Author: Mark Baltazar

What Is An Exempt Market Dealer Anyway?

Investing in securities can be a complicated process, particularly for those who are new to the private investment market. One important player in the investment process is the Exempt Market Dealer (EMD). This article provides an overview of what an Exempt Market Dealer is and how they help investors navigate this often-complex market. What is […]

Inflation – The Metric to Keep An Eye On

Few people, if any, have a proverbial ‘crystal ball’ to determine exactly what the Bank of Canada will do with interest rates in the coming months and years. What strategic investors can do is pay close attention to the influencers of Canadian monetary policy to better grasp what may happen, and plan accordingly. Our underwriting practice […]

Why Multifamily Apartment Buildings Are a Stable Investment

Multifamily continues to be real estate’s most in-demand asset class, in part due to its stability and predictability for investors. Apartment buildings have long been known for its resilience in even-changing market environments. Here is why it is so favourable among investors looking for stability in their investment portfolios. 1. Housing is in High-Demand and […]

What is a Good Cap Rate?

“What is a good cap rate?” This is one of the most common questions we get from investors that are starting their journey into the commercial multifamily investing space. While it’s a good question for an inquisitive mind, “good” is a relative term and highly dependent on the individual investor. What may be deemed “good” […]

Achieving Your Goals in 2021

With a new year upon us, the excitement of achieving bigger and better things fills many of us with excitement. The start often acts as the starting point for designing a new set of goals or updating past ones for the coming year. What have you decided to achieve in 2021 to make it your […]

Cash Flow or Equity?

Every investor has a different reason for wanting to invest in real estate. Some people look to real estate as a “passive” income stream that augments retirement pensions, savings or even supplements current income streams. Passive forms of investing are also known as hands-free investments and are well positioned for those that want to invest […]