Top Five Stories

Here's What's Trending in Our Commercial Real Estate World So Far In 2019

Through our Resource Centre, we keep our eye on the top trends in commercial real estate in Canada, seek out subject-matter experts to explore what these developments mean to you and cover the latest happenings here at Canada’s largest commercial mortgage lending company. 

Based on readership, these were the top five trending stories of Q2:

Cap Rate Update summarizes recent cap rate movements across key commercial asset classes and offers introductory thoughts on repositioning strategies to maximize property values. 


The Return of the Treasury Guy – June 10 marks Jason Ellis' first 2019 capital market commentary and he does not disappoint with insights into recent Canadian employment numbers and interest rates. 

A Lender’s Perspective on Montreal’s Commercial Real Estate Market features Michael C. Williams, the head of our Quebec team, discussing why we are bullish on investing in the city. 
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A Review of This Week’s BoC Rate Announcement – April 26 sees Andrew Masliwec, Analyst, Capital Markets at First National outline some of the reasons why the overnight rate stayed the same (as it has ever since). 
Borrower Perspective: Ed Geric and Kevin Norman of Mike Geric Construction kindly offer their assessments of the Victoria real estate market (Geric’s home base for 50 years) and the quality of First National's service levels.