After Summer To-Do List for #CRE Brokers

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Once the summer ends and the kids go back to school the commercial real estate market typically picks up again. With that in mind, I’m going to focus on the following to-do list until we hit our next real break in December. Time to hit the phones.

My #CRE to-do list:
• Have a written 1, 5,and 10 year life vision
• Give “WOW” client service
• Keep involved
• Network
• Prospect Daily
• Keep your pipeline full
• Follow up
• Follow through
• Use a marketing calendar
• Set goals- review daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly
• Time block
• Work only with ideal clients
• Give referrals
• Ask for referrals
• Continuing education
• Have a Coach
• Don’t burn out
• Take vacations
• Delegate
• Avoid interruptions
• Have life balance
• Hang out with other successful professionals
• Avoid losers, whiners, complainers
• Read trade journals
• Write
• Read your local newspaper
• Review this outline regularly
• Work on your business, not just in it
• Attend workshops
• Improve your skills
• Join professional organizations

Do you have anything to add? Let’s hear it!

Market Statistics – Office Space at Yonge and Bloor Toronto – May 2013

Market knowledge placemat may 7 13 from Chris Fyvie

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2013

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4050 Yonge St – New Building, New Website

Website – floor plans and additional information

Designed by award-winning KPMB Architects, this exceptional office property has been created for organizations where performance and success go hand-in-hand with sustainability and quality of life.

The physical footprint of 4050 Yonge Street will occupy two acres at the intersection of Yonge Street and York Mills Road, efficiently and effectively merging and mingling with an urban streetscape on one side and a natural ravine on the other.

This 367,000 sq. ft. LEED® Gold designed building will provide tenants with seven remarkably efficient and adaptable floors of 62,500 sq. ft. KPMB has designed all floors to be open, loft-type spaces that promise a multitude of design options to go with the high ceilings and glass exterior that allows for an abundance of natural daylight.

Striking and modern in appearance, 4050 Yonge Street will complement this upscale neighbourhood and intersection and provide tenants with a direct lobby connection to mass transit.

Listing Your Space for Sublease – 4 tips

Two of our landlord’s gave us some great feedback on our listing services.  If you have a space for lease or want to sublease your premises, give us a call at 416-643-3713 to discuss!

Check what rights you have in your lease. If you don’t own your building, your landlord may not allow subleasing, may limit the types of businesses to which you can sublease or may stipulate the rent at which you can sublease, because the building doesn’t want to compete with its own tenants for new occupants, he says. Those conditions may also change depending on the occupancy levels of the building.

Make sure the space is suitable. We suggests checking that the space, once divided, meets fire and exiting codes. If the space does not, you may not be able to sublease it.

Check with your neighbors. If your lease and space allow you to sublease, check whether tenants in your building need more space. They’re often more motivated to choose adjoining or nearby space and may be able to move in sooner, especially if they’re in too-tight quarters.

Look for suitable tenants. Cast a wider net if no neighbors can take your space. The best way to do this is to hire a broker, like us. You can expect them to make calls and canvass the market looking for a suitable tenant. Fees for this service are typically paid from the deposit provided by the new subtenant!

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What the eastern waterfront might look like in 2020

Original Post – Blog TO - Chris Bateman

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Toronto could be about to get a new city beach and giant public fountain if plans for the 3C waterfront development continue as planned. New designs for the project led by Foster + Partners (of London’s “Gherkin”) released earlier this week by the development’s landscaping team envision a new neighborhood on the vacant patch of land north of the Keating Channel, just east of the protected Victory Soya Mills Silos.

Whisky Beach, a nod to the Distillery District to the north, will perch on the corner of an existing inlet to the west of the construction site, commanding sweeping views along the harbour to the Toronto Islands. Though the designs are preliminary, the public space appears to draw inspiration from Sugar Beach and HTO Park.

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Just behind the beach the landscape architects have designed a public space – dubbed Trinity Plaza – dominated by a 14-metre amber-coloured fountain. “Whisky Fountain,” which, sadly, sprays water, is the centrepiece of the Trinity Street pedestrian extension under the Union rail corridor and Gardiner to the water. A public waterfront promenade is shown parallel to the Keating Channel, passing under Cherry Street toward the mouth of the Don.

While Waterfront Toronto has a plan to transform much of the city’s Port Lands area, this development is on private land and is being organized separately from the mass revitalization work planned directly to the south. That said, the designs will eventually be raked over by Waterfront Toronto’s Design Review Panel in due course.

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It’s also worth noting the designs optimistically show the East Bayfront LRT reaching the neighbourhood by the time construction is scheduled to wrap in 2020. It remains to be seen whether the unfunded separated streetcar route from Union to Cherry Street will get built. New transit taxes will likely need to play a role in order to get it built.

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Construction is still some way from getting started. The proposal is still awaiting the necessary bylaw appeals, which are scheduled to be heard in the fall. Details on the cluster of buildings, together comprising 2.4 million square feet of residential, office, and retail space, are not yet available.

What do you think about the new look for the empty patch of land? Are you pleased the concrete silos will be kept? What about Whisky Beach and Fountain – does Toronto lack public water features?

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Toronto Dominion Centre – Sustainability Report 2013

Td sustain report from Chris Fyvie

Lipsey Brand Survey – Top Brokerages 2013

Lipsey 2013-top-25-final from Chris Fyvie

Proud to be tied for number two!

Toronto’s New Commercial Developments – Big News!

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Big news this week. Rumors are that the following developments have landed big tenants!

100 Adelaide Street West – Oxford – Has landed a big tenant! I know whom but I can’t say until it is officially announced!

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Also, Sapient has signed a lease and committed to the Queen Richmond Centre with Allied Properties!

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And there is talk that another big tenant is coming to Menkes development at 1 York St – that’s to be announced on Tuesday the 15th.
Can you guess whom it is?

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New developments skyline nov 20 from Chris Fyvie

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Happy holidays!! 2013 – year of the video

Prediction – Video will have a serious influence in CRE marketing for 2013. In honor of that, here are two of my favorite video from 2013.