Derek Lobo

Derek Lobo , Founder and CEO , SVN Rock Advisors Inc.

Derek Lobo is the founder and CEO of SVN Rock Advisors Inc., a real estate
brokerage with over 30 years of experience in helping investors make the
most out of buying, selling, and renovating purpose-built apartment
buildings. Learn more about SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage on their
website at

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Derek Lobo BIZ Understanding cap rates in the apartment sector

Capitalization rates, or cap rates, are a way of estimating the general rate of return of an apartment building by...

Derek Lobo BIZ Condominiums incubating next rental apartment boom

In Canada, especially in heated real estate markets such as Vancouver and Toronto, pundits are looking at the rush of...

Derek Lobo BIZ Learning self-storage helps me better understand apartments

It’s good to find the right niche when it comes to brokering real estate. For years, I’ve focused on the...

Derek Lobo BIZ The role of the asset manager in rental apartment buildings

In my two most recent columns, we discussed what asset management was and how it enabled owners of and investors...

Derek Lobo BIZ Apartment construction helps housing market

The housing market in Canada continued to defy expectations over the summer. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released some good...

Derek Lobo BIZ The opportunities of asset management

In the previous column, we discussed how asset management is changing the way we viewed purpose-built rental apartments. Using a data-driven...
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