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John Clark BIZ Canada at the mercy of every twitch and grunt in 2017

John Clark | 2017-01-12
It’s time for cautious investors to tread carefully and even the most daring to check and recheck their facts before...

John Clark BIZ A new year christened by economic contradiction

John Clark | 2017-01-09
Prices in Vancouver’s housing market have jumped by 40 per cent this year. The price of a typical single-family home...

John Clark BIZ A railway boom for Ontario and Quebec is long overdue

John Clark | 2016-12-09
Shortly after the Liberal win in the last federal election, I wrote about how today’s infrastructure builds become tomorrow’s real...

John Clark BIZ We can’t afford to keep treating public infrastructure as a public asset

John Clark | 2016-11-30
The Liberals want to create an “infrastructure bank.” We won’t get the full details until the 2017 budget, but we...

John Clark BIZ The healing circle comes to Ontario’s Assessment Review Board

John Clark | 2016-11-06
It’s possible that the single largest source of conflict between taxpayers and government is assessment for property taxes. Challenging a...

John Clark BIZ Ontario’s vacancy rebate: Emergency rations for geese that lay golden eggs

John Clark | 2016-10-16
Last year, the City of Ottawa handed out more than $11 million in property tax rebates on vacant or partly...

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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...
Value: Weighed and Measured »
Canada at the mercy of every twitch and grunt in 2017
It’s time for cautious investors to tread carefully and even the most daring to check and recheck their facts before...
Finance Re-imagined »
Why is world capital attracted to Vancouver Real Estate?
Real estate has traditionally been considered an illiquid asset. But in Vancouver’s red-hot market, that’s changing. Let’s look specifically at...
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...
The Crowdfunding Corner »
Access Private Equity (PE) through crowdfunding portals
A 2016 McKinsey Global Institute report suggests the combination of higher interest rates, lower economic growth and weak corporate profits...
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 Saskatchewan Edge »
Steady as she goes, in Saskatoon CRE
ICR has collected the fourth quarter results for 2016 and though commercial vacancy remains higher than average in some sectors,...
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...
Let's Make Things Interesting »
When science fiction becomes science fact
Duncan Stewart, the Director of Telecommunications, Media and Technology at Deloitte, is predicting the future. With a background in science...
The Strategic Broker »
Compensated cooperation
You didn’t get into the commercial real estate business to lose money. But did you know that the existing business...
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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