• Metrus Development changes name to DG Group

     Metrus Development announced  that it is changing its name to DG Group. The company is among the largest land development companies dedicated to developing and building properties in the Greater Toronto Area.

    April 24, 2015

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  • Construction in underway at Jonxion

     

    March 25, 2015

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  • Investors chasing projects at MIPIM 2015

    Credit : Michel Rémy - The Square Foot

    Renewed confidence in the international real estate industry, first seen at MIPIM 2014, continued to grow at this year’s event and translated into significant increases in the size of delegations from key European countries, North America and Turkey, according to event organisers REED Midem.

    March 18, 2015

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  • Allied Properties REIT Announces Acquisition of Redevelopment Property in Toronto's Downtown West

    Allied Properties REIT  announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 180 John Street in Toronto for $8.25 million. The purchase is expected to close on April 15, 2015, subject to customary conditions.

    March 18, 2015

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  • Mario Barrafato Pursues his Dream with CREIT as CFO

     "Over the last few months, two of our colleagues have accepted CFO positions at market-leading Canadian REITs. It is a testament to our recruiting, training, reputation and culture that our colleagues have so many opportunities to succeed within our company and elsewhere. We continue to recruit thoughtful, talented and inspired team players who can contribute to our company's success and we undertake to provide them with the opportunity and training to succeed within our organization and develop their capabilities with a rewarding career." said Michael Cooper, Vice Chairman of Dream Office REIT and President and CEO of Dream Unlimited Corporation. 

    March 18, 2015

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  • MIPIM: US Investors Change Their Thinking on Europe

     The tradition of US pension funds only investing outside their domestic property market for outsized returns is coming to an end, according to CBRE Global Investors’ new global head of separate accounts.

    March 18, 2015

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  • Global real estate investment falls for first time in five years

    Global real estate investment fell in 2014 for the first time in five years, dropping 6.3 percent to US$1.21 trillion, according to research published at MIPIM by global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield.

    March 18, 2015

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  • Real estate capital flows from Middle East investors steady despite drop in oil prices

    JLL has highlighted the impact of the drop in oil prices on Middle East investors, as per a recent study launched by the Global Capital Markets Research team.

     

           Alan Robertson, CEO of JLL MENA, said “Investors from the region allocated almost as much in the final quarter as they had in the previous three, with US$4.5 billion spent in the final three months. Although overall spending in 2014 was slightly lower than spending in 2013, investment into commercial real estate has continued.”

    March 18, 2015

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  • Green Real Estate Conference

     

    March 13, 2015

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  • The State of Green Business

     
    It’s not all doom and gloom. The world of sustainable business remains vibrant, innovative and maturing, as companies take on new and bigger challenges. Notable in our annual depiction of 10 trends for the year ahead are both risks (stranded assets could wreak havoc on some com- panies’ balance sheets) and opportunities (open and distributed energy, agriculture and other technologies stand to disrupt markets, creating sizeable opportunities for innovators).
     
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    March 13, 2015

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  • Why invest in Paris?

     For several years Paris has been the most important real estate investment market

    in continental Europe, with overall investment volumes of € 10-12 billion each year, and
    peaking at € 17 billion in 2014.
     
     
    This is due in the main part to the diverse economic fabric of the region which provides robust and sustainable occupational markets. Balance between the major business sectors including large industry, public sector, financial services and other service providers keeps take up levels at around 2 million square metres per annum. With an overall office stock in the region above 50 million square metres, Paris Region is also the largest office market in Europe.
    But it is not all about offices!
     
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    March 13, 2015

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  • Ivanhoé Cambridge acquires 3 Minster Court in the City of London

     Ivanhoé Cambridge announced today the acquisition of 3 Minster Court, a high-quality office property located in London’s EC3. Ivanhoé Cambridge’s overall investment totals more than £170 M.

    March 13, 2015

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  • Turning grimy waterfronts into sustainable living spaces worldwide

     In major cities worldwide, city waterfronts built for bygone 19th- and early 20th-  century commerce and industry, are transforming for 21st-century living.  

     
     “I consider the waterfront to be a strategic urban resource,” says Rinio Bruttomesso, director of the International Centre Cities on Water (ICCW). “Public entities increasingly consider waterfront development as mandatory for the   revitalization of the economy and the image of the city.”   
     

    March 13, 2015

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  • CPPIB Enters U.K. Student Accommodation Sector Through Acquisition of Liberty Living

     Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced the acquisition of 100% of the U.K. student accommodation portfolio operating under the Liberty Living brand from the Brandeaux Student Accommodation Fund. As part of the transaction, CPPIB also acquired 100% of the Liberty Living management platform, Liberty Living Management Two Ltd., thereby creating a single, integrated company under the Liberty Living brand. The total consideration paid for the portfolio and management platform was approximately £1.1 billion.

    March 13, 2015

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  • Retail Sales Are Heartbroken in February According to Newest U.S. Retail Benchmarks Report From Euclid Analytics

      Euclid Analytics, the leader of in-store retail analytics,  released its monthly retail benchmarks report that analyzed shopper activity and behavior during the month of February. This month's report measured data from tens of millions of domestic shopping sessions to reveal that shopping activity decreased compared to last year. Traffic declined year-over-year due to harsh weather across much of the country, and storefront conversion was negatively impacted by a less promotional environment. In-store engagement improved year-over-year with the help of Valentine's Day, but declined sequentially and failed to drive sales improvement.

    March 13, 2015

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