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  • Toronto Multifamily New Construction

    Toronto Multifamily New Construction   Feds invest in new Toronto rental development The federal government announced plans to invest $147 million through its RCFi initiative toward the construction of 514 residential units located at 3415 Weston Road in Toronto. RCFi, CMHC’s Rental Construction Financing Initiative, supports the construction of new rental housing aimed at middle class and […]

  • The Real Estate Development Process: Understanding the Risks and Milestones

    Managing Risk While Developing Real Estate Careful research and planning vital in taking building an idea into a successful development. Real estate development is a great way to make a lot of money, if it’s done right. Investors in commercial and residential real estate will beat a path to any door that offers a building […]

  • The Battle Between Wood and Concrete

    The Battle Between Wood and Concrete New construction techniques promise changes to the apartment development industry, but materials interests should not be afraid. When it comes to building mid-rise multifamily residential buildings, there’s a new kid in town. Wood frame construction is already shaking up the development industry, prompting people behind the traditional ways of [...]
  • Build the Apartments

    Looking Beyond the Easy Data Developers Need to Look Deeper to Build the Apartments in the Marketplace. Mark Twain popularized the saying, “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” The saying actually was first attributed to British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli. The words may be wise, but I find it to […]

  • Mixed-Use Developments

    Our Understanding of Mixed-Use Developments Evolves as Developers Learn from Successes and Failures   by Sally Turner, Director, Research & Consultancy   The boom in new multifamily housing continues to attract Mixed-Use developers and investors to transform the urban and suburban landscape. New high-rise developments are adding density, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, and diverse, vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhoods, […]

  • Apartment demand strong across Canada

    Apartment Demand   “There’s enough demand everywhere in Canada to build apartments.” That’s how Derek Lobo, chief executive officer of SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage and founder of the AptCon 19 rental apartment development conference, opened his state of the nation address at the eighth annual event in Toronto. After conducting hundreds of feasibility studies, […]

  • Investing in American Real Estate

    The Surprising Challenges of Investing in American Real Estate   By SVN Rock Advisors Cross Border Group Real estate is one of the most sought-after investment vehicles. Whether it’s commercial, industrial, or multifamily residential, these investments offer considerable passive income and appreciation. Investing in American Real Estate is a sound investment.  The United States, being […]

  • Cross Border Investments in the U.S.

    Cross Border Investments in the U.S. U.S. multifamily investment surges in Q1 2019 Building on a record-breaking 2018, U.S. multifamily investment is experiencing its most active start to a year, with $38.3 billion in transactions in Q1, according to the latest report from leading professional services firm, JLL. The multifamily sector was the only asset […]

  • SOLD: $220 Million – 991 Units

    Oshawa’s unique Rossland Park property sells for $220M One of the most distinctive multi-residential rental properties in the Greater Toronto Area has been sold. H. Kassinger Construction, a family-run company which built and founded Rossland Park more than 50 years ago, sold it to Q Management LP for $220 million. The 911-unit Rossland Park in Oshawa includes about three […]

  • Multifamily Brokerage Careers

    Multifamily Brokerage Careers There are tons of careers but there is really no way of understanding what a particular position entails without a decent Multifamily Brokerage Careers description. For as many positions there are out there you would think that finding a Multifamily Brokerage Careers for each and every one is nearly impossible. Nothing is […]

  • Commercial Real Estate Career!

    Ready, Set, Go-Get a  Commercial Real Estate Career   Ready, Set, Go-Get Commercial Real Estate Career Goals What does it take to set a Commercial Real Estate Career goal? First, is knowing what you want, job seeker! If you’re willing to take anything, that is not a goal. It’s a desire, maybe, to NOT think […]

  • Commercial Property Knowledge At Your Fingertips

    Commercial Property Knowledge At Your Fingertips   Owning commercial property can really boost your profile in multiple ways, but always be very cautious when attempting to either buy or sell any type of commercial real estate. It can come back to bite you in a bad way. You may want to pay attention to this […]