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                                                            Via Morgan Stanley's INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE INVESTING. Did you know that new green technology could boost asset values of US office buildings by as much as $35 billion. I'm curious as to what the projection would be for the Canadian market, but I'm sure it's significant. According to their recent report, sustainable technologies can cut a buildings annual expenses anywhere from 3 - 30%. "These savings can potentially add $3.5 billion-$34.9 billion2...

Enjoy this TEDTALK by Adam Grant on The Suprising Habits of Original Thinkers; How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones." I thought I would share this great TEDTALK, - get beyond...

Another informative and important report by PWC that will help you identify the strong and weak spots in our Canadian real estate market. Which asset classes are expected to best perform in 2016 and what are the emerging trends for 2016, https://www.pwc.com/ca/en/real-estate/publications/pwc-emerging-trends-in-real-estate-2016-en.pdf Photo by David Rennet Home Design...

"Accounting giant Ernst & Young published its Global Market Outlook 2016 report, peering into its crystal ball (we assume) to break down its predictions for private equity real estate. Here's a roundup of the major trends to follow through 2016."   Via Bisnow https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/commercial-real-estate/private-equity-real-estate-fund-trends-to-watch-in-2016-55600  ...

This article originally posted in July 2015 Via Eva Friede, Montreal Gazette "Griffintown is “absolutely’’ a good investment, said Mathieu Collette, research director specializing in the new condo market at Altus Group, a private research firm." https://montrealgazette.com/business/griffintown-is-a-good-investment-researcher-says?__lsa=ac51-464c    ...

Wow!! This looks promising. Leave it to Elon Musk to create another game changer. Great article from The Star on what transportation in the not too distant future can look like. https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/03/13/hyperloop-the-tube-that-promises-to-get-you-from-montreal-to-toronto-in-less-than-30-minutes.html...

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