23 episodes

We discuss all aspects of this world of real estate from investing to economics, market conditions, human interest stories, regulations, you name it. We interview economists, top producers, government, investors, anyone with something interesting and relevant to say. Our focus is first on Alberta, then Canada, then on the world, publishing approximately every ten to twelve days. Brokerage:Century 21 Urban Realty

The Real World of Real Estate Gerald Tostowaryk

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We discuss all aspects of this world of real estate from investing to economics, market conditions, human interest stories, regulations, you name it. We interview economists, top producers, government, investors, anyone with something interesting and relevant to say. Our focus is first on Alberta, then Canada, then on the world, publishing approximately every ten to twelve days. Brokerage:Century 21 Urban Realty

    Ins and Outs of Residential Mortgages with Len Lane of Dominion Lending

    Ins and Outs of Residential Mortgages with Len Lane of Dominion Lending

    My guest Len Lane of Dominion Lending Centre Brokers for Life walks us through the complicated world of residential mortgage lending. We look at everything from qualifying to the different mortgage options available, the down payment options, government programs and much more. 
    Learn all the right things to do and the things to avoid.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    City of Edmonton Climate Resilience Programs, Grants and Strategies

    City of Edmonton Climate Resilience Programs, Grants and Strategies

    Today we delve into the City of Edmonton's climate change initiatives including programs and funding available to commercial buildings and businesses (and homeowners).
    We look at the City's strategies, areas of transformation, energy efficiency, retrofitting and touch on residential programs as well.
    We explore the numerous funding and rebate programs available to building owners and homeowners, available as well as up and coming technologies, energy codes, building design and more!

    Episode Links
    www.changeforclimate.ca
    www.edmonton.ca/climateresilience
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Avenue Living - Secondary Market Retail and The Repurposing of the Wetaskiwin Mall

    Avenue Living - Secondary Market Retail and The Repurposing of the Wetaskiwin Mall

    In today's episode, I am joined by two of the key architects of the repurposing of the Wetaskiwin Mall, Slava Fedossenko, Commercial Asset Manager with Avenue Living, and Ben Volorney, Principal with Avison Young Edmonton in the retail market.

    We discuss the events and factors in the retail marketplace over the years leading up to the Wetaskiwin Mall project, the project itself, and the changing retail environment we find ourselves in.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Evolution and Repositioning of Office Towers with Epic Investment Service and JLL Edmonton

    Evolution and Repositioning of Office Towers with Epic Investment Service and JLL Edmonton

    My guests today are Cameron Martin, Senior Leasing Manager with Epic Investment Services, and Chad Boddez, Senior Vice President with JLL Edmonton. We discuss the evolution in technology clients, including lease structures, building amenities, and growth strategies; office tower redevelopment and its impact on leasing, Epic's repositioning of 103 St. Centre and HSBC towers,  and end off with a discussion on the evolving important relationships between landlords, tenants and brokers.
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    • 47 min
    A Look at the Hospitality Retail Market with Marino Padoan of Cushman & Wakefield Edmonton

    A Look at the Hospitality Retail Market with Marino Padoan of Cushman & Wakefield Edmonton

    In this episode we take a deep dive into the world of hospitality retail including a market overview, challenges in the current economy, shopping local, the "Roaring 20s Effect," the future of the hospitality industry and we end off with a walk through a typical business/restaurant sale transaction. Come along for a fascinating discussion.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    A Detailed Look at the new Real Estate Act in Alberta

    A Detailed Look at the new Real Estate Act in Alberta

    My very first guest, Bryan Douey, Communications and Connections Manager at the Real Estate Council of Alberta returns with Patricia McLeod, QC, Chair of the Board of Directors, to discuss the new Real Estate Act in Alberta and what it means for industry practitioners and members of the public.
    Come along for a journey of discovery into the future of Alberta's real estate industry.
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    • 43 min

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