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BIZ Phase 1, 2 and 3 Environmental Site Assessments (“ESA”) – A Very Basic Primer

Darrell Gold | 2014-06-12
This article has been contributed by Darrell Gold LLB with Robins Appleby LLP.As a real estate lawyer whose practice is...

BIZ Why do I owe my broker a commission if my property was not sold?

Darrell Gold | 2014-06-05
Many readers of this newsletter own a home and some may also own or come to own commercial properties. At...

BIZ SPAM (Not the kind in the Can) – Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) – In Force July 1, 2014 – Are You Ready?

Darrell Gold | 2014-04-30
You may already be receiving specific e-mail notices from businesses asking you to “click to consent” to continue receiving their...

BIZ Representations v. warranties – Are they different? Do you know the difference?

Darrell Gold | 2014-02-19
Almost every agreement, including many leases, contain clauses that purport to be representations and/or warranties. In many cases the parties...

BIZ Relief from forfeiture: When does changing the locks make you less secure?

Darrell Gold | 2014-02-06
Typically, changing old locks for new ones should make your premises more secure. However, in the context of commercial leases,...

Darrell Gold BIZ Are you at risk on January 1, 2014? Hiring a contractor and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act

Darrell Gold | 2013-12-04
This article has been contributed by Darrell Gold LLB with Robins Appleby & Taub LLP.Starting January 1, 2013, almost everyone in...

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Carbon and real estate: Looking for some beachfront property?
What impact will a price on carbon have on real estate? It’s an important question, but it only reflects part...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Real estate as a business investment
All commercial real estate deals have a factor of uniqueness which sets them apart from other investments. That said, there...
The People Space »
People Space: Board changes at Cominar, Delma’s new CEO
Don Wilcox | The People Space | 2018-12-06
Cominar REIT announced further changes to its board of trustees, including the resignation of chairman Alban D’Amours who will not...
The Long View »
Canadian commercial real estate: An investor’s best-kept secret?
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-08-28
At a time when it appears politics is just another reality TV show, it seems too many people are willing...
Commercial Real Estate Insider »
Embracing Power over Ethernet technology
As occupants of The Edge office building in Amsterdam approach the parking garage, cameras recognize their car license plates and...
In The Condo Know »
‘Vertical city': True mixed-use condos catch on in Ottawa
Derek Nzeribe | In The Condo Know | 2018-09-06
Master-planned, mixed-use communities are looking up in Ottawa. Our city is following in the footsteps of other large urban centres...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Jonathan Pearce discusses future of CRE
It’s always useful to get perspective on the outlook for commercial real estate by engaging in a dialogue with an...
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...
Online Private Equity »
A primer on REITs, MICs, funds and SPV investing
In this article we will be discussing different types of pooled investments including Private Direct Investing via Asset Specific Pools,...
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 »
Toronto condo market: Will it follow Vancouver, N.Y. or Phoenix?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2018-08-02
About 10 years ago, you’d often see new condo investor marketing pieces with projected unit carrying costs that would spell...
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
Today, millions of Canadians have been blessed with unprecedented wealth due in large part to one key financial asset: their...
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