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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...

Ben Myers BIZ The greenbelt’s collateral damage

Ben Myers | 2016-06-14
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced in May that Ontario is proposing to grow the Greenbelt. Ontario’s Greenbelt...

Ben Myers BIZ Are millennials still interested in buying homes?

Ben Myers | 2016-03-31
Canada is in the midst of a rental housing boom, every major city is building at near-record-level highs. As of...

Ben Myers BIZ Is housing about affordability or desirability?

Ben Myers | 2015-11-04
Earlier this month, I attended the Urban Land Institute’s first Toronto Symposium, a conference intended to foster debate on city...

Ben Myers BIZ Investors are reshaping the Toronto high-rise condo market

Ben Myers | 2015-09-01
The average unsold new condominium in the Greater Toronto Area suburbs was 865 square feet, according to June data from...

Ben Myers BIZ How do real estate professionals prepare for the next big crash?

Ben Myers | 2015-05-10
I fell into real estate research as a career nearly 15 years ago. I’ve tracked millions of numbers, followed thousands...

Featured Columns

National Viewpoint »
What is causing Canadian home prices to rise? – Bob Finnigan, President, CHBA
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-02-06
There’s been a lot of recent media attention lately about foreign home buyers fueling the rise in prices. The ...
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 »
A fairer way to implement property assessments?
Last week, I took part in a stakeholders meeting with Ontario’s Municipal Property Assessment Corp. (MPAC) on how the process...
The Long View »
Getting back into gear in Alberta
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-01-02
The holiday season is usually an opportunity to reflect and rejoice. In recent months, there has been a lot of...
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 »
Turn a negative into a positive
Mainstream media is quick to report the bad news in our world. We can’t ignore the negative but the creativity...
Capital Commentary »
Time to build purpose built rental units?
Condominium construction has dominated the residential development space for a number of years now. This was primarily due to the...
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 »
On ‘dealing with’ clients
Sean Tait | The Strategic Broker | 2017-02-21
Have you every commented in passing that you must “deal with a client”? This casual turn of phrase carries weight. ...
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...
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