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Office vacancy rates are slowly dropping in Saskatchewan markets. BIZ Slow improvement in Saskatchewan office markets

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-08-24
People often ask me if Saskatoon has lulls or slower periods in commercial real estate sales and leasing. My typical...

Kelly Macsymic BIZ Why so shy? The undisclosed buyer

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-08-17
Most commercial real estate transaction are negotiated between parties with full disclosure as to who each party is. So why...

Reasonable municipal architectural controls can help avoid situations where adjacent buildings have widely disparate front elevations or other exterior treatments. BIZ An argument for municipal controls on architecture

Barry Stuart | 2017-08-03
We as professionals in the commercial real estate industry can be known to talk out of both sides of our...

Craft Breweries image. BIZ Craft breweries: The next big thing

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-08-01
What do craft breweries and frozen yogurt have in common? Both industries enjoyed strong entry into our Saskatchewan market and...

Commercial real estate broker. BIZ Will the commercial real estate broker become extinct?

Barry Stuart | 2017-07-20
With the pace of technological change accelerating, it is not reasonably possible for businesses to plan further than five years...

Homegrown Canadian company Sunrise Records has stepped into the breach since the departure of HMV. BIZ Long live record stores: Sunrise rises from HMV’s ashes

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-07-18
The Buggles famously sang “Video Killed the Radio Star” but streaming hasn’t quite put the final nail in the bricks...

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Value: Weighed and Measured »
Speculative foreign real estate buying: Chronic issue or red herring?
In this column a couple of years ago, I asked the question “are we at risk of becoming tenants in...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Suburban growth vs. urban densification
We tend to support societal arguments that align with our own special interests. We want what we want, but are...
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 »
Retail strategies to survive, and thrive, in 2018
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-01-23
In the time it takes you to read this sentence you could have Googled “the power of innovation” and your...
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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