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CASE STUDY: Target Canada Co.

First launch into Canada

Key Information


Target Canada Co.


5570 Explorer Drive, Mississauga, ON


First launch into Canada


190,000 sq. ft.


3 months


The Challenge


The Client had recently acquired 200 retail outlets slated for opening in 2013 and required a headquarters for its Canadian operations that met with its corporate culture and image. The Client was faced with the daunting task of deciding/determining where to locate, where its employee base would come from, and the present (and future) space required, in a country and market that had no existing employees. The American retailer quickly realized that the Canadian marketplace and preferred geographic location only possessed one existing option that met with its objectives. It was imperative that the decision and launch of its new headquarters set the table for its expansion into Canada.


The Solution


CBRE was quickly able to mass all design build and existing options, and manufacture shadow availabilities to allow the Client to leverage the only existing facility that would fulfill its immediate requirement to house its initial 500 employees.


The End Result


The client was able to obtain a LEED certified, reputable building in its preferred geographic region at below market rates that offered the client immediate occupancy and temporary space, as well as true branding to satisfy its corporate image. The rates were below market, and the concession above despite that fact that there was only one suitable option for the client.


Quick Facts


  • Short and constrained timeline 
  • First launch into Canada 
  • Engrained corporate culture which needed to be realized in its Canadian headquarters


Target Canada Co.

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David Potter
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Executive Vice President, Office Leasing
Advisory & Transaction
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Vice President
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