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June 2nd., 2015

Volume 18, Issue 9


Dear Friends and Partners,


Despite the turmoil, change and a sluggish economy, there are many new commercial buildings being proposed downtown. If oil can keep above $60 bbl and climb further, the growth of the downtown core should continue.


There is concern that non-government backed buildings will be shelved if the economy falters for a prolonged period. Currently though, developers are taking an optimistic approach with two new high-rise developments tabled this week.


In addition to those, check out the proposed $100M expansion to Gilead's pharmaceutical campus (below) and the new jobs it will create. Despite a rocky outlook for the next 18+ months, the underpinnings of the economy remain relatively stable and present good opportunity for the longterm investor.


South Central Edmonton: Strathcona 3-Unit Cashflow 


 Turbo charge your portfolio. This Capital Housing approved 3-unit, 1950 built, RA-4 zoned property is located half block from park in Old Strathcona.


Walking distance to U.O.A, Mill Creek Ravine, shopping, clinics  school, 5 minutes from downtown and Whyte ave.


This property has separate entrances to each suite; 2 X 2 bd and 1X 1bd plus parking for six cars. It was purpose built and is in fair condition. It is rare to find a triplex in this area at this price point.


Has some upgrades; windows, HWT, electrical and main sewer. Investment capital includes $25K budget slated for further renovations to modernize, improve value, aesthetics and rent-ability.


This is a turn-key deal with excellent access to downtown, transit and parks.


Comes complete with great tenants making this a totally turn-key property for you. Strathcona is a trendy, sought after neighbourhood that is a desirable for tenants working in the city or attending UOA. HUGE upside potential due to the RA-4 zoning of the building, great purchase price, strong economic fundamentals and the proximity of this property in relation to Edmonton's desirable growing core.


Purchase price: $485,000

Total Investment: $111,755

Your Estimated 5 Year Profit $60,849

Your pre-tax Total ROI is 55% or 11% per year


These 3 suites rent for top dollar and have everything arranged, including financing structure and incredible tenants.


Your investment includes: impeccable tenant selection, financial analysis, professional inspection, insurance, financing set-up, legal fees, basic accounting, reserve fund, CMA, bi-annual statements, strategic market planning to ensure successful entry and exit, plus much more!




Alberta’s uncertain economy and stalling housing market seen boosting demand for rentals


By Robert Tuttle and Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomburg News, May 19th, 2015


Kurt Kerschner, a 46-year-old electrical engineer from Austria, was ready to buy his first home after moving to Calgary with his family in the fall.


With the housing market in oil-rich Alberta at a standstill after the crude price crash, he’s now considering staying in the apartment he rents, concerned he may be stuck with a house he can’t sell should work dry up.


“Initially, we planned to buy but now we are not sure,” he said in a May 14 phone interview. “If you sell the property, maybe you can’t sell it immediately.”


Rising demand for rental housing is good news for Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust and Mainstreet Equity Corp., two of the western Canadian province’s largest apartment building owners.  READ MORE HERE




Lamphier: Stantec CEO sounds optimistic note on new government, economy


By Gary Lamphier, Edmonton Journal, May 21st, 2015


EDMONTON - Stantec chief Bob Gomes has seen it all since he assumed the top job at the Edmonton-based engineering consulting firm six years ago.


From the Great Recession of 2008-09 to the abrupt crash in oil prices over the past few months to the decimation of Alberta’s 44-year-old Progressive Conservative dynasty, there have been fireworks galore.


Through it all, Gomes has guided the acquisition-driven company and its 15,000 employees to steady growth, relentlessly expanding its range of services, its geographic footprint and its revenues.


Today, Stantec operates in all of Canada’s provinces and territories, dozens of U.S. states, and several far-flung foreign markets, from Great Britain to the Middle East to India. GRAB THIS STORY


Lamphier: Gilead announces $100-million manufacturing plant

U.S. biotech giant on local expansion drive


By Gary Lamphier, Edmonton Journal, May 28th, 2015 


EDMONTON - Gilead Sciences doesn’t have the power to cure what ails Alberta’s struggling energy-fuelled economy, but it’s doing its best to ease the symptoms.


In the process, the Foster City, Calif.-based biopharmaceutical giant is giving Edmonton’s biotech sector a badly needed shot in the arm while creating hundreds of new, high-paying local jobs.


Gilead is already in the midst of a multi-year, $100-million expansion at its 21-acre campus in northeast Edmonton, where it officially unveiled the first of two new laboratory buildings Wednesday.


Now it plans to double that commitment by building a new $100-million drug manufacturing facility nearby. FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE




I appreciate all your calls and emails. I'm looking forward to helping you with your next step towards building real wealth.


Your success continues EVERYDAY, let me help you build for tomorrow.


“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower"  - Steve Jobs


Warm Regards,


Todd and Danielle Millar





P.S. Stay ahead by checking out Danielle's daily blog at Edmonton Real Estate Investor for all your cutting edge market news and information.


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