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OPINION: Leveraging land into income-producing real estate

OPINION: Leveraging land into income-producing real estate

Investing in specific land can be a great way of protecting oneself against inflation and devaluing of cash
OPINION: Vacant office towers could become vertical farms

OPINION: Vacant office towers could become vertical farms

Could acres of empty office space in Canada, particularly in Alberta, be reinvented as vertical farms? Edmonton-based associate commercial broker Bronwyn Scrivens explores the concept.
CRE OUTLOOK 2022: REITs solid for selective investors in 2022

CRE OUTLOOK 2022: REITs solid for selective investors in 2022

A US$379.4 billion ‘wall of capital’ is competing for returns in global real estate markets and real estate investment trusts are the preferred route for institutional investors
CRE OUTLOOK 2022: A banner year coming, despite some bruises

CRE OUTLOOK 2022: A banner year coming, despite some bruises

If you walk around downtown Vancouver it feels like things are back to normal. But inside many office towers, it’s different, with floor upon empty floor
OPINION: Vancouver’s industrial market is being strangled

OPINION: Vancouver’s industrial market is being strangled

Recent floods have shown Vancouver’s supply chain is too dependent on centralized distribution – we need to expand industrial space to outlier centres
OPINION: Sell your industrial and retail real estate right now

OPINION: Sell your industrial and retail real estate right now

Veteran Saskatchewan broker says this is the time to cash out of industrial and commercial retail assets
Cities with highest home prices have lowest birth rate

Cities with highest home prices have lowest birth rate

Coincidence? Victoria leads nation with lowest births in Canada, but Vancouver and Kelowna also edging close to a near-childless population; immigration now the sole source of population growth
OPINION: Affordable housing solutions? Look in the mirror

OPINION: Affordable housing solutions? Look in the mirror

Politicians and real estate developers have had their say on the root cause of Canada’s current housing-price crisis. Perhaps it is time to look a little deeper
OPINION: The inconvenient truth about wind and solar power

OPINION: The inconvenient truth about wind and solar power

A commentary by a retired business leader who has been a director of five global corporations.
Opinion: Liberals housing plan mostly vague and naïve

Opinion: Liberals housing plan mostly vague and naïve

Federal Liberal’s housing strategy unlikely to achieve results expected, but ‘accelerator fund’ could help municipalities speed new home construction, and co-op housing aid is welcomed