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TARGET Coming To Waterloo, London, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford & Fergus

Big news for the Retail market in WATERLOO Region:

Target Opening in Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph

That’s right – Target is coming to South Western Ontario in a BIG way!

There are five stores opening within a quick drive of Waterloo Region:

Conestoga Mall

Cambridge Centre

175 Stone Road West, Guelph

Gates of Fergus

Stratford Mall

Plus, 2 in London (Masonville and Westmount), several in the GTA and 2 in Hamilton.

None of the Zellers in Kitchener are being converted in the first round of Target Stores.

This is great news for the local COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE market, and comes on the heels of the announcement of Apple’s new store in Waterloo.

Here is the full list of Target stores announced in the first round:

The rest of the stores in Canada are as follows:

Alberta
•       Chinook Centre, Calgary
•       Forest Lawn Shopping Centre, Calgary
•       Market Mall, Calgary
•       Shoppes at Shawnessy, Calgary
•       Signal Hill Centre, Calgary
•       Sunridge Mall, Calgary
•       Bonnie Doon, Edmonton
•       Kingsway Garden Mall, Edmonton
•       Mill Woods Town Centre, Edmonton
•       Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie
•       Bower Place, Red Deer
•       St. Albert Centre, St. Albert
•         Sherwood Park Mall, Sherwood Park

British Columbia
•       Abbotsford Power Centre, Abbotsford
•       Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby
•       Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre, Campbell River
•       Cottonwood Mall, Chilliwack
•       Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam
•       Driftwood Mall, Courtenay
•       Tamarack Mall, Cranbrook
•       Scottsdale Mall, Delta
•       Willowbrook Shopping Centre, Langley
•       Haney Place Mall, Maple Ridge
•       Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo
•       Pine Centre, Prince George
•       Oakridge Shopping Centre, Vancouver
•       Village Green Mall, Vernon
•       Tillicum Mall,  Victoria

Manitoba
•       Shoppers Mall, Brandon
•       Grant Park, Winnipeg
•       Kildonan Place Shopping Centre, Winnipeg
•       Polo Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg
•       Southdale Centre, Winnipeg

New Brunswick
•       McAllister Place, Saint John

Newfoundland and Labrador
•       Corner Brook, Corner Brook
•       Cabot Square, St. John,s

Nova Scotia
•       Bedford Place, Bedford
•       Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth

Ontario
•       Durham Centre, Ajax
•       Aurora Shopping Centre, Aurora
•       Bramalea City Centre, Brampton
•       Shoppers World Brampton, Brampton
•       Trinity Common, Brampton
•       Burlington Mall, Burlington
•       Millcroft Centre, Burlington
•       Cambridge Centre, Cambridge
•       Woodbine Centre, Etobicoke
•       Gates of Fergus, Fergus
•       175 Stone Road W., Guelph
•       Centre Mall, Hamilton
•       South Hamilton Square, Hamilton
•       Hazeldean Mall, Kanata
•       Cataraqui Town Centre, Kingston
•       Lindsay Square Mall, Lindsay
•       Masonville Place, London
•      Westmount Shopping Centre, London
•       Milton Mall Shopping Centre, Milton
•       Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga
•       Square One, Mississauga
•       Meadowlands Shopping Centre, Nepean
•       Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket
•       1899 Algonquin Ave., North Bay
•       Centerpoint Mall, North York
•       Orillia Square Mall, Orillia
•       Place D,Orleans, Orleans
•       Five Points Mall, Oshawa
•       Bayshore Shopping Centre, Ottawa
•       Billings Bridge Plaza, Ottawa
•       RioCan St. Laurent, Ottawa
•       Hillcrest Mall, Richmond Hill
•       Bridlewood Mall, Scarborough
•       County Fair Mall, Smiths Falls
•       Niagara Pen Centre, St. Catharines
•       Stratford Mall, Stratford
•       Sudbury Supermall, Sudbury
•       Intercity Shopping Centre, Thunder Bay
•       Cloverdale Mall, Toronto
•       Shoppers World Danforth, Toronto
•       East York Town Centre, Toronto
•       Flamborough Power Centre, Waterdown
•       Conestoga Mall, Waterloo
•       Taunton Gardens Power Centre, Whitby
•       Devonshire Mall, Windsor

Prince Edward Island
•       Charlottetown Mall, Charlottetown

Quebec
•       Galeries d,Anjou, Anjou
•       Faubourg Boisbriand, Boisbriand
•       Carrefour Angrignon, Lasalle
•       Mega Centre Notre-Dame, Laval
•       Galeries Chagnon , Levis
•       Place Longueuil, Longueuil
•       Place Alexis Nihon, Montreal
•       Place Vertu, Montreal
•       Terrarium Shopping Centre, Pointe Claire
•       Les Galeries De La Capitale, Quebec City
•       Place Fleur De Lys, Quebec City
•       Place Laurier, Quebec
•       Le Carrefour Rimouski, Rimouski
•       Promenades Saint-Bruno, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
•       Carrefour Saint-Georges, Saint-Georges
•       Carrefour Richelieu,  Saint- Jean sur-Richelieu
•       Carrefour du Nord, Saint Jerome
•       Carrefour de L,Estrie, Sherbrooke
•       Les Rivieres Shopping Centre, Trois Rivieres

Saskatchewan
•       Northgate Mall, Regina
•       The Centre, Saskatoon

Apartment Buildings in Cambridge Ontario Sells for BIG Bucks

(originally posted at Investment Property in Cambridge Ontario sells for $45+ million on June 28th)

Large Apartment Building Sold in Cambridge Ontario

Last week we looked at Two Waterloo Region Apartment Buildings that Sold For $45+ million.

Here is a video with some more information on the sale:

To recap, the investment property in Cambride, Ontario was purchased at a 5.7% cap rate.

Between both apartment buildings there are 225 units, and the average rent is above $1500 per month.

High valuation, but the properties generate premium income, are prestigious assets, and are very recent (6 years and 1 year) construction.

KW Market Going Strong: CMHC Report

CMHC just released their Housing Market Outlook for Kitchener Waterloo, Cambridge & Guelph (and surrounding area). The highlights are:

    • Sales will continue at a strong pace through the fi rst half of 2010 before moderating later this year and into 2011.
    • Low interest rates, population growth and a slightly better job market outlook will support housing demand through 2010.
    • New home construction will increase signifi cantly in 2010, but will remain below levels recorded between 2000 and 2005.
    • Listings will respond to increasing home prices resulting in more balanced markets by 2011.

average house prices in kitchener waterloo

Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate Market Strong in 2010

Homebuyers returned to the market in 2010 due to the low mortgage rates and many have brought their home purchases forward in anticipation of the increase in mortgage rates in the

second half of 2010 and into 2011. Affordability will continue to play a major role in the strong level of sales through the spring and summer this year, but will slowly erode later this year and into 2011 as both as an increase in mortgage rates and higher prices combine to boost the

cost of home ownership. Moreover, the pool of potential fi rst-time buyers will diminish as this segment remains very price sensitive. Many were able to enter the market when mortgage

rates dropped in early 2009 and completed their purchase in the latter part of 2009 and early 2010.

CMHC had some interesting commentary on mortgage rates in Canada too:

With the overnight rate expected to increase in the coming months, mortgage rates have begun to rise. According to CMHC’s base case scenario, posted mortgage rates will gradually increase throughout the course of 2010, but will do so at a slow pace. For 2010, the one-year posted mortgage rate is assumed to be in the 3.6-4.8 per cent range, while three and fi ve-year posted mortgage rates are forecast to be in the 4.2-6.7 per cent range. For 2011, the oneyear posted mortgage rate is assumed be in the 5.0-6.0 per cent range, while three and fi ve-year posted mortgage rates are forecast to be in the 5.6-7.2 per cent range.

Rates could, however, increase at a faster pace if the economy recovers more quickly than presently anticipated. Conversely, rate increases could be more muted if the economic recovery is more modest in nature.

CMHC Average Mortgage Interest Rates in Canada

If you want a full copy of the CMHC report, send me an email, and I’ll send you the PDF in full.

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