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1. Some drag in buoyant 2018 investment returns
A surging industrial sector helped to counterbalance slipping retail values and push up 2018 investment returns on Canadian commercial real estate. Annual results of the MSCI/REALPAC Canada Property Index, released February 1, reveal a national total return of 7.4 per cent across 2,424 directly held standing assets. That’s an improvement over 2017 when the national total return was 6.7 per cent, and also exceeds the five-year average of 7 per cent.
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2. Renovating your apartment: Is it worth it?

Renovations or retrofits to an investment property that increase rents and/or decrease operating costs may also increase a property’s value. Cost and value, however, are not synonymous, and not all renovations are as profitable as one might expect.  Read More »

3. Homes not so sweet for people with disabilities
Accessibility is already a major determinant of where approximately nine million Canadians choose to spend their money, and it is projected to continue gaining market influence.  Read More »
4. Design revealed for SickKids’ new Patient Support Centre
Designed by B+H Architects, the new Patient Support Centre (PSC) is a 22-storey development located on The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) campus.  Read More »
5. Crestpoint and Anthem acquire Victoria’s Tillicum Centre
Crestpoint Real Estate Investments and Anthem Properties have purchased the Tillicum Centre in Victoria for $110 million.
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