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Barry Stuart, ICR Commercial BIZ What’s missing in Saskatchewan gov’t asset sale discussion

Barry Stuart | 2018-03-29
The discussion regarding crown participation in the private sector surfaced again recently. A news story was published stating the Saskatchewan...

Kelly Macysmic, ICR Commercial, Saskatoon. BIZ Downtown Saskatoon arena to replace SaskTel Centre?

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-03-22
I didn’t live in Saskatoon when the SaskTel Centre was built in 1988, but from what I’ve read the location...

Saskatoon downtown office vacancy BIZ Saskatoon office market facts you need to know

Barry Stuart | 2018-03-20
Many are surprised to learn there is in fact a void in a sector of the Saskatoon downtown office market....

Kelly Macysmic, ICR Commercial, Saskatoon. BIZ ABCs of leasing: When it isn’t going to work

Kelly Macsymic | 2018-03-08
The lease is signed, you’ve moved in and you’re open for business. Negotiations were tough, but you came to an...

Barry Stuart BIZ Where are all the female commercial real estate agents?

Barry Stuart | 2018-02-27
I ask this question because I believe women bring great value to our profession. It’s difficult to locate the current...

Barry Stuart BIZ Suburban growth vs. urban densification

Barry Stuart | 2018-02-08
We tend to support societal arguments that align with our own special interests. We want what we want, but are...

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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 »
Still passionate after 40 years . . . just getting started
I was 20 years old when I made my first serious attempt at selling myself. I had come to the...
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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