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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 »
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The Saskatchewan Edge »
Convenience store shakeups across Saskatoon
Have you noticed any changes in the convenience store staples in Saskatoon? There are a few changes happening which are...
The People Space »
The People Space: Dream, MDC, FRPO and other appointments
Don Wilcox | The People Space | 2018-09-18
Two of Dream’s REITs have new chief financial officers at the helm this week. Jay Jiang was appointed the CFO...
The Long View »
Canadian commercial real estate: An investor’s best-kept secret?
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-08-28
At a time when it appears politics is just another reality TV show, it seems too many people are willing...
Commercial Real Estate Insider »
Why sales-leasebacks appeal to modern corporations
Companies seeking ways to increase capital could literally be sitting on a viable solution says Dave Anderson of Cushman and...
In The Condo Know »
‘Vertical city': True mixed-use condos catch on in Ottawa
Derek Nzeribe | In The Condo Know | 2018-09-06
Master-planned, mixed-use communities are looking up in Ottawa. Our city is following in the footsteps of other large urban centres...
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...
Online Private Equity »
A primer on REITs, MICs, funds and SPV investing
In this article we will be discussing different types of pooled investments including Private Direct Investing via Asset Specific Pools,...
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 »
Toronto condo market: Will it follow Vancouver, N.Y. or Phoenix?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2018-08-02
About 10 years ago, you’d often see new condo investor marketing pieces with projected unit carrying costs that would spell...
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
Today, millions of Canadians have been blessed with unprecedented wealth due in large part to one key financial asset: their...
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