How Hudson’s Bay — and Canada — Is Not Immune to the U.S. Late-Cycle Retail Market

As the secular market is turning, the U.S. is locked in a “retailapocalpyse”. However, the Great North isn’t immune to these same late-cycle dynamics, as the Hudson’s Bay Company signalled this year. (Source: Can Pac Swire) The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) closures represent a contraction in its business plan after the company underwent an overly optimistic Continue reading How Hudson’s Bay — and Canada — Is Not Immune to the U.S. Late-Cycle Retail Market

Retail Optimism Gets Canadian Malls into the Holiday Spirit

Canadian malls are set to have a happy 2018 holiday season with promising retail trends. Many preliminary studies suggest that consumers plan to spend more money than last year and, while e-commerce is still expected to trend upward, shopping attitudes during the holidays are driving much-needed foot traffic back into traditional retail space. In this Continue reading Retail Optimism Gets Canadian Malls into the Holiday Spirit

Analyzing the Canadian Senior Housing Dilemma

Canada’s seniors are facing a severe housing shortage as there is an increasing number of baby boomers turning 65, coupled with a low property vacancy and supply as well as general soaring rent rates. This issue is especially magnified with Canada’s senior population since they often require properties with the care facilities and staffing that Continue reading Analyzing the Canadian Senior Housing Dilemma