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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


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


WEB EXCLUSIVE: The damning of dams

The evidence is conclusive: large dams in a vast majority of cases are not economically viable. Instead of obtaining hoped-for riches, emerging economies risk drowning their fragile economies in debt owing to ill-advised construction of large...
Feb 21, 2014


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Condominium Construction Deficiencies -- Buyer Beware

In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Standard Condominium No 2095 v West Harbour City (I) Residences Corp 2013 ONSC 5987, significant limitations were imposed on a condominium corporation’s ability to recover...
Feb 13, 2014


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Fire debate heats up

With several devastating fires recently, the relationship between building materials and fire damage has been thrust into the spotlight, with opinions falling along fairly predictable lines.
Feb 6, 2014


Q&A: Grand Harwood Place

The Ajax Plaza has been in existence since the early 50’s. Why redevelop it now?
Jan 16, 2014


WEB EXCLUSIVE: A Handbook for the Future?

The arrival of Pedro Ortiz’s The Art of Shaping the Metropolis is an occasion for celebration. The handbook bravely focuses attention on the emerging global urbanization and proposes a new vision for the new metropolis. While making these...
Jan 2, 2014


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Québec presents a bill to recover funds misappropriated in relation to public construction contracts

On December 7, 2012, the Québec National Assembly adopted An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (the “ACPB”), which outlines conditions for granting certain public contracts based upon the contractors’ and...
Nov 24, 2013


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Global parking industry survey reveals technology is transforming how we park around the world

Do parking challenges and solutions differ significantly around the globe?
Nov 1, 2013


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Intelligent automation technology promises big energy savings in buildings

Energy costs are rising. And this applies equally to petrol, diesel and heating oil. The shift away from nuclear power in Germany and the associated promotion of renewable sources of energy have led to a disproportionate rise in prices,...
Oct 24, 2013


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