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Derek Lobo BIZ Understanding cap rates in the apartment sector

Derek Lobo | 2016-02-16
Capitalization rates, or cap rates, are a way of estimating the general rate of return of an apartment building by...

Derek Lobo BIZ Condominiums incubating next rental apartment boom

Derek Lobo | 2016-01-20
In Canada, especially in heated real estate markets such as Vancouver and Toronto, pundits are looking at the rush of...

Derek Lobo BIZ Learning self-storage helps me better understand apartments

Derek Lobo | 2015-11-25
It’s good to find the right niche when it comes to brokering real estate. For years, I’ve focused on the...

Derek Lobo BIZ The role of the asset manager in rental apartment buildings

Derek Lobo | 2015-10-07
In my two most recent columns, we discussed what asset management was and how it enabled owners of and investors...

Derek Lobo BIZ Apartment construction helps housing market

Derek Lobo | 2015-09-29
The housing market in Canada continued to defy expectations over the summer. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released some good...

Derek Lobo BIZ The opportunities of asset management

Derek Lobo | 2015-09-10
In the previous column, we discussed how asset management is changing the way we viewed purpose-built rental apartments. Using a data-driven...

Featured Columns

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...
Value: Weighed and Measured »
The only thing driving Canada’s housing market? Supply and demand
I read a story in the Financial Times recently with a rather misleading headline, “Covered bonds: The European link to...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Why so shy? The undisclosed buyer
Most commercial real estate transaction are negotiated between parties with full disclosure as to who each party is. So why...
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 Long View »
Avoid the unexpected through good planning
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-08-15
Thirty years ago, Geraldo Rivera created a media sensation with a TV show that focused on the opening of a...
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 »
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...
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 »
The truth behind GTA home prices
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-08-17
Cause and effect; supply and demand – the reasons for record high new home prices in the GTA are a...
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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