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The process each deal goes through before going live

April 19, 2018

Investment in real estate has become easier with numerous innovative platforms that connect property owners/developers with property investors. Companies like Reality Shares, R2 offer rigorous research before any deal goes live opening new dividend growth opportunities to investors and their advisers. The process normally goes through 5 steps. Step 1: Sponsor evaluation As a first step the sponsor approaches the realtor and provides real estate opportunity for capital ...

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FFCON 18 “Velocity”

April 11, 2018

On March 5-6, 2018 took place the “Velocity”- Fintech and Funding Conference in Toronto. The core of R2 Team was there to share experiences, connect, showcase and explore new partnerships. The attendees enjoyed 5 different streams of content, immersive learning and networking over 2 days, as well as 50+ speakers, among whom was the CEO and Founder of R2 Capital and Investments – Amar Nijjar. *Hovsep ...

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Market Fundamentals and Investment Trends in 2018

April 5, 2018

During 2017 a number of factors impacted Canada’s commercial real estate sector performance, among which were stronger-than-expected economic growth, energy sector stabilization, higher interest rates and retail sector uncertainty. Speaking about 2018 and looking ahead the Canadian real estate investment outlook is generally positive and sustained economic growth is expected to continue boosting performance. Among the most prevailing trends that influence all aspects of commercial real estate ...

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Canada’s CRE market continues setting records year by year

March 27, 2018

Canada was one of the four countries in the world to set record in commercial real estate market in 2017 and continues doing so. According to CBRE the country recorded $43.1 billion in investment and that amount can potentially surpass in 2018. The rents are also expected to rise in the upcoming year. If we consider 2016’s record of 34.7 billion, we will see the ...

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2018- A Good Year For Commercial Real Estate (CRE)

March 20, 2018

Will the commercial real estate boom in 2018? There are two sets of factors affecting the answer to this fundamental question – factors to curb commercial real estate and factors to boost commercial real estate. Factors to curb Foreign buyers taxed: Vancouver and Toronto introduced foreign buyer tax to curb the overseas demand for Canadian real estate. This somehow affected the market as sales and prices fell ...

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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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