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Locate to Hamilton’s Contemporary Office Space Today

Locate to Hamilton’s Contemporary Office Space Today

Locate to Hamilton’s Contemporary Office Space Today
May 25
18:02 2018

Aragon Properties has been steadily adding to its Hamilton portfolio and plans to make big investments in the near future.

Several purchases over the last year means the company now owns almost the entire block of the north side of King Street between Hughson to James streets. Its signature property is the 125-year-old Right House building at 35 King St. E., which it has owned for more than 20 years.

Aragon, which also owns property in Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver and Los Angeles, invested about $400,000 to renovate the 14,000-square-foot third floor to create an open concept brick and beam space.

“I think it’s well known that there is a lot of optimism in Hamilton and in the last 12 to 18 months it’s really taken off,” said director Mike Lowe. “We are really high on Hamilton.”

He points to present and future residential developments, the redevelopment of Gore Park and the growing success of downtown mall Jackson Square as highlights of the city’s revitalizing core.

“Our plan is to redevelop most of the block. We are investigating that now because we like what’s happening.”

Blair Blanchard Stapleton Real Estate Brokerage is also investing in Hamilton, pumping millions into upgrades of the mechanical infrastructure in all its Hamilton buildings in anticipation of impending strong office demand, said David Blanchard, a partner in the property management and development firm.

“There is definitely a momentum in the city,” he said. “The residential has come but a lot of people have to commute to their jobs.” But a growing number of companies are following their employees to Hamilton, where office rents are cheaper and staff can get out of their cars, he said.

“The movement out of the GTA is happening because there is realization these are good locations in good buildings.”

Hamilton’s building inventory can satisfy those looking for traditional contemporary office space and those looking for something more custom, said Blanchard.

Architect David Premi took the whole 18th floor in 25 Main St. W. for an open concept “retro warehouse look,” said Blanchard.

The Right House

Total availability: 59,000 square feet, including the entire 14,205-square-foot third floor, featuring brick and beam construction, open floor plans, ample natural light and ceiling heights between 17 to 22 feet.

100 King St. W.

Building details: 50,000 square feet on each of 24 floors is column-free, thanks to the structure’s steel-frame construction. It also offers 360-degree views of the city thanks to floor to ceiling windows.

The Alley

Availability: 45,000 square feet of space with units ranging from 2,000 to 5,700 square feet. It’s brick and beam construction, with high ceilings and heritage flooring.

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Lloyd Stevens has been writing Canadian business news for over 20 years with articles appearing in Perspective which appears in The Globe & Mail and contributing to and

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