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Spark Reports

Commercial Real Estate Thought Leadership Reports

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Vancouver: Strategy for the Last Mile

This Colliers International Spark Report presents an overview of the complexities and benefits of the current supply of highway infrastructure and the impacting relationship with industrial real estate in Metro...

Toronto: Strategy for the Last Mile

This Colliers International Spark Report presents an overview of the complexities and benefits of the current supply of highway infrastructure and the impacting relationship with industrial real estate in the...

The B.C. Film Industry and Industrial Real Estate

While the film and television industry is not often considered a typical industrial real estate user, it now occupies a significant amount of industrial space in Metro Vancouver....

Vancouver Joint Ventures

Vancouver’s strong real estate investment market is experiencing historically high real estate values, increasing construction costs, and a limited amount of quality, developable land....

Unlocking Potential: Alberta's Multifamily Rental Market

Alberta’s multifamily rental market and corresponding investment transactions have not been affected by the economic downturn as many expected. An in-depth analysis into Alberta's multifamily rental market....

Calgary Toasting to Rise in Craft Breweries Following Change to Alberta Liquor Regulations

Thriving microbrewery industry a bright spot in light of current economic conditions Calgary, AB, August 31, 2016 - Calgary is now reaping the benefits of the amendment...

Fibre Optic Internet Critical Consideration for Office Space

Markham, Ontario an advantageous location for businesses as municipality continues to develop extensive fibre optic networks throughout its employment hubs Toronto, Ontario, June 21, 2016 – With Internet-based...

Sale-leaseback strategy: tapping the value of your real estate

Enhance competitiveness and maximize value Current market conditions, alongside low bond yields and low interest rates, have reinforced commercial real estate as one of the most desired...

Sustainable Spaces: What it Means for Your Business

In this report , we highlight how sustainability initiatives can benefit tenants and landlords in commercial real estate. Proactive approaches to energy assessment and retrofitting will better position...

Calgary Tech Industry Thriving

Technology startups in Calgary are emerging from the shadows of the oil and gas industry Calgary, Alberta, May 31, 2016 – Amidst the doom and gloom of...

Chinese capital flow into Canadian commercial real estate expected to continue

-- Wave of Asian investors underwriting commercial real estate deals across Canada on the rise and expected to grow; global outflow of Chinese capital reached a record US $18.3...

Developers continue to covet Vancouver's multifamily market

Vancouver’s multifamily rental market has experienced a steady increase in demand over the last decade Amidst escalating land values and the increasing costs of home ownership, the Metro...

Unlock capital in your real estate through sale-leaseback strategy

Current commercial property market conditions in B.C. are excellent and look to remain that way in the near future.  Favourable market conditions, alongside low bond yields and...

GTA Developers, Landlords and Businesses being "Driven" to Locate Near Rapid Transit

More employees taking transit to work than ever before Toronto, September 8, 2015 – Colliers International's report on GTA Rapid Public Transit Infrastructure finds a relationship between the...

Montreal infrastructure overhaul does not need to be a negative for downtown business

Montrealers face a once-in-a-century opportunity to rejuvenate parts of their metropolis and ensure its future prosperity. While downtown Montreal is entering a cycle of major infrastructure overhaul, a...

Hamilton is Canada's Affordable, Attractive 'Anchor City'

Colliers has identified the five attributes of an attractive, anchor city. The ‘Steeltown’ of Hamilton, reinvented as a home to leading Canadian healthcare advancements, world class education, research...

Maximizing Industrial Warehouse Space

How increased ceiling heights can benefit warehouses and distribution centres. What is “cubic efficiency”? We define it as maximizing both floor space and height usage in a warehouse...

The Financial Core Shifts South

The rapidly changing landscape of downtown Toronto’s office sector has been a topic of discussion for many years.  The transformation of Toronto’s South Core, the area that...

North America’s “Silicon Valleys” are Moving to the Downtown Core: Colliers High-Tech Movement Report

High-tech companies are strategically locating to create buzz and attract talent. War on talent and branding is key factor fueling the trend Modern corporate space design...

How to Be a B-Class Building in an A-Class Market

Demand for office space is not solely driven by financial reasons. With most major Canadian cities experiencing an office boom, some with millions of AAA class office space...

The Rise of Craft Breweries in Metro Vancouver

Beer is a big industry in Canada. Quasi-retail and office users are changing the face of historical industrial areas close to the downtown core in Vancouver. The...

How to Manage Change in Industrial Demand

The 'Flight-to-Quality' Trend Changing patterns in industrial tenant demand have led to a ‘flight-to-quality’ and a flight away from older generation warehouse properties. The features in demand...

The Decisions Behind Workplace Design

Trends in Office Space Companies are becoming more efficient in the way they conduct and operate their business. As organizations become leaner, redundancies are eliminated by reducing...

The Changing Work Environment

Why today’s real estate choices will affect your future business and work environment. The next evolution of the work environment is underway. The office now plays a...

Who are the Next U.S. Retailers to Invade the Vancouver Market?

Recent surge of foreign entrants into the Canadian retail market U.S. chains’ invasion of Canada, particularly Vancouver, in an effort to capitalize on our robust economy, underserved...

Sale-Leaseback Strategy Report: How to unlock the value in your real estate

Enhance competitiveness and maximize value in your real estate investments Sale-leaseback vs.  Full business disposition Today we see two primary drivers that are prompting...
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