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Synthia Kloot Senior Vice President, Operations, Colliers International
Oliver Tighe Executive Managing Director, Commercial Appraisal Group, Colliers
Tanya Nicholson Director, Marketing, Landlord and Investment Sales, Colliers International
Madeleine Nicholls Managing Director, GTA, Colliers
David Bowden Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy and Consulting, Colliers Canada
Scott Bowden Head of Valuation & Advisory Services, Colliers Canada
Sarah Bramley and Amy Vuong Colliers International
Brendan Neeson Executive Director of Property Tax Services, Alberta, Colliers International
Lex Perry Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Research, Colliers Canada
Colliers National Multifamily Team, East, Colliers Colliers National Multifamily Team, East
Karl Innannen Managing Director, Broker, Colliers, Kitchener
Shiri Rosenberg Director of Asset Strategy, Innovation and Community Spaces, Colliers
Colin Alves & Jean-Marc Dube Colliers Toronto & Montreal
Janina Franceschutti Executive V-P, National Investment Services, Colliers Canada
Eric Horvath, CCIM Senior Vice President & Partner, Colliers
Adam Grisack Director, Valuation & Advisory Services, Colliers Canada
Eliezer Timolien Senior Research Analyst, Colliers
Robyn Baxter Senior Vice President & Co-Managing Director, Workplace Advisory, Colliers Canada
Arnold Fox Senior Vice President, Real Estate Broker, Montreal, Colliers
Alam Pirani Executive Managing Director, Colliers Hotels
Sarah Bramley Associate Vice President, Workplace Strategy & Innovation, Colliers
Bill Hennessey Managing Director, Moncton Brokerage, Colliers
Greg Taylor Managing Director, Halifax Brokerage, Colliers
Dayma Itamunoala Associate Vice President, Sales Representative, Toronto Brokerage, Colliers
Grant Evans Senior Vice President, Victoria Brokerage, Colliers
Lilian Kan Director, Development Management, Colliers Strategy & Consulting, Vancouver
Bonita Craig & Robyn Baxter Colliers Canada
Daniel Holmes President, Brokerage Services | Canada, Colliers
Sehaj Gill Associate Director, Property Tax Services, Colliers
Jane Domenico Senior Vice-President & National Lead, Retail Services
Robin McLuskie Managing Director, Canadian Hotel Brokerage, Colliers
Douglas Pulver Executive Managing Director, Colliers Vancouver
Pat Phillips Senior Vice President, Colliers Vancouver Brokerage
Rob Newman Senior Director of Property Tax Services, Colliers
Adam Jacobs Senior National Director, Research, Colliers Canada
Darrell Hurst Darrell Hurst, Senior Managing Director, Brokerage, Colliers
Jean-Marc Dubé and Arnold Fox Colliers Montreal
Robert Brazzell Managing Director, Ontario Property Tax Services, Colliers Canada
Damian Bernacik Director, Legal Services, Property Tax Services
Susan Thompson Associate Director of Research, Colliers Vancouver
Peter Garrigan, SIOR Executive Managing Director, Greater Toronto Area | Colliers Brokerage
Rob Purdy Executive Director, Colliers Canada’s Valuation and Advisory Services
Ryan McIver Senior Vice-President and Broker, Colliers Toronto
Tonya Lagrasta Head of ESG, Colliers Real Estate Management Services Canada

Ontario's property tax system is long past its expiry date

Commercial Taxes Ontario Jun. 10 2024

Whether among assessing authorities, municipalities, professional associations, or taxpayers, there is near, if not complete, unanimity that Ontario’s property tax system would function best with annual reassessments.

Ontario's property tax system is getting increasingly complex: What's the cause?

Commercial Taxes Ontario Mar. 15 2024

The property tax assessment cycle in Ontario has doubled in length; 2024 marks the eighth year of what was originally a four-year cycle. Much has been made of the impact of this delay on the increased complexity of assessment appeals. 

Space race: Competition is on to fill new, pricey offices amid higher vacancy, subleasing

Rob Purdy Commercial Office National Mar. 11 2024

There are various factors — some unforeseen, some fleeting, some game-changing — that are directing the office market into uncertain territory for many stakeholders.

A reassessment of Ontario's property tax system

Robert Brazzell Commercial Taxes Ontario Jan. 12 2024

Ontario’s property tax assessment appeals landscape has shifted from an informal administrative process to a litigious quasi-judicial battleground. Legislative amendments, operational changes at the Assessment Review Board, activist municipalities and recent board and court decisions have propelled this transformation.

After a year of uncertainty, expect more clarity on Toronto's CRE market in 2024

Peter Garrigan, SIOR Commercial Apartments Toronto / GTA Dec. 21 2023

Many stakeholders are grappling with questions around the macroeconomic conditions driving each asset class in the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) commercial property market, but the answers to those economic questions should arrive in the coming year.

How can Ontario property owners minimize property taxes in 2024?

Robert Brazzell Commercial Taxes Ontario Dec. 8 2023

Property taxes are among the largest operating expenses for commercial property owners. In today’s high interest rate and inflationary environment, proactive strategies are required to minimize, and not merely manage, this cost.

Bringing uniformity to New Brunswick tax assessments would ease many headaches

Rob Newman Commercial Taxes Atlantic Canada Sep. 28 2023

As a taxpayer, nothing’s more unsettling than knowing you’re being treated unfairly. For example: a developer who is constructing a multifamily apartment building reached out with a situation symbolic of a widespread issue in New Brunswick’s flawed property tax system.

Canada's evolving office market: Navigating trends, challenges in 2023

Colliers Canada Commercial Office National Sep. 15 2023

In the latter half of 2023, the narrative around Canada’s office market has continued to evolve. Trends emerging are influenced by stronger-than-expected labour statistics, remote work proof-of-concept, inflation and increasing interest rates, and the Great Resignation of 2021.

White-hot Metro Vancouver industrial market starts to cool, but new space still needed

Susan Thompson Commercial Industrial Metro Vancouver Aug. 21 2023

Metro Vancouver’s white-hot industrial property market is showing signs of cooling off, but strong demand and a shortage of space means the market still needs plenty of new workspace.

Navigating CRE in Vancouver: Resilience, growth and anticipation of a ‘downturn buster’

Douglas Pulver Commercial Market Trends Metro Vancouver Jul. 10 2023

Throughout my experience in the commercial real estate industry, I have witnessed several downturns in the Metro Vancouver market. While there are often similarities among these cycles, there are also distinct differences.

Hotel outlook bright as Canadian tourism in solid recovery mode 

Adam Jacobs Commercial Hotels and Resorts National May. 31 2023

Canada's hospitality industry is enjoying a post-pandemic recovery, stemming from rising guest demand, investor optimism and a healthy transaction market by a variety of capital sources. 

CRE in Canada needs boost from nature to help tackle climate change

Tonya Lagrasta Commercial ESG National May. 10 2023

Tackling climate change and progressing toward sustainability goals across Canada’s built environment is an existential challenge.

Valuation done right in low-deal environment is part art, part science

Rob Purdy Commercial Brokers National Apr. 28 2023

We find ourselves today amid a period of macroeconomic headwinds, elevated interest rates and banking turbulence, but this combination of factors doesn’t mean that commercial real estate professionals should be approaching asset valuation without confidence and specificity.

Economic uncertainty calls for harmonic approach to Canadian retail

Jane Domenico Commercial Retail National Apr. 12 2023

Canadian retail performance over the last two years has been surprisingly resilient. The pandemic year of 2020 was obviously tough but also transformative, forcing many retailers to transform into omni-channel sellers to survive amid intermittent lockdowns and uncertainty. 

Inequity of property taxation: What's the cost and what must be done?

Commercial Taxes National Mar. 13 2023

Property taxes are the single largest operating expense for most commercial real estate properties. Canadian property taxes are ad valorem, or market-value based. In other words, within classes of property, higher-valued properties pay more property tax. 

An outlook on specialized sectors that will define CRE in 2023

Daniel Holmes Residential Market Trends National Mar. 1 2023

The year kicked off with a unique CRE landscape. The market transitioned from the comfort of record-low interest rates to 14-year highs, while stronger-than-expected StatCan employment data in January left central bankers pondering next steps to slow inflation.

The next generation of office, retail along Vancouver's Broadway Corridor

Colliers Canada Commercial Cities Metro Vancouver Dec. 21 2022

Over the next 30 years, Vancouver’s Broadway Plan estimates the population of the area will grow by up to 50,000 residents and that up to 30,000 homes and 42,000 jobs will be created.

Rising interest rates: The economic impact for Vancouver's Broadway Plan

Colliers Canada Commercial Redevelopment Metro Vancouver Dec. 6 2022

Vancouver’s Broadway Plan is a 30-year redevelopment strategy to infuse live, work and play opportunities in the Broadway area. But it has been implemented at a time of rising interest rates – a key consideration for potential developers.

Why Ontario's property tax assessment system needs annual reassessments

Robert Brazzell Commercial Taxes Ontario Oct. 20 2022

Property taxation in what is now Canada existed before Confederation. Over time, distinct systems have developed in each province built on a common foundation — property assessment based on market value.

Reform of Metro Vancouver’s planning regulations needed for TODs

Lilian Kan Residential Affordable Housing Metro Vancouver Oct. 14 2022

Metro Vancouver's population is projected to grow by one million residents by 2041. A recent Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation study estimates that, if growth rates continue, we need an additional 570,000 homes to achieve affordability by 2030.

Research shows grads’ post-pandemic workplace views, preferences

Eliezer Timolien Commercial Market Trends National Jul. 26 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many facets of the world of work. For those currently employed, changes occurred. On the reverse, post-secondary graduates transitioning into the workforce must navigate the professional world amid an abrupt shift in which norms are

Reshaping our office space offers opportunity to attract, retain talent

Bonita Craig & Robyn Baxter Residential Market Trends National Jun. 2 2022
After more than two years of remote work, many businesses are planning or implementing a return to the office as we move toward post-pandemic recovery. Data released by Microsoft revealed 52 per cent of people are likely to consider transitioning

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