Top Five Stories

Commercial real estate’s top trending stories of 2018


Through our Resource Centre, First National keeps its eye on the top trends in commercial real estate in Canada, seeks out subject-matter experts to explore what these developments mean to you and covers the latest happenings here at Canada’s largest commercial mortgage lending company.

Based on readership, these were the top five trending stories of the year:


Canadian Construction Commentary with Jeremy Wedgbury digs into the growth prospects for Canada’s apartment sector, rental rate trends and new financing options and discusses why some developers are switching from condo to apartment construction. 
New Quebec Platform Takes Shape introduces industry veteran Michael C. Williams, who discusses some of the fundamentals that are driving a red hot commercial real estate sector in La Belle Province.
A Lesson in Loyalty examines Dru McAuley’s 30-year track record of service to commercial borrowers and explores what it takes for a lender to create a great working relationship.
Cap Rates v2
Cap Rate Compression and What We Think About It looks at the 10-year trend in average cap rates across apartment, industrial, office and retail real estate and describes First National’s view of this development. 
Why Repositioning May Make Dollars and Sense profiles the value of employing a property turnaround strategy courtesy of a practical case study involving a 60-unit townhouse.