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

  • December 9, 2015
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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):
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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,
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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
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New Student Housing a Growing Niche in the Rental Market

  • November 17, 2014
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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
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Better Student Housing Builds Better Communities

  • November 17, 2014
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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
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Six Storey Wood Frame Construction Enhancing the Urban Landscape

  • October 7, 2014
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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
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Best Time to Invest and Build

  • October 7, 2014
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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
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Sparking the Toronto Apartment Construction Industry

  • October 7, 2014
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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
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The Need for Family Friendly Apartments

  • October 3, 2014
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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
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Major US Developer Capitalizes on Chronic Shortage of Student Housing in MontrealCampus Crest, the second largest provider of student housing in the U.S. has responded directly to ease the critical undersupply of housing for university campuses in Montreal. Two former hotels have been converted into off-campus student housing by Campus Crest and private equity firm,
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New Apartment Construction Boom

  • September 16, 2014
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Ontario is set for a boom in new apartment construction, says Derek Lobo, founder and CEO of Rock Advisors Inc., a major real-estate valuation consultant and broker specializing in apartments. “The boom is already starting,” says Lobo. “It’s just that some developers haven’t realized it, yet.” Lobo points to the softening condominium market and continued
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