August 2015 Newsletter
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Developing Leader Update
Save the Date – Next “20 Questions” Event October 1, 2015 featuring Kathleen McCabe
11:30 – 1:00, New York Room on the main floor at Stantec 10160-112 Street

As Stantec’s Global Director, Corporate Real Estate, Kathleen leads an international team of internal professionals and external partners to deliver global corporate real estate solutions to support Stantec's portfolio of over 250 locations across North America and in select EMEA locations.
Join the NAIOP Developing Leader network for lunch as we ask Kathleen 20 Questions about her journey in commercial real estate. Developing Leader members aged 35 and under will have an opportunity to ask questions and spend some time with Kathleen in a casual setting while enjoying fresh, local, lunch fare.
These Developing Leaders lunch events are limited to 30 attendees to provide an unparalleled opportunity to engage with Edmonton’s commercial real estate leaders, save the date and watch for the ticket release soon!


Are you a Senior or Senior-Intermediate industry professional looking for ways to give back to the industry? The NAIOP Developing Leader network is excited to be launching the inaugural Mentorship program, and is assembling a roster of Mentors who are willing to make a small time commitment to developing the next generation of industry leaders. If you, or someone you know is a candidate for this rewarding opportunity please email Jeff Sutherland ( for more information.
Development Feature: Pilot Sound Industrial
Oil prices may be experiencing turmoil but the doesn't mean that the industrial market is suffering in Edmonton. Edmonton Journal's Lamphier wrote in July about the Walton Group of Companies  "increasing its sizeable local industrial property holdings". One of such properties is Pilot Sound Industrial. 

About Pilot Sound Industrial:
  • The Pilot Sound Industrial Park is located in the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park (“EETP”) in northeast Edmonton.
  • The property consists of 437.02 acres of industrially zoned land for the development of 974,350 square feet of building space. Blocks 1 and 2 are expected to be available for development by November 2016.
Learn more about Pilot Sound Industrial Park.

Key Selling Propositions:
  • Excellent access to raw materials and key markets, U.S. and Mexico.
  • Part of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region.
  • Access to a skilled labour force with the highest productivity rate in Canada.
  • Close proximity to existing transportation, communities and related amenities.
About the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park:

The EETP is planned as an eco-industrial development, which will promote sustainability by encouraging the sharing of bi-products, using cleaner energy sources, reducing water use and waste, preserving natural areas and implementing sustainable building practices.
About Walton:

The Walton Group of Companies (“Walton”) is a family-owned, multi-national real estate investment and development group concentrating on the research, acquisition, administration, planning and development of strategically located land in major North American growth corridors. With more than 30 years of experience, Walton has a proven track record of administering land investment projects, including 21 development projects currently underway. Walton takes a long-term approach to land development, building communities for today and tomorrow. Our developments are comprehensively designed in collaboration with local residents for the benefit of all community stakeholders.
In Edmonton, Walton is actively involved in the development of three industrial parks, Stony Industrial Park in west Edmonton, Pilot Sound Industrial in northeast Edmonton’s EETP, and as part of a joint venture with the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) and WAM Development Group in northwest Edmonton’s Henday Industrial Park.

Walton is also actively developing 6 residential communities in Edmonton, including: McConachie, VITA at Crystallina Nera, Hawks Ridge at Big Lake, Henley Heights at Secord, Woodhaven – Edgemont, and Marquis (scheduled to open in late-2016).
Edmonton continues to be a stronghold for Walton in our development activities. Despite the noticed decline in certain economic indicators, consumer interest and activity continues to hold strong the Edmonton marketplace.
NAIOP Edmonton is thrilled to be participating in this year’s Ride for Diabetes Research in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on September 18, 2015 in Churchill Square. Last year NAIOP Edmonton teams raised over $4,500!

JDRF supports leading research focused on curing, better treating and preventing Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The event is a team based, high-energy stationary ride that takes place in cities across Canada bringing together business leaders and employees encouraging friendly competition among colleagues. Teams are comprised of five members, who take turns riding for seven minutes each with the entire course totaling 40 minutes.
Join your fellow NAIOP Edmonton members in supporting this cause by registering your interest with
2016 Board of Director Nominations
With fall drawing near, so too is board nomination time. The nominating committee will be reaching out to members about joining the 2016 Board of Directors in September, if you are interested in learning more about what is involved in being part of the NAIOP Edmonton Board please reach out to us. A formal call for nominations and applications will be available this fall, and our Annual General Meeting will take place in late November.
Past Events

Developing Leader Lunch - 20 Questions Featuring "John Croft of Camrock Capital" - June 4, 2015

Second Annual NAIOP Edmonton Invitational, presented by EIA and Panattoni in support of Little Warriors - June 22, 2015

On June 22, the second annual Invitational took place with a nearly sold out course. Through the generous support of attendees and sponsors we were able to raise over $3,500 for Little Warriors just through mulligan sales, 50/50 draw and activities. A big thank you to all of our sponsors, without your support the event we would not be able to produce such a successful event.

Thank you to: EIA, Panattoni, GH Construction, Western Precast Structures, Eagle Builders, ATB, Arrow, Artis REIT, Bentall Kennedy, Cameron Development Corp, Canada ICI, Colliers, Grant Thornton, GWL Realty Advisors, Hopewell, Investors Group, Keller Construction, Ledcor, Manulife Real Estate, Oxford, Scott Builders, WAM Development Group, Wolski Design Group, XCG, and KRP!

View more pictures from the event.

Breakfast Series: Alberta Economy 2015 with Todd Hirsch of ATB Financial - June 25, 2015


JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research
Churchill Square
September 18, 2015

Developing Leader Lunch: 20 Questions with Kathleen McCabe of Stantec
October 1, 2015

Commercial Real Estate Conference 2015

Toronto, Ontario, 
October 13-15, 2015


Winter Royale 
Art Gallery of Alberta

November 5, 2015

Annual General Meeting
November 2015

More details and registration.


Online Courses

Leasing, Marketing and Negotiations

On-Demand Learning


Site Feasibility and Market Analysis
August 5-September 30, 2015

Real Estate Investment and Capital Markets
August 6-October 1, 2015

Advanced Real Estate Finance
October 21-December 16, 2015

Advanced Development Practices 
October 22-December 17, 2015

Additional courses and registration.

Did you know?

CREC is coming to Canada!

NAIOP is taking its fall meeting north of the border for the first time since 1996. You don't want to miss the energy and enthusiasm with over 16,000 attendees and 15+ education sessions. Register now

NAIOP Canadian Sustainability Blog

A fundamental pillar of NAIOP’s mission is to advance responsible development. The Canadian chapters of NAIOP are pleased to provide the Canadian Sustainability Blog as a forum through which all professionals involved in commercial real estate can become more informed and engaged in the evolving arena of sustainable or “green” development. Case studies and relevant articles are posted to the site, providing a convenient way to stay current on the information surrounding sustainability.

Now on the blog, Graeme Silvera, VP of Retail Development at Ivanhoé Cambridge, is sharing about the redevelopment at Oakridge Mall in Vancouver. Though the redevelopment is a grand ambitious project, it endeavors to bring the development down to a more human scale to demonstrate how sustainability works from the ground rather than just in green buildings. The four Canadian Chapters of NAIOP are pleased to make this video available on the
NAIOP Canada Sustainability Blog.

Be sure to check back often and contribute content as you come across it!

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