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Vancouver's City Square Mall sold for $225M | Our top commercial real estate transactions from Western Investor's latest print edition

for Western Investor
June 4, 2019

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A shopping centre near Vancouver City Hall has sold for $225 million.

Richmond-based Sun Commercial Real Estate Group (SUNCOM) purchased the nearly 250,000-square-foot City Square Mall, according to a new retail market report by real estate firm CBRE

The complex sold for more than double its assessed value of $102 million. The site’s impressive price tag is likely due to its redevelopment potential. The 3.3-acre property is located within the Broadway Corridor Plan, just a block from the Canada Line Broadway-City Hall Station and the future Millennium Line Broadway Extension.

The mixed-use commercial mall was designed with a European village feel, utilizing both heritage buildings and modern structures. The property includes 50 retail units and two six-storey office buildings.

The mall currently has a high vacancy rate. The mall lost its anchor tenant, Safeway, last year. The space has remained vacant since.

SUNCOM’s holdings include the Best Western Sands Hotel on Davie Street; Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam and Mylora Sidaway Golf Club in Richmond. The company did not respond to a request for comment on their latest acquisition.

City Square Mall is located at 555 West 12th Ave, Vancouver.


From | HomeLife Glenayre Realty, Chilliwack. HomeLife agent Brad Driesen sold:

DEAL | 69-unit, two-building apartment complex. Edward Street, Chilliwack. Price: $10.5 million.


From | MaxWell Polaris, Edmonton. MaxWell agent Rick Jenkins brokered the following:

DEAL | 4,280-square-foot industrial warehouse on 2.58 acres of land. 63 Avenue NW, Edmonton. Price: $2.65 million. 


From | Avison Young Commercial Real Estate, Calgary. Avison agents Kent Bacon and Tyler Wellwood sold: 

DEAL | 19,725-square-foot warehouse building on a 1.64-acre lot. 50th Street, Calgary. Price: $3.47 million. 


From | Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam, Mission. Royal LePage agent Jag Cheema reports:

DEAL | Three-lot assembly totaling 35 acres of residential development land. Parr Avenue, Mission. Price: $14 million. 


From | Lee & Associates, Vancouver. Lee & Associates agents Sean Ogilvie and Steve Caldwell sold the following: 

DEAL | A 6,600-square-foot freestanding commercial building. Marpole Avenue, Port Coquitlam. Price: $3 million. 

Lee & Associates agents Chris McIntyre and Ryan Saunders sold: 

DEAL | 2.87-acre property with 25,640-square-foot conference hall, with plans for a single-family subdivision. Wayburne Drive, Burnaby. Price: $10 million.


From | RE/MAX Excellence, Edmonton. RE/MAX agent Adel Hanafi sold:

DEAL | Eight-unit multi-family property near Edmonton River Valley. 86 Avenue, Edmonton. Price: $1.1 million. 


From | JLL Canada, Vancouver. JLL agents Casey Bell and Bruno Fiorvento sold: 

DEAL | New industrial development in Beedie Development’s Delta Link Business Park. Huston Road, Delta. Price: $42.5 million.

JLL Edmonton agent Samuel Dean sold:

DEAL | 21-unit apartment building sold at approximately $104,761 per suite. 105 Street, Edmonton. Price: $2.2 million. 


From | Macdonald Realty, Vancouver. Macdonald agents Ken Chong and Sheryl Wosk brokered: 

DEAL | Commercial building with 10 residential units and ground floor retail space. Main Street, Vancouver. Price: $5.9 million. 


Tanya is Western Investor's web content and social media coordinator. She first joined the Western Investor team as a editorial assistant in 2016, after a summer spent freelancing at Glacier Media papers The Burnaby Now and New West Record. She is a graduate of Langara College's journalism program.
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