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  • Student Housing News: Asset Commands $55M

    Student Housing Asset Commands $55M in Tight Canadian Market   Alignvest Student Housing Inc. has entered the Ottawa, Ontario market with the acquisition of 1Eleven—a 224-unit, 357-bed student housing property situated in an undersupplied market—from CA Ventures, for $54.7 million. Cushman & Wakefield negotiated the deal on behalf of the buyer. Located at 111 Cooper St., the […]

  • Multifamily Brokerage Firm Sold 739 Apartments

     Multifamily Brokerage Firm Sold 739 Apartments SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage is a multifamily brokerage firm focused on multifamily asset classes, including apartments, student housing, multifamily land and new apartment construction.     William’s Court at Kanata Lakes, the largest rental apartment complex built in Canada in more than 40 years, was sold by developer Francis […]

  • Apartment Rents Rise In 17 Of 24 Canadian Cities

     Canada Needs More Purpose Built Apartments Apartment Rents Rise By Double Digits In 17 Of 24 Canadian Cities: Padmapper January 15th 201 By Daniel Tencer As seen in the Huffington Post The latest survey from apartment rental site Padmapper shows rents jumped by double digits over the past year in 17 of 24 Canadian cities, […]

  • a mall site intensification (not necessarily with rental apartment buildings)

    Apartment Developers Should Add Rental Buildings to Mall Properties

    U.S. mall owners look to apartments and hotels to replace Sears and JC Penney from CNBC. As land becomes scarce and Canada’s population grows, shopping centre developers are increasingly intensifying their properties by adding on-site residential buildings. Adding rental apartment buildings to mall properties is a smart move for could be apartment developers and landlords […]

  • Rental Rates Will Spike in Mississauga

    Purpose Build Apartments in Demand Why we need to build more rental apartments? SVN Rock Advisors monitors purpose build apartments across Canada through it’s Apartment Crane Report While sky-high house prices have dominated headlines for years (and especially during the spike in 2017), the worrying state of the rental market has not gone unnoticed. And […]

  • Apartment Crane Watch: Nearly 3,200 apartment rental units under construction

    A screen shot of the Toronto Apartment Crane Watch map and database. (Courtesy SVN Rock Advisors) Apartment Crane Watch   SVN Rock Advisors has launched a new tool, the Apartment Crane Watch, for users to track the latest purpose-built rental apartment construction projects in Toronto. Apartment Crane Watch is an online map and database which details […]

  • Apartment Development Strategies

    Apartment Development Strategies: MEP Strategies to Optimize Your Competitive Edge Purposeful mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design can enhance your apartment development strategies and market position by decreasing costs and improving ROI. By Andrew Lasse Myhre Group Architects In the competitive multifamily industry, developers are always seeking ways to enhance their market position and apartment development […]

  • Kickoff 2018 New Apartment Development Webinar

    /* */ Watch the Kickoff 2018 New Apartment Development Webinar Recording here. /* */ Flip through the slides from the webinar in the PDF above. Kickoff 2018 With Our New Apartment Development Webinar Derek Lobo was joined on screen by Heather Kirk, Managing Director, Equity Research at BMO Capital Markets, and Paula Gasparro, Manager, Multi-Unit [...]
  • Renovating Apartments for Profit

    Landlords Need to Spend Money to Make Money   From 1975 to 1998, rent control in Ontario stifled the maintenance of apartments. When landlords weren’t allowed to raise rents higher than the statutory limit, they had little incentive to upgrade their properties. Not only did construction of new apartment buildings essentially grind to a halt, the remaining [...]