Commercial and industrial real estate has long been a cornerstone of Canada’s economy. Commercial real estate contributes to economic expansion, job creation, and community revitalization, from urban cores to suburban centres. As time passes, our industry holds great promise driven by innovation, sustainability, and changing market dynamics.

CMS Real Estate: A Legacy in Canadian Commercial Real Estate

CMS Real Estate Ltd. is a Canadian-owned and operated boutique industrial and commercial real estate brokerage that offers various services, including property management, commercial sales and leasing, and commercial mortgage brokerage. The CMS mission is to provide excellent customer service while keeping our client’s best interests in mind and building strong, lasting relationships. 

As a testament to our long-standing reputation in the community, we have served Calgary for over 40 years, with some of our loyal clients remaining with us since the beginning.

Our commitment to delivering exceptional service at CMS Real Estate goes beyond the one-size-fits-all approach. We know that every client has unique requirements and preferences regarding their real estate needs. We offer tailored services designed to match each client’s specific demands and desired level of involvement. Our expertise and deep knowledge of the Calgary industrial real estate market allow us to offer the best experience for our clients.

A Glimpse into Our History

  • 1983: CMS Real Estate was incorporated, beginning our journey in commercial and industrial real estate sales and leasing.
  • 1992: We expanded our services to include full mortgage brokerage services, primarily for the industrial and commercial real estate sectors.
  • 1997: Gerry Macdonald acquired total ownership of CMS Real Estate, leading to significant growth in the development of industrial and commercial buildings and the conversion of industrial condominiums.
  • Expansion: Over the years, we have grown our office staff and invested in advanced technologies to enhance our property management and development services.

Commercial and Industrial Real Estate

Commercial real estate includes many property types for business activities, such as retail spaces, office buildings, hotels, and restaurants. These properties serve as hubs for commerce and are essential for the economic vitality of our cities.

On the other hand, industrial real estate focuses on properties used for industrial activities. This includes warehouses, manufacturing facilities, distribution centres, and research and development facilities. These properties are necessary for producing, storing, and transporting goods, making them integral to the supply chain and logistics networks.

Trends and the Future of Commercial Real Estate in Canada

The Impact of E-commerce

E-commerce has significantly increased the demand for industrial real estate, particularly for logistics and distribution centres. As online shopping grows, the need for efficient supply chains and strategically located warehouses to meet consumer expectations for fast deliveries becomes more critical. Innovations like automated warehouses, drone deliveries, and autonomous vehicles are transforming logistics, leading to more streamlined operations and greater efficiency.

Sustainability and Green Building Practices

Sustainability has become a key focus in the commercial real estate sector. Green building practices aim to reduce environmental impact through energy and water conservation and the use of sustainable materials. 

Canada is a leader in this movement, promoting initiatives like LEED certification that encourage environmentally responsible construction and operations. Green buildings offer numerous benefits, including lower operating costs, improved indoor air quality, and greater tenant satisfaction.

The Canadian government supports sustainable building practices through incentives and regulations, such as the Canada Green Building Strategy, which aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions from buildings by encouraging energy-efficient designs and retrofits.

Thank You to Our Incredible Clients

As we celebrate Canada Day, we want to express our gratitude to our clients for their continued trust and partnership. Your support over our 40 years has been instrumental in our success and in helping us contribute to the growth and development of Canada’s commercial real estate landscape. We look forward to many more years of serving your needs and building a brighter, more sustainable future together.

Happy Canada Day from all of us at CMS Real Estate!


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