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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Construction Lending Q&A: Jeremy Wedgbury, First National

We spoke with Jeremy Wedgbury, Senior Vice President, Commercial Mortgages at First National, to share his insights from decades in construction lending.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan: The Impact on Ontario Apartment Owners

In this article we highlight the major items from the Fair Housing Plan, review the details contained in Bill 124, and discuss the importance of apartment owners retaining the right for vacancy decontrol.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Focus on Affordable Housing

First National's Daniel Bragagnolo discusses the financing complexities of affordable housing and the advantages of CMHC's new Flex Program.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Q&A: Knowing Your Apartment Funding Options

These are opportune times for apartment builders, and ones that require a nuanced understanding of the markets and respective lending options.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

What Apartment Owners Look For in a Lender

First National's Robert Fleet and Peter Cook have some advice for apartment owners that are looking for a lender for their property.
How to invest for success in a hot rental market.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

How to Invest for Success in a Hot Rental Market

“The rise of permanent renters," has ignited a hot rental market for apartment buildings. However, investor demand far exceeds supply.
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Building from the Ground Up: A Great Foundation for Investors

After a lack of new construction for many years, market conditions have set the stage for a fresh wave of apartment development.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Why Savvy Investors Should Take a Look at Apartment Buildings

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.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Understanding the Importance of Cash Flow

Brian Kimmel, Assistant VP of Commercial Financing at First National, explains why cash flow can be a fairly misunderstood concept, especially among novice investors.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Higher Rents, Better Returns

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
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Financing Capital Improvements

First National Financial LP provides apartment owners with tips and insights for financing capital improvements to upgrade building quality.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

New Construction Financing

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.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Financing in today’s competitive market

With 2014 winding to a fast finish, First National’s Peter Cook and Robert Fleet answer some important questions about apartment financing in today’s competitive market.