Investment

Ontario to give license on commercial mortgages

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Ontario to give license on commercial mortgages

Sophisticated borrowers and lenders will be able to negotiate commercial mortgages through unlicensed channels if proposed regulatory amendments are enacted in Ontario.
real estate deals on record pace in Q2 2020

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Real estate deals hit record volume in Q2

Nearly $14 billion worth of commercial real estate transactions closed in the second quarter of 2021, making it Canada’s most active quarter ever for non-M&A investment volume.
LSE IPO targets investors in supported housing ventures

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LSE offering targets supported housing ventures

Responsible Housing REIT aims to generate sustainable investment returns and pioneer an alternative model for financing and delivering affordable, assisted accommodations.
Canadian hotels await post-pandemic recovery

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Canadian hotels await post-pandemic recovery

Canadian hotels still aren’t making the Dean’s list for investment performance, but market analysts appear confident that rallying conditions are pushing the sector in a positive direction.
StorageVault hits $140 million in property acquisitions thus far in 2021

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StorageVault targeting property acquisitions

Two newly closed transactions with a relatively modest $8.7-million price tag have pushed StorageVault Canada past the $140-million milestone for deal value thus far this year.
Oxford Properties to acquire U.S.-based portfolio of infill light industrial buildings

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U.S. infill light industrial fits Oxford’s aims

The USD $2.2-billion (CAD $2.7 billion) deal involves 149 warehouse/distribution buildings located in 12 major metropolitan markets throughout the United States.
Purpose-built rental pro formas under pressure

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Purpose-built rental pro formas under pressure

Developers are facing escalating material costs, supply chain disruptions and labour shortages in step with climbing vacancies and falling rental rates that were not contemplated 18 months ago.
real estate investment universe expands in 2020

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Real estate investment universe expands in 2020

MSCI estimates the global professionally managed real estate investment market grew by 9 per cent to reach USD $10.5 trillion in 2020, up from USD $9.6 trillion in 2019.
Blackstone offers premium on WPT REIT units

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Blackstone offers premium on WPT REIT units

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust has entered into an agreement to acquire WPT Industrial REIT's U.S.-based portfolio of distribution and logistics facilities for USD $3.1 billion.
investment performance expectations rally in Q2

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Investment performance expectations rally in Q2

Recently released results of the REALPAC/Ferguson Partners Canadian Real Estate Sentiment Survey show industry executives in a more upbeat mood in Q2 2021 than was the case 12 months earlier.
Anna Murray elevated to new ESG leadership role with SLC Management

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Anna Murray elevated to new ESG leadership role

Anna Murray has been promoted to managing director and appointed to the newly created role of global head of ESG with SLC Management.
Investors avidly pursuing industrial properties

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Investors avidly pursuing industrial properties

Market analysts anticipate more capital flowing into the sector as vacancies tighten and rental rates rise, and they warn that available space is nearing depletion in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal if leasing continues at the recent pace.
Intra-Commonwealth investment in real estate dips in 2020

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Pandemic strains intra-Commonwealth investment

Real estate recorded the most notable dollar-value decline in intra-Commonwealth investment activity in 2020 relative to the three-year annual average prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Retrofit proponents must contribute 20 per cent equity capital to tap into the Canada Infrastructure Bank's fund for commercial buildings

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Retrofit funds tied to equity capital prereq

Retrofit proponents unable to contribute at least $6.25 million in equity capital will have to look to third-party interveners in order to tap into the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s $2-billion fund for commercial buildings.
Oxford looks to pump up Australia's institutional-grade multifamily inventory

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Australia awaits institutional-grade multifamily

Oxford Properties is targeting opportunities to pump up Australia’s institutional-grade multifamily inventory and capture renters locked out of the booming housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne.
Cold storage facilities emerging as alternative investment asset class

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Cold storage gathers investment steam

Cold storage facilities are flagged to deliver robust returns to investors due to the evolution of food retailing, demand for vaccines and other pharmaceuticals, and the thriving outlook for the warehouse/distribution and logistics sector in general.
BentallGreenOak and RioCan

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QuadReal forms operating partner group

Taking on the role of executive vice president and operating partner, Michael Zea will work with the various operating companies in which QuadReal holds an ownership interest.