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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...

Darryl Bellwood BIZ Thoughts on 2015 and 2016

Darryl D. Bellwood | 2016-01-23
Now that 2015 has ended and we begin 2016, we can wonder what lies ahead for this year. Before we...

Adam Powadiuk BIZ Garbage in, garbage out

Adam Powadiuk | 2015-12-06
GIGO stands for “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” It’s an informal concept common to mathematics and computer science. The quality of...

Darryl Bellwood BIZ Choosing the right term for your property

Darryl D. Bellwood | 2015-11-18
As a lender and financing professional, I am asked all the time what term option is the most common in...

Adam Powadiuk BIZ Maximizing apartment leverage: A shifting landscape

Adam Powadiuk | 2015-10-22
In a previous article, I examined the maximum leverage available via CMHC-insured mortgages in several Ontario markets.The data set used was...

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Can affordable housing and rapid mass transit co-exist?
Rapid mass transit is often regarded as the prescription for cities suffering from traffic congestion. A way for urbanites to...
Commercial Real Estate Insider »
Hydro usage penalties, and how businesses can avoid them
Thousands of Canadian businesses are unwittingly paying hydro penalties which are, in most cases, buried in their monthly hydro bills....
The Long View »
Building better communities, one shopping centre at a time
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-05-08
For too long, suburban living has been perceived to be all about the automobile, home-ownership, detached properties and sometimes a...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Still passionate after 40 years . . . just getting started
I was 20 years old when I made my first serious attempt at selling myself. I had come to the...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Choosing a CRE Tech Platform: Find a solution you’ll stick with
Today’s CRE Tech space hardly resembles the world in which my co-founders and I launched VTS in 2012. Back then,...
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 »
Can mid-sized homebuilders survive influx of public money?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2018-04-26
When I started my career 15 years ago in Texas, most major homebuilders in Dallas operated across the state, and...
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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