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 Global data centre market expected to soar

PR Newswire | 2018-07-16
The global data centre transformation market is expected to grow from US$6.45 billion in 2018 to $12 billion by 2023, at a compound annual...

 U.S. investors eye bright spots in REIT sector

Reuters | 2018-07-16
While U.S. investors say they are wary of the broader real estate industry in a rising interest rate environment, some...

 Canada’s first commercial spaceport seeks approvals

Halifax ChronicleHerald | 2018-07-14
Canada’s first commercial spaceport has submitted its proposal for environmental assessment, and is now awaiting approval from Nova Scotia’s environment...

 The negative impact of steel tariffs on U.S. developers

NRE Online | 2018-07-12
When the temporary exemptions on steel and aluminum tariffs granted to Canada, Mexico and the European Union expired on May 31,...

 The lowdown on Ottawa’s increasingly high rise hopes

CBC | 2018-07-11
In a single meeting, Ottawa city council was set to approve three rezoning applications that could add 350 storeys and 11 new buildings...

 Vancouver parks board approves Oakridge roof-top park

Vancouver Sun | 2018-07-11
The redeveloped Oakridge Centre could be getting a roof-top park. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Vancouver Park Board, commissioners voted...

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Interesting times call for investor diligence, not inaction
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The Saskatchewan Edge »
Why we do what we do at ICR
It certainly doesn’t seem like it’s been 3-1/2 years since our current ownership group purchased ICR. A great deal has...
The People Space »
The People Space: Empire, Sobeys shuffle execs, new CEO at ULI
Don Wilcox | The People Space | 2018-06-26
The leadership at Empire Company Ltd., and Sobeys Inc., looks very different after a series of moves involving eight senior...
The Long View »
Building better communities, one shopping centre at a time
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-05-08
For too long, suburban living has been perceived to be all about the automobile, home-ownership, detached properties and sometimes a...
Commercial Real Estate Insider »
Hydro usage penalties, and how businesses can avoid them
Thousands of Canadian businesses are unwittingly paying hydro penalties which are, in most cases, buried in their monthly hydro bills....
In The Condo Know »
Design takes on new importance in condominium market
Derek Nzeribe | In The Condo Know | 2018-05-31
New Column Contributor: Now that Ottawa is following in Toronto’s footsteps as a hot residential market, we have much to...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Choosing a CRE Tech Platform: Find a solution you’ll stick with
Today’s CRE Tech space hardly resembles the world in which my co-founders and I launched VTS in 2012. Back then,...
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...
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 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...
Online Private Equity »
A primer on REITs, MICs, funds and SPV investing
In this article we will be discussing different types of pooled investments including Private Direct Investing via Asset Specific Pools,...
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 »
Who sets new homes prices, the market or developers?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2018-06-14
A frequent talking point among southwestern Ontario new condominium and apartment developers this year is the sharp increase in construction...
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 »
A ‘Net Zero’ home: What does it really mean?
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-12-29
In Canada, our new homes are already some of the most energy efficient in the world. There has, however, been...
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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