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Image: Mark E. Rose, CEO, Avison Young BIZ Avison Young’s ‘full global expansion’ kicks into high gear

Don Wilcox | 2018-11-09
Avison Young CEO Mark Rose says his firm has been hoping to purchase U.K.-based GVA for years. This week, the...

IMAGE: A spike in construction costs is hitting the British Columbia development industry hard, panelists said at a recent Vancouver forum. (Image courtesy Omicron) BIZ Labour, materials cause big spike in B.C. construction costs

Evan Duggan | 2018-11-08
The construction cost escalation rate in B.C. this year could be as high as 12 per cent, industry stakeholders said...

IMAGE: The Frontier is Phase I of a residential development by RioCan Living near Ottawa's Gloucester Silver City shopping centre. (Rendering courtesy RioCan) BIZ Higher big city leasing rates buoy RioCan’s financial outlook

Don Wilcox | 2018-11-08
Rising interest rates and changing economic conditions are causing a slowdown in RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust’s efforts to divest...

IMAGE: Heather C. Kirk has been named Cominar's new executive vice president and chief financial officer. (Image courtesy Cominar) BIZ The People Space: Kirk joins Cominar, Roth advises AY…

Don Wilcox | 2018-11-08
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust has hired Heather C. Kirk as executive vice-president and chief financial officer effective December 3....

IMAGE: MetaProp NYC's Zak Schwarzman moderated a discussion with Enertiv's Connell McGill, Waypoint's Diane Vrkic, Manulife's Maria Aiello and RYCOM's Casey Witcowicz. (RENX photo, Steve McLean) BIZ Growing PropTech sector offers opportunity, challenges

Steve McLean | 2018-11-08
During 2013 venture investors sank $650 million into property technology, but that number ballooned to $2.2 billion in September alone...

Kelly Macsymic, ICR Commercial, Saskatoon. BIZ Does Saskatoon need a daily Farmers’ Market?

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-11-08
The City of Saskatoon has officially put out a tender to lease the Farmers’ Market building in Riversdale. The facility...

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Who is really doing the homebuying in our mad markets?
The residential real estate markets in Toronto and Vancouver can only be described as surreal. The home buyers just keep...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Does Saskatoon need a daily Farmers’ Market?
The City of Saskatoon has officially put out a tender to lease the Farmers’ Market building in Riversdale. The facility...
The People Space »
People Space: GWL promotes Finkbeiner, new CFOs at Morguard…
Don Wilcox | The People Space | 2018-11-12
Great-West Lifeco has appointed Paul Finkbeiner to the new position of executive vice-president, global head of real estate. Finkbeiner, who...
The Long View »
Canadian commercial real estate: An investor’s best-kept secret?
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-08-28
At a time when it appears politics is just another reality TV show, it seems too many people are willing...
Commercial Real Estate Insider »
Why sales-leasebacks appeal to modern corporations
Companies seeking ways to increase capital could literally be sitting on a viable solution says Dave Anderson of Cushman and...
In The Condo Know »
‘Vertical city': True mixed-use condos catch on in Ottawa
Derek Nzeribe | In The Condo Know | 2018-09-06
Master-planned, mixed-use communities are looking up in Ottawa. Our city is following in the footsteps of other large urban centres...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Jonathan Pearce discusses future of CRE
It’s always useful to get perspective on the outlook for commercial real estate by engaging in a dialogue with an...
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...
Online Private Equity »
A primer on REITs, MICs, funds and SPV investing
In this article we will be discussing different types of pooled investments including Private Direct Investing via Asset Specific Pools,...
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 »
Toronto condo market: Will it follow Vancouver, N.Y. or Phoenix?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2018-08-02
About 10 years ago, you’d often see new condo investor marketing pieces with projected unit carrying costs that would spell...
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
Today, millions of Canadians have been blessed with unprecedented wealth due in large part to one key financial asset: their...
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