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BIZ Phase 1, 2 and 3 Environmental Site Assessments (“ESA”) – A Very Basic Primer

Darrell Gold | 2014-06-12
This article has been contributed by Darrell Gold LLB with Robins Appleby LLP.As a real estate lawyer whose practice is...

BIZ Why do I owe my broker a commission if my property was not sold?

Darrell Gold | 2014-06-05
Many readers of this newsletter own a home and some may also own or come to own commercial properties. At...

BIZ SPAM (Not the kind in the Can) – Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) – In Force July 1, 2014 – Are You Ready?

Darrell Gold | 2014-04-30
You may already be receiving specific e-mail notices from businesses asking you to “click to consent” to continue receiving their...

BIZ Representations v. warranties – Are they different? Do you know the difference?

Darrell Gold | 2014-02-19
Almost every agreement, including many leases, contain clauses that purport to be representations and/or warranties. In many cases the parties...

BIZ Relief from forfeiture: When does changing the locks make you less secure?

Darrell Gold | 2014-02-06
Typically, changing old locks for new ones should make your premises more secure. However, in the context of commercial leases,...

Darrell Gold BIZ Are you at risk on January 1, 2014? Hiring a contractor and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act

Darrell Gold | 2013-12-04
This article has been contributed by Darrell Gold LLB with Robins Appleby & Taub LLP.Starting January 1, 2013, almost everyone in...

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Can affordable housing and rapid mass transit co-exist?
Rapid mass transit is often regarded as the prescription for cities suffering from traffic congestion. A way for urbanites to...
Commercial Real Estate Insider »
Hydro usage penalties, and how businesses can avoid them
Thousands of Canadian businesses are unwittingly paying hydro penalties which are, in most cases, buried in their monthly hydro bills....
The Long View »
Building better communities, one shopping centre at a time
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-05-08
For too long, suburban living has been perceived to be all about the automobile, home-ownership, detached properties and sometimes a...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
H&M swings open its doors in Regina
Over a year ago, it was announced Regina’s downtown Cornwall Centre was getting an H&M store. The store opened this...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Choosing a CRE Tech Platform: Find a solution you’ll stick with
Today’s CRE Tech space hardly resembles the world in which my co-founders and I launched VTS in 2012. Back then,...
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 »
Can mid-sized homebuilders survive influx of public money?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2018-04-26
When I started my career 15 years ago in Texas, most major homebuilders in Dallas operated across the state, and...
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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