Size Doesnt Seem To Matter, Anymore

Everybody and their cousin knows that the office marketplace is cooling. The questions that remain are where, how much and at what rate? A recent study by Colliers International suggests that the vacancy rate in the GTA will be close to 15% by 2017. Currently, it sits at 5.8%. It seems that the heaviest losses […]

When to Jump Ship

It has been a while since my last entry. Over the past two weeks I have gone through quite a lot of changes with regards to my job. I wanted to make this the topic of my post because it was a huge learning opportunity for me and one that I think will be important […]

Toronto: A Transformed Skyline

This past weekend, I was strolling along Wellington and when I got to Metro Hall, I looked up to consider what the skyline would be once the much anticipated Mirvish Gehry Towers were up. This City has seen such a dramatic shift in its skyline. Conveniently enough, the National Post published an article entitled Toronto Skyline’s […]

Summing up 2014

I have noticed a great deal of bloggers and local online magazines listing off their “best of’s” and Top 5 to 100… for 2014. So, in keeping with tradition, I would like to list my best of’s in the area of development. Call me a maverick but I chose to top my number at 6. […]

The Hype of Hybrid: Are Green Walls Really Green

  A friend recently sent me pictures of Jean Nouvels One Central Park- a residential tower in Sydney, Australia. This building not only features a large cantilever with 38 penthouse suites, 624 condominiums and a series of unique spaces for commercial shops, cafes, restaurants and offices, the tower is also home to the tallest vertical […]

Offices Programed for the New Millennial

I was doing my daily search for ‘what’s hot’ in real estate news and came across this video from realestateforum.com. This creatively developed video stars Kevin Bacon and features clips of people from my generation, the millennials.  We are often accused of being entitled, attention-seeking and slightly spoiled… and while I cannot completely disagree, I also […]

Welcome

Hi world and welcome to my site.  I am so excited to get this up and running.  My name is Kendra FitzRandolph.   I am an urban planner and landscape architect working in real estate development in the City of Toronto.  I have been planning on putting together a website for many months now.  I […]

King West Facelift

Once known as the Garment District, an area begotten by the City of Toronto, King West has transformed itself into the newest hotspot in the City.  Old textile warehouses and factories have been converted into cool offices, high-end restaurants and well-designed loft and condos. King West is now a place where the young, hot and […]