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Molok waste containers, which are built semi-underground, are becoming increasingly popular. BIZ Community plazas thrive when they look good

Richard Crenian | 2017-12-07
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a phrase you’ve heard many times, but when it comes to plazas...

Richard Crenian BIZ Retail is not going anywhere; it’s just changing

Richard Crenian | 2017-10-05
It is hard to believe the hype surrounding the announcement that Target was coming to Canada just FOUR years ago....

Planning ahead can save you trouble after signing a lease contract. BIZ Avoid the unexpected through good planning

Richard Crenian | 2017-08-15
Thirty years ago, Geraldo Rivera created a media sensation with a TV show that focused on the opening of a...

Richard Crenian BIZ Understanding and investing in commercial real estate

Richard Crenian | 2017-03-19
Too often you hear a phrase that is commonly used and you have a rough idea what it means without...

Richard Crenian BIZ Getting back into gear in Alberta

Richard Crenian | 2017-01-02
The holiday season is usually an opportunity to reflect and rejoice. In recent months, there has been a lot of...

Richard Crenian BIZ Buyer beware

Richard Crenian | 2016-11-14
Property owners need to be on top of environmental regulations It’s a challenging time in the commercial property development industry....

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Major real estate deals thanks to quantitative easing?
When Ottawa experienced the largest commercial real estate deal in its history last fall, one of the insiders noted in...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Saskatoon’s industrial vacancy declined in 2017
We have to go back to 2014 to find a drop in Saskatoon’s industrial real estate vacancy. After a two-year...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Digital Footrace: Landlords need to know tech options today
As CRE tech continues its rapid advancement, landlords who haven’t done so need to make moves to bring their technological...
The Long View »
Community plazas thrive when they look good
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-12-07
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a phrase you’ve heard many times, but when it comes to plazas...
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...
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 »
Should the Ontario Municipal Board be overhauled?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2017-09-21
In Toronto, people regularly complain that they can’t find an affordable place to buy or rent, but they also complain...
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
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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