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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • SVN Rock Advisors Inc. Brokerage and INFORMA Canada Team Up on 5th Annual New Apartment Mixed-Use Symposiums and Expo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2016 SVN Rock Advisors Inc. Brokerage and INFORMA Canada Team Up on 5th Annual New Apartment Mixed-Use Symposiums and Expo New Partnership to Create Powerhouse Real Estate Event Burlington, ON, Canada – April 19, 2016, More insight. Greater industry focus. SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage and Informa have partnered to […]

  • Q&A With Sperry Van Ness’ Canadian Expansion Point Men

    Dec 08, 2015 Ryan Starr, Bisnow TOR/VAN Rock Advisors’ Derek Lobo and Jim Dimanis are leading Sperry Van Ness’ Canadian launch, aiming to expand SVN’s footprint—and broker co-operation model—to 30 offices here in under a decade. We spoke to them about their plans. Bisnow: How did this all come to be? Jim Dimanis (pictured right): […]

  • Self-Storage Brokerage Firm Sperry Van Ness Partners With Rock Advisors in Canada

    Sperry Van Ness International Corp. (SVNIC), a commercial real estate services franchisor serving self-storage and other industries, is partnering with Rock Advisors Inc. to open SVN Rock Advisors Inc., a Canadian-based real estate brokerage franchise. The company will be led by Rock Advisors CEO Derek Lobo and Jim Dimanis, chief operating officer of Rock Advisors, […]

  • Sperry Van Ness International Corporation and Rock Advisors Partner for SVN Expansion into Canada

    Sperry Van Ness International Corp. Boston, Mass. — October 21, 2015 — Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), one of the most recognized commercial real estate services franchisors in North America, and Rock Advisors Inc., one of Canada’s leading brokerage firms, have joined together to launch SVNIC’s first Canadian location. The new office, which will […]

  • New Student Housing a Growing Niche in the Rental Market

    NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES As exciting as the purpose-built rental apartment market is, a growing niche within this sector is surprising everyone with its revenues, rising demand, and strong return on investment. Student housing promises to be a growing industry with high rents, low vacancy rates and lots of potential for investors. Student housing traditionally […]

  • Better Student Housing Builds Better Communities

    Better Student Housing Builds Better Communities For the past decade, across the United States, developers have been building a boom in purpose-built student housing. These mid-rise and high-rise units challenge the old stereotypes of student housing; the buildings are high quality, and feature amenities that cater to student needs.These developments alter the student housing market […]

  • Six Storey Wood Frame Construction Enhancing the Urban Landscape

    Change in Ontario Building CodeSix-Storey Wood-Frame Buildings Will Enhance the Urban Landscape A much-needed change in the Ontario Building Code could also bring about a new look in the Canadian urban landscape. The province will soon allow wood-frame buildings, which can be built up to six-storeys, raising the limit from four-storey dwellings. This change is […]

  • Best Time to Invest and Build

    Report Challenges Apartment Industry, Says Now is the Best Time to Invest and Build New Rental Stock (Vaughan, Halton, Markham, Waterloo and Toronto all poised for strong growth) A report on the state of the Ontario Apartment Industry found the cities of Markham and Vaughan to be the best areas in Ontario to invest in […]

  • Sparking the Toronto Apartment Construction Industry

    How Condominiums Will Spark Toronto’s Apartment Construction Industry The next five years will see a significant increase in the construction of new purpose-built rental apartments in the centres of Canadian cities. For years, the conditions have been favourable for building new apartments across Canada, but increasingly the signs are that the development industry is taking […]

  • The Need for Family Friendly Apartments

    Growing Demand for Family-Friendly Apartment Units Hits the Downtown Core Apartment Developers Must Address the Rising Family Market For those of us in the business, it is a very good time to be a part of the purpose-built rental apartment industry. Years of restrained supply and burgeoning demand for rental housing have created a perfect […]