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Hot off Press – 333 Fifth Ave

We are able to present a terrific small pocket at 333 Fifth Ave. 4,622 sq ft. This is quite literally the closest office space to the Petroleum Club. One floor down and through the Plus 15. Double glass suite entry doors, great reception area with 8 differing sized exterior offices, a large boardroom and 3 interior offices. Very efficient. A small TI and this would be prime executive Oil & Gas space.

Full Turnkey Opportunity – Downtown Calgary

$33.00 per square foot gross rate per annum for a minimum 5 year term

Western Union

Yes – it’s true!!!

We are pleased to provide our marketing package for the current opportunities in our Western Union Building. Many of you were able to attend our Broker Open House to view our show suite offering a turnkey opportunity and were impressed with the overall ambiance and the quality of the Landlord’s standard building finishes which provides a modern and fresh look. Please review the marketing package for further details of what we have to offer! Please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a tour, a quick visit with your prospects or for more information.

We would also like to thank everyone who did take the time to join us on Oct 26, 2012 for our Broker Open House, congratulations to Dave Mulholland, Brad Currie and Jorden Martens on winning the Business Card Draw of Ticketmaster gift cards!

Calgary Brokers – Join Us!

Don’t forget the Real Properties Broker Open House this Friday (October 26, 2012).  We will be showcasing our new building standard display suite on the 10th Floor of the Western Union Building (640  – 8th Ave SW) from 10:00 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon.

So, if your poison is a morning espresso or an afternoon bevy, come on over.  We will have giveaways and a business card draw.  The types of deals we are willing to do on our Western Union turnkey space will also be unveiled.

Calgary Brokers – SAVE THE DATE, Friday, October 26, 2012

The REAL Team is hosting a Broker Open House at Western Union Building (640 – 8th Ave SW), 10th Floor – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Drop in and tour our new building standard turnkey office and learn more about the deals we are prepared to do.

You can join us for a morning espresso or afternoon appetizers and bevy. There will be giveaways (while supplies last) and a business card draw for door prizes.

See you then!

Featured Calgary vacancy lists

Save the Date – Our contractors are busily creating a new show suite in the Western Union Building. When completed, we will be able to offer some of the lowest rates in the downtown for new space. Please set aside some time on October 26, 2012. We will be officially unveiling our show suite on that day with a Broker Open House. Further details to follow.

Main Floor Retail – Bantrel Tower has a great main floor retail opportunity – 3,231 sq ft. Great corner exposure for westbound traffic on 6th Ave going home. Thousands of vehicles everyday!! The space can be split as well.

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Returns to Downtown Core

At its “Welcome to the Core” office opening Thursday night, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce ushered in its return to the city’s downtown core, as it moved to its new offices in the Standard Life building (120 King St. W.) at the west end of Jackson Square.

At this new location, the chamber will help local entrepreneurs learn to get funding, develop winning pitches, and more. The chamber is also launching marketing seminar sessions starting Oct. 15 and a business sessions starting Oct. 26.

The downtown Hamilton location is expected to help make the chamber more visible and accessible to the business community.

Read more about this exciting Jackson Square news on CBC.ca.

Ocean’s Fresh Food Group Opening Location at Jackson Square

In the Spring, Ocean’s Fresh Food Group (905/277-9988 www.oceansfood.ca) will open a 55,000 square foot Nations Fresh Food Market in the Jackson Square Mall in downtown Hamilton.

The store will be located at the west end of the mall, near the intersection of Bay and Market streets. Nations Fresh Food Market is a full service multi-ethnic supermarket featuring foods of the world under one roof, a large fresh fish market, meat and deli counters, extensive fruit and vegetable markets, a large salad bar, in-store bakery and international prepared foods for eat-in and take-out.

When it opens, it will be the Ocean’s Group’s second Nation Fresh Food Market. The first Nations Fresh Food Market is a 44,000 square foot location that is opening in late August in Woodbridge Square in Woodbridge, north of Toronto. Ocean’s Group also operates four multi-ethnic fresh food markets in the greater Toronto area and Goudy Real Estate Corp. (905/477-3000) is responsible for the chain’s site selection…….

Buffalo’s Anchor Bar is coming to Jackson Square in Hamilton

Anchor bar coming to HamiltonConstruction is scheduled to start in the Fall on the 4600 square foot restaurant. The phenomenon created by Teressa Bellissimo in Buffalo, New York in 1964 is opening its Jackson Square location in early 2013. Proclaimed the ‘Best Wings in the World’, the Anchor Bar will open an upscale casual restaurant that, in addition to its signature wings, will serve a full complement of dishes from hand-crafted wood fired pizza, sandwiches, pasta, seafood chicken and a children’s menu, along with famous Cheese Cake Factory desserts. Owners Gary Reed and David Copperthwaite expect this first Canadian location to draw customers from around Southern Ontario who may already be familiar with the Anchor Bar from trips to Buffalo as well introducing the restaurant to soon-to-be loyal customers…….

Aquitaine Tower Availability

Hot off the Press!! Two new vacancies will be available in Aquitaine Tower as of December 1, 2012 and drawings have been added to our availability list. These opportunities will be of interest to any tenants wishing to commit now for a late 2012/early 2013 commencement.

Suite 820 – 5,963 sq ft. This suite shows well. Elevator exposure, glass suite entry doors and good sized offices along the exterior windows.

Suite 1280 – 1,372 sq ft. This suite currently has a good layout but could easily be reconfigured to create 4 exterior offices. Shows well. We would consider a shorter term on this space (+/- 1 – 2 years).

Jackson Square is pleased to announce the arrival of a full service supermarket in downtown Hamilton

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2012

Jackson Square is pleased to announce the arrival of a full service supermarket in downtown Hamilton

Nations Fresh Food will be opening a major new supermarket in Jackson Square Mall in the Spring of 2013. The store will be located at the West end of the mall, near the intersection of Bay and Market Streets. Nations will open a full service supermarket, providing an excellent multi-ethnic fresh food shopping experience.

This 55,000 square feet supermarket, owned by the Ocean’s Fresh Food Group, will be the largest in the chain and the second to operate under the Nations banner. The store will feature foods of the world under one roof, a large fresh fish market, meat and deli counters, extensive fruit and vegetable markets, a large salad bar, in-store bakery and international prepared foods for eat-in and take-out.

This new full service supermarket represents a key missing piece in the puzzle of downtown renewal. Nations Fresh Food will provide a necessary service in the heart of the City, and will promote further residential development in and around the core.

“This announcement justifies the new confidence being expressed about the vibrant future of the Downtown core. Since its opening 40 years ago Jackson Square has been an outstanding corporate citizen of Hamilton, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes and maintaining its buildings to the highest standards. It’s fitting that the City’s anchor downtown property was chosen by Nations to host their newest store. My sincere congratulations as Mayor to both landlord and tenant for their exciting new contribution to the growth of our City.” – Mayor Bob Bratina.

Everyday low prices, combined with a wide product selection will make Nations a destination for all grocery shoppers. People living in downtown Hamilton will now be able to easily walk or take transit for all of their grocery shopping. Also, downtown office workers will be able to pick-up either a quick take-out dinner or do their weekly grocery shopping before heading home.

The Hamilton Farmers Market will directly benefit from having a full service supermarket in close proximity. This symbiotic relationship will allow shoppers a “one-stop” grocery experience, combining buying weekly staples with buying wonderful fresh, local foods from the regions best farmers market. This combination will create a new destination for fresh food in the heart of City.

Jackson Square will be investing significant capital improvements to prepare for the arrival of Nations, including new elevators which will allow easy access from the mall to our ample, convenient underground parking. Combined with the fact that Nations will be building an entirely new store, the total new investment in Hamilton will be in excess of seven million dollars ($7,000,000.00). Once open, Nations will employ in excess of 200 people.

Now in its 40th year, Jackson Square has always been the heart and soul of downtown Hamilton. A new energy has come to the mall, with expansions and new stores over the last year. The mall vacancy is now under 10%, and discussions are currently underway with a number of new retailers.

We are certain that securing the lease with Nations Fresh Food will act as a catalyst for downtown renewal and redevelopment. As a long standing corporate partner, Jackson Square is proud to make this important contribution to the renewal of downtown Hamilton.