REALpac

property tax ratios lopsided against commercial ratepayers

Canadian Property Management

Property tax ratios epitomize commercial burden

The commercial property tax rate is at least double the residential rate in eight of the 11 surveyed cities, with commercial ratepayers in Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City shouldering the most disproportionate shares.
real estate confidence barometer

Canadian Property Management

Real estate confidence barometer resets from Q2

Newly released third quarter results from the REALPAC/FPL Canadian Real Estate Sentiment Survey reveal senior executives looking forward more hopefully and reflecting on last year's better times.
Commercial landlords decry the blame shifting of eviction prohibitions

Canadian Property Management

Commercial landlords decry blame shifting

REALPAC characterizes the landlord-tenant dynamic as a chain of economic stress, with many commercial landlords likewise suffering a drop in revenue and financially beholden to their lenders.
multifamily and retail stability on the CRE priority list

Canadian Property Management

Multifamily and retail stability on priority list

Some of Canada’s most prominent commercial real estate players are tackling the challenge of COVID-19, asset class by asset class.
redemption gates

Canadian Property Management

Property funds possess stabilizing mechanisms

REALPAC’s recent survey of 15 Canadian open-end real estate funds offers insight into when and why fund administrators would suspend the ability for investors to redeem their holdings.
REALPAC answers call for a real estate sector cultural influencer

Canadian Property Management

REALPAC steps up as COVID-19 cultural influencer

Fittingly, a currently posted update points to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plea for “cultural influencers” to get involved.
Northview portfolio

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Low yields not deterring multifamily investment

Multifamily assets delivered the lowest income return of the property sectors to institutional investors in the Canada Property Index last year, but produced strong total returns on a foundation of 7.3 per cent capital growth.
investment deal resumption foreseen for Q3

Canadian Property Management

Industrial-retail seesaw in play for investors

A 6.65 per cent average total return on the Canada Property Index's 2,723 directly held standing assets, scattered across eight major markets, cloaks significant variances between property sectors and from market to market.
open-end real estate funds

Canadian Property Management

Open-end real estate funds open up

The defining features of open-end real estate funds are well matched to investors with long-term needs for stable, predictable returns, as seen in the largely institutional mix reported in the survey.
prominent global real estate players

Canadian Property Management

ESG guides prominent global real estate players

ESG provides a framework to set priorities, steer action and monitor progress toward more resilient assets, with 93 per cent of respondents reporting that criteria linked to sustainability, supporting local communities and shunning corruption influence their investment decisions.
COVID-19 fallout

Canadian Property Management

Some drag in buoyant 2018 investment returns

A surging industrial sector helped to counterbalance slipping retail values and push up 2018 investment returns on Canadian commercial real estate.
Commercial ratepayers

Canadian Property Management

Few favours for commercial ratepayers in 2018

Tax ratios for 11 of Canada's largest cities demonstrate that commercial ratepayers consistently carry a disproportionate share of the municipal property tax burden.
rent control

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Assessing the impact of rent control

More than a year after the Fair Rental Act was introduced, rent control is back in the spotlight with new research suggesting it is doing more harm than good when it comes to rental construction and affordability.
inclusionary zoning

CondoBusiness

Revisit inclusionary zoning reg: REALPAC to province

REALPAC is calling on the new administration at Queen's Park to revisit Ontario's inclusionary zoning regulation.
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.
slip in 2016 real estate returns

Canadian Property Management

Investors see slip in 2016 real estate returns

Annual results of the REALPAC/IPD Canada Quarterly Property Index, released late last week, reveal a year of below-average performance for index participants' directly held standing assets.