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Canadian Apartment Magazine

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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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Modular apartments offer modern solutions

Modular apartments are gaining traction among building owners and tenants in cities across North America.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Growing demand for family-friendly apartments

According to statistics from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, fewer than 30 per cent of all rental apartment units in downtown Toronto offer family-friendly apartments. By contrast, in neighbouring Mississauga more than 60 per cent of rental units provide two or more bedrooms.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Micro apartments on the rise in Canada

Micro apartments are increasingly becoming a part of the purpose-built rental market, particularly in cities like Vancouver and Toronto where the marketplace has made rents significantly higher.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ditching student ghettos for luxury living

Canadian developers are learning that behind many young adults living in so-called 'student ghettos' are parents willing to pay for higher-end housing.
Derek Lobo

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Don’t let a sale fall apart

Why do deals typically fall apart when buying and selling apartments? Derek Lobo, CEO of Rock Advisors Inc., offers his insight.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Renovating apartments for profit

A number of landlords are already receiving substantial returns on their investment from gutting old units ...
Derek Lobo & Brian McCauley

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New apartment construction

This video report looks at the need for new apartment construction. Commentators: Rock Advisors' chairman and CEO, Derek Lobo, and Concert Properties' president and COO, Brian McCauley.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Apartment owners must prepare for the future

Interest rates have defied expectations and stayed low for the past few years but there is nowhere else for these rates to go but up. Further, consider the average age of much of Canada’s rental apartment stock. These buildings aren’t getting ...
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Taking the mystery out of mystery shopping

Long been used by market research companies and consumer watchdogs to test how well retail stores serve customers, mystery shopping is a good tool to be used by the apartment industry.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Real deals

This video report looks at landmark apartment deals and transactions that were made in 2011. Commentators: Rock Advisors' chairman and CEO, Derek Lobo, and CAPREIT's COO, Mark Kenney.