Real Estate

Paul LaBranche legacy

Construction Business

LaBranche legacy entrenched in BOMA BC

Wrapping up a 25 year tenure with the Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia, soon-to-retire president, Paul LaBranche, characteristically looks through the lens of his organization's strategic plan to assess what he has accomplished.


Vancouver home sales fall nearly 30 per cent in March

In March 2018, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported 2,517 residential home sales, down 29.7 per cent compared to March 2017's 3,579 sales.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building better experiences as IoT advances

IoT connectivity can be used by organizations to shape how occupants move about a facility and assign precise monetary values to specific spaces.
gender parity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Hard quotas unlikely in gender parity push

Hard quotas appear to be an unlikely tool in the growing push to promote gender parity in the real estate industry.
Developers’ Den

REMI Network

Schulich students win Developers’ Den competition

Real estate students in the Schulich School of Business won first place in the eighth annual Developers’ Den international competition.
Canada's three largest cities

Canadian Property Management

Canada’s three largest cities picked to thrive

Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are among 30 global metropolises deemed well positioned to draw investment and sustain a robust real estate market for the long term.
gender diversity insight for investors

Canadian Property Management

Gender diversity insight for investors unveiled

Since only publicly traded entities are part of the analysis, many of Canada's largest real estate players are excluded. However, other criteria to qualify would eliminate several of them anyway.
M Coach House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

M Real Estate unveils new office space, The M Coach House

Greater Montreal-based real estate agency M Real Estate recently opened The M Coach House, its fourth office location in Quebec.
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New condo apartment sales red hot in 2017: Altus Group

Altus Group has released data on new condominium apartment sales in key Canadian markets, including the GTA, GGH, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, for 2017.
new home sales BILD


GTA home sales drop 22 per cent in January

There were 4,019 home sales in the GTA in January 2018, down 22 per cent compared to a record 5,155 sales reported in January 2017, according to the TREB.
Institutional investors

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Institutional investors see residential gains

This was the third consecutive year the REALPAC/IPD Canada Property Index showed improved returns on residential investment, and the second year running that residential was the top-performing property sector.
2017 investment returns

Canadian Property Management

Capital growth nudges 2017 investment returns

Robust economies in Toronto and Vancouver, a continuing slump in Calgary, retailing challenges and sustained high demand for rental housing all play into an index-wide total return of 6.7 per cent.
potential for rent growth

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Cap rates reflect potential for rent growth

An already low national multifamily cap rated nudged down a little further in the fourth quarter of 2017.
condo supply and affordability


GTA condo supply and affordability in decline

Land for high-rise condominium development was a major component of $23.5 billion in investment property sales in the Greater Toronto Area last year.
new U.S. tax rules

Canadian Property Management

New U.S. tax rules alter competitive landscape

Commercial real estate operations within Canada could experience fallout simply due to the interconnectedness of the two economies, while companies with holdings on both sides of the border may be pushed to reassess some of their financing strategies and structures.
Canadian office markets

Canadian Property Management

Most Canadian office markets record 2017 upswing

A 13 per cent national vacancy rate at the end of 2017 cloaks divergent dynamics across the 10 major Canadian office markets CBRE analyzes.
Ben Myers


Ben Myers launches residential real estate advisory firm

Veteran real estate analyst Ben Myers has launched Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc., a boutique residential real estate advisory firm.