• Future of Apartment Amenities

    Canadian Apartment Developers Look to the United States for the Future of Apartment Amenities America offers lessons on how developers can attract and keep prospective residents while increasing income through apartment amenities. As the Canadian purpose-built rental apartment industry grows, apartment developers are under increasing pressure to innovate. Rents may be rising, and vacancies may […]

  • Market Feasibility Study For Unit Mix

    Market Feasibility Study For Unit Mix Unit Mix For Today’s Apartment Developers The unit mix by size and type should be based on the results of the market feasibility study. When it comes to unit size and mix trends, factors are driven by market dynamics, which includes location, demographics, and size of the apartment development. […]

  • Companies Are Betting on Apartment Rentals

    Amid Record Immigration in Canada, Companies Are Betting on Rentals As seen on Bloomberg Bentall Kennedy LP, the real estate arm of insurer Sun Life Financial Inc., is boosting its exposure to rental apartments as immigration in Canada’s biggest city booms. The Toronto-based firm, which managed C$22 billion ($17 billion) of assets in Canada as […]

  • Rental Market Figures as Reported by GTA Realtors®

    Rental Market Reports   SVN Rock Advisors Call us for more rental market reports. We are Multifamily Specialists in Brokerage, Feasibility Studies, Purpose Built Apartment Development Consulting, Asset Management, Lease-ups & Value Creation. TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that, based on rental listings and transactions […]

  • Canadian Purpose Built Student Accommodation News

    Canadian Purpose Built Student Accommodation: Huge demand for student housing makes it a lucrative opportunity for investors As enrolment at Canada’s universities and colleges continues to grow, the space for lecture halls, labs and academic offices is becoming scarcer. The same goes for on- and off-campus student housing. More than 1.5 million full-time students are […]

  • Purpose Built Rental Units Needed

    Purpose Built Rental Units Needed As seen in Real Estate News, Renting Toronto Toronto Rent Continues To Top The Tight Canadian Rental Market by Sarah Niedoba Toronto’s rental market has been getting tighter and tighter in recent months, and December was no exception.The average rent for a Canadian property rose 1.3 per cent month-over-month last […]

  • Purpose Built Apartment Development Needs

    . SVN Rock Advisors stays in the know for our clients. We are Multifamily Specialists in Brokerage, Feasibility Studies, Purpose Built Apartment Development Consulting, Asset Management, Lease-ups & Value Creation.   The following article speaks to the high demand for purpose built rentals and the type of amenities today’s renters demand. NOW Real Estate Section […]

  • Student housing proves to be a lucrative niche for investors

    Student housing proves to be a lucrative niche for investors Shirley Won Special to The Globe and Mail Shown below is a clip from the article. Off-campus housing has also gone more upscale, with some offering stainless-steel appliances, granite kitchen counter tops and in-suite laundry. Rooftop patios, fitness studios and theatre rooms are in the […]

  • 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 […]