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Cominar REIT is selling $1.14B in non-core market assets to Slate Asset Management. It also intends to sell up to $1.5B in core market properties in 2018. BIZ Ex-CEO Dallaire resigns as chair of Cominar REIT board

RENX Staff | 2018-02-13
The transformation of Cominar REIT continued Monday. The trust, in the midst of a major selloff of assets valued at...

Jackson Port Retail BIZ ReDev Properties expands into commercial construction

Mario Toneguzzi | 2018-02-13
Canadian commercial real estate owner and manager ReDev Properties has launched a new commercial construction division as the company positions...

Manitoba property developer and manager Shindico is set to breathe new life into the former Target store near the city's airport. This rendering shows the proposed look for Plaza at Polo Park. BIZ Finally! Former Winnipeg Target store gets new life

Joel Schlesinger | 2018-02-08
When Shindico landed the first urban-format Target in Canada in 2013, it was supposed to be the finest of feathers...

Neil Cunningham is the new president and CEO, of PSP Investments (CNW Group/PSP Investments) BIZ Bourbonnais departs, Cunningham new CEO at PSP Investments

RENX Staff | 2018-02-08
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has a new man at the top. Effective immediately, Neil Cunningham has...

The Maker Exchange is one of two new office developments planned in the historic Railtown district of Vancouver. BIZ Two new office developments in Vancouver’s Railtown

Mario Toneguzzi | 2018-02-08
A Vancouver-based developer is planning to build two new office buildings in the historic Railtown district. Brian Roche, founder of...

The Ossington, the first rental project for Toronto home builder Dunpar Homes. BIZ Dunpar enters Toronto rental market with The Ossington

Steve McLean | 2018-02-08
While Dunpar Homes has been building houses across the GTA for more than 30 years, The Ossington is its first...

Featured Columns

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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