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

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…

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

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…

Wisdom for Leaders

“Choice is the headwater of responsibility. Responsibility yields commitment. Once they restore integrity to their core values rather than their inner critic, results always happen. It’s really quite simple.” Marc Cooper Core values shape individuals from the inside out. Behaviour is the function of structure, and as leaders, it goes back to a place…

In the Mood!

“There is loss. If you resist loss you get morose. When you accept the loss, when you experience the sadness, then you take the next breath—good. Now, what is the opportunity in front of you.” Alan Cahn  We have likely all experienced a full spectrum of feelings and emotions throughout the last three…

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

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…

A Curious Mind Inspires Possibility

“I think there’s going to be a much higher primacy placed on trust. Trusting brands. That should inform the way that we, in turn, respond to our customers. We need to respond more transparently; what happens behind the scenes has to come to the front of the house now.” Charles McKee  What…

Are You Ready for What’s Next?

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…

Your Is-ness is Our Business

Training for adversity is one thing, but when faced with the reality of adversity, how do we thrive and persevere through it? COVID-19 is impacting individuals, businesses, communities, and the economy on a global level—how are you dealing with it? How we deal with adversity is what sets champions apart, according…

Opportunity Amidst Chaos

Gary Mauris is the co-founder, president, and CEO of Dominion Lending Centres; CEO of Mortgage Centre Canada; and Chairman of Mortgage Architects. As an expert in the field, Gary has a unique perspective on mortgages and real estate markets across Canada during this global pandemic.  With concern comes opportunity—which is exactly what Gary is doing with the current COVID crisis. Gary will…

Aligning Opportunity to Grow Stronger

“Now is not a time for selling; now is a time for servicing. Reach out and build those relationships, purify your database, do something good. When you come out of this thing, if you use your time effectively, you’re going to be much stronger than so many other people. And…

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