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Columnist John Clark. BIZ Don’t let the failures spook us from new technology

John Clark | 2018-04-24
The media buzz these days about driverless vehicles gleefully fixates on the failures and the blood shed as much as...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ Hot housing markets suffer corrections . . . always

John Clark | 2018-04-12
Lemmings get a bum rap. The cute little Arctic rodents don’t jump into the sea in a fit of mass...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ With rapid transit expansion, today’s outliers are future darlings

John Clark | 2018-04-03
Earlier in the year, I wrote a piece about the draw of the urban core for the kinds of businesses...

John Clark BIZ The impact on real estate in a Johnny Cab world

John Clark | 2018-03-15
What will a future with autonomous vehicles on the road really look like? I think they nailed it quite well...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ Only ‘non-traditional’ approaches will fix socio-economic woes

John Clark | 2018-03-01
Ever hear that old line about insanity? It’s defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ Speculative foreign real estate buying: Chronic issue or red herring?

John Clark | 2018-02-14
In this column a couple of years ago, I asked the question “are we at risk of becoming tenants in...

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Value: Weighed and Measured »
Don’t let the failures spook us from new technology
The media buzz these days about driverless vehicles gleefully fixates on the failures and the blood shed as much as...
Commercial Real Estate Insider »
Hydro usage penalties, and how businesses can avoid them
Thousands of Canadian businesses are unwittingly paying hydro penalties which are, in most cases, buried in their monthly hydro bills....
The Long View »
Local library renaissance an opportunity for landlords
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-03-06
Board any public transit vehicle and have a quick look at your fellow passengers, you’ll be hard pressed to find...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Saskatoon retail market remains stable
ICR’s latest retail report has just been released, which reveals that despite a small increase in available space in 2017,...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Choosing a CRE Tech Platform: Find a solution you’ll stick with
Today’s CRE Tech space hardly resembles the world in which my co-founders and I launched VTS in 2012. Back then,...
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 »
Can mid-sized homebuilders survive influx of public money?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2018-04-26
When I started my career 15 years ago in Texas, most major homebuilders in Dallas operated across the state, and...
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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