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Sourcing the next generation of talent in real estate and construction

Lee Thiessen Commercial Executives National Jan. 10 2023

Securing top talent in real estate will come down to your ability and willingness to challenge assumptions and transform your workplace. The promising young people you want to hire expect you to provide meaningful, challenging, and non-linear career opportunities.

Commercial real estate and coping with high costs

Cary Frank Commercial Market Trends National Aug. 23 2022
Inflation, interest rate hikes, labour shortages, and a possible real estate downturn on the horizon — 2022 has not been an easy time for Canadian real estate. If you’re a property owner or decision-maker in commercial real estate, you’re likely

Real estate and the 2022 federal budget

Melissa Aveiro Residential Taxes National May. 17 2022
The Canadian real estate sector is experiencing a roller-coaster year, with markets catching fire in regions across the country, then cooling down on the heels of interest rate increases and changing mortgage stress tests. The 2022 federal budget attempted to

What you need to know to build your tax and business plans

Melissa Aveiro Commercial Taxes National Jan. 4 2022
Real estate and construction companies have faced shortages of products, supplies, and workers in the past year. The uncertainty arising from the past year has driven up costs and caused projects to either be delayed or canceled. Now’s the time

The importance of documenting your succession plan

Shane King Residential Strategy National Oct. 26 2021
The barriers to entry are quite low in the real estate and construction industry, so how do you get the value out of it when it’s time to exit? Not planning for succession is planning to fail, and is simply

Fill the gaps in your finance department with ‘ease’

Shayne Dueck Residential Technology National Jul. 7 2021
Many real estate and construction businesses are revisiting their operations as they restart after the pandemic. Some have had to make changes to their staffing and they’re managing the same business with a smaller finance team. If you find yourself

2021 Federal budget highlights for real estate & construction industry

Commercial Government National May. 25 2021
On April 19, 2021, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, delivered the 2021 Federal Budget: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience – the first Federal Budget since 2019. There were a significant number

Your construction company – employee share ownership plans and profit sharing

Eben Louw Commercial Strategy National Jan. 26 2021
Building Resilience, and Bench Strength for Changing Times. It’s no secret Canadian construction companies are experiencing change at an unprecedented pace – fueled by almost daily shifts due to the impact of COVID-19, compressed margins, an aging workforce, and changes

Relief for commercial tenants and property owners: Breaking down the CERS

John Nygren Residential Pandemic National Dec. 8 2020

The federal government recently announced the revised version of Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA), now known as the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) (see our blog). While the names seem similar, the programs are significantly different. 

Digitization of the construction industry

Kerry Mann Commercial Property Management National Sep. 15 2020

Moving to a cloud-based system can streamline company processes. While the construction sector has been slow to adopt process and technology innovations, there is also a continuing challenge when it comes to fixing the basics.

Property owner’s guide to Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance

Residential Leasing National Jun. 16 2020

Property owners can now apply for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses directly through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website. The federal program opened for online applications on May 25, 2020. 

COVID-19 impact on landlords and tenants

Residential Pandemic National Apr. 20 2020

Five key considerations for real estate businesses during COVID-19. If you are a landlord with residential or commercial tenants, you’re likely facing difficult decisions to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leases, financing, managing cash flow, supporting employees

Is your business model static or dynamic?

Daniel Caringi Commercial Property Management National Feb. 18 2020

How technology can improve your financial management and property engagement Investment and development prospects across the Canadian commercial real estate (CRE) industry continue to pose unique challenges and opportunities. The shared constant across real estate companies is the expectation of

Tax controversies grow in real estate sector

Jacqueline Fehr Residential Taxes National Nov. 12 2019
The real estate and construction sector has faced significant, industry-changing pressures in the past four years. From the heightened political focus around affordable housing to the increased audit activity by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the business of real estate

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