New Faces Grace City Hall – Oct. 22, 2013

A newly elected Calgary City Council, reported by Calgary Herald writer, Jason Markusoff, faces significant challenges in reconciling its urban development policy objectives with both industry and bureaucratic “disconnects”.  Read More…

Cost of Prime Retail Space Rising – Oct. 10, 2013

A Colliers International report confirms that Calgary Urban Equities’ Mission Road project is just a few blocks down the street from one of Canada’s top 10 most expensive retail streetscapes, as part of an article by Mario Toneguzzi on rising retail lease rates in Calgary.    Read More…

Construction Pace Soars In Calgary – August 17, 2013

Herald writer Claire Young covers recent data released by the CMHC, including the observation that although YTD multi-family starts for the Calgary metropolitan census area are lower than the same period in 2012, multi-family starts within the city itself have almost doubled.   Read More…

 

Cranes On The Horizon – Apr. 23, 2013

In a Daily Economic Comment today, ATB Financial’s senior economist, Todd Hirsch observes that Alberta’s Q1/2012 non-residential (commercial, industrial and institutional / government) activity is unchanged or increasing versus the previous quarter or same quarter last year.  Since building permits are a leading economic indicator, this bodes well for Calgary’s short to medium term outlook.   Read More…

Building Permits Off To Strong Start – Feb. 23, 2013

Calgary Herald Homes writer Claire Young reports on the City of Calgary’s comparative statistics for residential and non-residential building permit applications in the month of January.  While the total number of permits increased by more than 14% and the value of  those permits increased by for than 19%, January permits for multi-family housing eased somewhat.     Read More…