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Op-Ed: An Anti-Anti-Development Rant

I’ll start with a warning that anyone who doesn’t like exclamation marks should stop reading right now. This story makes me angry, and I know my natural tendency towards overusing the e-point is going to be very much out of control while I…

Changing Opportunities

“It’s a time of transition for the Canadian real estate markets, but it’s not a time for pessimism. Across the country, opportunities abound—only they’re not necessarily the same ones that have driven the markets’ growth in recent years.”

Fortress buys Barrie-area mixed-use project

Fortress Real Developments announced that it has purchased the mixed-use Collier Centre project in Barrie, which began construction in 2012, is now 65 per cent complete and is expected to need another year of work before full occupancy can…

2014 in the rear view mirror

As we gear up and prepare ourselves for a year that looks to be as action-packed as 2014, we at Building thought it would be fun to do an ICYMI (in case you missed it) for the most-read news stories we posted in 2014. You may have…

Walk with Joy

One of the first things I did as Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto was to ask Paul Bedford to join me for a summer beer so I could pick his brain about the emerging development of this city. I was particularly…