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Columnist John Clark. BIZ Is volunteerism an answer for cash-strapped municipalities?

John Clark | 2017-11-16
When municipalities are short of operating capital to maintain infrastructure and services, we traditionally have had two choices: settle for...

Saskatoon Shines signs along a roadside. BIZ Saskatoon still shining brightly

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-11-14
I used to smirk a little every time former mayor Don Atchison found a way to work in the “Saskatoon...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ What the federal economic update means for real estate

John Clark | 2017-11-07
Judging by last week’s economic update, the Liberals remain focused on two areas that have a big impact on real...

Nick Romito BIZ A whole new world: Understanding the value of CRE Tech

Nick Romito | 2017-11-02
NEW COLUMN: RENX welcomes VTS (View The Space) founder and CEO Nick Romito, with his first instalment of CRE Tech:...

Barry Stuart BIZ Anatomy of a commercial real estate brokerage

Barry Stuart | 2017-11-02
A recent trip by our Saskatoon ICR crew to Regina to experience the shiny new Mosaic Stadium and support our...

The Sears in Saskatoon's Midtown Plaza will soon be a memory. But what will replace it? (Image for illustrative purposes only) BIZ Sears is out, but CRE possibilities are endless

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-10-31
Sears Canada has finally pulled the plug, granted permission on Oct. 13 by the courts to start liquidation of the...

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Speculative foreign real estate buying: Chronic issue or red herring?
In this column a couple of years ago, I asked the question “are we at risk of becoming tenants in...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Suburban growth vs. urban densification
We tend to support societal arguments that align with our own special interests. We want what we want, but are...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Digital Footrace: Landlords need to know tech options today
As CRE tech continues its rapid advancement, landlords who haven’t done so need to make moves to bring their technological...
The Long View »
Retail strategies to survive, and thrive, in 2018
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-01-23
In the time it takes you to read this sentence you could have Googled “the power of innovation” and your...
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 »
Should the Ontario Municipal Board be overhauled?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2017-09-21
In Toronto, people regularly complain that they can’t find an affordable place to buy or rent, but they also complain...
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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