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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....

Richard Crenian BIZ Staying true to its character will help Fort McMurray rise from the ashes

Richard Crenian | 2016-10-14
Few cities epitomize the word resilience as much as Fort McMurray. Its fortunes have been largely dependent on being able...

Richard Crenian BIZ Working with municipalities

Richard Crenian | 2016-09-07
Often, builder and property owners don’t recognize the challenges of working with municipalities until it’s too late. Mitigating some of...

Featured Columns

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...
Value: Weighed and Measured »
What happens when insurers say, ‘Enough’?
On the West Coast, where it’s only a matter of time before the Big One, or more than one, hits...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Calgary’s Calaway Park still thrills, 35 years later
I spent this past Saturday enjoying the sights and sounds of Calgary’s entertainment wonderland, Calaway Park. Not much has changed...
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 Long View »
Avoid the unexpected through good planning
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-08-15
Thirty years ago, Geraldo Rivera created a media sensation with a TV show that focused on the opening of a...
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 »
The truth behind GTA home prices
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-08-17
Cause and effect; supply and demand – the reasons for record high new home prices in the GTA are a...
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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