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  • Invest in Commercial Real Estate with your RRSPs and TFSAs

    The search of better returns for RRSPs has always been a challenge but in 2017 Equium launched commercial real estate investments through exempt market registered funds. Now you can use your RRSP funds to buy multifamily buildings, invest in mortgages, build commercial developments and have access to returns that were only accessible to institutional investors.

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    Sustainable Urban Renewal Development in Ogden with Legal Secondary Suite

    This is what a $200K renovation looks like on a 1000 sqft bungalow, now valued at 90K more than the total cost by the bank’s appraiser.


    Click on the photo below to see the full transformation

    The Most Rigorous of the Awards Standards – BOMA Earth Award

    BOMA Calgary fetes TOBY Award winners
    Commercial real estate professionals gathered in Calgary for the TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards, held on May 12, 2016, at the Westin.

    The Building Owners and Managers Association of Calgary (BOMA Calgary) celebrates industry leaders responsible for high performing buildings in the city.

    “The TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognize the impressive achievements of commercial real estate professionals in Calgary and southern Alberta,” said Lloyd Suchet, executive director of BOMA Calgary. “Each award recipient has truly demonstrated excellence in their category, and has served to raise the standards of our industry.”

    The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards recognize all facets of a building’s operation, along with its management. The 2016 winners are:

    Medical Building, East Calgary Health Centre, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP.
    Historical Building, Lougheed House, Alberta Infrastructure.
    Retail Building, Westhills Towne Centre, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.
    Industrial Building, Foothills VII, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.
    Under 100,000 square feet, Quarry Park Professional, Artis REIT.
    100,000 – 249, 999 square feet, Plaza 1000, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.
    250,000 – 499,999 square feet, Intact Place, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP.
    More than 1 million square feet, Eighth Ave Place, Hines Canada Management.

    The Earth Award, which BOMA Calgary refers to as “the most rigorous of the awards standards,” was given to 639 5 Ave SW, Equium Group. Meanwhile, the Pinnacle Award for Innovation was given to ENMAX Energy for their District Energy Centre.

    Throughout the evening, specific teams were recognized for their expertise. This year’s Property Management Team of the Year award went to Bow Valley Square, Oxford Properties Group, while the Building Operations Team of the Year award went to Keynote One Office Tower, Triovest Realty Advisors.

    Individual awards were also handed out. Matthew Topolovich of Aspen Property Management won the Building Operator of the Year award, while Tanya Marsh, property manager with Cadillac Fairview was given the Malcolm Bryce Award, which pays homage to the spirit of volunteerism, and acknowledges the contributions of BOMA Calgary’s volunteers.


    Boma Best Gold Award


    Congratulations Jonathan Lachance, Young Alumnus of the Year

    Congratulations to Equium’s Commercial General Manager Jonathan Lachance for being honoured as Young Alumnus of the Year by Concordia University

    Young Alumnus of the Year

    Jonathan Lachance, BAdmin 11, is the general manager of Equium Inc. in Calgary, where he oversees the management of a $200 million real estate portfolio across Alberta. He is an award-winning environmental steward within the real estate industry. Lachance is actively involved in affordable housing development and community engagement through a furniture recycling program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.