May 12, 2014
Land Development Conference in Toronto
Transaction Activity In The GTA Land Market: What Bellwether Deals Have Been Done?
Looking through the lens of the transaction they have been involved in, John Fox, a partner in our Real Estate Group, moderated a panel of industry experts as they laid out the trends they are seeing in the industry and how it will impact urban development. The impact of the zoning process on transactions, the impact of transit, and good old fashioned prognostication were all discussed. The Group foresees continued activity in the core of Toronto. but sound the alarm for Vendors, warning that the days of overpricing a property and still attracting a good response, are over.
What is actually happening in the Condominium Market in GTA
Leor Margulies, a partner in our Real Estate Group, moderated a lively panel, including Jeanhy Shim of Housing Lab Toronto, Peter Freed of Freed Developments, Shaun Hillebrand of Urbanation and Mark Reeve of Urban Capital. Topics ranged from the investor market, new ownership vehicles, the legacy of small units and a host of other interesting topics. The panelists agreed that the one thing that keeps them up at night, other than young children in Peter Freed's case, is development charges. No surprise there!