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GTA Real Estate Market Update – May 2018

May 16, 2018

The sales volume for the GTA Market was down 32.1% from April 2017, but this is does not come as a surprise.  Last year was the best April on record for home sales in the GTA, comparatively we are now in a normal market.  We will see this trend of decline in year over year sales until end of May 2018, as the GTA had the strongest ...

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Main risks, obscurities and benefits of real estate investing

May 10, 2018

Like any other investment, real estate investment includes both risks and benefits. There are a number of reasons you may decide to invest in real estate. Stable, less risky and more predictable income: compared to other types of investment, investing in real estate is far more predictable. Although the market value of your real estate may fluctuate over time, you are sitting on a less depreciable ...

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Capital Rate Report (Q1 2018) – Toronto

May 3, 2018

In early January 2018 the trend of large scale national transaction continued. According to the Capital Rate Report of the first quarter of the year published by Colliers International, roughly 42% of the PIRET portfolio is located in Ontario with an estimated value of approximately $1.28 billion. The report states that the large scale transactions lead to another record setting year in terms of total dollar ...

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Debt VS Equity Investing

April 26, 2018

As an investor you should be aware of the differences between debt and equity investing for delivery of good return. Examples of debt investment are bonds and mortgage whereas equity comes in the form of stocks. What happens in case of debt instruments is that instead of procuring commercial bank loan, the organization “borrows” from investors. Owning stock means being the owner of the organization ...

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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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