OUR PROJECTS

Canadian-Based, Globally Connected

Every year we execute hundreds of real estate projects in primary, secondary and tertiary markets worldwide.

  • Ensure protection of your real estate interests across all markets.

  • Leverage an established network of trusted partners including local realtors, architects, lawyers, engineers, and much more.

  • Maintain a single point of contact for ALL projects.

 
OUR REACH

Landmark is proud to be a member of SIOR and Exis global networks, partnering worldwide with the most robust, experienced, and international pool of local market advisors.

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Landmark transacts in over 300 markets across Canada

 
CASE STUDIES
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Lease Audit

PUTTING MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS

Our client, with numerous office leases across Canada, had not audited any of their leases for several years. They felt that considerable overbillings could have been recovered from their landlords to generate significant savings.

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New Development

DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN MONTREAL, QC CANADA

Our client owns and occupies a 240,000 sqft Canadian Head Office and distribution centre and requires an additional 150,000 sqft. Since the property is not expandable due to lack of excess land,  relocation became the only viable alternative.

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Transaction Management

LEASE RENEGOTIATION LEADS TO COST REDUCTION

Our client was occupying 17,600 square feet at an annual occupancy cost of approximately $190,000. The business environment changed since the initial lease was signed in 2013 and the client determined that only half the space was required for the current business.

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Lease Renewal

COST SAVINGS THROUGH LEASE NEGOTIATION

Our client was obligated by a twenty-year lease which stipulated they were responsible for maintaining and replacing all components of the building.

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Relocation

OPTIMIZING OUR CLIENT’S OPERATIONS THROUGH RELOCATION

In order to optimize our client’s operations in Calgary, AB, Landmark recommended and helped to achieve a repositioning of the client’s store.

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Relocation

RELOCATION ISSUES RESOLVED

Our client was pursuing a relocation in the Winnipeg market. An ideal location was found which matched the client’s need for location, size, visibility, yard storage and more. However, the zoning did not permit the client’s use.

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NEW CLIENT’S BRANCH OPENED IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC

Our client was faced with the challenge of being unable to capture market share purely as a result of having no place to open a new branch.

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Transaction Management

A CHALLENGING RELOCATION LEADS TO A TREMENDOUS LEASE UPGRADE

Our client occupied a 20,000 square foot building in Beauport, QC, fronting highway 40. The client did not have an option to renew the lease and the building had recently been purchased by a customer and owner/operator of several car dealerships. His intent was to demolish and redevelop the site, forcing our client to relocate.

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Transaction Management.

OBTAINING CONSTRUCTION SAVINGS AND BETTER LEASE TERMS FOR A SHOWROOM

Our client had budgeted over $100,000 in capital expenditures to revamp their whole showroom in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC. The landlord offered to complete the work but to amortize the costs in the base rent over the term, therefore increasing the base rent amount from $14.00 per square foot to $18.00 per square foot.

 

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Legal & Consulting Services

OPERATING EXPENSE RECOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Our client’s retail operation was facing three challenges that, individually and combined, threatened the continued operation of the business as well as involving overcharges of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Lease Renewal

DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN EDMONTON, AB CANADA

Our client occupies a 115,000-sqft dilapidated building with mold infestation in the front envelope along the office space. Relocation was not an alternative for various business reasons.

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Lease Renewal

SECURING FAVOURABLE LEASE TERMS FOR CLIENT’S STRATEGIC PROJECT

Our client was looking to create a strategy in the Edmonton area market in which they were centralizing and modernizing their Distribution Center operations. This required aligning a number of separate lease expiration dates.

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Lease Administration

ANNUAL SAVINGS OF $60,000 FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL TAX CONTESTATION

Out client received a notice of a property tax assessment. The City proposed increase in the assessed value.

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COORDINATING THE LEASING OF THE SPACE

Portage La Prairie is a small community in Manitoba with a limited commercial leasing market. Our client owns a property in this market.

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Transaction Management

OBTAINING A $119,059 SAVINGS IN BASE RENT

Our client had planned to refresh/remodel their showroom and budgeted $120,000 in the capex for such renovation. They had already started the work once Landmark got involved in this transaction.

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Transaction Management

NEGOTIATING SUBSTANTIAL LOCATION IMPROVEMENTS

Our client’s lease was approaching expiry for a high-traffic and high-visibility location in an area experiencing escalating rental values. The building was outdated, requiring investment into the exterior envelope and site.

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Transaction Management.

THE POWER OF MARKET INTEL & NEGOTIATIONS: $119,000 IN SAVINGS AND MAJOR LANDLORD’S WORK

Our client was investing over $100,000 in revamping their whole showroom in Quebec City. They started demolition with 1 year left in the current term and 1 option to renew the lease for 5 years.

 

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Legal services. Transaction management.

IN-DEPTH MARKET KNOWLEDGE AND SOLID NEGOTIATION SKILLS LEAD TO BENEFICIAL LEASE TERMS

Our client was investing over $100,000 in revamping their whole showroom in Quebec City. They started demolition with 1 year left in the current term and 1 option to renew the lease for 5 years.

 

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Lease Administration

OUTSOURCING FOR EFFICIENCY

Our client experienced growth in real estate due to acquisitions.  High turnover in their real estate department over a 12-month period left them exposed to many vulnerable situations that required immediate action.

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Market Intelligence

NAVIGATION OF THE MUNICIPAL MINEFIELD

Our client’s tenancy at a location in a very tight and desirable market was threatened when they were unable to secure a valid business licence and found out that, in fact, the zoning did not permit their use at this location at all.

Protecting Client’s Real Estate Interest

Lease Renewal / Tax Appeal / Audit

CUTTING CLIENT’S REAL ESTATE COSTS

Landmark engaged an external tax consultant to assist in an audit of previous tax payments while simultaneously contesting the current tax assessment, all with the objective of reducing its client’s future tax obligation.

Project Management On Time And On Budget

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT ON TIME AND ON BUDGET

Our client was located in a building inherited through an acquisition in the past in the small municipality of Dryden, Ontario. There were several major real estate challenges associated with this location.

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Lease Negotiation

NEGOTIATING FAVOURABLE LEASE TERMS

For this 100,000-square-feet-location, Landmark negotiated a number of highly favourable terms.

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Transaction Management

EXPANSION RENEWAL FOR GREAT LOCATION FEATURES

Our client was seeking to expand its current premises located in the Longueil industrial park, just south of Montreal. The client was already occupying 15,154 sq. ft. in the building.

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Transaction Management

NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN A HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER MARKET

Landmark was tasked to find a 60,000 square foot location in the Port Kells Industrial Park, British Columbia, a highly sought-after market with historically low vacancy rates (under 1%). There were no options available on the market at that time.

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Lease administration

SUCCESSFUL ARBITRATION LEADS TO $96,000 IN SAVINGS

With an upcoming expiry date, the landlord had mandated an appraiser to establish the value of the property including the rental value of the premises leased by our client. The report from the appraiser established the rental value of the premises at $11.28 per sq. ft.

 

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LEASE TERMINATION LEADS TO $189,082 OF SAVINGS

The market has not supported our client’s continued requirement for their light industrial location in Burnaby, BC.