There was this interesting article in the Financial Times (FT) that described firms on the stock market as growers, sustainers or eroders. The article is an examination of how the American economy has undergone a shift as the proportion of these types of firms has changed over the years. The Grower Sustainer Eroder Mental Model […]
No big surprise: transaction volume of sales of commercial real estate are way down since the start of Covid-19. It is a little like sailing into the doldrums, that part of the ocean where the winds die, and you can find yourself becalmed for a very long time. It can be deadly to those who […]
I find the actions of commercial real estate investors ends up defining the type of money they look to invest. The types, categories or species of money looking to be invested can be very different. Not all are aligned with the opportunities that this Covid-19 commercial real estate market presents. This is how money lines […]
This reliance on an approach that is “easy to calculate” got us wondering what are some of the proxies we use in commercial real estate that provide a quick synopsis of some aspect of the market, and do they suffer similar shortcomings as BMI does in being a proxy for state of health.
Ottawa investment activity review for 2017: the big boys clean house What was notable with investment sales activity in Ottawa in 2017 is how a few transactions dominated the market. Four trades – Constitution Square, Minto Place, the Ciena lab and the DREAM Ottawa office portfolio sale – add up to about $1 billion in […]