All posts tagged “developer

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Cost-plus pricing

Today, Urbanation released its Q4-2018 market highlights report for the Greater Toronto Area.  The general media will pick up these numbers and tell you that there’s been a precipitous decline in the number of new condominium sales. But the reality is that 20,028 units were… Read More

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Limits of housing affordability

The San Francisco Chronicle recently published an article called, “SF residential projects languish as rising costs force developers to cash out.” It talks about the impact that rising costs (both construction and other) are having on new housing supply. Some developers aren’t building even though may… Read More

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It Will Never Work

On March 31, RIBA North (Royal Institute of British Architects North) in Liverpool will be opening the doors on a new exhibition that explores 25 years of award winning work by the developer and self-described “regenerator”, Urban Splash. I love the name of the exhibition.… Read More

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Screw Toronto

Hamilton, Ontario is on the rise. It’s no secret.  In fact, Toronto Life just ran a piece called The New Hamiltonians, where it profiled ex-Torontonians who have made the move west for more affordable housing and a higher quality of life. What stands out for… Read More

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Big bad developer

I just stumbled upon an older (2014) article by Oliver Wainwright in the Guardian called, The truth about property developers: how they are exploiting authorities and ruining our cities. In case the title didn’t give it away, it’s a scathing article about the current state… Read More

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Harry Macklowe, 80

For those of you interested in real estate development (and architecture), the New York Times recently published an article about New York developer Harry Macklowe.  At 80 years old, he has been in the business for almost 60 years and he has what some might… Read More