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Adam Powadiuk BIZ The power of the second mortgage

Adam Powadiuk | 2017-03-16
Many people think of second mortgages as an option reserved for riskier deals or under-capitalized borrowers. The truth is that...

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...

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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