up,” Kelly said. “I don’t expect it to change this year. “I would have to agree with their assessment.” When it comes to real estate sales in Whistler as a whole from July 2009 to July 2010, the current assessment period, there has been no increase in the number of transactions from the previous year and only a small increase in overall value of total sales, Kelly said. In fact, three of the four major sectors have gone down in value, he added. However, while Lower Mainland-based Grouse Mountain Resorts and Mt. Seymour Resorts and Okanagan-based Big White and Silver Star Mountain Resorts are seeing an increase in sales to date this season, none of the three resorts is leveraging Olympics exposure to lure new international business. The factors helping boost sales at each resort vary, but the primary ingredient at all three is the large snowfall that is expected to blanket much of B.C. this year as a result of the la niña

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observation deck, has attracted 10,000 visitors since it opened at the start of summer. “That’s been a tremendous draw for us,” said Mbaho. He said Grouse is only marketing locally and regionally. It hopes for, but doesn’t expect, an Olympics-related increase in traffic. “Having a show like NBC’s Today Show here, broadcasting for the duration of the Olympics, has increased our profile, and we are probably more familiar to Americans now,” Mbaho said. “We expect our neighbours to the south will be looking for us in the winter.” Michael Ballingall, senior vice-president of Big White and Silver Star, said that international traffic is expected to be flat this year at the resorts. “Nobody in North America is doing great numbers out of the European continent,” said Ballingall. “It’s a money thing,” he added, noting that the United Kingdom – one of the resorts’ largest international markets – has been hit hard One year ago exuberant crowds packed by the recession. Vancouver streets in Olympic celebration, Nonetheless, the resorts have seen a 3 per but hotel bookings quickly calmed down. cent year-to-date increase in ticket sales and weather pattern that is bringing colder tempera- 10 per cent increase in website traffic. Much of that is from the Canadian market, however. tures to the region. Mt. Seymour sales and marketing co-ordi- not from potential foreign visitors. nator Julie Mulligan wouldn’t disclose figures but said that the North Vancouver-based 7BODPVWFSIPUFMT mountain has sold more season passes this year In an outlook for 2011, Tourism Vancouver sees Vancouver hotel-occupancy levels fallcompared with sales last year at this point. She said the mountain is marketing to the ing to the 65 per cent to 70 per cent range , same customer base it has in previous years: after posting 90 per cent occupancy during the Lower Mainlanders. games. The forecast sees overnight visits to The Olympics was neither a boon nor a bust Vancouver from all markets rising 3.6 per cent for the mountain. Mt. Seymour’s regular local this year, from 2010, with most of the foreign traffic was, however, supplanted by tourists visitor increase from China. Industry analyst HVS International during the Games. Will Mbaho, spokesman for Grouse, attrib- forcecasts that revenue per available room in uted the resort’s higher sales this year not only Vancouver will remain flat this year, at $136, to the optimistic weather forecasts but to recent with Whislter down to $121 from a $149 aver attractions added to the resort. age in 2010. The company added a zip line two years ago However, with a record 22 citywide conventhat continues to draw new visitors. tions booked for Vancouver this year, plus the As well, the hill’s Eye of the Wind attraction, Grey Cup, hotel occupancies could be higher which is a wind turbine with an elevator and than expected, Tourism Vancouver notes.◆

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Elkhorn is located 15 minutes south of Campbell River in the York Road area. These open area acreages, many with views and water features, have easy access to the Inland Island Highway. Nearby amenities include Storey Creek Golf Course, waterfront on Oyster Bay and Mount Washington.

ACREAGE LOTS STARTING AT $3600 PER ACRE Acreage lots also available at Headquarters, please enquire.

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Located in the heart of Comox Valley, minutes from the Inland Island Highway (Dove Creek exit), Headquarters is situated at the base of Mount Washington and is 20 minutes from the Courtenay/ Comox International Airport. Features include expansive mountain peak views, rolling hills and the Tsolum River, which meanders through the property.

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Acreage lots also available at Elkhorn, please enquire.

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Live Easy... Work Even Easier!!! Fantastic home with business in the back. 13.5 acres total land with storage business. Check it out online. MLS CS304624 Asking $2.69M

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FORT MCMURRAY OPPORTUNITIES TAIGA NOVA ECO INDUSTRIAL PARK - OPPORTUNITIES

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270, 280 & 290 MacLennan Crescent - Excellent opportunity with quality tenants in Mackenzie Industrial Park > 270 MacLennan Crescent PENDING >

380 Taiga Nova Crescent

7,500 square foot building on 1.33 acres

> List

price $4,200,000

> 280 MacLennan Crescent AVAILABLE > Bays for sale

> 15,000

> Bay 3, 2505 square feet, $1,090,000

>

square feet of newer fully leased buildings on 2.33 acre lot

NOI $672,000, List price $7,500,000

> 290 MacLennan Crescent PENDING

> Bay 4, 2505 square feet, $1,090,000

> 15,000

> Bay 6, 2513 square feet, $1,095,000

> List

square feet of newer fully leased buildings on 2.33 acre lot

price $9,500,000

> Bay 7, 2505 square feet, $1,090,000 > Bay 8, 2505 square feet, $1,090,000

240 Taiga Nova Crescent

405 Taiga Nova Crescent

145 Macmillan Road

Fort McMurray Business Centre > 16,800 square foot building

> Fully leased

> Fully leased

> Sits on 3.48 acres

> Annual escalators

> 2.5 acres of excess land

> Quality tenants

> Excellent investment with room to expand and enhance income

> Lease runs another 8 yrs > NOI $716,000 rising to $836,000 by 2015

> List price $9,500,000

RE-DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES 10020 MacDonald Avenue > Up to 50,000 square foot building

> Bay 102, 4588 square feet

> Bay 202, 3364 square feet

> Situated on 4.4 acres

> Bay 103, 4317 square feet

> Bay 203, 3364 square feet

> One building or two separate buildings on 2.2 acres each

> Bay 104, 4047 square feet

> Bay 204, 3364 square feet

> Bay 105, 3800 square feet

> Bay 205, 3315 square feet

> Bay 201 , 3703 square feet

> Bays available for sale or lease

53,300 SF lot with 13,000 square foot building, fully leased and ideal for re-development for office with good floor retail, hotel, or parking structure development. Prime downtown location

Krishna Investments, Taiga Nova Eco Industrial Park

New Star Capital, Taiga Nova Eco Industrial Park

This 6.75 acre development site offers the best possible exposure in Fort McMurray along Hwy 63 South, the ‘gateway to the city”. Prime for residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, or other developments

McMurray Bowl Land This 2 acre site offers Hwy 63 exposure along Street with existing buildings.Operate the Main businesses or re-develop the property. The site has 3 separate titles, so the opportunity exists to sell off portions of the property as desired. Massive exposure and excellent opportunity.

Twin Towers

> Up to 18,000 square feet on .89 acres

> Up to 15,000 square feet on 1.09 acres

> Build to suit your design

> Build to suit your design

on this development opportunity. List price $1,500,000

Golden Eagle RV Park Hwy Commercial Land (Group of 11)

TAIGA NOVA BUILD TO SUIT OPPORTUNITIES

Main Street and Gordon Avenue This 15,900 square foot site is ready to build a 21 unit condominium project to sell or rent out. Excellent value and location. Don’t miss out

This 1+ acre site is located in the heart of downtown Fort McMurray and has approval in place for 240 residential condominiums and 30,000 square feet of commercial/retail space. Available for less than $42,000 per door, List price $10,000,000

This 140 unit RV park sits on 29.04 acres of land with close proximity to the airport. Fully leased and ideal for a re-zoning application over to industrial use. This property offers excellent value and potential while offering a holding income. List price $23,800,000

MacKenzie Industrial Park for lease Brand new building. 3 bays available, 900, 1000 and 900 square foot units. Available with or without adjoining interior storage units. Reasonable rent and terms. Excellent value for the right tenant. Rates as low as $37/SF. Excellent office or retail location and use.

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COVER Fort McMurray faces a severe land shortfall as major projects fire up in the resurgent oilsands

3VOOJOHPVUPGMBOE DAVE HUSDAL WESTERN INVESTOR shortage of ready-to-develop land around Alberta’s oilsands boomtown has Fort McMurray officials wondering how they’ll meet the demands of 2011 and beyond – particularly as more major projects move forward.

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“We could be a year to a year-and-a-half with no single-family lots available,” said Bryan Lutes, president of both the local Urban Development Institute (UDI) chapter and the Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corp. Only 17 months ago, back in September of 2009, the urban heart of the sprawling Municipality of Wood Buffaloboasted about 1,500 single-family lots ready for builders. That inventory had fallen to about 290 at the end of 2010, Lutes said. “The likelihood of us burning through those 290 in the next six months is very high,” Lutes predicts. “By this summer, we should be out of single-family lots, other than what’s in people’s inventories.” New lots could come on the market at the end of 2012 in the Parsons Creek/Parsons North area on the northern edge of urban development in Fort McMurray. Lutes says there’s definitely demand for the single-family lots in Fort Mac, and the lack of lots may limit what builders can do to reach Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) projected 2011 new-housing numbers for the region. CMHC is predicting 600 single-family housing starts for all of Wood Buffalo, along with starts for 450 multi-family units in 2011. Lutes said there should be an adequate supply of serviced land for CMHC’s multi-family projection. Housing supply and cost has long been one

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of many growth issues to dominate the agenda in Wood Buffalo and its urban heart, but the slowdown from the out-of-control boom of 2006 and 2007 has yielded a few steps forward. According to the municipality, Wood Buffalo’s rate of homelessness was down 41.9 per cent in 2010 from a few years ago, and that the actual number of people couch surfing in Alberta’s most expensive region had dropped to about 320. The root of homelessness in Fort McMurray is both the rate of growth in the city and the cost of living.

(TOP) Bryan Lutes, president of the local Urban Development Institute chapter and the Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corp.: “burning through the land supply.” (LEFT) Oilsand projects have roared back to life as oil prices rise.

Consider rents in the boomtown: $1,792 for a one-bedroom apartment, $2,210 for a twobedroom and $2,525 for a unit with three or more bedrooms, according to CMHC’s figures from October 2010. The vacancy rate was around 5.5 per cent, but heading lower, in the estimate of locals.

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Adding to demand will be things like the resumption of construction of Suncor’s Voyageur upgrader about 40 kilometres northwest of the city. Suncor announced in late 2010 that it wants

to hike overall oil production by 8 per cent per year in the coming years, mostly by hiking oilsands production by 10 per cent per year. Suncor’s capital budget for 2011 is roughly $6.7 billion, with about $4.18 billion of that amount to be spent on oilsands development – much of it mining and upgrading operations close to Fort McMurray. The average price of a single-family home in Fort Mac hit a yearly high of around $704,000 for November 2010 (it fell to $688,000 the following month), and the rental option is more than twice as expensive in Fort McMurray as it is in Alberta’s biggest urban centres, Calgary and Edmonton, where CMHC pegs the monthly cost of a two-bedroom apartment at $1,069 and $1,015 respectively. Still, investors looking for property in the oilsands capital can find one-bedroom apartment-style condos in the range of $230,000. Per-square-foot prices on many older condo properties are less than $300.

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More residential properties sold through the Fort McMurray Realtors Associationin 2010 than in 2009 (sales up 9 per cent), and Royal LePage True North Realty broker/owner Marian Barry expects a positive 2011. “Both inventory and sales have started to pick up and we anticipate that trend to continue with 2011 looking very positive for the housing market,” Barry said. The home-building sector isn’t the only one carefully watching land availability. Things are even tighter in the market for developable commercial and industrial land, in part because the province only committed to bringing more land on the edge of Fort McMurray forward for development in August 2010. Since that time, it has listed about 980 acres of land along Highway 63 south of the city with Avison Young. The realty and leasing firm was taking bids from prospective developers for the land until January 12, and was expecting to have a chosen developer by the end of the month. The asking price for 980 acres of

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raw land with three-plus kilometres of highway frontage? A cool $29.4 million, based on $30,000 per acre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The government is going to select a developer to come in, take it over and do all the necessary planning and engineering. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely somebody will be selling parcels probably 14 to 18 months down the road,â&#x20AC;? said Adam Kilburn of Avison Young. The serviced land canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come too soon in the eyes of some. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received lots of interest from users, but the land wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be in a position to be subdivided for users for probably a year to a yearand-a-half,â&#x20AC;? Kilburn added. Whomever is chosen to develop the parcel will have to spend a significant amount of cash on geotechnical testing long before earth starts moving and servicing can take place. That worries development industry officials such as Lutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be lucky to see any dirt moved in 2011,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Typical development timeline is three years, from land in hand to product on the market.â&#x20AC;?

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not great news if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for parcels to develop in Fort McMurray, where scarce serviced-highway commercial land runs in the range of $2 million per acre, and other land for business/industrial uses can go for $1.35 million per acre, according to Lutes.

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The same type of land would sell for a quar-  2VJDLGBDUT ter to a third of that price in many locations in Edmonton and Calgary, Lutes says. Add to the land cost the fact that labour costs Fort McKay are much higher in the north and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear Fort FORT McMURRAY â&#x153;Ş McMurray isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a cheap place to build or buy. Some development costs can be double or 63 ALBERTA triple what they are elsewhere, Lutes says. The municipality is taking some steps to lower costs in the downtown area of the city, Lac La Biche Athabasca known as the Lower Townsite. Cold Lake A case in point: Wood Buffalo council passed 2 28 a resolution in December aimed at reducing Edmonton developer costs in 2011 in the Lower Townsite â&#x153;Ş 16 area covered in a redevelopment plan. While that may not be as good as it sounds, 'PSU.D.VSSBZ  Lutes cautions, it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt. UDI was still "MUB looking for clarification from the municipality as of early January on the net benefits of the City population 72,363 council motion. Regional population 103,334 â&#x20AC;&#x153;This incentive program aims to make the Avg. single-family house price $686,000 long-term community objectives expressed in Rent, two-bedroom apt. $2,210 the Lower Townsite Area Redevelopment Plan Major oilsands projects in area 11 a reality,â&#x20AC;? said Dennis Peck, the municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of planning and development. townsite. Development charges in the lower townsite are higher than other areas because of the amount of infrastructure that needs to be *ODFOUJWFT According to the municipality, the initia- upgraded to support a higher density. tive will reduce development charges in Fort Downtown incentives aside, developers are McMurrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown neighbourhood by 60 looking at a scarcity of land and rising demand per cent for development applications approved based on where the oilsands sector is expected in 2011. Upon approval of a development proj- to go in 2011 with oil prices comfortably over ect, the fees will be calculated at the reduced $80 per barrel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything we are hearing cost. This decrease in fees is intended to sup- from the industry is saying everything is going port developers to plan projects in the lower to speed up here again,â&#x20AC;? said Lutes.â&#x2014;&#x2020; SASKATCHEWAN

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Bon Accord, AB Subdivided & rezoned, ready for immediate residential/ commercial development

Grande Prairie, AB Brand new facility, potential for, up to 14 bays, located in Four Mile Corner BP $2,950,000

Powell River, BC Well located, ocean views, 50% two bedrooms

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Edmonton, AB Freestanding building close to Downtown, Ideal Owner/User

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5,200 SF BUILDING Kavanagh, AB Located on Highway 2A. sitauated on 1/2 Acre

MULTI FAMILY LAND Morinville, AB 4.47 Acres of Multi Family Land for Sale, up to 99 units available

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DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL Fort McMurray, AB 1+ AC, zoned C5, 14,000 SF building, 2+ AC potential assembly size

22,000 SF INDUSTRIAL BUILDING Fort McMurray, AB Fully leased

145 MacMILLAN RD. Fort McMurray, AB 16,800 SF industrial building, fully leased, NOI $700,000 rising to $750,000 in 2013

INDUSTRIAL BAYS FOR SALE OR LEASE Ready December 1, 2010 Taiga Nova Eco Industrial Park

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GROUP OF 11 LAND Fort McMurray, AB 6.75 AC, additional 7 AC adjacent site, Hwy. 63 & Gregoire Dr. exposure


B22 Alberta

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

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

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MULTI-FAMILY LAND OPPORTUNITIES • 1.33 acres high density multi-family land in Wetaskiwin; can build a 40 unit building; $435,000 • 1.823 acres high density multi-family land in Wetaskiwin; can build a 90 unit building plus underground parking; $675,000 • 3.83 acres multi-family prime dev. land in Windermere, SW Edmonton Apartment product is in demand! Please call for our opinion of value of your building!

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SHERWOOD PARK LAND - $26,000,000 • 150 acre site along Broadmoor Blvd. • Area Structure Plan approved for Commercial and Industrial CONTACT IAN NEWMAN OR MIKE PARKER

FORMER WAL-MART - MEDICINE HAT • High profile redevelopment opportunity • 12.95 acres / 100,287 s.f. building • $8,950,000 CONTACT HOWARD McCANN OR MARK McCANN

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KENSINGTON CENTRE • ±88,834 sf well established fully leased centre in the heart of the Kensington neighbourhood anchored by Giant Tiger

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DEVELOPMENT LAND RIMBEY, ALBERTA

• Argyll Road / Sherwood Park Freeway • Clear span warehouse; dock & grade loading • $2,950,000 BRING OFFERS!

• 20.64 acres development land • Residential & Highway commercial

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DOWNTOWN EDMONTON DEVELOPMENT LAND • 37,500 square feet • Significant parking and signage income • Zoned HA - Heritage Area

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DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT LAND • +/- 16,166 square feet • Located within The Quarters downtown redevelopment area

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SPRUCE GROVE DEVELOPMENT LAND • Adjacent to Superstore and Home Depot • Parcels from 1 - 3.75 acres • Great owner/user land

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• 8,000 sq. ft. building on 8.23 acres • New building constructed in 2008 • $336,783/annum net income • $3,950,000

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uilding activity in downtown Edmonton could heat up significantly in 2012 and beyond, depending on the outcome of a January 18 public hearing and whether city uilding activity in Alberta’s two largest council backs what city officials are recomurban centres went in opposite direcmending. tions in 2010, with Edmonton building Edmonton bureaucrats have completed permit values increasing over the previous their review of The Katz Group’s application years and Calgary building permit values to rezone lands for a downtown arena and falling. Edmonton permit values rose almost 11 per entertainment district, and are generally supcent in 2010 to reach $2.73 billion, up rough- portive of the proposal. “The recommendation for approval is ly $270 million from 2009 on the strength of strictly for rezoning the lands north of 104th more residential construction. Avenue, between 101st and 104th Streets,” Calgary, on the other hand, saw building said Gary Klassen, general manager of the permit values fall in 2010 by about 20 per city’s planning and development department. cent, from $3.65 billion in 2009 to $2.92 bil“This is not about the approval of a new lion in 2010. Still, Calgary officials aren’t exactly pushing downtown arena,” emphasizes Klassen. “This is strictly about the rezoning of those lands the panic button. “Values are down, but $2.92 billion is still a for use as an arena and entertainment district in the future. The actual development and healthy level of activity. To put it in perspective, consider that the average value between financing of a new arena are separate issues that, if approved, would be covered under 2001 and 2005 – the period leading up to other potential agreements with the city.” the record years – was $2.51 billion,” said The Katz Group, owner of the Edmonton David Watson, general manager of planning, Oilers, submitted the rezoning application in development and assessment for the City of April 2010. Calgary. Of Calgary’s total $2.92 billion in permit values for 2010, residential values were up 18 per cent year-over-year ($1.7 billion versus $1.44 billion in 2009) while non-residential values were down 45 per cent ($1.22 billion versus $2.21 billion in 2009). “Essentially what we’ve seen year-overhe principal city between Calgary and year is a reduction in stimulus spending,” said Edmonton recorded less-than-stellar Watson. “This is reflected most notably in the building permit totals for 2010. institutional sector with new projects down Red Deer recorded $118.9 million in new 83 per cent to $152 million from $901 million permits for 2010, a decline of 15.6 per cent in 2009.” from the previous year, and the lowest total In Edmonton, residential permit totals were for the last five years. also up over 2009, jumping by about $450 milRed Deer officials expect 2011 to show lion, or by over 34 per cent, to $1.76 billion. greater stability. They also note 2010 proWhile Edmonton’s permit values predictably duced a fair amount of activity, if not as much trailed Calgary’s at the end of the year, the capi- expenditure. tal city actually ran even with southern Alberta’s “Although 2010 showed a decrease in buildPrairie metropolis at times during 2010. ing permit values, it remained a busy year

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uburban home developers in Alberta’s largest city are looking at a year with a lot of questions ahead. While Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is predicting Calgary housing starts will decline very slightly from around 9,100 in 2010 to 8,900 in 2011 (still way up from

roughly 6,000 in 2009), some Calgary media outlets are predicting friction between the city’s new mayor and home builders, because Mayor Naheed Nenshi argues that the development industry must pay more of the costs of growth in the sprawling city. Noted the Calgary Herald in early January on the topic of development levies: “With a renegotiated suburban developers’ agreement close to arriving at council, the debate between making growth pay for itself and preserving suburban houses’ affordability is about to explode. Nenshi hasn’t let up in his comments since his election, arguing Calgarians have been subsidizing the low price of suburban homes. Several colleagues back his push for fiscal sustainability, but others will be wary of punishing [home builders].”◆ – Compiled by Dave Husdal

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Equestrian Operation 40 acres - Edmonton, AB Area Large indoor arena with 30 regular plus 5 oversize stalls. Indoor lunging area and outdoor arena and numerous paddocks. Large home with 3 car garage. 2 bedroom mobile home is ideal for staff or added revenue. Turn key operation. Full with waiting list. Buyer would have instant cash flow. JOE & MATT GAGLIONE RE/MAX Real Estate 780-488-4000 or 780-953-3171 mgaglione@remax.net www.mattgaglione.com

2 COMMERCIAL CONDO COMPLEXES FOR SALE

3910-82 Avenue, Leduc

Two separate buildings on 4.5 acres in Leduc Industrial Park sold together or separately. Each building in new and vacant with 8 separate bays each with individual condo title. Six units 3900 sq.ft., 2 end units 3250 sq.ft. Grade loading 14’ x 16’ doors. Paved front and back with heavy truck access. Metal clad building. Pre engineered building. Provision for mezzanine. $8,400,000

Wayne Moen

Plus 4 vacant lots very profitable business Package deal or building’s only

6,000 SQ.FT. RETAIL/OFFICE BUILDING Only 3 years old Fully leased until 2015 $72,000 Triple Net

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New condo warehouse – The Wave on 119th Avenue. 5 Bays sold as a package 14641, 14645, 14649, 14653, and 14657 119 Avenue, 8505 sq.ft. on main level, mezzanine, zoned IM, on 0.41 acres of land. $1,490,000

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≥ CAMROSE ALBERTA 68 room, full services Hotel. REDUCED - NOW $5M. ≥ FULL SERVICES 63 Unit Motel with Restaurant,

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OTHER INVESTMENTS

≥ DAYSLAND Convenience store and Gas Bar., ≥

Mechanical shop, all located on a 5 acre parcel with residence. Shows good revenue. Asking $575,000. ROUND HILL ALBERTA Fully renovated and expectionally clean hotel with tavern, 8 rooms, pool table, Lg TV screen, kitchen facilities. Great Ma and Pa operation. Asking $550,000.

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Edmonton

Lots of great Opportunities Sylvan Lake – the shortest distance between paradise and the place you call home

Well maintained 15 unit apartment building in great location with many interior upgrades plus new SBS membrane roof. Large suites, great mix, below 1% vacancy, always full with excellent on-site manager. Strong cash flows with existing CMHC Financing. Asking Price $1.625 million at 7.0% CAP Rate.

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Businesses, Investments, Sales and Lease Information

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was even better news was that job [growth] continued to improve over last year and wage increases are among the best in Canada.â&#x20AC;? Saskatchewanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population reached 1,049,701 last year. More than 50,000 people ight major economic forecasters are pre- have moved to the province since the start of dicting that Saskatchewan will have the 2007 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the fastest and most sustained period fastest-growing economy in Canada in 2011. of population growth in decades. Saskatchewanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy is expected to The Fraser Institute recently ranked increase by an average of 3.7 per cent next Saskatchewan second in the nation in its year, well ahead of the 2.4 per cent forecast Canadian Investment Climate 2010 Report. for the national average. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a new optimism that is prevalent Enterprise Saskatchewan Minister Jeremy across Saskatchewan in the last three years Harrison noted that Saskatchewanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popula- and it has contributed to our economic suction hit another record high in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What cess,â&#x20AC;? Harrison said.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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Manitoba’s second-biggest city is not only well positioned for 2011, it doesn’t appear to have broken stride in the two previous years either. The housing market continues to chug along, vacancy rates are rock-bottom, construction of major projects is booming and disposable income is growing by leaps and bounds. “We never had a recession in Brandon,” said Kit Harrison, a broker for Sutton Harrison Realty. “We have steady employment and we have lots of new [home] buyers coming into the marketplace. People are coming back and they’re finding jobs.” The value of a typical house in Brandon – a 1,000-square-foot, three-bedroom bungalow – rose 6.5 per cent last year to about $187,000. Even more impressively, the dollar value of homes sold in 2010 hit $230 million, an all-time high. “Those are very healthy numbers,” Harrison said. Brandon’s new – and first – woman mayor, Shari Decter Hirst, shares Harrison’s optimism and is confident the city can reach even greater highs. Elected last fall on the back of an aggressive economic development strategy, she is out to challenge and change the status quo. First on her agenda is improving the entrepreneurial climate in the city by reducing red tape that might impede current business owners from expanding and potential entrepreneurs from getting off the sidelines.

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need to up our game in this area,” she said. Decter Hirst said Brandon is falling short of its economic potential because it’s not experiencing the kind of business expansion and recruitment that a community of nearly 50,000 – and the service centre to another 150,000 – should be having. People, for a variety of reasons, aren’t as willing as she’d like them to be to risk their money on a new or expanded venture. She said a kinder, simpler regulatory environment would go a long way toward convincing local residents to get off their wallets. For example, Brandon is “extremely limited” with mixed-use zoning, she said. If a building owner has a retail store on the first floor and wants to put suites above it, the process to do so is “cumbersome.” She is also committed to the creation of a $VUSFEUBQF “It should be easy to start a business here. We more vibrant downtown, complete with a criti-

“I think [the arrival] of Target will be great,” he said. It’s hard to argue with Brandon’s potential. It’s the only city in Canada with a population less than 50,000 that has a university, a community college and an emergency service college. Last year, Money Sense magazine ranked Brandon No. 7 on its list of the best Canadian cities to live in and No. 1 in Western Canada. The disposable income of its residents, one of the most important drivers of economic growth, rose 25.4 per cent last year, too. The mayor isn’t content to rest on Brandon’s history as a service centre for the agricultural sector in the southwestern part of the province. She said the future lies in the knowledge economy. “We should just be a smart city, period,” Decter Hirst said. Not every opportunity requires a leap o f faith, however. There is also the low-hanging fruit of the city’s population of seniors, who make up more than one-fifth of all residents. They present a “wonderful” opportunity for providers of geriatric services, she said. “That could be a whole (revenue) stream for us. There are 55-year-old baby boomers out there who are looking to retire in a pretty and safe community with lots of great restaurants,” she said. At the other end of the demographic scale, she said she and her council are looking at the possible role for the city’s post-secondary institutions in creating clusters in sectors such as health-care training and research.

cal mass of people who live and work in the central business district. “Right now we’ve got about 1,000 people who live downtown and we could easily accommodate a thousand more. We’re looking for a Waterfront Drive, Exchange District kind of energy,” she said, referring to a pair of increasingly vibrant areas of downtown .BOVGBDUVSJOH Winnipeg. Of course, it would be unrealistic to expec t every piece of Brandon’s economy to have 5BSHFUTUPSFFZFE emerged completely unscathed from the ecoThings had been quiet on the retail front until nomic slowdown that started in the fall of 2008 the mid-January announcement by U.S. giant Sandy Trudel, Brandon’s economic developTarget that it had bought discount retailer ment officer, said its manufacturing sector has Zellers from the Hudson’s Bay Co. While yet to completely emerge from the woods but one of the world’s most recognizable brands she’s “cautiously optimistic” about the future. is still two years away from taking its place on “We’re starting to see the businesses that Canada’s retail landscape, Harrison predicted were impacted by the recession gain a lot of Brandon could see “one or two” Target stores. Please see Outlook page B30

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hree years ago, Mucho Burrito began honing its plan to provide consumers with an unmatched Mexican flavour experience. Mucho Burrito recently opened its first area restaurant at Marine Way Market in Burnaby and the Ontario-based franchisee opened its second B.C. restaurant on Davie Street near Burrard Street in Vancouver. Mucho Burrito franchisee Joe Sangha opened the chain’s first Lower Mainland restaurant in Burnaby in March. Mucho Burrito has plans for a total of 25 locations throughout Greater Vancouver in the next five years. “Customers want a different twist or flavour component … and Mexican food has always been under-represented in Canada,” said Alex Rechichi, co-founder and president of Mucho Burrito, noting that Mexican cuisine comprises just 1 per cent of the food-service industry in Canada. “We look forward to bringing our upscale offering to local consumers and further positioning ourselves as the premier con-

cept in the Mexican category.” Since launching the brand in June 2006, Mucho Burrito has opened 26 restaurants throughout Canada and is targeting Vancouver as part of a national growth plan calling for 40 locations by the end of 2010 and more than 200 in the next five years. To augment the company’s growth strategy, Mucho Burrito is seeking franchise owners with “a strong desire to grow an upand-coming brand” within the food-franchise business. With a franchise fee of $20,000, the initial investment to own and operate a Mucho Burrito restaurant is typically $250,000-$370,000 for a standard 1,500square-foot to 1,800-square-foot location that accommodates 40 to 50 customers.

Franchisers eye loss of penny

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anadians agreed in a recent Angus Reid poll that it is time to do without the penny, which has lost 95 per cent of its purchasing power since its introduction in 1908. According to the survey, 55 per cent of Canadians support dropping the onecent coin, while 35 per cent want to keep it, and 18 per cent of Canadians responded they’d even be “happy” when it’s gone. Mario Canseco with Angus Reid said he was most surprised with the gender split, which shows 65 per cent of men want to eliminate the penny and only 45 per cent of women are on board. Also, younger Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 are evenly split on the penny’s fate, whereas the older groups are increasingly in favour of scrapping it. In Vancouver, a couple coffee shops have taken initiative and will not be giving pennies out in change, although they will still be accepting them to pay for coffee and snacks.

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ce caps are not on the menu, but the customers here don’t seem to mind. Iconic coffee chain Tim Horton’s has finally opened this month in Iqaluit, Nunavut, the only territory in Canada where the popular brand didn’t have any stores. At an opening ceremony, an Inuit elder lit a qulliq, or traditional oil lamp, to welcome Tim Horton’s to Nunavut’s capital city. Even the company’s slogan, “Always fresh,” has been written in Inuktitut. Translated, it reads “The coffee tastes like it was just freshly brewed.” The price of goods is always a hot-button issue in Nunavut, where fruits and vegetables are priced notoriously high. Tims is keeping its prices reasonable: coffee prices range from $1.79 for a small to Customer prepares her coffee at Tim Horton’s in Iqaluit. $2.39 for an extra-large coffee. Tim Horton’s senior vice-president Nick Javor said the outlets will offer a limited line of beverages and baked goods initially to “see how the community responds,” and take it from there with sandwiches and cold drinks down the road. Tim Horton’s has partnered with the North West Co. to open one of Canada’s northernmost franchises. North West owns the NorthMart grocery and general store, as well as two Quick Stop convenience stores in the city of about 7,000. The Tim Horton’s kiosks are based in those three locations, offering customers a basic menu of coffee, doughnuts, Timbits, muffins and cookies. All three kiosks are self-serve stations, which company officials say will stay that way for now. Despite having to get their own coffee, Iqaluit customers are getting the same quality of Tim Horton’s coffee as the rest of Canada, Javor added. Until now, Nunavut residents were always big shoppers at the Tims in the Ottawa International Airport. Now that Tim Horton’s has set up shop in Iqaluit, residents and visitors to the city will no longer have to bring boxes of doughnuts, Timbits and coffee with them aboard flights home. Photo: Tim Horton’s

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Their concepts are consumer friendly: rounding up and down depending on the sale value once taxes are included. The most anyone would have to pay more for a product would be two cents, where a $1.33 coffee would cost $1.35, a $1.32 item would be rounded down to $1.30. Altitude Research addressed many concerns in a market study of the implications of removing the penny, done for the Royal Canadian Mint. It appears most small retailers are slightly in favour of removing it, while consumers are split on the issue. Overall, small retailers are 63 per cent in favour of removing the penny, 19 per cent against. The

Bank of Canada sets the cost of creating each penny at 1.5 cents. So what will franchises do? The first franchise to adopt the “pennyless” approach may set off chain reactions among competitors or may face negative political and patriotic responses from consumers, consultants say. A careful plan of notifying customers and ensuring a fair “rounding” procedure will be essential. There may also be a negative response if a franchise decides to implement a pennyless model across its entire system. With or without early adoption, it looks like the penny won’t be around for much longer.◆ – Compiled by Kevan O’Brien

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