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Saskatoon's industrial vacancy rate declined in 2017, according to ICR data. BIZ Saskatoon’s industrial vacancy declined in 2017

Barry Stuart | 2018-01-11
We have to go back to 2014 to find a drop in Saskatoon’s industrial real estate vacancy. After a two-year...

Columnist Kelly Macsymic says some utilities and providers of services to CRE customers need a better way of allowing access to client accounts. BIZ An open letter to utilities and service providers

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-01-09
Dear SaskPower/SaskEnergy/SaskTel: I am a commercial real estate agent in Saskatoon. I’ve dealt with your companies on behalf of landlords...

Barry Stuart BIZ Those special people we’re privileged to encounter

Barry Stuart | 2017-11-30
From time to time, we get to work with individuals who leave unforgettable impressions on us. Take a moment, think...

SaskEdge_Vice BIZ ABC’s of leasing: Don’t get caught in a pinch

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-11-23
In an ideal universe tenants could plan ahead and leave themselves enough time to complete a comprehensive commercial real estate...

Saskatoon Shines signs along a roadside. BIZ Saskatoon still shining brightly

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-11-14
I used to smirk a little every time former mayor Don Atchison found a way to work in the “Saskatoon...

Barry Stuart BIZ Anatomy of a commercial real estate brokerage

Barry Stuart | 2017-11-02
A recent trip by our Saskatoon ICR crew to Regina to experience the shiny new Mosaic Stadium and support our...

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