Edmonton Arena District: The Future of Downtown Edmonton

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Downtown Edmonton is booming, as the $2.5-billion mega-development dubbed the Edmonton Arena District (EAD) races to complete the project’s first phase in time for the 2016 NHL hockey season. Phase 1 of the project, which includes the new (and very much needed) Rogers Place arena, the Winter Garde...

International Students: Phases of Cultural Transition

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Moving to a totally new country can be a bit scary for International Students. If an individual is well equipped with the knowledge that they are not alone and most people experience this transition phase, it just reduces the anxiety. I know this for a fact as my journey in Canada began 4 years ago ...

Investing in Real Estate through the Stock Market

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Real Estate Operating Companies (REOCs) are increasingly becoming a larger part of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) index. This is occurring for several reasons, but includes an aging demographic looking for income from a relatively stable source such as rea...

A Review and Guide to Dining and Staying in Saskatoon

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I find myself frequenting Saskatoon for work regularly, staying in various hotels and eating in different restaurants while in town. Growing up in Saskatchewan we made the occasional trip to “The City” and so I was familiar with Saskatoon - the’ old Saskatoon’. Today, there are so many new a...

How Prudent Acquisitions Create Value

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More often than not, real estate investment decisions are made based on two simple considerations – an investment property’s current ability to generate a healthy return and the asset’s future potential to produce a stable yield. However, when ‘value investing’ in real estate, the logic do...

Investor Relations Plays Critical Role in Mainstreet’s Strategy

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As a publicly traded company, investor relations is an integral part of Mainstreet’s strategy. Ensuring current shareholders, prospective investors, and the analyst community are well-informed and engaged with the company is essential to maximizing value for all shareholders. Mainstreet undertakes...

Welcome to the Mainstreet Equity Corp. Canadian Apartment Blog

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We’re excited to start sharing with you the insights and expertise that Mainstreet has gained over the many years as leaders in the Western Canadian apartment industry. Our aim is to bring you both useful and fun articles, with our many audiences in mind. Whether you’re a renter, an investor,...