為配合人口增長，都市化發展是無可避免的事實。Hungerford Properties 發言人 Michael Hungerford 指出，低陸平原的房產市場有龐大需求，短期可能出現波動，但長遠而言卑詩省的經濟會穩步上揚，預計列治文及素里市中心，將在二十年後煥然一新，成為本省數一數二的重要城市。
Hungerford 家族在溫哥華西區發跡, 紥根在加拿大西岸多年，發展的住宅及商業項目，遍及溫市、列治文及本拿比等城市。作為家族第五代傳人，Michael 對卑詩省的經濟發展前景信心十足。「加國有穩定的政府及完善的司法制度，提供有利的營商環境，鼓勵投資，而移民人口的增長，也對我們的經濟起了重要作用。加國的經濟發展是多樣化的，既有天然資源市場，同時與亞太地區也建立密切的貿易伙伴關係。美國與中國，就如同加拿大的兩位兄長，保護著加國，讓加國營造 了良好的宜居生活環境。」
August 9, 2013 – Calgary’s largest manufacturing plant and one of the largest buildings in the city has been sold. The 761,000 square-foot facility in southeast Calgary, on 45 acres of land, was originally built in 1999 by Calgary entrepreneur, Mogans Smed, and has been called one of the most beautifully created office environments in the country.
Calgary's appetite for industrial space will soon be sated by about 120,000 square feet of Class A property hitting the market.
Construction recently started on the NorthWing Business Park in the city's northeast end. Hungerford Properties, based in Vancouver, is the developer.
Michael Hungerford, a partner in the family business, said the project is tapping into demand from industrial clients seeking to avoid high lease rates by owning their own facilities but also looking to do without the expense of stand-alone buildings.
"It's more and more difficult for businesses to own their own freestanding buildings, and there's a shortage, so providing condominium ownership is a response to that by sharing buildings with other owners, sharing facilities and organizing that way," he said.
Michael Massing, a senior associate with Collier's International that's arranging sales of units in the NorthWing park, said drivers behind the demand includes rising lease rates in Calgary that are now as much as $14 per square foot for these types of buildings, a shortage of land, high construction costs and the opportunity created by low interest rates.
Jun 10, 2013Commercial General News NorthWing Press Releases
Calgary, June 10, 2013 " In Calgary's burgeoning Northeast neighborhood, on a high-visibility site fronting McKnight Boulevard and Metis Trail, the new NorthWing Business Park has just started construction. The site is one of two industrial strata projects in the city to offer spaces of 10,000 to 40,000 square feet and a rare chance for businesses to own, rather than lease, their own property.
"There is nothing like it currently available in the city," says Michael Massing, Senior Associate of Industrial Sales and Leasing for Colliers International in Calgary. "There are very few of these larger, industrial condos. It's a new concept in Calgary and it's in high demand. Many entrepreneurs and business owners want to own their real estate and create equity at a comparable cost to leasing."
NorthWing offers these larger units, but smaller bays as well, all set on 7.41 acres "“ zoned and ready to go. Sizes range from 2,200 to 82,000 square feet. "We're meeting a need in the market," says Michael Hungerford, of Hungerford Properties, the Vancouver-based developers behind the project. "With low interest rates and a limited supply of quality industrial product, this will make owning appealing for Calgary's small business owners."
Amrit Jaidka is president of Northeast Wholesale, a small distributor and supplier of general merchandise to pharmacies, hardware stores and dollar stores across Canada. After 15 years of renting in Calgary, the company decided to buy a warehouse space at NorthWing because it is a great time to buy and a smarter business move for the long term.
"We wanted something brand new and there aren't many big buildings like this for sale anywhere in the city," says Mr. Jaidka. "Most buildings like this are old and in the city centre but we don’t have to or want to be there. We want to be close but not in the city centre with easy access. NorthWing offers this for us."
Developed by Hungerford Properties, the NorthWing Business Park is part of the up and coming Northeast neighborhood. Next to the key transportation routes of Metis Trail and McKnight Blvd with close access to Deerfoot Trail. NorthWing is also part of an emerging neighbourhood where large players such as Walmart, the Calgary Police and Shaw and ATB have their headquarters.
Thoughtfully designed for function and flexibility, the units offer oversized doors, generous loading areas and ample parking, allowing owners to combine multiple units and construct mezzanines. NorthWing buildings are Class A commercial space built with structural steel framing, insulated concrete walls, high-efficiency glass, sprinklers throughout, optimum natural light and LEED-grade T5 lighting.
People looking for a good deal may have just hit the jackpot. Hungerford Properties is offering a one-day “groupon-style” sale for their newest development Altitude on Burnaby Mountain.
“It means using group buying power to provide deals to people who wouldn’t otherwise be there,” said Jason Dolker, director of sales and marketing for Hungerford Properties.
Prior to the one-day event - taking place June 8 - people planning on buying one of Hungerford’s Altitude condominiums at Simon Fraser University’s UniverCity must register online. Once they’ve registered, Dolker said they should come to the sales office and look at the show rooms and the different units available.
“We recommend people to come up prior to the event so that they can preview and get more knowledgeable about what they want,” he said. “That way the day of, when they arrive, they already know what they want and it’s not an education process.”
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Jun 10, 2013