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Kelly Macsymic, ICR Commercial, Saskatoon. BIZ New Horizons idea failed miserably . . . or did it?

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-10-11
Have you ever stumbled onto one of those websites that features abandoned spaces? My favourites are old malls. Once a...

GRAPHIC: Average Cap Rate Trends. BIZ The relationship between cap rates and interest rates

Barry Stuart | 2018-10-04
Earlier this week, I forwarded a client some historical data on Saskatoon commercial real estate capitalization rates. He came back...

Barry Stuart, ICR Commercial BIZ What’s an ideal amount to invest in commercial real estate?

Barry Stuart | 2018-09-20
For the purpose of this conversation, let’s assume you are sitting on cash or liquid asset(s) and have decided to...

Kelly Macsymic, ICR Commercial, Saskatoon. BIZ Convenience store shakeups across Saskatoon

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-09-18
Have you noticed any changes in the convenience store staples in Saskatoon? There are a few changes happening which are...

Barry Stuart, ICR Commercial BIZ 1,000 lease changes later . . .

Barry Stuart | 2018-09-06
Receiving that first response from a tenant we’ve not encountered before, after waiting for their review of a lease, is...

Kelly Macsymic, ICR Commercial, Saskatoon. BIZ Prime retail space remains elusive in Saskatoon

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-08-30
One of my biggest challenges is finding the right fit for tenants. In a commercial landscape which remains under-serviced for...

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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