Evan Siddall Versus the World: A Summary of the 2020 CMHC Saga

WHEN YOU THINK OF AN INTERNET SPAT between two opposing viewpoints, you probably wouldn’t expect a crown insurance lending corporation and a few major real estate companies to be at the center of it. Then again, you also probably wouldn’t expect an unprecedented global pandemic of COVID-19’s scale, which was enough to push the Canadian Continue reading Evan Siddall Versus the World: A Summary of the 2020 CMHC Saga

Why No One is Buying into the AirBnB Pity Party

The court of public opinion is a very delicate place, and a company like AirBnB – with all of the unsubtle characters that brought it success – show just how quickly an organization can find itself on the jury’s bad side. AirBnB was founded in 2008, marketed as a discount accommodation service for cash-strapped travellers Continue reading Why No One is Buying into the AirBnB Pity Party

How Hudson’s Bay — and Canada — Is Not Immune to the U.S. Late-Cycle Retail Market

As the secular market is turning, the U.S. is locked in a “retailapocalpyse”. However, the Great North isn’t immune to these same late-cycle dynamics, as the Hudson’s Bay Company signalled this year. (Source: Can Pac Swire) The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) closures represent a contraction in its business plan after the company underwent an overly optimistic Continue reading How Hudson’s Bay — and Canada — Is Not Immune to the U.S. Late-Cycle Retail Market

Retail Optimism Gets Canadian Malls into the Holiday Spirit

Canadian malls are set to have a happy 2018 holiday season with promising retail trends. Many preliminary studies suggest that consumers plan to spend more money than last year and, while e-commerce is still expected to trend upward, shopping attitudes during the holidays are driving much-needed foot traffic back into traditional retail space. In this Continue reading Retail Optimism Gets Canadian Malls into the Holiday Spirit

Analyzing the Canadian Senior Housing Dilemma

Canada’s seniors are facing a severe housing shortage as there is an increasing number of baby boomers turning 65, coupled with a low property vacancy and supply as well as general soaring rent rates. This issue is especially magnified with Canada’s senior population since they often require properties with the care facilities and staffing that Continue reading Analyzing the Canadian Senior Housing Dilemma