Friday, July 24, 2020 / by Sergey Korostensky
Landmark Advisory Services is a Montreal-based real estate advisory firm specialized in commercial tenant representation. Never the landlord, it has a focused expertise with no conflict of interest.
It boasts a portfolio of major national clients that need serving across the country and in deciding on a base for Western Canada it chose Calgary as its regional headquarters.
Then it looked for the right person to manage its office here and was able to attract Richard Glubish as its director of corporate accounts, Western Canada.
Glubish has 29 years of experience in managing numerous disciplines within the spectrum of commercial real estate, including a variety of roles as a retailer, landlord and developer for both institutional and private organizations. Having resided in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, he has an awareness of trends and an understanding of demographic trade area consumer differences throughout his territory.
His diploma in architecture from the Northern Institute of Technology and his practised skills — ranging from land acquisition through entitlements, design, construction, leasing, property management and continued asset value growth — will also be of benefit to Landmark, as it recently announced its expansion into facility and property management services, consolidating, standardizing and bundling facility and property management activities for clients across their national network.
They include good, secure and reputable tenants with large distribution centres here, such as Sonepar Canada, the world’s largest privately-held electrical distributor and supplier of safety, facilities maintenance and MRO (maintenance, repair and operational products and services), and UAP with its NAPA Auto Parts brand
Long-term client UAP — the Canadian leader in the distribution and merchandising of automotive replacement parts and accessories for cars, trucks and heavy vehicles — says that despite significant internal resources, hiring Landmark to handle all aspects of its real estate, including site selection and market intelligence, legal services and transaction management, gained it expertise it could not replicate in-house.
Landmark has recently expanded its partnership with UAP to be responsible for the management and execution of all facility and construction-related activities across its distribution network of over 250 locations nationwide.
The expansion of services by Landmark means a heavy workload for Glubish and his Calgary office that has been added to with the hiring of Stephen Boone, formerly with Minto Properties and Rio-Can, as project manager. He is also currently in the process of seeking a transaction manager.
Few of us know of Madeleine King beyond the role she played as a two-term city councillor leading an attempt to transform the city from its suburban history into a vibrant urban mecca with a strong creative community.
Now all is told in Expulsion, her memoir of an exciting life that began by living on three continents before she was three years old, being educated in South Africa, England and France, and becoming a barrister in the English courtrooms before moving to Calgary and developing a private law practice.
King‘s tale is one of a life — sometimes rather wild, suggested by the title — well lived, with a sense of perseverance, delight and joy; and an inspiration to us all.
In light of the heightened public interest in safe gathering spaces, Southcentre mall has welcomed VRKADE where guests can interact with one another from their own curtained-off booths.
The Calgary-owned business specializes in both educational programs and experiential entertainment, including virtual escape rooms, a vast library of single and multi-player arcade games, and day camps for children aged eight to 16.
It provides a safe, socially distanced environment for families, where parents can feel comfortable enrolling their children to have fun and learn while they grab a coffee and shop.
New restaurants continue to open in the city, with one of the latest bringing a legendary taste of the West Coast here; it’s the opening of our first Triple O’s, which serves 100 per cent fresh, never frozen burgers.
A part of the White Spot chain that has been operating since 1928, president Warren Erhart says he’s been asked many times when he’d open a Triple O’s in Calgary — there are 70 locations in Canada and in Asia. So, he’s delighted to welcome Albertans to his first in this city along Dufferin Boulevard S.E., as part of an ambitious Canada expansion.