Need a Private Commercial Mortgage? If You’re in Ontario, you’re in Luck!

Commercial mortgages can be tricky things for banks to deal with. There are often multiple units involved, a large amount of capital, and from the bank’s perspective, a lot of risk. Often too much risk. Because of this, those looking for commercial mortgages are all too often turned down by the banks and they are Read the Rest…


Calgary Commercial Properties the Only Thing Falling in the City

We all know that the real estate market in Calgary in booming, and that it’s not showing any signs of slowing down any time soon. But when you see the value of homes rising in a day when they’re softening everywhere else, and all that buzzing activity when other markets around the country are relatively Read the Rest…


Bidding Wars in Toronto are Nothing New; but on Commercial Properties?

Bidding wars are nothing new in Toronto real estate. But lately they’ve been seen around some very unfamiliar places – in the commercial marketplace. The new trend comes from the fact that office properties within the “B Class” are very low in supply on the market right now. These classes designate how desirable a property Read the Rest…


The “Extended Recovery” of Canadian Commercial Real Estate Continues!

There’s good news for business owners and investors looking at commercial real estate. While the residential market may be experiencing a cooling or softening of sorts, the commercial market has never looked better, right across the entire nation! Or so says CIBC anyway. “All the fundamentals seem to be supporting the continuation of an extended Read the Rest…


Calgary’s not the only City that’s got Huge Commercial and Investment Opportunities!

There’s been a lot of talk surrounding Calgary lately, and the investment opportunities that lie within the city. And while it’s true that Calgary does have the hottest commercial real estate market in the country currently, there’s another city that’s doing very well. That’s Waterloo. Look around Waterloo and you’re likely to see one thing Read the Rest…


Can You Use Your RRSP on a Commercial Mortgage?

Commercial mortgages do differ from residential mortgages, but one thing remains the same: borrowers still have trouble coming up with a down payment. One is certainly needed when applying for a commercial mortgage, and they’re just as difficult to save up for. Especially when you consider that commercial mortgages are often at least twice as Read the Rest…


Number of Toronto Commercial Properties to Exceed that of New York’s Next Year

It’s been widely talked about around Toronto that the number of residential condos in the city has increased dramatically over the past couple of years; and in fact last year that number surpassed the amount of condos touching the sky in New York. Now, Toronto once again outdoes NYC, or it’s about to anyway. Next Read the Rest…


Would a Mega Casino be Bad for Toronto’s Downtown Core?

Would a mega casino in Toronto’s downtown core “jeopardize the success of our downtown”? That’s what some Toronto developers are arguing, as they continue to plead with city managers to disallow a mega casino that wants to move in. That casino is most likely going in, and there are currently three possible development sites available Read the Rest…


Expert Talks of Bounding Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate Investments

When talk turns to real estate and investing, thoughts too often turn towards residential properties. But recently, Neil Warshafsky, Broker of Record with RCA Toronto Inc., sat down with Real Estate Wealth magazine to shed light on the boundless opportunities that currently lie in commercial estate investing. This sector of real estate, says Warshafsky, is yielding Read the Rest…


How is the Commercial Market Shaping up for 2013?

Whether you’re looking to rent out office space for your business, or you need a retail space to just start setting one up, the recent Canadian Market Outlook 2013 report is for you. This report, released by the CBRE this week, shows just where things stand now in office, retail, and industrial real estate, but Read the Rest…