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Maximize opportunities in your real estate portfolio.

We support all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, including acquisitions, development, leasing and marketing to drive ROI and engage with your best potential tenants, shoppers, or residents. From understanding market size, evaluating locations for investment to reaching your target resident or shopper, we have the experience and expertise to help you navigate today’s real estate market.


Downtown Toronto commercial and residential real estate market

Evaluate market potential

Make informed site, location and capital investment decisions with spend, anticipated market growth and local location intelligence. Use trade area analysis to estimate retail demand, compare potential sites for acquisition and identify current retail competitors in the area. Gauge the impact of competition and cannibalization by comparing one location’s trade area to another. 

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Offer bespoke experiences

Drive spend from your tenants and support resident satisfaction with a tailored shopping or lifestyle experience. Analyze your shoppers or target residents versus the market to identify their retail and lifestyle preferences. Support retail by matching your tenant mix with market demand. Deliver luxury living with amenities and design choices that resonate with prospective residents.

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Find your best residents and shoppers

Gain insight into current and anticipated neighbourhood characteristics such as demographics, lifestyles, spending patterns, race and ethnicity, acculturation, language use or rates of crime in a given area. Use this data to build your prospective resident list, generate shopper traffic and support sustainable growth within your market.

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    “Collaborating with Environics allows Riocan to better understand our target demographics both in a commercial and residential landscape. The support provided by the team at Environics is invaluable. They go over and above to make sure the data obtained is precise and easy to understand.” 

    Patil Angaladian | Development Marketing | Rio Can
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    “Working with the team at Environics Analytics for the past three years has provided Cardel Homes Ottawa with a considerable trove of insightful, actionable data and a much deeper understanding of our most important audiences. Our work together has helped immeasurably with our marketing, media buying, messaging and ultimately, sales.” 

    Tanya Buckley | VP Sales & Marketing | Cardel Homes
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    “We wanted a simplified solution that wouldn’t just sit on the shelf. Environics Analytics has helped us market the shopping centres more strategically, and in some cases, redefine trade areas. We’ve seen great results in terms of reaching new audiences, and increased traffic and sales.” 

    Director Retail Marketing | Cushman & Wakefield Asset Services
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    “After working with Environics Analytics, we found them to be a diligent, creative extension of our decision making network. The professionalism and pace with which they performed proved a valuable asset to our real estate analysis project and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them.”

    Alex Jones, Vice President Real Estate | Roots Canada

 

 

We Know Data

Enhance your data with our privacy compliant, authoritative databases. Choose from over 45 databases including demographic, lifestyle, behavioural and geographic. Here are a few of our databases developed to support the real estate sector.

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Demographics - DemoStats

Perform demographic trend analysis to create a long term location plan. Create demographic segments based on best customers, then optimize your merchandising mix and find new locations based on your ideal target audience.

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MobileScapes

Enhance what you know about visitors to your store, branch or restaurant with mobile analytics. Mobile data can be instrumental in site selection by identifying areas of higher potential value based on visitor patterns.

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HouseholdSpend

Identify trade area purchase trends, spot cross-promotional opportunities and identify category spending potential with current estimates of annual expenditures spanning 18 categories of goods and services used by Canadian households.

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Business

Evaluate the competitive landscape around any existing or proposed site including mapping the location of your competitors. Determine the site’s retail opportunity, estimate a new store’s sales potential and identify business prospects for targeted marketing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can data analytics help me deal with the complexity of today's real estate market? keyboard_arrow_down

One of today’s competitive advantages is the ability to move quickly. Data analytics can provide you with up to date information on where to expand, establish or relocate your branches, retail stores or restaurants by visualizing the commercial and/or residential real estate markets. By augmenting your data with third-party sources such as demographic, segmentation, location or geographic databases, you can build a real estate strategy based on consumer and market trends and help avoid costly mistakes. Contact us to discover how

How can I use data analytics to optimize my existing locations? keyboard_arrow_down

By combining your customer data with privacy-compliant, authoritative databases, you can gain deeper insights into who your customers are, where they live and how they consume products. These personas can be used to segment your customer base and employing our market studies and area reporting, you can determine the optimal mix of products and services for a specific location or within a particular region. See our databases

What type of analytics tools and reporting do you offer? keyboard_arrow_down

ENVISION, our proprietary marketing and business intelligence platform, was developed using over 50 years of best practices in the data and analytics business. It enables you to gain a deeper understanding of your customers, prospects and trade areas. You’ll have access to more than 30,000 variables including demographics, consumer preferences, lifestyles and values. Then using executive reporting and interactive dashboards, you can share insights with stakeholders throughout your organization. Show me ENVISION

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We take privacy, compliance, and data governance very seriously, and we are very proud of receiving favourable SSAE CSAE 3416 SOC1 Type II ,SOC2 Type II, and HIPAA/HITECT audit reports after rigorous, independent reviews of our internal security controls. The reports represent certification with programs such as CSAE 3416 (Canadian Standard on Assurance Engagements (CSAE) 3416), AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and HIPAA-HITECH.

In addition, the source data used as inputs to our product development are 100 percent privacy compliant. Any personal information provided to us by clients is used solely for the purposes of their business and is safeguarded in client-specific, firewalled locations in secured data centers. We also ensure that our compliance policies for Canada and the U.S. are consistent with the E.U.'s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). See our databases

Do you offer analytics consulting services? keyboard_arrow_down

We offer a full range of data services and analytics consulting. We can help you audit, structure and clean your data as well as develop a roadmap of analytical priorities. Our real estate practice leaders have the broad strategic expertise and deep sector experience to help address your key business challenges. Get in touch to learn more. 

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We use systems such as ArcGIS, Maplnfo and Alteryx, along with complex geospatial techniques, to provide advanced spatial analytics that support your strategic, tactical and operational initiatives. Our partnerships extend with leading geographic business intelligence platforms including Alteryx Designer from Alteryx Inc. which offers analysts flexible solutions through the rapid execution of calculations, formulas and methodologies. Contact us to learn more

 

 

Meet our Real Estate Sector Team

Our consultants have the strategic expertise and sector experience to help address your key business challenges. Many of our clients work with us as a seamless extension of their team and think of us as their competitive advantage.

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Stephanie McIsaac

Senior Vice President & Practice Leader

Stephanie brings more than ten years of experience in research, analytics and geodemography to help clients use data to solve their business challenges. She specializes in retail network and asset evaluation, customer segmentation and assessing the untapped potential for growth in real estate and e-commerce. She has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Guelph, a research analyst postgraduate certificate from Georgian College and is a Certified Analytics and Insights Professional (CAIP).

 

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Stan Ivankovic

Vice President, Business Development

As a Vice President of Business Development at Environics Analytics, Stan Ivankovic helps real estate and retail clients better understand their markets, trade areas and customers, tailoring projects, data and software engagements to meet the needs of each client. A veteran sales, training and product management executive, he spent 10 years at Xerox Canada, where he developed leadership and consultative skills. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto, specializing in management and economics.

 

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Edward Yu

Sales Consultant

Edward guides residential real estate, restaurant and fitness sector clients through their analytics journey to make data-driven business decisions. His specialty is connecting the dots between datapoints in order to extract the key pieces of insights found between the lines. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in honours science and psychology from the University of Waterloo, a business studies certificate from Seneca College and a research analyst postgraduate certificate from Georgian College.

 

Why Us

We’ve got the expertise to help. With decades of leadership and experience in the industry, we are the only analytics firm in Canada to offer our broad range of privacy compliant, consumer and business databases, proprietary software and team of industry professionals.

15 Years +

Corporate Growth

200+

Employees

2000 +

Clients

10 Offices

Across  North America

Over 40

Industry Partnerships

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Meeting the highest standards of data security

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Real Estate Insights and Industry Trends

Our industry experts publish timely analysis of government data releases, opinions on industry trends and insights on how organizations are embracing big data and analytics to help you stay informed.

 

 

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ICSC RECon Recap

How shopping centres can use data to find the right marketing strategies.

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Industry Insights

Find timely analysis from our industry experts and insights on how organizations are looking to mobile movement data and data analytics to inform recovery planning.

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Optimize Your Tenant Mix for Success

Learn how Cushman & Wakefield took a data-driven approach to attract tenants and cater to the interests of consumers living in the area.

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