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HERE’S AN OFTEN-QUOTED STATISTIC: 20 per cent of businesses don’t survive in the first two years of their opening. Five years go by and that number balloons to 45 per cent. Give it ten years, and that’s 65 per cent. …


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WHEN YOU THINK OF AN INTERNET SPAT between two opposing viewpoints, you probably wouldn’t expect a crown insurance lending corporation and a few major real estate companies to be at the center of it. Then again, you also probably wouldn’t expect…


The court of public opinion is a very delicate place, and a company like AirBnB — with all of the unsubtle characters that brought it success — show just how quickly an organization can find itself on the jury’s bad side.

AirBnB was founded in 2008, marketed as a discount…


Even more valuable than the profits investors make in the stock market are the hard lessons they learn along the way… Thing is, the lessons are only valuable if they’re actually learned.

I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for a while since the year 2019 presented an interesting…


If you worked an office job many years ago and five o’clock rolled around, you would stretch, gather your things, and clock out for the day. Maybe you’d even leave a half-hour earlier if it’s a Friday. …


As the secular market is turning, the U.S. is locked in a “retailapocalpyse”. However, the Great North isn’t immune to these same late-cycle dynamics, as the Hudson’s Bay Company signalled this year. (Source: Can Pac Swire)


The Toronto housing market stands at the intersection of housing affordability and availability, with asking rents trending higher amid wages that struggle to keep up. (Photo Credit: dconvertini)


Wildfires are unpredictable, and the potential costs and damages made to economic and commercial real estate activity in these areas are equally uncertain. (Photo Credit: Project LM)

Coworking spaces are becoming so much of a driving force in the new office market that traditional office property owners can no longer ignore their popularity. Photo Credit: Steve Purkiss


Easy come, easy go: Amazon cancels plans for Long Island City — but what does this mean for the office it’s leaving behind? Photo Credit: Jeffrey Zeldman.

Stephanie Hughes

Freelance financial journalist and research writer, covering market trends, company news and industry disruptors. Follow me on Twitter: @StephHughes95

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