12 May

Why Cap Rates are likely to go up

Challenging Times

Posted by: Garth Chapman

From an article by Colliers International The capitalization rate of a real estate investment is calculated by dividing the property’s net operating income by the current market value. It’s the most popular measure for how real estate investments are assessed for profitability and rate of return. Our expectation is that they will start to go […]

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12 May

COVID-19’s Potential Impact on Commercial Real Estate valuations, by Asset Class

Challenging Times

Posted by: Garth Chapman

How will the recession brought about by government measures to combat COVID-19 impact commercial real estate valuations?   While it’s still too early to know long-term repercussions, companies are currently carrying out stress tests, forecasts, analyses and covenant-checks of assets to try to avoid surprises later. Theoretically, property values should be moving lower as risks […]

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12 May

Stalled Multi-Family Projects can be Saved via Conversion to Affordable Housing – Financed up to 95% of Cost

Commercial & Multi-Family

Posted by: Garth Chapman

There are a number of multi-family projects in Alberta that have stalled, primarily due to a lack of funding caused by cost overruns, lenders backing out and other causes related to a struggling economy.  Such incomplete MF projects can be saved if the Developer is prepared to convert the use of their stalled out project […]

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8 May

CIBC Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal on the Economy and What to Expect

Economy

Posted by: Garth Chapman

I have followed CIBC World Markets Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal for nearly 20 years. He has a solid track record. He’s what he’s saying about what to expect going forward in 2020 and beyond. On the Economy: Multifamily, office and industrial real estate will emerge from the COVID-19 crisis as winners, […]

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