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Ben Myers operates the boutique residential real estate advisory firm Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc. BIZ Toronto condo market: Will it follow Vancouver, N.Y. or Phoenix?

Ben Myers | 2018-08-02
About 10 years ago, you’d often see new condo investor marketing pieces with projected unit carrying costs that would spell...

Ben Myers operates the boutique residential real estate advisory firm Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc. BIZ Who sets new homes prices, the market or developers?

Ben Myers | 2018-06-14
A frequent talking point among southwestern Ontario new condominium and apartment developers this year is the sharp increase in construction...

Ben Myers operates the boutique residential real estate advisory firm Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc. BIZ Can mid-sized homebuilders survive influx of public money?

Ben Myers | 2018-04-26
When I started my career 15 years ago in Texas, most major homebuilders in Dallas operated across the state, and...

Ben Myers BIZ Should the Ontario Municipal Board be overhauled?

Ben Myers | 2017-09-21
In Toronto, people regularly complain that they can’t find an affordable place to buy or rent, but they also complain...

Housing image. BIZ Does Toronto have a condo-flipping problem?

Ben Myers | 2017-05-11
Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa recently railed against “property scalpers” in the Toronto new housing market, and the recently...

Ben Myers BIZ If you hate condos, you should hope that more get built

Ben Myers | 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...

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Don Wilcox | The People Space | 2018-09-25
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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 »
Why sales-leasebacks appeal to modern corporations
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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...
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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
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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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