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The 3 best real estate listings for a shut-down spring market

Monday Mar 16th, 2020

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3-Pointer  Below is a list of the 3 types of listings that will perform the best while the spring market is on pause, in the event of a shutdown comparable to Italy or Wuhan. I think that we’re currently at the onset of what seems to be an interesting shift in consumer psychology, where the attentiveness to “hot spring market” narrative is being usurped by “lockdown” +/- “DJIA limit down”… it appears the media fear mongering is... [read more]

Is Toronto's obsession with the CN tower stifling condo supply?

Monday Sep 16th, 2019

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The CN tower is Toronto's baby. It's our landmark and the face of our city. It may also have a role in Toronto's housing supply shortage by suppressing supertall development near it. I remember distinctly during my time at Cornell's CIRECC event in New York City, both of the two tallest buildings in NYC were being built. Each of the developers were at the CIRECC event as judges, and in dialogue with the 432 Park developer, I learned that their site 432 Park Avenue was going... [read more]

People vs. Property in the attention economy.

Wednesday Jul 24th, 2019

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The attention economy. We currently live in the most attention-scarce market in history. This requires people who serve products and services to that market to adapt at an accelerating pace. Things follow this rule in a variety of industries, even ones that operate on longer cycles, including politics, as we've learned.  The most epitomic illustration of this can be found in Netflix's documentary called "The Big Hack". When I look at this solely from the perspective... [read more]

Change the world, literally.

Wednesday Jul 17th, 2019

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We all want to change the world. – The Beatles. Yes, The Beatles. A meditation on property and meaning. I realized by accident that part of my obsession with real estate is rooted in the same magnetism I feel towards esoteric self-help/development culture. I think that deep down, we all have a desire to change the world. We all start with that youthful wonder that’s gradually stripped from us over the course of our existence. For most of us, rah-rah high-school spirit... [read more]

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