Madeleine Nicholls

CRE is a female-friendly career option

RENX, March 7, 2022

Madeleine Nicholls has been in the commercial real estate business for more than 20 years and the Vancouver managing director for Colliers International is surprised more women aren’t picking up on the female-friendly aspects of the job.

A commission sales job may not have the stability of a 9-to-5 salaried position, but it has its advantages for young women who are thinking of starting families and who are looking for a high-paying profession that offers them options. READ MORE >>

Hamilton airport attracts flurry of industrial sales, development

Hamilton airport attracts flurry of industrial sales, development

Steve McLean, RENX, March 1, 2022

Pictured: A 55-acre industrial development site at 9555 Airport Rd. in Hamilton, acquired by Hopewell and Nicola Wealth. (Courtesy Hopewell)

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport has grown to become one of Canada’s largest airports for domestic air-cargo distribution, and developers, investors and users are scooping up nearby land for logistics and fulfillment centres.

“It speaks to what’s happened with industrial lands in Southwestern Ontario as well as Hamilton more specifically,” Joe Benninger, vice-president with CBRE’s Southern Ontario investment team, told RENX. “Hamilton was a tough place to sell land three or four years ago. READ MORE >>

CRE a hot investment sector, senior execs agree at RealCapital

CRE a hot investment sector, senior execs agree at RealCapital

STEVE MCLEAN, RENX, MARCH 3, 2022

(pictured: Adam Paul, president and CEO of First Capital REIT.)

A record amount of capital is available for commercial real estate investment, senior industry executives agreed during the closing panel at the virtual RealCapital conference on March 2.

The panelists provided insights on recent CRE performance and views on what to expect during the coming year, and the availability of capital was a central theme. READ MORE >>