Boardwalk REIT acquiring 299-unit portfolio for $66.5 million

The company reported that total rental revenue in the third quarter rose by 3.1% to $108.8 million

Boardwalk REIT acquiring 299-unit portfolio for $66.5 millionCalgary-based Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust has agreed to acquire a 299-unit portfolio in Calgary for $66.5 million. The four-building portfolio includes Dorsett Square, Randal House, Beddington Court and Village Vale. The purchase price was about $222,000 per door and $217 per square foot. In a news release, Boardwalk REIT said it anticipates closing on…

A retailer who curates beauty and fulfils desires

Shashi Behl of Joydrop and Fernweh Gifts and Goods keeps longing for the place she's never been, and that serves her customers well

A retailer who curates beauty and fulfils desiresShashi Behl is owner of Joydrop and founding partner of Fernweh Gifts and Goods. What is Fernweh? When did you start the company and why in Banff? And what do you sell? Behl: Fernweh is the German word for “longing for a place that you have never been.” Fairmont Resorts asked us – I have…

Helping tech companies leap over challenges

Arleigh Vasconcellos of The Agency talks about helping innovative companies spread their message

Helping tech companies leap over challengesArleigh Vasconcellos is managing director of The Agency. What’s the history behind The Agency? When was it established? Why? And what do you do? Vasconcellos: I established The Agency in March 2009 when I moved back to Calgary, my hometown, after living in London, UK., where I worked in international communications and public relations (PR).…

Karen Barry isn’t shy about applying herself to new ventures

The president of Barry Commercial Real Estate has plenty of interests, including a new cannabis venture

Karen Barry isn’t shy about applying herself to new venturesKaren Barry is president of Barry Commercial Real Estate. What’s your sense of how the Calgary commercial real estate market is faring these days? Barry: After 28 years in the business of commercial real estate investment sales, I can say that there are a number of significant factors affecting the various markets these days. As an…

Bettman doesn’t belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame

Bettman’s biggest legacy to hockey fans is all the seasons he’s blighted by denying fans the game they love in labour stoppages

Bettman doesn’t belong in the Hockey Hall of FameOne of these people recognized at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday is not like the others: Martin St. Louis, Martin Brodeur, Willie O’Ree, Jayna Hefford, Alexander Yakushev, Gary Bettman. Hmm, wonder who? Most hockey fans – and this is all about the fans, right? – think the institution is about what happens on…

Calgary could become Canada’s next technology innovation hub

But a new study says the dominance of the oil and gas sector is the biggest barrier to achieving that goal

Calgary could become Canada’s next technology innovation hubA new study by the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University finds that Calgarians recognize the city has an opportunity to become Canada’s next technology innovation hub. But the dominance of the oil and gas sector is the biggest barrier it faces in achieving that goal. The poll found that 78 per cent of…

Shaking things up and raising the profile of clients

Diana Ruff, founder of She Devil Productions, talks about how to make an impact in an increasingly visual world

Shaking things up and raising the profile of clientsDiana Ruff is founder of She Devil Productions. What’s She Devil Productions and when did you start the company? Ruff: In 2012, I was heavily involved in broadcast, media production and documentary work. Most of this was for various other production companies and I said to myself it’s my turn. I’ve done well for others,…

A bold alternative to pouring money into another Calgary Olympics

Why not pioneer an Alberta climate change caravan resettlement program as part of an emerging new west?

A bold alternative to pouring money into another Calgary Olympics“Back to the future!” This thought echoes in my brain as I contemplate the imminent plebiscite on whether Calgary agrees to the omnibus International Olympic Committee, provincial and federal offers to co-fund the Winter Olympic Games again, along with some $390 million in Calgary municipal taxpayer dollars. While most Calgarians who were part of the…

CF Chinook Centre unveils new Dining Hall

Ten-month renovation of food court has resulted in 30,000 square feet of space with 835 seats and 20 dining options

CF Chinook Centre unveils new Dining HallCalgary’s most popular shopping mall, CF Chinook Centre, is unveiling its new Dining Hall after a 10-month renovation of its food court at a cost of $17 million. “We are excited to officially open the new Dining Hall at CF Chinook Centre. The transformed space provides a premium dining experience and a diverse range of…

Calgary business leaders urge ‘Yes’ vote on Olympics bid

‘On a business perspective, there’s nothing you can do better in a city than the Olympics’

Calgary business leaders urge ‘Yes’ vote on Olympics bidTen prominent Calgary business leaders spoke out on Thursday in support of the city bidding for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. They say hosting the Games would  provide the spark Calgary needs to put the city back on the global stage. They say the Games’ exposure will allow them to better market their…
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