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Category Archives: Insights for Business Owners

Work and the Workplace – How They Are Changing

The nature of work is evolving, and along with it, so is workplace. The workplace of the 21st century must meet the productivity and functional demands of employers and employees’ need for flexibility and choice. The ways we come together to collaborate and interact, as well as the ways we seek concentration and solitude, are …

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How to Save Time and Money on Your Next Office Build-Out

Stop me if this sounds familiar – you’ve started a home renovation project and have a good idea of how long it will take and how much it will cost; fast forward several weeks and you’re abysmally behind schedule and substantially over budget. This is the Murphy’s Law of renovations: the project will always …

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THE TENANT THAT ABSOLUTELY DID NOT WANT TO MOVE…THEN DID

There are some office markets, particularly in the west end of the GTA, that have vacancy rates approaching 25%; despite this, tenants still aren’t being offered incentives to move (reasons for this are discussed in a previous post). Over the past 5 years, landlords with significant vacancy (over 15%) have been trying to fill …

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Supply is Greater Than Demand, That Means Better Deals…Right?

  “More office space was vacated than leased across the country during the first quarter of this year, to the tune of 1.5 million square feet.” – The Globe and Mail “…weak tenant demand [has reduced] national absorption by 3.2 million square feet over the past five months.” – The Financial Post Lately, the …

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FINTRAC – WHAT IT MEANS WHEN PURCHASING A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

“The terrorist attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001, changed everything.” A familiar refrain that has come to ring true as many changes enacted since 9-11 have impacted our daily lives.  A well-known example is the need for Canadians entering the United States to have a passport; a lesser-known example is Fintrac – …

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