Top Five Stories

Stay connected to stories that matter with First National’s Resources & Insight Centre

First National’s Resources & Insight Centre delivers commercial real estate financing news and commentary that matters. In 2019, these were the stories that mattered most to our readers based on viewership.

All You Need to Know About AML features an interview with our Commercial Compliance Manager who itemizes the key documents borrowers are required to produce to meet anti-money laundering rules and explains how First National is working to streamline the AML process. 

Cap Rate Update first appeared in 2018 and was updated in the spring of 2019 based on market data showing that capitalization rate compression has continued in apartment and industrial property sectors, meaning owners may be well advised to consider strategies such as repositioning. 
Borrower Perspectives is an insightful profile of Southwest Properties, one of Atlantic Canada’s leading property owner/managers and a valued First National client, told through the eyes of Jim Spatz, Chairman & CEO and Paul Murphy, Chief Financial Officer. 
Cap Rates v2
The Wedgbury Report, published in September 2019, takes a critical look at what property markets are hot (and not) and what’s driving financing trends in Canada with insights provided by our very own Jeremy Wedgbury, Senior Vice President, Commercial Mortgages. 
First National’s New $200 Million Bond Deals Adds Strength Where It Counts reports on the November 2019 completion of our second ever unsecured note issuance, which provides another source of reliable 5-year funding and ensures continuity of capital to support our NHA MBS and CMB business.  
If you have a feature story idea for our editors, please contact your First National representative