Aug 24 2021

‘Equitable and free of barriers’: Canada’s first gold-level certified accessible clinic opens its doors

With almost one in five Canadians living with a disability, accessibility and equitable treatment were top of mind for Adarsh Rao and Pinder Sahota, specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), when they went searching for a clini

Mar 08 2021

Downtown Toronto Office 2020 Real Estate Recap

Recent news articles would make you think that the sky was falling, and for many people it is.  For instance, in this moment I wouldn’t want to be a retail tenant, mall owner, Airbnb owner, coworking space, or a business without liquidity,

Apr 23 2020

How Commercial Real Estate Brokers And Office Users Will Adapt To The New Future

Here in Ontario, we’ve recently learned that physical distancing protocols may be extended for another three months, or possibly longer. Even then, it’s possible that people will want to keep their distance until the threat of c

Mar 20 2020

What to do with your commercial lease during COVID19

     Being a broker of record and fortunate enough to manage a brokerage team of leasing experts, allows me to review about a hundred leases a year. I humbly own real estate with both retail and office tenants, and this advice stems fr

Feb 25 2020

Creating Privacy in Open Plan Offices

Businesses have begun to realize that their employees are happier and more productive in an open workspace that provides flexibility and alternative options to stay engaged and constructive. Therefore, office design has drastically changed over the p

Feb 10 2020

The Hoopla Behind Co Living

     As the local partner of a global co-living community, I spend a portion of my day scanning the news for headlines related to the topic of co-living, analyzing how it affects the communities we live in and what it means for people

Feb 10 2020

How Toronto’s Tech Boom is affecting the Real Estate Landscape

     Toronto has emerged as a global destination for technology and in turn has seen a massive investment boom (Forbes). Household brands such as Microsoft, Twitter, Uber, Google and Netflix are setting up shop or expanding here, attra

Nov 19 2019

The Reinvention of Yonge and St Clair

     As Toronto expands its edges, the Yonge and St. Clair corridor has garnered a reputation of being an in-between kind of neighbourhood that is safe and quiet, but still genuinely urban. With Slate Asset Management coming into a uni

Oct 29 2019

The History of the Automotive Industry in Toronto

You know those car guys and girls. Those people who have a burning passion for cars, bikes, and just about anything with a motor that moves. I am one of those people - driving an old steel body XJR with a baby seat in the back. Growing up in Toronto,

Oct 01 2019

Basic Space Planning and Office Design

When it comes to designing an office space, the question I am asked most frequently is, “How do you envision the space in such a way?” Let me share with you, the three key philosophies that can help us break down the design process:

Sep 04 2019

Flex Space Is The Solution to the Ever Increasing Demand for Office Space in Toronto

The current trend of office users moving away from their traditional downtown office spaces may seem like a newly sprouted movement. On one hand, we can see the demand for space in the downtown core of Toronto is just as hot as it was durin

Sep 04 2019

5 Small Steps to a More Sustainable Office

Whether we believe that climate change is a real phenomenon or not, we know as a fact that we only have one planet earth. Having said that, why aren’t we all being more proactive about it and incorporating that thought into our daily habit

Aug 15 2019

Five Office Leasing Trends in the Downtown Toronto Real Estate Market

Toronto continues to be among the best cities in the world to live in, and has earned this reputation for many different reasons. Toronto is home to Canada's top sports teams, entertainment, art and key business opportunities, not to mention its

Aug 15 2019

The Terminal

The 1920s in Toronto was a time for Jazz, prosperity, raw material exports were up, unemployment was down, and we were well on the path of recovery from the first World War. Toronto was rumoured to be one of exporters to the United States for al