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John Clark BIZ A fairer way to implement property assessments?

John Clark | 2017-02-16
Last week, I took part in a stakeholders meeting with Ontario’s Municipal Property Assessment Corp. (MPAC) on how the process...

John Clark BIZ Volatility strikes the latest round of commercial property assessments

John Clark | 2017-02-02
Property values go up and property values go down. It’s the nature of the beast, driven by the vagaries of...

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...

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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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