Trust In Me. (Communication and Transparency)

Trust In Me. (Communication and Transparency)

A pillar of any relationship, including your clients, is trust. If they don’t trust you, how can they rely on...
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Big divide between YXE downtown & suburban office vacancy

Big divide between YXE downtown & suburban office vacancy

This Saskatoon office vacancy graph illustrates it well. We see the relative similarity between downtown and suburban office vacancy trends...
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Tight industrial market calls for compromise (Prioritizing priorities)

Tight industrial market calls for compromise (Prioritizing priorities)

The lack of inventory in Saskatoon’s industrial sector is further stymied by the type of properties that are available. Many...
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Can a grocery store in a district with too few residents work?

Can a grocery store in a district with too few residents work?

The downtown population is 3,106 according to eHealth Saskatchewan which is down from a high of 3,331 in 2020.  ...
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Required steps to valuing development lands

Required steps to valuing development lands

As brokers, landowners engage us to provide an opinion of value on development land.   At the same time, those...
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Face Your Fear and Do It! That was advice I received from a client

Face Your Fear and Do It! That was advice I received from a client

That was advice I received from a client many years ago when I was considering investing in my first commercial...
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Meet Marla Sluzalo ICR Commercial Real Esatate Sales Associate

Meet Marla Sluzalo ICR Commercial Real Esatate Sales Associate

Marla has been in the top 5 of deals completed in the last 4 years and has been number 1...
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Saskatoon industrial market far exceeds my 2021 prediction

Saskatoon industrial market far exceeds my 2021 prediction

I was a bit off the mark! One year ago, I predicted that the Saskatoon Industrial vacancy rate would slip...
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Why you should sell your Commercial Real Estate now

Why you should sell your Commercial Real Estate now

There has never been a better time to cash-out of your Saskatchewan industrial and retail (more…)
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Should you hire a broker to negotiate a lease renewal?

Should you hire a broker to negotiate a lease renewal?

Some Landlords believe they can renew their Tenants at the same rental rate that a Broker is able to negotiate....
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The 24th annual NSBA Business Builder Award, November 4 2021

The 24th annual NSBA Business Builder Award, November 4 2021

It felt normal. Last night November 4th 2021, I attended my first business event in 2 years. The NSBA Business...
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How to de-risk your speculative CRE build in the commercial sector

How to de-risk your speculative CRE build in the commercial sector

As a brokerage, we track existing and new developments in each commercial sector and thereafter (more…)
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5 important things that can successfully attracts tenants

5 important things that can successfully attracts tenants

Have you ever driven down a street and thought to yourself, ‘that property has been available and vacant for a...
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Saskatoon’s Golden Mile??? (8th Street Retail)

Saskatoon’s Golden Mile??? (8th Street Retail)

I was born and raised in Saskatoon. Like some of you, I remember the dreaded traffic circle at what is...
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Has technology made bricks and mortar obsolete?

Has technology made bricks and mortar obsolete?

We have all heard about how Amazon has affected retailers and their physical stores (bricks and mortar). I like it...
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What do you want to be when you grow up? For years, over…

What do you want to be when you grow up? For years, over…

For years, over various lunches and happy hours, my friends have asked me what I’d do if I didn’t work...
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What do you need to know about buying commercial land?

What do you need to know about buying commercial land?

Commercial land: what should you know? Most important is zoning. Zoning is any city’s method of regulating (more…)
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Sales: A noble profession. A profitable business enterprise…

Sales: A noble profession. A profitable business enterprise…

A profitable business enterprise relies upon the successful sale of a product and/or service. How that (more…)
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Differences between regional and national commercial real

Differences between regional and national commercial real

If you’d have asked me a few years ago about the long-term fate of the independent commercial real estate broker, I...
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Agents need to stay in their own real estate sandbox

Agents need to stay in their own real estate sandbox

In many larger jurisdictions, commercial brokers focus on one asset class such as office, industrial or retail. They do that...
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