Steve McLean

Steve McLean , Writer

Steve is a veteran writer, reporter, editor and communications specialist whose work has appeared in a wide variety of print and online outlets. He’s the author of the book Hot Canadian Bands and has taught reporting to college students. He is based in Toronto.

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IMAGE: Mike Czestochowski and Lauren White of CBRE Canada. (Image courtesy CBRE) BIZ GTA residential land increasingly scarce, costly

As residential land gets more scarce and expensive across the GTA, investment activity shows strong confidence in the sector. “When...

IMAGE: MetaProp NYC's Zak Schwarzman moderated a discussion with Enertiv's Connell McGill, Waypoint's Diane Vrkic, Manulife's Maria Aiello and RYCOM's Casey Witcowicz. (RENX photo, Steve McLean) BIZ Growing PropTech sector offers opportunity, challenges

During 2013 venture investors sank $650 million into property technology, but that number ballooned to $2.2 billion in September alone...

IMAGE: Linda Farha is the founder of pop-up go. (RENX photo, Steve McLean) BIZ Experiential retail, pop-ups benefit shopping malls

Steve McLean | Commercial | 2018-11-06
Shopping centres, stores and brands which want to create better connections with customers should incorporate experiential retail strategies, including pop-up...

IMAGE: Rendering of a suite in The Winslow in Toronto. (Image courtesy Devron) BIZ The Winslow: Devron’s new T.O. boutique condo

Devron Developments is targeting homeowners looking to downsize in Toronto’s Lawrence Park with its new boutique condominium, The Winslow. “We...

IMAGE: CRE property rate ratioes, compared to residential rates, in major Canadian cities in 2018. (Graphic courtesy Altus Group) BIZ Commercial property tax ratio remains high in Canada

Steve McLean | Commercial | 2018-10-30
Commercial property tax rates are almost three times as high as residential rates across Canada, according to Altus Group’s newly...

IMAGE: The ribbon cuttting for University Studios in Oshawa, Ont. From left, Podium Developments’ VP construction James Wilkinson; VP development Christian Huggett; managing director, Oskar Johansson; Oshawa Mayor John Henry; Podium managing director Bernard Luttmer; Building Capital CEO Saqib Qureshi and Varsity Properties’ President A.J. Keilty. (Photo courtesy Evan Eisenstadt) BIZ Podium builds student housing from Ontario to Florida

Podium Developments has completed 16 urban infill projects in Ontario and it’s busier than ever with several more on the...
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