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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...

John Clark BIZ Would you like a $1.7M property taxes refund?

John Clark | 2016-09-28
If your MPAC assessment doesn’t have you seeing red, maybe it should. You may recall a few posts back I...

John Clark BIZ A close look at that assessment notice could be worth tens of $1,000s to your bottom line

John Clark | 2016-09-10
If you operate a business in Ontario you pay property taxes. Mark Oct. 18 on your calendar. ...

John Clark BIZ Is the driverless car bringing a shakeup to real estate?

John Clark | 2016-08-26
Self-driving, driverless, autonomous – call it what you will, but a car on the road without a driver behind the...

John Clark BIZ How many red buildings do you have in your portfolio?

John Clark | 2016-08-11
Last year temperatures were the hottest on record, by a wide margin. According to the experts, it was a combination...

Featured Columns

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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