Sorting out opaque office market moves in the capital

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Originally published in the Ottawa Business Journal 26 February 2014.   The year 2013 may be remembered as the year in which all the things that Public Works had said would start happening did indeed start happening.     Since the federal government’s 2012 budget, which clamped down on departmental spending and eliminated 19,200 public […]

Recent real estate transactions send confusing signals

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Originally published in the Ottawa Business Journal 01 March 2012.   I am still struggling with what to do in a “balance sheet recession.” That is what Canadian investor Stephen Jarislowsky described as the outcome of the Lehman Brothers collapse – a recession driven by everyone looking to repair their individual balance sheets and inflicting […]