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Recognizing real estate investment opportunities and creating value

In a little less than two years, Inside Edge Properties and Tallis Realty have combined to become a real force within the real estate sector in Ottawa. And they are […]

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Building the Future, Protecting the Past

You can redevelop a site with heritage value into something that satisfies both investors and those who seek to protect its heritage.   “Adaptive reuse capacity.” In the land-development business, […]

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We have the product, now let’s sell it

  Nina Kressler nailed it.   Interviewed by the Ottawa Business Journal just a few weeks ago, the Shaw Centre’s new CEO was quoted as saying, “Despite its obvious strengths […]

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Is it finally time for a downtown truck tunnel?

The province of Ontario is already kicking in $1B for the LRT in Ottawa, so money won’t be easy to find. But we have to find a solution soon because […]

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Office Buildings of the Future (Part 2/2)

Like people, businesses function in a variety of cultures, usually influenced by a combination of corporate values and what others in their industries or sectors are doing. Some businesses operate […]

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Should you hire a property management company?

There are lots of reasons to hire a commercial property manager. Here are the top seven. If you have ever owned a commercial property—whether it’s an office building, an apartment […]

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Office Space of the Future (Part 1/2)

Office space has evolved alongside technology, culture and our attitude towards the division of work and life. Where traditionally we were expected to maintain a “work/life balance”, the two are […]

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An open letter to Eugene Melnyk, community builder and owner of the Ottawa Senators

Dear Mr. Melnyk, LeBreton Flats, once a bustling neighbourhood, complete with residential housing and lively taverns, has stood largely empty for many years now, an unfinished project packed with potential. […]

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Inside Edge Properties adds full-service brokerage division

Tallis Realty will deal with leasing opportunities within Inside Edge Properties' extensive real estate portfolio. To ensure the best possible service for our clients, we are pleased to announce today [...]
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A changing market and climbing vacancy rates have given tenants the upper hand.

Offering tenants smart, aggressively priced deals can still result in a win–win for all parties. A few months back, the Ottawa Business Journal reported on the changing landscape of the […]

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Would you marry your landlord?

A friend of mine walked into my office yesterday, plunked himself down in a chair and blurted out, My lease is up! Finally! Uh, problem with your landlord, Mike? I’ll say! […]

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A New Year’s resolution for the busy professional

According to research just published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, “losing weight” is the most popular New Year’s resolution, year in and year out. “Getting organized,” “spending less,” “enjoying […]