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Columnist John Clark. BIZ Where diversity is embraced, real estate will thrive

John Clark | 2017-07-13
Have you ever heard of Vanuatu? It’s a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretches...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ If you thought railways had a major impact on RE . . .

John Clark | 2017-06-22
It took only 30 years for the railway to reshape the British landscape, the British economy and the very fabric...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ Suburban development issues need serious solutions

John Clark | 2017-06-08
Ottawa may have a reputation as a city that still thinks it’s a town, but as anyone who visits here...

Flooding. BIZ ‘Water frontage’ and ‘river view’ still great selling points?

John Clark | 2017-05-23
Some 1,200 homeowners in the Ottawa-Gatineau area are facing costly repairs if not outright reconstruction in the wake of this...

Housing image. BIZ Housing, income and making Ontario communities livable

John Clark | 2017-05-04
Cooling Ontario’s blistering housing market and providing a basic income to everyone – what social-economic impacts will these moves by...

John Clark BIZ Big city working, small town living: Best of both worlds

John Clark | 2017-04-18
What is it going to take to motivate people to return to small town Canada? Towns and smaller cities continue...

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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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