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www.naicalgary.com 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

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

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

BUSINESSES FOR SALE FLOOR COVERINGS - CALGARY AREA Established more than 20+ years. Stable staff, long term customers. 2010 Revenue over $5M. EBITDA $460K (2010). $1,375,000 with normalized working cap. HVAC MANUFACTURER - ALBERTA 2011 revenue est. $4.2M and profitable. Custom air handling manufacturer. In business over 20 years. Direct and indirect fired air. $2.4M Vendor loan considered. PAVING BUSINESS - PRINCE GEORGE 2010 revenue $1.1M (up 20%). 2011 busier. 2010 EBITDA $236K after owner wage. Batch Plant and 2 gravel pits - lots of equipment. $829,000 plus working capital. For a List of All Businesses Call: Craig Tennock Tel: 1-877-880-7290 craig@naicommercial.ca GRANITE & CABINET BUSINESS • Turn Key Operation • Showrooms, Office and Shop • Fixtures & Equipment • Located in major city in western Canada • Land and Building may be available Jim Courtney Tel: (403) 291-8873 jcourtney@naicalgary.com FOR SALE - LAND & BUILDING 3405 - 32nd Avenue NE, Calgary, AB • Site: 1.21 +/- acres • Building: 14,900 +/- sq. ft. Offers Showroom, Offices, Shop and Warehouse, Large Fenced Paved Yard - $2,800,000 Jim Courtney Tel: (403) 291-8873 jcourtney@naicalgary.com

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

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

OWN YOUR OWN MOTEL Excellent Opportunity to Manage your way to Ownership. This is a serious opportunity located in the Kootenays, BC. Newer motel of 48 rooms with potential for expansion. Popular brand (flag), Pool and pool amenities. **Price is under $5 million and... **OWNER WILL FINANCE** LIVE AND WORK IN YOUR OWN BUSINESS FOR THE PRICE OF A DECENT CALGARY HOUSE! $550,000 - $750,000 can get you into the motel business. Small Town Southern Alberta. Live and work on premises with a great income. These are very nice properties! Contact: Jim Balfour Tel: (403) 291-8860 jbalfour@naicalgary.com

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

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

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FOR SALE/LEASE 97 Prairie Place SE, Calgary Size - 4.7 Acres Asking Price - $1,699,000 Zoning - Light Industrial

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

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LAND OPPORTUNITIES Tower Ranch ACRES ZONINGINPLACEFORUNITS,IST0RICE$22,500,000 M. McAnerney* / C. Biafore Gellatly Bay  ACRESEMIWATERFRONT MULTIFAMILYDEVELOPMENTSITEWITH/KANAGAN,AKE VIEWSLOCATEDACROSSFROM7ESTBANK9ACHT#LUB ,IST0RICE$4,500,000 M. McAnerney* / J. Hudson* Eichhorst Ranch ACRESTOTALIN!,2TITLESACTIVEROCKQUARRYPERMITZONED !,2,(LARGELOTHOLDINGS LOCATEDON"LACK-OUNTAIN +ELOWNA,IST0RICE$12,000,000. M. McAnerney* / Chad Biafore Peachland ACRESON(WYZONED# ANDSUPPORTSGASSTATION RESTAURANTS ANDMORE,IST0RICE$699,000 UNDERPSFCOURTORDEREDSALE M. McAnerney*

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ORCHARD MOBILE HOME PARK

1370 LAWRENCE AVE, KELOWNA

s&ORMER"UDDHIST4EMPLESITUATED ONACRES s#ITYSUPPORTS2-RE ZONING s!PPROX SQFTBUILDINGONTWOLEVELS List Price: $1,100,000 JACK SHABBITS

sPADSAND26SITES s,OCATEDKMSFROM$OWNTOWN+AMLOOPS List Price: $9,500,000 (Asset Sale) or $9,270,000 (Share Sale) JEFF HUDSON (Personal Real Estate Corp ) MARSHALL MCANERNEY ( Personal Real Estate Corp)

NAKUSP HOTSPRINGS & RV CAMPGROUND

131 ELLIS STREET, PENTICTON

s-AGNIFICENTNATURALSITEFORAHOTEL 26RESORT OR%CO!DVENTURE4OURISM sACRESOFRAREANDUNIQUENATURALASSET Call broker for pricing MIKE GEDDES

s SQUAREFOOTh3ANTA&EvSTYLEBUILD INGONAPRIMECORNERLOCATIONINDOWN TOWN0ENTICTON0OTENTIALTOPURCHASE EXISTINGAUTOBUSINESS List Price: $769,000 MEGHAN O’MARA, DipIT of Real Estate

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s/VER SQFTOFREFRIGERATEDWARE HOUSELONGTERMTENANTS s&/2,%!3% SFAND SF CEILINGS OFFICEAREAANDLOADINGDOCK PSF... List Price: $1,895,000 LARRY GOOD ( Kamloops)

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s SFWITHSFMEZZANINEOFFICE SPACE BAYDOORS HIGHCEILINGS3ELLER WILLCONSIDERLEASEBACKORSALEOFBUSINESS ANDASSETSList Price: $1,080,556 MARSHALL MCANERNEY ( Personal Real Estate Corp) CHAD BIAFORE

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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

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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

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#/--%2#)!,02/0%24)%3).+%,/7.!!2%!s#100-1553 Harvey Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G1 LAKE COUNTRY COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL MIXED DEVELOPMENT LAND Hotel, Commercial, and Residential Lands FASHIONABLE DOWNTOWN CORE HIGH TRAFFIC – HIGH DEMAND – GORGEOUS MODERN BUILDING +/- 1,480 square feet. This unit has all the leaseholds in place to bring in your turnkey operation with retail space, reception, ofďŹ ces, overhead loading door and a warehouse area in the rear of the unit. For Lease: $2,343 per month + NNN + HST MLSÂŽ

+/- 3.83 Acres for $4,999,000 + HST +/- 2.67 Acres for $2,999,000 + HST +/- 6.50 Acres for $6,999,000 + HST

SERVICED & READY TO BUILD

DOWNTOWN KELOWNA – COMMERCIAL STRATAS AVAILABLE This is an opportunity to own your own commercial strata unit in the downtown core ranging in sizes from approx. 838 2,194 square feet. One block away from city hall and two from the law courts. Available For Sale: $251,550 - $668,264 MLSŽ

SOLD – CONSOLIDATION COMPLETE 12 LOTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE Property – 6 storey commercial building and a 5 storey mixed use building. Available: $4,999,000 MLSŽ

SMALLER INDUSTRIAL UNIT GREAT LOCATION 872 +/- sq. ft. corner location with visibility from Rutland Road. Zoned Industrial I1. Lots of light, large tinted windows. Exclusive loading door. Easy access to Highway 97N with the airport 10 minutes away. Asking $726.67 per month + NNN + HST MLSÂŽ

IMPROVED OFFICE SPACE – HIGH TRAFFIC – CENTRAL LOCATION 1,429 +/- square feet. Fully improved ofďŹ ce space ready to go. This unit has multiple ofďŹ ces, boardroom, reception area and a three piece washroom. Even the furniture is negotiable! Asking $1,190.33 per month + NNN + HST MLSÂŽ

"CENTRALLY LOCATED" INDUSTRIAL ZONING Industrial strata on Stevens Rd, 1,998 sq ft. 1,500 sq ft on main shop area and 498 sq ft on mezzanine. 12 x 14 overhead loading door. Lease For: $2,081.25 per month + NNN + HST Purchase For: $309,900 + HST MLSÂŽ

FORMER CIBC BRANCH LAND & BUILDING Subject property is located in an area which is increasingly being re-developed into an upscale commercial area. The lands are fee simple with 13 parking spaces on the property. The 6,337 sq ft is broken down with 4,362 sq. ft. on the main oor and 1,975 on the second. Asking: $1,595,000 + HST MLSŽ


B4 Interior B.C./Business Opportunities MOBILE HOME PARK Castlegar, BC

OKANAGAN CATTLE RANCH REDUCED UÊÓ£Ó°ÈÓÊVÀiÃÊÀ>˜V…ʏœV>Ìi`ʈ˜ÊiÀi“iœÃ]Ê

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$549,900 - 11pads and 7 rental suites - 2.73 acres within city of Castlegar - on municipal water & sewer - includes a 1976 mobile

Castlegar Realty Ltd

250-304-3564

604-691-6646 or 1-866-717-6989

marnie@castlegarrealty.ca

alf@naicommercial.ca

LAKE OKANAGAN RESORT

REVENUE PROPERTY FOR SALE WEST KOOTENAY REGION GENELLE, BC ON THE BANKS OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER

Fully furnished one bedroom suite on Lake Okanagan just minutes from Kelowna. Enjoy the marina, golf, tennis, pool, spa, fitness centre, beach, walking trails, fine dining & other amenities Lake Okanagan has to offer.

Adult mobile home park with 12 pads on 7 flat acres including 1400 sq. ft. home with a separate basement suite and an in-ground swimming pool. Recent updates to park & home. REDUCED ! $1,000,000

Asking $115,000 Call RAY STAFFORD 250-549-0198

For information call Sid or Marianne

Vernon Management Real Estate

To view: http:// joerichproject.com/crockett/

250.693.2436

OKANAGAN – B.C. INTERIOR I N V E S T M E N T

KAMLOOPS, BC & AREA UÊ Clearwater, BC – Mobile Home Park land. 15 acres plus 2.7 acres commercial, fronts on highway. Super buy !ÊÊ $289,000

Marnie Pettit

ALF SANDERSON

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250-492-2233 / 1-800-567-6770 RE/MAX FRONT STREET REALTY, PENTICTON, B.C.

UÊÊKamloops – 4000 sq ft building ½ acre lot, commercial mix. High traffic area Ê Ê $788,000 or lease @ $12.00 triple net UÊÊClearwater, BC – Chinese restaurant land, building, ¼ acre lot, equipment, liquor license, 4 bedroom suite. $289,000 UÊBarriere, BC – 5 unit mini mall plus full basement, hwy frontage, plus vacant lot to expandÊ$399,900

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UÊÊChase, BC – Pub liquor store, restaurant on main floor. 14 rooms on 2nd floor which need substantial work reflected in price.ÊÊSuper buy $600,000

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UÊÊKamloops– New office retail building to be built. 3414 sq ft ideal professional office in busy residential sub div. $2668 plus triple net lease

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UÊÊClearwater, BC – Former school 11,000 sq fit with full gym 22 ft ceilings, make great church, school hall or? All on 6 acres. $399,000 ÊUÊÊKamloops – INVESTORS – 8% Cap rate restaurant. Fronting E Trans Canada Hwy. Leased out. $8,000/mo triple net. $1,200,000 UÊÊKamloops – Busy city centre 180-seat restaurant. Owner wants to retire. $500,000 for business or $1,700,000 for business, building & land

Residential/Industrial ÊÊUÊAsking: $488,888

PETER ZEBROFF

COMMERCIAL CONSULTANT

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REGIONAL ROUNDUP Prince George is smarter, richer and more business savvy than southerners believe

ÂĄ$BQJUBMPGB /FX/PSUI¢ FRANK Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;BRIEN WESTERN INVESTOR hen Prince George was named the number 1 city in western North America for cost competitiveness in 2010 it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surprise the managers or investors in this B.C. city that is now riding a resurgence of northern investment yet still has some of the cheapest urban real estate in the province. The city was listed first among 13 U.S. and Canadian cities in the Pacific region in KPMGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competitive alternatives study, which ranks preferred places to invest.

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Known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capital of a New North,â&#x20AC;? Prince George is anchored at the crossroads of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two most powerful economies and is the biggest and best-equipped B.C. city between Asia and the Alberta oilfields. Prince George is where the airport has been expanded to land the biggest cargo plans on the planet, from where rail lines and highways radiate to the ports of Prince Rupert, the northern coal fields, new gold mines â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and right into the heart of the United States. It is the northern hub for the surprising recovery in B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forest industry, which is feeding an apparently insatiable demand from China, Korea and Japan for dimensional lumber. It is faster to ship products from Beijing to Chicago through the RupertGeorge corridor than any U.S. entry point. Still, ask any latte drinker in Vancouver, and they will likely scoff at Prince George as a backwater blue-collar town where nothing happens. Prince George may be proud blue-collar, but it is building the kind of economic and educational muscle that should quiet any doubts that it is a city poised to play a huge role in the

kets. For air cargo carriers, Prince George is positioned on the existing flight route between Asia and North America, making it a strong contender for refuelling and technical stops.

ABOVE: The $125 million Cancer Care Clinic is part of a job-geerating major medical services expansion in Prince George. TOP RIGHT: The expanding University of Northern B.C. was named among the top three small universities in Canada this year.

Canadian economy of the 21st century. Consider mining. Since 2005, Prince George has seen a 116 per cent increase in employment related to mining and oil and gas development, with 1,300 new jobs created. The number of resource-linked businesses has nearly doubled. And mining growth has really just started.

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The $917 million Mt. Milligan mine northwest of Prince George is currently under development as the first major mine in B.C. in 15 years. The Dome Mountain mine project is also re-opening, also northwest of the city. Northern B.C., of course, is the centre for B.C. mining, with 10 operating mines, three under development, a dozen proposed projects and 69 major exploration projects underway. Last year nearly $230 million was

spent on northern mining exploration â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Prince George is the centre of most of the action. Important as it is, mining is just part of the widely diversified Prince George economy, according to Tim McEwan, president and CEO of Initiatives Prince George (IPG), a municipally-owned corporation created to encourage development. â&#x20AC;&#x153; We have the opportunity to be the supply chain route of choice between China and the United States ,â&#x20AC;? McEwan said. Last year Canadian National Railway put in a transmodal and intermodal facility that is now operating at near full capacity, largely due to the Chinese market. To meet rising demand, IPGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key partner, thePort of Prince Rupert, has plans to expand the portâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s container terminal to two million TEUs, providing Asian shippers a faster route to North American mar-

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Prince George was built on the lumber industry and, after some painful years, forestry is back with a vengeance. Local sawmills are humming, the main pulp mill is running full shifts and a nascent bio-fuels industry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; using mostly beetle-kill wood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is shipping wood pellets are far as Europe. The real change is the breakthrough into the Asian market for B.C. dimensional lumber after the U.S. real estate collapse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Asian market is enormous,â&#x20AC;? McEwan said, quickly credited Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell now minister of jobs, tourism and innovation, for helping to make stick-frame building popular in China. Last year, Shanghai, a city of 25 million, included wood construction in its building code for the first time. In the U.S., housing starts have fallen more than 50 per cent to the 550,000 unit range annually, but in China one home builder alone started half-a-million homes last year, part of at least eight million homes being built annually in the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most populous country, Bell told a meeting of the Truck Loggers Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of these are six-storey concrete buildings using framing lumber for various purposes like

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SALMON ARM, B.C. 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.

SALLY SCALES sallys1@telus.net or 250-832-4831

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McEwan suggests those Vancouver latte drinkers would be wise to get off their butts and head to where jobs are plentiful and where you can buy a substantial house for the same price as a tiny East Vancouver condo. At 5.7 per cent, Prince George has an unemployment rate about 3 per cent lower than the B.C. average, with an above average labour force income. The typical detached house price is around $261,000, up 6 per cent from a year ago and far below the provincial average of nearly $590,000. Said McEwan, who relocated from South Delta: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can buy twice the house at half the priceâ&#x20AC;? compared with anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Prince George real estate values still reflect the 2008-09 recession, but things could change

BERNARD DESCHENES TEL: 250 314 4530 WESTWIN REALTY bernard@kamloopsrealestate.info

It is the Prince George airport that will play an important role as the city matures into a global transportation hub. Work is completing on a new highway link to the airport that will divide a 3,000-acre logistics park aimed at the burgeoning air cargo market. The expanded airport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now with the thirdlargest runway in Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can handle 747 cargo planes and already welcomes about 36,000 airline passengers every month. The

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industrial land is being serviced and carved into lots, but McEwan would not put a price tag on the city-owned lands that will be coming to market shortly. Industrial lots across the region are priced from $30,000 to $40,000 per acre, but some with existing buildings are asking $800,000 an acre, so investors have to look closely at locations. The bottom line for McEwan, who presents an honest excitement about the potential o f Prince George, is that the city of 88,0000 will soon need more workers and more services.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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INVESTORS A great opportunity to purchase 7 fully rented 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouses, located in the downtown area close to shopping. This development has had recent upgrades including: new windows, new roof, new fencing. Call L.B. for details. Buyers to receive & read development disclosure. $653,000

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floor joists, infill walls, roof trusses and concrete forming,â&#x20AC;? Bell said. Forestry giant Canfor Corp., which has pulp mills and sawmills in Prince George, reports that 25 per cent of its dimensional lumber will be shipped to China this year, from nearly nothing five years ago. Canfor signed an agreement last year to commit the entire output of one lumber mill for a single client in mainland China. The rebuilding of quake-hit Japan, where wood is both popular and scarce, is another major Asian market for northern lumber.

fast. One clue is that year-to-date housing starts in Prince George are up 127 per cent, compared with a provincewide average increase of 3.8 per cent. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. pegged the apartment rental vacancy rate in the northern city at around 7.5 per cent last October, with the average rent for a two-bedroom at $650. These are, respectively, the highest and lowest rates of any second-tier city in the province. Landlords, however, may be enticed to invest in Prince George because of both an influx of resource workers and ongoing expansions of the local University of Northern B.C. (UNBC) and the College of New Caledonia. As well, a job-generating $125 million Cancer Care Clinic is under construction, part of a large regional hospital presence in the city. Based on recent ads in the Western Investor, Prince George apartment buildings are listing in the $60,000 to $70,000 per-suite range, with cap rates north of 7.5 per cent.

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One of a kind huge Kettle Riverfront property. Only 30 minutes to Osoyoos. Approx 1700 ft of shoreline with sandy beaches, swimming & ďŹ shing holes. There is 15 acres of level farmland ready for ground crops, grapes, hay, and 7 acres of park-like riverfront foreshore with huge trees, Oregon grape, walking trails, private beaches and swimming hole. The Kettle River is a great rafting, kayaking and ďŹ shing destination. This would make an excellent group or multi-family purchase, or start your own RV Park. $624,900

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Have your own waterfront lot on Osoyoos Lake. 3 Miles South of Osooyos U.S. border. 102â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 165â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Terraced Lot with sandy beach and safe moorage. Municipal and Irrigation water installed, 200 Amp power panel and state of the art septic system. Owner ďŹ nancing available. 1999 24.5â&#x20AC;? 5th Wheel with power and satellite can be included with reasonable offer. Priced at half the cost of similar property on the Canadian side. Owner will sell 2 1/3 undivided interests for $129,000 each. Cdn $$ at Par. Reduced to $339,000

Waterfront home. Enjoy the lake with family & friends in this beautifully landscaped, easily maintained lakefront home with 115â&#x20AC;&#x2122; frontage for swimming, boating & ďŹ shing. Totally remodeled home with large kitchen, cherry wood cabinets and granite counter tops. 3 large bedrooms, wine room, heated tile ďŹ&#x201A; oors, indoor waterfall feature, outdoor shower, full irrigation system, water puriďŹ cation system, lots of storage space, boat dock with lift. This is a unique family home. A must see. Reduced to $1,695,000

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Request for Proposals Development Site for Sale in Kelowna, BC Residence with Acreage & Business Opportunities. Residence on 2.33 acres, well utilized. Large open plan home, new roof & siding, wood fl rs. Newer 40'x50' insulated, heated & wired shop. Large front & back doors, 2 mezzanines, 2 offices, back up power gen. Room to park, flat lot. MLS ®10024872 $699,900

The Board of Education of School District No. 23 (Central Okanagan) invites proposals to acquire a 4 acre site at the southeast corner of Baron Road and Dilworth Drive in the Highway 97 commercial corridor in Kelowna, BC. The site is adjacent to Orchard Park Shopping Centre. The site has significant urban development potential. It is in an area in which retail, high density mixed use, and high density residential development are occurring.

Rock Cracking Business w/out Explosives. therocdoc.com Used on concrete, granite, large rock formations, mining etc. Non toxic, Exclusive rights to North America. Air hammers, bits, Morooka crane + MST1100 dumper compressor. Approx 10 tons of corespan included. MLS®10024891 $125,000 Excavation & Demolition Business Turn key. 15 yrs in operation. On going business with contracts in place for future Work. Approx $250,000 Worth of equipment included (independently appraised) Selling for health reasons. MLS® 10024899 $400,000

Ken Johnson 250-862-6000

A Request for Proposals (RFP) Document is available for downloading online at no charge. The RFP Document provides information about the site and instructions for the submission of Proposals. To download the RFP Document, go to the BC Bid website at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca and search “browse opportunities by organization” for “School District 23 Central Okanagan”. For more information, contact: Lloyd Pendleton, Purchasing Manager School District No. 23 email: po@sd23.bc.ca “Together We Learn” SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 23 (CENTRAL OKANAGAN)

Proposals are due on 9 Sept 2011 by 2:00pm Pacific Time.

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Full municipal services Adjacent to a golf course with 450 condo units and a hotel currently under development $280,000 annual income Hold for investment or develop to your plans on your schedule $ 4,350,000 E-Mail: lkirsch@shaw.ca

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BUSINESS LOANS & MORTGAGES

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

COURT ORDERED SALE:

Merganser Bay Resort at Sugar Lake

Waterfront resort with 47 remaining of 67 recreational properties. A lodge w/4 rental suites & caretakers residence. 5.98 acres of land plus 2.5 acres for future marina. Zoned C5 Recreational Commercial. A unique development opportunity for continued rental income and resale of lots, as undivided interests. 22 cabin lots, 33 RV lots, 11 Park Model lots and one lot for the main lodge and common areas. Recently serviced lots with an elaborate on-site sewage system. Attractive terms available. Asking $2,950,000 subject to court approval. MLS 10027799

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JOE UNGARO 250 317-1819 joeungaro@shaw.ca

TERRY ALBRECHT 250 862-6554 terryalbrecht@shaw.ca www.RealEstateKelownaBC.com

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R.N. (Ron) Palmer CIM, AMP Phone (250) 446-2868 Email: rpalmer@lincsat.com www.ronaldpalmer.com

KELOWNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; UNGARO ALBRECHT

U-VIN WINE ON PREMISES

APARTMENT BLOCK: 39 Suites in Vernon Lots of updates incl. newer roof & total elevator overhaul. NOI approximately $153,000, Asking $2,450,000 Cap Rate 6.25%. Exclusive listing. 18 HOLE EXECUTIVE GOLF COURSE, KELOWNA 50 acres, clubhouse/bar/convention facilities. Exclusive. COURT ORDERED SALE: 9.4 ACRE Commercial Property â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Penticton RV Park on portion, multi zoning. Asking $7.5 million. MLSÂŽ 9226439 Income Producing Property, HWY 97 Income $395k plus residual development land. Asking $8,900,000 MLSÂŽ 10025786 LAND LAND LAND: s  !CRE2ESIDENTIAL$EVELOPMENT Kelowna Asking $3,499,000 MLSÂŽ # 10017919 s !CRE(IGHWAY#OMMERCIAL ./) ONPARTIALSITE PLUS acres vacant. Asking $8.9 million MLSÂŽ 1007758 s !CRES!,2n4ITLES Near Mission Greenway $7.9 Million MLSÂŽ # 10017758 s  !CRESBY5"#/KANAGAN (UGEUPSIDEPOTENTIALFOR)#)AND RESIDENTIALADJOINING5"#!SKING million MLSÂŽ # 10012018 s !CRESNEAR/RCHARD0ARK-ALL 4WOTITLES  AND ACRES HOMES ALR Asking $2,950,000 for both ($850k M EXCLUSIVE

For Information, contact

JOE UNGARO 250 317-1819 joeungaro@shaw.ca

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LAND AND PROJECT FOR SALE â&#x20AC;&#x153;The HEALTH CENTER at 10th and 10thâ&#x20AC;? A NEW MIXED USE BUILDING

in SALMON ARM, BC

FOR SALE Located in the Okanagan Owners will stay to help with transition

24,000 square feet of Lab, Office and Clinic space Plus â&#x20AC;Ś10 Deluxe Condos on the Third ďŹ&#x201A; oor (Some with Lakeview) Secure Underground parking, Geothermal Heating and Cooling, Concrete Building, Sprinkler System and Rooftop gardens with walking path and social areas. Across from the new Save-on-Foods in the Piccadilly Mall. Zoning and Development Permit in Place

Assets or share sale

Call GARY ARSENAULT 250-833-5855

Well established

Proforma available to qualiďŹ ed purchasers

Enquire at:

uvin@shaw.ca

www.healthcenterattenth.com

Another project of LST Ventures LTD., Developers of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Village at 10th and 10thâ&#x20AC;?

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Interior British Columbia B9

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NORTHERN BC Booming Fort St John

OSOYOOS

MOTEL & PUB VALEMOUNT, BC

DEVELOPMENT SITE

Well established Motel, combined with adjacent neighbourhood pub/restaurant. Plus: fully built liquor store with license.

Vernon

Excellent Commercial Building FOR SALE High profi le location along 100th Ave and 98th. 3 level building - 95% leased out. Lots of walk in traffi c. Two anchor tenants providing professional services. New extensive renovations including 50 year hardi plank. MLS® N4504567 $2,500,000

Presently a campground and waterslide. Hotel / Motel zoning with multi family development potential. Semi-waterfront with spectacular views. 3.2 acres $2,995,000

For Sale Multi-Family (Commercial) 4545 South Access Rd

Solid performing businesses with huge upside. Revenues averaging over $1M in sales for past 5 years – PLUS liquor store potential. All businesses are updated, in good operating condition and well maintained. $3,900,000

JIM MCKILLOP 250-308-2606

RETAIL/APARTMENT

www.mckillopassociates.co

IDABEL LAKE: MLS® 10025851 $989,000 Near Big White turn off. LAKEFRONT; 30mins south of Kelowna BC. Land sits between the lake and the Crown Land. 61 acres that could be subdivided into Recreational parcels with many view spots of the lake. Great Investment.

VERNON

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An amazing investor package. A turnkey portfolio. Consists of 3 separate buildings. The Red Roof Suites - 14-one bedroom units, 4-one bedroom suites & 4-two bedroom units. The Bracemore - 14two bedrooms. The Swiss Alpine - 9-two bedroom 2 story townhouses with full basements. operating at an 11% plus cap and have had extensive upgrades. MLS® N4504667 $2,750,000

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Main Street Location. Rented to 2 retail outlets. Large 2 bdrm suite (1,400 sf) Bsmt storage & Access to lane. Recent roof (3yrs). Great Potential here! $349,000

SUMMERLAND Land/Concrete Building/Great Revenue $2,800/mth rental income

ALLAN TAYLOR RE/MAX REALTY SOLUTIONS

1-250-498-9886 1.866.495.7441 www.allantaylor.ca allantaylor@remax.net

Business Owners - Multi Use Opportunity - 10241 Alder Rd

Restaurant & deluxe 2 bdrm upstairs suite. Operate Restaurant or lease to the established tenant. $495,000 MLS 109153

10 Acre Prize Property + 2 Residences

Attention SHUSWAP LAKE: #31 1134 PINE GROVE RD, SCOTCH CREEK BC MLS® 10025266 $449,000 Huge SANDY beach on the sunny north shores of Shuswap Lake. This complex has a lot to offer including large dock, hot tub, family friendly pool, great walking or bike trails, next to provincial park & easy access to town amenities.

Need to expand opporations, obtaining a second location or hold a good long term investment this property. This fi ts all three. Located on Alder Cres just off the Alaska Highway. 3,200 sf shop with a one acre fenced yard. MLS® N4504716 $489,900

TREVOR BOLIN

COMMERCIAL

CLIFF WENGER

cliff@fivestarrealestateteam.com www.fivestarrealestateteam.com

Land, building, lease incomes and a well established business.

call Gary Takahashi toll-free: 1-800-661-6988 direct: (604) 608-5111 or fax: (604) 669-2154

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Downtown Summerland across from schools. $629,000 MLS 113650

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#129987 - 1380 SQ FT SHOP/OFFICE SPACE 1380 sq ft shop/office space, 2 main bays 30 x 30 and additional 16 x 30 bay. Each bay has separate entrance washroom, 200 amp electrical and furnace. Paved parking lot, fenced compound and additional lot adjacent is included in the asking price of $255,000.

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#129952 - FOR SALE OR LEASE Multi-purpose building, could have 4 separate units. Total of over 12,000 sq ft, upgrades include updated roof and furnaces Asking price is just $397,000 #130029 RETAIL STOREFRONT on 102nd Ave. for sale, 3500 sq. ft on a corner location, paved parking, good visibility can be used for ofďŹ ce, retail, or your own small business. Owner will consider leasing as well $169,000 #130010 - WELDING / MACHINE SHOP for sale Includes 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; door, 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, 3 phase power, 23o Volt/400 amp service. Gravel yard, 100 sq. ft. ofďŹ ce with shower & bathroom. Fire hydrant, 2 overhead cranes. $260,000

#129953 - RETAIL BUILDING Great location on 10th St over 3,000 sq ft on main and additional 3,000 sq ft on second floor, located next to Scotia Bank, immediate possession available. Asking price of $375,000 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.

#129593: COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH BEER AND WINE STORE for sale (gross sales of $2,000,000). Great location in Dawson Creek, also 40 apartments, bar/restaurant area and commercial space. Asking $3,500,000. Call for more info. #129257: 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.

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

#130090 currently leased located at 1512-97th Ave. Total of 4880 sq ft with 3360 sq ft of ofďŹ ce area and 1520 sg ft shop, 2-14ft doors. Existing lease shows over an 11% return. $425,000 #127545: 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.

L A N D #129635: 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. #129877: ONE ACRE OF MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL LAND suitable for 37 unit apartment or condo complex. Across from the hospital in a prime residential area of Dawson Creek. $179,000 #127836: SUBDIVISION FOR MOBILE HOMES! Total of 39 mobile lots are possible on this 4.6 acres, zoning in place, some services are already in, 3 lots have been subdivided. Call for more info. Asking $300,000

#128755: 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 #127066: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION 0.74 acres at the intersection of 17 Street and Alaska Highway. Ideal location for strip mall, service station, etc. $295,000 #127441: 80 ACRES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND with highway frontage, railway tracks, water and sewer in the City of Dawson Creek. Asking $31,250 per acre

Business includes; Hardware, display units, steamer, racks & more. (Inventory to be negotiated) MLSÂŽ N4504799 NO DROP INS

ASKING $429,000

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Your Next Investment Opportunity MISSION - 7 ACRES - $779,900 REDUCED 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.

IRON CREEK LODGE - HOT NEW PRICE !!! $638,888 50 Acres â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Located at the B.C. Yukon border, on Iron Creek Lake which is stocked by the govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t with rainbow trout. Facilities overlooking the lake include service station, 2 storey lodge with 50 seat restaurant, full kitchen, living quarters upstairs, 8 room motel, 2 room log cabin, 20 serviced R.V. sites...the list goes on. All buildings and services were installed from 1992 to present with approvals and built to code. Steady clientele with tour buses, car, truck and camping trafďŹ c, ďŹ shermen, hikers, snowmobilers, cross country skiers and local trafďŹ c. Priced to sell. Call for a full information package.

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$57,900 - MLS# N4504696

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10433 - 269 Rd

Burns Lake

7000 sf building offers 1000 sf of ofďŹ ce/reception & 6000 sf of shop space ,4-16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; O/H doors & 1-14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; O/H door, 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceiling, 200 amp service, just under 1 acre of land. $915,000 - MLS# N4504751

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PRINCE GEORGE

250-692-3530 www.landahome.ca

Currently Leased at $3,000/mo gross. 3200 sq. ft. building with 4 ofďŹ ces, 2 baths + 2 bay shop.

$340,000 - MLS# N4504196

SHOP IN CITY LIMITS! 10215 - Beaver Rd

Commercial Package Prime Location, High Visibility High TrafďŹ c Area 1st Building has two tenants 2nd Building is vacant 3rd Lot is vacant and can be developed. Great Investment Opportunity DENNIS BOCK

10016 - 106th Street

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Excellent tenants, fully renovated building. Showing a 10% Cap Rate

$2,700,000 MLS# N4504630

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1244 4th Avenue

FULLY LEASED INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 9948 - 100th ST

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10.35 Acres, 12,500 sq. ft. l-1 Warehouse, 5-18' overhead doors, 1-10 ton & 2-5 ton crane, 55 x 80 overall ofďŹ ce bldg has 3 ofďŹ ces & 10 x 32 Atco trailer.

2835 square ft shop is heated & insulated, 2 - 12 foot doors. Only a few blocks to Alaska Highway, NO city services. C3 zoning, 0.894 of an acre

$3,200,000 MLS# N4504450

$235,000 - MLS# N4504755

9929 - Swanson Street

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FOR LEASE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Prime retail & professional ofďŹ ce spaces. High trafďŹ c area, visual exposure, parking and much more. Net Lease.

One of a kind opportunity. 3 concrete block warehouses on 3 Acres. 44,080 sq ft total space. Well maintained with 11 loading doors, 13 O/H doors, 3 Phase Power & highway access.

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770 Brunswick St.

Established fully equipped Laundromat. Price includes 32 washer, 33 dryers, tables, chairs, laundry carts, hand baskets, commercial shower & much more.

FOR LEASE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 492 sq ft high-end RETAIL space. Located in Prince Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier hotel lobby. Zoned C-5. Gross rate lease.

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Exceptional 12 unit apartment building. 9 units fully renovated. Good location, well maintained property. 8% Cap Rate.

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

4986 & 5008 Hartway Dr.

'Grower Direct' High volume 'Grower Direct' franchise ďŹ&#x201A; owershop.

Two separate lots, cleared, level & highway access. Zoned M-3.

9080 Penn Rd.

FOR LEASE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 25,660 sq ft quality warehouse in the Danson Industrial Park. 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, 6 loading docks, 1 ramp, 7 -14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; O/H doors, 4 man doors, ofďŹ ces & a large fenced compound.

978 & 996 Central St.

26485 Telegraph Rd. Vanderhoof, B.C. Ideal wildlife

Blackwater Rd.

viewing/hunting property. 5 km of quad trails. 90 Acres cultivated. 2 miles of Nechako River front on west side & one mile on east side. Gravel deposit & two residences.

30 minutes from the City. Approx. 15 km down Blackwater Rd.. Three properties available totalling 1,097.93 Acres plus a woodlot license. Some gravel, mostly logged.

9368 Milwaukee Way

1396 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5th Ave.

Located on corner of 10th and Central St. Must be sold together. Value is in the land. Currently zoned RS-2, the City says can be re-zoned to C-4.

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

FOR LEASE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1,955 sq ft of professionally designed second-ďŹ&#x201A;oor, top-quality OFFICE space. Gross rate lease.

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RECREATION FEATURE Okanagan resort developers wait it out as glut of product keeps recovery at bay

ÂĄ*U¤TOPUUIFQSJDF*U¤TUIFNBSLFU¢ FRANK Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;BRIEN WESTERN INVESTOR ate last year Rivendell Development chopped prices on suites at its Verana Okanagan project by as much as $60,000 and waived the harmonized sales tax (HST) in a bid to attract buyers to the Penticton resort development. The deal and location look good on paper. A recreational playground, Penticton is home to six golf courses, 24 wineries, more than 10 art galleries and a very popular casino. Penticton also houses the South Okanagan Events Centre, which hosts world-class sports and cultural events and provides top-notch public facilities.

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Despite $60,000-per-suite price reductions and waiving of HST, Verana Okanagan resort has sold only one condo unit this year.

Okanagan. Hay doubts prices will be reduced even further, despite the slow take up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the price, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the market,â&#x20AC;? he said. At the La Casa cottage resort near Kelowna, Fully complete and just a block and a half the developer slashed lot prices to as low as from Skaha Lake, Verana Okanagan is packed $43,000 and was offering complete 700-squarewith high-end finishes and is built super-green. foot detached cottages for $199,900 in a oneThe whole development has been planned to month sales blitz in May that saw prices at the maximize energy efficiency by using low-E lakefront site cut by 30 per cent or more. argon windows, high-efficiency air source heat According to Hay, the discounts show there pumps and compact fluorescent lights. These is too much resort product on the Okanagan energy-efficient features, along with the first market for the number of buyers. And, says a green roof in the south Okanagan, earned the buyer survey from the Okanagan Mainline project FortisBC Power Sense conservation Real Estate Board, the market is now nearly excellence awards two years in a row. fully dominated by domestic buyers, not the With suites priced from $224,900, Verana well-heeled Albertans and U.S. customers that Okanagan would have likely sold fast if it was some resorts first envisioned. being marketed four years ago. Okanagan residents wanting to buy a resort But that was then, this is now. condo have problems selling their existing When Rivendell started the discount sales house, however. blitz last winter, it had 17 units left to sell. Now, The BC Real Estate Association(BCREA) months later, it has 15 for sale. reports that Okanagan residential sales plunged â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have only sold one suite this year,â&#x20AC;? nearly 30 per cent in March compared with said Keith Hay, who is marketing Verana a year earlier, continuation of a downward

trend that began two years ago. In the south Okanagan, unit sales are down a more modest 10.7 per cent, but total sales volumes are off 32.2 per cent, an indication that prices continue to track lower. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We continue to observe a two-speed market in B.C., with surging consumer demand in Metro Vancouver overshadowing more moderate demand in other regions,â&#x20AC;? said Cameron Muir, BCREA chief economist. The Central 1 Credit Union is even more bearish, suggesting that, in the Okanagan, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;two speedsâ&#x20AC;? include reverse. Central 1 economist Brian Yu said the â&#x20AC;&#x153;weak linksâ&#x20AC;? in B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residential market are those with high exposure to external recreation and retiree market demand, suggesting the Okanagan and Kootenay areas will be the hardest hit this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buyers are hesitant to make discretionary or luxury purchases,â&#x20AC;? Yu explained, noting that rock-bottom prices in the U.S. Sunbelt are also drawing buyers away from B.C. resorts. According to the credit unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent

housing forecast, the Okanagan is expected to see overall residential price declines of 6 per cent this year, while Kootenay prices will drop by 5 per cent, compared with a not-so-rosy 2010. However, the credit union is also confident of a recovery in 2012 and 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sales are expected to rise sharply [in these resort markets] in 2013,â&#x20AC;? it concluded. Hay said most resort developments, like Verana Okanagan, will just have to wait it out, adding that this summer may see the last of the really great deals in Okanagan resort properties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Verana Okanagan is an affordable and luxurious home where people can enjoy the best of the Okanagan,â&#x20AC;? Hay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nearby are two phenomenal lakes and beaches, a multitude of wineries, great camping, golfing, hiking and skiing and a terrific fine-dining and theatre scene.â&#x20AC;? The resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two owners also enjoy a fully-equipped comunity centre with pool and hot tub. Now all Verana needs is more buyers.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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Recreational Real Estate HOT PROPERTIES/Alberta B15 LAWRENCE STEINKE Potential Lakeview development property. Beautiful 77 site thriving RV Park in the Okanagan. Meticulously maintained park. 2400 sq. foot residence. Rare find in the valley.

Penticton BC Inquiries: invatech@shaw.ca

$2.3 mil.

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Lakeshore Campground on pristine Sproat Lake 26 level sites, underground services Steps to large sandy beach Private swimming area with waterslide Boat slip included with purchase www.lakeshorecampground.com

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THE MAPLES ON SPROAT LAKE - from $389,000 + HST -

Specializing in Apartment Sales Since 1975 PH: (780) 447-9009 Fax # (780) 447-9008 Email: steinkeandcompany@gmail.com

IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC REAL ESTATE NEEDS, CALL US... WE CAN FIND THE PROPERTIES YOU NEED! We have several apartment and condo buildings from 6 units to 100 units. Price ranges and locations vary across Edmonton. Call or email us for further information The following are a brief selection of the properties we have available right now. More are only a phone call away.

APARTMENTS FOR SALE IN EDMONTON

•15 Suites, walking distance to NAIT, Strata Title not registered ............................... $1,500,000 •33 Suites, 2 blocks to Grant MacEwan College, OFFERS ......................................... $3,500,000 •21 Condominium Units Westend ........................................ $2,835,000 •38 Suites, great suite mix plus additional land ...................................................... $4,600,000

COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL FOR SALE

SPROAT LAKE - STRATA-TITLED CAMPSITES- from $169,000

24-unit strata-titled development Brand new vacation homes, 5 floor plans Spacious, private decks, appliances included Beach, trails, boat slip, large dock All the benefits of Sproat Lake without the cost! www.maplesresort.ca

DAVE KOSZEGI REALTOR®

of Nanaimo Each Offi ce independently Owned and Operated business / pager 250.723.SOLD (7653) office 250.751.1223 toll free 1.888.246.8695 email dave@midislandhomes.com web midislandhomes.com davekoszegi.com 723sold.com

Medical/Professional Space for Lease

STEINKE AND COMPANY REALTY LTD.

• 4 QUARTERS of land approx., 40 miles NW of Edmonton. Must be sold together ........................................Total Price $600,000 • NEW, SPRUCE GROVE 3 remaining Condo Warehouses. 1,700 sq. ft. bays, great curb appeal ..................................................$334,900/bay

$$$ CASH BUSINESS $$$ 3 Bay Car Wash with space for C-Store! In North Edmonton

Only $1,300,000 Call LAWRENCE Ph: (780) 447-9009 steinkeandcompany@gmail.com

115 Haddow Close NW, Edmonton, AB

Prestigious Riverbend/Terwillger Location! This facility is equipped with all of the features and amenities you need to succeed. Nearby pharmacy, rec centre & major traffic throughways offer great exposure! Great space for Doctor office, Insurance Brokerage, Real Estate Office, Lawyer’s office and or Accountant !!! 1295 sf, 3 - 5 yr lease preferred. $28 per sq. ft. plus $15.50 operating costs utilities & janitorial not included.

Please Call Michele Warwa-Handel

780-464-7700 REALTY EXECUTIVES DEVONSHIRE (THE PARK)

www.realtyforyou.ca

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or call

403-346-6655

Avison Young Lethbridge Inc. partnership. performance.

Hotel - 86 rooms, restaurant and lounge, located in the retail hub of Lethbridge, AB Asking $8,500,000

FOR SALE

WESTERN INVESTOR JUNE 2011 www.westerninvestor.com

Gas Station Located on the busy intersection of Stafford Drive North and 5th Ave North with great accessibility to both Asking $1,200,000

Minutes SW of Calgary at Priddis

5.4 Acres ...........$950,000 11.0 Acres ......$1,200,000 12.0 Acres ......$1,200,000

Ideal for Country Estate Mansions or Villas

Morgan Tingle, Associate Joe Sather, Broker

403-265-8887

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RETAIL PLAZA IN SUNDRE

INDUSTRIAL/FOOD PROCESSING FACILITY

4-WAY PLAZA

35,381 SQ. FT.

101 Centre Street North, Sundre, Alberta

4043 Brandon Street SE, Calgary, Alberta

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FOR SALE

For more information or to view, please contact: GREG ALBRIGHT

p: 403-290-0178 f: 403-262-1314

galbright@barclaystreet.com

INDUSTRIAL/FOOD PROCESSING FACILITY

FOR SALE

p: 403-290-0178 f: 403-262-1314

3 STOREY APARTMENT BUILDING

53,233 SQ. FT.

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4211 13A Street SE, Calgary, Alberta

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COVER Historic central Alberta town finds itself on the radar of Calgary commuters and retail investors

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It takes Larry Wright quite a while to brief you about what’s going on in his central Alberta community, largely because there’s a lot more to Olds these days than a successful agricultural college – though that’s still a key piece of the puzzle. Wright, the director of operations for the Town of Olds, patiently reels off the details of various development and redevelopment projects in the community, one that enjoyed boom years from 2006 to 2008, before the recession hit. Back in 2006, building permit values were in the $75.8 million range. They zoomed to almost $117 million in 2007, thanks to large commercial and institutional projects, but have dropped steadily since then, hitting only $28.3 million in 2010. Wright expects that to change in 2011, and be particularly obvious another year down the road. “I really think that 2012 with be our benchmark year,” Wright explains, partway through listing everything that’s coming down the pipe for Olds – from the new 45,000-square-foot branch and head office of theMountain View Credit Union on the west end of town to a variety of infrastructure improvements planned or underway that involve the town, Alberta Transportation, or both. It’s clear from the conversation that Olds is a community where both new development and redevelopment are economic priorities.

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No wonder Olds attracts the likes of airline pilots and oilfield professionals among its new residents. Hugh Bodmer, an Olds realtor with CIR Realty and a past economic development staffer in the community, says Olds is an attrac tive place for people to escape city life. They’re looking for homes on larger lots close to amenities. In some cases, they’re choosing Olds because it’s not that far from Calgary, Red Deer or Edmonton, where family members may already be living. Buyers in Olds are displaying a general desire for new properties, rather than existing ones, he says. “The market is growing and expanding for new homes,” Bodmer explained, adding that while price points vary somewhat, a new single-family home in the community’s northwest Vistas neighbourhood with a double garage sells in the $420,000 range. Higher-end duplex units in the same area sell in the $310,000 range. Like Scott, Bodmer says retailers Olds realtor and former Olds economic developin the community are clearly seeing ment staffer Hugh Bodner: people are moving increasing customer traffic. He cites in from Calgary to escape city life and high a friend who owns an Uptowne house prices. Meanwhile, the town is trying to Olds shop. keep retail growing in historic Uptowne. “He’s seeing lots of new people ment work and infrastructure costs could make Foods, Staples and Canadian Tire, yet it’s to town, people he has never seen before,” use of a model that Calgary used to finance also home to a vibrant main street that lacks Bodmer explains. East Village redevelopment. That model sees any boarded-up storefronts, Scott said. Indeed, the box stores have helped the mer- 0JMBOEHBT new tax revenue from a defined area targeted chants of Uptowne Olds in some ways, because That’s likely to continue, based on what’s going to cover infrastructure costs. An innovative approach to revitalizing the they’ve widened the catchment area for retail on in the central Alberta community that also town’s core isn’t exactly a new concept. In fact, traffic in the community of 9,000, Scott says. boasts an oilfield service sector that’s picking the Uptowne Olds moniker is already fairly The trading area for Olds is considered to be up again with increased natural gas activity. well known in central Alberta – the result of 40,000 plus. Future business development and infrastrucbusinesses in the town’s centre banding togeth- Location is a big part of the draw for Olds, ture enhancements are clearly linked in Olds, er with marketing and promotions efforts when which is situated roughly 80 kilometres north and progress is ongoing in the latter category. big-box retailers arrived in the west end a few of Calgary and roughly a half hour from Red Construction is underway to hook Olds up years ago. The smaller shops have also focused Deer and Airdrie just west of Highway 2, the to a regional wastewater treatment system strongly on service, notes Gail Scott, com- province’s bustling north-south traffic artery. in 2012. It’s already part of a regional water munity economic development officer for the Residents can reach Calgary International system that runs through communities south Olds Institute for Community & Regional Airport in 45 minutes. Try doing that from a of Red Deer, and that system is also being Development. home in southwest Calgary at the wrong time expanded to guarantee capacity for growth. Now Olds boasts Wal-Mart, Sobeys, Extra of the day. Please see Rental plays page B20

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Alberta Transportation is looking at enhancements to Highway 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the main east-west commercial strip â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as new development and redevelopment projects happen. The province has also committed in its three-year transportation plan to rework the interchange *OEVTUSJBMTDBSDF at Highways 2 and 27 to improve access in and While Olds College started out as an agriculture institution, its program base has diversiout of the community from the east. fied to land and environmental management (BNJOHQMBZ and rural entrepreneurship. The interchange sits east of Olds in Mountain While Olds has a lot going for it, the comView County, and there are also projects eyed munity also faces challenges, notes Bodmer. for the area outside of town. A noteworthy one Among them is a shortage of serviced indusis a long-shot proposal from the local agricul- trial land. What little is available can run in ture society to build a â&#x20AC;&#x153;racinoâ&#x20AC;? facility at the the range of $250,000 to $280,000 per acre. interchange. The gaming venue would feature Unserviced industrial land is in the $30,000 to a horse-racing track and related slot machine $40,000 per acre range, according to Scott. gaming, not to mention a hotel. No licence has Entrepreneurs looking at setting up shop been granted for the racino to date, and the in Olds face a wide range of commercial and provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gaming authority has a moratorium industrial lease rates. on new licences at this point. According to Scott, industrial leased rates are Meanwhile, Pomeroy Inn & Suites Inc. is in the $7 to $12 per square foot range, with comlooking at a $12 to $14 million hotel project mercial rates varying significantly throughout on Olds College land that would see the estab- the community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from $8 to $14 in Uptowne lishment of the Canadian Institute for Rural Olds, up to $30 for new highway commercial Entrepreneurship. space on the west end. Older highway comAccording to Pomeroy, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;state-of-the-artâ&#x20AC;? mercial runs in the $12 to $22 per square foot facility will encompass the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blueprint of range, with service commercial buildings more extended-stay suites, full amenities and service typically in the $13 to $20 range. culture, plus it will also feature full food and Bodmer says residential revenue properties beverage services including conference facili- can also prove decent investments in Olds, ties and a restaurant. Perhaps the most unique thanks not only to the college but the local design element will be the learning services employment market. Two-bedroom four-plex

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Tom Watt Sherwood Park 19.57 Acres Zoned: C5 $600,000/acre Motivated!

Jeff Sutherland Fort Saskatchewan Class A OfďŹ ce For Sale or Lease Up to 235,000 sq ft Downtown

Tom Watt Sherwood Park Lakeland Drive 2.42 Acres $715,000/acres

OfďŹ ce 780.417.5540 www.scrcommercialrealty.com

For further information, contact Gary & RenĂŠe Anderson Hospitality Sales Specialists Direct: 780-432-1408 contactus@andersonhotelsales.com www.andersonhotelsales.com Dynateam Realty Ltd. Office: 780.444.6605


Alberta B21

WESTERN INVESTOR JUNE 2011 www.westerninvestor.com

COMMERCIAL

(780)

Edmonton’s Business & Investment Specialists

481 - 2950

(RE/MAX Excellence)

17718 - 64th Ave Edmonton, AB T5T 4J5 Toll Free 1(866) 481 - 2950

2011 PENDING AND SOLD TRANSACTIONS 7 Bay Auto Wash -

3 Pharmacy Package -

Swan Hills Hotel -

SE Edmonton. On 0.43 Ac. -

Ontario. Over $15M Revenue -

$2M Revenue -

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Professional Office Bldg -

South AB Pharmacy -

Condo w/Tenant -

West Edm. w/land -

Approx $800,000 Revenue -

#8 Spruce Grove -

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Condo w/Tenant -

Nisku 1.1 Acres Land -

#8 Spruce Grove -

High exposure location -

SOLD

PENDING

CURRENT LISTINGS

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INVESTMENT

z18 Hole Golf Course - Central AB. 136 Acres. - $2.75M zWhyte Ave Restaurant - Business Only - $379,000 + Inven. zConvenience Store - w/land & bldg. North West of Edm $600,000 + Inventory z Truck & RV Wash - Business Only. Well established - $425,000

zRed Deer Commercial Bldg - Fully leased. Downtown. - $1.1M zPremier Lodge - Valemount BC - $3.98M zRetail Condo Package - Spruce Grove. 3 Condos - $750,000

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320 zA&W Franchise Partner Program- Edm loc - Call For Info zFAMOSO Franchises (NEW) - Nominated #1 Pizza in Canada, #6 Pizza in the World - $1.6M Av. Revenue - 100% Owner -

$300k-$400k (Cash) OR Operating Manager/Owner $100k-$200k (Cash)

CALL NATHALIE LACROIX AT 780.243.7757 zSoup/Sandwich Business - Downtown Edm - $119,900 zBottle Depot Businesses - TWO locations in AB. Call For Info BOTTLE DEPOT BUYING & ORIENTATION - BOOK NOW! ***CERTAIN CONDITIONS APPLY***

CALL RAJAN NULLIAH 780.441.5419 zSouth Edm Indian Restaurant - Well Established - $200,000

CALL RAJ BHARDWAJ 780.983.4211 zGrocery Store with Deli - SW Edmonton - $75,000 Including Inventory & Equipment

CALL MIKI O’REE AT 780.200.6454

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

CALL ALLY PIRMOHAMED AT 780.604.0302

LAND z AB Industrial Heartland - 240 Acres. Serviced - $15,900/Acre z Premier Hotel Site - NE Edm. 1.18 Ac. HWY Exposure- $1.395M z Nisku Commercial Land - 5 Lots. Zoned CS - Call For Info

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320 zSylvan Lake - Choice of 3 Est Motels. Beach facing & close to Marina. Fantastic summer business. Priced at $1.7M, $2.2M and $2.635M

CALL RAJAN NULLIAH AT 780.441.5419 zSelf Storage Facility - 177 Units + 100 RV on 3.88 acres. Whitecourt, Alberta - $1.9M zRetail Condos & Motel Land - Redwater, Alberta - Call For Info

CALL MIKI O’REE AT 780.200.6454

MULTI-FAMILY z4 Plex Condo Package - Parkdale - $700,000 z9 Units - South Edmonton - $1.1M z15 Units - West Edmonton - $1.5M

CALL MIKI O’REE AT 780.200.6454

LEASING z Leduc Plaza - Prof/Medical Space Avail. www.LeducPlaza.com

CALL AYAZ OR SAM AT 780.641.1320 z Whyte Avenue - Second Floor. 2215 SF - $12.00/SF + OP Costs

CALL ALLY PIRMOHAMED AT 780.604.0302

MEDICAL z Northern AB Pharmacy - #10271 - www.DrugstoresForSale.com z Edmonton Pharmacy - #10420 - www.DrugstoresForSale.com z Southern AB Pharmacy - #10832 - www.DrugstoresForSale.com z Ontario Pharmacy - #10667 - www.DrugstoresForSale.com

CALL AYAZ AT 780.641.1320

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B22 Alberta INVESTMENT PROPERTIES FOR SALE! 15 UNIT APARTMENT, west end, all ones, many renos- 6.07 cap. Call for proforma

www.westerninvestor.com JUNE 2011WESTERN INVESTOR

TOWN OF CANMORE ALBERTA

23 UNIT APARTMENT, University area, nice condition and 5.75 cap. Call for proforma 38 UNITS IN RED DEER, 4 storey with elevator, 24 ones, 14 twos, upgraded premium property in best rental area near Hospital and College â&#x20AC;&#x201C; serious inquiries only please - $3,990,000 - PENDING! 13,231 SF, 5 BAY RETAIL STRIP MALLin Leduc, AB. with good long term tenants. 9 years old. NOI over $161,000 per annum. 7 cap at $2,180,000. 1.45 ACRE INDUSTRIAL IN NISKU, AB close to Edmonton Intl. Airport. 3,900 sf newer warehouse with 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grade door. Fenced and graveled. FOR LEASE 68 PAD MOBILE HOME PARK in High Level, AB fully serviced, paved roads, underground utilities, fenced and landscaped, bare land condo titles. MOTIVATED OWNER WILL CARRY 75% FINANCING FOR A QUALIFIED BUYER INTEREST FREE FOR UP TO 2 YEARS!!! MLS $1,295,000 Looking for investment properties for all ICI categories. Fully qualified buyers. Call now for your complimentary evaluation and allow my 21 years of banking and 13 years of commercial real estate experience to assist you!

RICK D. JENKINS POLARIS REALTY

4 Retail Bays "For Sale" 512 Bow Valley Trail Priced for Immediate Sale!

Call Ad Armstrong for details

780-990-6120 cell

(403) 999-5626

Commercial Realtor

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

Email: rdjri@telus.net

â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial & Industrial Development Opportunities â&#x20AC;˘ Single Family Homes & New Apartments Required â&#x20AC;˘ 35 minutes to Edmonton and 60 Minutes to Red Deer For Details Contact: RONALD HOLLAND (780) 361-4404 Toll Free: 1-800-989-6899 Edm Dir: (780) 421-0953 rholland@wetaskiwin.ca

EDMONTON INVESTMENTS â&#x20AC;˘ DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY - 3.95 Acres with established yard-site within very active Heritage Valley area in southwest Edmonton. Asking $2,440,000. â&#x20AC;˘ PRINTING & PUBLISHING BUSINESS - Original owner and operated for 30 years. Good customer base. Simple operation with growth potential, Business and Assets $553,000 Condo Bldg $495,900 â&#x20AC;˘ TREENURSERY - South of Edmonton with 80 acres, established in 1988 by present owners. Beautiful home and 3 metal buildings. Complete line of current equipment optional. Nursery Price Reduced! $1,050,000 â&#x20AC;˘ 80ACRES WEST OF EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - with home, large garage/workshop and quonset. 1/4 mile from highway. Excellent location Asking $850,000

A.D. Toby Krysa (Broker) Cell 780-906-7764 â&#x20AC;˘ tobykrysa@shaw.ca

â&#x20AC;˘ Retail & Hotel Development Opportunities â&#x20AC;˘ SKYPORT at Wetaskiwin Airport Sites Available â&#x20AC;˘ 44,000 loyal shoppers in immediate trading area

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

REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES

INVESTMENTS CALGARY AREA

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.calgaryland.net

U 64 seat restaurant in fast growing community north of Calgary, price includes land, building & equipment

4-PLEX

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IN COLD LAKE PRICE $525,000 FULLY OCCUPIED

UĂ&#x160; 137 acres industrial land annexed into Crossfield, services close by, ready to be developed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; excellent potential UĂ&#x160; 141 acres annexed into Crossfield, excellent potential

EAST CALGARY - 17TH AVE SE 160 Acres near Stoney Trail $23.2 Million

UĂ&#x160; 132 acres highway #2 frontage, 20 minutes north of Calgary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; call today

GREAT

G Y - 84 St. NE EAST CALGARY 160 Acres near Stoney Trai Trail $3 $32 Million

LOCATION/REVENUE 1.1 ACRE PAVED

EAST CALGARY - 17 Ave SE 13.52 Acres Stoney Trail Frontage $6.76 Million

LOT. 16,800 SQ.FT. INCLUDING 2,000 SQ.FT. MEZ/OFFICE.

LAND & BUILDING ONLY

CHESTERMERE - SIERRA VISTA Single & Multi Family, Retail, Golf Course, Area Structure Plan. 5-7 Units Per Acre 53 Acres - $6.9 Million 88 Acres - $11.5 Million 140 Acres - $18.2 Million 160 Acres - $20.7 Million

$1,175,000

UĂ&#x160; 279 acres located next to Crossfield â&#x20AC;&#x201C; possible development possibilities C/S UĂ&#x160; ž acre industrial land for lease UĂ&#x160; 137 acres with #2 highway frontage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; excellent access UĂ&#x160; East Balzac â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NE of Calgary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 151 acres, 1250 sq.ft. bungalow, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Quonset UĂ&#x160; BEISEKER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.73 acres industrial land, fenced & graveled, presently used for storage UĂ&#x160; 320 acres excellent farmland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20 mins N of Calgary

4-PLEX FULLY OCCUPIED PRICE $519,000

UĂ&#x160; 151 acres e a s t o f A i r d r i e â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRICED TO SELL UĂ&#x160; Goalie Equipment & Development Business For Sale UĂ&#x160; SOLD 809 sq. ft. Office / Retail space for sale, large lot UĂ&#x160; SOLD CROSSFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22 room motel, great location, excellent condition C/S

KEVIN MOORE (403) 617-2846

For more information on these and other properties

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UĂ&#x160; AIRDRIE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5000 sq.ft. industrial bay for sale with makeup air unit & inferred heaters UĂ&#x160; 2500 sq. ft. industrial bay for lease

ROCKY VIEW 160 Acres on County Hills Boulevard $5.6 Million

EAST CALGARY - 17 Ave SE 98 Acres near Stoney Trail $15.6 Million

UĂ&#x160;Trailer Park 12 unit, plus 7 residential lots â&#x20AC;&#x201C; excellent cash flow

RE/MAX Cold Lake 2000

Larry Melanchuk, Associate Broker Cell: 780.826.0100 www.coldlake.info TF: 1.800.707.8374 A Division of Cold Lake 2000 Realty. Independantly owned & operated.

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DON SACKETT RE/MAX ACA REALTY

(403) 946-5657 ACA Realty

www.donsackett.com remaxaca@telus.net www.acarealty.com


Alberta B23

WESTERN INVESTOR JUNE 2011 www.westerninvestor.com

EDMONTON LAND

Live Easy... Work Even Easier!!!

130 acres +/- zoned rural residential - 70% level grass & pasture, bal. woodland grazing. Presently decommissioned game ranch, cadillac fencing & livestock handling equip w/40x80 shop & living quarters. Could be livestock, cattle/ horses/exotics or private estate situated on twinned highway 5 miles west of West Edmonton Mall. Airstrip presently being developed, super grass, fencing, privacy or develop to suit market.

Fantastic home with business in the back. 13.5 acres total land with storage business. Check it out online. MLS CS304624 Asking $2.59M

For More Information Contact:

BOBCAT DEVELOPMENT 780-722-4156

www.TeamRush.ca Jerry Rush - 403-352-6775 NETWORK REALTY CORP. 3608 - 50th Ave, Red Deer 403-346-8900

Bridge Financing Short Term Financing Private Lender 1st & 2nd Mortgages Competitive interest rates Fast approval Referrals welcome!

For further info contact: Lorne Ryz

1-888-229-0007 or 403-862-6465 c • 403-775-4343 f lorne@beauxproperties.com

ONE OF MOST PROFITABLE HOTELS FOR SALE • Located in a city of NW Edmonton AB • Asking Price: $4.85M 62 Rooms with Restaurant/Lounge/9 VLTs • Land size: 2.84 acres • Revenue: $2M(2010), $3.2M(2007) • Revenue is going up with new Alberta boom. • New Power Plant construction is making the area stable for long term. • Lots of renovation and new equipment

MARTIN PARK T: 778-899-0201 www.MotelHotelSale.com Sutton Group West Coast Realty

• 45 Unit Motel Pincher Creek, Alberta - $2,590,000 • 8800 sqft Sublease office - Highfield - Calgary • Alberta Multi-family buildings - 6 to 1500+ units • Restaurant & Bar - High River Alberta - $2.7M • Former School for lease 27,000 sqft S.E. Calgary • Live/Work in Inglewood - Newer Condo $394,000 • 33 Unit apartment building condo title - $3,465,000 • 5625 sqft Retail Building on 4 Acres - Langdon $1,495,000 • Prime Beltline Development Site Construction Underway $7,775,000 • Franchise Restaurants - Chicago Deep Dish Pizza - WOK BOX $299,000 • 4900 sqft Industrial / Office Condo N.E. Calgary - $595,000 • 1200 sqft Industrial Condo - N.E. Calgary - $290,000 • 24 units close to University, Childrens Hospital, LRT - $4M

Bus: (403) 240-4000 www.toolepeet.com

Each office is independently owned and operated.

Attention Agents:

REACH QUALIFIED BUYERS FOR YOUR LISTINGS call Gary Takahashi toll-free: 1-800-661-6988 tel: (604)

669-8500 or fax: (604) 669-2154 gtakahashi@westerninvestor.com

BRIAN PAGE 780-233-8438 bkpage@telus.net

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Land Development SALES RE/MAX Real Estate 780-488-4000

780-490-9324 ar_ar@shaw.ca

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B24 Alberta

www.westerninvestor.com JUNE 2011 WESTERN INVESTOR

ALBERTA IS AGAIN MOVING! MOTELS & HOTELS

≥ PROVOST Brand new 44 unit motel. Asking

$4.5M. (These motels can be bought as a unit or separately

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

Pub, Liquor Store. Shows excellent Rev. Ask $7.7M

INVESTMENTS ≥ CAMROSE 20 unit motel, (nice Ma & Pa operation) OTHER ≥ DAYSLAND Convenience store and Gas Bar., upgraded and very clean, Asking $1.2M. Mechanical shop, all located on a 1.5 acre parcel with residence. Shows good revenue. Asking $375,000. ≥ HARDISTY New 44 unit Motel - NOW OPEN! ≥ ROUND HILL ALBERTA Fully renovated and ≥ NAMPA, ALBERTA in busy boom town, 16 unit expectionally clean hotel with tavern, 8 rooms, pool motel, 100 seat lounge, VLTs, liquor store and restaurant. PRICE REDUCED TO $990,000!

email:swancity@telusplanet.net www.swancityrealty.com

100+ Site

MOBILE HOME & R.V. PARK

In booming community of Swift Current, showing a net return in excess of 10%+. Appraisal & Phase 1 completed in December, 2010. All City services. Highway frontage of approximately 900 lineal ft. to Trans Canada Highway, with full egress access road, and directly across from new mall & casino. Price Reduced to: $1.6 Million

table, Lg TV screen, kitchen facilities. Great Ma and Pa operation. Asking $550,000.

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

(Previously $1.8 Million)

Mt. Sentinel Realty Ltd. W. Tymofievich (Water T.)

250-487-1585

mt.sentinel@shaw.ca

www.cwedm.com

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD EDMONTON 2300 Sunlife Building, 10123 - 99 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1

780-420-1177

investment@cwedm.com

MULTI-FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES •14 units; twelve 2-bdms, northeast; new roof and windows •Judicial listing; 25 unit condo bldg.; 75% complete; excess land to dev. •3.83 acres prime dev. land in Windermere, SW Edmonton •Highrise site on Jasper Ave; 15,000 s.f. across from River Valley; improved with 2 apt. bldgs. (17 units) •Highrise site in Rutherford; 1.02 acres zoned for 105 units in dynamic area •Stony Plain development site; zoned apt. & attached homes •High density dev. sites & apt. opportunities in Wetaskiwin •Country Residential Development Site; 150 acres; near Alberta Beach/Lac St. Anne Apartment product is in demand! Please call for our opinion of value of your building!

CHRISTOPHER KAMPHIUS or RAPHAEL YAU multifamily@cwedm.com

COMMERCIAL CONDOS •3,000 – 9,000 sq. ft.; located at intersection of Fort Road, Wayne Gretsky Drive & Yellowhead; $130 per square foot CONTACT BURKE SMITH

burke.smith@cwedm.com

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES +/- 3.84 ACRES: in SW Edmonton, Zoned IB (Industrial Business) ............................. $3,500,000 +/- 1.85 ACRES: in NE Edmonton on 50th Street ............................................. $2,250,000 +/- 13,068 SQ. FT. high density multi-family site ...................................................................... $850,000 +/- 0.31 ACRES: high visibilty location on 111 Avenue ....................................................... $610,000 CONTACT JEFF MCCAMMON OR DOUG BAUER

INVESTMENT SALES

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

FREE STANDING 65,700 SQ. FT. RETAIL BUILDING - GRANDE PRAIRIE • Located on 6.05 acres of land • Price Reduced • Great owner/user building

CONTACT DOUG FOGG OR DAVID COONEY

DUGGAN MALL - CAMROSE • ±65,136 sq. ft. separately titled dept. store anchoring a major enclosed shopping centre; asking $4 Million ($61.40/sq. ft.)

CONTACT JEFF McCAMMON OR DOUG BAUER

DEVELOPMENT LAND RIMBEY, ALBERTA • 20.64 acres development land • Residential & Highway commercial

CONTACT JEFF McCAMMON OR RAPHAEL YAU

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

CONTACT DOUG RAE

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

CONTACT DOUG FOGG OR MARK MCCANN

FULLY LEASED OFFICE BUILDING INVESTMENT • Leased to very large multinational construction company • Net lease at a 7.30% cap • Asking $8,290,000 CONTACT JOHN CROFT

john.croft@cwedm.com

MULTI-FAMILY 100+ UNITS • Interior BC • 8.0 CAP • Located just off highway 1

CONTACT RAPHAEL YAU OR DOUG RAE

MULHURST BAY CROSSING DEVELOPMENT LAND • 132.4 acres on Pigeon Lake • Area Structure Plan approved • 207 dwelling units • 200 site R/V seasonal park • 10.28 acres commercial development site

CONTACT JEFF McCAMMON OR DOUG BAUER

14,707 SQ. FT. SHOWCASE WAREHOUSE • Argyll Road / Sherwood Park Freeway • Clear span warehouse; dock & grade loading • $2,690,000 PRICE REDUCED!

CONTACT JEFF McCAMMON OR DOUG BAUER

WINTERBURN INDUSTRIAL PARK

D L O S

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

CONTACT CHRIS SIEBEN OR ANDY HORVATH industrial@cwedm.com

FORT MCMURRAY • Former Fort Theatre • 36,400 sq. ft. site which includes a 14,500 sq. ft. building

CONTACT DOUG RAE OR BRETT KILLIPS


Alberta B25

WESTERN INVESTOR JUNE 2011 www.westerninvestor.com

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lberta’s largest city won’t have vastly relaxed rules for secondary suites. Calgary city council voted in March only to study the issue more and do more to accommodate new suites in neighbourhoods where they are already permitted. It had been considering relaxing rules to make it far easier to accommodate permitted suites in single-family neighbourhoods around post-secondary schools and close to LRT stations. The idea was championed by Mayor Naheed Nenshi to accommodate growth and a changing city, but the mayor, elected partly by a groundswell of young voter support back in October 2010, failed to convince the majority of council members that the time was right to hike densities through secondary suites. “I deliberately said, as did some of my colleagues, ‘Let’s go for the touchdown.’ Our council today decided they’d rather go for the first down,” Nenshi said following the vote. The reforms favoured by Nenshi had strong support with some groups, including the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which supports the principle of suites in all residential neighbourhoods.

2010 total and 96 per cent of its 2009 total. But almost all of the 2011 permits is due to the long-awaited $29 million Multiplex project that will include everything from a new aquatic centre and public library to a climbing centre and multi-purpose space. Construction on the project started in late March, and is scheduled to be complete in fall 2012. As well, construction is also well underway on the long-delayed Canadian Tire store in Canmore. The Canadian Tire building will be a mixed-use project, and will include more affordable housing units. The town has also granted a development permit renewal for a delayed 52-unit townhouse project in March in the Three Sisters neighborhood. While such renewals have been more common than new permits since the market crashed in 2008, this renewal was followed by a building permit application, signaling that another project in the $15 million range is likely on the way sooner rather than later. Still, the town doesn’t expect a big leap in permit numbers in 2011, said planner Alaric Fish. Canmore’s building permit total hit a frenzied $220.6 million in 2007.

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says Regina and Saskatoon have the largest number of online help-wanted ads per unemployed individual among the largest metro areas. Together with their overall very low unemployment rates, this indicates that job prospects in the wheat provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two largest cities are second to none. Outside of Saskatchewan, Quebec City had the third-strongest job market in Canada, consistent with its very low (5.2 per cent) outh Saskatchewan will see a net benefit unemployment rate. Although the unemin jobs and investment due to the devel- ployment rates in Edmonton (5.8 per cent) and Calgary (6.3 per cent) are higher than opment of the Global Transportation Hub, in Saskatchewan, these metro areas ranked according to Avison Young. The 2,000-acre Hub, located west of Regina, fourth and fifth in terms of job market strength based on number of help-wanted ads will â&#x20AC;&#x153;ensure Saskatchewan becomes a major player in the Asia-Pacific market and Western per unemployed individual. In an address to the Saskatchewan Real Canadaâ&#x20AC;?, the real estate company stated in its most recent look at North American commer- Estate Forum last month, Mario Lefebvre of the Conference Board of Canada said cial real estate. The hub opened last December with a one- Saskatoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jobless rate could fall as low as million-square-foot Loblaws distribution cen- 4.4 per cent over the next five years. tre. At least two more firms have committed to space and it is expected half a dozen more will sign up over the next 18 months, Avison Young states. Construction of phase two of the Global Transportation Hub is expected to complete this December. The project includes new CP Rail yards, which relocated from uilding permits totalled $37 million downtown Regina, and improved highways. in April, down from $50.3 million for According to the Fraser Institute, the same period last year, according to the Saskatchewanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s international exports monthly building permit report from the increased 18.5 per cent last year and are City of Regina. poised to see considerable growth over the But permit values for the year to date are next decade. The institute notes that the still well ahead of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pace at $220 milprovince holds 47 per cent of all the agricullion versus $151.6 million for the first four tural land in Canada, 82 per cent of global months of 2010. uranium reserves and 50 per cent of all the The biggest recent building permit issued worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potash reserves. was to WestRidge Construction Ltd. for a new school, valued at $16.1 million. Several permits for more than $1 million were issued for condominium developments, retail space and the refinery expansion at Consumersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Co-operative Refineries Ltd. The City of Regina issued 218 single-family dwelling permits valued at $34.4 million in the first four months, compared with 169 permits for $29 million during the same period ased on the Conference Board of last year. Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent Metro HelpTotal building permits issued for the month Wanted Index and the latest Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey, Saskatchewan were 217 versus 218 for April 2010, while total permits for the year to date were 747 is home to the two hottest labour marversus 700 for the first four months of 2010.â&#x2014;&#x2020; kets in the country. The Conference Board 8)"5¤4)"11&/*/(*/

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SPOTLIGHT The heart of Saskatchewan’s Iron Triangle is forged from strength of a diversified economy

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WESTERN INVESTOR ocated 100 kilometres to the east of Saskatoon and known as the heart of Saskatchewan’s Iron Triangle, Humboldt is showing few signs of rust.

The city’s chamber of commerce has seen its membership grow 70 per cent to nearly 200 businesses in the last 2.5 years. The Iron Triangle moniker reflects the area’s strong manufacturing base, which is anchored by long-time tenants that including metal fabricator Commercial Industrial Manufacturing Ltd. in Humboldt, semi-trailer-makerDoepker Industries Ltd. to the northeast and Michel’s Industries Ltd., which makes truck tarps, to the east. There’s also optimism about the potential economic spinoffs of a new potash mine near the town of Jansen, which is 65 kilometres southeast of Humboldt. The mine is still in its early stages of development but its developer, Australian mining firm BHP Billiton, appears increasingly committed to the project. As well, 30 per cent of the employees at an

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existing potash mine located 50 kilometres from Humboldt live in the city. “There is not one industry that is driving growth,” said DonnaLyn Thorsteinson, executive director of the Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce. “Our diversity has contributed to our success.” Despite the diversity, Humboldt is feeling some growing pains related to the provincewide boom. “Two years ago, when people discovered Saskatchewan, we had so many people from Alberta and B.C. unloading their property there and coming here,” said Al Gaetz, associate broker at the Re/Max Humboldt office. “They

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came in and would buy a $150,000 home here similar to the one they sold in Alberta or B.C. for $300,000. That just drove our prices up unbelievably within a year or so.” And residential real estate prices have remained hung up at inflated levels, said Gaetz, although he expects things will level out in the coming years. “I do believe that a lot of people have purchased houses that are way over their heads.” Although the volume of new housing starts in the city declined in 2010 after reaching record highs in the three previous years, the total value of residential building permits peaked in 2010. Notable residential developments in the city include a 100-unit assisted living complex for seniors that opened this year and a 22-condo-

Thorsteinson is welcoming of new businesses that are opening in a new retail district on the western outskirts of the city. Canadian Tire, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Tim Horton’s and a new hotel have recently opened there, with additional businesses expected to follow. But Thorsteinson noted that with the big-box stores arriving on the outskirts of the city, the chamber is now exploring ways to ensure that downtown Humboldt remains vibrant. Downtown has also been hollowed ou t somewhat by the relocation of health-related government services to the city’s new hospital, and by the recent closure of a True-Value Hardware. And the town’s main shopping mall has been plagued by high vacancy rates for some time. The chamber is working with a graduate student from the University of Saskatchewan’s business school to identify ways that existing businesses can expand and ways to attract new businesses to the city.◆

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REGIONAL ROUNDUP Portage La Prairie horizon brightens with movies, manufacturing and immigration

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The southern Manitoba city of 13,000 has broken into the movie business. A year ago, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goon,â&#x20AC;? a Hollywood comedy production about a minor league hockey pugilist starring Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy was shot there. And this June, crews for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep Your Head Up Kid,â&#x20AC;? the second instalment in the Don Cherry story, will arrive with cameras in tow. But the real star of both productions is the PCU Centre, the $44-million, state-of-the-art hockey facility that opened recently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting rave reviews about it,â&#x20AC;? said Earl Porter, who was elected mayor last fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Renting ice in Toronto costs $400 an hour; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a lot cheaper. Even compared to Winnipeg weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re quite a bit cheaper. We have to make some changes to the PCU Centre [for the Cherry movie] to make it look old school.â&#x20AC;? In addition to the ice rental, the city benefits from a number of spin-offs from the movie business, including hotel stays, restaurant meals and other spending by the actors and crew. Locals selected to play extras in the stands get a per diem, too. Goon was worth at least $250,000 to Portage, Porter said, but the PCU Centre itself has the potential to be worth much more to the city. In addition to co-hosting the under-18 World Hockey Championships last year, Porter said the rink will enable Portage to bid on other major hockey events in the future. The mayor said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see the city expand into the trade-show business, too. He said its location, situated almost equidistant between Winnipeg and Brandon, is ideal to host events showcasing agricultural products and farm equipment.

(TOP) The new $44 million PCU Centre is the site of two hockey movies, including Don Cherryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep Your Head Up Kid,â&#x20AC;? which begins shooting this summer. (TOP RIGHT) Excellent parks and recreation facilities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and jobs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; attract families from Canada and abroad to the southern Manitoba city. (RIGHT) McCain Foods is one of several large agri-business employers.

Local officials are optimistic more permanent development is on the way, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At this point we have more in the pipeline for economic development than we typically would have. Hopefully, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a couple of larger announcements to make in the next couple of months,â&#x20AC;? said Dale Lyle, city manager for Portage la Prairie. Portage is perhaps best known for the potato-processing facilities of McCain Foods and Simplot Canada, which are also two of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest employers. (The two provide french fries for McDonalds, Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and other fast-food chains.) Can-Oat Milling, one of the largest oat mills in the world, also has a plant in the municipality. Big-name retail arrivals in recent years include Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire and Canada Safeway.

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enchie’s, a fast-growing self-serve frozen yogurt chain, has signed a development agreement to open 33 Menchie’s franchises in British Columbia and Alberta over the next five years. The deal was entered into between Yogurtworld Franchising Corp., the master franchisor of Menchie’s in Canada, andEmpire West Investments Ltd., a Calgary company. Empire West Investments is primarily comprised of Marc Staniloff, Al Morrison, Tom and Caitlin Wood and Cory Edwards, president of Empire West. Empire West anticipates that it will open its first three stores in British Columbia over the next three months. They have found several sites of interest and are currently negotiating leases for those sites, according to Edwards.. Menchie’s has nearly 70 locations open internationally with two stores in Canada. A Menchie’s franchise requires a total investment of from $340,000 to $400,000, including a franchise fee of $40,000 and a royalty fee.

chise for 2011 by the CFA. Founded in 1991, U.S.-based CertaPro operates 22 locations throughout Canada with the goal of expanding to 30 locations within the next two years. Targeted areas for expansion include Edmonton and Calgary. A CentraPro Painters franchise requires a total investment of $129,000 to $154,000, including a franchise fee of $40,000, good for 10 years.

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anadian retail icon Canadian Tire Corp. has bought Calgary-based Forzani Group Ltd. – Canada’s largest retailer of sporting goods – for a near all-cash deal of $771 million. The May 9 transaction will create Canada’s largest sports retailer with more than 1,000 outlets. The Forzani board of directors unanimously supports the transaction, according to John Forzani, who founded the corporation in 1974. “When you’re a public company, your Canadian Tire sports section has become main and first responsibility is to sharehold- a lot bigger. ers. So we’re very comfortable that this is a very good deal for the shareholder,” said Forzani. “Retail is a game where size does matter and I think it’s absolutely critical, especially with the technology today that you are able to have product in stock and have product available at the correct price because the world is your competition.” Forzani’s corporate banners include Sport Chek, SportMart, National Sports, Athletes World and its franchise banners include Atmosphere, Sports Experts, Intersport, Nevada Bob’s Golf, Hockey Experts, Fitness Source, S3 and Tech Shop. Canadian Tire has more than 1,200 retail outlets including Canadian Tire retail stores, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, PartSource and gas bars. Canadian Tire retail has 485 stores alone. In 2010, Canadian Tire had retail sales of $10.3 billion. For the fiscal year 2011, which ended January 30, Forzani had total annual revenue of over $1.4 billion. At the end of the fourth quarter it had 534 stores. Canadian Tire will also gain from having access to an expanded customer base with the Forzani Group’s retail banners, including mall-based shoppers and the important 18-to-35-year-old customer segment, the company claims. The Forzani brand names will remain in the stores. It is anticipated the $771 million acquisition will be financed with $500 million of cash on hand and the balance with short-term financing. The deal is likely to officially close the in third quarter of 2011. Photo: Canadian Tire

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.S. discount giant Target Corp. was in court in Canada on May 2nd in an attempt to win exclusive right to use its name in Canada, the Wall Street Journal reports. Target is asking the court to impose a preliminary injunction against Canadian retailer Isaac Benitah and his company, Fairweather, which owns 15 stores across Canada called Target Apparel and has a logo similar to that of Target Corp., the report said. Target Corp. and Benitah have been at odds for nearly 10 years now as to who owns the rights to the Target name in Canada. The filing alleged Benitah’s use of the Target name on his stores is “deliberately calculated to deceive and confuse the public in Canada,” according to the report. Benitah’s company has filed a counterclaim denying the allegations and asking for exclusive rights to the Target name. It also asked for $250 million damages from the or the second year in a row, CertaPro chain. Painters, Canada’s largest painting conBenitah owns several Canadian retail tracting company, has been awarded the gold medal for franchisee satisfaction in its catego- chains with a total of 300 stores. His Targetnamed stores feature the name in big block ry at the Canadian Franchise Association’s letters, with the word Apparel in smaller let(CFA) national conference. CertaPro was also bestowed with the award of best overall fran- tering below.

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