Reverse engineering the PSPC 80/20 ratio for rapid-transit access

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Here in Ottawa the federal government dominates the office market. It employs roughly 140,000 people in a 700,000-person work force, its need for space is predominantly office, and in many ways drives innovation for the office market in terms of its standards for accommodations. Not surprisingly, private sector landlords pay close attention to federal government […]

The oncoming Prop Tech disruption

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The thing that stood out for me at the Toronto Real Estate Forum this past December was when one of the panelists (Mark Wiseman from Blackrock and who formerly headed Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)), said:   “…. this is the least diverse audience I have ever seen….”   There was no arguing this […]