The Apartment Building Expert

Property Biz Content:

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 »
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 »
Kindersley remains a hot spot for Saskatchewan oil drilling
Despite a rough patch for oil in 2016 drilling activity actually increased in Kindersley, one of Saskatchewan’s growing secondary markets. ...
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...
↑ Back to Top