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SmartCentres REIT logo BIZ Huw Thomas stepping down as SmartCentres CEO

RENX Staff | Commercial | 2018-02-14
Huw Thomas will step down as CEO of SmartCentres REIT in June at the end of his five-year contact, the...

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

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

The Offices at Burrard Place (front building) in downtown Vancouver, is being constructed by Reliance Properties. BIZ Vancouver’s newest office tower breaks ground

Mario Toneguzzi | Commercial | 2018-02-14
The first major office building scheduled to be completed in the next wave of commercial development in downtown Vancouver officially...

Enwave is partnering with Allied and RioCan to bring its thermal energy cooling and heating systems to their new development The Well. BIZ Enwave expands Toronto thermal energy system to The Well

Steve McLean | Commercial | 2018-02-13
Enwave Energy Corporation has teamed with Allied Properties REIT and RioCan REIT to build a thermal energy storage facility under...

Smart Centres, Penguin Group, Revera. BIZ SmartCentres, Goldhar, Revera JV to build retirement homes

RENX Staff | Property Biz Canada | 2018-02-13
SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust, Mitchell Goldhar’s Penguin Group of Companies, and retirement residence owner and manager Revera Inc., have...

Cominar REIT is selling $1.14B in non-core market assets to Slate Asset Management. It also intends to sell up to $1.5B in core market properties in 2018. BIZ Ex-CEO Dallaire resigns as chair of Cominar REIT board

RENX Staff | Commercial | 2018-02-13
The transformation of Cominar REIT continued Monday. The trust, in the midst of a major selloff of assets valued at...

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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