Turning insurance into a relationship business

Dana Bouwman of Insight Insurance and Risk Management in Edmonton talks about how to build and sustain a client list

Turning insurance into a relationship businessDana Bouwman is account executive at Insight Insurance & Risk Management in Edmonton. Tell me a little bit about what you do? How and why did you get involved in this career? Bouwman: I facilitate liability and property insurance programs for mid-sized companies. Specifically, I focus on construction, manufacturing, and tech companies that have $10-plus-million…

Couche-Tard invests millions in cannabis company Fire & Flower

The Edmonton-based cannabis company said the initial $26-million investment accelerates its pace of growth

Couche-Tard invests millions in cannabis company Fire & Flower  Convenience store operator Couche-Tard plans to make a significant investment in Edmonton-based cannabis company Fire & Flower. Couche-Tard’s initial investment is for 9.9 per cent equity in Fire & Flower for close to $26 million, with potential to increase that stake in the near future to 50.1 per cent for more than $380 million. “Fire…

Alberta cities lack tech talent of other major North American markets

Toronto ranked third, Vancouver 12th, Montreal 13th and Ottawa 19th in top-50 list: CBRE report

Alberta cities lack tech talent of other major North American marketsAs Calgary and Edmonton try to establish a significant tech industry in Alberta, a report released on Thursday by commercial real estate firm CBRE indicates just how far behind Alberta is when it comes to tech talent. Neither Alberta city made it to the top 50 list in North America for tech talent. But both…

Calgary, Edmonton housing markets classified as balanced

Zoocasa report says Canadian real estate is creeping closer to a sellers’ market

Calgary, Edmonton housing markets classified as balancedCalgary and Edmonton have among the lowest rates in the country when it comes to sales-to-new-listings ratios for selling homes, according to Zoocasa, a real estate website providing online advanced search tools and data for consumer. On Thursday, the company released a report ranking the major housing markets across Canada by their ratios. Those ratios…

Calgary, Edmonton housing inventory up, prices down

Canadian Real Estate Association report says pricing will likely remain weak until demand and supply return to better balance

Calgary, Edmonton housing inventory up, prices downAcross the Prairies, MLS residential supply remains elevated relative to sales and home prices remain below year-ago levels, according to a report released on Monday by the Canadian Real Estate Association. The report said the benchmark price in Calgary fell in June to $416,400. That was down 4.03 per cent from a year ago. Edmonton’s…

Multi-family housing starts soar in Calgary and Edmonton

Multi-family housing starts soar in Calgary and EdmontonBoth the Calgary and Edmonton regions experienced a significant annual gain in the number of multi-family housing starts in June, according to a report released Tuesday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. But the single-detached market struggled. In the Calgary census metropolitan area, single-detached starts of 310 were down 14 per cent from a year…

Calgary and Edmonton among top 5 moving destinations

U-Haul says Toronto was ranked first overall, followed by Calgary, Montreal, Edmonton and Ottawa

Calgary and Edmonton among top 5 moving destinationsCalgary and Edmonton are both rated in the top five destinations in Canada for people moving there in the past year using a U-Haul truck. The company released its rankings on Friday. They’re based on the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. Toronto was ranked first…

Calgary, Edmonton lead country in home sales price declines

Index tracks observed or registered home prices using data collected from public land registries

Calgary, Edmonton lead country in home sales price declinesCalgary and Edmonton have experienced the biggest declines in repeat home sale prices from their peaks, according to a national report released on Wednesday. The Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index said prices in Calgary in May were down 7.02 per cent from their peak in October 2014, while prices in Edmonton have fallen…
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