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Derek Lobo BIZ From property management to asset management

Derek Lobo | 2015-08-19
There’s been a change in the language you hear around the purpose-built rental apartment industry. It’s subtle, but it’s profound....

Derek Lobo BIZ The Americans are coming

Derek Lobo | 2015-07-23
Canada’s real estate industry is part of a worldwide market. Developers from within Canada have seen tremendous returns building housing...

Derek Lobo BIZ Retrofits can save energy and money

Derek Lobo | 2015-07-08
It’s getting to be a greener world out there. Not only are alternative energy sources gaining ground in the marketplace,...

Derek Lobo BIZ Why can’t apartments be more like hotels?

Derek Lobo | 2015-06-03
I travel a lot for my work and I’ve seen more than my share of hotel beds. I know few...

Derek Lobo BIZ Millennials and seniors have different apartment needs

Derek Lobo | 2015-05-19
A colleague of mine recently reminisced about his first apartment after university. This was 20 years ago. He’d found a...

Derek Lobo BIZ Student housing demand stronger than ever

Derek Lobo | 2015-04-15
For years I have been an advocate for the construction of more purpose-built off-campus student housing. I saw student housing...

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 »
‘Water frontage’ and ‘river view’ still great selling points?
Some 1,200 homeowners in the Ottawa-Gatineau area are facing costly repairs if not outright reconstruction in the wake of this...
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 »
Three questions to ask when leasing industrial
Even the most seasoned tenant can miss some pretty vital points when investigating new space. It’s certainly more challenging for...
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 »
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...
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...
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 »
B.C. is proof foreign buyer tax won’t cool hot housing prices
Cori Howard | Westcoast News | 2017-04-21
As the Ontario government begins implementing regulatory measures to improve affordability, news in B.C. is that our tax-induced housing correction...
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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