John Clark

John Clark , Vice President , The Regional Group of Companies Inc

John Clark is Vice President with The Regional Group of Companies Inc. He has more than 33 years of experience in the real estate appraisal field, is a fully accredited member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and has been with Regional since March 1988. His experience includes the appraisal of commercial and investment real estate, including limited use and non-market properties located in most Canadian jurisdictions. John has been an active member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, and served as its National President for 2001-2002.

He also has appeared as an expert witness in court and assessment tribunal hearings, including the Assessment Review Board – Ontario, the Property Assessment Review Board – British Columbia, and the Dispute Advisory Panel (PILT) – Canada. Clients include national institutions (including crown corporations, transportation companies, municipalities, Public Works and Government Services Canada), private companies and individuals.

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The sale of Constitution Square in downtown Ottawa was the city's largest-ever commercial real estate transaction. (Google Street View) BIZ Major real estate deals thanks to quantitative easing?

John Clark | Featured Column | 2018-01-16
When Ottawa experienced the largest commercial real estate deal in its history last fall, one of the insiders noted in...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. BIZ Recognize when home ownership is too costly

John Clark | Featured Columns | 2018-01-02
Do you like it? Can you afford it? Will you be able to maintain it? These are the criteria that...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. BIZ What’s so clever about smart cities?

John Clark | Featured Columns | 2017-12-05
Infrastructure Canada is taking applications from municipalities across the country for its Smart Cities Challenge. CATA, the Canadian Advanced Technology...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. BIZ Is volunteerism an answer for cash-strapped municipalities?

John Clark | Featured Columns | 2017-11-16
When municipalities are short of operating capital to maintain infrastructure and services, we traditionally have had two choices: settle for...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. BIZ What the federal economic update means for real estate

John Clark | Featured Column | 2017-11-07
Judging by last week’s economic update, the Liberals remain focused on two areas that have a big impact on real...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. BIZ Is in-store retail an investment opportunity?

John Clark | Commercial | 2017-10-19
Ottawa has a locally owned and operated toy store called Playvalue. Several years ago, this retailer relocated from a central...
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