Different Investment Types: Pros and Cons

March 15, 2018

When thinking about your best investment options, bank products come first. Senior debt and junior debt or otherwise called second lien loans or subordinate debt are two options you may consider before you start thinking about equity financing. Here are some pros and cons of bank products and equity financing. Pros: Senior debt is the most common and the lowest cost funding, but when it comes to ...

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Canadian Top Commercial Real Estate Stories and Trends of 2017

March 7, 2018

The Canadian real estate market of 2017 made record-breaking transformations marked with heated housing sales, robust construction and retail real estate demand exceeding supply. Toronto’s housing boom peaked The average price of a GTA home increased by $100,000 in just one month! Some of the factors characterizing this trend include 22.6 percent increase in the benchmark price of a GTA home from 2016, the sales-to-new listing-ratio being 93.5 ...

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CRELA Luncheon with Hon. Minister of Finance Charles Sousa

March 6, 2018

The end of February was marked with another important event. On February 20 we had CRELA (Commercial Real Estate Lenders Association) Luncheon and had the pleasure hosting Hon. Minister of Finance Charles Sousa as well as over 80 key executives from various Lifeco's, Pension Funds, MICs, Credit Unions, banks etc. The main topic was unchanged: our two main speakers, namely Hon. Minister Charles Sousa and Managing ...

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R2 makes strides as online property investor marketplace

February 20, 2018

We are delighted to share the recently published article on R2 in RENX. The article discloses our main goals, achievements and the evolution we have undergone since launching. The founder of R2, Amar Nijjar, told about the core aspects of the success, mentioning the highly professional team the company has as well as the mandatory process each deal undergoes before being selected and published on the platform. ...

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Meet our new associate – Jay Llave

February 8, 2018

Finalizing the previous year, summarizing all that has been done and the success that has been achieved, R2 continues its way on commercial real estate market. R2 employees have always been considered to be the core asset of the company. Thanks to the experience, knowledge, the loyalty and the devotion of each employee, in only 2 years since the company was launched R2 has become a ...

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Commercial Real Estate Investing: REITs, MICs, Funds and SPV investing

December 11, 2017

In this Article we will be discussing different types of pooled investments including Private Direct Investing via Asset Specific Pools, REITs, MICs and Investment Funds. What is a Pooled Investment Vehicle in general? As its name suggests, a pooled investment vehicle (PIV), sometimes called a pooled fund, is an investment fund raised by pooling small investments from a large number of individuals. The professional management team responsible ...

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R2 Office Opening and Holiday Party

December 8, 2017

The end of November was full of positive transformations for R2. First of all, our R2 family has grown in number and now can boast of having a team of 23 professionals who are the best in their spheres. Moreover we moved to our new offices at 1 University where we held our whiskey tasting event and welcomed our dear guests. We are proud to announce that ...

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Pitch for success!

September 22, 2017

Working with large financial institutions and global real estate companies in the past, we were fortunate to have attended several courses and training work shops on presentations and pitches. Here are top 5 favourites: 1. First impression is last impression The first 30 seconds of any presentation are critical. During this brief period, your audience decides whether they will pay attention to you. If you say the ...

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Commercial Property Investing: The Basics

July 7, 2017

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) vs. other investments According to conventional wisdom your investments should include some mix of savings, stocks, bonds and real estate. While savings is liquidity defined, poor interest rates (sub 1%, anyone?) make idle cash the antithesis of “investment.” Bonds, at a return of 2 – 3%, aren’t a whole lot better. Stocks can yield high returns, but carry potential market volatility and the ...

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Why have over 2,000 investors joined R2?

June 15, 2017

Because investing with R2 is all about transparency, trust, credibility and access to high quality commercial real estate deals that have never been available to retail markets in the past...especially in a fast, quick and efficient manner using the power of technology. At R2, we believe in the deals that we put on our platform. In order to create a robust marketplace for individual and institutional ...

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