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First National’s Resources & Insight Centre

First National’s Resources & Insights Centre is dedicated to delivering commercial real estate financing news and commentary that matters. In Q3, these were the stories that mattered most to our readers based on viewership.
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The Wedgbury Report examines recent trends in Canadian commercial real estate finance and reports on First National’s conventional and insured origination volumes through the first half of 2019. 

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Jeremy Wedgbury’s Key Takeaways from the Canadian Apartment Investment Conference presents a synopsis of market observations made by our Senior Vice-President, Commercial Mortgages during this annual gathering of apartment owners and developers. 

 

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Borrower Perspectives Revisited updates our 2017 profile of Chartwell Retirement Residences, the largest owner/operator of seniors’ housing in Canada with the help of Jonathan Wen, their VP Real Estate Finance and Investments. 
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Market Commentary August 16th chronicles the dramatic decline in bond yields over the past year, the shift in the credit curve and new First National 15- and 20-year commercial products. 
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Market Commentary July 18th reports on the first decline in the Bank of Canada 5-year Benchmark Qualifying Rate in over a year and spreads on several new bond issuances.  
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