Designing Retail Strata in Mixed Use Projects : Three Key Considerations

The design of retail strata in mixed use developments has historically been somewhat of an afterthought for developers. This mentality lead to the creation of...

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Boutique Fitness: The Fitness Founder’s Real Estate Cheat Sheet

Hit the ground running (pun intended) and know what you’re up against when it comes to opening your fitness studio in Metro Vancouver. From Fitness...

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Renewal Options: Key Items To Consider While Negotiating

When working on the disposition of an asset, one of the first questions that comes up is, “what type of renewal options do the tenants...

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Maximize Your Space: Toronto-Based Storage Startup Expands to Vancouver

It’s no secret that every inch of additional square footage is a luxury in metro Vancouver.  With rental rates increasing and square footage dwindling, residents...

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The Bank of Canada: Debate on the Direction of Interest Rates

On March 6th, 2019, Canada’s central bank announced the decision to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and delivered a much more...

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The Risk of Overlooking Commercial in Mixed-Use Developments; Is It Finally Getting the Credit it Deserves?

Commercial space has historically been considered the tail on the dog in our city. I’m talking about the space – typically ground level – that...

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Property Tax: Vancouver Businesses Carry an Excessive Share of the Burden

This blog post is a response to the numerous recent articles with regard to property taxes killing Metro Vancouver businesses. A few samples can be...

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Seattle: Increase Supply of Rental Product, Results in Lowering Rental Rates

This is a response piece to the Dailyhive article “Rental rates falling in Seattle due to flood of new supply from building boom” by Kenneth...

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The Decreasing Spread Between 5 Year and 10 Year Government of Canada Marketable Bond Yields : Inverted Yield Curve?

Since November of 2018, the decrease in the spread between short and long term bond yields (for the purpose of this post, “bond yields” and...

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Storefront, Ivanhoé Cambridge Partnership : Introducing the “AirBnB of Retail” to the Canadian Market

This is a response piece to The Real Estate News EXchange’s article: Storefront, Ivanhoé Cambridge Partner on Pop-up Retail. Full article linked below. The “AirBnB...

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Strata VS. Freehold Properties

 Two properties of similar age, class and rentable area, occupied by tenants with similar covenants & lease terms located within one block of each other...

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Increasing Prevalence of the Sale-Leaseback Model

The Single Tenant Sale-Leaseback Structure While by no means a new or revolutionary concept, the sale-leaseback is a deal structure, likely promoted by the strong...

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The Case For Single Tenant Net Leased Assets

Investing in commercial real estate is often complex and time consuming. Whether you are acquiring a multi-tenant shopping centre, industrial complex or multi-family apartment building, the necessary due diligence required can be an intimidating process for the novice or passive investor.

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