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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

National Viewpoint »
Homeownership a wise goal for all Canadians
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-02-27
Over the past few years, demographics regarding homeownership in Canada have changed, especially for those entering the marketplace – largely...
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...
Value: Weighed and Measured »
The need to make tax rebates for vacancies fairer for everyone
There is a perception among some municipal officials that commercial property owners, by and large, would rather have a tax...
The Long View »
Understanding and investing in commercial real estate
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-03-19
Too often you hear a phrase that is commonly used and you have a rough idea what it means without...
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...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Slower but sustained growth in Saskatoon
With a certain weaker economy currently in play, the City of Saskatoon has released their newest projections for growth in...
Capital Commentary »
The power of the second mortgage
Many people think of second mortgages as an option reserved for riskier deals or under-capitalized borrowers. The truth is that...
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 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...
The Numbers Game »
If you hate condos, you should hope that more get built
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2016-09-30
A lot of people don’t like condominium apartments, they would never live in them, and they don’t like that they...
The Strategic Broker »
Advisors obliged to provide innovative options
Sean Tait | The Strategic Broker | 2017-03-27
Be it in technology, processes, or simply mindset, consumers are frequently ahead of business in the adoption of new best...
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...
Westcoast News »
Is there room for public art in industrial buildings?
Cori Howard | Westcoast News | 2016-09-28
Vancouver’s PC Urban has voluntarily commissioned two public installations for their upcoming industrial buildings and in doing so, have shaken...
The Petrus Report »
Real estate trades then and now … negative leverage then and positive leverage now
Pierre Gagne | The Petrus Report | 2016-05-09
Why do we all hear grievances that prices in commercial real estate are too high when Marshnet reports sales/purchases of...
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...
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