Salisbury House comes home to the East Exchange District

Congratulations to Salisbury House as they prepare to come home to downtown Winnipeg. Capital was proud to have represented both the Tenant and the Landlord on this transaction. Their new family restaurant will be 3,500 sq. ft. on the main floor of 177 Lombard Avenue. The location is ideally situated in the heart of Winnipeg’s East Exchange District at the corner of Rorie St and Lombard Ave. We are excited to welcome this local Institution to downtown Winnipeg and wish Salisbury House many years of success. To read more about this story, please click the image below.


Garden Inn Takes Root at Seasons


Another key piece has been added to one of the city’s most talked-about new commercial developments.

Winnipeg’s SK Developments Inc. has confirmed it will build a $35-million, four-star Hilton Garden Inn on the northeast corner of the 117-acre Seasons retail/office/hotel/residential development in southwest Winnipeg.

Work on the hotel project got underway Friday.

Project manager Kyle Kostenuk of Thomas Design Builders Ltd. said the 127-room, six-storey hotel is expected to open in August next year.

Although it will initially have 127 rooms, the plan is to add another 44 rooms within two years of the facility opening.

A hotel was high on the wish list for Seasons co-developers Regina-based Harvard Developments Inc. and Forster Projects Inc. Although it’s been known for some time it would be a Hilton hotel, the exact brand of Hilton and the name of the developer had not been released.

The Seasons development, formerly called the Outlets of Seasons, will be anchored by the province’s first premium-fashion outlet mall: the $200-million Outlet Collection at Winnipeg. Work is well underway on the 385,000-square-foot enclosed mall, which is expected to open in May 2017.

The new Hilton hotel will be situated on the northeast corner of the Seasons site, immediately east of the outlet mall and adjacent to a new St. James Audi dealership.

Seasons is one of two large, mixed-use developments at the corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway. It’s on the north side of Sterling Lyon. The other development, called Seasons of Tuxedo, is on the south side.

The Seasons of Tuxedo development includes a 400,000-square-foot IKEA store, a 70,000-square-foot Cabela’s outlet, a 189-unit apartment complex, a Montana’s restaurant and more than 15 other smaller retail tenants.

SK Developments is a new company owned by Winnipeg developer-hotel operator Darshan Kaila and his family. It will develop, own and manage the new Hilton.

Kaila said the company is also interested in developing other hotels in the city if the opportunity arises.

Kostenuk said the new Hilton Garden Inn will feature a full-service restaurant and bar, with an outdoor patio, meeting and banquet rooms, a business centre, indoor pool and a fitness area.

It will be the fourth Winnipeg hotel Kaila has owned and operated.

(The others are the St. Regis Hotel, the McLaren Hotel and the former Leland Hotel. Of the three, the St. Regis is the only one the family is still involved in. They will continue to operate it until the new owner — Toronto’s Fortress Real Developments — demolishes it to make way for a proposed eight-storey parkade and commercial complex.)

In addition to owning and operating hotels, Kaila co-developed the Reenders Shopping Centre in east Winnipeg, the Waterford Green residential development in northwest Winnipeg and three condo developments in the city: Aspen Meadows, Mystic Pointe and Ascent Condos at Fairfield Park.

He also developed a small commercial project in Oak Bluff, which includes a gas station and a Tim Hortons coffee shop.

Kaila said he has been interested in building a new hotel for a number of years and liked the Seasons site because of its close proximity to IKEA and the new fashion outlet mall.

He was also a longtime client of Capital Commercial Real Estate Services Inc., the leasing agent for the Seasons of Tuxedo development that brokered his deal with Seasons.

Capital Commercial principal Derrick Chartier said Capital had been negotiating with Kaila before Harvard and Forster acquired the Seasons property.

He said it was Kaila who approached Hilton Hotels about making it a Hilton Garden Inn franchise.

Veronica Eno, development manager for the Seasons development, said Harvard and Forster are thrilled the new hotel will be a Hilton Garden Inn.

“It’s a great brand, and I think it will fit in really well with what we have on the site,” Eno said.

“It’s becoming a bit of a super-regional node here… so having a hotel here goes along with that. I suspect there will be lots of people wanting to use it when they come to the Outlets (mall).”

Other confirmed tenants for the Seasons development are a Porsche Centre Winnipeg dealership, a 400-unit apartment block and assisted-living seniors complex and a Good Earth Coffeehouse.

Other types of tenants the developers hope to attract include a grocery store, a pharmacy and some medical offices.

Know of any newsworthy or interesting trends or developments in the local office, retail or industrial real estate sectors? Let real estate reporter Murray McNeill know at the email address below, or at 204-697-7254.

by: Murray McNeill

CBRE Winnipeg Rebrands as Capital Commercial Real Estate



The Winnipeg office of CBRE is now an independent firm operating under the new moniker Capital Commercial Real Estate. It’s a new name, however the company has long-established roots in the Winnipeg market. Marcel Chartier founded Chartier & Associates Inc. in 1984. His sons Carey and Derrick joined him and the company grew to include commercial brokerage and management into northwestern Ontario and Saskatchewan and eventually across Canada. In 2002, the firm signed a license agreement to act as a local affiliate office of CBRE. This relationship allowed the company to continue to develop its local and national relationships, while providing its services for CBRE’s national accounts. Recently, the company rebranded and began operations as Capital Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. and Capital Property Management. The Chartiers have partnered with associates Rennie Zegalski and Trevor Clay to create this new company, bringing a vast amount of experience in commercial real estate as agents, brokers, consultants, developers and property managers in local and national markets. The company is in growth mode and will continue to operate from the second floor of 570 Portage Ave. (204-943-5700), where it employs more than 20 sales professionals, property managers and support staff. Derrick Chartier, principal, ( continues to represent Cabela’s across Canada, while Rennie Zegalski, principal, ( continues to represent clients, such as Qdoba, Anytime Fitness and Ricky’s Group of Companies.

Outdoor Outfitter Cabela’s Opening First Calgary Location



The 70,000 sq. ft. store is at Deerfoot City and is the outdoor retailer’s third location in Alberta and ninth in Canada.

The grand-opening ribbon will be cut by an arrow shot from a bow by Steve Ecklund, Cabela’s ambassador and host of Wild Television Network’s The Edge.

The store will reflect Cabela’s popular store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. The interior will be designed to surround customers in an outdoor experience, including museum-quality wildlife displays and thousands of outdoor products.

The company has several new stores in the works, including one each in Ottawa, Abbotsford, B.C. and Halifax.

Contact Derrick Chartier, principal, Capital Commercial Real Estate, at 204-943-5700 or

New Name for Veteran Firm

New name for veteran firm.

From left, Carey Chartier, Principal, Derrick Chartier, Principal, Trevor Clay, Principal, Rennie Zegalski, Principal and Marcel Chartier, Broker with a Capital Commercial Real Estate Services sign. The local office of real estate firm CBRE on Portage Ave is rebranding to Capital Commercial Real Estate Services.¤Geoff Kirbyson story. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press July 24 2015
From left, Carey Chartier, Principal, Derrick Chartier, Principal, Trevor Clay, Principal, Rennie Zegalski, Principal and Marcel Chartier, Broker with a Capital Commercial Real Estate Services sign. The local office of real estate firm CBRE on Portage Ave is rebranding to Capital Commercial Real Estate Services.¤Geoff Kirbyson story. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press July 24 2015