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A decade of living walls

A Canadian invention that improves indoor air quality and reduces a building’s energy costs turns 10 years old this spring. The living wall biofilter – an installation of tropical plants adorning office, academic, commercial and...
Apr 21, 2014


Canada's housing market transitioning to slower growth: Scotiabank

Canada's long housing cycle is turning. Residential investment stalled last year, as affordability constraints tempered home sales, and builders scaled back the number of new developments, and the sector will remain on a more subdued trajectory...
Apr 16, 2014


Tenants gain leverage as office cycle advances

Last week, the Bank of Canada stated what commercial real estate statistics have suggested for some time - a slower economic growth trajectory has taken hold and expectations need to be adjusted accordingly. CBRE Limited's National Office and...
Apr 3, 2014


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When To Fold 'Em

When a real estate deal collapses, the vendor may feel pressure to act quickly in exercising its available remedies. In many cases, if the purchaser is unable or unwilling to complete the transaction, and is in breach of its obligations under...
Mar 28, 2014


A stellar year for Canadian hotel investment transactions: Colliers

Deal volume grew by 72 per cent year-over-year eclipsing $2 billion with strong performance expected into 2014; Average deal size, price per room and revenue per available room also experienced upward trajectory; Western Canada topped price...
Mar 27, 2014


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Focus on the Facts: John O'Bryan debunks commercial real estate myths at CBRE Annual Outlook Breakfast

We have decided to focus on major trends in this presentation, rather than merely providing a commentary on the many excellent statistics we produce. All of which you can find in our recently released 2014 Canadian Market Outlook.
Mar 20, 2014


Bullish outlook for Ontario construction

Prospects are bullish for Ontario’s industrial, commercial and institutional construction sector, according to an annual survey commissioned by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS).
Mar 5, 2014


A tale of two parts: Expectations turn higher for Canadian construction, but planning and regulation potentially dampening residential new starts in the GTA

Activity and workloads in the construction sector continued to increase during the final part of last year, with confidence remaining strong for 2014, says the latest RICS Canadian Construction Market Survey.
Feb 24, 2014


How revitalization can improve health

Residents who moved directly from old housing to new housing as part of the revitalization of the Regent Park community housing project in downtown Toronto said one year later that they felt safer, more connected to their community and more...
Feb 20, 2014


Western markets looking golden in 2014

Western Canada's commercial property market is poised to outperform after a strong 2013 according to Morguard's 2014 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Research Report. Western Canadian markets including, Winnipeg, Saskatoon,...
Feb 16, 2014


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