The rise of the permanent renter

More and more today, we are seeing people being blocked out of the housing market by increasing home prices. Although two-thirds of Canadian households owned their home in 2021, the percentage of renters has increased at three times the rate of homeowners over the...

An invitation: Make a 2023 longevity resolution

During the past four months, myself and about 20 others in the real estate industry have gotten together for an hour one Sunday morning each month to talk about our health and longevity. The New Year is upon us and there’s a good chance you’re about to make a New...

Projecting rents, cap rates and some advice from Conrad Black

A client recently retained us to help determine the feasibility of a project that won’t be ready for occupancy until 2027. While we have assisted hundreds of developers in determining the feasibility of future apartment buildings, these are typically one to three...

TCU Development founders graduate from hockey to housing

A story is often an indicator of the foundation of the principles that a company is founded upon. TCU Development Corporation (TCU) is no different – it was founded in 2010 by hockey teammates who understood the values of leadership. Over the course of 13 years, Mike...

Designing Apartments for the Future

Architects play a vital role in any apartment or condo construction project. They are responsible for the visual appearance of the building. From the developer’s requirements, they make use of creative ideas to bring the developer’s vision to life while still...

Why a developer’s time is worth $667 per minute

Something that I’ve always watched, but recently become more focused on, is time management. It’s had a big impact on my productivity and overall quality of life, and I think this experience is universal for anyone who prioritizes time management. Most likely if you...