The Impact of Government Policies on Canada’s Housing Market with John Baird at Bennett Jones
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
1d ago
In this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Aaron and Adam interview John Baird, a retired politician and the ex-foreign Minister of Canada. John is currently a senior advisor at Bennett Jones and Eurasia Group. Join us as we delve into John’s career in politics, discussing his inspiration, challenges, and thoughts on the current state of the Canadian economy. John shares his concerns about low productivity, lack of innovation, and high debt levels, as well as his views on Canada’s relationship with the US and other countries. Don’t miss John’s insights and priorities for the ..read more
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Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis with Collaboration and Support: Insights from Randy Gladman of Colliers
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
1d ago
In this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Aaron and Adam interview Randy Gladman, Senior Vice President, National Lead, and Development Advisory at Colliers. Join us as we discuss the challenges and opportunities in real estate development. We cover the need for more affordable housing in Toronto and Vancouver, the difficulties developers face in getting projects approved, and the negative perception of developers. Discover how collaboration between developers and the Government can help address the affordability crisis and meet the rising demand for affordable housing. Topi ..read more
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Filling the Demand Data Gap in Commercial Real Estate with Sarah Segal of simplydbs
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
1w ago
In this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Aaron and Adam interview Sarah Segal, CEO of simplydbs, a company that empowers CRE decision-makers with resident and user data. The company is a trusted third-party feedback platform for commercial real estate.  Join us as Sarah explains how their products, such as “Shape Your Space,” improve property operations and amenities through resident feedback. She also highlights the positive impact of customer feedback on improving satisfaction and discusses the importance of educating residents about new technology like Wi-Fi thermos ..read more
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Challenges and Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate in Western Canada with Paul Chaput of IPA
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
2w ago
In this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Aaron and Adam interview Paul Chaput, Senior Vice President at Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a company specialising in commercial real estate investment and sales, capital markets, and market research. Join us as we discuss the buyer-seller market in Alberta and Western Canada, including the impact of COVID-19, changing interest rates, and the influx of people moving to Alberta on demand and commercial real estate prices. We also delve into the differences between the Calgary and Edmonton markets, the profile of buyers and s ..read more
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Addressing the Housing Crisis in British Columbia: Insights from Anne McMullin of Urban Development Institute
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
3w ago
In this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Aaron and Adam interview Anne McMullin, President and CEO of the Urban Development Institute (UDI), a non-partisan and non-profit association for real estate advocacy to pave the way for tomorrow’s cities. Topics covered include: Introduction and Background of Anne McMullin Purpose and Mission of UDI  Importance of Increasing Housing Supply in BC Recent Legislation and Progress Impact of Housing Crisis on Industrial and Commercial Real Estate Excitement about Upcoming Legislation and Collaboration More about our guest… “The mo ..read more
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The Changing Landscape of Real Estate Ownership in Canada: Insights from Avtar Bains, President of Premise Properties
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
1M ago
In this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Aaron and Adam interview Avtar Bains, President of Premise Properties. Topics covered include: Starting in the real estate industry and falling in love with it Early career challenges Importance of relationships and value addition for clients Changing landscape of real estate ownership in Canada A decision to focus on a family real estate portfolio Investment strategy across different asset classes Importance of positive cash flow and market potential Predicting the next real estate cycle More about our guest… Avtar founded Premise ..read more
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Accountability and Issue-Solving Sessions in EOS Implementation
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
1M ago
In this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Aaron and Adam interview Julian Schonfeldt, CIO at CAPREIT.  Topics covered include: Introduction to Julian Schonfeldt  Discussion on CAPREIT’s data-driven investment approach Explanation of CAPREIT’s ESG commitment and its focus on energy-efficient buildings Exploring CAPREIT’s fiduciary and social obligations The concept of positive leverage and its relation to CAPREIT’s acquisition strategy The challenges of managing properties and reputation management More about our guest… Julian Schonfeldt joined CAPREIT in 2022 and ..read more
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Filling the Equity Gap: Nonprofits and the Rental Protection Fund with Katie Maslechko
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
1M ago
In this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Aaron and Adam interview Katie Maslechko, the CEO of the Rental Protection Fund.  Topics covered include: Introduction to the Rental Protection Fund and its goals Funding and support for nonprofits and co-ops Early success and partnerships Potential federal government support Challenges with existing federal programs and the need for tailored solutions Benefits of engaging with a fund as a broker or vendor More about our guest… Katie is an award-winning real estate professional with a decade of senior leadership experience. Sh ..read more
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The Winning Real Estate Game Plan for 2024 with David Ward of Canadian Urban
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
2M ago
On this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Adam Powadiuk and Aaron Cameron speak with David Ward, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Canadian Urban. Topics covered include: How Canadian Urban manages $1.2 Billion and consistently ranks #1 Why rental rates are set to skyrocket Overcoming today’s fundraising struggles and landing big investors How ESG became the main focus for real estate investment Where to find the best real estate opportunities in 2024 More about our guest… David brings over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate to his role ..read more
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Interest Rates VS Rental Market: Who Wins? With Andrew Joyner of Tricon Residential
Commercial Real Estate Podcast
by First National
2M ago
On this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, hosts Adam Powadiuk and Aaron Cameron speak with Andrew Joyner, Managing Director for Head of Multi-Family at Tricon Residential. Topics covered include: The effects of interest rates on apartment buildings Challenges and opportunities for rental housing developers How to survive the housing market rollercoaster Rate cuts, liquidity, and the future of real estate More about our guest… Andrew leads Tricon Residential’s Canadian multi-family rental platform, where he designs and implements strategy, sources investment opportunities, and ov ..read more
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