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Unlocking Real-Estate Value by Going Green                                                             Via Morgan Stanley's INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE INVESTING. Did you know that new green technology could boost asset values of US office buildings by as much as $35 billion. I'm curious as to what the projection would be for the Canadian market, but I'm sure it's significant. According to their recent report, sustainable technologies can cut a buildings annual expenses anywhere from 3 - 30%. "These savings can...

The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers Enjoy this TEDTALK by Adam Grant on The Suprising Habits of Original Thinkers; How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones." I thought I would share this...

Top 10 Cities for Luxury Real Estate via askavenue, a new and interesting platform in the real estate business, providing consumers in the U.S. with free realtor advice. Read the article here https://askavenue.com/blog/top-10-cities-luxury-real-estate/...

Another informative and important report by PWC that will help you identify the strong and weak spots in our Canadian real estate market. Which asset classes are expected to best perform in 2016 and what are the emerging trends for 2016, https://www.pwc.com/ca/en/real-estate/publications/pwc-emerging-trends-in-real-estate-2016-en.pdf Photo by David Rennet Home Design...

"Accounting giant Ernst & Young published its Global Market Outlook 2016 report, peering into its crystal ball (we assume) to break down its predictions for private equity real estate. Here's a roundup of the major trends to follow through 2016."   Via Bisnow https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/commercial-real-estate/private-equity-real-estate-fund-trends-to-watch-in-2016-55600  ...

Griffintown is 'a good investment,' researcher says This article originally posted in July 2015 Via Eva Friede, Montreal Gazette "Griffintown is “absolutely’’ a good investment, said Mathieu Collette, research director specializing in the new condo market at Altus Group, a private research firm." https://montrealgazette.com/business/griffintown-is-a-good-investment-researcher-says?__lsa=ac51-464c    ...

A Taste Of New York Real Estate Transactions! I thought I would share this for those of you who happen to be curious about investment property transactions a little over the border in my old stomping ground of New York city. The article is via the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/09/realestate/commercial/recent-commercial-real-estate-transactions.html?_r=0  ...