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Downtown Calgary retail businesses rapidly closing as layoffs, oil prices take their toll

Storefronts in downtown Calgary are closing at a significantly faster rate than similar retail spaces in the suburbs in yet another sign of oil price collapse’s wide-ranging effects.

Name: amcgregor@barclaystreet.com
Downtown Calgary retail businesses rapidly closing as layoffs, oil prices take their toll

Storefronts in downtown Calgary are closing at a significantly faster rate than similar retail spaces in the suburbs in yet another sign of oil price collapse’s wide-ranging effects.

Name: ascott@barclaystreet.com
Bold bulls brave Calgary’s wounded real estate market

Total commercial real estate investments in the city plunged $1.1 billion from 2014 to 2015, ac-cording to research by Barclay Street Real Estate, which tallied total dollar volume last year at $1.5 billion.

Name: ascott@barclaystreet.com
Target locations sit empty, a year after closures

An announcement expected soon will likely reveal new tenants have been found for two more vacated Target locations in Calgary

Name: ascott@barclaystreet.com
MEG seeks to sublease unnecessary office space

MEG Energy Corp. needs less than half the office space it is on the hook for in downtown Calgary after it paused its ambitious growth plan last year.

Name: ascott@barclaystreet.com
Calgary commercial real estate vacancies hit 19.5% as layoffs continue

A new report says Calgary’s downtown offices got a bit emptier in the first three months of the year as vacancies rose 2.2 percentage points from last quarter. The Barclay Street Real Estate Ltd. report says vacancies rose to 19.5 per cent as about 938,000 more square feet were on the market. It said by 2018 the vacancy rate could be close to 24 per cent.

Name: ascott@barclaystreet.com
Vacant Calgary retail space rising

A new report by Barclay Street Real Estate Ltd. says vacancy in the retail market has risen from 2.7 per cent at the end of 2015 to three per cent in the first quarter of 2016. It says 1.2 million square feet of space is now available, up 116,000 square feet since the fourth quarter of 2015.

Name: amcgregor@barclaystreet.com
Vacant Calgary retail space rising

A new report by Barclay Street Real Estate Ltd. says vacancy in the retail market has risen from 2.7 per cent at the end of 2015 to three per cent in the first quarter of 2016. It says 1.2 million square feet of space is now available, up 116,000 square feet since the fourth quarter of 2015.

Name: ascott@barclaystreet.com
Year of the real estate deals in big-city Alberta.

Discounted lease rates available for even Class A office space but - as during the last downturn - they may not last for long in either Edmonton or Calgary. With a glut of space on the market and a gloomy outlook for oil prices, this may be the year to land a towering deal in the markets of both Calgary and Edmonton.

Name: dharmsen@barclaystreet.com
Calgary office market recovery a waiting game

The depressed state of the Calgary office market evokes memories of the city’s situation seven years ago. What’s still unknown is if it will recover as quickly this time around. “What is very similar in comparing January 2009 to January 2016 is the amount of inventory in the office market that was under construction,” said Dan Harmsen, vice-president and associate broker for Barclay Street Real Estate, which recently released reports on Calgary’s downtown, Beltline and suburban office markets for the final quarter of 2015.

Name: ascott@barclaystreet.com

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