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 Van. tower redevelopment further squeezes vacancy rates

Vancouver Sun | 2018-02-14
The renoviction of a downtown Vancouver office tower is going to make it a little tougher for tenants to find...

 Sobeys closes two stores to advance Burnaby development

Business In Vancouver | 2018-02-14
Sobeys Inc. (EMP-A-T), the parent company of Safeway, is closing two Burnaby stores – at Royal Oak and Kingsway and at Lougheed Town...

 Simplot to more than double size of Manitoba facility

Winnipeg Free Press | 2018-02-14
French fry processor J. R. Simplot Company in Portage la Prairie is investing $460 million to more than double production...

 Starlight sells Houston apartment complex for $37.3M

Canada Newswire | 2018-02-14
Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund (STUS-A-X) announced today it has sold The Villages at Sunset Ridge, a class-A,...

 U.S. office market vacancy rate at 10-year low

Transwestern released its 2017 year-end report on the national office market, which revealed December’s 11.5 per cent vacancy rate was the...

 The future of real estate tech

Forbes | 2018-02-13
In 2017, venture investors deployed more than $5 billion in real estate technology, more than 150 times the $33 million invested in 2010....

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Speculative foreign real estate buying: Chronic issue or red herring?
In this column a couple of years ago, I asked the question “are we at risk of becoming tenants in...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Suburban growth vs. urban densification
We tend to support societal arguments that align with our own special interests. We want what we want, but are...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Digital Footrace: Landlords need to know tech options today
As CRE tech continues its rapid advancement, landlords who haven’t done so need to make moves to bring their technological...
The Long View »
Retail strategies to survive, and thrive, in 2018
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-01-23
In the time it takes you to read this sentence you could have Googled “the power of innovation” and your...
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...
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 »
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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