On Monday, April 4th, 2016, the Skyline Retail REIT property at 4115 Walker Road, Windsor, ON welcomed a new anchor tenant: an Ikea pick-up and order point location. News media were permitted to preview the store: an 850-square metre showroom that is essentially a live version of the Ikea website, where customers can see and touch the furniture before ordering. The preview was followed by formal remarks and a ribbon cutting with Stefan Sjostrand, President of Ikea Canada, and Mayor of Windsor Drew Dilkens. This Ikea location will employ 31 staff.
4115 Walker Road was Skyline Retail REIT’s first purchase in the city of Windsor, and totals 111,712 square feet of retail space.
We welcome IKEA to Windsor, said Mayor Drew Dilkens, in an earlier press release at ikea.com.
The IKEA brand has been an international favourite for years and having a store right here will provide our residents with another great reason to shop locally while also adding jobs to the local economy.
At the event, Sjostrand remarked,
…we could see there was fantastic opportunities to come closer to many customers. Windsor is a big city and Essex County is 350,000 people. It’s a big opportunity for us to come closer to many Canadians.
Several news media provided coverage of the event:
- CBC.ca – Ikea Windsor: New Store Opened Today
- CTV – Ikea Pick-Up Store Opens in Windsor
- Windsor Star – Ikea’s New Pickup and Order Location Opens in Windsor
About Skyline Retail REIT
Skyline Retail REIT (the “REIT”) is a privately owned and managed portfolio of retail properties, focused on acquiring well-located properties with service-oriented, national brand tenants in secondary and tertiary communities across Canada.
Skyline Retail REIT is distributed as an alternative investment product through Skyline Wealth Management Inc. (“Skyline Wealth”), the preferred Exempt Market Dealer for the REIT.
Skyline Retail REIT is committed to providing outstanding places to conduct business and services. It prioritises superior service to its retail tenants while surfacing value with a goal to deliver stable returns to its investors.
To learn about additional alternative investment products offered through Skyline Wealth, please visit SkylineWealth.ca.
Skyline Retail REIT is operated and managed by Skyline Group of Companies.
For media inquiries, please contact:Jeff Stirling
Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Skyline Group of Companies
5 Douglas Street, Suite 301
Guelph, ON N1H 2S8