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1. Market divergence in 2015 investment returns
Supposition about 2016 figured prominently in an analysis of 2015 investment returns when real estate professionals gathered in Toronto last week for the release of annual results from the REALpac/IPD Canada Quarterly Property Index. While still digesting the news of an improvement over 2014 — for a total return of 8 per cent on the 42 index participants’ directly held standing assets — industry insiders participating in an associated panel discussion reiterated that many others are watching Canada’s low dollar and resource-related vulnerabilities with growing interest.
2. Surrey facility to turn organic waste into biogas
A new organics biofuel processing facility in Surrey, B.C., will be the first and largest of its kind in North America. Read More »
3. CPPIB asset allocation scorned and defended
Real estate analysts suggest there’s more ‘tank’ than ‘think’ in the Fraser Institute’s recent characterization of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) asset allocation strategy. Read More »
4. Intensification impacts on millennial consumers
Millennials are on the cusp of becoming the largest group of home buyers and renters, and they are entering a wildly different real estate market than their parents did. Read More »
5. Canada's institutional investors eye apartments
Purpose-built rental housing gained noticeable favour with Canada’s institutional investors last year, according to recently released 2015 results of the REALpac/IPD Canada Property Ind. Read More »
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