Attempting to Predict the Future

Tuesday Jul 14th, 2020


Attempting to Predict the Future   Shortly after North American lockdowns began, we experienced office closures an employers scrambling to ensure their continued remote workforce productivity. As time goes on with no foreseeable pandemic end in sight, workers have settled into their home offices and serious consideration is being given to the future as leases may be expiring.   Can we realistically predict a future trend with no historical data? The closest we have... [read more]

The Amazon Effect has not shackled the doors of retail units…it has transformed them.

Monday Mar 2nd, 2020


  With the up rise of The Amazon effect, retail units are increasingly emptied and commercial real estate leasing and sales in the retail sector may have appeared to take a hit, globally, but does Canada have to worry?  Destination shopping seems to already be a thing of the past in most American markets, but Canada’s large retail malls are still doing well, with their marketing techniques and innovative ways to draw crowds.   According to the ... [read more]


Tuesday Jan 14th, 2020


The coming of a new decade puts the spotlight on the pressing need for solutions and the challenge of the continuing the quest for environmental sustainability.  It has been said that buildings use up to 40% of the world’s energy, emit up to 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, and use 20% of the world’s available drinking water.” As large corporations are becoming more and more aware of this impact, they are also seeing proof of the positive effects of Going... [read more]

Industrial space – Go where others aren’t

Friday Dec 20th, 2019


80% of all the industrial space that is available is concentrated in three markets – Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton (1).    With vacancy rates in Toronto and Vancouver around 0.4% and 1.5% (1) there is very little chance that new construction will alleviate the shortage.    Given supply and demand, the future clearly indicates that price per square footage will be expensive - What is the key to finding cost efficient industrial space?   The... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016


In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]