Skip to content

Index: Investor's Guide to Commercial Real Estate 2018

A letter from editor Frank O'Brien introduces Western Investor's second-annual guide to investing in commercial property and guides you through the new edition
investing stock


Welcome to the second annual issue of the Western Investor Commercial Real Estate Guide for Investors.

The last year has seen momentous changes in the Western commercial and industrial markets. Vancouver has emerged with the hottest office market in the country.  Calgary and Edmonton are shaking off a four-year slump with recovery in retail and industrial sectors, though Calgary’s office sector remains one of the biggest challenges in the country.

Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon are doing what they have always done best: deliver steady returns, the kind of consistent markets that many cities strive for and investors live for.

So where to invest? We have recruited a dozen commercial real estate superstars to answer that question in Western Investor Commercial Real Estate Guide for Investors in 2018.

- Frank O'Brien 


Columns and features


  1. 1. Feature | Investing in the West
  2. 2. Investing in the office sector
  3. 3. Investing in industrial real estate
  4. 4. Better to buy than lease
  5. 5. Invest like a pension find
  6. 6. Sponsored Content: Limited Partnerships deliver real returns
  7. 7. Feature | Alberta rebound
  8. 8. Property management: retail
  9. 9. Save on contamination cleanup
  10. 10. Smart REIT Investing
  11. 11. Financing multi-family real estate
  12. 12. Top hotel markets in the West
  13. 13. Buying a business
  14. 14. Feature | Six top landlord cities
  15. 15. Farmland investing
  16. 16. Don't wait to buy land