First National's Daniel Bragagnolo discusses the financing complexities of affordable housing and the advantages of CMHC's new Flex Program.
A new private members bill is gaining traction on Parliament Hill that, if passed, will hold elevator contractors more liable for the state of elevator repairs.
This summer, the CMHC rolled out a series of policy changes that have changed the game for mortgage loan insurance for multi-unit residential properties.
In 2017, the province of Ontario advanced its role in the fight against climate change with the launch of its provincial cap and trade program.
New directives by the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) are placing greater liability on property owners with legacy elevator technology.
These are opportune times for apartment builders, and ones that require a nuanced understanding of the markets and respective lending options.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has $2.5 billion available in lower cost loans for rental construction financing.
First National's Robert Fleet and Peter Cook have some advice for apartment owners that are looking for a lender for their property.
“The rise of permanent renters," has ignited a hot rental market for apartment buildings. However, investor demand far exceeds supply.
New funding models and innovative building techniques are expected to revolutionize the affordable housing sector in Canada.
After a lack of new construction for many years, market conditions have set the stage for a fresh wave of apartment development.
Uncertain economic times and a saturated condo market in Canada’s urban centres have prompted more commercial real estate investors to consider purpose-built apartment buildings as a savvy, safe investment.
Brian Kimmel, Assistant VP of Commercial Financing at First National, explains why cash flow can be a fairly misunderstood concept, especially among novice investors.
For residents of a three-storey apartment building in North Vancouver, December 7th, 2011 was just like any other day—that is, until a fire broke out
Many apartment owners often wonder about strategies that they can use to justify higher rents in their buildings. They are often looking for a way
First National Financial LP provides apartment owners with tips and insights for financing capital improvements to upgrade building quality.
New rental construction is a hot topic these days, but the headlines don’t tell the whole story. Construction financing is complicated and only a small percentage of deals are truly viable. Find out what three key considerations govern all successful financing outcomes.