Grand County’s real estate transactions Nov. 7-13 were worth more than $18 million combined.
• Lakeview Waterside West Condos As Built Unit 207, Bldg C and Garage Unit K, Bldg C – Jennifer Sears to Barbara Eaton, $753,000
• Legacy Park Ranch Lot 35 – Donald and Dianna Hutchison to Louis and Judith Neilio, $966,801
• SEC 10 TWP 2S R 75W Partial Legal – See Document – Serenity WP LLC to Bradley and Katie Kelley, $1,555,125
• Clubhouse Cabins & Village at Saddle Ridge Lot C32 – Parker Grandpre to Thomas Shepherd, $35,500
• Rabbit Ears Village Subdivision Lot 29 – Gardensun Holdings LLC to Colleen Clark and Alfred Poppitt III, $45,000
• Twin Rivers Condo Unit 4, Bldg Flora – Lucille and Harry Attick Jr, Traci Norris to Adam Tischler, $355,000
• Rabbit Ears Village Subdivision Lot 129 – Sheila Henderson, Jan Levy and Diane Dwire to Henry Schaffer and Diane Lekarczyk, $49,000
• Grand Lake Lot 13, Block 18 – 717 Grand LLC to Challenge Consulting Inc, $650,000
• Village Center Condominiums Winter Park Retail Unit 1, Bldg B-2 – Grand Mule LLC to CDA Winter Park Holdings LLC, $320,000
• Ridge at Elk Creek Lot 2, Block 3 – Webster Investing Inc. to David Yoo, $855,000
• Sunset Ridge Filing #2, Lot 7, Block 7 – Ingrid Lenz Harrison Revocable Trust to Linda and Mark Fedor, $1,585,000
• Willows at Grand Park Filing 2, Lot 30 – Kamp McCauley LLC to Hans and Sarah Johannes, $1,050,000
• Lake Forest 1st Addn Subdivision Lot 36, Block 1 – Terrell Thomas to Angela McAllister, $527,000
• Granby West Business Park Block 2, Lots 8, 9, 10 – Granby Industrial LLC to Kunkle Services LLC, $448,500
• Hot Sulphur Springs Block 1, Lots 1-6 – Steven and Sally Disciullo to Stacey and Anthony Rosacci Jr, $477,775
• Trail Creek Estates 2nd Filing, Lots 61, 63 – R46PY LLC to Thomas Satter, $135,000
• Rabbit Ears Village Subdivision Lot 30 – James and Eveling Kern to Rabbit Rock LLC, $67,000
• SEC 1 TWP 3N R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – Thomas Rehnberg to Michael and Julie Current, $350,000
• Crooked Creek Complex Unit R6 – Antonia Tsarnas to William Trautman, $329,000
• Grand Meadows Granby Lot 17, Block 2 – Holly Wood to Keith and Ann Sanders, $408,100
• Granby Business Center Unit G, Lot 2 – Paula Bolton Stewart to R J Ventures LLC, $300,000
• Grand View Highlands Filing #1, Lot 7B – Bradley Wikoff to Frederieke and Laurens Adriaanse, $665,000
• SEC 4 TWP 1S R 75W Partial Legal – See Document – Caitlin Gray O’Neill Trust to Kristy Kathryn Bois Oatman and Nathan Oatman, $694,000
• SEC 11 TWP 1S R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – Robert Drickey Living Trust and Sharon Erzinger Living Trust to Sherrie and Craig Swadburg, $1,290,000
• Wildacres Subdivision Amended 2nd Flg, Lot 4, Block 7- Todd and Cheryl Bischoff to Kathryn Anderson and Martin Rouelle, $805,000
• Village at Elk Track 2nd Flg, Grand Elk Ranch & Club Lot 40 – KGE LLC, Koelbel Company to Ryan and Bethany Moffat, $598,035
• East Mountain Filing No. 11, Lot 26 – Rendezvous Homes LLC to Stephen and Kelly Burns, $1,417,886
• Grand Country Estates 1st Addition TRT 56 – Sara and Beau Jennings to Ryan Ernest and Mike Caves, $155,000
• Granby Block 6, Lots 11-13 and Lot 14 Partial Legal – See Document – Brandon Davis to Beth Blanding, $425,000
• Soda Springs Ranch Filing 2, Unit A3, TRT E – Janet Gamez to Dianna Rossilini, $372,000
Google real estate executive says 5% more workers coming in to office each week
Alphabet Inc’s Google has seen an increasing number of employees coming in to its offices each week, particularly younger workers, the company’s real estate chief said during an interview at the Reuters Next conference on Friday.
On Thursday, Google indefinitely pushed back the mandated return date for employees due to concerns about the Omicron variant. The company had previously said its 150,000 global employees could be required to come in to the office as soon as Jan. 10.
Nevertheless, David Radcliffe, Google’s vice president for real estate and workplace services, said many Googlers are returning of their own volition. About 40% of its U.S. employees on average came in to the office daily in recent weeks, up from 20-25% three months ago, he said. Globally, 5% more employees are returning to offices week after week, he added.
“People are actually showing voluntarily that they want to be back in the office,” Radcliffe said. “We’re moving in the right direction.”
Younger employees and those who joined Google more recently have been coming in at higher rates, seeking opportunities to learn from colleagues, Radcliffe added.
Google expects workers in the office at least three days a week once it mandates a new return date.
Based on feedback from those already back, it is redesigning floor plans to increase private, quiet spaces for distraction-free individual work and adding conferencing and other collaboration areas in open spaces both indoors and outdoors.
Real estate and human resources experts have considered Google a trailblazer for the past 20 years in sustainable office design and variety of workplace perks, including free meals, massages and gyms.
To extend those sustainability and wellness benefits to remote work, Google has encouraged employees to buy carbon offsets and non-toxic furniture for their home offices. It also has provided free cooking classes and discounts to fitness studios near workers’ homes.
“It was amazing how many employees had really never cooked themselves,” Radcliffe said.
(Reporting by Paresh Dave in Oakland, Calif., and Julia Love in San Francisco; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall and Matthew Lewis)
Calgary real estate is on a late-year roll – Western Investor
With $468 million in sales – not counting the $1.2-billion Bow office tower purchase that has yet to close – in the third quarter (Q3) 2021, Calgary is on track to top $2 billion in commercial and industrial real estate sales this year, according to Altus Group.
Meanwhile housing sales in November reached 2,110 transactions, just shy of the record for the month set in 2005, as the sales-to-new-listing ratio hit a blistering 100 per cent.
Altus reports that the Calgary’s commercial real estate market recorded 115 transactions for a total investment volume of $468 million in the third quarter, bringing the total investment volume for the year close to $2 billion. The total sales volume was up 37 per cent from the first three quarters of 2020.
Industrial sales led the commercial and industrial assets investment parade in the third quarter, with 27 transactions valued at $188 million. This sector was dominated by two substantial distribution logistics centre deals. These were the $69.7 million purchase of a Canadian Tire 496,000-square-foot distribution centre by Skyline Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT); and the $32.18 million sale of the Valad Construction headquarters industrial and office complex to Nexus REIT.
The ICI (industrial-commercial-institutional) land sector was the second most active in terms of dollar volume with 38 transactions amounting to $83 million, up 62 per cent from Q3 of 2020.
The multi-family rental apartment sector saw 15 transactions totalling $82 million, a 70 per cent increase from the same point last year, and only a marginal decrease from the previous quarter.
The retail sector tallied $44 million in transactions amounting to a 110 per cent increase from Q3 2020.
The biggest retail sale was the $8.35 million purchase of the Hansen Ranch Plaza, a near-12,000-square-foot retail centre in northwest Calgary, bought by local investors.
“Calgary’s beleaguered office market has remained flat, with five transactions amounting to $15 million, a negligible change from the same quarter last year,” noted Ben Tatterton, manager of data solutions at Altus, who prepared the Calgary report with national research manager Krut DSesai.
The landmark sale of the Bow office tower will be registered in a future quarter, Altus noted.
The two-million-square-foot Bow tower was purchased in August from Toronto-based H&R REIT by Oak Street Real Estate Capital, of Chicago, for $1.216 million, in a deal expected to close by the end of this year.
The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) reported a rush of home buyers in November.
“Lending rates are expected to increase next year, which has created a sense of urgency among purchasers who want to get into the housing market before rates rise,” said CREB chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. She added that supply levels have tightened, causing prices to rise.
The benchmark composite home price in November was $461,000, up nearly 9 per cent from November of 2020, according to Lurie.
Saskatchewan real estate market conditions making it hard for buyers: realtors – Globalnews.ca
“The really good houses, you pretty much have to go the exact same day as (they’re) listed, and even then you probably are going to get into a bidding war,” he said Friday.
He adds that bidding wars over Saskatoon homes are happening at a rate he has never seen in his 11 years working in Saskatchewan.
“(Last) Friday I got into two bidding wars with two different clients,” he laughed. “That’s not something you see too much of.”
A new report from RE/MAX shows this is the case across the country, making it harder for first-time homebuyers to get into the market.
RE/MAX Canada Regional Executive Vice President Elton Ash says this competition could continue.
“In March, we’re anticipating the Bank of Canada to start edging the overnight rate up with inflation concerns and that sort of thing,” he said Thursday. “That’s going to push buyers suddenly, because they’ve been looking and they’re going to want to lock in at a lower rate.”
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He said buyers from all across Canada are now seeing the value of an affordable new house in the Prairies.
“People are looking at that and saying, ‘Hey, yeah I might today be working in Toronto but I can work remotely and I can move back home to Saskatchewan where prices are much more affordable; family life will be better and I can work remote,’” Ash explained.
Ens says he’s seen this play out in his day-to-day job, with plenty of newcomers in the last year.
“We’ve seen people from Toronto, Chilliwack, B.C., places like that that are coming here,” he said.
From his perspective, the report is accurate in its prediction that houses will likely only continue to slowly increase in price, but he says a seller’s market won’t always make things easier.
“When you have bidding wars and you have multiple offers it sounds great for a seller,” he explained. “But it’s also very tricky because you could actually lose all the offers because you do something wrong.”
The bottom line, he says, is that Canada is a seller’s market — and Saskatchewan is selling fast.
© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.
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