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www.naicalgary.com RED DEER COUNTY 27 - 46 Acres (+/-) Serviced Industrial Site Zoned Medium Industrial $210,000 P.A.

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

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

Start with low prices, high demand for rentals

CANMORE DEVELOPMENT • 20 Unit townhouse project • 50% complete, at "Lock Up" stage • Asking Price - $6,200,000 FOR SALE - 2 Acre Multi Residential Site - Calgary Region - 8,000 sf High Density Dev. Site - Calgary Core - Foreclosure

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

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

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

RETAIL BUSINESS FOR SALE • 15,000 + s.f. Building, excellent lease • Ideal for Owner/Operator. NOI = 8.1% • Prime location in Alberta city BAYS FOR LEASE 4303 - 9th Street SE, Calgary, AB • 3 Bays totalling 9,322 s.f. • Ideal for Retail / Showroom Use • Available: Immediately 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

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

Jim Courtney Tel: (403) 291-8873 jcourtney@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**

FOR SALE 154 Bowness Centre NW, Calgary 16,200 sf retail building $1,800,000 ($111 psf) +/- 1 acre of land Shane Olin Tel: (403) 708-9086 solin@naicalgary.com

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

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

Calgary Office #1, 6204 - 6A Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B7 • Phone: (403) 214-2344 FAX: (403) 214-0244 BUILT ON THE POWER OF OUR NETWORK. OVER 355 OFFICES WORLDWIDE.

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FOR SALE/LEASE 97 Prairie Place SE, Calgary Size - 4.7 Acres Asking Price - $1,699,000 Zoning - Light Industrial. Leased for 3 years (triple net)

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

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

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LANDMARK CINEMAS

MERRITT – RETAIL CENTRE

PRINCETON INDUSTRIAL ESTATES

AVALON MOTEL, OSOYOOS

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COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL WORLDWIDE LARGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS UNDERWAY IN OUR AREA BLOCK MOTEL NINE UNIT & MOBILE HOME REDUCED TO $695,000

30 UNIT APARTMENT GREAT LOCATION NICE SHAPE

C-STORE, GAS BAR, LIQUOR STORE, POST OFFICE

PRIME RIVER VIEW LOCATION, BUS STOP IN FRONT, MAINLY SENIORS, ALWAYS FULL

$1,800,000 TIME & PLACE

LIQUOR STORE & RESTAURANT & PUB

5 ACRES 5800 SQ. FT. BUILDING CURRENTLY RESTAURANT & PUB

CHRISTINA LAKE $489,000

16 NEWLY FINISHED ROOMS EXTENSIVE FIRE UPDATE, NEW SPRINKLERS SYSTEM

Reduced to $749,000 HOTEL, LIQUOR STORE, RESTAURANT $549,000 DER SALE

COURT OR

VENDOR MAY FINANCE

$1,490,000

Call Jack Giles 250-512-9997

FORMER SCHOOL

18,000 SQ. FT. DISTRIBUTION OR MANUFACTURING CENTRE

FORMER GROCERY STORE WITH APARTMENT PRIME DOWNTOWN LOCATION $104,900

NICELY LOCATED WITH ADEQUATE PARKING AND FENCED STORAGE

3 LUXURY SUITES UPPER LEVEL, SIGNIFICANT RESIDENTIAL REDEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL, LOG FURNITURE COMPANY USES LOWER LEVEL, ZONED C10A $2,750,000

AREA $750,000

Call Brian Yeo 250-231-0676

DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY NOW REDUCED $575,000

100 ACRES

PROPOSED

LARGE INDUSTRIAL SITE 24 LOT DUPLEX MAJOR POWER LINE SUBDIVISION 4TH MAJOR GAS LINE STAGE OF EXISTING POTENTIAL COGEN SITE SENIOR HOUSING DEV. 4000 Sq. Ft. Body Shop well equipped, plus 3 bay former Auto Body Service Center. 600 ft. of Highway Frontage 1ST TRAIL REAL ESTATE LTD.

$750,000

$888,888

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

MILANO PIZZA & CHICKEN TAKE OUT $169,000

Excellent Volume Vendors will train.

(250) 231-5222 ( CELL) www.cbcworldwide.com www.coldwellbankertrail.com (250) 368-5508 ( FA X )


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LITTLE BRITAIN SPECIALTY FOODS is the Okanagan valley's largest retail store specializing in groceries, sweets, souvenirs all imported from the United Kingdom. Established business since May 2007 The business has a loyal customer base. This established business owns the Little Britain trademark in Canada & its brand is recognizable through local print & radio media, tourism guides, Great opportunity for growth. Full turnkey operation. Available: $45,000 + HST MLSÂŽ

MBM MARINA IN SICAMOUS, BC. Potential 100 room hotel. Prominently located at the North end of the channel between Mara & Shuswap Lakes (Sicamous Narrows. Recently consolidated to include 2.04 acres with 320 linear ft of waterfront. Deep moorage on the north owing channel. Also included is a .24 acre parcel NE of the waterfront oriented section, across Young Cresc. to be utilized in conjunction with marina operations. Previously Offered at $11,500,000 – Now $6,500,000 MLSŽ

REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Gentleman’s Estate. Spectacular 18.59 acre estate with view of Layer Cake Mountain and Okanagan Lake. This property currently has a 10 site dry RV park. Residence also on property. Owner wants this property SOLD! Where can you buy 18.59 acres with a house and shop at this price? Offered at: $990,000 – NOW $849,000 MLSŽ

INDUSTRIAL UNIT – GREAT LOCATION. Approximately 1,349 - 3,119 square feet available. Radiant heating, 20 foot Ceilings & 14x10 foot insulated overhead door. Easy access to Hwy 97, Kelowna Intl. Airport, UBCO & Quail Ridge golf course & subdivision. CD15 Airport Business Park Zoning allows multiple uses including ofďŹ ces. Asking: $545,825.00 or Lease @ $9.00 psf per month + NNN + HST MLSÂŽ

1,282 +/- SQ. FT. IN A NEWER BUILDING minutes away from UBCO & Kelowna’s Intl. Airport. The space has a 12 x 10 overhead door at the front of the unit & is in a shell state. Incentives available for qualiďŹ ed tenants. The CD15 zoning allows multiple commercial & industrial uses & even 100% ofďŹ ces! Asking: $855.00 per month + NNN + HST MLSÂŽ

LAKE COUNTRY COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL MIXED DEVELOPMENT LAND Hotel, Commercial, and Residential Lands FASHIONABLE DOWNTOWN CORE JOIN IN THE PROFESSIONAL AND RETAIL MIX in the ever expanding Kettle Valley area in the only commercial buildings currently available. Great size & layout for various retail or professional. 2 units have improvements & one is in a shell state ready for your leasehold improvements. Located in the same building as Kettle Valley Grill, daycare centre, coffee shop, chiropractor, etc. Call for unit sizes. Asking: $1,000 - $1,888 per mth plus NNN + HST MLSÂŽ

CORNER OF SUCCESS IN W. KELOWNA: 5 Bays in approx. 3,028 Sq. Ft. plus BONUS of approx.832 sq.ft. mezzanine & machine shop. Includes client reception, ofďŹ ces, parts storage, oor hoist & pole sign on busy Main Street (Hwy 97). Fully municipal serviced 0.33 Acre land can be expanded to 0.47 Acre car lot. All measurements are approximate and should be veriďŹ ed if important. Asking: $3,300 /mth psf Plus NNN + HST MLSÂŽ

A +/- 0.92 Acres for $1,000,000 + HST B +/- 2.93 Acres for $3,399,000 + HST Pending C +/- 2.66 Acres for $2,999,000 + HST

SERVICED & READY TO BUILD ALL 6.5 ACRES FOR $6,999,999 + HST


B4 Interior British Columbia FOR LEASE RETAIL OFFICE SPACE DOWNTOWN CRESTON 1230 CANYON STREET READY FOR OCCUPANCY 2011 CRESTON, BC Leasable Space in a Brand New Building Located in Downtown Creston UĂŠÂŁĂƒĂŒĂŠyÂœÂœĂ€ĂŠÂœvviĂ€ĂƒĂŠĂ€iĂŒ>ˆÂ?ĂŠĂƒÂŤ>Vi UĂŠĂ“Â˜`ĂŠEĂŠĂŽĂ€`ĂŠyÂœÂœĂ€ĂƒĂŠÂœvviĂ€ĂŠÂœvwViÉÀiĂŒ>ˆÂ?ĂŠĂƒÂŤ>Vi UĂŠ"Ă›iÀÊ{]Ă‡Ă¤Ă¤ĂŠĂƒÂľĂŠvĂŒĂŠÂŤiÀÊyÂœÂœĂ€ UĂŠ7Â…iiÂ?VÂ…>ÂˆĂ€ĂŠ>VViĂƒĂƒÂˆLÂ?iĂŠiÂ?iĂ›>ĂŒÂœĂ€

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For Sale THE VERY BEST LIVING/INVESTMENT 10 very sunny acres – Fronting South Thompson River Parkland Miles of navigable waters from Shuswap to Kamloops Lake Surrounded by trout lakes and river salmon/trout ďŹ shing Quality 3 B/R and den home – irrigation - high corn heat units - possible grapes - nursery – turf - horses or - safely park your capital for long term gain

SALMON ARM, B.C. Reduced to $600,000 14 apartment condominiums to be built to complete the 38-unit Valley Vista on a two-acre sloping property. Excellent view of Shuswap Lake from one side, forest on the other. Onebedroom, 600 sq. ft., two four-plexes and a six-plex. Some suites are level entry. Can be rented. Quiet pets welcome. Modulars built by SRI Homes in Kelowna. Foundations are ready and waiting for the two four-plexes. All services and driveways are in.

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

SHUSWAP LAKE 634 Hysop Place Chase BC Price $699,000 KADREA 104896 MLSÂŽ 10032924

$2,500,000 Vendor may carry some ďŹ nancing and/or build project Consideration to Realtors

Kamloops/Pritchard - contact: northbank@cablelan.net

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240 Lansdowne Street

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Asking Price $409,000 Outstanding 78’ of WATERFRONT. Property offers manicured landscaping & large covered Deck partially enclosed. Well maintained & perfect for the Family to enjoy the water everyday.10’ X 20’ ft DOCK & buoy included. Many more extras. A MUST SEE!

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

Mona M. Murray Dip. ULE, RI (BC), CPM OfďŹ ce: 250-372-2277

Email: mona@mcmrealestate.ca

www.mcmrealestate.ca

VERNON & AREA

Plus Zoning in place for 65 to 80 unit high return/high demand Mobile Home Park - build anytime. Municipal sewer/water. Plans, engineering & cost estimates completed

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Spectacular view of Copper Island and Shuswap Lake. Home has been extensively renovated with an open concept on the upper level. Property offers privacy, quietness lots of room for your toys on the 1+ Acre. Easy access to the water via the cable lift.

TREVOR MANZUIK 250-955-6269 OFFICE: 250-832-7051 TF: 1-888-676-2435 RE/MAX Shuswap Realty Salmon Arm, BC

PREMIUM STORAGE YOU OWN! GARAGETOWN - VERNON Premium Storage with a difference- YOU OWN IT! - 47 fully customizable units. 20x48, 24x48 and larger w/14’ overhead doors plus a drive-through model. Ideal for RVS, boats, collectors, retail and business overow. Level 3 acre site w/ quick access to all major routes. Fully furnished Owners Lounge! Offering preconstruction incentives from $125,900 MLSÂŽ CARWASH – WILLIAMS LAKE ProďŹ table and well maintained! Great Family operation or for absentee owner. ½ acre lot, 3 high pressure truck and 3 medium pressure car bays, new detailing business. $949,000 MLSÂŽ TOURIST COMMERCIAL ON OKANAGAN LAKE .23 level acre across from public beach! Older home with long term tenant. $650,000 MLSÂŽ

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RETAIL/WAREHOUSE WITH SUITE 10,800 sq.ft - exible use. High visibility on main commercial road across from Mall. Tenant would like to stay. Great holding property. $1,199,000 MLSŽ

Taylor Capital Inc.

TRANSCANADA HIGHWAY FRONTAGE 1.8 acres with 500’ frontage. Previously operated as Gas station, store, restaurant, launderette. Includes rental suite and 5 unit mobile home park. Main store built in 2003/ Sold As is Where is. Opportunity! Close to Sicamous, BC. $515,000 MLSŽ

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NURSERY/HORSE SET-UP In heart of Coldstream Valley! Turn key operation! Steady Growth! Equipment, automated greenhouse, vehicles, comfortable home with suite, ofďŹ ce. 20 prime irrigated acres w/ set up for horses. $1,600,000 MLSÂŽ FORMER PACKING HOUSE OFFERS 38,000 SQ.FT. Warehouse can be cooled or heated. Of street semi-trailer, staff parking. Extremely solid. Zoning supports brewing/distilling, commercial, retail, care center, apartment and more. Downtown location. $1,949,000 MLSÂŽ SERVICE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT SITE Ideal for end user or subdivision. Fully serviced area w/access from 2 or 3 roads. Zoning allows for 10,800 sq.ft +. Multiple uses including residential above main oor. $5,750,000 MLSÂŽ IDEAL FOR WATER BASED BUSINESS .51 level acre zoned I1 Light Industrial. 18’ x 30’ shop and 3 bdrm house. Located between downtown and yacht club/boat launch. Next to airport. Rare Find! $688,000 MLSÂŽ OKANAGAN RANCH 681 acre Ranch (or potential development) 20 minutes from Kelowna International Airport & City of Vernon. Adjacent to world class Predator Ridge Golf Course and Sparkling Hills International Resort. Rolling, open and treed land w/some stunning Kalamalka Lake views. 180 acres out of ALR. $6,495,000 MLSÂŽ

1-800-317-1118 or 1-250-549-7050

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London Hotel, and a similar place in Quesnel, with intentions of taking these low-income complexes and shaking out the criminal element while keeping the low-income tenancy. “We have revamped buildings in the past that have the same issues,� he told the Prince George Citizen. “It’s nothing new. I have worked in Vancouver with a lot of lowerincome people and societies, so we can make this work out. “There are three or four tenants in there he notorious Ranch Motel in Prince who are not good, and the rest are just fine. George – where police visits are a near It doesn’t take too many to make the builddaily occurrence – has been bought by a group of Vancouver investors who now face ing suffer. Some of these bad ones have been planted there for a while so our first task is to a showdown against undesirable tenants. The Ranch Motel faces the Redwood Square get rid of them. It has already started. Some are already on their way out and we are keepshopping complex and the Victoria Medical ing up the pressure.� Building, while the quiet Connaught neighAs the bad eggs are cracked loose from bourhood rises up behind. It has been the the motel, the nest will be re-feathered, said butt of jokes and innuendo for years, but in the past few months police have been paying Danyluk. Work on the exterior has already begun, and a total fix-up will happen room more visits there than usual. by room. “It has been high on our activity list, The investor group also hired a new on-site lately,� said Prince George RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass. “We have occasion to be there basi- property manager to co-ordinate the daily cally every day, sometimes more than once. It turnaround plans. This includes a camera surveillance system and reporting suspicious has gotten a lot of attention from our downactivity to police. town enforcement unit and it has been the Douglass said the new owners and manager source of numerous complaints from neighcame of their own accord to invite the RCMP’s bours and community members.� focus on the property. All the suites are rented on a long-term – Prince George Citizen basis. One room’s feature window is smashed out. The motel’s dumpster is surrounded by garbage on the ground. The pavement is busted, the property is overgrown with weeds and strewn with trash, the plant boxes have no flowers and there is something suspiciously heavy about the makeshift curtains forming C Hydro is adding enough renewable visual barricades to some rooms. electricity to power 70,000 homes annuEspecially telling is how the residents wear- ally thanks to four new bioenergy projects ing clean clothes, who come home holding located in Chetwynd, Fraser Lake, Fort St. parcels or bags of groceries, won’t make eye James and Merritt. contact, march directly from the sidewalk to The four clean-energy projects will produce their doors and waste no time getting keys in electricity using sawmill and manufacturing the lock and doors closed behind them. debris, roadside debris, logging slash, sort“There are legitimate, law-abiding, good yard debris and biomass derived from standtenants there, and they are victims, too,� said ing timber, including pine-beetle-damaged Douglass. trees. Philip Danyluk of Living Options Real The projects were selected under the secEstate Services is part of a Lower Mainlandond phase of the Bioenergy Call for Power, a based investor group that purchased the program designed to facilitate the acquisition Ranch Motel in March. He also owns the of clean, renewable and cost-effective energy. 8)"5¤4)"11&/*/(*/

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martCentres, Canada’s largest retail developer, has broken ground on a new 117,000-square-foot shopping centre in Mission. The nine-acre site, at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Wren Street, will be anchored by a 95,000-square-foot Wal-Mart store, expected to open early next year. SmartCentres will be investing more than $30 million into the local economy through the construction phase of the development. The project is also forecast to contribute approximately $700,000 in annual property taxes to the District of Mission and create over 400 construction and retail jobs in the community, according to the company. District of Mission Mayor James Atebe noted the centre will reduce the outflow of retail spending to neighbouring communities, such as to nearby Abbotsford, which already hosts a Wal-Mart. Sylvain Rivet, regional director of real estate for Wal-Mart Canada Corp., was on hand to commemorate the ground-breaking. “Wal-Mart looks forward to being part of the community in Mission,� she said. Members of Mission’s Downtown Business Association seem to agree. A quick poll of local merchants found a welcoming attitude to the world’s largest retailer. “People who shop at Wal-Mart are already driving to Abbotsford anyway,� said Carlo Billenger, owner of Rex Cox Mens Wear. “Having a Wal-Mart here will give our kids a chance at jobs, and it could attract other big retailers. It takes Mission to the nextlevel.� The four new projects will require capital spending of more than $300 million and create many local jobs, according to Hydro.

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COURT ORDERED SALE 7981 Silver Star Rd

Nicest designed building in town 3 offices/1 retail/staff room – Conference room and more! $938,300 MLS #131678

First Time Offered! A corner property in Keremeos – 286’ x 272’, with 272 ft frontage on Hwy 3. Hwy 3 extends from Hope through Keremeos to Osoyoos & east to Alberta. This property has 286’ frontage on the Keremeos By-Pass Road which connects to Hwy 3A to Penticton to the north and OK Falls & Oliver to the South Water, electric power & natural gas are available at the property line. Suggested uses include: Roadside business, pub, restaurant, motel, office, retail and overnight RV parking.

Owner wishes to retire.

Asking 420,000

DEAN STINSON

JUDY KLASSEN

250-295-8537

250-295-5839

www.thedean.ca

RE/MAX COUNTRY

www.buyandsellprinceton.ca

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Neil Frost 1.604.483.6345

mmatt@shaw.ca

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250-615-7225 250-638-1400 TERRACE

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5119 Eagle Place 150 feet of view side property overlooking the City of Terrace. Fruit trees and fence along the back yard are only part of what this exclusive culReduced to $113,900 de-sac property has to offer.

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4110 Temple St. Executive 5 bedroom home, immaculate in and out.Hot water heat, in-law suite, Hot tub off the master bedroom deck over the backyard and green space behind.

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

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UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;Chase, BC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pub liquor store, restaurant on main ďŹ&#x201A;oor. 14 rooms on 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor which need substantial work reďŹ&#x201A;ected in price.Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160;Super buy $600,000

A perfect investment property to sub-divide with friends or family. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Located a few miles from Merritt B.C. at a dead end road. Out buildings and a greenhouse included. Make an offer today! MLS# 104309 $650,000

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

$1,999,000

PENTICTON

LAKEFRONT PENTHOUSE WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

1 BDRM + DEN NEW PRICE $479,000

PENTICTON LAKEFRONT PENTHOUSE AMAZING VIEWS OF OKANAGAN LAKE & AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

2 BDRM + DEN NEW PRICE $1,499,000

OSOYOOS 3600 Sq Ft commercial building fully occupied in downtown Terrace. Next to the Best Western Hotel on a main through city street with much commercial and retail trafďŹ c. Roof is NEW and building in good condition. Asking $389,000

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8% Cap Rate

5,525 sq ft concrete block building on .99 Acres. Zoned C-6.

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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9080 Penn Rd.

High volume â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Grower Directâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; franchise ďŹ&#x201A; ower shop.

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

1921 Upland St.

1108 Boundary Rd.

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

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

978 & 996 Central St.

9543 & 9565 Anzac Cres.

The Endako Hotel

508 George St. (REDUCED )

FOR SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Located on corner of 10th and Central. Must be sold together. Value is in the land. Currently zoned RS-2, the City says can be re-zoned to C-4.

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

Historic Endako Hotel fully renovated 9 guest rooms plus large management suite. Updated bar & grill. ProďŹ table and located in the centre of Northern B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resource activity.

FOR SALE - 8,200 sq ft fully equipped 250 seat restaurant. Completely renovated & equipped.

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

2344 Westwood

2977 Ferry Ave.

1396 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5th Ave.

FOR LEASE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2,479 sq ft prime retail & professional ofďŹ ce space. High trafďŹ c area, visual exposure, parking and much more. Net Lease.

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.

FOR SALE - 0.8 Acres on corner of Ferry Ave. & Ospika Blvd. C-6 zoning.

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

www.pgcommercial.ca RE/MAX Centre City Realty Each ofďŹ ce is independently owned and operated

GEORGE Weinand

250-960-9556

KEN Goss

250-565-7653

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2 story 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath Duplexes, each side is 1374 sq ft with 5 appliances, single car garage, window coverings, fully fenced on 4 ft, Styrofoam foundations, gas heat and hot water. Great revenue properties $249,900 per side. 4 duplexes (8 sides total) Contact: Kent Laverdure at 250-202-0182

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10 Unit Residential Townhouse Property. Potential to stratify units for resale. Gross potential revenue of $96,000/yr. Annual expenses: taxes $5,080, water/sewer $4,000, insurance $950. Reduced to $849,000 (sold in 2007 for $1,000,000).

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www.dawsoncreekrealestate.ca

Located at 9912-100 Avenue Fort St John BC V1J 1Y5 www.NEBCRealty.com F: 250 785 4120 RON RODGERS - OWNER / MANAGING BROKER Email: ron@northeastbc.com

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

Mini Storage Complex

FOR SALE - FORT ST JOHN BC 56,000+/-sf 257storage unit compound on 3.93 acres consisting of 2 large buildings.

In the centre of the City close to the traffic circle on Alaska Highway...1.55 acres of flat land with all new services to the property and bordered by 8th street and the paved roadway to the new apartment building. Excellent location, commercially zoned, $290,000.00 #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

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

Sicamous, BC

  

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Potentialbusinessgrowthcanderivefromthe developmentofapproximately7,000sfofunused storageunitsonthe2ndfloorofmaincomplex. Inaddition,theadjacent7.65acrescouldbeusedforaddiÇŚ tionalRVstorage,camping/picnicgrounds,coldstoragebuildÇŚ ingunitsorheldforfutureexpansion! 

#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.

Total property size 11.58 acres directly off Alaska Highway within City Limits! ASKING $3.88 Million

MLSÂŽ N4504616

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Note: CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUESTED Prior to release of information

Call Ron for information package or to arrange to view

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Your Next Investment Opportunity INVESTOR ALERT! New condo asking $219,000 leased out to an oilfield company for $2.500 month. This 2 bedroom with den unit comes with 6 appliances and is furnished, total of 1856 sq ft with full unfinished basement. HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL LAND Situated across from the EnCana event centre, Chances casino and new Holiday Inn this is a very desirable location. Total of three lots each approx 4.5 acres each, excellent visibility and access. 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.

MISSION - 7 ACRES - $779,900 REDUCED #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 #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. #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

#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.

#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

WILL BUILD TO SUIT - AIRPORT ONE ACRE LOTS Developer has 3 one acre lots in a row at the airport with highway frontage...will build a 5000 - 7,000 sq, ft. pre-engineered steel shop, provide a graveled and fenced yard with a 5 year lease starting at $ 14.00 per sq. ft. for the shell. Also willing to build and sell to tenant #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

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.

SOLD

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.

SOLD

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.

SOLD

3!,-/.6!,,%92!.#(s02).#%'%/2'% !#2%3    Located 15 minutes east of Prince George, this fertile and picturesque ranch borders the Salmon River. Large acreages like this located close to major city centers are hard to ďŹ nd. Perfect opportunity to raise any kind of livestock and/or grow crops. Much of the land is already producing and fenced. Priced to sell - don't miss this opportunity to invest in your future. Call for more information.

For Professional, Personal and Prompt Service Call... Karren Winther and Nick Costantino Cell: 604-818-4888 604-857-1100 Cell: 604-818-0233 2%-!8!LDERCENTER2EALTYs&RASER(IGHWAY !LDERGROVE "# 1-888-341-1100s%MAILkwinther@uniserve.com


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9620 - Sikanni Road

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2000 sq. ft. bay with front reception, ofďŹ ce and mezzanine. Shop consists of radiant heat, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; overhead door, main door + a ďŹ&#x201A;oor drain. $14.50/sq ft + Triple Net

Warehouse/ofďŹ ce avail. Sept 1/11. Drive through 14 x 16 overhead doors w/electric openers, 9 x 15 ofďŹ ce. $14.50/sq ft + Triple Net - MLS# N4504927/4504928

MLS# N4504937

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10433 - 269 Rd 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. $869,900 - MLS# N4504751

RON BARTSCH cell 604.789.2296 ronbartsch@me.com

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

MLS# N4504949

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$1,200,000 - MLS# N4504915

$879,000 - MLS# N4504836

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Remax Action Realty 1991 Inc.

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Recreational Real Estate HOT PROPERTIES B11

RECREATION FEATURE Death of her partner-husband didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t derail plans for a luxury Panama golf resort

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Population 2.4 million; nearly half live in Panama City Currency U.S. dollar is legal tender Language Spanish, but most speak English Economy GDP growth rate of 7.5 per cent (2010) Biggest asset Panama Canal, now undergoing a $5.3 billion expansion to complete in 2014

hen her husband and business partner died of a heart attack last year, Calgary-born Colleen Lal could have returned to Canada and let go of the 850-acre luxury golf resort the couple were building in the Panama highlands.

Not a chance. Instead, Lal has raised the stakes, pushing the completion of an 18-hole championship golf course and increasing prices and quality of the resort homes that anchor the multi-million dollar Cielo Parasio (Cloud Paradise) at Boquete, 340 miles from Panama City. A decade ago, Lal and her husband,Raideep Lal, a Toronto-based manufacturer, paid $200,000 for an abandoned 65-acre coffee plantation. They built a home and settled in for what was to be an early retirement. That soon ended when they recognized the potential for a resort development in a country named the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top retirement haven by International Living magazine and Forbes. The American Association of Retired Persons also ranked Boquete as the third-best place to retire on the planet. Panama, with one of the strongest economies in Latin America, is becoming an international business, resort and retirement destination. It has the second-highest concentration of banks in the world, high-speed Internet even in the back country, world-class hospitals and is home to thousands of ex-pats, including many Canadians. The $5.4 billion expansion of the Panama Canal has made Panama City one of the hottest real estate markets in the Americas.

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(ABOVE) Villas at Cielo Parasio start near $400,000 and soar above $1.3 million. (INSET) The late Raideep Lal and wife Colleen at Cielo Parasio in the Panama highlands.

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Enticing investors is the fact that in Panama foreign real estate buyers have the same rights as the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents. Landowners are not charged property taxes for up to 20 years and seniors qualify for discounts as high as 50 per cent on everything from closing costs for home loans to meals and entertainment. Also, Panama residents are not taxed on any foreignearned income. The Lals have invested over $20 million to develop the homes, hotel and the just-opened J. Michael Poellot Championship Golf Course at Cielo Parasio. The resort is about a half-hour drive from the Pacific Ocean and an hour from the Caribbean. It is surrounded by hiking trails and, since it is being developed on pasture and

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farmland, few trees had to be cut down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thirty per cent of our buyers are from Canada, including some from Calgary and Vancouver,â&#x20AC;? said Lal, who is clearly refocusing the resort at higher-income international buyers. She is proud to add that nearly all of the buyers are residents, either year-round or for most of the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not a rental community,â&#x20AC;? she said. Other buyers primarily are from the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

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Last year, Cielo was promoting building lots as low as $100,000 and villas from $150,000, but Lal is convinced that the globe-trotting buyers she is courting are more concerned with luxury and amenities than price.

As a result, the typical new 2,300-squarefoot villa now sells for around $400,000 and some custom homes are priced as high as $1.3 million. Smaller duplex-style townhomes start at $300,000. Most of the foreign buyers, Lal said, are paying cash or have arranged financing. So far, Lalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company, Gladstone Development, has sold more than three-dozen villas and has at least 30 homes under construction. Lal has hired an international team of architects and planners, as well as many locals, to finish the Cielo Parasio, and she admits there are challenges for a woman entrepreneur in Panama. The country is ranked as one of the most competitive economies in Latin America and Transparency International scores Panama a scary 3.6 out of 10 on the corruption scale (Canada, as a comparison, scores an 8.9). â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have never paid a bribe because, if you open that door, it will never close,â&#x20AC;? Lal said. She also shrugs off any problems as a woman doing business in a macho-minded country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have proved myself,â&#x20AC;? she said.â&#x2014;&#x2020;

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This semi-waterfront Inn has been extensively renovated by the current owners. The property is free hold with unobstructed views of Broughton Strait and East coast of Vancouver Island. Includes owners suite, 5 hotel rooms, 45 seat restaurant, 35 seat pub, and cold beer and wine store. Liquor licenses are assumable with government qualiďŹ cation. $450,000 Canadian

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ALBERTA IS AGAIN MOVING! MOTELS & HOTELS

â&#x2030;ĽPROVOST Brand new 44 unit motel. Asking $4.5M â&#x2030;ĽCAMROSE 20 unit motel, (nice Ma & Pa

operation) upgraded and very clean, Asking $1.1M. HARDISTY New 44 unit Motel. NAMPA, ALBERTAin busy boom town, 16 unit motel, 100 seat lounge, VLTs, liquor store and restaurant. PRICE REDUCED TO $990,000! CAMROSE ALBERTA68 room, full services Hotel. REDUCED - NOW $4.0M.

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

FOR SALE - On Bird River, MB

Approximately 80 minutes northeast of Winnipeg on the Bird River. This classic lodge is world famous for trophy bear and deer hunting. Located 1/4 mile from a Department of Transportation certified airport runway. Suitable for church camp, corporate retreat, training centre or private retreat. Commercial kitchen. Games room, sauna & conference room. Thirteen bedrooms, sleeps 27 plus master bedroom & ensuite. Approx. 6900 sq. ft. on +/-2 acres. Asking $1.85M.

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ALBERTA HAPPENINGS!

Rocky Mountain House, AB

MINI CASINO with 21 VLT'S located in Edmonton. 9,000 sq ft building with 2 restaurants and 2 lots. Will sell building and land or just the equipment and lease the building. IDEAL FAMILY BUSINESS General Store located 45 minutes from Edmonton. 6 businesses in one location. They are a Gas Bar, Coin laundromat, Liquor store, Grocery store, Restaurant and weather permitting a Ice Cream wagon. 2 story building with 1,650 sq ft 3 bedroom living quarters on the upper floor. Gross sales are over 2.2 mill. Asking $975,000. For more details and photos go to ICX.CA MLS #E1014458

Brian Fedorick Licensed Realtor in the Province of

Direct: 780-446-3125

Alberta A.L.L. Stars Realty Ltd

Office: 780-434-4700 bfedorick@shaw.ca

• FOR LEASE - 3600 sqft Commercial Retail Building • Corner lot with high exposure • Ideal for oil/gas industry suppliers or Safety Training and Sales • Great opportunity for new business or expansion

CALL IRWIN @ 403-844-1581 OR JAN @ 403-844-6849

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

780-420-1177

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MULTI-FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES •Development Sites: 8 to 160 acres; off highway 63 in Wandering River; last community before Fort McMurray; Judicial Sale •14 units; twelve 2-bdms, northeast; new roof and windows •17 units; central location; concrete construction; new roof and windows. •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 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/ sq. ft. CONTACT BURKE SMITH

burke.smith@cwedm.com

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES +/- 19,701.20 SQ FT: Vacant serviced site

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

INVESTMENT SALES

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

STETTLER MALL STETTLER, ALBERTA • ±91,403 sq. ft. on 10.21 acres anchored by The Brick, Peavey Mart and ATB • Just $65.00 / sq. ft. • Located in the heart of Alberta

WESTLOCK MALL WESTLOCK, ALBERTA • ±64,218 sq. ft. on 5 acres anchored by Peavey Mart and The Bargain Shop • $51.40 / sq. ft. • Attractive returns

CONTACT DAVID COONEY / DOUG FOGG OR HOWARD McCANN

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

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

CONTACT DOUG RAE

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

john.croft@cwedm.com

MERRITT, BRITISH COLUMBIA

• ±12,000 sq. ft. free-standing building for Sale or Lease • Includes bonus parking lot • Lease: $6.00/sq. ft. Sale: $850,000

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

FORMER WAL-MART MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA

• High profile redevelopment opportunity • 12.95 acres / 100,287 s.f. building • $10,000,000

CONTACT HOWARD McCANN OR MARK McCANN

DUGGAN MALL, CAMROSE, ALBERTA

• ±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

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• 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


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COVER Tight rental markets open opportunities for would-be landlords in urban Alberta and Manitoba

DAVE HUSDAL, CALGARY GEOFF KIRBYSON, WINNIPEG WESTERN INVESTOR hen Vancouver-based Bucci Developments opened the sales centre for its NEXT condominium project in Calgary this spring, half of the 162 suites sold out within weeks, encouraging Bucci to fast-track construction of the low-rise building. Homes were selling at a pace of one per day, according to NEXT marketing manager Shane Styles.

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Big reasons for the fast sales are likely price and location: some buyers see the project as an ideal investment in a city where it is hard to get into one of the best landlord markets in the country. Prices for stud io apartments at NEXT started at just $166,707 and even onebedroom suites are priced below average resale condos in the surrounding Bridgeland neighbourhood in southeast Calgary. Styles said about 30 per cent of the NEXT buyers were investors. The Calgary Real Estate Board says the average condo price in the city this July was $286,445. “We priced to compete with resales,” Styles confirmed. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) is predicting Calgary multi-family housing starts will decline in 2011 by about 5.2 per cent to 3,300. “The reduction in multi-family starts in 2011

will be mainly due to the apartment segment,” according to the CMHC, which says the total inventory of new and unsold condominium apartments in the city is 614 units, down from the peak of 710 in August of last year. Calgary’s rental apartment vacancy rate is 3.6 per cent, but some say it is even tighter in some markets, particularly in the northwest, where new transit links and the University of Calgary keep the rental market hot. Investors can expect to pay from $123,000 to $135,000 per door for rental apartment buildings, but don’t expect to find many listed. This is why some investors are turning to condominiums as a way to get into the rental market. The vacancy rate for condominiums is around 5 per cent and typical rents for a two-bedroom condo are north of $1,100 per month. CMHC is predicting even higher rents in Calgary next year, saying: “The rise will help landlords and property owners offset some of the increase in maintenance and utility costs associated with maintaining a rental property. In 2012, the average two-bedroom rent is forecast to reach $1,120 per month.” Investors such as Canmore-based Wade Graham, whose Higher Ground Real Estate Investments Inc. is active in the Calgary residential rental market, see opportunities in Alberta’s largest city. “Right now there are properties out there that are fantastic [investments] in the multi-family realm as well as the single-family realm,”

“By the fall of 2012, the average two-bedroom apartment rent in Edmonton will hit an all-time high of $1,060 per month”

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Shane Styles, Bucci marketing manager, at the NEXT condo construction site in Calgary (ABOVE), and with project model: half of the suites sold in weeks and a third of buyers were rental investors.

Graham said. Depending on location and specific properties, Graham says investors who do their homework can earn capitalization rates in the 6 per cent to 7 per cent range fairly easily. Real estate investment analyst Ozzie Jurock advises smaller investors in apartment buildings to scout for B properties because of the stiff competition from big players, such as Calgary-based Boardwalk REIT, for highervalued buildings. He said would-be landlords should also look at re-sale condos in the downtown, southeast or northwest because of improved transit and higher rental demand.

“The equity trajectory should be positive over the next four years and you should have no problem renting them out,” Jurock said. The situation in Edmonton is even rosier for residential investors. Edmonton landlords are poised to see a bump in their cash flows this year and into 2012, according to CMHC. “While rental starts should increase modestly this year, the new supply will not keep pace with the expected rise in demand,” CMHC predicted in its latest housing forecast for the Alberta capital. “By the fall of 2012, the average two-bedroom apartment rent [in Edmonton] will hit an

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3&4*%&/5*"-from B15 all-time high of $1,060 per month,” it said. It is clear that figure is not far away at this point. According to CMHC data, Edmonton’s average two-bedroom rent jumped to $1,029 per month in April, only $11 per month behind the traditionally more expensive Calgary. Edmonton’s average two-bedroom rent has increased $35 per month, or about 3.5 per cent in the past year. The rent hikes happened in a city where vacancy also fell to 4.7 per cent, and oilpatchrelated businesses such as welding and fabrications shops were picking up steam. Higher employment levels and increasing oilpatch activity will undoubtedly provide a boost to the Edmonton rental sector. While rents are heading up in Edmonton, CMHC is predicting multi-family housing starts for the capital region will decline slightly this year to 3,750, before bouncing up to 4,100 in 2012. Colliers International is upbeat about the Edmonton market, noting capitalization rates of 6.5 per cent to 7 per cent in some cases. The real estate giant says demand for apartment buildings is strong. “Demand continues to outstrip supply as buyers try to add assets to their portfolios at historically low interest rates. Alberta’s unemployment rate continues to lead the nation and quality product continues to trade at a premium, most notably, product built post 2000,” Colliers concluded.

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The Realtors Association of Edmonton is also offer- -BOEMPSEMPPLBUUIF1SBJSJFT ing data that suggest that the City Vacancy rate % Avg. “per door” cost* interest in potential rental Edmonton 4.7 $125,000 properties is growing. Calgary 3.6 $135,000 While Edmonton’s average Winnipeg 0.9 $90,000 residential price jumped only Brandon 1.8 $75,000 1.1 per cent from June to July Saskatoon 3.4 $85,000 2011, the average condo price Regina 0.9 $75,000 was up about 4.3 per cent in *Price per rental suite in older walk-up apartment buildings the same month. Its yearSource: CMHC/Avison Young/Western Investor over-year gain wasn’t quite so spectacular: the average condo price was the rental rates you can charge,” he said. up 2 per cent from August 2010. Based on the few recent sales, low-rise walkup apartment buildings in Winnipeg sell from .BOJUPCB $85,000 per suite, with capitalization rates in If you want to rent an apartment in Winnipeg the 5 per cent range. Larger concrete buildings or Brandon, good luck. If you want to buy an demand around $135,000 per suite. apartment building, you need even better luck. The average two-bedroom apartment rental The vacancy rate in Manitoba’s two biggest rate in Winnipeg is approximately $850 per cities is realistically near zero. In Winnipeg, it month. Sandy Trudel, the economic development has ranged between 0.7 and 0.9 of 1 per cent thus far this year and it hasn’t been much bet- officer for the City of Brandon, said that a ter in Brandon, at 1.3 per cent. These levels healthy market typically has a 3 per cen t essentially reflect turnover. vacancy rate. Over the past 15 years, however, But don’t expect a flurry of building activity Brandon has not been able to surpass 1.8 per cent. in either city to help meet the demand. Demand has been driven by a number of facDon White, executive vice-president of Colliers International in Winnipeg, said that tors, including new immigrants coming to town whatever apartment units do come on line will to work at Maple Leaf Foods. not be enough to support population growth in Mike Melnyk of Century 21 Commercial in Brandon said well-priced apartment buildthe city of more than 700,000. “It will be calculated and relatively slow to ings sell “with two or three phone calls.” Recent come on stream. The construction costs that prices are from $75,000 to $80,000 “per door” exist in the market are still very prohibitive to for older walk-up buildings, he added.◆

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Office Building For Sale. On Jasper Avenue and 114th street in the Oliver Area. 4 storey building consisting of 56,012 square feet . Property is on 3 lots (50 feet x 150 feet) with also parking lots (92 feet x 150 feet) in the rear. Property is wedge between two drugs stores (Shoppers Drug Mart and Medicine Shoppe). New developments all around. Asking $12,000,000.00

Unbelievable Ellerslie RE-Development Site Two Parcels. Both 2 acre sites on the northwest corner of Ellerslie Road and 66th Street. Parcel #1 Asking $2,900,000.00 Parcel #2. Asking $ 2,900,000 Ellerslie RE Development Site 80 acre parcel across from the new Edmonton Recreation centre along Ellerslie Road. Asking $8,900,000 Business and Property Esso Convenience Store/Gas Bar with a Tim Horton’s Lease. Located in new Centre West Business Park. Site is 2.03 Acres. Brochure will only be provided to qualified purchasers, and upon signing a confidentiality agreement. Asking $ 6,300,000. Pulse Pointe Development site Located in the Quarters project on 95th street and 102 Avenue. A total of 4 lots (14,200 sq. ft.) (142 ft frontage and 100 ft deep. Presently, building is 11,840 sq. ft. Asking $ 3,300,000.

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Old Strathcona Building Located on Prime 82nd Avenue and 103 Street. Historical building. Building is 1650 sq. ft. of main floor with 12 foot ceilings. Asking $ 1,100,000.

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Industrial For Sale National Tenant, solid long term lease. Building is 4 years old, 56,000 sq. ft. on a 3.53 acre lot. Great return 6.5 % cap rate. Brochures to qualified clients Asking $ 9,900,000.

Prime Highway Commercial Lots Next to our New Hotel, Convention Centre and Casino 3 to 4 Acre Parcels $175,000 per Acre

Land And Building For Sale. Over 9,000 sq. ft. on the main floor. Lot is 14,577 sq. ft. Located in the Quarters project on 95th St and 102 Ave. Building 101 Street Retail/Warehouse Property 9,150 sq. ft. building with over 4,000 sq. ft basement on two lots (10,680 sq. ft.) Great for future redevelopment or owner user. Building can also be leased. Asking $ 1,200,000.

or Mark Wilbert, Assoc. (mark.wilbert@century21.ca) CENTURY 21 A.L.L. STARS REALTY LTD

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

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

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16,164 SF RETAIL BLDG

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

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

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Edmonton, AB 1/2 acre development site, LRT in close proximity, potential for 29 storey building, holding income

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Land & Building Opportunities 30,000 SF BUILDING

2-12,000 SF BUILDINGS

Ponoka, AB 7 acres, Highway 2 exposure

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

24 ACRES Rimbey, AB Residential & commercial development on Highway 53

NEWER RETAIL STRIP MALL Edmonton, AB 3 buildings totalling 16,259 SF, south Edmonton, principles only

7,500 SF OFFICE Edmonton, AB Whyte Avenue (82nd ave), for sale or lease

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

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

PONOKA LUBE-X BUILDING

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

4714 - 50 STREET, PONOKA, AB OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 2,512 sf freestanding building, BUILDING strong Covenant Tenant, 2874 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, AB Average Rental income - $69,500 7,063 sf freestanding retail pad. Price - $868,750 Net income: $190,701/year Price: $2,300,000

Casey McClelland Mark Swaenepoel DIR +1 780 969 3003 casey.mcclelland@colliers.com

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

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ECO PARK

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

Fort McMurray, AB Pre-selling & pre-leasing industrial bays, 2,000 - 43,000 SF, on Hwy 63 N., adequate parking, T5 lighting, radiant heating, and bay doors

10020 MACDONALD DRIVE Fort McMurray, AB Proposed office development on 36,400 SF lot, zoned C5, currently a movie theatre

RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM SITE Fort McMurray, AB 24-unit development permit

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

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

Fort McMurray, AB

Grande Prairie, AB New hotel, 90 rooms, improving occupancy. Asking $9,200,000 Drayton Valley, AB Limited service, 52 rooms, built in 2005. Asking $4,100,000

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

FLAGGED HOTEL Edmonton, AB Full service hotel. 90 rooms. Leased F&B. Asking $8,950,000

Located on Hwy 69 close to the planned airport terminal

KUUSAMO DEVELOPMENTS Fort McMurray, AB 5 bays sold or leased, only 5 bays remain

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

INDUSTRIAL BAYS Fort McMurray, AB 12,978 SF, for sale or lease

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Land Opportunities RED DEER LAND

CAMROSE LAKEFRONT LAND

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

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

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Rick Argue

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INDUSTRIAL SPACE - For Sale or Lease EDMONTON & AREA OPPORTUNITIES COMMERCIAL FORT MCMURRAY - Taiga Nova Industrial Park CAR WASH: Edmonton, 8 Bays, 1Auto, huge potential....................................................................$949,000 RUCK & CAR WASH: Edmonton, 4hr, 3 truck bay, 1 RV, 6 car wash, Over $1 mil sales/year, ......$3.75mil 13,000 to THOTEL CENTRAL ALBERTA: Right in downtown, 7 VLT's, Pub & Restaurant ...............................$550,000 CAMP GROUND & RV PARK: Edmonton, 30min., 10 acres under huge upgrader, best location, Liquor store, Gas Bar ...........................................................................................................................$2.9mil 52,000 MOTEL: Alberta South Big City, 3 years old Best Location, Over 1.5mil sales, Franchise ....................$7.9mil (Square Feet)

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Strip Mall For Sale In Edmonton Fully leased 13,600 sq ft 65% Medical tenant all long term 15 to 20 yrs. Asking $3.5M

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COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL â&#x20AC;˘2.75 ACRES Industrial land Northwest......................$1,375,000 â&#x20AC;˘4 QUARTERS of land approx., 60 miles NW of Edmonton. Must be sold together ..........Total Price $600,000 â&#x20AC;˘NEW, 10 Condo Warehouse just west of Edmonton, 2,000 sq. ft. bays and mezz. .........................$350,000/bay â&#x20AC;˘NEW, SPRUCE GROVE 3 remaining Condo Warehouses. 1,700 sq. ft. bays, great curb appeal ......$334,900/bay

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B&B/Teahouse McCracken Inn 146 Brookhart Street - 9 rooms, lobby/reception, restaurant, commercial kitchen, meeting room, laundry facilities - Managersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; living quarters with garage - Located along Hwy 16 - Zoned C3

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ments made about the City of Cold Lake’s pitch for tax revenue from the air weapons range between Fort Mac and Cold Lake. Cold Lake officials maintain their community isn’t sustainable in the long term without tax revenue from oilsands installations beyond the city – such as those in the Municipal District of Bonnyville, on the air weapons range and in Wood Buffalo. After unsuccessfully pursuing dissolution into the M.D. a few years ago, Cold Lake has been looking for help from the province, but Copeland says Alberta’s assessment-rich “have” municipalities that collect millions of dollars in taxes each year from things like pipeline assessment need to give up some of their riches to make the system work better. “The City of Cold Lake has not seen the final proposal from the Province of Alberta, [but] dissolution into the M.D. of Bonnyville will definitely be back on the table if the funding situation does not change,” said a City of Cold Lake news release that quoted the mayor. “Furthermore, the City of Cold Lake will need to address the situation around infrastructure capacity throughout this community. If there is no funding to have infrastructure replacement or expansion, then the city will have to look at reducing services and capping any further development.” The Cold Lake-Bonnyville region is the second most significant oilsands region in Alberta, and home to several projects expected to put more pressure on Cold Lake as a regional service centre in northeast Alberta. A provincially mandated consultant’s review of Cold Lake’s operations and governance in 2010 found the city sustainable, but urged Cold Lake and its neighbours to work together.

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In the past, whether those workers stayed in Prince Albert during their downtime or headed another 140 kilometres south to Saskatoon was up for grabs. But Prince Albert, located in the north-central region of Saskatchewan, is increasingly becoming a destination itself rather than just a pit stop or refuelling point. With the city’s pulp mill set to re-open, diamond explorers sniffing nearby and a new swath of much-needed commercial land being made available, Prince Albert sees an opportunity to solidify its reputation as the gateway to Saskatchewan’s north. Whether it does so will depend on how well it contends with issues such as a diminishing downtown and a shortage of funding required to fulfil demand for new and serviced land.

amount of vehicle variety for northern shoppers as Saskatoon does. The second and more significant development is the 80-acre Cornerstone commercial area on the east side of the city. Edmonton-based Springwood Land Development Corp. first began developing Cornerstone’s north side in 2001. The north side includes Wal-Mart, Future Shop, Sobeys, Rona and a number of other name-brand retailers found at big-box power centres throughout Canada. The southern side of Cornerstone is now being developed, with a Prince Albert Co-op food store, Royal Bank, Michaels craft store and Original Joe’s among the new or slated tenants. “Cornerstone has confirmed that we are now a regional shopping centre,” said Braaten, who brokered the deal that saw Co-op move into Cornerstone. He has also been involved in the sale or lease of a number of other Cornerstone spaces. “Initially I thought Cornerstone would be bad for the community [because] you see longtime businesses being gobbled up by the big nationals,” said Braaten. “But now you’re finding that people from Nipawin, Melfort, Tisdale and Rosthern are [shopping] here instead of going to Saskatoon.” According to Springwood, the value of new developments in Cornerstone in 2011 is more than $19.5 million and includes around 114,000 square feet of new commercial space. A number of businesses that were once located downtown have moved to Cornerstone, raising concerns about the hollowing out of the core (commercial vacancy downtown stands at roughly 10 per cent). Vacant buildings aside, downtown Prince Albert, for many people, conjures up images of panhandlers and vagrants.

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The Prince Albert Downtown Improvement District Association, which began a downtown rejuvenation plan in 2005, paints a rosier picture of that area, saying that new businesses are giving the area a more “eclectic, pedestrian-friendly” feel. “Downtown has a lot of opportunity, but it’s an area that we need to work on,” said Yves Richard, the city’s planning manager.

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As of mid-May, the city had issued 16 per cent more building permits compared with the same time last year, and double that of 2009. Also as of mid-May, there was a 74 per cent increase in the number of new business licences issued in Prince Albert from the same time frame in 2010 and a 132 per cent increase over the same period in 2009. Prince Albert has not experienced this much activity since the late 1980s. Kevin Wouters, president of the Prince

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13*/$&"-#&35from B24 south east that are to be annexed by the city, likely this fall. Once the annexation occurs, the city will face the challenge of coming up with the capital needed to service the new lands (phase 1 will see 30 acres of the annexed land serviced for light-industrial use). A development levy of $98,372 per hectare was recommended in the third-party report that the city commissioned last October. That’s an increase from $48,185 per hectare in the West Hill area of the city and an increase from a city-wide (excluding West Hill) levy of $29,035 per hectare. The city is also opening an eco-industrial park in the fall, where it hopes to create a critical mass of biofuel, biomass and other cleanenergy developers.

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Wouters said that the average sale price of a home in Prince Albert has doubled in the last five years, sparking new developments. The 63-acre Lakeview Estates will be made up of condos and single-family homes. After a month on the market, 11 of the 26 houses being built in phase 1 were sold. Garry Miller, a Prince Albert real estate agent and a co-owner of Lakeview, said that buyers are mostly local retirees. The Adanac Pointe development is not a gated community like Lakeview, but its developers call it the first “architecturally planned”

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lie ahead but he prefers to look at the need for  diversification in Thompson as an opportunity, not a threat. “It’s a transition. We shouldn’t see it as something that is anything more than a change in the way business is going to be done, which happens all the time. We have to look at it and not be fearful,” he said. Despite Vale’s job reductions, the company still intends to be a force to be reckoned with in Thompson for many years. Having about 1,000 employees after the shake out will do that. “We think we can manage [the job reductions] through attrition and natural turnover, which is a nice situation to be in,” said company spokesman Cory McPhee.

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Whether it wants to isn’t the issue – Manitoba’s third-largest city simply has no choice. With last November’s decision byVale Ltd., formerly Inco Ltd., the operator of the city’s nickel operations, to shut down its smelting and refining operations and up to 600 jobs, it became crystal clear that Thompson could no longer solely rely on the industry that is responsible for its very being. Luckily the city, which sits near the same latitude as Edmonton, already had a growing coldweather-testing sector. Roxie Binns, development co-ordinator for the City of Thompson, said an economic impact study a couple of years ago estimated the industry was worth about $1.5 million annually to Thompson, but that figure has probably doubled by now. Everything from automobile and airplane engines to heavy equipment to hydraulic systems gets tested in Thompson, where winter typically starts in mid-October.Rolls Royce and Pratney & Whitney use the city’s state-of-theindustry, $42 millionGlobal Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research to cold test the world’s largest airplane engines. Despite a dip in the cold-weather-testing business during the economic downturn, things are heating up once again. And with a significant portion of the world enduring frigid temperatures for at least part of the year, there’s no reason for the demand for this type of testing to drop off, Binns said.

and you’re 200 kilometres from the nearest community, the last thing you need is for your vehicle to stall or for the fuel systems to ice up,” she said. All those weather-testing visitors, naturally, bring their wallets with them and often open them up at hotels, restaurants and bars. Binns said she was pleasantly surprised to hear some of them were doing more than that. One company, for example, spent money at 65 different businesses in Thompson, including maintenance garages and hardware retailers. It even used a gardening store to buy peat moss – in the middle of winter, naturally – to clean up any minor oil spills that it might have caused on roads or in parking lots. Mayor Tim Johnston said as soon as everybody realized that the sky wasn’t falling on Thompson after Vale dropped its bomb last November (the company still intends to do mining and milling) the wheels started turning on how Thompson could ensure it becomes the best possible service centre to the north. He’s confident the province’s third-largest city can follow the trail blazed by the second largest, Brandon. “We want to do what Brandon did, which was transform from an agricultural centre into a service centre with an ag base. We want to become a service centre for northern Manitoba with a strong mining base,” he said.

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in January to $137,000 in June, according to the Manitoba Real Estate Association.While Vale’s previous actions have undoubtedly played a role, Kelly said the fact the company’s contract with its employees expires this fall is of greater concern: it has played some serious hard ball with employees in other cities. “[The Thompson operation] to Vale is such a small part of their overall holdings that the gut feeling here is they could shut it down whenever they wanted and it wouldn’t hurt them. Before, when it was Inco, we were a major player,” he said. Kelly predicted that once the Vale contract is settled, the housing market will rebound. Johnston said the city has seen the addition of about 150 hotel rooms in the past year but the hospitality industry hasn’t followed up with restaurants and pubs. “I think there’s a huge opportunity there as well as retail,” he said.◆

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Take Five Café takes new look

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ith around 400 coffee shops in the Lower Mainland, it takes something special to stand out from the competition. Longtime restaurateurs and brothers Dean and Steve Punzo think they have done just that. Throughout August, seven Metro Vancouver Take Five Café locations reopened with a new look – highlighted by a revamped logo and in-store rebranding. “We’ve changed the look and feel of the cafés but the much-loved coffee and Italian-inspired foods remain the same,” said co-founder Steve Punzo. Having experience with consulting agencies for creative and business decisions in the past, the brothers worked together to come up with the chain’s first rebranding since opening in 2003. “What really separates Take Five Café from the rest of the competition is the quality of our coffee,” said Steve. “It’s a balance – not over-roasted – right through the espresso to the drip coffees and decaf … and the food is top notch.” While at first it was a challenge to explain the entire scope of the rebranding to franchisors, “everyone has embraced the new look and is excited for the future of the company,” Steve said. Take Five Café opened a café kiosk in Richmond Centre in January and will open a ninth location at the Brewery District redevelopment in New Westminster this fall. The European-style coffee houses evolved from the Punzo family’s original business, the upscale Caffé dé Medici restaurant on Robson Street, a recipient of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America and several Wine Spectator Awards. Dean and Steve started working at Caffé dé Medici in the early 1980s and took over the business in

1995 when their father retired. Asked about expanding Take Five outside of the Lower Mainland, Steve responded, “We want to grow, but grow responsibly.” Take Five franchise prices were not available as of press time.

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ealty Executives International, Inc. has awarded 24 franchises since January 1, 2011, including new offices in Winnipeg, Saskatoon – and Saudi Arabia. “To support Executives [real estate agents] staying on the cutting-edge, we developed progressive mobile and website marketing technology that is easy to integrate into their business, whether they are tech-savvy or not,” said Rich Rector, owner and president of Realty Executives International. Rector explained that its international referral network allows Realty Executives’ agents to tap into the growing segment of out-of-state and out-of-country homebuyers. Realty Executives offers a 100 per cent commission for franchise real estate agents. A franchise investment requires an investment of from $18,600 to $88,100 with an initial franchise fee from $1,000 to $26,000. The royalty fee is $50 per licensee.

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hen Clancy’s Meat Co. CEO Paul Monger realized that, in order to take on the competition in the specialty meats franchise industry a rejuvenation of the brand was needed, he didn’t cut any corners. Monger introduced Canada’s specialty food market to the concept of the “modern-day butcher shop.” By adding an extensive line of frozen products accessible by self-serve freezers and a wide range of packClancy’s Meats campaigns under a new banner. aged sauces and marinades, Monger has executed a complete product overhaul designed to speak to the evolving desires and tastes of consumers. “We really need to carve out our business like anyone else,” Monger said. “We have to fight hard for that positioning, and this rebrand of our locations will help us achieve that.” The new Clancy’s Meat stores are bright, airy, modern and stocked with both fresh and frozen products. In the 12 months since the rebrand and rollout of fresh products began, the Surrey-based company has sold more than 25 new franchise locations across Canada and experienced a 250 per cent system-wide sales growth. Monger plans to open as many as 10 stores in B.C. over the next year, but, he said, “it depends on the real estate.” “We get quite a bit of attention from investors, but the acquisition of real estate is a large focus in target communities, and [that] can sometimes create a waiting game. A franchisee in Langford outside of Victoria has been looking for quite some time.” said Monger. “[Lease] rates are excessively high, up to $50 to $60 a square foot. “However, occasionally, a great opportunity arises.” Monger continued. “A good example is in Burnaby at the Kensington Square Plaza. Normally, we don’t find space in a groceryanchored site, because they typically prevent Clancy’s or other fine-meat shops from getting in there. It’s a busy plaza with restaurants, grocery, banks and a real local win for the company to get in this area.” Clancy’s has another location in Burnaby under construction, a store in Cloverdale opening in 2012 and is close to completing its first outlet in Kamloops. It takes a minimum investment of from $200,000 to $500,000 to own a turnkey Clancy’s. Photo: Clancy Meat Co.

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