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John Clark BIZ The impact on real estate in a Johnny Cab world

John Clark | 2018-03-15
What will a future with autonomous vehicles on the road really look like? I think they nailed it quite well...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ Only ‘non-traditional’ approaches will fix socio-economic woes

John Clark | 2018-03-01
Ever hear that old line about insanity? It’s defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ Speculative foreign real estate buying: Chronic issue or red herring?

John Clark | 2018-02-14
In this column a couple of years ago, I asked the question “are we at risk of becoming tenants in...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ Is high tech a core condo, or a suburban McMansion?

John Clark | 2018-02-01
In urban centres across Canada, there are those business parks in the suburbs. You know the ones. They have a...

The sale of Constitution Square in downtown Ottawa was the city's largest-ever commercial real estate transaction. (Google Street View) BIZ Major real estate deals thanks to quantitative easing?

John Clark | 2018-01-16
When Ottawa experienced the largest commercial real estate deal in its history last fall, one of the insiders noted in...

Columnist John Clark. BIZ Recognize when home ownership is too costly

John Clark | 2018-01-02
Do you like it? Can you afford it? Will you be able to maintain it? These are the criteria that...

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