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IMAGE: Brandon Harding of NAI Commercial argues this is a terrible time to consider "vacancy controls" in Vancouver. (Image courtesy NAI Commercial) BIZ Worst timing in Vancouver history for ‘vacancy controls’

Brandon Harding | 2018-11-13
GUEST COLUMN: Rent controls already force Vancouver landlords to follow strict rules, but this is not enough for some tenant...

IMAGE Paul Finkbeiner is executive vice-president, global head of real estate. at Great-West Lifeco. (Image courtesy GWL) BIZ People Space: GWL promotes Finkbeiner, new CFOs at Morguard…

Don Wilcox | 2018-11-12
Great-West Lifeco has appointed Paul Finkbeiner to the new position of executive vice-president, global head of real estate. Finkbeiner, who...

IMAGE: Heather C. Kirk has been named Cominar's new executive vice president and chief financial officer. (Image courtesy Cominar) BIZ The People Space: Kirk joins Cominar, Roth advises AY…

Don Wilcox | 2018-11-08
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust has hired Heather C. Kirk as executive vice-president and chief financial officer effective December 3....

Kelly Macsymic, ICR Commercial, Saskatoon. BIZ Does Saskatoon need a daily Farmers’ Market?

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-11-08
The City of Saskatoon has officially put out a tender to lease the Farmers’ Market building in Riversdale. The facility...

IMAGE: Commercial to residential property tax ratios in major Canadian cities in 2018. (Graphic courtesy ICR Commercial, data courtesy Altus Group. BIZ Sask. cities enjoy lowest CRE to residential tax ratios

Barry Stuart | 2018-11-06
There is lots of chatter on the street with the recently released preliminary budget from the City of Saskatoon, which...

BIZ Successful first year for Saskatoon’s Remai Modern

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-11-01
Say what you like about it, but more than 450,000 people fed their curiosity and took in Saskatoon’s new public...

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Carbon and real estate: Looking for some beachfront property?
What impact will a price on carbon have on real estate? It’s an important question, but it only reflects part...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Real estate as a business investment
All commercial real estate deals have a factor of uniqueness which sets them apart from other investments. That said, there...
The People Space »
People Space: Board changes at Cominar, Delma’s new CEO
Don Wilcox | The People Space | 2018-12-06
Cominar REIT announced further changes to its board of trustees, including the resignation of chairman Alban D’Amours who will not...
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 »
Embracing Power over Ethernet technology
As occupants of The Edge office building in Amsterdam approach the parking garage, cameras recognize their car license plates 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 »
Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Jonathan Pearce discusses future of CRE
It’s always useful to get perspective on the outlook for commercial real estate by engaging in a dialogue with an...
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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