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Saskatoon's industrial vacancy rate declined in 2017, according to ICR data. BIZ Saskatoon’s industrial vacancy declined in 2017

Barry Stuart | 2018-01-11
We have to go back to 2014 to find a drop in Saskatoon’s industrial real estate vacancy. After a two-year...

Columnist Kelly Macsymic says some utilities and providers of services to CRE customers need a better way of allowing access to client accounts. BIZ An open letter to utilities and service providers

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-01-09
Dear SaskPower/SaskEnergy/SaskTel: I am a commercial real estate agent in Saskatoon. I’ve dealt with your companies on behalf of landlords...

Columnist Bob Finnigan explains the difference between a Net Zero, and a Net Zero Ready, home. BIZ A ‘Net Zero’ home: What does it really mean?

Bob Finnigan | 2017-12-29
In Canada, our new homes are already some of the most energy efficient in the world. There has, however, been...

Molok waste containers, which are built semi-underground, are becoming increasingly popular. BIZ Community plazas thrive when they look good

Richard Crenian | 2017-12-07
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a phrase you’ve heard many times, but when it comes to plazas...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ What’s so clever about smart cities?

John Clark | 2017-12-05
Infrastructure Canada is taking applications from municipalities across the country for its Smart Cities Challenge. CATA, the Canadian Advanced Technology...

Barry Stuart BIZ Those special people we’re privileged to encounter

Barry Stuart | 2017-11-30
From time to time, we get to work with individuals who leave unforgettable impressions on us. Take a moment, think...

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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