Appraisal:

Professional valuation services:

  • Most sales and virtually all financings require third party appraisal services

  • Assessment appeals

  • Provincial assessment authorities

Asset Management: 

Purchase, sale and repositioning decisions regarding commercial real estate assets for a portfolio investor such as a pension fund

  • Pension funds invest globally and increasingly in commercial real estate assets

Commercial Brokerage:

The sale of or a lease of commercial real estate is usually facilitated by an intermediary who charges a fee (office, industrial, retail, multi-family)

  • Investment sales

  • Leasing

    • Tenant representative (working with tenants, often retailers, to find suitable space for expansion)

    • Landlord representative working with owners of existing buildings or new developments to find tenant

 

Consulting:

Including but not limited to accounting firms, market research firms and real estate consulting firms: 

  • Utilizing market analysis, financial analysis, third party services for a developers, investors, government sector – opportunity to use big data to better understand local real estate markets (e.g., who shops where)​​

 

Corporate Real Estate:

Managing the real estate held by a corporation to support its core business:

  • Research suggests that up to 40% of a corporations balance sheet may be in real estate assets

Development:

Improving land for higher and better use through feasibility analysis and project management

  • Land development involves converting undeveloped land to subdivided land for commercial, residential and public uses and the construction of related infrastructure

  • Vertical development involves the construction of residential, commercial or mixed use structures

Property Management:

Managing a rental property for its owner(s):

  • Conducted in house for investors or on a fee basis for third party managers 

 

Private Investment:

With experience and savings to build your own portfolio

Public Sector Real Estate:

National, regional or local government planning departments, economic development entities, development of public policy, CMHC, etc. 

  • Research, analysis and implementation of urban and rural public policy at the local, regional, provincial and national levels

 

Realtor:

Engaged in representing buyers or sellers in the residential market, sometimes investment sales and leasing

Real Estate Finance:

Banks, credit unions, insurance companies, private lenders, brokers, Bay Street  (MBS and CMBS)

  • Permanent lending, construction lending, equity (funds)

  • Mortgage Brokerage (intermediaries)

Real Estate Marketing:

Managing the sales side of the property business (e.g., condominium sales)

Real Estate and Technology:

Working at the nexus among telecom, big data, smart cities and real estate

Relocation Services:

Relocating people or businesses to a different region or country

Retail Real Estate:

Identifying, leasing and building out new locations for retailers​​​​​​