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Sell or Hold?

The Age Old Question:  SELL and Take Profit or HOLD and Let it Ride? We recently ...
Calendar

Waiver Date Part 2

How to Manage Your Conditional Period and Beat the Waiver Date In Part 1 of ...

Waiver Date

The Most Important Date in Real Estate Investment! When you have identified a piece of ...
Long winter road

Commercial Investment Success

Reflections It’s now into December and things are slowing a bit in my commercial investment ...
Man leaning on building

Investment Cap Rates: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

My partner and I are once again marketing an investment property for sale, and once ...
Art of Stillness

The Art of Stillness Won’t Help You Deal with the Proposed Corporate Tax Changes

Have You Heard of the “Art of Stillness”? Let me explain. I sat down several ...

Real Estate Investors Go to the Sidelines. WHY? ??

I met with a number of  commercial real estate investors over the past few weeks ...
Investing is not for the meek of hear

Office Investment Is Not For the Meek Of Heart

Office buildings can be a valuable asset in any investor’s portfolio, but they are not ...

The Best Investment You Can Make in Your Multi-Residential Property

Why Your First Investment in Real Estate Should Not Be Real Estate! My partner Steve ...

Real Estate Investing

Are You Kidding Me?! A Real Estate Owners Tirade I’m on a bit of a ...
Investment Real Estate FAQ's

Real Estate Investing FAQ’S – You Asked, We Answered

Whenever we’re teaching a class on real estate investing or even meeting with friends or ...
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Real Estate Investing: Cash Flow is King!

Or is it? When I first decided to become a real estate investor I worked ...

Work and the Workplace – How They Are Changing

The nature of work is evolving, and along with it, so is workplace. The workplace ...

How to Save Time and Money on Your Next Office Build-Out

Stop me if this sounds familiar – you’ve started a home renovation project and have ...

Beware the Hidden Costs of Investing in Office Buildings

Office buildings can be a valuable asset in any investor’s portfolio, especially given that the ...

THE TENANT THAT ABSOLUTELY DID NOT WANT TO MOVE…THEN DID

There are some office markets, particularly in the west end of the GTA, that have ...

Supply is Greater Than Demand, That Means Better Deals…Right?

  “More office space was vacated than leased across the country during the first quarter ...

FINTRAC – WHAT IT MEANS WHEN PURCHASING A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

“The terrorist attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001, changed everything.” A familiar refrain ...

WHY GREATER SUPPLY THAN DEMAND IN OFFICE SPACE ISN’T LOWERING RENTS

Office vacancy rates in parts of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are approaching levels not ...

DISTRUST IN THE STOCK MARKET IS DRIVING INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE

With interest rates and faith in the stock market at an all-time low, investors have ...

Your Building is Worth More Than You Think

Have you ever made a decision based purely on instinct, even when conventional wisdom is ...

How Many Real Estate Agents Does it Take to Sell a Space?

  Traditional real estate brokerages would have you believe the answer is many, and on ...

How to Successfully Negotiate a Commercial Lease – Part 5 of 5

Given the total business cost combined with the complexity of commercial leases (many can exceed ...

How to Successfully Negotiate a Commercial Lease – Part 4 of 5

Given the total business cost combined with the complexity of commercial leases (many can exceed ...

How to Successfully Negotiate a Commercial Lease – Part 3 of 5

Given the total business cost combined with the complexity of commercial leases (many can exceed ...

How to Successfully Negotiate a Commercial Lease – Part 2 of 5

Given the total business cost combined with the complexity of commercial leases (many can exceed ...

How to Successfully Negotiate a Commercial Lease – Part 1 of 5

Given the total business cost combined with the complexity of commercial leases (many can exceed ...

Great Expectations Can Lead To Great Disappointments

At first glance, commercial real estate, and real estate in general, seems like a simple ...

Commercial Lease Renewals – What Landlords Don’t Want You To Know

FACT: Replacing a tenant costs more to the leasing company or landlord than keeping the tenant. ...

It’s 10PM – Do You Know Where Your Marketing $ Are?

The Assumption When it comes to how much money commercial real estate firms spend on ...

LEASE vs. BUY

Throughout my many years as a commercial real estate agent, I've had countless clients ask ...

Commercial Lease Renewals – What Landlords Don’t Want You To Know

FACT: Replacing a tenant costs more to the leasing company or landlord than keeping the ...

Does Size Matter?

Those of you who found this post by Googling ‘Does Size Matter?’ may be disappointed ...

It’s 10PM – Do You Know Where Your Marketing $ Are?

The Assumption When it comes to how much money commercial real estate firms spend on ...

Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes: The Real Challenge Facing the Real Estate Industry

You would expect that your dentist went to Med school; your kid’s teacher went to ...

To Commute or Not To Commute?

Now, more than ever, the question of whether or not to support a work-from-home or ...

I’ve Got a Great Commercial Building… Why Won’t it Lease?

Having an amazing commercial space that just won’t lease is a problem even the most ...

How To Know When You’ve Found ‘The One’

I’m talking about a commercial real estate broker, not a life partner, but the decision ...

Understanding Your Office Lease Rate

Many tenants don't realize that when it comes to leasing office space, they will pay ...
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Lease Transaction Costs for Landlords

Although the golden rule of leasing commercial real estate is that the tenant essentially pays ...