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The Real Estate & Development Services (RE&DS) is the development arm for The City of Calgary.
RE&DS works to develop and sell City-owned land to create vibrant communities, attract diverse and quality
employers, support the development of affordable housing and fund the purchase of land needed for future infrastructure.
RE&DS holds one of the most active commercial, industrial and business park portfolios in Western Canada,
providing investors and businesses access to premier developable land throughout Calgary and has sold land assets for over 50 years.
Have a question, issue or concern? Contact Real Estate & Development Services (RE&DS) by:
The City requires a building commitment because The City's intent is to see the lands developed. Development provides city benefits by increasing the non residential tax base as well as stimulating the economy and creating jobs.
Planning Development & Assessment (PDA) provide guidance to planning and development across the city including the use of a building. To inquire about your property plans contact Planning and Development.
The City of Calgary does not operate under offer and acceptance as the private sector does, as such 'Conditionally Sold' is not a term that is used. The sale process does contain certain 'milestones' which when achieved will be communicated to the potential purchaser. Such 'milestones' are when Corporate Approval for the transaction is obtained or when a condition precedent is satisfied. Ultimately the transaction is not final until the purchase and sale agreement is fully executed and ownership is transferred.
Properties will be identified with this term when the Sales Negotiator is already negotiating terms and conditions of the potential sale of the property with another party.
When most City of Calgary properties are released to the market for sale, the Sales Negotiator will accept application forms for that property for a specified amount of time. When that deadline passes, the Sales Negotiator will then review the applications. At this point the application process is closed. Once the successful applicant is identified, the Sales Negotiator will commence negotiations with them.
Fees paid to licensed associates/brokers for property sales or sale referrals are calculated in steps, with a maximum fee within specific sale price ranges.
The Finder's Fee steps reflect findings of a comprehensive review of standard practices and fee structures currently being used by other municipalities and
developer/owners. The fee structure ensures consistency, transparency and our duty to represent the best interests of the citizens.
Visit our Finder's Fee page for more details on our Finder's Fee structure and breakdown of calculations.
Fees are calculated and paid on a property sale or sale referral as part of The City's post-closing obligations.
Fees will only be paid to licensed associates or brokers who are active participants in the negotiations and are
the point of contact for the transaction. To learn more visit our sales process page.
The City of Calgary may own real estate properties that are deemed available for lease until required for municipal purposes.
All property available for lease is managed by our Leasing team.
The Planning, Development & Assessment (PDA) department fulfills Calgary's vision for a great city by stewarding the creation, redevelopment and valuation of vibrant, sustainable communities. PDA does this by working collaboratively with citizens and stakeholders to develop land use policies and services that support land use and development manage population growth, and regional planning.
PDA also reviews development and building applications and ensures building safety by performing building inspections, in addition to assessing all city properties and businesses to support The City's financial sustainability.
For more information visit the Planning, Development and Assessment division.
The role The City of Calgary plays in providing and facilitating the provision of affordable housing requires a comprehensive corporate-wide strategy that allows for flexibility to respond to changing environments.
In Calgary, municipal resources (including staff, land and tax-supported funding) are contributed to creating affordable housing options.
Visit Calgary.ca/affordablehousing for more detail.
Transit oriented development (TOD) is a walkable, mixed-use form of area development typically focused within a 600m radius of a transit station, a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stop, prior to the arrival of LRT.
This form of development utilizes existing infrastructure, optimizes use of the transit network and creates mobility options for transit riders and the local community. Successful TOD provides a mix of land uses and densities that create a convenient, interesting and vibrant community for local residents and visitors alike.
For more information regarding the framework and development of TODs visit Planning, Development & Assessment: What is Transit Orientated Development (TOD)?
The Land Use Bylaw is a statutory document that:
Two electronic versions of Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 are provided here for reference.
Online versions of Bylaw 1P2007 are updated each time the Land Use Bylaw is amended; however for official purposes citizens should consult the documents in the Office of the City Clerk.
For inquiries about Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 please call 403-268-5311.
All properties and lands available for sale are listed on the City of Calgary Real Estate website.
If you are interested in a property that is not listed for sale on the City of Calgary Real Estate website, or if you are interested in purchasing City land that is adjacent to a property you own, you can complete and submit a 311 Property Sales Inquiry.
You will hear from a City representative within seven business days of submitting a Property Sales Inquiry online. They will confirm that the Property Sales Inquiry was received and to inform you of the next steps. If required, additional information may be requested.
Including the information below will assist us in doing a better job of completing your request:
The information on the Property Sales Inquiry is collected under the authority of section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes of responding to your inquiry with The City of Calgary. It is protected by the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
To submit a property inquiry, you must provide an address, adjacent address or intersection to the area you are interested in. We suggest using public map search engines engines (e.g. Google Map, Bing Map, and MapQuest) available online. You need to have an address, an adjacent address, or intersection with details stating the specific area of interest.
For Sales please note that:
If you have read the information above, click the PROPERTY SALES INQUIRY button below to submit a 311 online service request.
A Real Estate Property Leasing and Sales Inquiry Form is a City of Calgary 311 online tool that you complete and submit to The City to:
All Real Estate properties and land available for lease are listed on the Corporate Properties & Building�s Real Estate Services Leasing website.
You will need to fill out a City of Calgary 311 Property Inquiry Form and include the following information:
The information on the Property Leasing Inquiry is collected under the authority of section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes of responding to your inquiry with The City of Calgary. It is protected by the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
You will hear from a City representative within seven business days of submitting a property leasing inquiry. They will confirm that the property leasing inquiry was received and they will inform you of the next steps.
To submit a property leasing inquiry, you must provide an address, adjacent address or intersection to the area you are interested in. We suggest using public map search engines (e.g. Google Map, Bing Map, and MapQuest) available online. You need to have an address, an adjacent address, or intersection with details stating the specific area of interest.
Our 311 Online Service Request for property leasing inquiry has a built-in Google map to help you to verify the address of your area of interest.
For leasing, please review the leasing process to see the steps necessary to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with the City of Calgary
If you have read the information above, click the PROPERTY LEASING INQUIRY button below to submit a 311 online service request.
It is a legal agreement between The City of Calgary and the property owner confirming that development beyond your property lines onto public property, City-titled land or utility rights-of-way (built prior to July 1, 1996) has been reviewed and is authorized to remain.
An encroachment agreement makes it easier for you to sell your property if you have a structure that encroaches on a utility right-of-way (built prior to July 1, 1996) or City land. Standard real estate purchase contracts usually include a clause requiring the vendor to guarantee that The City has approved any encroachments. This guarantee may also be required by financial institutions.
You will need the following documents
You do not need photographs for the application anymore.
By following the steps above, anybody can make an application.
You may choose to consult a lawyer if you think your application is complex.
Your information and application are circulated to affected City business units (e.g. Roads, WasteWater) and utility companies for approval or refusal.
Processing times vary, but generally applications are reviewed and completed in six to eight weeks.
Bylaw enforcement officers work closely with developers to avoid infractions and encroachments during the construction phase. They also check regularly for encroachments elsewhere.
The fees are $210 or $525 (including G.S.T.), depending on the type of encroachment. The fee is required at the time of application. Fees must be paid by cash or cheque only. Please make cheques payable to the City of Calgary. Please phone at 403-268-5034 or contact by email at email@example.com in regards to sending in your Real Property Report to us and we will reply by phone or in writing as to which application fee, if any, is relevant to your property.
For information on surplus properties for lease, contact 3-1-1 or 403-268-CITY (2489), if calling from outside of Calgary.
For information on a specific property listed on this site, please contact the leasing agent directly. Contact information is found on the Property Fact Sheet under Leasing Opportunities.
The City of CalgaryReal Estate & Development ServicesProperty Inquiry403-268-1948
The City of CalgaryReal Estate & Development Services #8052P.O. Box 2100, Station MCalgary, Alberta T2P 2M5
For information on the sale of industrial, commercial or residential sales, contact the Real Estate & Development Services.
If you are interested in purchasing or leasing land that is adjoined to your property, or are interested in a property you have not found listed for lease on this site, please review our FAQ for Sales or Leasing Property Inquiry for more information.
Are you interested in any of the surplus properties listed by the Sales team? Please complete and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) (84 KB)� Sales form. See How do I contact Real Estate & Development Services for submission details.
Before you fill out a form, you may wish to contact us to ensure the property is still available and the information has not changed.
Note that when making an offer to purchase, if you are using a real estate agent, all negotiations must take place through your Agent.
The information you provide in an Expression of Interest form (Sales) is not an offer or a contract and does not constitute an interest in the property.
The purpose of the Expression of Interest is to provide information to The City of Calgary regarding your desire to purchase or lease properties as advertised on www.calgary.ca/realestate prior to negotiation of a formal agreement of purchase and sale.
The completion and submission of the Expression of Interest in no way obligates you to purchase or lease the property in question and is not in any way binding upon The City of Calgary. The Expression of Interest is for information purposes only.
Expressions of interest will not be reviewed until after the deadline date stated in the Property Fact Sheet. After the deadline date, expressions of interest will be reviewed as received. We will review your expression of interest and contact you to confirm whether or not The City of Calgary will negotiate a formal Agreement of Purchase and Sale (or lease). The City of Calgary reserves the right to negotiate with only those parties that The City of Calgary so determines in its sole discretion.
All sales and leases are subject to approval based on Council policy for real estate transaction approvals.
During any negotiations resulting from submitting an expression of interest (Sales or Leasing), The City of Calgary Law Department will provide the necessary agreements to transfer the property to you. You may hire a lawyer at your discretion to review the documents for you.
A deposit is not required with an expression of interest.
If the proposal process progresses to the negotiation phase and a formal proposal letter is issues, a deposit is required in most cases. The amount of the deposit varies depending on the sale price and/or the expenses that Real Estate & Development Services will incur to complete the proposal.
The deposit does not accrue interest.
For property sales/leases, the expression of interest will not be reviewed until after the deadline date stated in the Property Fact Sheet. After the deadline date, expressions of interest will be reviewed as received. We will review your expression of interest and contact you to confirm whether or not The City of Calgary will negotiate a formal Agreement of Purchase and Sale. The City of Calgary reserves the right to negotiate with only those parties that The City of Calgary so determines in its sole discretion. All sales are subject to approval based on Council policy for real estate transaction approvals.
After initial negotiations, the agent in charge of your file prepares a "Land Report", based on the Expression of Interest � Sales/Leasing form. The Land Report is reviewed by three committees:
1. Management Real Estate Review Committee
2. Land & Asset Strategy Committee
3. City Council
If a Land Report is rejected, you may have the option to rework the expression of interest and resubmit your proposal.
If the negotiated transaction (Sales or Leasing) is approved, the agent in charge of your file will notify you by letter, fax or e-mail.
Additional information will be required such as your Goods and Services Tax (GST) number, your legal address for serving notices, your lawyer's information, etc.
Real Estate & Development Services instructs The City of Calgary Law Department to prepare draft documents to send to your lawyer. Once you have reviewed the documentation with your lawyer, a final set of documents will be prepared for execution and sent to you through your lawyer.
The expression of interest for property transaction is processed in four phases: review, negotiation, approval, and processing.
For property sales, the expressions of interest will not be reviewed until after the deadline date stated in the Property Fact Sheet. After the deadline date, expressions of interest will be reviewed as received. We will review your expression of interest and contact you to confirm whether or not The City of Calgary will negotiate a formal Agreement of Purchase and Sale or Lease/License Agreement.
The review phase usually takes four to eight weeks.
The negotiation phase has no set time limit and depends on the time required to reach an agreement between you and the agent.
The approval phase takes between four and eight weeks depending on whether or not revisions were requested during the approval process. The timing is also dependent on the scheduling of Council meetings.
See What is the approval process for a negotiated transaction? for more information on this phase.
After approval, the time required for unconditional offers average six to eight weeks, but may be longer.
In addition, offers with conditions requiring planning approvals add an average of four to eight weeks or longer. Depending on the type of planning application required as a condition of sale, the time required can be six months to a year or longer.
In certain cases, a licensed realtor may be eligible for a finder's fee. Any finder's fee is discussed between the Real Estate & Development Services agent and the realtor.
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