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The Way Forward

On June 30, 2020

The conversation around economics and the COVID-19 crisis continues, and Dr. Sherry Cooper has no shortage of insightful data and information about all things economics, interest rates, and embracing changes and opportunities. Add to that the future of housing and rental markets and how things will change with lenders and the big-six banks and you’ve got a full, robust picture of the country’s current […]


Do you know if your tenants have insurance?

On June 23, 2020

*This post is sponsored by one of REIN’s Trusted Partners, Park Insurance. To become a contributing editor or to learn about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at david@reincanada.comWe’ve all seen those news reports – shell-shocked tenants standing outside a burning building. Inevitably, most say that they did not have insurance and now must start from scratch. […]


Reducing Your Largest Cost with Virtual Staging

On June 18, 2020

One of the BIGGEST costs as a rental housing provider is vacancy. Depending on your market, vacancy can cost you 4, 8, 12 + percent of your revenue and that’s HUGE! Typically, vacancy is the difference between you being cash-flow positive or not… You need to do whatever it takes to reduce that cost and […]


Post-COVID-19 Signs Already Emerging of Increasing Foreign Demand for Canadian Real Estate as Pandemic Winds Down in China

On June 18, 2020

REIN’s Special Report: The Coronavirus’ Impact on Canadian Real Estate—Canadian real estate will see an increase in foreign demand post-COVID-19. As the pandemic winds down in China, signs of interest in overseas real estate from wealthy Chinese are already emerging. This desire to move and protect capital is amplified given concerns the yuan will weaken further, and […]


What Will the Future of Office Space Look Like in the Post-Pandemic Era?

On June 16, 2020

After an engaging exchange of emails between REIN CEO, Patrick Francey and REIN Member Christian Szpilfogel about the future of office space, we wanted to share our thoughts and hear the REIN community’s opinions on the subject.   Forty per cent of Canadians went from working in offices to working in kitchens or other rooms in their homes. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, businesses are reassessing whether employees need to return […]


Wisdom for Leaders

On June 15, 2020

Core values shape individuals from the inside out. Behaviour is the function of structure, and as leaders, it goes back to a place of self-awareness: How are you being? How are you showing up in the world? It is not about the next tactic or strategy but about who we are within each situation.  For Marc Cooper, the experiences […]


In the Mood!

On June 1, 2020

We have likely all experienced a full spectrum of feelings and emotions throughout the last three months of COVID-19. Whether you’ve been struggling, suffering, insensitive, arrogant, joyful, or stoic, the main thing is to stay present and grounded in today, according to four-time special guest Alan Cahn.  Our mood affects our acceptance of the facts, of reality. In order to work through our […]


REIN Report: Canada’s Major Housing Markets are Slumping—Except One

On May 27, 2020

Months into the pandemic, investors find themselves in greater uncertainty as real estate markets begin to plunge. This is consistent with findings of the Real Estate Investment Network’s (REIN) Real Estate Cycle Update: COVID-19 Special Report – May 2020 where we looked at provincial real estate market outlooks for the first time ever. According to […]


A Curious Mind Inspires Possibility

On May 19, 2020

What will the “new world” look like after COVID-19? What response areas and relevant streams of understanding do all businesses need to contemplate in the context of market demand and client appetite? These are questions most of us are asking ourselves as we consider what life and business will be like going forward. Ultimately, transparency and trust will […]


Are You Ready for What’s Next?

On May 13, 2020

Dave Steele is the CEO of Western Canadian Properties Group, a developer focused on working with investors in the top high growth markets in North America. Dave recently joined Patrick Francey and JG Francoeur to talk about his keynote topic for REIN’s COVID Crisis Conference: Strategies, Opportunities, Solutions.  Are you ready for what’s next? Do you […]