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An aerial view of Calaway Park, located just outside Calgary, Alta. (Google Maps image) BIZ Calgary’s Calaway Park still thrills, 35 years later

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-09-19
I spent this past Saturday enjoying the sights and sounds of Calgary’s entertainment wonderland, Calaway Park. Not much has changed...

Kelly Macsymic BIZ Making grocery shopping more convenient since 1974

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-09-07
I’m about to really date myself here, but as a kid do you remember going to the grocery store and...

Office vacancy rates are slowly dropping in Saskatchewan markets. BIZ Slow improvement in Saskatchewan office markets

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-08-24
People often ask me if Saskatoon has lulls or slower periods in commercial real estate sales and leasing. My typical...

Kelly Macsymic BIZ Why so shy? The undisclosed buyer

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-08-17
Most commercial real estate transaction are negotiated between parties with full disclosure as to who each party is. So why...

Reasonable municipal architectural controls can help avoid situations where adjacent buildings have widely disparate front elevations or other exterior treatments. BIZ An argument for municipal controls on architecture

Barry Stuart | 2017-08-03
We as professionals in the commercial real estate industry can be known to talk out of both sides of our...

Craft Breweries image. BIZ Craft breweries: The next big thing

Kelly Macsymic | 2017-08-01
What do craft breweries and frozen yogurt have in common? Both industries enjoyed strong entry into our Saskatchewan market and...

Featured Columns

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...
Value: Weighed and Measured »
Is in-store retail an investment opportunity?
Ottawa has a locally owned and operated toy store called Playvalue. Several years ago, this retailer relocated from a central...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Will remote working trend kill the office market?
Advances in technology and networking have allowed a number of companies to offer employees the option of remote working from...
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 Long View »
Retail is not going anywhere; it’s just changing
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-10-05
It is hard to believe the hype surrounding the announcement that Target was coming to Canada just FOUR years ago....
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 »
The truth behind GTA home prices
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-08-17
Cause and effect; supply and demand – the reasons for record high new home prices in the GTA are a...
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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