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 Feds looking for industrial space in Ottawa, Gatineau

Ottawa Business Journal | 2017-02-17
The federal government says it’s looking for nearly 60,600 square feet of centrally located warehouse space, a potential move that...

 Canadian Tire sees strong fourth quarter

Globe and Mail | 2017-02-16
Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. (CTC-T) enjoyed a strong fourth quarter, helped by a strategy of adding more “weather-proof” products to its...

 CAPREIT to purchase Montreal apartment property

Marketwired | 2017-02-16
Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN-T) announced it has waived conditions and will acquire a luxury 256-suite residential...

 Triumph buys Phoenix shopping centres

Marketwired | 2017-02-16
Triumph Real Estate Investment Fund, a Canadian investment fund based out of Calgary, has purchased two Metro Phoenix shopping centers,...

 Sides battle over Milestone takeover

Financial Post | 2017-02-16
A battle is underway between two competing forces at Milestone Apartments REIT (MST.UN-T) — a contest that will presumably continue until...

 Vancouver can have density without towers: Architect

CBC | 2017-02-16
If Vancouver wants to introduce more density into the city, one architect says it can be done without transforming the...

Featured Columns

National Viewpoint »
What is causing Canadian home prices to rise? – Bob Finnigan, President, CHBA
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-02-06
There’s been a lot of recent media attention lately about foreign home buyers fueling the rise in prices. The ...
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 »
A fairer way to implement property assessments?
Last week, I took part in a stakeholders meeting with Ontario’s Municipal Property Assessment Corp. (MPAC) on how the process...
The Long View »
Getting back into gear in Alberta
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-01-02
The holiday season is usually an opportunity to reflect and rejoice. In recent months, there has been a lot of...
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 »
Turn a negative into a positive
Mainstream media is quick to report the bad news in our world. We can’t ignore the negative but the creativity...
Capital Commentary »
Time to build purpose built rental units?
Condominium construction has dominated the residential development space for a number of years now. This was primarily due to the...
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 »
If you hate condos, you should hope that more get built
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2016-09-30
A lot of people don’t like condominium apartments, they would never live in them, and they don’t like that they...
The Strategic Broker »
On ‘dealing with’ clients
Sean Tait | The Strategic Broker | 2017-02-21
Have you every commented in passing that you must “deal with a client”? This casual turn of phrase carries weight. ...
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 »
Is there room for public art in industrial buildings?
Cori Howard | Westcoast News | 2016-09-28
Vancouver’s PC Urban has voluntarily commissioned two public installations for their upcoming industrial buildings and in doing so, have shaken...
The Petrus Report »
Real estate trades then and now … negative leverage then and positive leverage now
Pierre Gagne | The Petrus Report | 2016-05-09
Why do we all hear grievances that prices in commercial real estate are too high when Marshnet reports sales/purchases of...
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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