Month: April 2013

D.J. McGauley & Associates Jumps In!

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like_us_on_facebookWe are joining the world of social media!

Check out McGauley & Associates on our brand new Facebook page. We will use this page to interact with our clients and connect you to information, resources and people that matter to you. We encourage you to post your own company news, corporate real estate listings and more on our Facebook page.

twitter-logoWe have also joined Twitter! We plan to make the most out of the 140 characters we are allotted per tweet to bring you interesting business, corporate real estate, and Greater Toronto Area news, facts and tidbits.

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CanTech: Canadian Real Estate Technology Conference Arrives in Toronto

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One week after the Green Real Estate Forum, CanTech, the single-day Canadian Real Estate Technology Conference, is taking place on April 18th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).

CanTech will provide information and a platform to discuss the major technological advances, trends, issues and opportunities in regards to Canadian commercial real estate. According to the CanTech website,

“This focused program is designed to meet the needs of executives who are responsible for their organization’s technological strategies, as well as individuals who rely on technology for: Asset Management, Leasing / Brokerage, Financing, Development, Investment, Operations, Marketing, Social Media, Risk Management and Data Analytics. All production functions in commercial real estate are directly influenced by technology and proper use of this increases the efficiency of the factors of production.”

There will be a plethora of respected speakers at this conference, an opportunity to obtain RECO Continuing Education (CE) Credits and other educational credits for those who qualify, and plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking.

Here is a copy of the CanTech brochure and a complete program overview.

Will your firm be making an appearance at CanTech on April 18th, 2013?

Green Real Estate Forum, April 11th, 2013

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Green Real Estate Forum

Toronto’s Green Real Estate Forum is back at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) for the ninth consecutive year.

The goal of the forum is to provide ample opportunity for discussion on the economics, benefits, strategies and the viability of upgrading and developing green buildings. According to their website, the organizers of this event promise “one of the most comprehensive programs for real estate owners and investors offered in Canada on this subject.”

Here is a full program overview.

RECO Continuing Education (CE) Credits will be provided for those who qualify, as well as other educational credits. For more information, visit the Green Real Estate Forum website.

Is anyone from your corporate real estate office planning to attend the Green Real Estate Forum on April 11th? Do you believe there are major benefits to greening commercial space?

Study: Why Your Business Should Move Into Downtown Toronto

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toronto downtown mapIf you are planning to move your office or your store location, perhaps you should seriously consider Downtown Toronto.

A recent study by Colliers International states that Downtown Toronto has never had a lower vacancy rate. Right now, Downtown has a 5.1% vacancy rate—its lowest since 2001’s 4.0%.

In the office market, Toronto currently ranks in seventh place in terms of the lowest vacancy rates in North America. Downtown Toronto is where the economy is booming—and you want your company to benefit from the economic boom when all of it happens.

In fact, around eight office development projects are currently under construction in Downtown Toronto with a total of five million square feet for office occupancy. Most of this has already been pre-released. This is evidence that Downtown Toronto is, indeed, becoming the top choice of companies to relocate and move into. There are also fifteen more project development sites that will be available for pre-lease.

Downtown Toronto is home to more than 10,000 professionals. This is where you can look for a talented and competitive workforce to achieve your organizational goals. With the major draw of accessible public transit, the younger generation is indeed being drawn to move to Downtown. Even the big companies—Google and TELUS—have moved into Toronto’s core, realizing the talent pool welling in the area.

If you’re a retail company, there’s all the more reason for you to move downtown. With the spending power of younger professional Canadians, you will make your business available to a wider market segment.

Moving into a new office space, in an entirely new part of the city or country will be complicated. From the complex legal work to the renovation of the space you will be moving into, there are several issues you will have to face for a smooth transition to your new space. Although the steps involved may seem overwhelming at first, this should not stop you from expanding the potential of your business. Instead, contact a Toronto based corporate relocation and space design consultant. Your consultant will help create and navigate all of the necessary steps of your seamless relocation project plan.

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DJ McGauley & Associates is a trusted name in the industry. Our experience and expertise in relocation and renovation is bested by none. After all, don’t you want the best relocation specialist as you plan to move to the best area for your business?