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Blockchain in Real Estate with Abhishek Sinha of Ernst & Young

8/7/2018
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Blockchain is on the verge of disrupting every aspect of real estate. Most people are familiar with blockchain through the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but the technology has applications that will impact and revolutionize countless processes in our industry. Understanding blockchain will open your mind to a world of possibilities and the new reality we’re about to enter. Abhishek... The post Blockchain in Real Estate with Abhishek Sinha of Ernst & Young appeared first on Commercial Real...

Duration:00:53:29

Green Development with Jonathan Westeinde of Windmill Development

7/19/2018
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Sitting down with us is Jonathan Westeinde, CEO and co-founder of Windmill Development Group. He is an industry-recognized expert on green development and Windmill is at the forefront of that industry. Hear his thoughts on the future of building and sustainability in Canada. Jonathan talks about the new buildings being constructed in Toronto and how... The post Green Development with Jonathan Westeinde of Windmill Development appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:00:46:27

GTA Residential Development with Shaun Hildebrand of Urbanation

7/5/2018
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Today we’re talking residential development in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). President of Urbanation and previous podcast guest Shaun Hildebrand joins us to discuss the drivers of supply and demand for condominiums within the GTA. The last time we spoke with Shaun (previous episode), the market was adjusting to the idea that condos were not... The post GTA Residential Development with Shaun Hildebrand of Urbanation appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:00:49:41

RioCan Living with Jonathan Gitlin

6/21/2018
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Today we’re talking living initiatives and urbanization. As the Chief Operating Officer at RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (effective August 1, 2018), Jonathan Gitlin has been leading the way in living evolution within downtown Toronto and throughout Canada. In this episode, Jonathan walks us through the launching of RioCan Living. The company is responding to... The post RioCan Living with Jonathan Gitlin appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:00:52:57

Alberta Post-Energy with Wendy Waters of GWL Realty Advisors

6/7/2018
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Alberta has been adapting to a post-energy reality for several years. We are joined by a returning guest, Wendy Waters, senior director of Research Services & Strategy team at GWL Realty Advisors, to talk about the status of the two primary cities in the province of Alberta and how they’re coping. To know more about... The post Alberta Post-Energy with Wendy Waters of GWL Realty Advisors appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:00:36:25

Apartment Trends with Wendy Waters of GWL Realty Advisors

5/24/2018
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It’s no secret that we love apartments. We talk about them a lot here on the CRE Podcast, and today we’re joined by Wendy Waters of GWL Realty Advisors to dig deeper into this asset class. Specifically, we’re looking at data points from markets across Canada, with a focus on the largest markets – Toronto... The post Apartment Trends with Wendy Waters of GWL Realty Advisors appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:00:35:57

The Treasury Guy with Jason Ellis of First National Financial

5/10/2018
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Today we’re talking to the Treasury Guy. As the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Capital Markets for First National, Jason Ellis is responsible for not only interest rate risk management, but the funding and securitization of commercial and residential mortgage originations. In this episode, Jason walks us through his over 16 years of... The post The Treasury Guy with Jason Ellis of First National Financial appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:01:03:31

Self Storage with Stefan Kulas of SmartStop Asset Management

3/29/2018
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Today we’re talking everything self storage. As managing director with SmartStop Asset Management, Stefan Kulas is responsible for growing their Canadian self storage portfolio through acquisitions, expansions, redevelopments, and new developments. In addition to gaining insight into how SmartStop conducts it’s business, you’ll also learn about the self storage business as a whole, including metrics... The post Self Storage with Stefan Kulas of SmartStop Asset Management appeared first on...

Duration:00:51:38

Canada’s Tallest Condo Project with Sam Mizrahi

3/2/2018
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The One at Yonge & Bloor will be Canada’s tallest tower, aside from the CN Tower. When everything is said and done, this superstructure will stand at over 1000ft tall, and come with a price tag of over a billion dollars. Sam Mizrahi of Mizrahi Developments is behind this unprecedented project, and joins us on this... The post Canada’s Tallest Condo Project with Sam Mizrahi appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:01:06:43

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018 with Chris Potter of PwC

2/15/2018
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The Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018 report is here, and there’s plenty to discuss. Chris Potter is a Senior Advisor of the report, authorized by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and he joins us to review the findings. Topics covered include: Top 5 cities to watch. The effect today’s youth are... The post Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018 with Chris Potter of PwC appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:01:03:39

Focus on Winnipeg with Sandy Shindleman of Shindico

12/14/2017
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“There is no bulletproof tenant” says Sandy Shindleman, President & CEO of Shindico, a commercial real estate and investment management company based in Manitoba. This highlights the need for diversification and keeping assets fresh. Sandy discusses the Winnipeg market, how Amazon and online shopping is affecting retail space, and the types of properties his company... The post Focus on Winnipeg with Sandy Shindleman of Shindico appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:01:02:52

Toronto Office Leasing with Brendan Sullivan of CBRE

11/30/2017
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With a historically low vacancy rate and an exciting future outlook, the evolving Toronto office space market is on the cutting edge of what employers are looking for. What are the latest trends and how are developers keeping up? How does a record low vacancy rate impact the market? What can growing companies do to... The post Toronto Office Leasing with Brendan Sullivan of CBRE appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:01:11:39

The Feasibility of Apartment Construction with Derek Lobo of SVN Rock Advisors

11/16/2017
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Derek Lobo started in the apartment business wanting to help apartment owners make more money. While his roles have changed over the years, his goal has never changed. In this episode, we discuss apartment construction and development across Canada. We discuss feasibility studies, determining what to build and where, amenities, how to properly show apartments,... The post The Feasibility of Apartment Construction with Derek Lobo of SVN Rock Advisors appeared first on Commercial Real...

Duration:01:14:11

National Retail Investment with Matthew Smith of JLL

10/31/2017
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What does retail look like from a national perspective? We talked to an expert who has completed transactions in over 120 Canadian markets. Matthew Smith is the Executive Vice President – National Retail Investment at Jones Lang LaSalle and has the answers to these questions and many more. Topics covered include: The challenge of national... The post National Retail Investment with Matthew Smith of JLL appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:00:55:51

Understanding Proposed Tax Changes with Jon Newton of KPMG

10/10/2017
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Jon Newton calls the proposed Canadian tax changes the “most significant” he’s seen during his career. Hear his expert explanation of the proposed changes, how they apply to the real estate sector, and arguments for and against the tax-reform proposals. Topics covered include: The evolution of taxes and what currently exists for businesses. Arguments for... The post Understanding Proposed Tax Changes with Jon Newton of KPMG appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:01:11:45

Growing a Large Portfolio with Noah Gordon of Menkes Developments

8/24/2017
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Growing a portfolio in a competitive market isn’t easy, even for the big players. Noah Gordon of Menkes Developments joins us to discuss managing and growing a 3 million square foot commercial portfolio in the GTA. Some of the topics covered include: The history of Menkes Developments. The profitability of spec build industrial. Losing Target... The post Growing a Large Portfolio with Noah Gordon of Menkes Developments appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:00:59:11

Technology Disruptors In Real Estate with Amy Erixon of Avison Young

8/3/2017
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Technology is radically changing commercial real estate at a pace that is rapidly accelerating. We discuss what’s on the horizon with Amy Erixon of Avison Young: 3-D printers used in construction. 4-D printing (this will blow your mind). Future proofing your development. Cyber security and hacking building systems. Autonomous vehicles. Artificial intelligence and data... The post Technology Disruptors In Real Estate with Amy Erixon of Avison Young appeared first on Commercial Real Estate...

Duration:01:30:58

Dirty Properties with Riyaz Punjani of S2S Environmental

7/7/2017
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Contamination can destroy a property’s value, delay development and kill a loan. Your best protection? An environmental consulting firm. We’ve invited Riyaz Punjani of S2S Environmental to discuss the finer points of: Less obvious signs of potential contamination. Managing the cost of remediation. How lenders view environmental issues. National tenants and their requirements for clean... The post Dirty Properties with Riyaz Punjani of S2S Environmental appeared first on Commercial Real...

Duration:01:13:01

Big Data in Real Estate with Matt Popow of CoStar

5/29/2017
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CoStar is relatively new to Canada but a giant in commercial real estate research. In 2015 alone, the company’s 1,600 researchers made more than 12 million calls to verify critical property information and drove more than two million miles to accumulate on-site research data. Every commercial real estate practitioner can benefit from the data they’re bringing to... The post Big Data in Real Estate with Matt Popow of CoStar appeared first on Commercial Real Estate Podcast.

Duration:01:15:27

Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan with Jim Murphy of FRPO

5/4/2017
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Ontario apartment owners are facing a slew of changes from recent federal, provincial and municipal initiatives. At the federal level, CMHC has changed a number of their policies. Provincially we’ve been introduced to Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan. Toronto is examining a landlord licensing system. Are they positive or negative for apartment investors and builders? We asked Jim Murphy of the Federation of Rental-Housing... The post Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan with Jim Murphy of FRPO appeared...

Duration:01:05:00