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The West District in Calgary is a marter-planned community being constructed by Truman Development Corp. BIZ Truman begins construction of Calgary’s West District

Calgary-based developer and builder Truman Development Corp. has begun construction of its master-planned community in the southwest part of the...

Coworking giant Regus is the latest to open a shared work space in Hamilton, in a downtown high-rise at 21 King St. West. BIZ Regus enters Hamilton’s growing co-working market

Co-working isn’t just making inroads into Canada’s largest office markets. The shared work space trend is also expanding in smaller...

This five-storey office building at 214 Montreal Rd., in Ottawa's Vanier neighbourhood is one of several properties purchased by Regional Group. The Ottawa company is betting that the area will be rejuvenated in coming years. BIZ Ottawa’s Regional Group banks on Vanier resurgence

Don Wilcox | Property Biz Canada | 2018-02-22
The east Ottawa neighbourhood of Vanier is not often associated with the word “trendy”. But the Regional Group of Companies...

The architectural firm Perkins+Will is using data to design more efficient and employee-friendly office work spaces. BIZ Perkins+Will using data to design office workplaces

While data drives how many businesses operate these days, one area you probably wouldn’t think about it being applied to...

The Longueuil Centre-Ville development is a planned $3 billion injection into the Montreal-area city's downtown. BIZ Devimco to build $500M Montreal Métro development

RENX Staff | Property Biz Canada | 2018-02-21
UPDATED with additional details: Montreal-based developer Devimco Immobilier says it has been chosen by the City of Longueuil to build...

Ben Volorney is the principal, retail, at Avison Young's Edmonton office. He says pending legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is a major opportunity for some retail landlords. BIZ ‘Massive demand’ for space from marijuana retailers: AY

The pending legalization of recreational marijuana usage in Canada will change the face of retail in Alberta and present new...

Featured Columns

Value: Weighed and Measured »
Speculative foreign real estate buying: Chronic issue or red herring?
In this column a couple of years ago, I asked the question “are we at risk of becoming tenants in...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Suburban growth vs. urban densification
We tend to support societal arguments that align with our own special interests. We want what we want, but are...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Digital Footrace: Landlords need to know tech options today
As CRE tech continues its rapid advancement, landlords who haven’t done so need to make moves to bring their technological...
The Long View »
Retail strategies to survive, and thrive, in 2018
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2018-01-23
In the time it takes you to read this sentence you could have Googled “the power of innovation” and your...
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 »
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 »
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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