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An aerial view of Calaway Park, located just outside Calgary, Alta. (Google Maps image) BIZ Calgary’s Calaway Park still thrills, 35 years later

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-09-19
I spent this past Saturday enjoying the sights and sounds of Calgary’s entertainment wonderland, Calaway Park. Not much has changed...

John Clark - Ottawa BIZ Too hot or too cold – MPAC struggles to find the Goldilocks zone

John Clark | 2017-08-31
I don’t want to sound like sour grapes here, but there needs to be a better time to be asking...

Kelly Macsymic BIZ Why so shy? The undisclosed buyer

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-08-17
Most commercial real estate transaction are negotiated between parties with full disclosure as to who each party is. So why...

Planning ahead can save you trouble after signing a lease contract. BIZ Avoid the unexpected through good planning

Richard Crenian | 2017-08-15
Thirty years ago, Geraldo Rivera created a media sensation with a TV show that focused on the opening of a...

Reasonable municipal architectural controls can help avoid situations where adjacent buildings have widely disparate front elevations or other exterior treatments. BIZ An argument for municipal controls on architecture

Barry Stuart | 2017-08-03
We as professionals in the commercial real estate industry can be known to talk out of both sides of our...

Homegrown Canadian company Sunrise Records has stepped into the breach since the departure of HMV. BIZ Long live record stores: Sunrise rises from HMV’s ashes

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-07-18
The Buggles famously sang “Video Killed the Radio Star” but streaming hasn’t quite put the final nail in the bricks...

Featured Columns

The Title Page »
Title insurance — a matter of opinion
Eric Haslett | The Title Page | 2016-04-26
“What more am I getting?” This is one of the first questions people ask when their lawyer suggests purchasing...
Capital Commentary »
CMHC underwriting mortgage changes
If you are already an apartment building owner or looking to purchase an apartment building then you have two mortgage...
Value: Weighed and Measured »
What happens when insurers say, ‘Enough’?
On the West Coast, where it’s only a matter of time before the Big One, or more than one, hits...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Calgary’s Calaway Park still thrills, 35 years later
I spent this past Saturday enjoying the sights and sounds of Calgary’s entertainment wonderland, Calaway Park. Not much has changed...
Let's Make Things Interesting »
What to expect from the Vancouver housing market
What will the year 2017 hold for real estate and development in the lower mainland? It’s a question that has...
The Long View »
Avoid the unexpected through good planning
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-08-15
Thirty years ago, Geraldo Rivera created a media sensation with a TV show that focused on the opening of a...
The Apartment Building Expert »
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...
The Crowdfunding Corner »
Ontario Finance Minister updates CRELA at luncheon
Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa recently told Commercial Real Estate Lenders Association (CRELA) members he would like to see...
Westcoast News »
Vancouver’s plan for False Creek Flats falls short
Cori Howard | Westcoast News | 2017-05-30
The False Creek Flats area of Vancouver is the last bastion of opportunity for creating a diverse mix of industrial...
The Numbers Game »
Should the Ontario Municipal Board be overhauled?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2017-09-21
In Toronto, people regularly complain that they can’t find an affordable place to buy or rent, but they also complain...
BOMA Canada News »
BOMA Regina hosts BOMEX for the first time
Victoria Gabel | BOMA Canada News | 2016-10-10
For the first time in its history, BOMEX® came to the Queen City of Regina! From September 20-22nd, BOMA Regina...
National Viewpoint »
The truth behind GTA home prices
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-08-17
Cause and effect; supply and demand – the reasons for record high new home prices in the GTA are a...
Finance Re-imagined »
Debunking the myths around Vancouver real estate prices
The big news out of Vancouver recently has been the release of a report by Resonance Consulting about the future...
The Strategic Broker »
A boom for rental as owners cash out of homes
Sean Tait | The Strategic Broker | 2017-04-11
Today, millions of Canadians have been blessed with unprecedented wealth due in large part to one key financial asset: their...
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