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Darryl Bellwood BIZ Time to build purpose built rental units?

Darryl D. Bellwood | 2016-10-03
Condominium construction has dominated the residential development space for a number of years now. This was primarily due to the...

Adam Powadiuk BIZ Floor rates

Adam Powadiuk | 2016-07-25
If you’ve recently discussed a commercial mortgage with a lender, you have likely encountered floor rates. As bond rates have...

Darryl Bellwood BIZ Third party reports

Darryl D. Bellwood | 2016-06-03
As part of the underwriting process lenders look at all aspects of risk in their analysis. One way to mitigate...

Adam Powadiuk BIZ Recourse that matters

Adam Powadiuk | 2016-05-04
Mortgages are secured against a property. When additional security beyond that is required, which is very common in Canada, a...

Darryl Bellwood BIZ Alternative asset classes a riskier investment

Darryl D. Bellwood | 2016-03-23
Generally, investors in commercial real estate are familiar with more mainstream assets usually classified as multi-family or apartments, retail property...

Adam Powadiuk BIZ Skyrocketing office vacancy, maturing loan bad combination

Adam Powadiuk | 2016-03-02
The effects of declining oil prices have been felt in a variety of unpleasant ways, particularly in Western Canada. One...

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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