Financial Management

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New Canadian context for real estate education

The newly released textbook packages universal principles and domestic context into one 500+-page compendium devised to impart a grounding in real estate fundamentals, transactions and the multidisciplinary oversight of income properties.
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GTA apartment transactions down from 2015

According to the latest market report from JLL’s Multi-Residential Advisory Group, GTA apartment transactions have decreased by 36 per cent compared to the same period last year.
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Furor over MPAC multi-res cap rates predicted

Assessment notices for nearly 16,000 Ontario multi-residential properties will be mailed out next week, delivering valuations determined for the first time with the newly adopted direct capitalization methodology.
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Canada’s apartment market today

Canada’s apartment market continues to capture the attention of investors craving stability in what has become an uncertain economic backdrop. Notably, Calgary apartment market conditions have
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Q2 2016 apartment market summary

National vacancy levels remain healthy as we move into Q3, supporting strong income stability for owners and investors active in the Canadian apartment market.
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Multi-unit starts expected to slow in 2016

According to CMHC's Q2 Housing Market Outlook , multi-unit starts are expected to slow for the remainder of the year, then stabilize in 2017.
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Ontario opens way to inclusionary zoning

New inclusionary zoning legislation in Ontario could soon give municipalities the power to require that builders include affordable housing units in all new residential developments. If passed, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016, will be the first of its kind in Canada and could take effect in early 2017, if not sooner.
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Cogeneration sparks apartment sector interest

Cogeneration in Canada is no longer just for hospitals and industrial facilities—multi-residential property owners are beginning to take note of this energy savings technology, too.
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GTA apartment market trends and transactions

RealNet Canada Inc. announced 2015 GTA apartment market results, noting that total dollar volume for the 12-month period reached $1.7 billion, representing a year-over-year increase
Top 10 commercial real estate stories to watch in 2016

Top 10 stories to watch in 2016

With 2016 now underway, REMI’s award-winning editorial team takes a look at the top stories from 2015 and how they will continue to impact the
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Welcoming Canada’s newest tenants

FRPO’s Mike Chopowick offers landlords important dos and don’ts for screening refugees as prospective tenants, and highlights a few goodwill initiatives.
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An affordable remedy to a national crisis

Affordable housing shortages for working Canadians have hit critical levels in most major cities across Canada. For years, grim statistics of growing waitlists far outpacing the number of affordable rental units under construction have made headlines nation-wide. Despite the alarming numbers, not much in the way of viable, sustainable solutions have been presented. That is, until now...
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GTA cap rate hits new benchmark low

The average cap rate in the GTA for the third quarter of 2015 (Q3’15) hit its lowest level in the last 30 years. Cap rate in Q3’15 stood at 3.75 per cent, down from 4.2 per cent in Q2’15 and down almost 50 per cent from the 6.3 per cent posted in Q3’10.
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Managing your property as an asset

For years, the purpose-built rental  industry has followed the same general practises. As building managers, developers and financiers, we tend to focus on the lease-up,
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Boosting Canada’s low-income rental market

Affordability is a concern for many Canadians, but low-income rental households face the greatest set of challenges. With the federal election fast approaching, party leaders have been busy unveiling plans to tackle what is being dubbed an “affordable housing crisis.”
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GTA apartment market summary: Q2 2015

After a sluggish opening three months in the GTA, the second quarter rebounded convincingly to reach its fifth best quarter of all-time in dollar volume, totaling $3.6 billion
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Utilities flagged for cap-and-trade costs

Ontario's greater reliance on natural gas heating will likely make cap-and-trade charges more noticeable than they have been thus far in Quebec.