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 How Calgary has prepared for the next big flood

CBC | 2017-06-21
Four years ago, Calgary and surrounding areas were devastated by flooding. The water spilled over the banks of the city’s...

 TO losing millions on Union Station commercial space

CBC | 2017-06-21
Union Station is losing money and the city needs to take immediate action to avoid losing millions more in the...

 SNR Group unveils first Calgary project

Calgary Herald | 2017-06-20
Montreal’s SNR Group has moved into Western Canada with its first project in Calgary after more than 70 years of developing...

 Hamilton is ready for its close-up

Globe and Mail | 2017-06-20
Here’s a free film idea. Our hero, once an underling, starts hitting above his weight in the global arena. Through...

 Walmart should still terrify Amazon and Whole Foods

Business Insider | 2017-06-19
Investors are grossly overestimating the impact to Walmart (WMT-N) of Amazon‘s (AMZN-Q) bid for Whole Foods (WFM-Q), according to Moody’s Investors...

 The struggle to finance Toronto’s tallest condo tower

Globe and Mail | 2017-06-19
It is perhaps the most desirable development site in Canada: the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor streets, a gateway...

Featured Columns

National Viewpoint »
Homeownership a wise goal for all Canadians
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-02-27
Over the past few years, demographics regarding homeownership in Canada have changed, especially for those entering the marketplace – largely...
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...
Value: Weighed and Measured »
If you thought railways had a major impact on RE . . .
It took only 30 years for the railway to reshape the British landscape, the British economy and the very fabric...
The Long View »
Understanding and investing in commercial real estate
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-03-19
Too often you hear a phrase that is commonly used and you have a rough idea what it means without...
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...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Three questions to answer when leasing retail space
Leasing commercial retail space can vary by development but there are some fundamentals that most tenants should consider while shopping...
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 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...
The Numbers Game »
Does Toronto have a condo-flipping problem?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2017-05-11
Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa recently railed against “property scalpers” in the Toronto new housing market, and the recently...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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